Blackhawks Fall In OT, NHL Roundup
Published on March 19 2014 6:26 am
Last Updated on March 19 2014 6:26 am
Written by Millie Lange
Flyers Clip Blackhawks Late In OT
(Philadelphia, PA) -- Claude Giroux scored the winning goal with 4.2-seconds left in overtime as the Flyers clipped the Blackhawks 3-2 at the Wells Fargo Center. Scott Hartnell tallied twice in the first period for the Flyers, who have won three in-a-row. Ray Emery denied 23 shots in the victory. Andrew Shaw and Duncan Keith scored 1:22 apart early in the first period for Chicago, which has dropped three-of-four. Antti Raanta surrendered all three goals on 37 shots in the setback.
Bruins Double Up Devils For 10th Straight Win
(Newark, NJ) -- Patrice Bergeron tallied a goal and an assist as the Bruins doubled up the Devils 4-2 at the Prudential Center. Brad Marchand, Jarome Iginla and Chris Kelly also lit the lamp in Boston's 10th straight win. Chad Johnson kicked aside 22 of the 24 shots he faced in the victory. Patrik Elias and Travis Zajac both scored for the Devils, who have lost three in-a-row for the first time since early January. Martin Brodeur allowed all four goals on 31 shots in the setback.
Wild Blank Isles
(Uniondale, NY) -- Matt Moulson recorded two goals and an assist as the Wild blanked the Islanders 6-0 at Nassau Coliseum. Ilya Bryzgalov , making his second start since being acquired by Minnesota from Edmonton, made 36 saves for his second shutout of the season and 32nd of his career. Justin Fontaine added a goal and a helper, while Mikko Koivu had three assists for the Wild, who had lost five-of-six coming in. Jared Spurgeon, Mikael Granlund and Clayton Stoner also lit the lamp in the victory. Anders Nilsson gave up all six goals on 22 shots for the Isles, who have lost four of their last six.
Penguins Cruise Past Stars
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Sidney Crosby posted two goals and an assist as the Penguins cruised past the Stars 5-1 at CONSOL Energy Center. Lee Stempniak tallied a goal and two helpers and Chris Kunitz had a goal and an assist for the Pens, who bounced back from a weekend home-and-home sweep by Philadelphia. Jeff Zatkoff made 32 saves in the victory. Tyler Seguin scored the lone goal for Dallas, which suffered its third straight loss. Kari Lehtonen allowed all five goals on 32 shots in his return to action.
Hurricanes Sink Blue Jackets
(Columbus, OH) -- Anton Khudobin turned away 46 shots to carry the Hurricanes to a 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Patrick Dwyer had a goal and two assists, while Jay Harrison had two helpers in the win. Carolina ended a two-game losing streak. Boone Jenner tallied the only goal for Columbus. Sergei Bobrovsky gave up three goals on 20 shots as the Blue Jackets fell to 6-1-1 in their last eight.
Canadiens Double Avalanche
(Montreal, Quebec) -- Thomas Vanek's hat trick led the Canadiens to a 6-3 win against the Avalanche at the Bell Centre. It was 2-2 heading into the third period when Montreal outscored Colorado 4
-1 behind two power play goals from Vanek. Brandon Prust had a goal and an assist, while Carey Price turned away 25-of-28 shots. The Canadiens have won three in-a-row. Nathan MacKinnon, Maxime Talbot and Jamie McGinn each lit the lamp in the loss. Jean-Sebastien Giguere allowed five goals on 35 shots for Colorado, which has lost two of three.
Rangers Rout Senators
(Ottawa, Ontario) -- Derick Brassard and Rick Nash scored two goals apiece to lead the Rangers to an 8-4 rout of the Senators in Ottawa. Benoit Pouliot , John Moore, Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan also lit the lamp for the Blueshirts, who have won two-of-three. Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves in the victory. Mike Hoffman, Mika Zibanejad, Milan Michalek and Bobby Ryan all scored for the Sens, who have lost four straight. Robin Lehner and Nathan Lawson combined to stop just 33-of-40 shots in defeat.
Oilers Cruise Past Predators
(Edmonton, Alberta) -- Jordan Eberle scored twice in a 1:23 span in the third period and also had an assist as the Oilers cruised past the Predators 5-1 at Rexall Place. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tallied a goal and two helpers, while Sam Gagner and Taylor Hall also lit the lamp for Edmonton, which has won two in-a-row. Viktor Fasth made 28 saves in the victory. Gabriel Bourque scored the lone goal for Nashville, which has lost two in-a-row after a three-game winning streak. Pekka Rinne allowed all five goals on 26 shots in just under 50 minutes of action, while Carter Hutton denied all four shots the rest of the way.
Capitals Clip Ducks In Anaheim
(Anaheim, CA) -- Alex Ovechkin's NHL-leading 46th goal of the year lifted the Capitals to a 3-2 win over the Ducks in Anaheim. Joel Ward and Troy Brouwer both scored in the first period for Washington, which has won three straight. Jaroslav Halak kicked aside 43 shots in the victory. Ben Lovejoy and Mathieu Perreault tallied goals for the Ducks, who had won their previous two. Jonas Hiller allowed all three goals on 30 shots in the setback.
Panthers Slip Past Sharks
(San Jose, CA) -- Scottie Upshall's second period goal held up as the Panthers slipped past the Sharks 3-2 at the SAP Center. Brandon Pirri and Quinton Howden also lit the lamp in the second period for Florida, which has won two-of-three. Roberto Luongo denied 52 of the 54 shots he faced in the victory. Martin Havlat and Brent Burns both scored for the Sharks, who had their six-game winning streak snapped. Antti Niemi gave up all three goals on 24 shots in defeat.
Blues At Blackhawks Tonight
(Chicago, IL) -- The Blues open a four-game road trip tonight in Chicago against the Blackhawks. St. Louis has won three straight and eight of its last nine games. The Blues lead the NHL with 101 points. They will also play the Flyers, Penguins and Maple Leafs on this road swing.
Tuesday, March 18 Scoreboard
Boston Bruins 4, New Jersey Devils 2
Minnesota Wild 6, New York Islanders 0
Pittsburgh Penguins 5, Dallas Stars 1
Carolina Hurricanes 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
Montreal Canadiens 6, Colorado Avalanche 3
New York Rangers 8, Ottawa Senators 4
Detroit Red Wings 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
Philadelphia Flyers 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2 (OT)
Calgary Flames 3, Buffalo Sabres 1
Edmonton Oilers 5, Nashville Predators 1
Washington Capitals 3, Anaheim Ducks 2
Florida Panthers 3, San Jose Sharks 2
Wednesday, March 19 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p. m. - Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs
7:00 p. m. - St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks
7:00 p. m. - Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets
9:00 p. m. - Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks