***** National Hockey League Game Capsules *****
(Tuesday, January 27)
Final Score: NY Islanders 4, NY Rangers 1
Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Jaroslav Halak stoned the New York Rangers
once again as the New York Islanders maintained their recent mastery of their
crosstown rivals with a 4-1 victory at Nassau Coliseum. Two weeks after
shutting out the Rangers in Madison Square Garden, Halak came within 8.1
seconds of another to lead the Islanders to their third win over the
Blueshirts in as many meetings this season. The Islanders have outscored the
Rangers 13-4 in those matchups. Mikhail Grabovski returned from a five-game
absence to record the first of the Islanders' goals, with Matt Martin, Ryan
Strome and John Tavares also scoring in the Metropolitan Division leaders'
sixth win in seven games. Carl Hagelin spoiled Halak's shutout bid with a
power-play tally and Henrik Lundqvist came up with 34 saves in the loss,
which halted the Rangers' three-game win streak prior to the All-Star break.
Final Score: Philadelphia 4, Arizona 3 (SO)
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Wayne Simmonds scored a first-period
power-play goal and added the winner in the shootout as Philadelphia returned
from the All-Star break to record a 4-3 victory over Arizona on Tuesday. R.J.
Umberger and Michael Del Zotto also tallied for the Flyers, who have won two
in a row and three of four. Steve Mason stopped 22-of-23 shots in regulation
and all three in the game's final segment to earn the win. Starter Ray
Emery allowed two goals on four shots in less than six minutes of action.
Connor Murphy, Martin Erat and Tobias Rieder scored for the Coyotes, losers of
seven consecutive games. Mike Smith made 39 stops in the hard-luck defeat.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 5, Winnipeg 3
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Patric Hornqvist returned to the lineup
and scored the game-winning goal during the third period to lift the
Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-3 win over Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. Hornqvist,
who missed 11 games due to a lower-body injury, finished with two goals,
David Perron had a goal and an assist and Steve Downie and Nick Spaling also
scored for the Penguins, who ended a four-game skid. Kris Letang also came
back for Pittsburgh after sitting out the final game prior to the All-Star
break with a concussion and tallied five assists. Thomas Greiss made 19 saves
in the win. Adam Lowry and Chris Thorburn each posted a goal and an assist.
Jacob Trouba also lit the lamp and Evander Kane supplied three helpers as
the Jets' five-game winning streak came to an end. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 25
shots in defeat. Pittsburgh has won its last six games against the Jets
and owns a 14-game unbeaten streak at home against them that dates back to
March 24, 2007, when they were the Atlanta Thrashers.
Final Score: Columbus 4, Washington 3
Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Cam Atkinson and Fedor Tyutin each had a
goal and an assist to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 4-3 win over the
Washington Capitals on Tuesday. Ryan Johansen and Mark Letestu each scored
a goal for the Blue Jackets, who have won three of their last four. Curtis
McElhinney stopped 25 shots in the win. Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and an
assist, while Troy Brouwer and Andre Burakovsky also scored for the
Capitals, who have dropped their past four games. Braden Holtby allowed all
four goals on 30 shots.
Final Score: Carolina 4, Tampa Bay 2
Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Staal posted a goal and one assist
while Jordan Staal contributed a pair of helpers to Carolina's 4-2 decision
over Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Nathan Gerbe, Justin Faulk and Jiri Tlusty
also lit the lamp for the Hurricanes, who have won three in a row.
Anton Khudobin won thanks to a 28-save effort. Cedric Paquette and Brian
Boyle supplied offense for the Lightning, who were denied a season-series
sweep. Ben Bishop took the loss after stopping only 18 pucks.
Final Score: Montreal 3, Dallas 2
Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Carey Price made 40 saves and the Montreal
Canadiens returned from the All-Star break with a 3-2 victory over the Dallas
Stars on Tuesday. Price helped fight off Dallas' two-man advantage late in
the third period as the Canadiens held on for a third straight win. Alex
Galchenyuk, Alexei Emelin and Brendan Gallagher all scored on Kari
Lehtonen, who managed just 23 saves in Dallas' second straight loss. Jamie
Benn scored for the Stars and assisted on Patrick Eaves' goal.
Final Score: Detroit 5, Florida 4
Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Luke Glendening scored twice and the Detroit
Red Wings held off the Florida Panthers for a 5-4 win on Tuesday. Stephen
Weiss posted a goal and two assists, Drew Miller scored a short-handed goal,
Henrik Zetterberg also lit the lamp and Petr Mrazek made 37 saves in the Red
Wings' sixth straight win. Aleksander Barkov finished with a goal and two
assists, Nick Bjugstad supplied a goal and a helper and Brad Boyes and
Brandon Pirri also scored for the Panthers, who dropped their fifth game in a
row. Al Montoya made 10 saves in relief of Roberto Luongo, who gave up five
goals on 17 shots.
Final Score: Nashville 4, Colorado 3 (OT)
Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Craig Smith scored at 2:46 of overtime as
the Nashville Predators nabbed a 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on
Tuesday. Colorado had tied the game on Nick Holden's goal with 16
seconds left in regulation, but Nashville was still able to win the game
shortly after Carter Hutton made a tough save on a Zach Redmond one-timer. The
Predators skated down the other way and Mike Ribeiro sent a saucer pass from
the right boards to the left for Smith, who skated down the middle and
snapped a wrister past Semyon Varlamov for the victory. Filip Forsberg,
Colin Wilson and Roman Josi all scored while Ribeiro posted three assists for
the Predators, who had lost their final two games before the All-Star break.
Hutton stopped 21 shots in the win. Jarome Iginla and Cody McLeod also
scored in addition for the Avalanche, who have lost three of their last four
games. Varlamov stopped 35 shots.
Final Score: Calgary 4, Buffalo 1
Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Jooris, Joe Colborne and Johnny
Gaudreau scored in a span of eight-plus minutes in the third period, as
Calgary dealt Buffalo its 12th consecutive defeat thanks to a 4-1 decision
from the Saddledome. Gaudreau added a first-period strike and Jiri Hudler
added a pair of assists for the Flames, who have taken five of their last six
and shook off a loss in Anaheim six days ago. Jonas Hiller backed up his
timely offense with a 17-save effort, his first win since Dec. 31. Chris
Stewart netted the lone goal for the Sabres, while Jhonas Enroth stopped 27
shots in the setback. Buffalo has failed to earn a point since a 4-3 shootout
win over the Islanders on Dec. 27, the longest drought since the Penguins
lost 13 in a row in regulation from Jan. 13-Feb. 12, 2004.
Final Score: Minnesota 2, Edmonton 1
Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Charlie Coyle scored the game-winning goal
with 4:23 remaining as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on
Tuesday. Nino Niederreiter also scored and Devan Dubnyk made 23 saves for the
Wild, who ended a two-game skid. Boyd Gordon provided Edmonton's lone goal
and Viktor Fasth stopped 27-of-29 shots in defeat.
Final Score: Anaheim 4, Vancouver 0
Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Frederik Andersen turned aside 17 shots
for his third shutout of the season to guide the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-0 win
over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. Rickard Rakell had a goal and an
assist while Patrick Maroon, Matt Beleskey and Kyle Palmieri also scored for
the Ducks, who have ripped off six straight victories. Ryan Miller allowed
three goals on 23 shots for the Canucks, who have lost their past two.
01/28 01:09:21 ET