Blues, Blackhawks Win, NHL Roundup -- Dec. 10


Published on December 11 2013 6:31 am
Last Updated on December 11 2013 6:31 am
Written by Millie Lange

Blues Edge Jets In Winnipeg

(Winnipeg, Manitoba) -- Kevin Shattenkirk scored the go-ahead goal with 3:02 left in the third period as the Blues edged the Jets 2-1 in Winnipeg. Alexander Steen also lit the lamp for St. Louis, which has won two-of-three. Brian Elliott denied 20 of the 21 shots he faced in the victory. Bryan Little scored the lone goal for the Jets, who have alternated wins and losses over their last six games. Ondrej Pavelec allowed two goals on 20 shots in defeat.

Blackhawks Blast Stars

(Dallas, TX) -- Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp scored two goals apiece in the second period as the Blackhawks blasted the Stars 6-2 at American Airlines Center. Patrick Kane tallied a goal and two assists, while Mike Kostka had a goal and a helper for Chicago, which has won two in-a-row and now leads the NHL with 49 points. Antti Raanta denied 27 of the 29 shots he faced in the victory. Antoine Roussel scored both goals for the Stars, who had their five-game point streak snapped. Kari Lehtonen and Dan Ellis combined to stop just 27 of the 33 shots they faced in defeat.


Blackhawks' Crawford Out Three Weeks

(Chicago, IL) -- The Blackhawks will be without goalie Corey Crawford for a while. Head coach Joel Quenneville says Crawford will be sidelined about three weeks with a groin injury.  He was hurt in the first period of Sunday's game against Florida. The team has recalled Kent Simpson from the AHL.

Ovechkin Leads Caps In Shootout Win Over Bolts

(Washington, DC) -- Alex Ovechkin scored four times to lead the Capitals in a 6-5 shootout win over the Lightning at the Verizon Center. Ovechkin's final tally came with 33 seconds to play to tie the game and force overtime. Mikhail Grabovski scored the deciding goal of the shootout while Nicklas Backstrom had the other goal and assisted on all four of Ovechkin's tallies. Philipp Grubauer stopped 32 shots in relief of Braden Holtby, who was pulled after 11-plus minutes.  Washington has won five out of six.  Martin St. Louis and Tyler Johnson had a goal and two assists each for Tampa Bay while Ondrej Palat also had a goal and helper. Nate Thompson and Nikita Kucherov also scored for the Bolts while Ben Bishop made 26 saves. Tampa has lost four out of five.

Blue Jackets Edge Devils On Late Goal

(Columbus, OH) -- Nick Foligno scored with a minute and a half to play to lift the Blue Jackets to a 5-4 win over the Devils at Nationwide Arena. Cam Atkinson had two goals and two assists while Brandon Dubinsky added a goal and three helpers. Matt Calvert also scored while Curtis McElhinney stopped 30 shots as Columbus won its third in four games. Damien Brunner scored twice for New Jersey while Travis Zajac and Michael Ryder found the back of the net in the first period. Martin Brodeur halted 18 shots for the Devils, who have lost four out of five.

Kings Crush Canadiens In Montreal

(Montreal, Quebec) -- Martin Jones made 30 saves for his second shutout in just his third NHL start, as the Kings crushed the Canadiens 6-0 at the Bell Centre. Anze Kopitar, Alec Martinez and Tyler Toffoli tallied a goal and an assist each in LA's fourth straight win. Jordan Nolan, Jake Muzzin and Justin Williams also lit the lamp in the victory. Carey Price and Peter Budaj combined to stop just 24 of the 30 shots they faced for the Habs, who had both their five-game winning streak and 10-game point streak snapped.

Panthers Edge Red Wings In Shootout

(Sunrise, FL) -- Brad Boyes scored the winning goal in the shootout as the Panthers edged the Red Wings 3-2 at BB&T Center. Sean Bergenheim and Nick Bjugstad both scored third period goals for the Panthers, who have won three of their last four. Tim Thomas kicked aside 24 of the 26 shots he faced plus two-of-three shootout attempts for the victory. Todd Bertuzzi and Pavel Datsyuk both scored for Detroit, which has dropped three-of-four since a four-game winning streak. Jimmy Howard denied 25 shots in the setback.

