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                ***** National Hockey League Game Capsules *****
                             (Saturday, January 31)
 
 
                     Final Score: Montreal 1, Washington 0 (OT)
 
 Montreal,  QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Max Pacioretty scored the game's only goal
 with  1:52 remaining  in  overtime to  lift the  Montreal  Canadiens past  the
 Washington  Capitals 1-0  on  Saturday afternoon.  Pacioretty's goal,  coupled
 with  Carey  Price's second  consecutive  shutout,  ended Washington's  seven-
 game   winning  streak   in  Montreal  and  sent  the  Canadiens  to  a  fifth
 straight victory. Price  followed up his  whitewash of the Rangers on Thursday
 with  36 saves.  He  improved to  10-1-1  since  Dec. 20,  thanks  in part  to
 Pacioretty chipping in Tomas  Plekanec's  centering feed in  OT. Plekanec  was
 skating  down the  right boards when he  sent a backhand on net that a lunging
 Pacioretty  got enough  of to send over Braden Holtby's left shoulder. Holtby,
 who  was coming  off his  own shutout  of the  Penguins, made  29 saves  in an
 otherwise stellar performance.
 
 
                     Final Score: Detroit 4, NY Islanders 1
 
 Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Petr Mrazek stopped 22 shots and the Detroit
 Red  Wings grabbed  a 4-1  victory over  the New  York Islanders  on Saturday.
 Brendan  Smith, Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar and Jonathan Ericsson each lit the
 lamp  for the Red Wings, who rebounded from a loss at Tampa Bay on Thursday to
 win  for a  seventh time in their  past eight games. Lubomir Visnovsky had the
 only  goal  of the  game for  the Islanders,  who have  dropped their past two
 contests. Chad Johnson allowed all four goals on just 19 shots in the loss.
 
 
                        Final Score: Ottawa 7, Arizona 2
 
 Ottawa,  ON  (SportsNetwork.com) - Robin Lehner  made 35 saves, and the Ottawa
 Senators  scored four  goals in a 5 1/2  minute span in their 7-2 win over the
 Arizona  Coyotes on  Saturday afternoon.  Milan Michalek  and Mark  Stone each
 scored in the closing minutes of the second period,  and Bobby  Ryan and Jean-
 Gabriel  Pageau  added goals very  early in the  third period. Ottawa also got
 goals  from Mike  Hoffman, Erik  Karlsson and  Mika Zibanejad  to win  for the
 second   time  in  three  games.  Marc  Methot  tallied  a  career-high  three
 assists.  Mike Smith  allowed  five Senators  goals on  20  shots against  him
 before  getting  the hook in the  third period. Zbynek Michalek and Sam Gagner
 scored  Arizona's  goals as the Coyotes  fell to 1-3-2 on their ongoing eight-
 game road trip.
 
 
                      Final Score: Boston 3, Los Angeles 1
 
 Boston,  MA  (SportsNetwork.com) - Brad Marchand  scored two goals to lift the
 Boston  Bruins to a  3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Chris
 Kelly  tallied the game-winning goal late in the third and Tuukka Rask made 30
 saves  for  the Bruins, who  were coming  off a 5-2  win over the Islanders on
 Thursday.  Jordan Nolan lit the lamp and Jonathan Quick stopped 30-of-32 shots
 for the Kings, who have dropped five of their last six games.
 
 
                      Final Score: New Jersey 3, Florida 1
 
 Newark,  NJ (SportsNetwork.com)  - Keith Kinkaid made 26 saves to backstop the
 New  Jersey Devils to a 3-1 win over visiting the Florida Panthers on Saturday
 night.  Kinkaid was  bidding for his first  NHL shutout, but allowed a goal to
 Brandon  Pirri with 1:29 remaining. Steve Bernier had scored an empty-net goal
 a minute earlier to seal the Devils' third win in four games. Jaromir Jagr and
 Mike  Cammalleri had  first-period goals for New Jersey, which registered just
 one  shot in the  second and two in the third. Roberto Luongo stopped 11 shots
 as the Panthers suffered their sixth loss in seven games.
 
