Sunday's NHL Capsules
Monday, November 14, 2011
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews and Steve Montador each scored twice to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 on Sunday night for their third straight victory.
Duncan Keith had a goal and assist for Chicago (11-4-3), which handed Edmonton its third consecutive loss. Daniel Carcillo capped the scoring with an empty-net goal.
Ryan Smyth, Jordan Eberle and Shawn Horcoff scored for the Oilers (9-6-2).
Montador, a defenseman playing his 10th NHL season, had his first two-goal game. He scored one of his goals playing in a forward spot — and parked in the slot — on a power play.
Edmonton's Nikolai Khabibulin surrendered a season-high five goals on 34 shots and lost his second straight game in regulation after starting the season 7-0-2.
Khabibulin, who entered the game with an NHL-leading 1.18 goals-against average and .957 save percentage, has allowed eight goals in the consecutive losses after permitting just nine in his first nine games.
Chicago's Corey Crawford made 20 saves.
FLYERS 3, PANTHERS 2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Danny Briere, Braydon Coburn and Matt Read scored and Ilya Bryzgalov made 31 saves in Philadelphia's victory over Florida.
Bryzgalov won for the fourth time in five starts.
Evgeny Dadonov and Tomas Fleischmann scored for Florida and Jose Theodore stopped 32 shots. The Panthers were held without a point for the first time in seven games.
Read scored on a penalty shot to give the Flyers a 3-1 lead. Read was awarded the shot after he was tripped by Jason Garrison. Read's shot trickled through Theodore's pads at 4:14 of the third.
WILD 3, DUCKS 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Cullen and Jared Spurgeon scored 3:21 apart in the first period, Kyle Brodziak also found the net and Nicklas Backstrom made 32 saves in Minnesota's victory over Anaheim.
Defenseman Cam Fowler got his first two goals of the season for the Ducks, 1-5-2 since beating the Wild 3-2 in Minnesota on Oct. 27. The second one came with 48.5 seconds remaining on a screened wrist shot after Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle used his timeout.
Jonas Hiller was pulled by Carlyle at the end of the first period, after giving up three goals on 15 shots against an offense that managed only one shot on net in the first 17:15 in a 5-2 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday night.
CANUCKS 4, ISLANDERS 1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Roberto Luongo made 23 saves to help Vancouver beat New York.
Aaron Rome had a goal and two assists, Cody Hodgson and David Booth each had a goal and an assist, and Henrik Sedin also scored for Vancouver, coming off a six-game trip.
Mark Moulson scored for New York. The Islanders are 1-6-3 in their last 10 games after opening 3-1-0.