Blackhawks Cruise Past Wings, NHL Roundup


Published on March 17 2014 6:35 am
Last Updated on March 17 2014 6:35 am
Written by Millie Lange

Blackhawks Cruise Past Wings

(Chicago, IL)  --  Marian Hossa recorded a goal and two assists as the Blackhawks cruised past the Red Wings 4-1 at the United Center.  Ben Smith added a goal and a helper, while Nick Leddy and Jonathan Toews [[ taves ]] also lit the lamp for the 'Hawks, who snapped a brief two-game skid.  Corey Crawford made 19 saves in the victory.  Gustav Nyquist scored the lone goal for Detroit, which has lost three-of-four.  Jimmy Howard allowed all four goals on 30 shots in the setback.

Flyers Sweep Home-And-Home With Pens

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Wayne Simmonds scored a pair of first period power-play goals as the Flyers edged the Penguins 4-3 to sweep their home-and-home series at CONSOL Energy Center. Simmonds also assisted on Brayden Schenn's first period tally as the Flyers built an early 3-0 lead. Matt Read scored shorthanded in the second period for Philly, which blanked Pittsburgh 4-0 at home on Saturday. Steve Mason made 20 saves in the victory. Brooks Orpik, Matt Niskanen and Jayson Megna all lit the lamp for the Pens, who had won three in-a-row before running into the Flyers. Marc-Andre Fleury was pulled after allowing three goals in the first 13-plus minutes of action. Jeff Zatkoff denied 19-of-20 shots the rest of the way.

Sharks Blank Rangers In New York

(New York, NY) -- Antti Niemi made 41 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as the Sharks blanked the Rangers 1-0 at Madison Square Garden. Logan Couture scored the lone goal for San Jose, which swept its three-game east coast road trip and has won six straight overall. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 28 shots for the Blueshirts, who have lost three-of-four.

Avalanche Top Senators

(Ottawa, Ontario) -- Nick Holden scored the eventual game-winner early in the third period as the Avalanche held on for a 3-1 win over the Senators in Ontario. John Mitchell also lit the lamp in the third for Colorado, which has won three-of-four. Andre Benoit scored in the second period for the Avs. Semyon Varlamov stopped 38 shots in the victory. Mika Zibanejad notched the lone goal for Ottawa in the third.  Robin Lehner stopped 19 attempts for the Sens, who have lost three straight.

Jets Soar Past Stars

(Winnipeg, Manitoba) -- Dustin Byfuglien scored twice and had and assist as the Jets rolled to a 7-2 win over the Stars at the MTS Centre. Blake Wheeler had four assists while Olli Jokinen and Tobias Enstrom each had a goal and two helpers. Evander Kane, Michael Frolik and Jacob Trouba also lit the lamp for Winnipeg while Al Montoya made 25 saves as the Jets stopped a six-game slide. Tim Thomas gave up four goals on 17 shots while Cris Nilstorp stopped 14 shots and allowed three goals for Dallas. Alex Chiasson and Tyler Seguin scored for the Stars, who have dropped two straight.

Sunday, March 16 Scoreboard


Philadelphia Flyers 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 3

Vancouver Canucks 4, Florida Panthers 3 (SO)

Washington Capitals 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

Edmonton Oilers 2, Carolina Hurricanes 1

San Jose Sharks 1, New York Rangers 0

Colorado Avalanche 3, Ottawa Senators 1

Montreal Canadiens 2, Buffalo Sabres 0

Chicago Blackhawks 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

Winnipeg Jets 7, Dallas Stars 2


Monday, March 17 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:30 p.m. - Vancouver Canucks at Tampa Bay Lightning

6:30 p.m. - Minnesota Wild at Boston Bruins

7:00 p.m. - Winnipeg Jets at St. Louis Blues

9:30 p.m. - Phoenix Coyotes at Los Angeles Kings