National Hockey League Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkJanuary 25, 2014 

Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Mats Zuccarello scored twice during a second- period blitz as the New York Rangers pounded the New Jersey Devils, 7-3, at Yankee Stadium as part of the NHL's "Stadium Series" on Sunday. The Rangers scored four times in the second period and reeled off six unanswered goals to win their second outdoor game, having taken a 2-1 overtime win against the Flyers in Philadelphia on Jan. 2, 2012. Marc Staal, Derek Stepan and Dominic Moore all posted a goal and an assist, while Rick Nash and Carl Hagelin also scored for the Rangers, who had dropped their previous two coming into the game. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 19 shots in the win. The Blueshirts will be playing at this same spot in three days, as a clash with the Islanders is on tap Wednesday for the fourth of six planned outdoor games this season. Patrik Elias scored twice and Travis Zajac also scored for the Devils, who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Martin Brodeur started in net for the 100th time in his career against the Rangers, but was pulled after two periods -- tagged for six goals on 21 shots. Cory Schneider gave up a goal on five shots in relief. It was the second outdoor game in as many days, as the Ducks and Kings played at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, which saw the Ducks take a 3-0 victory.

Final Score: Florida 5, Detroit 4 (SO)

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick Bjugstad registered the only goal of the shootout, as Florida rallied from a pair of two-goal deficits in the third period to post a 5-4 victory at Joe Louis Arena. Jesse Winchester, Drew Shore and Brad Boyes tallied in the final stanza for the Panthers, who have taken three of their last four contests. Sean Bergenheim also lit the lamp while Tim Thomas stopped 26 shots in regulation and then three in the game's final segment. Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheahan, Daniel Alfredsson and Gustav Nyquist scored for the Red Wings, who welcomed Johan Franzen back to the lineup after missing a month due to a concussion but saw their two-game win streak halted. Jonas Gustavsson made 33 saves in the setback.

Final Score: Winnipeg 3, Chicago 1

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Blake Wheeler scored twice and Andrew Ladd once in a three-goal third period which lifted Winnipeg over Chicago, 3-1, at United Center. Al Montoya kept his club in the contest, making 34 saves for the Jets, who have reeled off six wins in their last seven outings. Brandon Bollig tallied for the Blackhawks, who failed to produce a win in their final home game before the Olympic break. The defending Cup champions embark on a seven-game road trip on Tuesday in Calgary. Corey Crawford stopped only 18 shots in defeat.

Final Score: Edmonton 5, Nashville 1

Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Smyth was one of four Edmonton skaters to notch a goal and an assist, as the Oilers snapped a six-game slide with a 5-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Sunday at Rexall Place. Jordan Eberle, Justin Schultz and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each lit the lamp and added a helper, while Nail Yakupov also found the back of the net for Edmonton, which received 34 saves from Ben Scrivens. David Legwand netted Nashville's lone goal, while Carter Hutton allowed all five goals on 27 shots for the Predators, who have lost two straight.

Final Score: Vancouver 5, Phoenix 4 (OT)

Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Bieksa's second goal of the night, coming at 2:15 of overtime, lifted Vancouver over Phoenix, 5-4, at Rogers Arena. The hosts failed to convert on a power play awarded when Phoenix defenseman Derek Morris was sent off for cross checking with 11 seconds left in regulation. Shortly after the advantage expired, Bieksa followed up a Brad Richardson shot from the left wing and popped the rebound under the crossbar and in for the winner. Chris Higgins posted three points on a goal and two assists, and Zac Dalpe added a score and a helper for the Canucks, who have won three of their last four. Jannik Hansen also lit the lamp, while Roberto Luongo came up with 29 saves. Antoine Vermette hit the back of the net three times for the Coyotes, who stumbled to their seventh loss in 10 contests. Shane Doan scored and David Moss contributed two a a assists. Mike Smith allowed all five goals on just 20 shots in the setback.

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