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National Hockey League Game Capsules(Monday, March 10th)
Columbus at Dallas, postponed
Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Monday's game between the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets has been postponed after Stars' forward Rich Peverley suffered a medical emergency while on the bench early in the first period. Peverley, who had a procedure performed during the preseason to correct an irregular heartbeart, collapsed shortly after completing a shift as players from both teams frantically called for medical personnel to assist the nine- year veteran. The incident occurred with 13:37 remaining in the first period and the Blue Jackets holding a 1-0 lead. Peverley was transported to a local hospital after being attended to for several minutes, and the Stars later issued a statement saying that he is conscious and his current condition is not life-threatening. The 31-year-old was held out of the Stars' game at Columbus last Tuesday following a recurrence of his condition, but returned two days later and recorded two assists in Dallas' 6-1 win over Vancouver. Peverley regained consciousness before he left American Airlines Center, with both Salazar and Stars head coach Lindy Ruff remarking that he was asking to get back in the game. A makeup date for Monday's contest has yet to be determined.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Kunitz potted a pair of goals, including the go-ahead marker in the second period, as the Pittsburgh Penguins continued their recent dominance of the Washington Capitals with a 3-2 victory at Verizon Center. Sidney Crosby assisted on both of Kunitz's scores and tallied one of his own in Pittsburgh's seventh consecutive win over the Capitals, while Jeff Zatkoff outperformed counterpart Jaroslav Halak with a 31-save performance between the pipes. Halak, making his second start for Washington since being acquired from Buffalo at last week's trade deadline, stopped just 17-of-20 shots. Eric Fehr and Nicklas Backstrom accounted for Washington's goals in the loss, the Capitals' fourth in five games. The two rivals will square off again Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
Final Score: Nashville 4, Ottawa 3 (OT)
Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Rookie defenseman Seth Jones scored with 1:11 remaining in overtime and the Nashville Predators edged the Ottawa Senators 4-3. The Senators forced the extra session with a spirited third-period comeback, scoring three times in the final 12:05. On the game-ending goal, Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis had a breakaway. Robin Lehner stopped Ellis' shot, but Jones pushed the rebound under the goalie's right pad. Nick Spaling combined with Craig Smith and Eric Nystrom for a three-goal second period. The output matched the total amount of goals Nashville scored in its previous four games, all regulation losses. Pekka Rinne made 34 saves in his first win since returning from a hip infection. Anderson allowed three goals on 29 shots before being shaken up in a third-period collision. Lehner stopped 12 shots in relief for Ottawa, which has dropped five of its last seven games.
Final Score: Phoenix 4, Tampa Bay 3 (SO)
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Radim Vrbata scored the winner in the shootout as the Phoenix Coyotes edged the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-3. Vrbata had the second chance for Phoenix and he faked to the backhand before lifting it high past Ben Bishop. Mike Smith then stretched the left pad out to the post to stop Ryan Callahan's stuff attempt for the win. Martin Erat, Brandon McMillan and Mikkel Boedker all scored for the Coyotes, who have won three of their last four. Smith stopped 28 shots. Ondrej Palat had two goals and an assist for the Lightning, who have dropped a season-high five straight games. Tyler Johnson also scored and Bishop made 17 saves.
Final Score: Colorado 3, Winnipeg 2 (OT)
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Duchene scored 2:33 into overtime as the Colorado Avalanche topped the Winnipeg Jets, 3-2, at Pepsi Center. Duchene lost control of the puck after twirling out of the corner. Winnipeg defenseman Tobias Enstrom tried to chip the puck away from the crease area, but it hit Duchene and the Avalanche forward scored on a backhand. John Mitchell had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which has won five of its last six games. Semyon Varlamov made 33 saves, including one on a first-period penalty shot. The Avalanche went into Monday's game minus offensive threat Paul Stastny (back) and lost another one when forward P.A. Parenteau left with a knee injury after taking only two shifts. Dustin Byfuglien scored both Winnipeg goals and was helpless in trying to contain Duchene on the game-winner. Al Montoya stopped 31 shots in the loss, the Jets' fourth in a row.
Final Score: Los Angeles 3, Calgary 2
Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Anze Kopitar scored the eventual winner in the third period as Los Angeles survived a late push from Calgary for a 3-2 victory. Trevor Lewis and Justin Williams scored for the Kings, who have ripped off eight straight wins for the first time since winning nine in a row from Jan. 21-Feb. 6, 2010. Martin Jones made 24 saves in the win. Mike Cammalleri and Brian McGrattan scored for the Flames, who have lost their last two. Joni Ortio gave up three goals on 23 shots in the loss.
Final Score: NY Islanders 7, Vancouver 4
Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Anders Lee, Frans Nielsen and Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist as the New York Islanders scored seven times in the third period to grab a 7-4 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Cal Clutterbuck, Matt Martin, Ryan Strome and Calvin de Haan each scored in the final frame for the Islanders, who had dropped four of five coming in. Evgeni Nabokov gave up four goals on 24 shots in the win. Chris Higgins, Christopher Tanev, Ryan Kesler and Henrik Sedin all scored for the Canucks, who have lost five of their last six games. Eddie Lack gave up six goals on 27 shots in the collapse. New York tied a team record for most goals in a period, matching a mark set in 1978 against the Rangers, while Vancouver also matched a record for goals allowed in a period, which it had allowed two other times, both to Edmonton.
Final Score: Toronto 3, Anaheim 1
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak each registered a goal and two assists to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center. Paul Ranger had the other goal and Jonathan Bernier stopped 43-of-44 shots as Toronto began a five-game road trip with a third consecutive win and fifth in a row in the series with Anaheim. Corey Perry scored the lone Ducks goal, while Frederik Andersen stopped 20 shots. Anaheim concluded its five-game homestand with three straight losses after opening with back-to-back wins.
03/11 01:05:18 ET