Wild Nip Blackhawks, Blues Win, NHL Roundup


Published on January 24 2014 6:54 am
Last Updated on January 24 2014 6:54 am
Written by Millie Lange

Wild Nip Blackhawks

(St. Paul, MN) -- Jason Pominville and Matt Cooke scored in the first period as the Wild were able to hold on and beat the Blackhawks 2-1 at the Xcel Energy Center. Darcy Kuemper stopped 33 shots for Minnesota, which has won three-of-four. Patrick Kane scored late in the game for Chicago, which has lost two straight. Antti Raanta had 17 saves in net for the losing side. The teams were a combined 0-for-5 on the power play.

Blues Edge Rangers

(New York, NY) -- Kevin Shattenkirk's goal early in the third period stood as the winner for the Blues in a 2-1 win over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Alexander Steen scored the first goal for St. Louis. David Backes assisted on both goals. Jaroslav Halak saved 34 shots in the victory. Henrik Lundqvist thwarted 23 of 25 Blues shots. New York's lone goal came from Rick Nash late in the second period.  The Blues won the second of three games on their current road trip. The Rangers lost their second straight to drop to 27-23-3.

Blues Activate Lapierre From IR

(St. Louis, MO) -- The St. Louis Blues activated forward Maxim Lapierre from injured reserve on Thursday. Lapierre has been out of action since January 10 with an unspecified lower-body injury.  He missed five games before returning to action against the New York Rangers.  Prior to the setback the veteran totaled six goals and nine points in 39 games.  

Hurricanes Bounce Sabres

(Buffalo, NY) -- Three third period goals lifted the Hurricanes past the Sabres, 5-3, at the First Niagara Center. Alexander Semin scored his second goal of the game to tie contest at three, Andrej Sekera tallied the game winner and Jiri Tlusty's empty netter with a second left finished off the scoring in the third.  Anton Khudobin stopped 26-of-29 shots for Carolina, which has won three of four. Buffalo jumped out to a 3-2 lead behind Cody Hodgson, Brian Flynn and Tyler Ennis. Jhonas Enroth gave up four goals on 32 shots. The Sabres have lost five in-a-row.

Blue Jackets Blow Out Flyers

(Columbus, OH) -- Matt Calvert scored the go-ahead and eventual game-winning goal on the power play with under four minutes to go in the second period, and the Blue Jackets blew out the Flyers 5-2 at Nationwide Arena. Brandon Dubinsky and Nathan Horton scored in the third to put the game out of reach. Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves for Columbus, which has won eight in-a-row. Brayden Schenn and Vincent Lecavalier scored in the second to give the Flyers a short-lived, one-goal lead.  Philadelphia has lost three straight. Ray Emery had 34 saves in the loss.

Penguins Edge Isles In New York

(Uniondale, NY) -- Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz tallied a goal and two assists each as the Penguins edged the Islanders 6-4 at Nassau Coliseum. Olli Maata, Kris Letang, Evgeni Malkin and Brandon Sutter also lit the lamp for the Pens, who have won two in-a-row and seven of their last nine overall. Jeff Zatkoff stopped 30 of the 34 shots he faced in the victory. Michael Grabner, Brock Nelson, Josh Bailey and Kyle Okposo all scored for the Isles, who had won their previous two. Kevin Poulin allowed five goals on 28 shots in defeat.

Predators Rally Past Canucks

(Vancouver, British Columbia) -- Craig Smith and Nick Spaling scored goals for the Predators in the third period, leading Nashville to a 2-1 win over the Canucks at Rogers Arena. After a scoreless first period, Chris Higgins lit the lamp in the second for Vancouver. Carter Hutton faced 34 shots and stopped 33 for Nashville. Roberto Luongo made 24 saves in the loss. The Preds won their fourth game in the past five. The Canucks have lost four of their last six games.

Ducks Drop Kings Ahead Of Stadium Series

(Anaheim, CA) -- Dustin Penner and Patrick Maroon both scored in the second period as the Ducks dropped the Kings 2-1 at the Honda Center. Frederik Anderson made 30 saves for Anaheim, which has alternated wins and losses the last five games. Anze Kopitar scored the only goal for Los Angeles, which has lost four straight. Jonathan Quick stopped 19 shots in the loss. The teams combined to go 1-for-9 on the power play. The Kings and Ducks hit the ice at Dodger Stadium Saturday for the Stadium Series.

Lightning Edges Senators In Shootout

(Tampa, FL) -- Nikita Kucherov scored the lone goal of the shootout to lift the Lightning past the Senators 4-3 at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Tyler Johnson, B.J. Crombeen and Ondrej Palat all scored in regulation for Tampa, which has won two in-a-row after a two-game skid. The Bolts host Colorado Saturday.

Stars Rout Maple Leafs

(Dallas, TX) -- Valeri Nichushkin tallied two goals and an assist to lead the Stars to a 7-1 rout of the Maple Leafs at American Airlines Center. Jamie Benn added a goal and three helpers for Dallas, which has won two in-a-row for the first time in a month. The Stars host the Penguins Saturday.

Sharks Win Close One Over Jets

(San Jose, CA) -- Joe Pavelski's goal early in the third period proved to be the winner as San Jose got by Winnipeg 1-0 at the SAP Center. Alex Stalock saved 20 shots in his second shutout in a week. The Sharks won their fifth straight game to improve to 33-12-6. They host Minnesota Saturday night.

Thursday, January 23 Scoreboard


Carolina Hurricanes 5, Buffalo Sabres 3

St. Louis Blues 2, New York Rangers 1

Columbus Blue Jackets 5, Philadelphia Flyers 2

Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Ottawa Senators 3 (SO)

Pittsburgh Penguins 6, New York Islanders 4

Minnesota Wild 2, Chicago Blackhawks 1

Dallas Stars 7, Toronto Maple Leafs 1

Nashville Predators 2, Vancouver Canucks 1

Anaheim Ducks 2, Los Angeles Kings 1

San Jose Sharks 1, Winnipeg Jets 0

Friday, January 24 Schedule (All Timmes Central)


6:00 p.m. - Washington Capitals at New Jersey Devils

6:00 p.m. - Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes

6:30 p.m. - Montreal Canadiens at Detroit Red Wings

6:30 p.m. - Colorado Avalanche at Florida Panthers

8:00 p.m. - Nashville Predators at Calgary Flames

8:30 p.m. - Phoenix Coyotes at Edmonton Oilers