Thursday's NHL Capsules
Games played Oct. 24, 2013
Originally published October 24, 2013 at 10:52 p.m., updated October 25, 2013 at 1:04 a.m.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Braydon Coburn broke a tie 3:33 into the third period, and Steve Mason made the lead stand up as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 2-1 on Thursday night for their second win of the season.
Matt Read scored a short-handed goal and added an assist, and Mason made 30 saves for Philadelphia (2-7), which snapped a four-game losing streak. The Flyers are still off to their worst start through nine games.
New York’s Cam Talbot was solid in net in his NHL debut, making 25 saves in place of injured regular Henrik Lundqvist, but the Rangers (2-6) lost for the fifth time in six games. They have one game left on their season-starting, nine-game road trip.
The Rangers, who got a goal from Brad Richards, thought they had gotten even at 2, but a video replay determined that J.T. Miller kicked the puck into the net.
CANUCKS 3, DEVILS 2, SO
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mike Santorelli scored the only goal in the shootout to help Vancouver edge New Jersey.
In a matchup of former goaltending teammates, Roberto Luongo got the best of Cory Schneider — who used to be his backup in Vancouver. Luongo turned aside Travis Zajac, Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias in the tiebreaker to make Santorelli’s goal stand up.
The Devils took a 1-0 lead just 5:05 into the game when Andrei Lokotonov found Elias for his third goal. Ryan Kesler tied it at 6:07 with his fifth goal.
New Jersey (1-5-4) went back in front with a power-play goal 3:34 later on Eric Gelinas’ first NHL goal. Gelinas was called up from Albany of the AHL on Wednesday.
But Vancouver tied it at 2 with 7:23 left in the second when Daniel Sedin netted his fourth of the season.
Luongo made 28 saves before the shootout. Schneider stopped 19.
It was the second straight road win after regulation for the Canucks, who beat the New York Islanders in overtime on Tuesday.
BRUINS 2, SHARKS 1
BOSTON (AP) — David Krejci tipped in a shot with 0.8 seconds left in the third period as Boston sent San Jose to its first regulation loss of the season.
Jarome Iginla scored his first goal with the Bruins (7-2), and Tuukka Rask made 38 saves.
Patrick Marleau had San Jose’s goal, his eighth of the season. Antti Niemi stopped 15 shots.
Krejci, positioned in the slot, tipped defenseman Adam McQuaid’s shot from the point between Niemi’s pads for the game-winner.
The Sharks (8-1-1) tied the game 18 seconds into the third period.
LIGHTNING 6, BLACKHAWKS 5, OT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Martin St. Louis scored 1:16 into overtime to give Tampa Bay a win over Chicago Blackhawks.
St. Louis netted the game-winner from in-close. The Tampa Bay captain also had an assist and moved past Neal Broten (923) for 93rd place on the NHL career points list.
Steven Stamkos scored a tiebreaking power-play goal as Tampa Bay took a 5-4 lead with 2:29 left in regulation.
Chicago’s Jonathan Toews was credited with the tying goal with 1:49 remaining after the Lightning put the puck into their own net.
Stamkos finished with two goals and two assists. Matt Carle, Nate Thompson and Victor Hedman had the other Tampa Bay goals.
Chicago also got goals from Bryan Bickell, Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw. Kane assisted on Shaw’s goal, giving him five goals and 15 points in eight games against Tampa Bay.
WILD 3, HURRICANES 1
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nino Niederreiter and Zach Parise scored for Minnesota with the first two shots of the season against Carolina fill-in goalie Justin Peters, and the Wild won despite losing their own starting goalie to injury.
Cam Ward was hurt just 4:07 into the game, an unspecified lower-body injury that forced the Hurricanes to send Peters in cold. He stopped 19 shots after settling in, but his rough start was costly.
Alexander Semin’s power-play goal in the second period pulled the Hurricanes within one, but they couldn’t muster any more in the final frame against Niklas Backstrom, who relieved starter Josh Harding in net.
