NHL Roundup -- October 10
Published on October 11 2013 6:24 am
Last Updated on October 11 2013 6:24 am
Written by Millie Lange
Avs Blank Bruins In Boston To Remain Undefeated
(Boston, MA) -- Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 39 saves for his first shutout of the season and 37th of his career, as the Avalanche blanked the Bruins 2-0 at TD Garden in Boston. Matt Duchene tallied a goal and an assist and Ryan O'Reilly also lit the lamp for the Avs, who are 4-and-0 for the first time since the lockout-shortened 1995 season when they were located in Quebec. Tuukka Rask stopped 28 of the 29 shots he faced for the B's, who fell to 2-1.
Blue Jackets Pound Sabres
(Buffalo, NY) -- The Blue Jackets used a three-goal first period to roll past the Sabres, 4-1, at the First Niagara Center. Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno and Marian Gaborik each lit the lamp in the opening period. Gaborik handed out two assists, while Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 26 shots. Columbus improved to 2-1. Thomas Vanek scored the only goal of the game for Buffalo, which fell to 0-4-1. Ryan Miller allowed all four goals on 33 shots. It was a chippy game featuring numerous fights.
'Canes Clip Caps
(Washington, DC) -- Nathan Gerbe scored seven minutes into the third period as the Hurricanes held off the Capitals 3-2 from the Verizon Center. Elias Lindholm and Alexander Semin also lit the lamp for Carolina, which improved to 2-1-1. Anton Khudobin made 30 saves in net for the victors. Braden Holtby stopped 33 shots in defeat. Jason Chimera scored his first goal of the season while Alex Ovechkin notched his fifth score for Washington, which slipped to 1-3.
Lightning Pound Panthers
(Tampa, FL) -- Steven Stamkos tallied a hat trick and an assist as the Lightning dominated the Panthers, 7-2, at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. It was Stamkos' sixth career three-goal game. Valtteri Flippula lit the lamp twice, while Ben Bishop stopped 19 shots. The Lightning have won three in-a-row since dropping their opener. Jacob Markstrom allowed six goals on 24 shots before being pulled for Scott Clemmensen in the loss. Clemmensen faced four shots and allowed another goal. Brad Boyes and Jonathan Huberdeau scored the goals for the Panthers, who dropped to 1-3-0.
Coyotes Clip Red Wings
(Detroit, MI) -- Michael Stone scored the go-ahead goal with 4:47 left in regulation and Antoine Vermette added an empty netter in the final minute, as the Coyotes clipped the Red Wings 4-2 at Joe Louis Arena. Derek Morris and Mikkel Boedker also tallied for Phoenix, which evened its record at 2-2. Mike Smith made 28 saves in the victory. Joakim Andersson and Jonathan Ericsson both scored for the Red Wings, who fell to 2-2 with their second straight loss. Jimmy Howard allowed three goals on 37 shots in defeat.
Sharks Stay Unbeaten
(Vancouver, British Columbia) -- The San Jose Sharks passed their first road test of the season cruising to an easy 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena. Patrick Marleau and Brent Burns each scored goals for the Sharks, who improved to 4-0. Matt Pelech lit the lamp for the first time in his career. Antti Niemi stopped 25 shots in the victory. Mike Santorelli scored his third goal of the season and Roberto Luongo had 25 saves for Vancouver, which fell to 3-2.
Ducks Stomp Rangers
(Anaheim, CA) -- For the second straight game, the Rangers were embarrassed as they were dominated, 6-0, by the Ducks at the Honda Center. Anaheim scored three goals in the first and three in the second, led by Jakob Silfverberg hitting the back of the net twice. Four other players each lit the lamp and Jonas Hiller stopped 34 shots to earn the shutout. Anaheim is 3-1. New York was coming off a 9-2 loss to the Sharks. The Blueshirts were outshot 17-3 in the first period before settling down and ended the game only getting outshot by three. Henrik Lundqvist gave up all six goals on 37 shots for the Rangers, who fell to 1-3.
Wild Edges Jets
The Minnesota Wild came away with a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets Thursday night in NHL action. The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues were both off. The Wild host the Stars while the Blues battle the Rangers Saturday. The Hawks host the Islanders tonight and the Sabres Saturday.
Bernier Picks Up First Shutout
(Nashville, TN) -- Four starts into the season, there aren't many goalies playing better than the Toronto Maple Leafs' Jonathan Bernier. Acquired in June from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Matt Frattin, Ben Scrivens and a 2014 second-round pick, Bernier picked up his first shutout with the Leafs Thursday, a 4-0 win over the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.
Canadiens Roar To Win Over Oilers
(Edmonton) -- The Canadiens came out with a little added incentive on Thursday night. One night after dropping a 3-2 decision in Calgary, the Habs came out looking for a bounce-back effort in Edmonton. They roared back in convincing fashion, leaving Rexall Place with a 4-1 win over the Oilers. While the main focus on everyone’s mind was picking up two points in the Albertan capital, a pair of Canadiens sophomores had some additional motivation heading into Thursday’s game.
Thursday, October 10 Scoreboard
Colorado Avalanche 2, Boston Bruins 0
Columbus Blue Jackets 4, Buffalo Sabres 1
Carolina Hurricanes 3, Washington Capitals 2
Phoenix Coyotes 4, Detroit Red Wings 2
Tampa Bay Lightning 7, Florida Panthers 2
Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Nashville Predators 0
Minnesota Wild 2, Winnipeg Jets 1
Montreal Canadiens 4, Edmonton Oilers 1
San Jose Sharks 4, Vancouver Canucks 1
Anaheim Ducks 6, New York Rangers 0
Friday, October 11 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p.m. - Phoenix Coyotes at Philadelphia Flyers
6:00 p.m. - Los Angeles Kings at Carolina Hurricanes
6:30 p.m. - Pittsburgh Penguins at Florida Panthers
7:00 p.m. - New York Islanders at Chicago Blackhawks
7:00 p.m. - Dallas Stars at Winnipeg Jets
8:00 p.m. - New Jersey Devils at Calgary Flames