NHL Roundup, News -- October 30

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Published on October 31 2013 10:40 am
Last Updated on October 31 2013 10:40 am
Written by Millie Lange

Pens Edge Bruins

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Jussi Jokinen's goal with 2:02 left proved to be the difference as the Penguins edged the Bruins 3-2 at CONSOL Energy Center.  Brandon Sutter also scored in the third period, while Chris Kunitz lit the lamp in the first for the Pens, who have won two in-a-row after a three-game skid. Marc-Andre Fleury denied 21 of the 23 shots he faced in the victory. Jarome Iginla scored 19 seconds after Jokinen to pull the B's within one. Patrice Bergeron also scored for Boston, which has lost two straight for the first time this season. Tuukka Rask allowed all three goals on 31 shots in defeat.

 

Red Wings Clip Canucks

(Vancouver, British Columbia) -- Tomas Tatar scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period as the Red Wings held on to clip the Canucks 2-1 in Vancouver. Daniel Alfredsson also lit the lamp for Detroit, which snapped a four-game losing streak. Jimmy Howard made 19 saves in the victory. Daniel Sedin scored his sixth goal of the year for the Canucks, who had won their previous four. Roberto Luongo stopped 25-of-27 shots in defeat.

 

Maple Leafs Down Flames

(Calgary) -- If it ain't broke, don't fix it. That was the prevailing sentiment from the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night, who in an increasingly familiar storyline, won 4-2 over the Calgary Flames despite being outshot by a wide margin. James van Riemsdyk scored a pivotal short-handed goal and Jonathan Bernier made 41 saves as the Maple Leafs won their third in a row and increased their lead atop the Atlantic Division despite being outshot for the 11th game in a row.  

 

Kings Sink Sharks In OT

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Anze Kopitar scored midway through overtime to lift the Kings to a 4-3 win over the Sharks at the STAPLES Center. Justin Williams tied the game at three in the third for Los Angeles, which improved to 9-5. Jarret Stoll and Drew Doughty also lit the lamp for the Kings. Jonathan Quick allowed three goals on 20 shots. Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Joe Pavelski scored in the first for San Jose, which slipped to 10-1-2. Logan Couture scored late in the second period to give the Sharks a 3-2 lead. Antti Niemi made 19 saves in defeat.

 

Blues Ready For Panthers

(St. Louis, MO) -- The Blues are fresh off a 3-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets. They now turn their focus to the struggling Florida Panthers.  The Blues are second in the league in goals per game, and first in power play percentage this season leading to seven wins. Face-off is Friday at 6:30 p.m.

 

Blackhawks Battle Jets

(Winnipeg, Manitoba) -- The Chicago Blackhawks are off until Saturday when they play the Jets in Winnipeg. The Blackhawks have won two straight to move to 8-2-3 on the season. The Jets are 5-7-2. This is the first of four regular season meetings for the two sides.    

 

Avs Goalie Varlamov Arrested

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov is in trouble with the law. The "Denver Post" says police arrested the 25-year-old on domestic violence charges.  Varlamov turned himself in on Wednesday also on second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault charges. The team issued a statement saying they are aware of the situation.

 

Wednesday, October 30 Scoreboard

NHL

Pittsburgh Penguins 3, Boston Bruins 2

Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Calgary Flames 2

Detroit Red Wings 2, Vancouver Canucks 1

Los Angeles Kings 4, San Jose Sharks 3 (OT)

 

Thursday, October 31 Schedule (All Times Central)

NHL

6:00 p.m. - Anaheim Ducks at Boston Bruins

6:00 p.m. - Buffalo Sabres at New York Rangers

9:00 p.m. - Nashville Predators at Phoenix Coyotes