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                ***** National Hockey League Game Capsules *****
                            (Wednesday, December 17)
 
                      Final Score: Ottawa 2, New Jersey 0
 
 Newark,  NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Craig Anderson stopped all 34 shots he faced
 and  Kyle Turris provided all the offense Ottawa needed in a 2-0 decision over
 New  Jersey at  Prudential  Center. Turris  hit  the net  early  in the  first
 period  on a power play and then added his second goal just ahead of the final
 buzzer.  Anderson  collected his third  shutout of  the season and very nearly
 snagged  a  piece of history for  the Senators, who  have won two of three and
 recorded at least a point in all of those contests. Cory  Schneider made  just
 14 saves for the Devils, losers of five consecutive games.
 
 
                    Final Score: Boston 3, Minnesota 2 (OT)
 
 St.  Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Loui Eriksson scored the game-winning goal
 1:30  into overtime  to lead  the  Boston Bruins  to  a 3-2  victory over  the
 Minnesota  Wild on Wednesday. Zdeno Chara flung the puck around the boards off
 a  faceoff  win,  Carl  Soderberg  tracked  it  down  and  Eriksson  deposited
 Soderberg's  cross-crease  pass into a  wide-open net for the deciding marker.
 Soderberg  finished  with a goal and  an assist, Patrice Bergeron also lit the
 lamp  and Niklas Svedberg made 35 saves for the Bruins, who ended a three-game
 skid.  Bruins  forward David  Krejci  made  his  return  to the  lineup  after
 missing  11 straight  games and  17 of  the last  19 with  a groin  injury. He
 registered one shot in 18:22 of ice time. Kyle  Brodziak  and Jason Pominville
 both  supplied  offense for the Wild,  who have lost consecutive games for the
 first time in over a month. Niklas Backstrom stopped 22 pucks in defeat.
 
 
                       Final Score: Dallas 2, Vancouver 0
 
 Vancouver,  BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Kari Lehtonen turned away all 27 shots he
 faced for his second shutout of the season as Dallas shut down Vancouver, 2-0,
 at  Rogers Arena.  Colton Sceviour  and Antoine  Roussel provided  the offense
 for  the  Stars, who  have won  three of their  last four.  Eddie Lack was the
 hard-luck  loser  for  the  Canucks,  making 27  saves  in  his  club's  fifth
 consecutive defeat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 12/18 01:14:33 ET