National Hockey League Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkDecember 2, 2013 

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Brad Stuart scored the game-winning goal in the second period and the San Jose Sharks continued to roll with a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. Mike Brown, Joe Thornton and Logan Couture also scored for the Sharks, who have won six in a row and nine of 10. Antti Niemi made 28 stops in the win. Mason Raymond and Phil Kessel lit the lamp for the Maple Leafs, who have lost five straight. James Reimer allowed three goals on 40 shots in the loss.

Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, NY Islanders 2 (OT)

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Sidney Crosby's second goal of the night, coming with 1:16 remaining in overtime, sent Pittsburgh past the New York Islanders, 3-2, at Nassau Coliseum. Crosby stripped John Tavares just outside the Isles' blue line, then skated back into the zone, split a pair of defenders, and chipped the puck on the backhand past Anders Nilsson to end the game. James Neal contributed the other score and Evgeni Malkin picked up two helpers for the Penguins, who have won four in a row and seven of their last nine. Marc-Andre Fleury came up with 31 stops for the Metropolitan Division leaders. Kyle Okposo tallied twice and Tavares assisted on both for the Islanders, who extended their season-high losing skid to seven games (0-5-2). Nilsson made 21 saves in the setback.

Final Score: Carolina 4, Washington 1

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Skinner had two goals and an assist in the Carolina Hurricanes' 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. Andrej Sekera and Jiri Tlusty had one goal apiece for the Hurricanes, who snapped a two-game skid. Justin Peters stopped 26-of-27 shots. Mike Green scored the lone goal for the Capitals, who had a two-game winning streak halted. Braden Holtby turned aside 19-of-23 shots over two periods. Philipp Grubauer made nine saves in the third frame.

Final Score: Columbus 1, Tampa Bay 0

Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick Foligno scored with a between-the-legs move and Sergei Bobrovsky made 18 saves before leaving the game, leading the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. Foligno's seventh goal of the season came early in the second period, the only one Columbus needed with Bobrovsky and Curtis McElhinney combining to stop 26 shots in a shared shutout. Bobrovsky needed to be helped off the ice after going down in a split making a glove save on J.T Brown with 15:47 left in the game and Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said he would have an MRI on Wednesday. The Lightning have lost six of their last eight games overall and five in a row on the road. They are 4-5-1 since star center Steven Stamkos broke his leg.

Final Score: Ottawa 4, Florida 2

Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Colin Greening picked up the lead goal late in the second period, as Ottawa scored four straight times en route to a 4-2 decision over Florida on Tuesday. Joe Corvo, Erik Condra and Bobby Ryan also scored for the Senators, who ended a two-game losing streak and won for the fourth time in their last 10. Craig Anderson stopped 30 pucks for Ottawa, which has won 13 of the last 15 matchups against their new Atlantic Division rivals. Jonathan Huberdeau and Brian Campbell lit the lamp for the Panthers, losers in five of their last six despite a two-goal, first-period lead. Tim Thomas played well in defeat, making 41 saves.

Final Score: Dallas 4, Chicago 3

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Antoine Roussel scored a penalty-shot goal in the third period and it was the game-winner as Dallas defeated Chicago, 4-3, at United Center. Alex Chiasson, Valeri Nichushkin and Erik Cole all scored for the Stars, who snapped a six-game losing streak to Chicago. Dallas also snapped a two-game losing streak thanks in large part to Kari Lehtonen, who turned away 47 shots in the win. Nick Leddy, Patrick Sharp and Johnny Oduya all scored in the second period for Chicago, which had a six-game winning streak broken. Corey Crawford gave up all four goals on 18 shots.

Final Score: Vancouver 3, Nashville 1

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Kesler scored a pair of goals in the third period to lift the Vancouver Canucks over the Nashville Predators, 3-1, on Tuesday. Brad Richardson also scored for the Canucks, who went 3-1-0 on a four-game road trip. Roberto Luongo stopped 30-of-31 shots. Colin Wilson scored the lone goal for the Predators, who have fallen short in the first three engagements of a four-game homestand. Marek Mazanec allowed more than two goals in a game for the first time since Nov. 15. He turned aside 30-of-33 shots on Tuesday.

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