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                ***** National Hockey League Game Capsules *****
                             (Thursday, January 29)
                     Final Score: Boston 5, NY Islanders 2
 Uniondale, NY ( - Tuukka Rask made 43 saves, Milan Lucic and
 Reilly Smith tallied three points each and the Boston Bruins beat the New York
 Islanders  5-2  on Thursday. Lucic  and Smith each had  a goal and two assists
 to  help Boston  win for  the seventh  time in  its last  nine games.  Patrice
 Bergeron,  Kevan  Miller and  Torey  Krug  also  scored  for the  Bruins.  The
 Islanders  got goals  from John Tavares and Michael Grabner but had a two-game
 winning streak snapped. Jaroslav Halak allowed four goals on 32 shots.
                     Final Score: Montreal 1, NY Rangers 0
 New  York,  NY ( -  Carey Price made  24 saves for his third
 shutout of the season, and the Montreal Canadiens blanked the New York Rangers
 1-0  on  Thursday. Max Pacioretty scored  the lone goal with 4:17 remaining in
 the third period, helping the Canadiens extend their win streak to four games.
 Henrik  Lundqvist finished with 25 saves for the Rangers, who have dropped two
 straight following the All-Star break. They had been on a 16-3-0 tear prior to
 the hiatus.
                    Final Score: Philadelphia 5, Winnipeg 2
 Philadelphia,  PA ( - Nick Schultz picked up the game winner
 in  the  second period, while Brayden  Schenn and Sean Couturier scored in the
 third,  as Philadelphia  topped Winnipeg  by a  5-2 count  on Thursday.  Wayne
 Simmonds  and  Chris VandeVelde also tallied  for the Flyers, winners of three
 in  a row  and four  of their  last five.  In his  first start  since Jan.  8,
 Steve Mason  picked up his second straight positive result thanks to 36 saves.
 Mathieu  Perreault potted  both goals for the Jets, who have lost two straight
 since  a  five-game win  streak. Michael  Hutchinson took  the loss despite 27
                       Final Score: Arizona 3, Toronto 1
 Toronto,  ON  ( - Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a short-handed
 goal  five seconds  into the third period  -- yes, five seconds -- to kindle a
 rally  that  lifted the  Arizona Coyotes to  a 3-1 win  over the Toronto Maple
 Leafs  on  Thursday.  The  Coyotes  snapped a  seven-game  losing  streak  and
 extended  Toronto's  skid to  eight games. Ekman-Larsson's  goal, which tied a
 franchise  record  for quickest to open  a period, came from beyond center ice
 after  Lauri Korpikoski  won the  faceoff. Martin  Hanzal netted  the go-ahead
 goal  3:42 later and  Sam Gagner scored on a power play later in the period as
 Arizona broke out of an 0-5-2 slump. Mike Smith had 24 saves in the win, which
 also stopped a five-game road losing streak  for  the Coyotes, who are  in the
 midst  of an eight-game trek. It was their first win away from home since Dec.
 23 in Edmonton.
                        Final Score: Dallas 6, Ottawa 3
 Ottawa,  ON  ( - John Klingberg  snapped a tie in the latter
 stages  of the third period before Trevor Daley and Jamie Benn added empty-net
 markers,  and  Dallas topped Ottawa  by a 6-3 score  on Thursday. Benn added a
 first-period  goal, with  Colton Sceviour  and Ales  Hemsky also  lighting the
 lamp  for the  Stars, who put a  two-game losing streak to rest. Kari Lehtonen
 provided  a  25-save effort  to back  his offense.  Mika Zibanejad, Bobby Ryan
 and  Alex Chiasson  scored once each for  the Senators, who have lost seven of
 their last 10. Robin Lehner allowed four goals on 39 shots in the setback.
                      Final Score: Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 1
 Tampa,  FL (  - Cedric Paquette notched his first career hat
 trick  to  power the  Tampa Bay  Lightning to a  5-1 win  over the Detroit Red
 Wings  on Thursday.  Steven Stamkos  and Mark  Barberio also  scored, Jonathan
 Drouin  and Alex  Killorn both  tallied  two assists  and Ben  Bishop made  27
 saves  for the Lightning, who set a franchise record with their ninth straight
 win  at home. Darren  Helm supplied the Red Wings' lone goal as their six-game
 winning  streak  came to an  end. Petr Mrazek allowed  five goals on 15 shots,
 while Tom McCollum stopped all 17 shots he faced in the third period.
