National Hockey League Game Capsules
(Sunday, October 19)
Final Score: Los Angeles 2, Minnesota 1
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist, while Jonathan Quick delivered another outstanding performance between the pipes in the Los Angeles Kings' 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild. Quick followed up Thursday's sensational 43-save effort in the Kings' 1-0 shootout decision over St. Louis by turning aside 40-of-41 shots on Sunday. Counterpart Niklas Backstrom, on the other hand, stopped just 14- of-16 chances for Minnesota. Tanner Pearson also lit the lamp to help the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings move to 4-0-0 on their current six-game homestand. Matt Cooke recorded the lone goal for the Wild, losers of two in a row after opening the season with a pair of shutout wins over Colorado.
Final Score: NY Rangers 4, San Jose 0
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves to post his first shutout of the young season, and New York ripped home three goals in just over six minutes late in the second period to aid a 4-0 decision against San Jose at Madison Square Garden. Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash combined to tally four seconds apart late in the stanza for the Rangers, who completed a four-game homestand with two consecutive victories. Carl Hagelin and Kevin Hayes also lit the lamp, with Dominic Moore adding a pair of assists. Alex Stalock allowed all four scores on 29 shots for the Sharks, who fell to 2-1-1 on a five-game road trip which will end in Boston on Tuesday.
Final Score: Calgary 4, Winnipeg 1
Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Mason Raymond scored one of Calgary's three second-period goals and the Flames defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 on Sunday night. Dennis Wideman, Johnny Gaudreau and Raymond all tallied within a 6:42 span in the middle frame, while T.J. Brodie added a goal in the third for the Flames, who went 4-2 on their six-game road trip. Jonas Hiller stopped 34 shots in the victory. Mark Scheifele had the lone goal for Winnipeg, which has dropped four straight games. Ondrej Pavelec made 25 saves in defeat.
Final Score: Anaheim 3, St. Louis 0
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Frederik Andersen recorded his first career shutout and the Ducks rolled to their fifth straight victory with a 3-0 whitewash of the St. Louis Blues. Andersen stopped all 28 shots he faced, Sami Vatanen netted a pair of power play goals and Matt Beleskey set the tone with a goal 1:37 into the game. The Ducks improved to 7-0-1 in their past eight matchups against the Blues and have won eight straight meetings at Honda Center. St. Louis was playing on tired legs after netting six goals in a win against the Coyotes on Saturday. Brian Elliott made 22 saves in the loss.
10/19 23:27:51 ET