Saturday's NHL Capsules
Games played March 2, 2013
Originally published March 2, 2013 at 11:24 p.m., updated March 3, 2013 at 1:01 a.m.
MONTREAL (AP) — Brandon Sutter's second goal of the game 52 seconds into overtime lifted the Pittsburgh Penguins to a wild 7-6 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
Sutter took a pass from Simon Despres on a rush, stepped around Max Pacioretty, and beat goalie Carey Price with a high shot to help Pittsburgh end a two-game skid and avoid being swept on a three-game road trip.
Matt Cooke and Chris Kunitz, both netted two goals, and Sidney Crosby also scored for Pittsburgh (14-8).
Brian Gionta had a pair of goals, and Brandon Prust, Pacioretty, David Desharnais and P.K. Subban also scored as Montreal (13-4-4) stretched its string of games without a regulation loss to 10.
The Canadiens failed to get a win for coach Michel Therrien in his first game against the Penguins since he was fired as their coach in 2009.
Montreal outshot Pittsburgh 39-26 in a wide-open game with shaky goaltending at both ends.
BRUINS 3, LIGHTNING 2
BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored a tiebreaking goal on the power play with 2:16 left in the third period, completing Boston's comeback from a two-goal deficit against Tampa Bay and extending the Bruins' winning streak to six straight.
Marchand 11th goal of the season came late in a double high-sticking penalty to Brendan Mikkelson. It was the second power-play goal of the game for the Bruins, who hadn't scored at home with a man advantage entering the game.
Tyler Seguin also scored on the power play for the Bruins 3:22 into the second period, pulling Boston within 2-1. Rich Peverley tied it 1:17 later. Patrice Bergeron and Marchand broke free for a 2-on-1 late in the third for the tiebreaking goal.
Steven Stamkos and Alexander Killorn scored for Tampa Bay, both on power plays in the first period.
FLYERS 2, SENATORS 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds scored goals and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 33 shots to help Philadelphia defeat Ottawa.
The win gave the Flyers a .500 record for the first time this season, at 11-11-1. Philadelphia has won five of its last seven games.
Marc Methot scored for the Senators, who lost in regulation for the first time since Feb. 16.
SABRES 4, DEVILS 3, SO
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jason Pominville scored twice in regulation and added a shootout goal, and Buffalo extended its winning streak to three games by beating New Jersey.
Tyler Ennis also scored in the shootout while Ryan Miller stopped both shootout attempts after making 28 saves in regulation.
Cody Hodgson had two assists and Jochen Hecht also scored for Buffalo, which improved to 3-2-0 since Ron Rolston took over as interim coach after Lindy Ruff was fired.
The three-game win streak is Buffalo's longest since the team won five straight from March 19-27 last season.
Adam Henrique, Steve Bernier and Andrei Loktionov scored for the Devils.
CAPITALS 3, JETS 0
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Braden Holtby stopped 35 shots and Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist and Washington defeated Winnipeg.
Matt Hendricks and Todd Brouwer, with his team-leading ninth goal of the season, also scored for Washington.
It was Holtby's third shutout of the season.
Winnipeg's Ondrej Pavelec made 18 saves for the Jets, who had a three-game winning streak ended.
HURRICANES 6, PANTHERS 2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jussi Jokinen scored twice and added an assist, and Riley Nash netted his first goal as part of a three-point night in Carolina's win over Florida.
Eric Staal also had two goals for the Hurricanes, Jiri Tlutsy scored his 10th in 11 games, and Alexander Semin had three assists.
Carolina moved into sole possession of first place in the Southeast Division with its first win over a division opponent. The Hurricanes had been 0-5 against Southeast foes and 10-3-1 against the rest of the Eastern Conference.
Cam Ward made 22 saves for the Hurricanes, who won their second straight at home. Carolina had lost six of seven against the Panthers.
Filip Kuba and Shawn Matthias scored for the Panthers, who have only two wins in 11 games. Florida goalie Jose Theodore left the game 2:22 into the first period after he appeared to injure his right leg. Scott Clemmensen replaced him and made 27 saves.
COYOTES 5, DUCKS 4, SO
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Steve Sullivan scored the tying goal with 6:28 remaining in regulation and then netted the lone goal in the shootout to lift Phoenix over Anaheim.
Lauri Korpikoski scored twice, Matthew Lombardi added a goal, and Mike Smith stopped 31 shots through overtime and then all three shootout attempts for the Coyotes, who won for the second time in three games.
Andrew Cogliano had three goals for his second NHL hat trick, and Saku Koivu added a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who lost for just the fifth time in 20 games.
The teams were playing the first of three consecutive games against each other.
SHARKS 2, PREDATORS 1
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Dan Boyle and Joe Pavelski got San Jose's struggling power-play unit going with goals that helped the Sharks beat Nashville.
The Sharks had converted on just three of their past 62 power-play chances heading into the game, a major reason for a February swoon that featured 10 losses in 12 games.
Joe Thornton and Logan Couture assisted on both goals, and Antti Niemi made 18 saves for the Sharks, who moved from a tie for eighth into a tie for fourth in the tightly packed Western Conference, one point ahead of the Predators.
Nashville's Gabriel Bourque scored a short-handed goal with 5:30 remaining.
CANUCKS 5, KINGS 2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Daniel Sedin and Jannik Hansen scored 2:44 apart late in the second period to lead Vancouver over Los Angeles.
Dan Hamhuis, Mason Raymond also scored, and Chris Higgins added an empty-net goal for Vancouver, which snapped a two-game losing streak.
Justin Williams and Jordan Nolan scored for Los Angeles, which had its five-game winning streak end.
Following 8-3 and 4-2 losses to Detroit and Phoenix, and without center Ryan Kesler (fractured foot), the Canucks needed a strong outing to maintain their Northwest Division lead.