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National Hockey League Game Capsules(Thursday, March 6th)
Final Score: Boston 3, Washington 0
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tuukka Rask stopped all 16 shots he faced to record his sixth shutout of the season, as Boston silenced Washington, 3-0, at TD Garden. Gregory Campbell, Loui Eriksson and Brad Marchand tallied for the Bruins, who have won three in a row and four of six. Braden Holtby made 40 saves for the Capitals, who have lost three straight.
Final Score: Los Angeles 3, Winnipeg 1
Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Richards and Dustin Brown each netted second-period goals, giving Jonathan Quick and the red-hot Los Angeles Kings all the support they would need in a 3-1 verdict over the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Alec Martinez added a power-play goal later on to sew up the Kings' sixth consecutive victory, matching a season-high streak set from Dec. 2-14. Quick was lightly tested, but aided the cause by stopping 17-of-18 shots. Ondrej Pavelec kept the Jets in it for much of the way with a 38-save effort, but Winnipeg mustered only Olli Jokinen's 15th goal of the season in its second home loss in three days.
Final Score: Buffalo 3, Tampa Bay 1
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jhonas Enroth made 43 saves as the Buffalo Sabres spoiled the return of Steven Stamkos and debut of Ryan Callahan with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Marcus Foligno, Tyler Myers, and Cody Hodgson each registered a goal and an assist for the Sabres, who have won four out of five games since the Olympic break. The Lightning could not get much going offensively, even with Stamkos and Callahan in the lineup. Tyler Johnson supplied a late shorthanded goal for the Lightning, who have dropped three straight. Anders Lindback allowed all three goals on 21 shots in his first game since Jan. 30. Stamkos, the Lightning's newly-named captain, returned to the ice for the first time since Nov. 11 after missing 45 games with a broken right tibia. Callahan came to Tampa Bay in a blockbuster trade that shipped Martin St. Louis to the Rangers hours before Wednesday's trade deadline.
Final Score: Colorado 3, Detroit 2 (OT)
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Rookie Nathan MacKinnon set up Andre Benoit for the game-winning goal with 31.4 seconds left in overtime as the Colorado Avalanche edged Detroit, 3-2, on a night former defenseman Nicklas Lindstrom was immortalized by the Red Wings. Benoit was alone in the left circle and one-timed MacKinnon's pass from the right side of the net high over Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard. The assist gave MacKinnon a point in 13 consecutive games, passing Wayne Gretzky for the longest point streak by an 18-year-old. Gretzky went 12 straight games with a point from Dec. 9, 1979-Jan. 5, 1980. Matt Duchene had a goal and assisted on P.A. Parenteau's tying goal in the third period for Colorado, which has won four games in a row and snapped a four-game losing streak to the Red Wings. Jean- Sebastien Giguere turned away 35 Detroit shots. Niklas Kronwall and Tomas Jurco scored for Detroit, which lost its second straight game on the night Lindstrom's No. 5 was raised to the rafters during a lavish pre-game ceremony. Howard stopped 22 shots.
Final Score: Chicago 6, Columbus 1
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Toews and Andrew Shaw both tallied twice, as Chicago trounced Columbus for the 12th consecutive time, 6-1, at United Center. Bryan Bickell and Brandon Bollig also hit the back of the net for the Blackhawks, winners in two of three to keep pace in the race for the Central Division crown. St. Louis beat Nashville by a 2-1 count to remain two points ahead. Brent Seabrook and Marcus Kruger each collected two assists, while Corey Crawford stopped 22 shots. Ryan Johansen provided the lone offense for the Blue Jackets, who saw their three-game win streak halted and have not beaten their former division rivals since a 4-3 decision on Feb. 18, 2011. Sergei Bobrovsky allowed four goals on 18 shots in 32-plus minutes to take the loss. Curtis McElhinney finished the contest with 13 stops.
Final Score: St. Louis 2, Nashville 1
Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Last week's acquisitions of Ryan Miller and Steve Ott continue to pay immediate dividends for the St. Louis Blues. Miller turned aside 20-of-21 shots to remain unbeaten in a Blues' uniform, while Ott assisted on one of two St. Louis goals in the club's 2-1 decision over the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Magnus Paajarvi recorded the game-winning score with 8:18 elapsed in the second period, with Ian Cole registering a goal and an assist to help the Blues remain two points ahead of rival Chicago for first place in the Central Division. St. Louis is 3-0-0 since Miller and Ott joined the team two days after being acquired from the Buffalo Sabres last Friday. Nashville's Pekka Rinne stopped 20-of-22 chances in his second game back from a hip injury, but the Predators mustered only Nick Spaling's first-period score in falling to 1-4-2 over their last seven games.
Final Score: Dallas 6, Vancouver 1
Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyler Seguin fueled the Dallas Stars' 6-1 rout of the Vancouver Canucks with a hat trick and two assists on Thursday. Jamie Benn supplied a goal and two assists, while Alex Goligoski added a goal and a helper. Ryan Garbutt accounted for Dallas' other marker and Kari Lehtonen made 32 saves for the Stars, who have won two of their last three. Zac Dalpe supplied Vancouver's lone score and Eddie Lack conceded five goals on 17 shots in the Canucks fourth straight loss. Jacob Markstrom, who was acquired in the trade that sent Roberto Luongo to Florida on Tuesday, made his Vancouver debut at the start of the third and gave up one goal on five shots. The Canucks have now dropped 11 of their last 12.
Final Score: Phoenix 5, Montreal 2
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Radim Vrbata scored two goals to help Phoenix beat Montreal, 5-2, snapping the Coyotes' 14-game winless streak against the Canadiens. Shane Doan and Oliver Ekman-Larsson both had a goal and one assist for the Coyotes, who notched their first victory over Montreal since Dec. 9, 1998. The Canadiens had won nine straight and 11 of the previous 14 meetings, with the other three ending in ties. Mike Smith picked up the win with 24 saves, including 11 in a second period that was dominated by Montreal. Andrei Markov and Alex Galchenyuk had the goals for Montreal, which lost in Thomas Vanek's debut with the club. The Canadiens made a splash before Wednesday's trade deadline, acquiring Vanek from the New York Islanders, but he was held to one shot as his new team fell to 1-2-0 on its road trip. Peter Budaj allowed five goals on 23 shots in defeat.
Final Score: Edmonton 3, NY Islanders 2 (OT)
Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Taylor Hall notched the game-winner as the Edmonton Oilers scored three unanswered goals to top the New York Islanders in overtime, 3-2, at Rexall Place. Sam Gagner took the puck off Islanders defenseman Brian Strait in transition through the neutral zone and deked past a sliding defender to fire a shot that deflected off Hall's stick and past Evgeni Nabokov into the net. Philip Larsen and Ryan Smyth both lit the lamp in the third period and Ben Scrivens turned aside 32 shots in Edmonton's second straight win. Frans Nielsen and Anders Lee scored for the Islanders, who have lost three of their last four. Nabokov surrendered three goals on 29 shots.
Final Score: San Jose 5, Pittsburgh 3
San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Brent Burns scored twice during San Jose's four-goal third period as the Sharks extended their home dominance over Pittsburgh with a 5-3 win. Joe Pavelski assisted on three San Jose goals and Antti Niemi stopped 19 Pittsburgh shots. Rookie Olli Maatta had two goals for the Penguins, who are winless in their last 11 trips to San Jose (0-9-1 with a tie) since a 5-2 victory on Oct. 22, 1997. Pittsburgh backup Jeff Zatkoff was tested often by the Sharks and finished with 42 saves on 46 shots.
03/07 01:51:31 ET
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