Weber Leads Predators Past Sabres, NHL Roundup


Published on March 12 2014 6:24 am
Last Updated on March 12 2014 6:24 am
Written by Millie Lange

Predators Down Sabres

(Buffalo, NY) -- Nashville captain Shea Weber had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators in a 4-1 victory over the Sabres in Buffalo. Nick Spaling and Craig Smith also had a goal and assist while Paul Gaustad found the back of the net for the Preds. Carter Hutton turned away 24 shots for Nashville, which has won two straight since a four-game slide. Drew Stafford had the lone goal for the Sabres in defeat. Jhonas Enroth made 20 saves as Buffalo lost its third straight.

Devils Edge Flyers In Philly

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Jaromir Jagr scored the go-ahead goal 7:42 into the third period as the Devils edged the Flyers 2-1 at the Wells Fargo Center. Jagr also assisted on Travis Zajac's first period tally for New Jersey, which has won two in-a-row and five of its last seven overall. Tuomo Ruutu added two assists and Martin Brodeur made 30 saves in the victory. Nicklas Grossman scored the lone goal for the Flyers, who have lost two straight since a three-game winning streak. Steve Mason stopped 24 of the 26 shots he faced in defeat.

Hurricanes Blow Past Rangers

(Raleigh, NC) -- Jordan Staal had a goal and assist to lead the Hurricanes to a 3-1 win over the Rangers at PNC Arena. Jiri Tlusty also had a goal and assist while Elias Lindholm tacked on an insurance goal in the third for Carolina. Cam Ward stopped 24 shots for the 'Canes, who had lost seven out of eight. Kevin Klein had the lone tally for New York, which saw a two-game win streak end. Henrik Lundqvist turned back 32 shots in defeat.

Blue Jackets Dump Red Wings

(Columbus, OH) -- The Blue Jackets scored three goals in the third period to break a 1-1 tie and pick up a huge, 4-1, win over the Red Wings at Nationwide Arena. Columbus has 73 points, while Detroit sits at 71 as the two teams fight it out for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Boone Jenner, Brandon Dubinsky and Derek MacKenzie tallied in the final period for the Jackets. Sergei Bobrovsky turned away 39-of-40 shots. Danny DeKeyser scored the Red Wings' loan goal. Petr Mrazek allowed four goals on 37 shots in the loss.

Coyotes Cruise Past Panthers

(Sunrise, FL) -- Radim Vrbata tallied a goal and two assists as the Coyotes cruised past the Panthers 3-1 at the BB&T Center. Mike Ribeiro and Oliver Ekman-Larsson also lit the lamp for Phoenix, which has won four of its last five games. Mike Smith made 31 saves in the victory. Brandon Pirri scored the lone goal for the Panthers, who have dropped seven-of-nine. Roberto Luongo allowed three goals on 26 shots in the setback.

Penguins Blank Caps, Sweep Home-And-Home

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 32 shots he faced as the Penguins notched a 2-0 win over the Capitals in Pittsburgh. It's Fleury's fifth shutout of the season and 28th of his career. The Pens swept the home-and-home set from the Caps after winning 3-2 in Washington on Monday. Jussi Jokinen scored late in the first period while captain Sidney Crosby tacked on another in the third as Pittsburgh collected its fourth win in five games. The Pens have beaten the Capitals eight straight times, marking the longest streak in team history. Jaroslav Halak turned away 32 shots in defeat for the Caps, who have lost five out of six overall.

Blackhawks Face Avalanche Tonight

(Denver, CO) -- The Blackhawks are in Denver to clash with the Avalanche tonight from the Pepsi Center. Chicago beat Buffalo on Sunday and sits five points back of the Blues in the Central. Colorado is one point behind the 'Hawks. The puck drops tonight at 8:30.


Tuesday, March 11 Scoreboard


Nashville Predators 4, Buffalo Sabres 1

New Jersey Devils 2, Philadelphia Flyers 1

Carolina Hurricanes 3, New York Rangers 1

Columbus Blue Jackets 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

Phoenix Coyotes 3, Florida Panthers 1

Pittsburgh Penguins 2, Washington Capitals 0

Dallas Stars 3, St. Louis Blues 2 (OT)

Edmonton Oilers 4, Minnesota Wild 3 (SO)

San Jose Sharks 6, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

Wednesday, March 12 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:30 p.m. - Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens

6:30 p.m. - Vancouver Canucks at Winnipeg Jets

8:30 p.m. - Chicago Blackhawks at Colorado Avalanche

9:00 p.m. - Anaheim Ducks at Calgary Flames