 
                     Final Score: NY Rangers 4, Carolina 1
 
 New  York, NY  (SportsNetwork.com) - Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 shots to lead
 the New York Rangers in a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Chris Kreider,
 Dan  Boyle, Dominic Moore  and Rick Nash all lit the lamp for the Rangers, who
 snapped  a two-game  slide. Brad Malone had  the only goal of the game for the
 Hurricanes,  who have  dropped their last two games. Cam Ward allowed all four
 goals on 37 shots in the loss.
 
 
                     Final Score: Philadelphia 1, Toronto 0
 
 Philadelphia,  PA (SportsNetwork.com)  - Michael Del Zotto recorded the game's
 lone  goal and  Steve Mason  stopped 30  shots as  Philadelphia claimed  a 1-0
 decision  over Toronto on Saturday. Mason made his 100th career appearance for
 the  club a memorable one, recording his second shutout of the season and 25th
 career  whitewash  for the  Flyers, who  have won  a season-high four straight
 games.  James Reimer  made 17  saves for  the Maple  Leafs, whose  losing skid
 reached nine consecutive outings.
 
 
                       Final Score: Dallas 5, Winnipeg 2
 
 Winnipeg,  MB (SportsNetwork.com)  -  John  Klingberg had  two  goals and  two
 assists  in the  Dallas Stars' 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.
 Shawn Horcoff, Patrick Eaves and Jason Spezza also lit the lamp for the Stars,
 who  have won two in a row since a two-game skid. Kari Lehtonen made 38 saves.
 Dallas  went  4-for-8 on the  power play,  while Winnipeg went 0-for-2. Andrew
 Ladd  and Toby  Enstrom scored for the  Jets, who have lost three straight for
 the  first  time since a season-high  four-game slide from Oct. 11-19. Michael
 Hutchinson gave up all five goals on 32 shots.
 
 
                      Final Score: Tampa Bay 3, Columbus 1
 
 Tampa,  FL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Ben Bishop turned aside 34 shots to lead the
 Tampa  Bay Lightning  in a  3-1  win over  the Columbus  Blue Jackets.  Cedric
 Paquette,  Brett Connolly  and Valtteri  Filppula each  lit the  lamp for  the
 Lightning,  who have  won five of their  last six games. Ryan Johansen had the
 only  marker  for the  Blue Jackets, who  have lost three  of their last four.
 Curtis McElhinney allowed all three goals on 34 shots in defeat.
 
 
                       Final Score: Calgary 4, Edmonton 2
 
 Calgary,  AB (SportsNetwork.com)  - Lance  Bouma scored  twice in  a four-goal
 third  period which lifted Calgary over Edmonton, 4-2, at the Saddledome. Paul
 Byron  and  Sean Monahan  also tallied  while Mikael  Backlund and David Jones
 chipped  in two assists  each for the Flames, who had lost two of three coming
 in  and  have now  taken six  of eight overall.  Jonas Hiller stopped 17-of-19
 shots for the victory. Jordan Eberle and Benoit Pouliot scored for the Oilers,
 who  have dropped five  of their last eight. Ben Scrivens made 29 saves in the
 setback.
 
 
                       Final Score: San Jose 2, Chicago 0
 
 San  Jose,  CA (SportsNetwork.com) -  Antti Niemi stopped  31 shots as the San
 Jose Sharks blanked the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Saturday night. Joe Thornton
 and  Melker Karlsson  each had a goal  and one assist for the Sharks, who have
 won  three  straight and  improved to  5-1-1 in their  last seven games. Antti
 Raanta  made  18 saves  for  Chicago,  which dropped  two  of  three games  in
 California. The Blackhawks were coming off Friday's 4-1 win over Anaheim after
 beginning the stretch with Wednesday's 4-3 loss to Los Angeles.
 
 
 02/01 01:50:49 ET