Monday's NHL Capsules
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
DETROIT (AP) — James Neal scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins pulled out a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings after blowing a four-goal lead on Monday night.
Just hours after Penguins forward Matt Cooke was suspended by the NHL for the rest of the regular season and the first round of the playoffs for an elbow to the head of New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh, Pascal Dupuis had two goals and an assist to help Pittsburgh build its big lead.
Tyler Kennedy put Pittsburgh ahead 4-0 at 13:16 of the second period, ending goalie Jimmy Howard’s night. Joey MacDonald stopped all 10 shots he faced before the shootout.
Brent Johnson stopped 37 shots for the Penguins.
Henrik Zetterberg started Detroit’s comeback with 2:19 left in the second, Valtteri Filppula had a goal early in the third, and Danny Cleary and Mike Modano scored 2:21 apart midway through the period to make it 4-4.
Kings 2, Flames 1, SO
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Quick made 27 saves, and Anze Kopitar scored the deciding goal of the shootout in the Los Angeles Kings’ 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.
Jarret Stoll gave the Kings a 1-0 lead with 5:52 left in regulation on Los Angeles’ 24th shot. The Flames tied it 65 seconds later when Olli Jokinen slipped the puck past Quick on Calgary’s 22nd shot. It was his 16th goal this season and sixth in 21 career games against his former team.
Stoll pulled Los Angeles even in the shootout after Alex Tanguay beat Quick, and Kopitar put the Kings ahead when he slipped the puck through Miikka Kiprusoff’s pads.
Calgary’s Curtis Glencross then shot wide of the right post to end it, making Quick 8-0 in shootouts this season.