National Hockey League Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkJanuary 18, 2014 

Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Derek Stepan posted a goal and two assists as the New York Rangers took a 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre. Mats Zuccarello, Brad Richards and Rick Nash also scored for the Rangers, who have won five of their last six. Cam Talbot stopped 29 shots in the win. Marc Methot had the only goal of the game for the Senators, who have lost their past two. Craig Anderson allowed all four goals on 31 shots.

Final Score: San Jose 5, Tampa Bay 4

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Martin St. Louis registered his first career four-goal game, but no other Tampa Bay Lightning player scored in Saturday's 5-4 home loss to the San Jose Sharks. San Jose's Joe Pavelski had the final three goals, all coming in the second period. He scored 21 seconds apart before he was credited with a deflection with one minute remaining, giving him the first hat trick of his career. St. Louis tied a Lightning record for most goals in a game set by Chris Kontos in the franchise's first-ever regular season game on Oct. 7, 1992 against visiting Chicago.

Final Score: Winnipeg 3, Edmonton 2 (OT)

Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Jacob Trouba lit the lamp twice, including the game-winning goal in overtime, as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Edmonton Oilers, 3-2. During the overtime period, Winnipeg's Blake Wheeler received a stretch pass on a breakaway and cut to the middle, but missed the net on his backhand attempt. As Wheeler tracked down the puck in the corner, Trouba drove to the front of the net and outmuscled Anton Belov. Wheeler sent the puck to the rookie, who tipped it past Ilya Bryzgalov for the win. Mark Scheifele supplied Winnipeg's other goal and Wheeler had two assists. Ondrej Pavelec made 20 saves as the Jets won their third straight under new head coach Paul Maurice. Jordan Eberle and David Perron both scored for Edmonton. Bryzgalov made 36 saves for the Oilers, who have dropped four straight.

Final Score: Columbus 4, Buffalo 3 (SO)

Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Johansen tallied the lone goal in the shootout as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3, at First Niagara Center. After each shooter failed to light the lamp, Johansen skated in on goal and opened up Ryan Miller with several backhand-to- forehand moves and wristed a shot up top to win the game. Brandon Dubinsky had a power-play goal and an assist, while David Savard and Matt Calvert contributed the other two goals. Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves and stopped all three shooters in the shootout in Columbus' sixth straight win. Tyler Myers led the Sabres with two goals, including the power-play tally that tied the game with 25 seconds left in regulation. Drew Stafford notched Buffalo's other goal and Tyler Ennis supplied two assists. Miller made 32 saves in Buffalo's third consecutive loss.

Final Score: Toronto 5, Montreal 3

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - James van Riemsdyk scored the winning goal in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs took a 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Mason Raymond, Joffrey Lupul and Phil Kessel all posted a goal and an assist, while Cody Franson also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won four straight. Jonathan Bernier stopped 30 shots in the win. Brendan Gallagher, Brian Gionta and David Desharnias all lit the lamp for the Canadiens, who have dropped six of their last 10. Carey Price allowed four goals on 29 shots in the loss.

Final Score: Detroit 3, Los Angeles 2 (SO)

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Tomas Tatar capped a late Detroit comeback with the only goal of the shootout, lifting the Red Wings to an improbable 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings trailed 2-1 in the final minute of regulation, but drew even on a strange and controversial power-play tally from Niklas Kronwall, whose deflected shot bounced off the netting behind the Los Angeles goal and struck Kings netminder Jonathan Quick in the back before trickling in with 26.1 seconds to play. Coming off back-to-back shutout losses to Anaheim and the New York Rangers, Detroit also received a goal and an assist from Henrik Zetterberg and a 30- save performance from Jimmy Howard to prevail. Mike Richards and Jeff Carter both scored on the power play for the Kings, who had a two-game win streak halted, with Quick stopping 33 shots in defeat.

Final Score: Philadelphia 6, NY Islanders 4

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Claude Giroux assisted on the tying and go-ahead scores in the third period from linemates Jakub Voracek and Michael Raffl, and Philadelphia rallied past the New York Islanders, 6-4, on Saturday. Andrej Meszaros tallied twice in the first period, while Adam Hall and Matt Read also lit the lamp for the Flyers, who tied a team record by erasing a third-period deficit for the ninth time this season. His defense lacking, Steve Mason was pulled after allowing four goals on 24 shots in less than two periods. Ray Emery subbed and picked up the win with five saves the rest of the way. John Tavares, Cal Clutterbuck, Brock Nelson and Brian Strait scored for the Islanders, who look to gain points in the back end of this home-and-home set on Monday in Uniondale. Kevin Poulin gave up five goals on 31 shots in defeat.

Final Score: Carolina 3, Florida 2

Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Alexander Semin scored twice in the third period to guide the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers. Riley Nash had the other tally for Carolina, while Anton Khudobin made 37 saves. The Hurricanes snapped a two-game skid in which they were blanked by Columbus and Calgary. Marcel Goc and Dmitry Kulikov had the goals for the Panthers, who have lost back-to-back contests. Tim Thomas made 36 stops.

Final Score: Anaheim 3, St. Louis 2

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Getzlaf posted a goal and an assist as the Anaheim Ducks held on for a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Cam Fowler and Matt Beleskey each had a goal while Frederik Andersen posted 34 saves for the Ducks, whose loss to Chicago on Friday snapped an eight-game winning streak. Barret Jackman and Jaden Schwartz scored for the Blues, who have dropped three of their last four. Brian Elliott gave up all three goals on 21 shots.

Final Score: Colorado 5, Nashville 4

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick Holden had two goals and an assist as the Colorado Avalanche held on for a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators, their first win in the Music City in five years. Jan Hejda, Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene also tallied for the Avalanche, who barely made a 5-1 third-period lead stand up after the Predators scored three times in the final 12 minutes. Paul Stastny, back from a two-game absence caused by a leg injury, chipped in two assists to support a 26-save effort from Semyon Varlamov as Colorado halted an 0-6-1 skid at Bridgestone Arena since last prevailing there on Jan. 6, 2009. Roman Josi had a goal and an assist and Patric Hornqvist, Craig Smith and Ryan Ellis also lit the lamp for Nashville, but the Predators had a two-game win streak end after their comeback attempt fell short. Devan Dubnyk, acquired by the Predators from Edmonton on Wednesday, stopped just 24-of-29 shots in his Nashville debut.

Final Score: Phoenix 3, New Jersey 2

Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Martin Hanzal tallied a goal and an assist as the Phoenix Coyotes prevailed in a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. Jordan Szwarz and Jeff Halpern also scored, and Keith Yandle supplied two helpers in the Coyotes' second straight win after a four-game slump. Mike Smith made 32 saves in the victory. New Jersey received a power-play marker from Ryane Clowe and Jaromir Jagr scored late in the third. Martin Brodeur allowed all three goals on 27 shots as the Devils dropped their second straight contest.

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