Tuesday's NHL Capsules
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
DETROIT (AP) — Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall scored 56 seconds apart in the third period to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 comeback win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.
Datsyuk added an assist, and Nicklas Lidstrom also scored for Detroit, which won its 11th consecutive home game. Ian White had two assists, and Jimmy Howard stopped 29 shots.
Matt D’Agostini and Alexander Steen scored for St. Louis, and Jason Arnott and Kevin Shattenkirk both had two assists. Brian Elliott made 29 saves.
Datsyuk tied the game at 2 with 8:41 left, deflecting White’s shot out of the air off the rush for his 12th goal. Kronwall netted his eighth with a wrist shot from the left point with 7:45 remaining.
LIGHTNING 5, FLYERS 1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had two goals, Mathieu Garon made 31 saves, and Tampa Bay beat Philadelphia.
The Lightning went ahead 2-1 on Stamkos’ rebound backhand at 7:25 of the second.
After Steve Downie scored at 11:41, Stamkos tied for the NHL lead with his 22nd goal, making it 4-1 with 1:15 remaining in the second.
Bruno Gervais and Vincent Lecavalier also had goals for the Lightning, who had lost four of six. Defenseman Victor Hedman left in the first period with an undisclosed upper body injury.
Scott Hartnell scored for Philadelphia, 1-3-1 over the past five games. Ilya Bryzgalov gave up Tampa Bay’s first three goals on just eight shots.
The Lightning were outshot 32-16 overall.
PENGUINS 4, HURRICANES 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Neal had a goal and an assist, and Pittsburgh fired a barrage of shots at Carolina goalie Justin Peters before finally breaking him in a victory over the Hurricanes that stretched the Penguins’ winning streak to four games.
Neal scored his 21st goal, one behind the NHL leaders. He has scored in every game of the Penguins’ winning streak and has 14 goals in 16 home games.
Pittsburgh outshot Carolina 52-18, giving Peters a difficult test in his season debut. Peters finished with 48 saves, including 36 on the first 37 shots he faced.
Steve Sullivan gave Pittsburgh the lead 1:18 into the third, and Pascal Dupuis scored 70 seconds later for the Penguins, 5-3 since captain Sidney Crosby’s latest concussion absence. Jordan Staal added a goal.
Tim Brent and Tuomo Ruutu scored for the Hurricanes, who had won consecutive games for only the third time this season before coming to Pittsburgh.
FLAMES 2, BLUE JACKETS 1, SO
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jarome Iginla netted Calgary’s only goal in regulation and then had the only score in the shootout to extend Columbus’ losing streak to six games.
Iginla, who scored in the third period to tie it 1-1, went first for the Flames in the shootout after Mark Letestu failed to score. The perennial All-Star faked once, then twice, to get Steve Mason down on the ice and then slipped the puck past him on the stick side.
Miikka Kiprusoff, who had 27 saves through overtime, then denied Rick Nash with a poke-check before James Wisniewski’s wrister clanged off the right post.
Derick Brassard scored for the Blue Jackets in the second period. Mason made 25 saves.
PANTHERS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Kris Versteeg and Jason Garrison scored power-play goals to help Florida beat Toronto.
Erik Gundbranson, Bill Thomas, and Tomas Fleischmann also scored for the Panthers, and Brian Campbell had three assists.
Jose Theodore stopped 29 shots for the Panthers, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Mikhail Grabovski scored two goals, and Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf added one for the Maple Leafs.
Florida was 2 for 3 on the power play. Toronto was 1 for 4.
CANADIENS 6, SENATORS 2
OTTAWA (AP) — Michael Cammalleri, Tomas Plekanec, Louis Leblanc, P.K. Subban and Erik Cole each had a goal and an assist, and Montreal ended a five-game losing streak with a win over Ottawa.
Raphael Diaz had three assists, and Lars Eller scored his second short-handed goal of the season for Montreal, which gave interim coach Randy Cunneyworth his first NHL win in five tries.
Carey Price stopped 33 shots for the Canadiens, who scored five unanswered goals, including four before chasing Ottawa starter Craig Anderson 2:03 into the second. Mathieu Darche had two assists.
Jason Spezza scored Ottawa’s second goal at 6:49, 56 seconds after Subban beat Alex Auld to put Montreal up 5-1.
Zack Smith gave the Senators a 1-0 lead with his 10th goal 1:42 in.
JETS 4, AVALANCHE 1
DENVER (AP) — Evander Kane scored two goals, Ondrej Pavelec made 32 saves, and Winnipeg handed Colorado its first home loss in a month.
Colorado’s home-winning streak was snapped at eight one night after the Avalanche broke a nine-game losing streak on the road with a victory at Minnesota. The Avalanche avoided being shut out for a fifth time this season when Kevin Porter scored at 14:48 of the third period.
The Avalanche also had a season-high tying, five-game winning streak broken.
Jim Slater and Tim Stapleton also had goals for the Jets, who won on the road for just the fifth time in 18 games.
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