Blues Claim Win in Shootout, NHL Roundup
Published on April 2 2014 10:25 am
Last Updated on April 2 2014 10:25 am
Written by Millie Lange
Blues Blank Flyers In Shootout
(St. Louis, MO) -- Kevin Shattenkirk scored the winning goal in the shootout as the Blues blanked the Flyers 1-0 at Scottrade Center. Ryan Miller made 31 saves plus stopped both shootout attempts for his first shutout of the season and 29th of his career. The Blues have won four of their last five to tie the franchise record for wins with 51. St. Louis is also now just one point behind Boston in the race for the Presidents' Trophy. Ray Emery denied 28 shots for Philly, which has lost four-of-five.
Sabres Beat Devils In Shootout
(Buffalo, NY) -- Ville Leino beat Cory Schneider in the ninth round of the shootout to lift the Sabres to a 3-2 win against the Devils at the First Niagara Center. Tyler Ennis tallied two goals in regulation for Buffalo, which ended a four-game losing streak. Nathan Lieuwen stopped 33 shots in the victory. Dainius Zubrus and Tuomo Ruutu each lit the lamp for the Devils, who are three points behind the Blue Jackets for the final playoff spot in the East. Schneider allowed two goals on 27 shots.
Islanders Double Up Panthers
(Uniondale, NY) -- Josh Bailey tallied a goal and an assist as the Islanders doubled up the Panthers 4-2 at Nassau Coliseum. Travis Hamonic, Matt Martin and Mike Halmo also scored a goal each for the Isles, who have won four of their last five. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 20 of the 22 shots he faced in the victory. Quinton Howden and Brandon Pirri both scored for Florida, which has lost four straight and seven-of-eight overall. Scott Clemmensen was tagged with four goals on 40 shots in defeat.
Hurricanes Cruise Past Penguins
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Elias Lindholm scored twice in a 5:33 span in the second period as the Hurricanes cruised past the Penguins 4-1 at CONSOL Energy Center. Justin Faulk and Eric Staal also lit the lamp for Carolina, which is 2-0-and-2 in its last four. Anton Khudobin kicked aside 30 of the 31 shots in the victory. Chris Kunitz scored the lone goal in the first period for the Pens, who had won their previous two. Marc-Andre Fleury allowed all four goals on 28 shots in the setback.
Stars Blank Capitals In Blowout
(Washington) -- Kari Lehtonen stopped all 35 shots he faced for his fourth shutout of the season as the Stars blanked the Capitals 5-0 at Verizon Center. It's Lehtonen's 26th career shutout. Dustin Jeffrey had two goals while Alex Chiasson netted three assists in the win. Ray Whitney had a goal and assist while Tyler Seguin and Ryan also scored. Dallas has won three straight and are tied with the Coyotes for the final Wild Card spot in the West at 85 points. Jaroslav Halak was pulled after allowing three goals on 23 shots. Braden Holtby stopped 11 shots the rest of the way as the Caps lost their fourth straight and sit two points out of a playoff spot but have to jump over two teams.
Avalanche Sink Blue Jackets In OT
(Columbus, OH) -- Gabriel Landeskog tied the game late in the third period and scored the game winner with 33 seconds left in overtime to lift the Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Colorado trailed 2-0 entering the final period and Brad Malone lit the lamp about halfway through. Landeskog tallied his 25th and 26th goals of the season. Semyon Varlamov turned away 24-of-26 shots for the Avs, who are seven points behind the Blues for first place in the Central Division. Columbus got goals in the second period from Cam Atkinson and Blake Comeau. Sergei Bobrovsky allowed three goals on 28 shots for the Jackets, who sit one point ahead of the Maple Leafs for the final playoff spot in the East, but have two games in hand.
Rangers Down Canucks
(Vancouver, British Columbia) -- Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots as the Rangers earned a 3-1 win over the Canucks at Rogers Arena. Daniel Carcillo and Benoit Pouliot each scored in the first period for New York while Martin St. Louis added a shorthanded tally in the third. The Rangers have won seven out of eight. Ryan Kesler had the lone goal for Vancouver while Eddie Lack stopped 28 shots. The Canucks have lost three in-a-row.
Blackhawks Host Wild Thursday
(Chicago, IL) -- The Blackhawks are on home ice Thursday night against Minnesota. Chicago is looking to snap a three-game skid after getting swept on its road trip through Boston, Ottawa and Pittsburgh. The Blackhawks are fifth in the West and have already clinched a playoff berth with 99 points.
Tuesday, April 1 Scoreboard
Buffalo Sabres 3, New Jersey Devils 2 (SO)
Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Calgary Flames 2
New York Islanders 4, Florida Panthers 2
Carolina Hurricanes 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 1
Dallas Stars 5, Washington Capitals 0
Colorado Avalanche 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 2 (OT)
Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Montreal Canadiens 1
St. Louis Blues 1, Philadelphia Flyers 0 (SO)
New York Rangers 3, Vancouver Canucks 1
Winnipeg Jets 2, Phoenix Coyotes 1 (SO)
San Jose Sharks 5, Edmonton Oilers 4
Wednesday, April 2 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p.m. - New York Islanders at Ottawa Senators
7:00 p.m. - Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings
9:00 p.m. - Edmonton Oilers at Anaheim Ducks
9:30 p.m. - Phoenix Coyotes at Los Angeles Kings