National Hockey League Game Capsules
(Saturday, March 15th)
Final Score: Boston 5, Carolina 1
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jarome Iginla scored a pair of goals and Milan Lucic added one with a pair of assists, as the Boston Bruins earned their eighth straight win with a 5-1 triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes. Chris Kelly and Torey Krug also scored, while David Krejci picked up three assists in the victory. The winning streak is the longest for the Bruins since a 10-game run in November 2011. Boston is 11-1-2 in its last 14 games. Chad Johnson got the start in the Boston net after Tuukka Rask played the last two games and made 29 saves. He improved to 8-0-1 in his last nine starts. Alexander Semin scored the lone goal for Carolina, which had a modest two-game win streak stopped. Cam Ward stopped 36 shots in defeat.
Final Score: Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 0
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Read tallied two goals and Steve Mason earned the shutout as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-0, in the opener of a weekend home-and-home set. Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier also scored for the Flyers, who snapped a two-game skid. Claude Giroux kept up his frantic point pace with two assists and now has 21 points in his last 14 games. Mason made 25 saves for his fourth shutout of the season. Marc-Andre Fleury allowed all four goals on 40 shots as the Penguins' three-game win streak came to an end. The teams will meet again on Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh.
Final Score: Montreal 5, Ottawa 4 (OT)
Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Francis Bouillon scored 1:26 into overtime as the Montreal Canadiens rallied to stun the Ottawa Senators, 5-4, at Bell Centre. The Canadiens avoided what would have been a season high-tying fourth straight loss in thrilling fashion. Down 4-1 in the third period, they scored three time in the final 3:22, including David Desharnais' buzzer- beater. On the game-winner, Max Pacioretty fired a shot from low in the right circle. Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner made the save and felt the puck was covered up. However, the referee didn't blow the play dead and Pacioretty dislodged the puck and Bouillon put it into the open net. P.K. Subban assisted on all three of Montreal's third-period goals, while Carey Price made 30 saves in his return to the Canadiens' crease. It was Price's first action since helping Canada win its second straight gold medal at last month's Olympics. He missed Montreal's first eight games following the NHL's resumption of play with a lower-body injury he aggravated in Russia.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 3, New Jersey 0
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Ben Bishop stopped 23 shots for his fifth shutout of the season to help the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils. Michael Kostka posted a goal and an assist while B.J. Crombeen and Nate Thompson also scored for the Lightning, who have won their past two. Martin Brodeur turned away 29 shots for the Devils, who have lost their past two contests.
Final Score: NY Islanders 4, Buffalo 1
Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Okposo tallied a goal and an assist as the New York Islanders defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 4-1, on Saturday. Frans Nielsen, Ryan Strome, and Cal Clutterbuck also scored, while Lubomir Visnovsky assisted on three goals for the Islanders, who have won two of their last three. Anders Nilsson made 33 saves in the win. Tyler Ennis supplied the lone marker for the Sabres, who have lost five straight and six of their last seven. Jhonas Enroth allowed three goals on 37 shots in defeat.
Final Score: St. Louis 4, Nashville 1
Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrik Berglund scored twice and Ryan Miller turned away 30 shots as the St. Louis Blues prevailed over the Nashville Predators, 4-1. Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for the Blues, who have won seven of their last eight. Eric Nystrom scored the only goal of the game for the Predators, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Pekka Rinne gave up all four goals on 26 shots in the loss.
Final Score: Columbus 2, Minnesota 1 (SO)
St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Johansen scored the decisive shootout goal as the Columbus Blue Jackets clipped the Minnesota Wild, 2-1, at Xcel Energy Center. After Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky turned away Matt Moulson to open the fourth round of the tiebreaker, Johansen secured the extra point with a backhander. Minnesota rookie goalie Darcy Kuemper tried to disrupt the attempt with a poke check, but Johansen pulled the puck to the backhand and sent it into the net. Bobrovsky made 32 saves for Columbus, which improved to 6-1-1 in its last eight games. Kuemper stopped 28 shots for the Wild, who went 1-0-3 on a four-game homestand to extend their home point streak to 10 games (7-0-3).
Final Score: Phoenix 3, Calgary 2
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Shane Doan scored a tiebreaking power-play goal at 8:49 of the third period and the Phoenix Coyotes edged the Calgary Flames, 3-2. The Coyotes squandered a two-goal, first-period lead but won for the fourth straight time against the Flames at home. Mike Smith made 30 saves, helping Phoenix in its push for a playoff spot. The win gave the Coyotes 75 points, tying them with Dallas. The Stars, however, maintained their hold on the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference because they have played two fewer games. Mike Cammalleri assisted on both power-play goals Calgary scored in the second period. Joni Ortio stopped 22 shots for the Flames, who had posted consecutive wins over Anaheim and Dallas.
Final Score: Anaheim 2, Los Angeles 1
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Frederik Andersen made 37 saves to help the Anaheim Ducks take a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Tim Jackman and Patrick Maroon scored for the Ducks, who have won two straight following a four-game slide. Tyler Toffoli scored the only goal while Martin Jones stopped 18 shots for the Kings, who have lost their past two after winning eight consecutive games.
03/16 01:41:32 ET