Tuesday's NHL Capsules
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews each scored his second goal of the game late in the third period Tuesday night to shut off a St. Louis Blues rally and send the Chicago Blackhawks to a 7-5 victory.
Kane scored on a rebound off a shot by Viktor Stalberg with 6:18 left to put the Blackhawks up 6-4 after they nearly let a 5-1 lead slip away in their first home game since going 4-2 on a road swing out West.
Toews then added his second power-play goal of the night about 2 minutes later to give Chicago a three-goal cushion on its way to a third straight win.
David Backes scored for St. Louis with 2:39 left, but the Blues couldn’t come all the way back and lost their third consecutive game.
Lightning 4, Maple Leafs 3, OT
TORONTO (AP) — Simon Gagne made an impressive return to the Tampa Bay lineup, scoring 1:15 into overtime against Toronto.
The star forward also provided a screen when Martin St. Louis tied the game with just 8.7 seconds left in regulation.
It was quite a night for Gagne, who had missed 18 games with a neck injury. The overtime winner came on a 2-on-1 rush with Brett Clark and was his first goal as a member of the Lightning.
St. Louis had two goals and Ryan Malone also scored for Tampa Bay.
Nikolai Kulemin scored twice and Kris Versteeg had the other goal for Toronto.
Predators 3, Coyotes 0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shea Weber and Cal O’Reilly each scored a power-play goal, and Pekka Rinne made 33 saves for his third shutout of the season in Nashville’s victory over Phoenix.
Jordin Tootoo also scored into an empty net for the Predators, who snapped a four-game losing streak. It was Rinne’s 17th career shutout.
After a seven-game winning streak, the Coyotes have lost two straight.