Bruins Blast Blackhawks, Blues Trounce Wild


Published on March 28 2014 6:18 am
Last Updated on March 28 2014 6:18 am
Written by Millie Lange

Bruins Blank Blackhawks

(Boston, MA) -- Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots in the Bruins' 3-0 win over the Blackhawks at TD Garden. It was his seventh shutout this season and the 23rd of his career. Patrice Bergeron tallied two goals for Boston, which rebounded from Monday's loss that ended a 12-game win streak. Carl Soderberg also lit the lamp in the win.  Corey Crawford had 20 saves for Chicago, which has lost two of three.


Blues Trounce Wild

(St. Louis, MO) -- T.J. Oshie recorded his first career hat trick as the Blues blasted the Wild 5-1 at Scottrade Center. Jaden Schwartz and Brenden Morrow also lit the lamp for the Note, which has won three straight and six of its last eight. Ryan Miller made 27 saves in the victory. Zach Parise scored the lone goal for Minnesota, which has dropped four-of-five . Darcy Kuemper allowed all five goals on 24 shots in the setback.


Coyotes Slip Past Devils In Shootout

(Newark, NJ) -- Mikkel Boedker scored the lone goal of the shootout as the Coyotes slipped past the Devils 3-2 at the Prudential Center. Kyle Chipchura and Chris Summers both scored in regulation for Phoenix, which went 2-0-1 on its three-game east coast road trip. The Coyotes are now five points ahead of Dallas for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Thomas Greiss made 26 saves plus stopped all three shootout attempts for the victory. Adam Henrique scored the tying goal midway through the third period, while Ryan Clowe lit the lamp in the second for the Devils, who have lost five-of-seven. Martin Brodeur denied 25 shots in the setback.

Kings Sink Penguins

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Drew Doughty tallied the game-winning goal early in the third period as the Kings defeated the Penguins, 3-2, at the CONSOL Energy Center. Los Angeles jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind goals from Jeff Carter and Alec Martinez. Martin Jones turned away 35-of-37 shots for LA, which has won five in-a-row. Chris Kunitz and Taylor Pyatt each hit the back of the net in the second period to help Pittsburgh knot the game up at two. Jeff Zatkoff allowed three goals on 32 shots in the loss. The Pens have lost three straight and four of five.

Lightning Edge Isles In Shootout

(Tampa, FL) -- The Lightning pulled out a 3-2 win over the Islanders in a 13 round shootout when Sami Salo beat Evgeni Nabokov at Tampa Bay Times Forum.  Ryan Callahan scored both of Tampa's goals in regulation, while Ben Bishop stopped 25 shots. The Lightning snapped a two-game losing streak and have 89 points. Ryan Strome and Matt Donovan gave New York a 2-1 lead in the second period, but the Islanders couldn't hold on. Evgeni Nabokov made 29 saves for the Isles, whose two-game winning streak was snapped.

Hurricanes Handle Panthers

(Sunrise, FL) -- Anton Khudobin made 35 saves as the Hurricanes hammered the Panthers 3-0 at the BB&T Center. This is the first shutout of the year and only the third of his career. Jiri Tlusty scored twice for Carolina, which has won three of five. Jeff Skinner also scored for the 'Canes. Roberto Luongo made 11 saves before making way for Dan Ellis, who stopped 18-of-20 shots.  Florida has lost four of five.

Predators Pummel Sabres

(Nashville, TN) -- Shea Weber scored his first of two goals late in a four-goal first period as the Predators pounded the Sabres 6-1 in Nashville. Colton Sissons, Colin Wilson and Calle Jarnkrok also lit the lamp in the first for Nashville, which has won three of four. Eric Nystrom scored late in the third in the win. Carter Hutton made 32 saves in net for the win. Matt Hackett allowed four goals on 15 attempts while Nathan Lieuwen made 17 saves in defeat. Rasmus Ristolainen scored the only goal for Buffalo, which has lost three straight.

Avalanche Clip Canucks In OT

(Denver, CO) -- Tyson Barrie scored the winning goal 55 seconds into overtime as the Avalanche clipped the Canucks 3-2 at the Pepsi Center. Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog both tallied in regulation for the Avs, who have won two in-a-row after a three-game skid. Semyon Varlamov kicked aside 29 of the 31 shots he faced in the victory. Yannick Weber and Zack Kassian scored a goal each for Vancouver, which had won its previous three. Eddie Lack gave up all three goals on 28 shots in defeat.

Thursday, March 27 Scoreboard


Boston Bruins 3, Chicago Blackhawks 0

Phoenix Coyotes 3, New Jersey Devils 2 (SO)

Los Angeles Kings 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 2

Montreal Canadiens 5, Detroit Red Wings 4

Tampa Bay Lightning 3, New York Islanders 2 (SO)

Carolina Hurricanes 3, Florida Panthers 0

St. Louis Blues 5, Minnesota Wild 1

Nashville Predators 6, Buffalo Sabres 1

Colorado Avalanche 3, Vancouver Canucks 2 (OT)

Winnipeg Jets 4, San Jose Sharks 3

Friday, March 28 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:00 p.m. - Toronto Maple Leafs at Philadelphia Flyers

6:00 p.m. - Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets

6:30 p.m. - Chicago Blackhawks at Ottawa Senators

7:30 p.m. - Nashville Predators at Dallas Stars

8:00 p.m. - New York Rangers at Calgary Flames

8:30 p.m. - Anaheim Ducks at Edmonton Oilers