National Hockey League Game Capsules
(Tuesday, March 11th)
Final Score: Nashville 4, Buffalo 1
Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Shea Weber and Craig Smith each had one goal and one assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday. Nick Spaling also added a goal and an assist, Paul Gaustad potted an empty- netter and Colin Wilson finished with a pair of helpers for the Predators, who have won two straight on the heels of a four-game skid. Carter Hutton made 24 saves in the win. Drew Stafford scored the lone goal for the Sabres, losers in four of their last five. Jhonas Enroth allowed three goals on 23 shots in the setback.
Final Score: New Jersey 2, Philadelphia 1
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jaromir Jagr netted the game winner early in the third period, and Martin Brodeur picked up a milestone victory thanks to 30 saves, as New Jersey clipped Philadelphia, 2-1, in a Metropolitan Division clash on Tuesday. In what could be his last start against his long- time nemeses, Brodeur earned his 50th win against the Orange and Black, improving his career record to 50-31-10. Travis Zajac recorded the other tally and Tuomo Ruutu assisted on both for the Devils, who have won two in a row and four of their last six. Nicklas Grossmann provided the lone offense and Steve Mason stopped 24 shots for the Flyers, who have lost two in a row after winning seven of their previous eight. The end result was not without controversy. Mason was called to the bench for an extra skater with 1:42 to play, and just over a minute later, the hosts were deprived of a tying tally. Scott Hartnell skated to the New Jersey crease in pursuit of a rebound, but was hit from behind by Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov. The force of the contact pushed Brodeur back towards the goal and the puck over the goal line. After being immediately waved off, a brief review upheld the official's decision.
Final Score: Carolina 3, NY Rangers 1
Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordan Staal and Jiri Tlusty each posted a goal and an assist to help the Carolina Hurricanes take a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers. Elias Lindholm scored the other goal while Cam Ward made 24 saves for the Hurricanes, who had dropped six of seven coming into the contest. Kevin Klein scored the only goal for the Rangers, who had won their previous two coming in. Henrik Lundqvist gave up all three goals on 35 shots in the loss.
Final Score: Columbus 4, Detroit 1
Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Boone Jenner and Brandon Dubinsky scored 40 seconds apart midway through the third period to boost the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday at Nationwide Arena. With the game tied 1-1 near the midpoint of the third, a strong Columbus forecheck saw Jenner dig the puck free behind the Detroit cage and make his way into the right circle before rifling a wrister that sailed high past Petr Mrazek's short-side to put the Blue Jackets on top at 10:08. Dubinsky followed with his 13th of the season just 40 seconds later and Derek MacKenzie added an insurance marker at 15:48 to help Columbus claim its fifth victory in six games. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 39-of-40 shots for the Blue Jackets, who were able to bounce back from a scary incident in Monday's contest against Dallas that saw Stars' forward Rich Peverley suffer a "cardiac event" while on the bench early in the first period that caused the game to be postponed. With Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard scratched just before game time due to the flu, Mrazek got his first start since Jan. 12 and made 33 saves. Danny DeKeyser scored the lone goal for the Red Wings, who have lost two straight and four of their last five.
Final Score: Phoenix 3, Florida 1
Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Smith stopped 31 pucks as Phoenix claimed a 3-1 victory over Florida in an intra-conference clash. Mike Ribeiro, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Radim Vrbata lit the lamp for the Coyotes, who have taken four of their last five. Brandon Pirri scored and Roberto Luongo added 23 saves for the Panthers, losers in seven of nine.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 2, Washington 0
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jussi Jokinen and Sidney Crosby scored and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Washington 2-0 on Tuesday for their eighth straight win over the Capitals, a record in the series. Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves for his fifth shutout of the season and 28th of his career. The Penguins swept the home-and-home series, winning the opener 3-2 on Monday in Washington. They have outscored the Capitals 30-14 in the eight games since Washington's last win in the series (1-0) on Jan. 11, 2012. Crosby extended his NHL lead with his 88th point. He scored his 31st goal of the season on a wrist shot from the right circle that beat Jaroslav Halak on the far side with 5:48 remaining to give the Penguins a little insurance. Halak allowed two goals on 34 shots and the Capitals lost for the fifth time in their last six games. The Eastern Conference-leading Penguins swept the season series 4-0.
Final Score: Dallas 3, St. Louis 2 (OT)
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Following Monday's medical emergency involving Dallas forward Rich Peverley, the Stars were in desperate need of an emotional lift. Enter captain Jamie Benn. Benn buried the game winner 3:42 into overtime, as the Dallas Stars secured a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday at Scottrade Center. Monday's matchup between Dallas and Columbus was less than seven minutes old before Peverley, who had a procedure performed during the preseason to correct an irregular heartbeat, collapsed shortly after completing a shift. Players from both teams frantically called for medical personnel to assist the nine-year veteran, who was treated for a "cardiac event" before being transported to a local hospital. The game was promptly postponed, with players from both teams, especially the Stars, visible shaken by the incident. Dallas rebounded from the scary scene to collect their third straight win Tuesday, thanks to regulation markers from Colton Sceviour and Antoine Roussel along with a 28-save effort from Tim Thomas, who made his first start for the Stars since being acquired from Florida last Wednesday. Alex Pietrangelo and Roman Polak each potted a goal for St. Louis, which picked up a point to move to 18-0-2 against Central Division foes this season. Ryan Miller made 27 saves in defeat, his first with his new club.
Final Score: Edmonton 4, Minnesota 3 (SO)
St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Taylor Hall scored in the fourth round of the shootout as the Edmonton Oilers rallied for a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild. After Jason Pominville was stopped by Viktor Fasth, Hall skated in and shot the puck between the pads of Darcy Kuemper for the winner. Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist while Jeff Petry and David Perron also scored for the Oilers, who have won three of their last four. Fasth stopped 28 shots in the win. Zach Parise and Pominville each posted a goal and an assist and Jared Spurgeon also scored for the Wild, who have dropped their past three. Kuemper turned away 23 shots in the loss.
Final Score: San Jose 6, Toronto 2
San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Joe Pavelski potted a pair of goals and added an assist in the San Jose Sharks' 6-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday at SAP Center. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Tommy Wingels, Brent Burns and Marty Havlat each scored once, while Joe Thornton notched three assists for the Sharks, who have won three straight games to move within two points of the idle Anaheim Ducks atop the Pacific Division. Antti Niemi made 19 saves in the triumph. Jake Gardiner registered both Toronto tallies, while James Reimer allowed all six goals on 48 shots for the Leafs, who had a three- game win streak halted.
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