National Hockey League Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkOctober 24, 2013 

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - David Krejci scored the game-winning goal with 0.8 seconds left as the Boston Bruins took a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. In the final moments of the game, Adam McQuaid got the puck at the right point and threw it on net, with the puck being partially deflected by a Shark trying to block the shot. It rolled in the air and Krejci was in front to knock it to the ice and past Antti Niemi for the win. Jarome Iginla scored his first goal of the season, off an assist from Krejci, while Tuukka Rask stopped 38 shots for the Bruins, who have won four straight. Patrick Marleau scored the lone goal of the game for the Sharks, who lost for the first time in regulation this season. Niemi stopped 15 shots in the loss.

Final Score: Vancouver 3, New Jersey 2 (SO)

Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Santorelli scored the game-winner in the first round of the shootout to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday at Prudential Center. Santorelli, who scored the game-winner in overtime the last time these teams met, opened the shootout with a wrister that sailed high over Cory Schneider. Roberto Luongo did the rest for Vancouver, turning away all three New Jersey shooters to help the Canucks improve to 4-1-1 on their current seven-game road trip that wraps up Friday in St. Louis. Ryan Kesler notched a goal and an assist, Daniel Sedin scored once, and Luongo finished with 28 saves in the victory. Eric Gelinas and Patrik Elias each lit the lamp once for New Jersey, which has lost two straight since notching its lone win of the season against the New York Rangers on Oct. 19. Schneider, playing against his former team for the second time this season, stopped 19-of-21 shots in the setback.

Final Score: Philadelphia 2, NY Rangers 1

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Braydon Coburn's goal 3:33 into the third period got the Philadelphia Flyers back in the win column via a 2-1 decision over the New York Rangers at Wells Fargo Center. Steve Mason stopped 30-of-31 shots, including all 10 he faced in the final period, to help the Flyers halt a four-game losing streak and prevail for only the second time in nine outings this season. Matt Read assisted on Coburn's game-winner and tallied a shorthanded goal earlier in the contest. Brad Richards scored the only marker for New York, which dropped its second in a row and fell to 2-6-0 on its season-opening nine-game road trip. Cameron Talbot, making his NHL debut with Henrik Lundqvist out with an undisclosed injury, recorded 25 saves in defeat.

Final Score: Montreal 4, Anaheim 1

Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Tomas Plekanec had one goal and two assists to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks at Bell Centre. Michael Bournival and Brian Gionta each notched a goal and an assist, while Rene Bourque also lit the lamp for the Canadiens, who had dropped two straight entering the contest. Carey Price made 31 saves in the victory. Patrick Maroon scored the lone goal for the Ducks, who fell to 2-3-0 on the road this season. Jonas Hiller allowed all four goals on 25 shots in the setback.

Final Score: Tampa Bay 6, Chicago 5 (OT)

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Martin St. Louis scored on a rebound 1:16 into overtime as the Tampa Bay Lightning took a 6-5 win from the Chicago Blackhawks from Times Forum. After Steven Stamkos scored his second goal of the game with 2:29 left in regulation to put the Lightning ahead 5-4, Jonathan Toews lit the lamp for the Blackhawks less than a minute later to force overtime. In the extra session, Radko Gudas ripped a shot at Nikolai Khabibulin, who coughed up the rebound which allowed St. Louis to wrist home the game-winner. Matthew Carle, Nate Thompson and Victor Hedman all scored for Tampa Bay, which took the first meeting with Chicago in a shootout, 3-2, earlier this season. Ben Bishop had 38 saves to earn the win between the pipes. Khabibulin stopped just 19-of-25 shots for the Blackhawks, who had won five of six games entering Thursday's tilt. Bryan Bickell, Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw all netted goals in defeat.

Final Score: Nashville 3, Winnipeg 2 (OT)

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Craig Smith scored with 17 seconds left in overtime, and the Nashville Predators continued their success against the Winnipeg Jets with a 3-2 win at Bridgestone Arena. Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien looked to start a rush from the Winnipeg zone late in the extra session, but the lost control of the puck. The Predators quickly capitalized on the turnover as David Legwand fed Smith for a one-timer from the left circle. Shea Weber and Patric Hornqvist also scored for Nashville, which has won five of its last seven games and improved to 8-1-2 in its last 11 games against the team formerly known as the Atlanta Thrashers. The Predators learned earlier Thursday that starting goaltender Pekka Rinne will miss about four weeks to have arthroscopic surgery on an infected left hip. With one of the league's top netminders sidelined for the foreseeable future, Carter Hutton gets the opportunity to prove he is a capable NHL goalie. Hutton, making his third career start and second this season, registered 34 saves. The 27-year-old picked up his first NHL win Sunday at Winnipeg. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 30 shots for the Jets, who have dropped three in a row.

Final Score: Minnesota 3, Carolina 1

St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Nino Niederreiter and Zach Parise tallied first-period goals that held up as the Minnesota Wild posted a 3-1 decision over the Carolina Hurricanes at XCel Energy Center. Both early scores came against Justin Peters, who was pressed into duty for Carolina when No. 1 goaltender Cam Ward exited with a significant lower-body injury just 4:07 into the contest. The Hurricanes announced during the game that Ward would likely miss the next 3-to-4 weeks. Dany Heatley's first goal of the season, an empty- netter with 25.9 seconds left, sealed the Wild's fourth straight win on home ice. Josh Harding stopped 20-of-21 shots for Minnesota before leaving after two periods with an undisclosed injury. Niklas Backstrom came on for the third and made seven saves to protect the lead. Alexander Semin scored on the power- play for the Hurricanes' only goal. Peters turned back 19-of-21 chances for Carolina, which had began its current four- game road trip with back-to-back victories.

Final Score: Dallas 5, Calgary 1

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Chiasson scored a pair of goals to lead the Dallas Stars to a 5-1 rout of the Calgary Flames from American Airlines Center. Chiasson lit the lamp in the first period, then broke a 1-1 tie midway through the second for Dallas, which snapped a two-game losing skid. The Stars had given up at least three goals in five straight games. Jamie Benn also scored twice for the Stars, with Brenden Dillon adding a goal in the triumph. Kari Lehtonen returned between the pipes after missing the previous five contests with a lower body injury and turned away 28-of-29 shots he faced. Karri Ramo yielded all five goals on 34 shots for Calgary, which has lost two straight and four of its last five. Lee Stempniak scored the lone goal for the Flames.

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