National Hockey League Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkNovember 18, 2013 

Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Brenden Morrow scored a pair of goals to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center on Tuesday. Vladimir Tarasenko and Magnus Paajarvi also scored and Chris Stewart added a pair of assists for the Blues, winners in six of their last eight games. Jaroslav Halak made 23 saves in the win. Tyler Ennis scored the lone goal for the Sabres, who have dropped two in a row. Ryan Miller allowed all four goals on 31 shots in the setback.

Final Score: Toronto 5, NY Islanders 2

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Phil Kessel scored twice and Trevor Smith added a goal and two assists, as the Toronto Maple Leafs downed the New York Islanders, 5-2, on Tuesday at Air Canada Centre. Mason Raymond and David Clarkson notched a goal apiece, while Joffrey Lupul registered three assists for the Leafs, who have won two straight. Jonathan Bernier backstopped the victory with 35 saves. Frans Nielsen and Casey Cizikas each scored once for the Islanders, who have lost six of their last eight games. Kevin Poulin permitted all five goals on 24 shots in defeat.

Final Score: Philadelphia 5, Ottawa 2

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kimmo Timonen scored with 8:30 to play and Wayne Simmonds notched a goal moments later, as the Philadelphia Flyers took a 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier and Adam Hall also potted goals, while Steve Mason stopped 32 shots for the Flyers, who have won four of their last five games. Clarke MacArthur had a goal and an assist while Kyle Turris also scored for the Senators, who have lost three of their last four. Robin Lehner gave up four goals on 41 shots in the loss.

Final Score: Montreal 6, Minnesota 2

Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Max Pacioretty scored the first three goals of the game to notch his second career hat trick as Montreal Canadiens cruised to a 6-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday. Michael Bournival, Daniel Briere and Alex Galchenyuk also lit the lamp for the Canadiens, winners in two of their last three games. Nino Niederreiter and Dany Heatley had one goal apiece for the Wild, who had won four straight entering the contest.

Final Score: Nashville 2, Detroit 0

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Marek Mazanec made 27 saves to notch his first career shutout, as the Nashville Predators extended Detroit's longest losing streak in over 20 years with a 2-0 triumph over the Red Wings on Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena. Gabriel Bourque and Shea Weber each had a goal for the Predators, who have won two straight. Detroit, on the other hand, has lost seven straight games for the first time since Jan. 14-30, 1991. The Red Wings had registered a point in five in a row despite the losing streak, but saw Jimmy Howard allow both goals on 25 shots to drop their eighth straight home game.

Final Score: Boston 2, NY Rangers 1

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Tuukka Rask stopped 43 shots as the Boston Bruins took a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night. Daniel Paille and Shawn Thornton each scored for the Bruins, who have won six of their last seven games. Derick Brassard had the lone goal of the game for the Rangers, who have lost three of their last four. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 20 shots in the loss.

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