Blues Claim Overtime Win, NHL Roundup
Published on February 7 2014 11:33 am
Last Updated on February 7 2014 11:33 am
Written by Millie Lange
Oshie, Blues Beat Bruins In OT
(St. Louis, MO) -- T.J. Oshie scored the game-winning goal with 1:31 left in overtime as the Blues beat the Bruins 3-2 at the Scottrade Center. Jaden Schwartz tallied a goal and an assist and Alexander Steen also lit the lamp for the Blues, who have won five of their last seven. Jaroslav Halak denied 36 shots in the victory. David Krejci and Brad Marchand scored 2:08 apart in the third period to tie the game for Boston, which had won six-of-seven coming in. Tuukka Rask permitted all three goals on 27 shots in defeat.
Flames Double Up Islanders
(Uniondale, NY) -- The Flames scored two goals each in the second and third periods to pull past the Islanders, 4-2, at the Nassau Coliseum. Four different players lit the lamp for Calgary including Sean Monahan tallying his 16th of the season and Mikael Backlund's 14th. Reto Berra stopped 28 shots for the Flames, who have won six of seven. Thomas Hickey and Calvin de Haan each hit the back of the net in the loss. Evgeni Nabokov allowed three goals on 21 shots for New York, which has lost six of seven.
Oilers Edge Rangers At MSG
(New York, NY) -- Nail Yakupov scored the go-ahead goal with 1:38 left in regulation to lift the Oilers past the Rangers 2-1 at Madison Square Garden. Ryan Smyth lit the lamp in the opening period for Edmonton, which has won five-of-six. Ben Scrivens stopped 35 shots in the victory. Derick Brassard scored the lone goal in the second stanza for the Blueshirts, who had their season-high four-game winning streak snapped. Cam Talbot allowed both goals on 31 shots in the setback.
Flyers Edge Avalanche
(Philadelphia, PA) -- Michael Raffl's third period goal held up as the Flyers edged the Avalanche 2-1 at the Wells Fargo Center. Mark Streit lit the lamp in the second and Claude Giroux added an empty-netter in the closing seconds for the Flyers, who have won three in-a-row. Sean Couturier tallied two assists, while Steve Mason kicked aside 38 shots in the victory. Nathan MacKinnon scored with 2:50 left to pull Colorado within one. Semyon Varlamov stopped 32 shots for the Avs, who have dropped two straight since a four-game winning streak.
Red Wings Sink Panthers
(Sunrise, FL) -- After falling behind 1-0 in the first period the Red Wings scored three unanswered goals to pick up a 3-1 win over the Panthers at the BB&T Center. Daniel Alfredsson and Gustav Nyquist each hit the back of the net in the second period, while Brian Lashoff tallied his first of the season on an empty netter with 20 seconds left in the third. Jimmy Howard stopped 23-of-24 shots for Detroit, which has won three of four. Scottie Upshall scored the only goal for Florida. Tim Thomas gave up two goals on 32 shots for the Panthers, who have dropped four of five.
Wild Clip Predators In OT
(St. Paul, MN) -- Nino Niederreiter scored the winning goal 2:16 into overtime to lift the Wild past the Predators 3-2 at Xcel Energy Center. Jonas Brodin and Zach Parise both scored in the first period for the Wild, who have won two in-a-row after a two-game skid. Darcy Kuemper kicked aside 16 of the 18 shots he faced in the victory. Craig Smith scored twice for Nashville, which has picked up at least a point in four straight. Carter Hutton allowed all three goals on 36 shots in the setback.
Kings Clip Blue Jackets
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Robyn Regehr scored the winning goal 2:33 into overtime to lift the Kings past the Blue Jackets 2-1 at STAPLES Center. Jake Muzzin tallied the other goal in the third period for the Kings, who snapped a four-game losing streak and won for just the second time in 11 games. Jonathan Quick made 24 saves in the victory. Jack Johnson scored the lone goal for Columbus, which had won its previous three. Sergei Bobrovsky allowed both goals on 20 shots in defeat.
Capitals Double Up Jets
(Washington, DC) -- Alex Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal during a three-goal third period as the Capitals doubled up the Jets 4-2 at the Verizon Center. Troy Brouwer scored twice and Tom Wilson also lit the lamp for Washington, which has won two-of-three. The Caps host the Devils Saturday in their final game before the Olympic break.
Leafs Cruise Past Lightning
(Tampa, FL) -- The Maple Leafs scored three goals in the third period to pull out a 4-1 win over the Lightning at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Ondrej Palat scored the lone goal for the Bolts, who have dropped four of their last five. The Lightning host the Red Wings tomorrow in their final game before the Olympic break.
Late Goal Sends Senators Past Sabres
(Ottawa) -- Down two goals in the third period against the Ottawa Senators, the Buffalo Sabres battled back to tie the game. However, a late goal by Senators forward Milan Michalek put Ottawa ahead for good. Michalek scored with 22.1 seconds left in regulation to give the Senators a 3-2 win at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday in Buffalo’s last game before the Olympic break.
Canadiens Down Canucks
(Montreal) -- Carey Price was once again under siege, but came out on top thanks to abundant goal support from one Max Pacioretty. Despite being outshot 44-29 by John Tortorella’s troops, the outcome of the game was never in doubt for the Canadiens, who played their final game at the Bell Centre before the Olympic break and won 5-2 over the Vancouver Canucks.
Blackhawks Pull Deal With Islanders
(Chicago, IL) -- The Chicago Blackhawks acquired forwards Peter Regin and Pierre-Marc Bouchard from the New York Islanders on Thursday in exchange for a 2014 fourth-round draft pick. Regin registered two goals and five assists in 44 games this season with New York. Bouchard has nine points in 28 games this season with the Islanders.
The Chicago Blackhawks are in the desert to play the Phoenix Coyotes tonight. The Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-0 on Wednesday to move to 35-10-14. The 'Yotes are 26-20-10 overall.
Thursday, February 6 Scoreboard
Calgary Flames 4, New York Islanders 2
Edmonton Oilers 2, New York Rangers 1
Philadelphia Flyers 3, Colorado Avalanche 1
Washington Capitals 4, Winnipeg Jets 2
Montreal Canadiens 5, Vancouver Canucks 2
Ottawa Senators 3, Buffalo Sabres 2
Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 1
Detroit Red Wings 3, Florida Panthers 1
St. Louis Blues 3, Boston Bruins 2 (OT)
Minnesota Wild 3, Nashville Predators 2 (OT)
Los Angeles Kings 2, Columbus Blue Jackets 1 (OT)
Friday, February 7 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p.m. - Edmonton Oilers at New Jersey Devils
6:00 p.m. - New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins
6:00 p.m. - Florida Panthers at Carolina Hurricanes
8:00 p.m. - Chicago Blackhawks at Phoenix Coyotes
9:30 p.m. - Columbus Blue Jackets at San Jose Sharks