National Hockey League

                ***** National Hockey League Game Capsules *****
                             (Tuesday, November 25)
                      Final Score: Winnipeg 4, Columbus 2
 Columbus,  OH (  - Michael Hutchinson made 32 saves, Evander
 Kane scored two goals and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2
 on Tuesday night. Both  of Kane's tallies came on the power play, including an
 empty-netter  with less than a minute left to seal the win. Andrew Ladd scored
 the  eventual  game-winner for the Jets  in the second period, just 31 seconds
 after  Kane's  first goal of  the game. Bryan Little  gave Winnipeg a 1-0 lead
 just  nine  seconds into the game  with his seventh  goal of the season, but a
 Jordan  Leopold power-play goal for Columbus tied the game minutes later. Ryan
 Johansen  added  a goal  for the Blue  Jackets in the  third period and Sergei
 Bobrovsky made 28 saves in the loss.
                       Final Score: Ottawa 3, St. Louis 2 (SO)
 St.  Louis, MO ( - Alex Chiasson's goal with 41 seconds left
 in the third period tied the game, and Bobby Ryan was the only player to score
 in  the  shootout of  Ottawa's 3-2  win over St.  Louis. Senators goalie Robin
 Lehner  made  27 saves  in the win.  Blues goalie Brian  Elliott made 16 saves
 on  16 shots  before leaving with a  lower body injury, and he was relieved by
 Jake  Allen,  who made 15 saves  on 17 shots.  Ian Cole and Erik Condra scored
 their  first  goals of the season  for St. Louis and Ottawa, respectively, and
 Alexander Steen scored a Blues power play goal in the second period.
                    Final Score: Nashville 4, Los Angeles 3 (SO)
 Nashville,  TN  ( - James  Neal netted  the lone goal in the
 shootout,  as Nashville outlasted Los Angeles, 4-3, at Bridgestone Arena. None
 of  the first  10  shooters were  able  to put  the puck  into  the net.  Neal
 opened  up the  sixth round  by  beating Martin  Jones between  the pads,  and
 then  Pekka  Rinne closed  off the  lane along  the ice  to deny Dwight King's
 chance  and  end  the  contest.  Craig Smith,  Ryan  Ellis  and  Eric  Nystrom
 tallied  in regulation  for the  Predators,  who have  won  two in  a row  and
 seven  of their last  nine. Rinne ended up with 18 saves. Jamie McBain, Marian
 Gaborik  and  Drew Doughty scored  for the Kings,  who have lost both contests
 in  a  three-game road  trip  which  ends  on  Wednesday in  Minnesota.  Jones
 made 30 stops in helping the visitors gain a point.
                       Final Score: Dallas 3, Edmonton 2
 Dallas,  TX (  - Tyler  Seguin  scored twice  as the  Dallas
 Stars  held  off the struggling Edmonton  Oilers for a 3-2 victory on Tuesday.
 Rookie  defenseman  John Klingberg finished with  a goal and an assist for the
 Stars,  who won their third straight game. Kari Lehtonen turned aside 35 shots
 in the win. Boyd  Gordon and Taylor Hall each lit the lamp for Edmonton, which
 received  30  saves from Viktor Fasth  in defeat. Edmonton dropped its seventh
 consecutive  game  and fell  to 0-11-1  against Western  Conference  opponents
 this  season.  The Oilers  also dropped into  30th place in  the NHL by virtue
 of  one more regulation loss than the Blue Jackets and Sabres. All three teams
 have 14 points.
                    Final Score: Colorado 4, Arizona 3 (OT)
 Glendale,  AZ (  - Danny Briere picked up the deciding goal,
 coming  with 1:44  remaining in overtime, which allowed Colorado to rally from
 an  early three-goal  deficit and claim a 4-3 victory over Arizona on Tuesday.
 Briere  had possession  along the left-wing boards deep in the hosts' zone and
 attempted a cross-ice pass to Zach Redmond, but the puck instead deflected off
 the active stick of Martin Hanzal and slid past Mike Smith to end the contest.
 Gabriel  Landeskog  added two  goals and  Matt Duchene tied  the score for the
 Avalanche,  the  basement  dwellers  in  the Central  Division  who  have  won
 four of their last five. Calvin Pickard earned the win in relief, stopping all
 25  shots over  the game's  final 52:23.  Reto Berra  started, but  was pulled
 after allowing three goals on eight chances. Antoine  Vermette, Michael  Stone
 and  Tobias Rieder  lit  the lamp  for  the Coyotes,  losers  of two  straight
 and six  of nine.  Smith made  30 saves  in defeat.
                     Final Score: Vancouver 2, New Jersey 0
 Vancouver,  BC  ( - Ryan Miller  halted 20 shots to post his
 second  shutout  of the  season, and  Vancouver shut down  New Jersey, 2-0, at
 Rogers  Arena on a night the hosts celebrated former defenseman and head coach
 Pat  Quinn. Alex  Burrows and Shawn Matthias supplied offense for the Canucks,
 who  have  won two  in a  row and  eight of  their last  10 (8-1-1). Quinn, an
 original  member of the  franchise, died on Monday at the age of 71. He played
 two  seasons  in Vancouver during his  nine-year NHL career, then later served
 as  head coach  and general manager, racking up a 141-111-28 record and taking
 the  club  to the Stanley Cup  Finals in 1994.  Quinn took home the Jack Adams
 Trophy  as  the league's  top coach  that year. Cory  Schneider played well in
 defeat,  making  34 saves  for the  Devils, who stumbled  to their fourth loss
 in  five and completed a western Canadian road swing at 1-2-1.
                       Final Score: Anaheim 3, Calgary 2
 Anaheim,  CA (  - Matt Beleskey tallied a goal and an assist
 as  the Anaheim  Ducks used  a  3-2 victory  over  Calgary to  win their  19th
 straight  home game  against  the  Flames at  Honda  Center  on Tuesday.  Kyle
 Palmieri  and Corey  Perry also scored and Frederik Andersen made 32 saves for
 the Ducks, who have not lost at home against Calgary since Jan. 19, 2004. T.J.
 Brodie  had a  goal  and  an assist  and  Jiri Hudler  lit  the  lamp for  the
 Flames,  who were  coming off a 5-4  shootout win over New Jersey on Saturday.
 Jonas  Hiller,  who spent  his first  seven seasons between  the pipes for the
 Ducks, allowed all three goals on 29 shots in his return to Anaheim.
 11/26 01:57:01 ET

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