Predators Pound Rangers

(New York, NY) -- Matt Hendricks scored a goal and assisted on another as the Predators ripped the Rangers 4-1 at Madison Square Garden.  David Legwand added a pair of assists for Nashville, which improved to 14-14-3. Carter Hutton finished with 28 saves. The Preds snapped a five-game losing streak. The Rangers are winless in their last four home games. Rick Nash scored their only goal and Henrik Lundqvist had 22 saves.  New York dropped to 15-16-1.

Second-Period Goals Help Coyotes Over Avalanche

(Denver, CO) -- Antoine Vermette scored two of the Coyotes' three second period goals to lead Phoenix to a 3-1 win over the Avalanche at the Pepsi Center.  Jordan Szwarz scored the other goal for the Coyotes, who improved to 17-8-and-5 and ended a two-game losing streak. Thomas Greiss stopped 29-of-30 shots in goal. Patrick Bordeleau scored the Avs' only goal. Semyon Varlamov had 22 saves for Colorado. The Avalanche have lost three of their last four games to drop to 20-and-9.

Bruins Clip Flames

(Calgary, Alberta) -- David Krejci and Reilly Smith scored 1:38 apart late in the third period to lift the Bruins past the Flames 2-1 in Calgary. Tuukka Rask made 26 saves for Boston, which has won three in-a-row and seven of its last nine overall. Jiri Hudler scored the lone goal for the Flames, who have dropped two-of-three. Reto Berra allowed both goals on 24 shots in the setback.


Oilers Clip 'Canes In OT

(Edmonton, Alberta) -- Jordan Eberle scored the winning goal 1:48 into overtime as the Oilers clipped the Hurricanes 5-4 in Edmonton. Taylor Hall, Nail Yakupov and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins all scored in the first period for the Oilers, who have alternated and losses over their last nine games. Jesse Joensuu gave Edmonton a 4-1 lead in the second before Carolina rallied with three straight goals to force OT. Devan Dubnyk stopped 24 shots in the victory. Tuomo Ruutu, Jordan Staal, Eric Staal and Jeff Skinner all scored for the 'Canes, who have dropped two in-a-row after a three-game winning streak. Cam Ward allowed all five goals on 29 shots in defeat.


Sabres Defeat Ottawa In Shootout

(Buffalo, NY) -- The Buffalo Sabres shook up their line combinations in practice coming into their matchup against the Ottawa Senators. The changes seemed to pay off. Tuesday night, the Sabres put 36 shots on goal – matching a season-high – and defeated Ottawa 2-1 in the shootout at First Niagara Center. Zemgus Girgensons scored both Buffalo’s lone goal in regulation and the decisive tally in the top of the 10th round of the shootout.

Islanders Best Sharks In Shootout

(San Jose, CA) -- Kyle Okposo scored on backhand shot in the overtime shootout to give the Islanders a 3-2 win over the Sharks at the SAP Center. The win ended a ten-game losing streak for the Isles. Okposo also tied the game with less than two minutes left in regulation and assisted on Thomas Vanek's goal early in the third. John Tavares added two assists and Kevin Poulin made 46 saves for New York, which improved to 9-18-5. Patrick Marleau had a goal and assisted on Joe Pavelski's tally in the second for the Sharks. Dan Boyle was credited with two assists and Antti Niemi made 26 stops as San Jose lost its fourth straight.


Tuesday, December 10 Scoreboard


Buffalo Sabres 2, Ottawa Senators 1 (SO)

Washington Capitals 6, Tampa Bay Lightning 5 (SO)

Columbus Blue Jackets 5, New Jersey Devils 4

Los Angeles Kings 6, Montreal Canadiens 0

Florida Panthers 3, Detroit Red Wings 2 (SO)

Nashville Predators 4, New York Rangers 1

St. Louis Blues 2, Winnipeg Jets 1

Chicago Blackhawks 6, Dallas Stars 2

Phoenix Coyotes 3, Colorado Avalanche 1

Boston Bruins 2, Calgary Flames 1

Edmonton Oilers 5, Carolina Hurricanes 4 (OT)

New York Islanders 3, San Jose Sharks 2 (SO)


Wednesday, December 11 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:30 p.m. - Los Angeles Kings at Toronto Maple Leafs

7:00 p.m. - Philadelphia Flyers at Chicago Blackhawks

9:30 p.m. - Minnesota Wild at Anaheim Ducks