                       Final Score: Florida 3, Columbus 2
 Sunrise,  FL (  - Sean Bergenheim's goal with 6:52 remaining
 in the third period lifted the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 win over the Columbus
 Blue  Jackets on  Thursday. Jonathan  Huberdeau and  rookie Aaron  Ekblad both
 scored  in the  second period for the  Panthers, who got 30 saves from Roberto
 Luongo.  Florida  ended a  10-game losing  streak to the  Blue Jackets, a six-
 game  home  skid and  a  five-game  slide  overall.  Jack Johnson  and  rookie
 Alexander Wennberg  had  second-period  goals  for Columbus, which has dropped
 six of its last nine games. Curtis McElhinney gave up three goals on 31 shots.
                   Final Score: St. Louis 5, Nashville 4 (SO)
 St.  Louis,  MO ( - Brian  Elliott made 33 saves and came up
 with  three  key stops in  the shootout  to help the  St. Louis Blues beat the
 Nashville   Predators,   5-4,  on  Thursday.   On  his  26th  birthday,  Kevin
 Shattenkirk  scored the  decisive goal  in the  shootout and  added an  assist
 in  regulation. Jaden  Schwartz, T.J.  Oshie, Steve  Ott and  Ryan Reaves  all
 tallied  goals  for the Blues in  their third straight win. Mike Fisher scored
 twice  for the Predators,  who have lost three of their last four games. Filip
 Forsberg  and James Neal also scored for Nashville, but Neal could not convert
 in  the  shootout to extend  the game. Carter Hutton  allowed four goals on 35
                      Final Score: Minnesota 1, Calgary 0
 Calgary,  AB ( - Devan Dubnyk stopped all 30 shots fired his
 way  and made several  big saves down the stretch for his third shutout of the
 season  as  the Minnesota  Wild beat  the Calgary Flames  1-0 on Tuesday. Zach
 Parise  continued his  solid offensive  play with the  lone goal for the Wild,
 who  ended a two-game  skid. Parise  now has six  goals in his past six games.
 Jonas  Hiller turned aside  31 shots for the Flames, who entered the game with
 wins in five of their previous six games.
                       Final Score: Edmonton 3, Buffalo 2
 Edmonton,  AB ( - In a game that could be key in determining
 draft   lottery  odds   between  teams  at  the  bottom  of  their  respective
 conferences,  the  Edmonton Oilers prevailed  over the Buffalo Sabres, 3-2, on
 Thursday.  Allowing  two goals on 20  shots, Ben Scrivens was not particularly
 busy  in net  for Edmonton  in its  third win  in its  last four  games. Oscar
 Klefbom  and Anton  Lander each scored their  first goal of the season for the
 Oilers,  and  Lander also  tallied two assists.  Matt Fraser scored Edmonton's
 first  goal. Jonas  Enroth stopped  31 of  the 34  shots he  faced as  Buffalo
 dropped   its  13th   game  in  a  row.  Defensemen  Tyler  Myers  and  Rasmus
 Ristolainen each scored and Brian Gionta picked up assists on both goals.
                       Final Score: San Jose 6, Anaheim 3
 San Jose, CA ( - Antti Niemi made 25 saves and six different
 Sharks  scored  as San  Jose used a  five-goal second period  to ease past the
 Anaheim  Ducks,  6-3, on Thursday.  Patrick Marleau, Barclay Goodrow and James
 Sheppard  each  tallied a  goal and  an assist and  Brenden Dillon, Matt Irwin
 and Joe  Pavelski also scored for the Sharks, who have won seven straight home
 games  against  the Ducks.  Andrew Cogliano, Patrick  Maroon and Matt Beleskey
 all  lit the lamp for the Ducks, who had their six-game winning streak come to
 a  screeching halt.  Ilya Bryzgalov  gave up  all six  goals on  25 shots  and
 Frederik Andersen turned aside all eight shots fired his way in relief.
 01/30 00:58:01 ET

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