Islanders Slip Past Senators, NHL Roundup
Published on April 3 2014 6:18 am
Last Updated on April 3 2014 6:18 am
Written by Millie Lange
Islanders Slip Past Senators
(Ottawa, Ontario) -- Casey Cizikas scored the deciding goal on the power play midway through the third period, as the Islanders slipped past the Senators 2-1 in Ottawa. Josh Bailey lit the lamp in the first period for the Isles, who have won three straight. Anders Nilsson stopped 35 shots in the victory. Milan Michalek scored the lone goal for the Sens, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Craig Anderson allowed both goals on 27 shots in the setback.
Red Wings Edge Bruins
(Detroit, MI) -- Gustav Nyquist scored the go-ahead goal with 7:12 left in the third period as the Red Wings edged the Bruins 3-2 at Joe Louis Arena. Tomas Tatar and Tomas Jurco also lit the lamp for the Wings, who have won three in-a-row after a three-game skid. Jimmy Howard made 33 saves in the victory. Johnny Boychuk and Carl Soderberg both scored for Boston, which lost in regulation for the first time in 17 games. Tuukka Rask gave up all three goals on 20 shots in the setback.
Kings Blank Coyotes
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Jonathan Quick had to make just 17 saves for his sixth shutout of the season and 31st of his career, as the Kings clinched a playoff berth with a 4-0 win over the Coyotes at the STAPLES Center. Jeff Carter, Anze Kopitar and Tanner Pearson tallied a goal and an assist each for the Kings, who have won seven of their last eight. Drew Doughty also lit the lamp in the victory. Thomas Greiss allowed all four goals on 32 shots for Phoenix, which remains tied with Dallas for the eighth-seed in the West with 85 points but the Stars have two games in hand.
Blackhawks Host Wild
(Chicago, IL) -- The Blackhawks are back on the ice tonight as they play host to the Minnesota Wild. Chicago returns home after a three-game road trip in which it suffered losses in all three, including a 4-1 setback to Pittsburgh on Sunday. Chicago currently sits at 99 points with a 42-19-15 record on the season. The Blackhawks are currently seeded fifth in the West and have clinched a playoff spot.
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews won't skate again during the regular season. The "Chicago Sun-Times" reports Toews will sit out the remaining six games to rest for the playoffs. The center suffered an upper-body injury on Sunday in the Hawks' loss to the Penguins. The 25-year-old has 28 goals and 40 assists in 76 games for Chicago this season.
The Blackhawks have agreed to a two-year deal with defenseman Stephen Johns. The 21-year-old was selected by Chicago in the second round of the 2010 NHL Draft. He has played at Notre Dame for the past four years, where he had 15 goals, 42 assists and a plus-nine rating in 164 career games.
Blues Battle Buffalo
(St. Louis, MO) -- The St. Louis Blues battle the Buffalo Sabres at the Scottrade Center tonight. The Blues have won four of five to get to 51-17-7 on the season. The Sabres are 21-45-9 after a win against New Jersey Tuesday. This is the second of two meetings this regular season with the Blues winning 4-1 in November.
Wednesday, April 2 Scoreboard
New York Islanders 2, Ottawa Senators 1
Detroit Red Wings 3, Boston Bruins 2
Anaheim Ducks 3, Edmonton Oilers 2
Los Angeles Kings 4, Phoenix Coyotes 0
Thursday, April 3 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p.m. - Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers
6:00 p.m. - Dallas Stars at Carolina Hurricanes
6:30 p.m. - Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs
6:30 p.m. - Calgary Flames at Tampa Bay Lightning
7:00 p.m. - Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks
7:00 p.m. - Buffalo Sabres at St. Louis Blues
7:00 p.m. - Pittsburgh Penguins at Winnipeg Jets
8:00 p.m. - New York Rangers at Colorado Avalanche
9:30 p.m. - Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks