Sunday's NHL Capsules
Monday, November 7, 2011
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Dominic Moore scored the shootout winner to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday night.
Ryan Malone, Steven Stamkos, and Teddy Purcell also scored for the Lightning. Dwayne Roloson stopped all 29 shots he faced after coming in late in the first period in relief of Mathieu Garon.
Brian Campbell, Tomas Kopecky, and Mike Santorelli scored goals for the Panthers, who squandered a 3-0 lead and suffered their third straight shootout loss, all at home. Jose Theodore made 34 saves for Florida.
Stars 5, Hurricanes 2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jamie Benn scored twice, including a shorthanded goal, to lead the Stars to a win over the Hurricanes.
Michael Ryder added a goal and an assist, and Erik Nystrom and Stephane Robidas also scored for Dallas, which is off to a 10-3-0 start. Loui Eriksson had three assists for the Stars, two of them on Benn's goals.
Chad LaRose and Tuomo Ruutu scored power-play goals for Carolina, which dropped its second straight in the only meeting between these teams this season.
Kari Lehtonen had 30 saves for Dallas to improve to 10-1-0.
Carolina starter Cam Ward stopped 10 of 14 shots before being pulled for Brian Boucher at 3:48 of the second with the Stars up 4-1.
Rangers 3, Jets 0
NEW YORK (AP) — Marian Gaborik scored on an odd-man rush and into an empty net in the third period and Derek Stepan had a goal and an assist to help the Rangers beat the Jets.
Martin Biron stopped 23 shots for his first shutout in more than two years, improving to 3-0 in his fourth appearance of the season.
The Rangers won their fourth straight despite another inefficient performance by the power play. The Jets still are 3-2-1 on a seven-game road trip.
A night after they only scored on a two-man advantage in nine power plays, the Rangers came up empty in more than 90 seconds of two-man advantage.
For Gaborik's second goal, he backhanded the puck up and over Zach Bogosian from the blue line into the empty net.
Canucks 6, Blackhawks 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Henrik Sedin had a goal and three assists and Vancouver converted five of six power plays to lift the Canucks to a win over the Blackhawks.
David Booth, Aaron Rome, Daniel Sedin and Dan Hamhuis each added power-play goals and Jannik Hansen had Vancouver's only even-strength score as the Canucks (7-7-1) handed the Blackhawks their first regulation home loss.
Michael Frolik and Marcus Kruger scored for Chicago (8-3-3), which went 0-for-5 on the power play and has scored just once in its last 26 chances.
Vancouver's Roberto Luongo made 38 saves to help the Canucks end a two-game slide.
Chicago's Corey Crawford blocked 32 shots.
Flames 2, Avalanche 1
DENVER (AP) — Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 32 shots, Mark Giordano and Curtis Glencross each had a goal and the Flames beat the Avalanche.
Calgary's Alex Tanguay and Scott Hannan each had an assist against their old team.
Semyon Varlamov had 21 saves and Paul Stastny scored the lone goal for the Avalanche, which fell to 1-5 on home ice. They've scored just eight goals in those six home games.
The Flames got the tie-breaking goal on a power play early in the second period. With Milan Hejduk off for tripping, Tanguay threw a shot to the front of the net. The puck bounced off Glencross and by Varlamov to make it 2-1. It was Glencross' fourth goal.