Saturday's NHL Capsules
Originally published February 10, 2013 at 12:03 a.m., updated February 10, 2013 at 12:40 a.m.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Henrique and Bobby Butler scored power-play goals 2:12 apart in the third period, and the New Jersey Devils extended their winning streak to four games with a 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday that snapped the Penguins' five-game winning streak.
Ilya Kovalchuk assisted on the late goals, and defenseman Andy Greene had two assists, including the primary one on rookie Stefan Matteau's first NHL goal.
Martin Brodeur made 24 saves and provided a little humor by chasing his stick late in the second period of his 1,200th career game. He became the first NHL goalie to reach the milestone.
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby had a six-game point streak snapped, his longest since a career-high, 25-game run in 2010.
Brandon Sutter scored early for the Penguins, who gave the Devils 10 power-play chances. The teams will play again Sunday in Pittsburgh.
FLYERS 4, HURRICANES 3, OT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Danny Briere scored 1:47 into overtime to lift Philadelphia over Carolina.
Jakub Voracek, Matt Read and Brayden Schenn also scored for Philadelphia, which went 3-0-1 on a four-game homestand.
Joe Corvo scored the tying goal in the third period, and Jiri Tlusty and Jeff Skinner also had goals for the Hurricanes, who had won two in a row.
The Flyers have gone 24-4-4 against the Hurricanes since Nov. 28, 2003. Philadelphia is 5-6-1 at the quarter point of the lockout-shortened 48-game schedule. Carolina fell to 5-4-1.
Ilya Bryzgalov made 30 saves in the victory and earned his third assist of the season.
RED WINGS 2, OILERS 1
DETROIT (AP) — Niklas Kronwall's third-period goal broke a tie, and Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist in Detroit's narrow win over Edmonton.
Henrik Zetterberg had two assists, and Jimmy Howard made 23 saves for Detroit (6-4-1).
Rookie defenseman Justin Schultz scored the lone goal for Edmonton (4-4-3), and 40-year-old Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 28 shots in his first game of the season
The Red Wings killed off a two-man disadvantage that lasted 1:07 early in the third period.
JETS 1, SENATORS 0
OTTAWA (AP) — Al Montoya made 33 saves, and Alex Ponikarovsky scored the only goal in Winnipeg's win over Ottawa.
Ponikarovsky broke the scoreless deadlock 5:57 into the third period. The Senators had no answer against Montoya, who replaced an ailing Ondrej Pavelec (flu) and posted his first shutout of the season and third of his NHL career.
The Jets (5-5-1) won for the second time in six games and snapped a three-game road skid.
Ottawa backup Ben Bishop made his second start of the season and was solid in stopping 36 shots. The Senators (6-4-2) have scored just seven goals in past five games, including four in a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.
The Senators have lost a pair of 1-0 decisions in that span. Ottawa has allowed only 15 goals in eight games.
CANUCKS 5, FLAMES 1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Rookie Jordan Schroeder scored his first two NHL goals and Cory Schneider stopped 33 shots and Vancouver rallied to defeat Calgary for its fifth consecutive victory.
Schroeder and Alex Burrows scored just 27 seconds apart in the second period to give Vancouver a 2-1 lead. Schroeder scored his second goal late in the third period off a Mason Raymond rebound.
Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin added two assists to give him 755 career points. That leaves him one point behind former captain Markus Naslund's franchise-leading total of 756.
Schroeder scored on the power play for his first NHL goal.
Chris Higgins and Kevin Bieksa also scored for the Canucks (7-2-2).
Lee Stempniak scored for the Flames (3-4-2), who wrapped a three-game road trip 2-1 with the loss.
LIGHTNING-BRUINS, PPD., SNOW
BOSTON (AP) — The game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the host Bruins was postponed because of the blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on the Boston area.
No makeup date had been scheduled yet. Originally scheduled for 1 p.m., the game was pushed back until 7 p.m. to allow the storm to pass. But public transportation was not expected to resume on Saturday, and roads were still being cleared.
