National Hockey League Game Capsules
(Sunday, December 8th)
Final Score: Minnesota 3, San Jose 1
St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Parise potted a pair of goals and Josh Harding posted a season-high 37 saves, as the Minnesota Wild edged the San Jose Sharks, 3-1, on Sunday at Xcel Energy Center. Mikko Koivu also lit the lamp for the Wild, who have won three of their last four games. Patrick Marleau scored the Sharks' lone goal, while Antti Niemi allowed two goals on 12 shots in the setback, which extended San Jose's losing streak to a season- high three games.
Final Score: Boston 5, Toronto 2
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrice Bergeron and Carl Soderberg each had a goal and an assist in the Boston Bruins' 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday. Torey Krug, Kevan Miller and Jarome Iginla also lit the lamp for the Bruins, who have won two in a row. Chad Johnson stopped 30-of-32 shots. Peter Holland had a goal and an assist for the Leafs, who had a two- game winning streak snapped. Jay McClement also scored. Jonathan Bernier turned aside 35-of-39 shots in defeat.
Final Score: Washington 4, NY Rangers 1
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Philipp Grubauer made 30 saves for his first NHL win, leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday. Grubauer, in his second NHL start and fourth appearance, had seven saves in the first period, 10 in the second and closed out Washington's fourth win in five games with 13 stops in the third. He was working on a shutout until Benoit Pouliot deflected Michael Del Zotto's shot from the high left side for New York's only goal with 1:53 remaining. The play was reviewed because Pouliot's stick was up, but it was upheld as a goal. Jason Chimera, Steve Oleksy. Mikhail Grabovski and Eric Fehr scored for the Capitals, with Grabovski's goal coming on a penalty shot. Henrik Lundqvist had 32 saves for the Rangers, who have lost two straight to begin a nine-game homestand, including Saturday's defeat to the New Jersey Devils in overtime.
Final Score: Chicago 6, Florida 2
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrick Sharp had a goal and two assists as the Chicago Blackhawks took down the Florida Panthers, 6-2, on Sunday. Brent Seabrook, Marian Hossa and Brandon Saad all registered a goal and an assist in the victory, with Michal Handzus and Andrew Shaw scoring the other two goals. Antti Raanta made 29 saves as Chicago snapped a season-high three-game losing skid. Dylan Olsen and Marcel Goc netted goals for Florida, which failed to build off of two straight wins. Scott Clemmensen surrendered all six goals on 32 shots.
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