Thursday's NHL Capsules
Games played Nov. 7, 2013
Originally published November 7, 2013 at 10:48 p.m., updated November 8, 2013 at 1:26 a.m.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Martin Brodeur stopped 22 shots, and Adam Henrique and Cam Janssen each scored goals to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.
Jaromir Jagr added an empty-netter with 1.3 seconds left.
The Flyers beat the Devils 1-0 on Saturday in New Jersey. Henrique’s first-period goal would have been enough to stand in this one. Brodeur was never seriously challenged against the NHL’s weakest offense and posted his 122nd career shutout.
The Flyers have scored two goals in their last four games and have twice been shutout over that span.
The anemic Devils haven’t been much better. They were blanked in their last two games, snapping the scoreless drought on Henrique’s goal only 1:57 into the game.
Janssen scored in the third period.
CANUCKS 4, SHARKS 2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist and Roberto Luongo made 22 saves to help Vancouver snap a nine-game losing streak to San Jose.
Brad Richardson, Mike Santorelli and Zack Kassian also scored for the Canucks, who had lost all five regular season meetings between the teams the past two seasons and were swept by San Jose in the first round of the playoffs last spring.
Joe Thornton and Mike Brown scored for the Sharks, who lost their fourth straight game, but just the second in regulation all season.
Antti Niemi allowed four goals on 12 shots before being replaced early in the second period as the Canucks controlled the play for much of the first 40 minutes and weathered a strong push from San Jose in the third.
KINGS 2, SABRES 0
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Richards and Anze Kopitar scored power-play goals, and Jonathan Quick earned his first shutout of the season in Los Angeles’ victory over Buffalo.
Richards had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who returned from a four-day schedule break with their ninth victory in 13 games. Quick made 19 saves, including a handful of exceptional stops in his 26th career shutout.
Jhonas Enroth stopped 26 shots for the NHL-worst Sabres (3-14-1), who couldn’t follow up their stunning win at San Jose with another surprise on their three-game California road trip. Buffalo hasn’t won consecutive games all season.
Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff left the Buffalo bench early in the third period with a lower-body injury, according to the club.
BRUINS 4, PANTHERS 1
BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask made 23 saves and Boston got goals from four players to hand Florida its seventh straight loss.
Rask improved to 9-1 against Florida in helping Boston win for the third time in its past seven home games. The Bruins have won five straight and seven of their last eight against the Panthers.
Florida has lost 10 of its past 11 games and is on its longest skid (0-3-4) since a 10-game slide in April 2011.
David Krejci gave Boston a 1-0 lead when his shot from the blue line beat Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen at 7:17 of the second period.
Brad Marchand had the winner on a wrist shot 4:09 into the third period, snapping a 12-game drought without a goal for Boston.
BLUES 3, FLAMES 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Alexander Steen scored his league-leading 14th goal, Brian Elliott stopped 18 shots for his 100th career win and St. Louis beat Calgary.
The Blues have won five of six and are 6-1-1 at home. Calgary has lost four of five and eight of 11.
Maxim Lapierre and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for St. Louis.
Elliott, who got the start in place of Jaroslav Halak, improved to 2-0-1 with his second straight strong performance. He stopped 31 shots in a 4-0 win at Florida on Nov. 1.
Steen has a point in a career-best nine games in a row. He has scored in all but two games this season.
Steen converted on a backhand from the slot in the second period to push the lead to 3-0.
Tim Jackman and Mike Cammalleri scored third-period goals for Calgary. Cammalleri tallied at 14:49 to bring the Flames to within 3-2.
STARS 4, RED WINGS 3, OT
DETROIT (AP) — Rich Peverley’s goal at 4:41 of overtime completed a comeback and gave Dallas a win over Detroit.
Peverley beat Howard on a wrist shot from the high slot.
Shawn Horcoff, Jamie Benn and Cody Eakin also for Dallas. Kari Lehtonen stopped 26 shots.
Todd Bertuzzi and Pavel Datsyuk each had a goal and an assist, Adam Almquist got his first career goal for Detroit, which lost its fourth straight at home. Henrik Zetterberg had three assists. Jimmy Howard made 24 saves.
Eakin’s power-play goal at 18:50 of third, and with Lehtonen pulled to make it a 6-on-4 advantage, tied the game at 3. It was Eakin’s fourth goal.
SENATORS 4, CANADIENS 1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Robin Lehner stopped 33 shots to lead Ottawa over Montreal.
Bobby Ryan, Marc Methot, Mark Borowiecki and Kyle Turris, scored for the Senators (6-6-4), who posted back-to-back wins for just the second time this season.
Andrei Markov scored for the Canadiens (8-8-1) as Carey Price faced 23 shots. Montreal is winless in its past four games.
The game kicked off a five-game homestand for the Senators, who have struggled at home with a 2-3-2 record.
CAPITALS 3, WILD 2, SO
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom scored the only goal in a shootout, and Washington rallied to beat Minnesota for its fourth straight victory.
Braden Holtby had 33 saves for the Capitals before blanking the Wild during the shootout. Holtby outplayed Minnesota goaltender Josh Harding, who stopped 25 shots.
After two players from each side failed to score in the shootout, Backstrom beat Harding with a wrist shot that went into the upper left corner of the net. Holtby then denied Charlie Coyle to win it.
Coyle and Mikael Granlund scored in regulation for the Wild, whose three-game winning streak ended.
Alex Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson had Washington’s goals
HURRICANES 1, ISLANDERS 0
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Justin Peters stopped 21 shots in his third career shutout and Carolina beat New York.
Radek Dvorak scored a deflected goal in the first period to help the Hurricanes win their second straight following a five-game slide that coincided with a lower-body injury to starting goalie Cam Ward.
Peters, making his sixth straight start, made one of his best saves in the final minute of the second period when he stopped a streaking Michael Grabner after a turnover.
Peters finished with the Hurricanes’ first shutout of the season and his first since blanking Washington last March 12.
All six of Carolina’s wins have come by one goal.
RANGERS 4, BLUE JACKETS 2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Carl Hagelin scored two goals — one thanks to an opposing player — and Cam Talbot made 32 saves and New York extending Columbus’ losing streak to five games.
Rangers captain Ryan Callahan and defenseman Ryan McDonagh each added a goal and an assist.
Ex-Ranger Fedor Tyutin scored his first of the season and rookie Ryan Murray also had a goal for the Blue Jackets, who lost despite several highlight-reel stops among 30 saves by Sergei Bobrovsky.
There were plenty of familiar faces on both sides — four players on each team used to play for the other one.
The Rangers won for the fifth time in their past six games.
LIGHTNING 4, OILERS 2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had two goals to help Tampa Bay beat Edmonton for its sixth win in seven games.
Stamkos, who extended his goal-scoring streak to five games, has 13 goals this season. Ben Bishop made saves on first-period breakaway shots by Mark Arcobello and Taylor Hall.
Taylor Fedun and Hall scored for the Oilers, who have lost six of seven. Fedun, playing in his second game, also scored in his NHL debut Tuesday night at Florida.
Hall, the first overall pick in the 2010 draft, returned after missing seven games due to a knee injury. His in-close power-play goal got Edmonton within 3-2 midway through the third.
Stamkos put the Lightning up 1-0 when he beat Devan Dubnyk from the high slot 7:37 into the game. The center has eight goals and 12 points during a seven-game point streak.
After Fedun scored at 10:11, Stamkos gave Tampa Bay a 2-1 advantage on a wraparound goal with 52.7 seconds left in the first.
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