Red Wings Blank Blue As NHL Regular Season Ends
Published on April 14 2014 10:23 am
Last Updated on April 14 2014 10:23 am
Written by Millie Lange
Red Wings Blank Blues
(St. Louis, MO) -- Petr Mrazek stopped 23 shots to guide the Red Wings over the Blues 3-0 in St. Louis. This is the second shutout of the year and of his career. Justin Abdelkader scored twice for Detroit, which ends the season 39-28-15 and plays Boston in the first round of the postseason. Riley Sheahan also lit the lamp in the win. Ryan Miller made 18 saves in defeat. St. Louis closes the season 52-23-7 and plays Chicago in the first round of the playoffs.
Devils Drop Bruins
(Newark, NJ) -- Marek Zidlicky scored twice to help the Devils drop the Bruins 3-2 from the Prudential Center. Travis Zajac also lit the lamp for New Jersey, which ends the year 35-29-18. Martin Brodeur picked up career win number 688 with 16 saves in what might be his final NHL contest. Loui Eriksson and Brad Marchand both scored for Boston, which closes the regular season 54-19-9. Boston plays Detroit in the first round of the postseason. Chad Johnson stopped 28 shots in the loss.
Hurricanes Sink Flyers In Shootout
(Philadelphia, PA) -- Eric Staal scored the only goal of the shootout to help the Hurricanes end their season with a 6-5 win over the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Staal and Jeff Skinner each lit the lamp twice in regulation as Carolina went 36-35-11. Anton Khudobin turned away 39 shots in the victory. Despite the loss, Philadelphia is gearing up for a first-round postseason matchup with the New York Rangers. Wayne Simmonds scored two goals including one with 10 seconds left in the third period that sent the game to overtime. Cal Heeter allowed five goals on 38 attempts. The Flyers went 42-30-10 in the regular season.
Lightning Top Capitals, Clinch Home-Ice
(Washington, DC) -- Matthew Carle scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Lightning a 1-0 win over the Capitals in D.C. The win clinches home-ice for the Lightning in the postseason for their series against Montreal. Anders Lindback stopped 18 shots in net for the Bolts. Tampa Bay ends the year 46-27-9. Caps forward Alex Ovechkin finished as the league's top goal scorer for the second consecutive season. Braden Holtby turned aside 32 shots in defeat. Washington closes the season 38-30-14.
Islanders Drop Sabres
(Buffalo, NY) -- Brock Nelson scored in the shootout to lift the Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Sabres in Buffalo. Nelson also scored in regulation for New York, which closes the year 34-37-11. Anders Lee had two goals in the win. Anders Nilsson stopped 36 shots for the Isles. Jamie McBain, Matt Ellis and Torrey Mitchell all scored for Buffalo, which ends the year 21-51-10. Connor Knapp stopped 22 shots in the loss.
Senators Sink Penguins
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- The Senators scored on two of three chances in the shootout to top the Penguins 3-2 at the CONSOL Energy Center. Kyle Turris found the back of the net in regulation and extra time for Ottawa, which closes the season 37-31-14. Mark Stone also lit the lamp in the win while Robin Lehner made 26 saves. Jeff Zatkoff made 31 saves for Pittsburgh, which ends the regular season 51-24-7. The Pens are set to play the Blue Jackets in the first round of the postseason. Jussi Jokinen and Lee Stempniak both scored in the loss.
Smith Powers Predators Past Wild
(St. Paul, MN) -- Craig Smith had two goals and two assists as the Predators downed the Wild 7-3 in St. Paul to close the regular season. Calle Jarnkrok had a goal and two helpers as Nashville scored four times in the second period. Carter Hutton made 26 saves for the Preds, who closed the season by winning six out of seven. Jason Pominville had a goal and two helpers for the Wild in defeat. Ilya Bryzgalov was pulled after allowing five goals for Minnesota, which enters the playoffs to a matchup with the Colorado Avalanche.
Ducks Edge Avalance In OT
(Anaheim, CA) -- Nick Bonino lit the lamp just over a minute and a half into overtime to send the Ducks to a 3-2 win over the Avalanche at Honda Center. Patrick Maroon and Saku Koivu each scored in the third to tie the game for Anaheim, which enters the postseason as the West's top team and will play the Dallas Stars. John Gibson made 29 saves in the win. Brad Malone and Stefan Elliott each lit the lamp for Colorado in defeat. Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned away 33 shots for the Avs, who are the West's Central Division champs and will play the Minnesota Wild in the playoffs.
Coyotes Edge Stars In Regular-Season Finale
(Glendale, AZ) -- David Moss scored with less than three minutes to play, lifting the Coyotes to a 2-1 win over the Stars at Jobing.com Arena. Shane Doan also lit the lamp for Phoenix while Thomas Greiss stopped 16 shots. The 'Yotes close the season with 89 points but will miss the playoffs. Colton Sceviour scored on the power play early for Dallas while Tim Thomas made 29 saves. The Stars are playoff-bound and will play the Anaheim Ducks in the first round.
Blackhawks Set For Postseason
(Chicago, IL) -- The Blackhawks are set for the playoffs. After losing 7-5 at Nashville on Saturday, Chicago closed out the season with 107 points and in third place in the Central. The 'Hawks will face the Blues starting Thursday in St. Louis. Game Two is Saturday, with Game Three set for next Monday.
Sunday, April 13 Scoreboard
Detroit Red Wings 3, St. Louis Blues 0
New Jersey Devils 3, Boston Bruins 2
Carolina Hurricanes 6, Philadelphia Flyers 5 (SO)
Tampa Bay Lightning 1, Washington Capitals 0 (SO)
New York Islanders 4, Buffalo Sabres 3 (SO)
Ottawa Senators 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 2 (SO)
Nashville Predators 7, Minnesota Wild 3
Anaheim Ducks 3, Colorado Avalanche 2 (OT)
Phoenix Coyotes 2, Dallas Stars 1
Vancouver Canucks 5, Calgary Flames 1
(End of Regular Season)
Monday, April 14 Schedule
No Games Scheduled