National Hockey League Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkOctober 26, 2013 

Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Keith Yandle netted the tying goal and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the winner in the latter stages of the third period, giving Phoenix a 5-4 decision over Edmonton in a Saturday matinee. Radim Vrbata chipped in three assists, while Martin Hanzal, Michael Stone and David Schlemko also lit the lamp for the Coyotes, who have taken three of their last four. Mike Smith stopped 26 shots for the win, improving his record to 6-2-2 on the year. Ryan Jones, Will Acton, David Perron and Tyler Pitlick scored for the Oilers, who have dropped seven of their last nine. Jason LaBarbera was charged with five goals on 27 shots in defeat.

Final Score: New Jersey 4, Boston 3

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Jersey Devils scored two power play goals in the last 68 seconds Saturday night to beat the Bruins 4-3 and snap a seven-game losing streak to Boston. Marek Zidlicky tied the game with 1:08 remaining while the Devils were skating 6-on-3 and Andy Greene scored the game-winner on a 5-on-4 with 44.1 seconds left. The Devils had lost 11 of their last 12 against Boston, the only win coming April 10, 2011. They had dropped six in a row on the road in Boston, last winning there on Nov. 27, 2009. New Jersey scored three unanswered goals after trailing 3-1 following the first period. Adam Henrique and Damien Brunner had the others and Martin Brodeur made 25 saves, including 18 total in the second and third periods. The Devils snapped a two-game skid overall and halted Boston's four-game winning streak. Torey Krug, Jarome Iginla and Milan Lucic scored for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask made 28 saves.

Final Score: Toronto 4, Pittsburgh 1

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Nazem Kadri potted the game winner just 1:26 into the final period to help the Toronto Maple Leafs down the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1, on Saturday. Dave Bolland added two goals, Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist and James Reimer turned away 37 shots for the Maple Leafs, who had dropped three of four coming into the game. Kris Letang tallied the lone goal for the Penguins, losers in three straight. Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves, but allowed three goals in the setback.

Final Score: San Jose 2, Montreal 0

Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Logan Couture lit the lamp twice and Antti Niemi turned away all 22 shots he faced, as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 2-0, at Bell Centre. After losing their last game 2-1 to Boston with 0.8 seconds remaining, the Sharks were hungry for a win. Niemi earned his second shutout of the season, the second in his last three games. Patrick Marleau assisted on both goals, while Joe Thornton and Tyler Kennedy both had a helper as San Jose posted its third win in four and second during the first three tilts of a five-game road trip. Carey Price made 33 saves for the Canadiens, who have lost three of their last four after winning four straight. Couture was the first San Jose player to record a two-goal game in Montreal. since Owen Nolan did so in 1999.

Final Score: NY Rangers 3, Detroit 2 (OT)

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Derick Brassard scored on a breakaway with 12.9 seconds in overtime to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 come-from- behind victory over the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Benoit Pouliot assisted on Brassard's game-winner and added a power-play goal earlier on to help the Rangers wrap up a grueling season-opening nine-game road trip at 3-6-0. Mats Zuccarello also tallied for New York, while rookie goaltender Cameron Talbot notched his first career NHL win with a strong showing between the pipes. Starting for a second straight outing with Henrik Lundqvist sidelined with an undisclosed injury, Talbot stopped 32-of-34 shots. Jimmy Howard made 37 saves for the slumping Red Wings, now 0-2-2 over their last four contests, with Drew Miller and Daniel Alfredsson netting goals in the loss.

Final Score: Tampa Bay 3, Buffalo 2

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Martin St. Louis and Ondrej Palat scored less than two minutes apart late in the final period to boost the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Tyler Johnson had a goal and an assist, and Ben Bishop made 20 stops for the Lightning, who won for the fourth time in five games. The completed their season-long, seven-game homestand with a 5-2-0 record and have won seven of their last nine overall. Thomas Vanek and Brian Flynn scored for the Sabres, who fell to 2-10-1 on the season. Ryan Miller made 36 saves.

Final Score: Philadelphia 5, NY Islanders 2

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Vincent Lecavalier's hat trick and 26 saves by Steve Mason fueled Philadelphia's 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. Jakub Voracek and Matt Read added tallies for the Flyers, who snapped a franchise-worst streak of nine straight games from the start of a season without scoring more than two goals. Claude Giroux posted two helpers, as did Mark Streit in his return to Long Island. Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen supplied the offense for the Islanders, who suffered a letdown following Friday's 4-3 road win over Metropolitan Division leading Pittsburgh. Kevin Poulin allowed four scores on 31 shots in his first appearance since Oct. 11.

Final Score: Winnipeg 2, Dallas 1 (SO)

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrew Ladd tallied the only shootout goal as the Winnipeg Jets took a 2-1 win over the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center. Dallas' Jamie Benn started the shootout and skated wide right before coming back to the middle and hitting the post with a backhand shot. Olli Jokinen then tried to go five-hole on Kari Lehtonen but was denied. Ondrej Pavelec turned away Alex Chiasson's shot with his blocker on the Stars' second attempt. After Ladd put Winnipeg up with the forehand score, Ray Whitney skated in slowly but missed wide with his wrister to seal the win for the Jets. Pavelec made 35 saves for Winnipeg, which snapped a three-game skid. Evander Kane scored the lone goal in regulation.

Final Score: Minnesota 5, Chicago 3

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jason Pominville tallied two goals as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, 5-3, at United Center. Zach Parise, Kyle Brodziak, and Justin Fontaine each lit the lamp as the Wild matched their season-high of five goals. Mikael Granlund and Ryan Suter both contributed two assists as the Wild extended their winning streak to three games. Niklas Backstrom stopped 33-of-36 shots and earned his first win of the season in an excellent performance between the pipes. Bryan Bickell, Patrick Kane, and Marcus Kruger scored for Chicago in the defeat. Corey Crawford allowed five goals on 25 shots as the Blackhawks dropped their second straight game.

Final Score: St. Louis 6, Nashville 1

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Alexander Steen scored a pair of goals to fuel the St. Louis Blues' 6-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday in a Central Division clash at Bridgestone Arena. Jaden Schwartz, Alex Pietrangelo and T.J. Oshie each added a goal and an assist, while Derek Roy registered the other goal for the Blues, who were coming off back-to-back losses after regulation. Jaroslav Halak stopped 22-of-23 shots to backstop the victory. Nick Spaling scored the lone Nashville goal, while Carter Hutton was tagged for five goals on 26 shots before being pulled in the third. Magnus Hellberg allowed a goal on four shots in relief for the Predators, who had won three of their last four games.

Final Score: Calgary 5, Washington 2

Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Cammalleri scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Kris Russell, Jiri Hudler and Curtis Glencross also scored for the Flames, who had dropped four of their last five coming in. Karri Ramo made 27 saves in the victory. Jason Chimera and Aaron Volpatti scored one goal apiece for the Capitals, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 14 shots and Michael Neuvirth gave up two goals on 19 shots in the setback.

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