National Hockey League Game Capsules
(Friday, October 24)
Final Score: Dallas 3, New Jersey 2 (SO)
Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Jamie Benn scored in a fifth consecutive game and added a goal in the shootout as the Dallas Stars edged the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night. Kari Lehtonen stopped 25 shots and Patrick Eaves had the other goal in regulation for the Stars, who improved to 4-0-1 in their last five games. Damien Brunner and Eric Gelinas lit the lamp for New Jersey, which lost an 18th straight shootout, extending its NHL record. The Devils remain winless at home and have dropped four in a row after opening the season with three straight wins. Cory Schneider finished with 35 saves, but failed to stop Jason Spezza or Benn in the tiebreaker.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 4, Winnipeg 2
Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Drouin scored his first career goal and added one assist, while Ben Bishop stopped 40 shots, as Tampa Bay claimed a 4-2 victory over Winnipeg at MTS Centre. Ondrej Palat notched a score and a helper, while Steven Stamkos and Vladislav Namestnikov also tallied for the Lightning, who improved to 3-1-0 on a five-game road trip that ends in Minnesota on Saturday. Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler each scored once for the Jets, who stumbled to their fifth loss in six games. Tobias Enstrom picked up two assists but Ondrej Pavelec surrendered all four goals on just 18 shots through two periods in defeat.
Final Score: Colorado 7, Vancouver 3
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Jarome Iginla notched two goals and an assist to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 7-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday. Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists, Erik Johnson gave a goal and an assist, while Jamie McGinn, Daniel Briere and Gabriel Landeskog all had a goal for the Avalanche, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Semyon Varlamov stopped 26-of-29 shots for Colorado, which won for just the second time in eight games on the young season. Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist while Alexandre Burrows and Henrik Sedin also scored for the Canucks, who have lost three of four. Eddie Lack allowed all seven goals on 48 shots.
Final Score: Edmonton 6, Carolina 3
Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Leon Draisaitl notched his first career goal and the Edmonton Oilers scored three unanswered goals in the third period to defeat the winless Carolina Hurricanes, 6-3, on Friday. Jordan Eberle finished with two goals and an assist while Jesse Joensuu, Matt Hendricks and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins all lit the lamp for Edmonton, which has won its three last games after an 0-4-1 start to the season. Ben Scrivens made 27 saves in the win. Jeff Skinner and Riley Nash both scored, Jay Harrison supplied a goal and an assist and Anton Khudobin turned aside 23-of-28 shots for the Hurricanes, who are still in search of their first win of the season after seven games.
Final Score: Anaheim 4, Columbus 1
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - John Gibson stopped 16 shots for his first win of the season as the Anaheim Ducks topped the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-1, on Friday. Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Sami Vatanen each had a goal and an assist, while Devante Smith-Pelly also scored for the Ducks, who have won seven straight since opening the season with a loss at Pittsburgh. Scott Hartnell scored the only goal of the game for the Blue Jackets, who were coming off a win in San Jose on Thursday. Sergei Bobrovsky allowed three goals on 33 shots.
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