Penguins Down Blackhawks, NHL Roundup


Published on March 31 2014 6:24 am
Last Updated on March 31 2014 6:24 am
Written by Millie Lange

Penguins Take Out Blackhawks

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Sidney Crosby had two goals and Chris Kunitz netted two assists as the Penguins downed the Blackhawks 4-1 in Pittsburgh. James Neal and Lee Stempniak also scored for the Pens while Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots. Pittsburgh has won two straight since a three-game slide. Sheldon Brookbank lit the lamp for Chicago in defeat. Corey Crawford stopped 23 shots while Jonathan Toews left the game in the second period after a hit from Brooks Orpik. The 'Hawks have dropped three in-a-row.

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was injured in last night's loss to the Penguins. Toews was struck with a big hit by Brooks Orpik in the second period, and appeared to favor his elbow or shoulder as he left the ice. He did not return to the game.

Bruins Down Flyers In Shootout

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Reilly Smith scored the winning goal in the fifth round of the shootout as the Bruins edged the Flyers 4-3 at Wells Fargo Center.  Andrej Meszaros, Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron all scored in regulation for Boston, which has won three in-a-row and 15 of its last 16 overall. Tuukka Rask made 49 saves plus stopped four-of-five shootout attempts. Vincent Lecavalier tallied twice, and Kimmo Timonen also lit the lamp for the Flyers, who have lost three-of-four. Steve Mason stopped 27 shots in the setback.

Red Wings Edge Lightning

(Detroit, MI) -- David Legwand's second period goal held up as the Red Wings edged the Lightning 3-2 at Joe Louis Arena. Joakim Andersson and Gustav Nyquist both scored in the first period for the Wings, who have won two in-a-row after a three-game skid. Jonas Gustavsson denied 26 of the 28 shots he faced in the victory. Valtteri Filppula and Sami Salo scored for the Bolts, who had won their previous two. Ben Bishop allowed all three goals on 30 shots in the setback.

Predators Down Caps In Shootout

(Nashville, TN) -- Craig Smith scored the lone goal of the shootout to send the Predators to a 4-3 win over the Capitals at Bridgestone Arena. Patric Hornqvist scored twice in regulation while Shea Weber added a third-period tally. Carter Hutton made 23 saves for Nashville, which has won four out of six.  Troy Brouwer scored twice for Washington while Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists. Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots for the Caps, who have dropped three straight and remain one point behind Columbus for the final Wild Card spot in the East.

Rangers Roll Oilers

(Edmonton, Alberta) -- Cam Talbot turned aside 26 shots to guide the Rangers to a 5-0 win over the Oilers in Edmonton. This is his third shutout of the season and career. Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello each posted two goals for New York, which has won six of its last seven. Derick Brassard also lit the lamp for the Rangers. Ben Scrivens stopped 27 shots in the loss. Edmonton has lost four of five overall.

Blues Face Flyers Tuesday

(St. Louis, MO) -- The Blues play host to the Philadelphia Flyers tomorrow night at Scottrade Center. St. Louis lost 4-2 to Dallas on Saturday night. The Blues are still atop the Western Conference with 107 points. Philadelphia has 85 points on the year. The puck drops Tuesday night at 7:00.

Sunday, March 30 Scoreboard


Boston Bruins 4, Philadelphia Flyers 3 (SO)

Ottawa Senators 6, Calgary Flames 3

Detroit Red Wings 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 2

Pittsburgh Penguins 4, Chicago Blackhawks 1

Nashville Predators 4, Washington Capitals 3 (SO)

New York Rangers 5, Edmonton Oilers 0

Monday, March 31 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:30 p.m. - Carolina Hurricanes at Ottawa Senators

6:30 p.m. - Florida Panthers at New Jersey Devils

9:00 p.m. - Winnipeg Jets at Anaheim Ducks

9:00 p.m. - Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles Kings