Friday's NHL Capsules
Games played March 14, 2014
Originally published March 14, 2014 at 11:05 p.m., updated March 15, 2014 at 1:22 a.m.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots to tie the Rangers' record for career wins, and Swedish countryman Carl Hagelin scored three goals to lift New York to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night.
Lundqvist tied the mark of 301 wins with the Rangers, set by Stanley Cup-winner Mike Richter. Lundqvist will have a chance to break the record Sunday at home against San Jose.
Chris Kreider also scored for New York (36-28-4). The Rangers went 1-2 on a three-game trip, bouncing back from a 2-1 loss at Minnesota on Thursday. New York took a 1-0 lead on its third shot of the game.
Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd scored for the Jets (30-29-9), who have lost six straight and are fighting to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Jets failed to earn a point as they had in three of the previous five losses.
SHARKS 4, ISLANDERS 3
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Matt Nieto and Jason Demers scored first-period goals, and the San Jose Sharks made the most of 26 shots against the New York Islanders in a 4-3 victory on Friday night.
Joe Thornton and Marty Havlat added goals in the second as the Sharks won their fifth straight and improved to 20-6-3 against the Eastern Conference. Antti Niemi made 35 saves for San Jose.
Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and Frans Nielsen scored for the Islanders, who lost for the fifth time in six home games. New York, which began a four-game homestand following a 2-1-1 trip, is an NHL-worst 9-17-8 home record.
Former Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov stopped 22 shots for the Islanders in his first start against them.
CAPITALS 4, CANUCKS 3
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Green netted the go-ahead goal in the third period, Alex Ovechkin also scored, and Evgeny Kuznetsov had three assists for his first NHL points, as Washington edged Vancouver.
Washington led 3-1 early in the third before Shawn Matthias and Nicklas Jensen scored for Vancouver to tie it.
Green put the Capitals ahead for good with 9:41 left, scoring with a slap shot off a feed from Nicklas Backstrom from behind the net.
Joel Ward and Tom Wilson also scored for the Capitals. Jaroslav Halak made 38 saves.
Jordan Schroeder scored Vancouver's other goal, and Chris Higgins and Christopher Tanev both had two assists. Eddie Lack stopped 17 shots.
DEVILS 5, PANTHERS 3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Scottie Upshall scored the go-ahead goal, and Florida held on to beat New Jersey.
Vincent Trocheck, Brad Boyes, Quinton Howden and Brian Campbell also scored for Florida. Roberto Luongo stopped 28 shots. Jonathan Huberdeau had two assists, and Boyes also had an assist.
Patrik Elias had a goal and assist, and Bryce Salvador and Jaromir Jagr also scored for the Devils. Cory Schneider made 17 saves.
The Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak and handed the Devils their first loss in three games.
RED WINGS 2, OILERS 1, SO
DETROIT (AP) — Tomas Tatar scored on Detroit's third shootout attempt, and Jimmy Howard stopped all three Edmonton attempts in the Red Wings' win.
Edmonton's Ryan Smyth tied the game midway through the third period. Smyth scored on a shot from the slot that was set up by Detroit defenseman Brendan Smith's backhanded giveaway.
Riley Sheahan put the Red Wings ahead 1-0 late in the first period. They lost the lead and failed to take advantage of power plays late in regulation and midway through overtime.
Edmonton has the worst record in the Western Conference and isn't far from being eliminated from the playoff race for the eighth straight season.
The Oilers went into the third period with a shot to win at Joe Louis Arena for the first time since 2009.
Howard finished with 21 saves.
PREDATORS 3, BLACKHAWKS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Roman Josi had three assists, Ryan Ellis scored in the third period, and Nashville beat Chicago for its third consecutive win.
Mike Fisher and Patric Hornqvist also scored for Nashville, which has won two of three against Chicago this season. Shea Weber had an assist, and Pekka Rinne made 31 saves.
It was the second straight loss for the Blackhawks, who dropped to 10-8-7 in 2014.
Jonathan Toews and Peter Regin scored for Chicago, and Corey Crawford made 26 saves in his 200th NHL game.
FLAMES 4, STARS 3, SO
DALLAS (AP) — Mike Cammalleri scored two goals, Corban Knight netted the winner in a shootout, and Calgary erased a two-goal deficit in the third period to beat Dallas.
It was the Stars' first home game since forward Rich Peverley collapsed on their bench on Monday.
Peverley got a standing ovation when he was shown on the video board in the first period, four nights after he was revived by medical personnel during a game against Columbus that was postponed.
The Stars looked as though they were on their way to a second straight win since Peverley's collapse, but the Flames scored a pair of goals 3 minutes apart to get even late in the third.
With the Flames trailing 3-1 with 7 minutes left in regulation, Calgary's Paul Byron lifted a shot past goalie Tim Thomas from in front late in a power play.
Cammalleri then got behind Thomas and stuffed in a loose puck for his second tying goal of the game with 4:30 remaining.
DUCKS 6, AVALANCHE 4
DENVER (AP) — Kyle Palmieri scored two goals in 47 seconds, and Anaheim netted six in the second period to beat Colorado.
Corey Perry, Daniel Winnik and Ben Lovejoy also scored for the Ducks, who stopped a four-game skid with their biggest offensive output since they scored nine goals against Vancouver on Jan. 1.
Jonas Hiller made 34 saves two nights after giving up three goals on five shots before being pulled.
Jamie McGinn scored two goals, and John Mitchell and Gabe Landeskog added goals for Colorado, which finished 2-2 on its homestand.
The Ducks stayed tied with San Jose in the Pacific Division. The Sharks beat the New York Islanders on Friday. Both teams have 95 points, but the Ducks have played one fewer game.
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