Blues Win In Overtime, NHL Roundup


Published on December 30 2013 6:37 am
Last Updated on December 30 2013 6:37 am
Written by Millie Lange

Blues Edge Stars In OT

(Dallas, TX) -- Kevin Shattenkirk scored the game-winning goal with just 11 seconds left in overtime as the Blues edged the Stars 3-2 at American Airlines Center. Jaden Schwartz and T.J. Oshie both scored in regulation for St. Louis, which has won two in-a-row and four of its last five. Brian Elliott kicked aside 28 of the 30 shots he faced in the victory. Jamie Benn and Ryan Garbutt scored 3:18 apart in the second period for the Stars, who had won their previous two. Kari Lehtonen stopped 19-of-22 shots in the setback.

Sabres Edge Capitals In Shootout

(Buffalo, NY) -- Steve Ott scored the lone goal of the shootout in the sixth round to lift the Sabres to a 2-1 win over the Capitals at the First Niagara Center. Drew Stafford gave Buffalo the lead late in the second period while Ryan Miller stood tall to make 49 saves for the win. The Sabres were outshot 50-17 in regulation and overtime but won their fourth in six games. Troy Brouwer tied the score with his eighth of the year for Washington in the third period. Philipp Grubauer made 16 saves for the Caps, who have lost three out of four.

Neal's Hat Trick Leads Pens Past Blue Jackets

(Columbus, OH) -- James Neal tallied his fourth career hat trick to lead the Penguins past the Blue Jackets 5-3 in Columbus. Neal also had two assists, while Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby had a goal and two helpers each for Pittsburgh, which has won two in-a-row and nine of its last 10 overall. Jeff Zatkoff made 25 saves in the victory. Brandon Dubinsky, Corey Tropp and Nikita Nikitin all scored for the Blue Jackets, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Curtis McElhinney allowed all five goals on 30 shots in defeat.

Maple Leafs Weather Hurricanes

(Toronto, Ontario) -- Phil Kessel had two goals and Jonathan Bernier made 41 saves as the Maple Leafs picked up a 5-2 win over the Hurricanes from the Air Canada Centre. Nikolai Kulemin, Paul Ranger and Dion Phaneuf also scored for Toronto, which has won two straight and three out of five. Nathan Gerbe and Justin Faulk lit the lamp in the second period for Carolina in defeat. Cam Ward stopped 22 shots as the 'Canes dropped their fifth straight and eighth in nine games.


Rangers Edge Lightning

(Tampa, FL) -- Mats Zuccarello tallied a goal and two assists as the Rangers edged the Lightning 4-3 at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Rick Nash, Chris Kreider and Benoit Pouliot also lit the lamp for the Blueshirts, who have won three of their last four. Henrik Lundqvist denied 37 shots in the victory. Valtteri Filppula recorded a goal and a helper and Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat also scored for the Bolts, who have dropped two in-a-row after a five-game winning streak. Anders Lindback allowed all four goals on 29 shots in defeat.

Isles Storm Back To Beat Wild

(St. Paul, MN) -- Kyle Okposo scored twice in a three-goal third period for the Islanders in a 5-4 win over the Wild from the Xcel Energy Center. Okposo added an assist while Thomas Hickey had a goal and two helpers. John Tavares and Cal Clutterbuck also scored for New York while Kevin Poulin made 33 saves as the Isles won their third in five games. Nino Niederreiter had a goal and assist for Minnesota while Ryan Suter, Jonas Brodin and Justin Fontaine also lit the lamp in defeat. Josh Harding stopped 26 shots as the Wild lost their fifth straight.

Canucks Claim Win Over Flames

(VANCOUVER) -- The Canucks emerged Sunday from their holiday break as victors squeaking out a 2-0 win over Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome but had to watch another teammate join the list of walking wounded. Jannik Hansen's breakaway goal with 39.7 seconds left in the opening period proved to be the eventual game-winner as Vancouver extended their win streak to three games. Mike Santorelli also scored for the Canucks, who improved their overall season record to 23-11-6.

Jets Clip Avs In OT

(Denver, CO) -- Blake Wheeler's 15th goal of the year came with two seconds left in overtime to send the Jets to a 2-1 win over the Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Wheeler also assisted on Andrew Ladd's third-period tally while Al Montoya made 33 saves for the victory. Winnipeg has won two straight and three out of five. Nathan MacKinnon found the back of the net for Colorado in defeat. Semyon Varlamov stopped 35 shots for the Avs, who have lost four straight.

Panthers End Losing Streak

(Sunrise, FLA) -- A collective effort helped the Florida Panthers put an end to a three-game losing streak Sunday. Four players scored for Florida and Scott Clemmensen made 21 saves to lead the Panthers to a 4-1 victory against the Montreal Canadiens at BB&T Center.

Sharks Drop Ducks, Ending Anaheim's Win Streak

(San Jose, CA) -- The Sharks built a three-goal lead and held on for a 3-1 win over the Ducks at the SAP Center. Brent Burns and Logan Couture each scored in the first period and Bracken Kearns found his first-career NHL goal in the second. Antti Niemi made 30 saves for San Jose, which has won four straight.  Patrick Maroon broke up the shutout in the third period for Anaheim while Frederik Andersen made 20 saves in defeat. The Ducks saw their ten-game win streak come to an end.

Blackhawks Host Kings Tonight

(Chicago, IL) -- The Blackhawks play host to the L.A. Kings tonight at United Center. Chicago suffered a shootout loss at St. Louis Saturday to fall to 27-7-7. The Kings come in at 25-10-4 following a loss at Nashville Saturday. The puck drops at 7:00.

Blues Place Steen On IR

(St. Louis, MO) -- The St. Louis Blues have placed forward Alexander Steen on injured reserve due to a concussion on Saturday. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong says Steen's injury was likely to have occurred as a result of several hits in recent games. No timetable has been set for his return. Steen has 24 goals and 14 assists in 35 games this season. The 24 goals are tied for his career high.

Sunday, December 29 Scoreboard


Buffalo Sabres 2, Washington Capitals 1 (SO)

Florida Panthers 4, Montreal Canadiens 1

Pittsburgh Penguins 5, Columbus Blue Jackets 3

St. Louis Blues 3, Dallas Stars 2 (OT)

Toronto Maple Leafs 5, Carolina Hurricanes 2

New York Rangers 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 3

Vancouver Canucks 2, Calgary Flames 0

New York Islanders 5, Minnesota Wild 4

Winnipeg Jets 2, Colorado Avalanche 1 (OT)

San Jose Sharks 3, Anaheim Ducks 1


Monday, December 30 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:30 p.m. - Washington Capitals at Ottawa Senators

7:00 p.m. - Los Angeles Kings at Chicago Blackhawks

7:00 p.m. - Detroit Red Wings at Nashville Predators

9:00 p.m. - Philadelphia Flyers at Vancouver Canucks