Canadiens Clip Devils, NHL Roundup

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Published on December 5 2013 6:18 am
Last Updated on December 5 2013 6:18 am
Written by Millie Lange

Canadiens Clip Devils

(Newark, NJ) -- David Desharnais found the back of the net in the second round of the shootout to help the Canadiens defeat the Devils 4-3 from the Prudential Center. Desharnais tied the game with under 40 seconds to play in regulation. Lars Eller also scored in the shootout for Montreal, which has won three straight and seven of its last eight. Eller tied the contest at two with under four minutes to go in the third period.  Brian Gionta lit the lamp midway through the first for the Habs. Peter Budaj made 31 saves in net for the victors. Andrei Loktionov, Michael Ryder and Patrik Elias all scored in the third for New Jersey, which has lost two in-a-row and five-of-seven overall. Cory Schneider stopped 27 shots in defeat.


Flyers Double Up Red Wings In Motown

(Detroit, MI) -- Sean Couturier tallied two goals and two assists, including the go-ahead score during a four-goal third period, as the Flyers doubled up the Red Wings 6-3 at Joe Louis Arena.  Scott Hartnell and Matt Read had a goal and two helpers each for Philly, which has won three of its last four games. Steve Mason stopped 32 of the 35 shots he faced in the victory. Tomas Tatar scored twice and Johan Franzen also lit the lamp for the Wings, who had their four-game winning streak snapped. Jimmy Howard was lit up for five goals on 33 shots in the setback.


Flames Cruise Past Coyotes

(Calgary, Alberta) -- T.J. Brodie and Mark Giordano tallied a goal and an assist each as the Flames cruised past the Coyotes 4-1 in Calgary. Mikael Backlund and Lee Stempniak also lit the lamp for the Flames, who have won two in-a-row for the first time since early October. Karri Ramo made 29 saves in the victory. Keith Yandle scored the lone goal early in the first period for Phoenix, which has dropped five of its last seven. Thomas Greiss stopped just 14 shots in the setback.

 

Blackhawks Battle Wild

(St. Paul, MN) -- The Chicago Blackhawks are back on the ice tonight in St. Paul against the Minnesota Wild. The Blackhawks saw a six-game win streak end on Tuesday with a 4-3 setback to the Dallas Stars.  Chicago is 20-5-4 overall. The Wild are 16-8-5.

 

Blues Take On Islanders

(St. Louis, MO) -- The Blues host the New York Islanders tonight. St. Louis is currently in second place in the Central Division and looks to end a brief two-game losing streak. The Blues are 18-5-3 on the season.  

Wednesday, December 4 Scoreboard

NHL

Montreal Canadiens 4, New Jersey Devils 3 (SO)

Philadelphia Flyers 6, Detroit Red Wings 3

Calgary Flames 4, Phoenix Coyotes 1

 

Thursday, December 5 Schedule (All Times Central)

NHL

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

6:00 p.m. - Dallas Stars at Toronto Maple Leafs

6:00 p.m. - San Jose Sharks at Pittsburgh Penguins

6:30 p.m. - Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens

6:30 p.m. - Ottawa Senators at Tampa Bay Lightning

6:30 p.m. - Winnipeg Jets at Florida Panthers

7:00 p.m. - New York Islanders at St. Louis Blues

7:00 p.m. - Carolina Hurricanes at Nashville Predators

7:00 p.m. - Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild

8:30 p.m. - Colorado Avalanche at Edmonton Oilers