***** National Hockey League Game Capsules *****
(Friday, December 19)
Final Score: New Jersey 3, Tampa Bay 2 (SO)
Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrik Elias registered the lone goal of the
shootout as New Jersey claimed a 3-2 decision over Tampa Bay at Prudential
Center. Elias and Adam Henrique picked up first-period tallies for the
Devils, who finally put an end to a five-game losing streak. Keith Kinkaid
finished with 26 saves in regulation and three more in the game's final
segment to earn his first NHL victory. Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov
supplied offense for the Lightning, who have dropped five of their last
seven. Evgeni Nabokov made 16 stops but allowed his team to earn a point.
Elias put his team ahead as the opening shooter in the third and final round,
pulling Nabokov out of position before sliding a shot inside the right post.
Kinkaid cemented the outcome and picked up his milestone by turning away a
Jonathan Drouin chance.
Final Score: Ottawa 6, Anaheim 2
Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Hoffman scored twice as the Ottawa
Senators roughed up the Anaheim Ducks, 6-2, on Friday. Kyle Turris and Mika
Zibanejad each posted a goal and an assist, while Milan Michalek and Mark
Stone also scored for the Senators, who have won four of their last six.
Craig Anderson allowed just two goals on 32 shots in the win. Ryan Getzlaf
scored both goals while Ilya Bryzgalov gave up all six goals on 31 shots for
the Ducks, who came into the game having won eight of their last nine.
Final Score: NY Islanders 2, Detroit 1
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Jaroslav Halak stopped 17 shots while Anders
Lee netted the winning score midway through the second period as the New York
Islanders recorded a 2-1 win over Detroit at Joe Louis Arena. Brock Nelson
picked up a goal and one assist for the Islanders, winners of three in a row
who closed the gap over idle division-leading Pittsburgh to two points.
Henrik Zetterberg's first-period marker was all the offense for the Red Wings,
whose season-high losing skid reached five games. Petr Mrazek took the loss,
having given up the lead goal on 23 shots in relief of Jimmy Howard. Howard
exited after the first period due to a lower-body injury having stopped
Final Score: Winnipeg 2, Boston 1
Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Michael Hutchinson stopped 30 shots and the
Winnipeg Jets held on for a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Friday. Evander
Kane and Mathieu Perreault each posted a goal for the Jets, who have won
their past two games. Torey Krug scored the only goal of the game for the
Bruins, who have lost four of their last five. Tuukka Rask allowed both goals
on 27 shots.
Final Score: Dallas 2, Calgary 1
Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Jamie Benn and Trevor Daley scored in the
second period and the Dallas Stars held on to top the Calgary Flames, 2-1,
at the Saddledome. Kari Lehtonen halted 21 pucks and Cody Eakin added a pair
of assists for the Stars, winners in three straight and four of five. Mark
Giordano lit the lamp for the Flames, who have lost seven straight games.
Jonas Hiller played well in defeat, making 19 saves.
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