***** 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
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