Devils Trounce Blues, NHL Roundup

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Published on January 22 2014 6:40 am
Last Updated on January 22 2014 6:40 am
Written by Millie Lange

Devils Blast Blues

(Newark, NJ) -- Seven different players scored and Cory Schneider made 26 saves as the Devils blasted the Blues 7-1 at the Prudential Center. Mark Fayne, Ryan Carter and Jaromir Jagr all scored in the first period for New Jersey, which had dropped three-of-four coming in. Damien Brunner had a goal and two assists, while Ryan Clowe, Adam Henrique and Eric Gelinas also lit the lamp in the victory. Alexander Steen scored the lone goal for the Blues, who have lost three of their last four. Starter Brian Elliott and Jaroslav Halak combined to stop just 16-of-23 shots in the setback.


Panthers Edge Sabres

(Buffalo, NY) -- Ed Jovanovski scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Panthers to a 4-3 win over the Sabres in Buffalo. The two teams combined for five goals in the first period before Nick Bjugstad gave Florida a 4-2 lead late in the second period. Tim Thomas saved 32-of-35 shots. Drew Stafford scored two goals and assisted on another for the Sabres. Steve Ott added a goal and an assist. The Panthers won their second straight to improve to 20-23-7. The Sabres lost their fourth in-a-row to fall to 13-28-7.


Isles Down Rangers At MSG

(New York, NY) -- John Tavares had three assists and Thomas Vanek had a goal and helper as the Islanders downed the Rangers 5-3 at Madison Square Garden.  Frans Nielsen also turned in a goal and assist while Thomas Hickey, Colin McDonald and Matt Martin also scored for the Isles. Kevin Poulin made 30 saves as the Islanders won for the seventh time in nine games. Rick Nash buried two goals for the Rangers while Chris Kreider also scored in defeat.  Cam Talbot notched 32 saves for the Blueshirts, who had won three straight.


Blue Jackets Crown Kings

(Columbus, OH) -- R.J. Umberger had a pair of goals to lead the Blue Jackets in a 5-3 win over the Kings at Nationwide Arena.  Artem Anisimov added a goal and assist while Ryan Johansen and Nathan Horton also scored for Columbus. Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves as the Jackets won their seventh straight. Dwight King, Jeff Carter and Robyn Regehr all scored for Los Angeles while Mike Richards had two assists. Martin Jones stopped 29 shots for the Kings, who have dropped three straight.


Stars Shutout Wild

(Dallas, TX) -- Kari Lehtonen shut out the Wild with 18 saves in a 4-0 win for the Stars in the second of a home-and-home set at American Airlines Center.  Alex Goligoski assisted on a pair of goals and Jordie Benn converted a penalty shot for Dallas. The Stars ended a three-game losing streak and improved to 22-20-8. The Wild were held scoreless for the fourth time this season and second time in a week. Minnesota dropped to 27-20-5.


Maple Leafs Weather Avalanche

(Denver, CO) -- Phil Kessel scored twice to lead the streaking Maple Leafs in a 5-2 win over the Avalanche from the Pepsi Center. James van Riemsdyk and Nazem Kadri also scored for Toronto while Jay McClement added a late empty-net goal. James Reimer made 35 saves for the Leafs, who have won six in-a-row.  Nathan MacKinnon scored both goals for Colorado while Semyon Varlamov was pulled after allowing three goals on 10 shots. Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 19 shots in relief as the Avs saw their four-game win streak end.


Capitals Fall To Senators

(Washington, DC) -- The Capitals couldn't put any of their 34 shots past Craig Anderson in last night's 2-0 loss to the Senators in DC. Braden Holtby stopped 24 shots for Washington, which has lost six straight. The Capitals are at New Jersey Friday night.


Jets Clip Ducks

(Anaheim, CA) -- Evander Kane's shorthanded goal in the second period ended up being the difference as the Jets snuck past the Ducks, 3-2, at the Honda Center. Cam Fowler and Nick Bonino each lit the lamp in the loss. Jonas Hiller allowed three goals on eight shots and then Frederik Andersen stopped all 10 he faced. Anaheim dropped to 37-10-5.

 

Canucks Edge Oilers

(Vancouver) -- The Vancouver Canucks know that with team captain Henrik Sedin and head coach John Tortorella missing for the foreseeable future, they'll need other members of the team to step up and play hero. On Tuesday night, that job fell to Roberto Luongo. The Canucks' netminder, playing in just his second game since missing six games with an ankle injury, looked as sharp as ever turning aside 28 of 29 shots to help lift the Canucks to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place.  


Flyers-Hurricanes Postponed; To Play Tonight

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Winter weather in the City of Brotherly Love is having an impact on the hockey schedule. The NHL postponed Tuesday night's scheduled game between the Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes at the Wells Fargo Center due to a snow emergency. The game has been rescheduled for tonight at 6 p.m. eastern. The Flyers will then head to Columbus to battle the Blue Jackets Thursday.


Blackhawks Face Red Wings

(Detroit, MI) -- The Blackhawks skate on enemy ice tonight against the Red Wings. Chicago improved to 32-8-11 Sunday with a shootout win over the Bruins. Detroit is 21-18-10 on the season. The puck drops from Joe Louis Arena at 7:00.

 

Tuesday, January 21 Scoreboard

NHL

Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers (PPD)

Florida Panthers 4, Buffalo Sabres 3

New Jersey Devils 7, St. Louis Blues 1

New York Islanders 5, New York Rangers 3

Ottawa Senators 2, Washington Capitals 0

Columbus Blue Jackets 5, Los Angeles Kings 3

Dallas Stars 4, Minnesota Wild 0

Toronto Maple Leafs 5, Colorado Avalanche 2

Vancouver Canucks 2, Edmonton Oilers 1

Winnipeg Jets 3, Anaheim Ducks 2


Wednesday, January 22 Schedule (All Times Central)

NHL

5:00 p.m. - Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers

6:00 p.m. - Montreal Canadiens at Pittsburgh Penguins

7:00 p.m. - Chicago Blackhawks at Detroit Red Wings

8:30 p.m. - Phoenix Coyotes at Calgary Flames