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National Hockey League Game Capsules(Saturday, March 8th)
Final Score: Ottawa 5, Winnipeg 3
Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Gryba, Kyle Turris and Mike Hoffman tallied in the second period, leading Ottawa to a 5-3 decision over Winnipeg at MTS Centre. Milan Michalek added a goal and one assist for the Senators, who managed a split of their four-game Canadian road swing after dropping the previous two. Ales Hemsky picked up four helpers and Jared Cowen also tallied to back a 46-save effort from Craig Anderson. Bryan Little, Dustin Byfuglien and Tobias Enstrom lit the lamp for the Jets, losers of three in a row and five of seven. Ondrej Pavelec was pulled after yielding five goals on 20 shots in less than two periods. Al Montoya stopped all 12 shots the rest of the way.
Final Score: St. Louis 2, Colorado 1
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Miller remained undefeated with St. Louis, making 26 saves to backstop the Blues to a 2-1 win over Colorado in a Central Division showdown at Pepsi Center. David Backes and Patrik Berglund each scored for the Blues, who improved to 4-0 with Miller between the pipes following the trade from Buffalo. Division-leading St. Louis moved five points ahead of the Avalanche in the standings. Colorado is one point behind second-place Chicago. Semyon Varlamov was sharp in defeat, stopping 23 shots, but Colorado had its winning streak snapped at four games.
03/08 18:09:09 ET