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                ***** National Hockey League Game Capsules *****
                             (Tuesday, January 27)
                   Final Score: NY Islanders 4, NY Rangers 1
 Uniondale, NY ( - 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  ( -  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 (  - 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  ( - 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  ( -  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 ( - 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 ( - 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 ( - 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  (  -  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 ( - 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  ( - 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.
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