Friday's NHL Capsules
Saturday, February 4, 2012
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist to help Calgary Flames beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Friday night.
Olli Jokinen scored in the first period and Jay Bouwmeester added a power-play goal in the second to help Calgary shake off two straight home losses.
Brent Seabrook scored for Chicago, which has lost five straight, including an 8-4 loss in Edmonton the night before. The Blackhawks also lost 3-2 at Vancouver in overtime on Tuesday night.
Ray Emery stopped 29 of 32 shots for the Blackhawks, who have six games left in a nine-game road trip that will feature games in all four time zones.
Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 26 shots for his 299th NHL win. He passed Mike Vernon for the Flames’ goalie record with 527 games.
BLUE JACKETS 3, DUCKS 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Derick Brassard scored his second goal with 1:05 left in overtime, and the Columbus Blue Jackets snapped their six-game skid with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
Jeff Carter scored the tying power-play goal in his return from a 10-game absence with a separated shoulder for the Blue Jackets, who finally won in the finale of their six-game road trip. The NHL’s worst team rallied impressively from a third-period deficit in its first game since an apparent clock malfunction possibly cost them a point in a 3-2 loss up the I-5 freeway in Los Angeles two nights ago.
Teemu Selanne scored his 654th and 655th career goals for the Ducks, who have lost two straight home games in discouraging fashion after a 9-1-1 run through most of January.
BLUES 1, KINGS 0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaroslav Halak stopped 22 shots and Jamie Langenbrunner scored in the second period.
Halak recorded his fifth shutout of the season and 21st of his career. He improved to 15-8-5 and has started six of the last seven games. Halak has four shutouts in his last seven starts. St. Louis has a league-best 10 shutouts.
St. Louis improved to a league-best 22-3-4 at home and has not lost a regulation game at home since dropping a 5-2 decision to Chicago on Dec. 3.
The Blues moved into a tie with Vancouver for second in the Western Conference with 67 points.
SENATORS 2, ISLANDERS 1, OT
OTTAWA (AP) — Mark Eaton scored 2:35 into overtime in his 600th NHL game.
Eaton took a pass from Milan Jurcina and put the puck into an open right side for his 24th NHL goal — his first since Nov. 28, 2009.
Matt Martin scored the tying goal in the third and Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves for New York, which is on a 5-1-1 run.
Zack Smith scored a short-handed goal late in the second for Ottawa, which has lost five in a row, the last four in regulation.
Ottawa’s Craig Anderson stopped 30 shots in his 16th straight start.
PANTHERS 2, JETS 1
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sean Bergenheim scored a go-ahead goal in the second period.
Kris Versteeg also scored a goal for Florida, while Scott Clemmensen stopped 20 shots.
Bryan Little scored for Winnipeg and Chris Mason made 28 saves.
Winnipeg lost for the ninth straight time when playing the second of consecutive games. The Jets are have been shut out twice and outscored 36-7 in those.
The Jets tied it at 1 on Little’s goal in the second. Little grabbed a loose puck and took a wrist shot from the left circle. The puck went between Clemmensen’s pads at 11:29.