Crosby Guides Penguins past Capitals, NHL Roundup


Published on March 11 2014 6:19 am
Last Updated on March 11 2014 6:19 am
Written by Millie Lange

Penguins Hold Off Capitals

(Washington, DC) -- Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists as the Penguins held on late for a 3-2 win over the Capitals at Verizon Center. Pittsburgh had to fight off a late Washington power play to win the first end of the home-and-home set, which concludes Tuesday in the Steel City. Chris Kunitz scored twice for the Pens while Jeff Zatkoff made 31 saves. Pittsburgh has won three out of four. Eric Fehr and Nicklas Backstrom each lit the lamp for Washington in defeat. Jaroslav Halak stopped 17 shots as the Caps lost their fourth in five games.


Predators Clip Senators In OT

(Ottawa, Ontario) -- Seth Jones lit the lamp in overtime with his sixth goal of the year, sending the Predators to a 4-3 win over the Senators in Ottawa.  The Sens had stormed back with three goals in the third period to tie the game. Nick Spaling, Craig Smith and Eric Nystrom built Nashville's lead in the second period. Pekka Rinne stopped 34 shots for the Preds, who had lost four straight. Jared Cowen, Marc Methot and Jason Spezza all got Ottawa back in the contest. Craig Anderson gave up three goals on 29 shots before giving way to Robin Lehner. The Sens have dropped three out of four.


Coyotes Clip Bolts In Shootout

(Tampa, FL) -- Radim Vrbata scored the lone goal of the shootout as the Coyotes clipped the Lightning 4-3 at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Brandon McMillan scored in the second period, while Martin Erat and Mikkel Boedker both lit the lamp in the third for Phoenix, which has won three-of-four. Mike Smith made 28 saves plus stopped all three shootout attempts.  Ondrej Palat scored twice, including the game-tying tally with just 37.2-seconds left in regulation. Tyler Johnson had shorthanded goal in the first period for the Bolts, who have lost a season-high five straight. Ben Bishop stopped 17 shots in defeat.


Stars-Blue Jackets Game Postponed When Player Collapses

(Dallas, TX) -- Monday's game between the Dallas Stars and the Columbus Blue Jackets is being postponed due to a player collapsing. The NHL announced the decision about 40 minutes after Rich Peverley suffered some type of medical situation on the Stars bench. Stars players immediately got the attention of referees by banging their sticks and yelling to get play stopped. The Dallas Stars say he was conscious as he was taken to the hospital. The 31-year-old was diagnosed with a heart condition at the beginning of the season, causing him to miss three weeks of training camp and one game.  He also missed last week's game due to being unable to travel. The Stars trail the Blue Jackets 1-0 in the first. No word when the game will be finished.


Avalanche Ground Jets In OT

(Denver, CO) -- Matt Duchene found the back of the net in overtime to lift the Avalanche in a 3-2 win over the Jets at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Andre Benoit and John Mitchell also scored for the Avs, who have won five out of six. Semyon Varlamov turned away 33 shots from Colorado's net. Dustin Byfuglien had both goals for Winnipeg, which has lost four straight. Al Montoya made 31 saves for the Jets in defeat.


Kings Clip Flames In Calgary

(Calgary, Alberta) -- Anze Kopitar's third-period goal held up as the Kings clipped the Flames 3-2 in Calgary. Justin Williams and Trevor Lewis also lit the lamp for Los Angeles, which has won eight straight after losing nine-of-10. Martin Jones made 24 saves in the victory. Mike Cammalleri and Brian McGrattan scored just over two minutes apart late in the third period for the Flames, who have lost two in-a-row. Joni Ortio allowed all three goals on 23 shots in the setback.


Islanders Explode In Third To Trash Canucks

(Vancouver, British Columbia) -- The Islanders exploded for seven goals in the third period to earn a 7-4 win over the Canucks at Rogers Arena. New York trailed 3-0 heading into the final period. Josh Bailey, Anders Lee and Frans Nielsen each ended with a goal and assist for the Isles, who had lost four of five. Cal Clutterbuck, Calvin de Haan, Matt Martin and Ryan Strome also scored while Evgeni Nabokov stopped 20 shots.  Goals by Chris Higgins, Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler gave Vancouver the early lead. Chris Tanev also scored while Eddie Lack allowed six goals on 27 shots for the Canucks, who have lost 12 out of 14 games.


Blues Host Stars Tonight

(St. Louis, MO) -- The Blues host the Stars tonight at Scottrade Center. The Stars come in with heavy hearts after last night's game with the Blue Jackets was postponed when center Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench. The Blues beat the Wild Sunday in a shootout. The puck drops at 7:00.


Blackhawks Battle Avalanche Wednesday

(Denver, CO) -- The Blackhawks will face the Avalanche Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Chicago edged Buffalo on Sunday for its third win in four games. The 'Hawks are one point up on the Avs for second place in the Central after Colorado beat the Jets last night in OT.


Monday, March 10 Scoreboard


Pittsburgh Penguins 3, Washington Capitals 2

Nashville Predators 4, Ottawa Senators 3 (OT)

Phoenix Coyotes 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (SO)

Columbus Blue Jackets at Dallas Stars  (PPD)

Colorado Avalanche 3, Winnipeg Jets 2 (OT)

Los Angeles Kings 3, Calgary Flames 2

New York Islanders 7, Vancouver Canucks 4

Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Anaheim Ducks 1


Tuesday, March 11 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:00 p. m. - Nashville Predators at Buffalo Sabres

6:00 p. m. - New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers

6:00 p. m. - New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes

6:00 p. m. - Detroit Red Wings at Columbus Blue Jackets

6:30 p. m. - Phoenix Coyotes at Florida Panthers

6:30 p. m. - Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins

7:00 p. m. - Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues

7:00 p. m. - Edmonton Oilers at Minnesota Wild

9:30 p. m. - Toronto Maple Leafs at San Jose Sharks