National Hockey League Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkOctober 27, 2013 

Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Jose Sharks continued to roll even though workhorse goaltender Antti Niemi finally got a rest. Backup Alex Stalock, making his first NHL start, turned away 38 Ottawa shots in San Jose's 5-2 win over the Senators at Canadian Tire Centre. Niemi had started each of the Sharks' first 11 games this season. James Sheppard and Tommy Wingels both registered a goal and an assist for San Jose, which improved to 10-1-1 this season. Craig Anderson allowed all five goals on 29 shots for the Senators, who have dropped four straight at home to the Sharks. They haven't beaten San Jose in Canada's capital city since Dec. 19, 2002.

Final Score: Tampa Bay 4, Florida 3 (SO)

Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist in regulation and netted the winner in a shootout Sunday to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers. Stamkos scored in the fourth round of the shootout, skating down the left side and deking to his forehand to clip the puck around Jacob Markstrom's left pad. Valtteri Filppula also beat the Panthers goalie in the shootout. Brad Boyes had the only successful try for Florida despite being knocked down by Tampa goalie Anders Lindback. Martin St. Louis and Radko Gudas had regulation goals for the Lightning, who have won three in a row. They are 5-0 in their last five trips to Sunrise -- with four of the games going past regulation.

Final Score: Anaheim 4, Columbus 3

Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Corey Perry's go-ahead goal with 2:25 remaining helped the Anaheim Ducks take a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday. Ryan Getzlaf, Emersom Etem, and Peter Holland also tallied for Anaheim, which has won two straight on the heels of a brief two-game slide. Frederik Anderson made 18 saves in the triumph. Arten Anisimov netted a pair of goals, while Blake Comeau also lit the lamp for the Blue Jackets, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 shots in defeat.

Final Score: Colorado 3, Winnipeg 2

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul Stastny scored the game-winner with 5:28 left to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. Matt Duchene and Jan Hejda also scored for the Avalanche (10-1), who are off to their best start since moving to Colorado in 1995. Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves in the win. Blake Wheeler and Bryan Little scored for the Jets, losers in four of their last five games. Al Montoya made 33 saves but allowed all three goals in the setback.

Final Score: Los Angeles 2, Edmonton 1 (SO)

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Anze Kopitar scored the game-winner in the shootout in the Los Angeles Kings' 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. Richards got the shootout started after beating Edmonton goaltender Richard Bachman with a wrister over his left shoulder. Jordan Eberle answered by sneaking one between LA's Jonathan Quick's glove on the post before the next two shooters were turned away. Kopitar then skated in slowly and blasted one over Bachman's pad and under his blocker for the game-winner. Ryan Nugent- Hopkin's ensuing attempt was wide left. Richards also had a regulation goal for the Kings, who improved to 4-0 in shootouts this season. Quick finished with 17 saves in the win. Bachman made 47 saves for the Oilers.

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