Dany Heatley got his first goal of the season in the closing seconds, an empty-netter on a power play, to clinch the Wild’s second straight win. They are 4-0-2 at home.
CANADIENS 4, DUCKS 1
MONTREAL (AP) — Carey Price made 31 saves in Montreal’s one-sided victory over Anaheim.
Tomas Plekanec, Michael Bournival, Brian Gionta and Rene Bourque also scored for Montreal (6-4-0).
Patrick Maroon scored for Anaheim (7-3-0), and Jonas Hiller made 21 saves.
After pressure by the Canadiens to start the game, Bournival scored his second of the season to put Montreal ahead 1-0 at 11:39 of the first period.
Bournival tipped a blue-line shot from Nathan Beaulieu past Hiller. The assist was Beaulieu’s first point in his fourth game this season.
Plekanec added to the Canadiens’ lead five minutes later with his fifth of the season.
Former Canadiens captain Saku Koivu returned to Montreal for just the second time since signing with the Ducks in 2009.
PREDATORS 3, JETS 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Craig Smith scored at 4:43 of overtime to give Nashville a win over Winnipeg.
Shea Weber and Patric Hornqvist also scored for Nashville, which has won three of four. Anthony Peluso and Blake Wheeler scored for Winnipeg, which has lost three of four.
Late in overtime, David Legwand picked up a loose puck in the Winnipeg zone and sent a pass to Smith at the left faceoff dot, from where he hammered a one-timer past Ondrej Pavelec, who had 30 saves.
Carter Hutton, subbing for injured regular Pekka Rinne, made 34 saves and won his second game against the Jets in the past week.
STARS 5, FLAMES 1
DALLAS (AP) — Alex Chiasson and Jamie Benn each scored two goals to lead Dallas to a rout of Calgary.
The game was tied 1-1 when Chiasson took a pass from Ray Whitney and shot the puck into the upper right corner over goalie Karri Ramo at 11:11 of the second period.
The shot was originally ruled no goal, but a video review showed that the puck reached the net before bouncing out. Dallas stretched its lead to 4-1 within the next 1:01.
Just 18 seconds after Chiasson’s second goal of the game and fifth this season, Benn’s shot from the left circle went in for his second of the season.
Brenden Dillon then scored off a faceoff, assisted by Shawn Horcoff, at 12:12.
Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen returned after missing five games because of a leg injury and stopped 28 shots. Dallas had lost four of five without him.
Ramo made 29 saves.
CAPITALS 4, OILERS 1
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 10th goal and added an assist as Washington beat Edmonton for its third straight win.
Joel Ward, Jason Chimera and Nicklas Backstrom also scored for the Capitals (5-5-0), who have won four of five.
Justin Schultz had the lone goal for the Oilers (3-7-1), whose two-game winning streak was snapped. Edmonton has lost six of eight.
Ovechkin netted his 10th goal in 10 games with 1:47 left in the first period.
Edmonton outshot the Capitals 22-18 through 40 minutes.
The Oilers broke Braden Holtby’s shutout bid with 2:04 remaining as David Perron’s pass gave Justin Schultz a clear lane for a backhanded goal.
KINGS 7, COYOTES 4
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight King had his first career three-goal game, Mike Richards scored the tiebreaking goal on a short-handed breakaway early in the third period, and Los Angeles blew a four-goal lead before topping Phoenix.
Anze Kopitar ended his 26-game, regular-season goal drought, and King scored twice during a four-goal first period. Jordan Nolan also scored for the Kings, whose 4-0 lead evaporated in less than 13 minutes starting midway through the second.
Martin Hanzal scored two goals and captain Shane Doan tied it with 17:10 to play for the Coyotes, who had earned a point in seven consecutive games. Jeff Halpern also scored in Phoenix’s first regulation loss since Oct. 8.
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