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National Hockey League Game Capsules(Thursday, October 30)
Final Score: Boston 3 Buffalo 2 (OT)
Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Brad Marchand fueled Boston's 3-2 comeback victory over the Buffalo Sabres with the game-tying goal late in the third period and the overtime winner on Thursday. Reilly Smith cycled below the goal line and sent the puck to Marchand, who was all alone in the slot. Marchand, who was a game-time decision, one-timed the puck over the glove of Jhonas Enroth for the win 1:20 into the extra session. Adam McQuaid also scored and Niklas Svedberg made 13 saves for the Bruins, who bounced back from a 4-3 loss to Minnesota on Tuesday. Drew Stafford and Tyler Ennis both lit the lamp and Enroth stopped 34-of-37 shots for Buffalo, which has dropped six of its last seven games.
Final Score: New Jersey 2, Winnipeg 1 (SO)
Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Jersey Devils' run of shootout futility is over. Jacob Josefson scored the lone goal in the skills competition, lifting the Devils to a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. New Jersey had lost an NHL-record 18 straight shootouts since beating the Jets on March 10, 2013. Michael Ryder tied the game with 3:27 remaining in regulation, and Cory Schneider made 24 saves for the Devils, who picked up their first home win of the season. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 27 shots for Winnipeg, which has picked up at least a point in three consecutive games (2-0-1).
Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, Los Angeles 0
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Kunitz posted two goals and one assist to back a 36-save performance from Marc-Andre Fleury as Pittsburgh silenced Los Angeles, 3-0, at CONSOL Energy Center. Kris Letang recorded the other tally for the Penguins, who have won three in a row -- two of those by shutout. Martin Jones made 20 stops in defeat for the Kings, who have dropped back-to-back contests to kick off a five-game road trip. The defending champions were blanked for the second time this season.
Final Score: Chicago 5, Ottawa 4 (SO)
Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrick Sharp scored in the third round of the shootout to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-4 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. Sharp was the final skater of the shootout and he made it count as he faked to the forehand and roofed the puck over Craig Anderson for the win. Jonathan Toews scored twice while Kris Versteeg and Marian Hossa each posted a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, who have won two of their last three games. Scott Darling made 28 saves in the win. Bobby Ryan, Clarke MacArthur, Mark Stone and Mika Zibanejad all scored for the Senators, who have lost three of their last four. Anderson stopped 35 shots.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 4, Philadelphia 3
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Steven Stamkos collected two goals with one assist, Jason Garrison added a deciding power-play tally, and Tampa Bay escaped with a 4-3 decision over Philadelphia on Thursday. Vladislav Namestnikov also lit the lamp and Valtteri Filppula contributed three assists for the Lightning, winners in four of their last five. Ben Bishop aided the effort with 24 saves. Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek and Michael Raffl picked up a goal each for the Flyers, whose three-game win streak came to an end. Claude Giroux collected two assists and Ray Emery stopped 28 shots in the loss.
Final Score: Florida 2, Arizona 1
Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Scottie Upshall scored the game-winning goal coming out of the penalty box with 9:04 remaining in regulation as Florida edged the Arizona Coyotes, 2-1, on Thursday. Upshall was sent off on a questionable charging minor 8:51 into the third, and his teammates killed off the penalty just as he left the box. Derek MacKenzie blocked a shot from the point, and Tomas Kopecky found Upshall in stride for a breakaway. Upshall beat Mike Smith with a backhand between the pads, and the Panthers held on to avenge Saturday's overtime loss to Arizona. Brandon Pirri also scored for Florida, which received 32 saves from Roberto Luongo to post its first regulation win over Arizona since Feb. 10, 2007. Smith made 24 saves for an Arizona club that is 1-4-1 over its past six games.
Final Score: Minnesota 4, San Jose 3 (SO)
St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Jason Pominville scored the deciding goal of the shootout to lead the Minnesota Wild past the San Jose Sharks, 4-3, on Thursday. After Logan Couture beat Darcy Kuemper with a shot through the legs, Mikko Koivu answered back by moving the puck to his backhand and roofing a shot over Antti Niemi. Even at one goal apiece after two rounds, Pominville went in slow and wristed a shot past Niemi's glove and Kuemper stoned Patrick Marleau for the win. Kyle Brodziak scored two late third-period goals to force extra time, Koivu also lit the lamp and Thomas Vanek had two assists for the Wild, who had Kuemper make 25 saves. Mirco Mueller, Joe Thornton and Tommy Wingels all scored for San Jose, which was coming off a 3-2 shootout win over Colorado on Tuesday. Niemi turned aside 43 shots in defeat.
Final Score: St. Louis 2, Anaheim 0
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Jake Allen made 24 saves to record his second career shutout and backstop the St. Louis Blues to a 2-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. Alexander Steen and Ryan Reaves scored for the Blues, who posted their third straight win despite playing without two key forwards. David Backes and T.J. Oshie are sidelined indefinitely with concussions. John Gibson turned aside 27 shots for Anaheim, which has dropped two of three following a seven-game win streak.
Final Score: Colorado 5, NY Islanders 0
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Semyon Varlamov stopped all 40 shots he faced to record his first shutout of the season, and Nathan MacKinnon added a pair of second-period goals as Colorado posted a 5-0 victory over the Islanders at Pepsi Center. Erik Johnson, Marc-Andre Cliche and Cody McLeod also provided offense for the Avalanche, who closed out the season's first month by snapping a two-game slide. Chad Johnson was on the hook for all five goals on 23 shots for the Islanders, who have lost four of six.
Final Score: Vancouver 3, Montreal 2 (OT)
Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Daniel Sedin scored the winner at 2:45 of overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday. Skating on a power play as Tom Gilbert was called for interference, Henrik Sedin brought the puck into the offensive end and cut over to the middle before dishing it low to the right circle where Daniel quickly shifted to the forehand and snapped the puck into the left corner for the win. Nick Bonino and Brad Richardson scored for the Canucks, who have won three straight. Ryan Miller made 23 stops in the win. Alex Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty scored for the Canadiens, who have lost two of three. Carey Price stopped 27 shots in the loss.
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