***** National Hockey League Game Capsules *****
(Friday, March 27)
Final Score: Minnesota 4, Calgary 2
St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Thomas Vanek, Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise
each scored during the third period as the Minnesota Wild topped the Calgary
Flames by a 4-2 score on Friday. Matt Dumba also lit the lamp and Devan
Dubnyk made 23 saves in his 33rd consecutive start for the Wild, who have
won four straight games and six of their last seven. Josh Jooris and Markus
Granlund both scored for the Flames, who have dropped their last two games.
Karri Ramo allowed all four goals on 35 shots before being pulled in the
final stanza for Jonas Hiller, who stopped just one shot in relief.
Final Score: Columbus 5, Chicago 2
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Cam Atkinson scored twice in a four-goal
first period and added a late score to finish off a hat trick, as Columbus
topped Chicago by a 5-2 count at United Center. Ryan Johansen and Kevin
Connauton also tallied in the first period for the Blue Jackets, who are
finishing the season on an up note having won five in a row and eight of nine.
Sergei Bobrovsky picked up the win with 31 saves as Columbus stretched its
road win streak to seven contests and put an end to a six-game losing skid in
Chicago. Brandon Saad and Jonathan Toews scored in the opening 20 minutes
for the Blackhawks, who have lost three of their last four. With Minnesota's
4-2 win over Calgary, the Wild crept within a point of Chicago in the
Final Score: Edmonton 4, Dallas 0
Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Richard Bachman posted his first shutout of
the season against his former team as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Dallas
Stars 4-0 on Friday. Bachman, who was a fourth-round draft pick of the Stars
in 2006 and played parts of three seasons with the team, made 29 saves for
his first win since April 13. Rookie Andrew Miller scored his first NHL
goal on a penalty shot, Benoit Pouliot tallied a goal and an assist and
Derek Roy and Jordan Eberle also lit the lamp for the Oilers, who have won
two straight games and three of their last four. Kari Lehtonen allowed all
four goals on 28 shots as the Stars' four-game winning streak came to an end.
03/28 00:24:14 ET