CAPITALS 5, PANTHERS 0
WASHINGTON (AP) — Troy Brouwer scored two goals and Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots and assisted on Brouwer's second goal and Washington shut out Florida in the opener of a home-and-home series.
Mathieu Perreault and Joel Ward each added a goal and an assist, and Alex Ovechkin also scored for Washington (3-8-1), which snapped a three-game losing streak.
It was the first time Washington has scored more than three goals in a game this season.
The teams will play at Florida (4-6-1) on Tuesday.
COYOTES 1, SHARKS 0, SO
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Mike Smith made 33 saves through overtime and then turned aside two more shots in the shootout to carry Phoenix past San Jose.
The only offense in the entire game was provided by Phoenix's Mikkel Boedker and Radim Vrbata, who both netted shootout goals against Sharks goalie Antti Niemi.
Smith, who recorded his fourth shutout of the season, made several acrobatic saves, including one in the shootout. Smith has 21 career NHL shutouts.
Niemi stopped 21 shots before the shootout to earn his first shutout of the season and 20th in the NHL.
Smith improved to 14-19 in shootouts, and Niemi fell to 19-13.
San Jose, which has gone to a shootout in four of six games, dropped its second straight tiebreaker.
Smith, who shut out the Sharks three times last season, improved to 6-3-1 in his career against them.
SABRES 3, ISLANDERS 2
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Ryan Miller made 41 saves, and Alexander Sulzer scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period for Buffalo, which earned a victory over the New York Islanders despite being outshot 43-15.
Thomas Vanek and Christian Ehrhoff added goals for the Sabres, who won their second straight game. The Islanders dropped their fourth straight.
John Tavares and Colin McDonald scored for New York, and Brian Strait had two assists. Evgeni Nabokov made 12 saves for the Islanders, who erased a pair of one-goal deficits but couldn't overcome a third even after Tavares was awarded a penalty shot with 3:53 remaining.
MAPLE LEAFS 6, CANADIENS 0
MONTREAL (AP) — James Reimer made 37 saves, Phil Kessel had a goal and two assists, and Toronto defeated Montreal.
Leo Komarov added his first NHL goal 59 seconds into the game. Tyler Bozak scored later in the first period, and James van Riemsdyk and Kessel added second-period goals.
Korbinian Holzer and Dion Phaneuf scored in the third for Toronto.
The Maple Leafs completed a sweep of a three-game road trip and are 6-1 away from the Air Canada Centre this season.
Montreal outshot Toronto 37-28.
WILD 2, PREDATORS 1, OT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Devin Setoguchi's power-play goal at 4:21 of overtime gave Minnesota a win over Nashville that snapped the Wild's three-game losing streak.
Setoguchi took a pass from Mikko Koivu and fired a shot past Chris Mason for his first goal of the season and the Wild's 23rd in 11 games.
Cal Clutterbuck also scored, and Niklas Backstrom stopped 25 shots for Minnesota.
Paul Gaustad scored for Nashville, which had a four-game winning streak broken. Gaustad was whistled for a hand-pass penalty on a faceoff at 2:48 of overtime that led to the winning goal.
DUCKS 6, BLUES 5, SO
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Viktor Fasth stopped three of six shootout attempts to become the first NHL goalie in eight years to win his first five starts, and Bobby Ryan had two goals and two assists as Anaheim beat struggling St. Louis.
Fasth, who began the game first in the NHL with a 1.06 goals-against average and a .957 save percentage, allowed five goals on 31 shots. Nolan Schaefer won his first five starts for San Jose in 2005.
Teemu Selanne had a goal and three assists, Andrew Cogliano and Saku Koivu also scored, and Nick Bonino netted the deciding tally in the shootout for the Ducks on their sixth attempt.
David Backes had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who have dropped four straight. Chris Stewart and Alexander Steen each had a goal and two assists for the St. Louis and David Perron and T.J. Oshie also scored.
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