Blues Beat Blackhawks In Overtime, NHL Roundup


Published on October 18 2013 6:31 am
Last Updated on October 21 2013 6:43 am
Written by Millie Lange

Blues Bop Blackhawks In Overtime

(Chicago, IL) -- T.J. Oshie's shootout goal and pair of shootout saves by Jaroslav Halak helped the Blues top the Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime at the United Center. Halak finished with 27 saves as the Blues improved to 5-1. Oshie added an assist and David Backes [scored a goal. Jay Bouwmeester had two assists. Marian Hossa scored a goal and recorded an assist for Chicago. Corey Crawford made 26 saves. The Blackhawks are now 4-1-2 after their three-game win streak came to an end.


Kings Clip Predators

(Nashville, TN) -- Anze Kopitar scored the lone goal of the shootout as the Kings dropped the Predators 2-1 at Bridgestone Arena.  Slava Voynov tied the game at 1-all late in the first period for Los Angeles, which moved to 5-3. Jonathan Quick stopped 34 attempts for the win. Matt Cullen scored midway through the first frame for Nashville, which slipped to 3-3-1. Pekka Rinne made 29 saves in defeat.


Stars Slip Past Sharks In Shootout

(Dallas, TX) -- Alex Chiasson scored the lone goal in the shootout as the Stars slipped past the Sharks 4-3 at American Airlines Center. Cody Eakin tallied a goal and an assist, while Tyler Seguin and Trevor Daley also lit the lamp for the Stars, who evened their record at 3-3. Dan Ellis made 32 saves plus stopped all three shootout attempts for the win. Tyler Kennedy, Matt Nieto and Patrick Marleau all scored for San Jose, which suffered its first loss of the season and fell to 6-0-1. Antti Niemi stopped 28 shots but allowed the shootout goal in the setback.


Red Wings Hand Avs First Loss

(Denver, CO) -- Johan Franzen and Pavel Datsyuk both scored twice as the Red Wings doubled up the Avalanche 4-2 at Pepsi Center. Franzen and Datsyuk tallied in the first and third periods for Detroit, which improved to 6-2 with its fourth straight win. Daniel Alfredsson posted three assists and Jonas Gustavsson made 38 saves in the victory. Erik Johnson and Gabriel Landeskog both scored in the second period to tie the game at two for the Avs, who suffered their first loss in seven games this season. Semyon Varlamov allowed all four goals on 28 shots in defeat.


Big Third Period Lifts Canes Past Leafs

(Toronto, Ontario) -- The Hurricanes scored three third period goals to pull off a stunning 3-2 comeback win over the Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Rob Hainsey scored the game winner with about seven minutes left in the game. Ryan Murphy got Carolina on the board and Eric Staal tied the game. Cam Ward kicked aside 24 shots to help the Canes snap a three-game losing streak.  Toronto took the lead with goals from Joffrey Lupul and Josh Leivo. Jonathan Bernier allowed all three goals on 37 shots.  The Maple Leafs fell to 6-2-0.


Islanders Circle Oilers

(Uniondale, NY) -- Goals by Kyle Okposo and John Tavares in the second period lifted the Islanders past the Oilers, 3-2, at the Nassau Coliseum. Josh Bailey lit the lamp in the first period, while Evgeni Nabokov stopped 27 shots in the win. The Isles outshot Edmonton 40-to-29. New York ended a three-game losing streak to move to 3-2-1. The Oilers took a 2-1 lead on two opening period goals by Taylor Hall, but couldn't hold the lead.  Devan Dubnyk gave up all three goals on 40 shots for Edmonton, which has lost five in-a-row.


Pens Cruise Past Flyers

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin tallied a goal and an assist each as the Penguins cruised past the Flyers 4-1 at Wells Fargo Center. Chris Kunitz and Jussi Jokinen also lit the lamp for the Pens, who are tied atop the Eastern Conference with Toronto and Detroit with 12 points. Marc-Andre Fleury kicked aside 24 shots in the victory. Wayne Simmonds scored the lone goal for the Flyers, who have lost four straight and have an NHL-worst two points at 1-7. Steve Mason allowed three goals on 34 shots in defeat.


Canadiens Top Blue Jackets

(Montreal, Quebec) -- Tomas Plekanec scored with just over a minute to play in regulation to break a 3-all tie and help give the Canadiens a 5-3 win over the Blue Jackets at the Bell Centre. Plekanec also hit an empty-netter with 16 seconds to play. Rene Bourque, Michael Bournival and Andrei Markov also lit the lamp for Montreal, which improved to 5-2. Carey Price made 30 saves for the "W." Boone Jenner scored twice, and Ryan Johansen also scored to tie the game for Columbus, which dropped to 2-4. Sergei Bobrovsky had 31 saves in defeat.


Sens Skate Past Winless Devils

(Ottawa, Ontario) -- Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson recorded a goal and two assists each as the Senators skated to a 5-2 win over the Devils in Ottawa. Bobby Ryan added a goal and a helper, while Milan Michalek and Zack Smith also lit the lamp for the Sens, who have won two in-a-row to up their mark to 3-2-2. Craig Anderson made 40 saves in the victory. Travis Zajac and Steve Bernier both scored for the Devils, who remain winless at 0-4-3. Martin Brodeur allowed four goals on 22 shots in the setback.


Stamkos Lifts Bolts Past Wild

(Tampa, FL) -- Steven Stamkos scored the go-ahead goal with 5:04 left in regulation as the Lightning skated past the Wild 3-1 at Tampa Bay Times Forum.  Sami Salo added an empty net goal in the final minute, while Tyler Johnson scored in the first period for the Bolts, who improved to 5-2 with their second straight win. Ben Bishop stopped 25 shots in the victory. Mikko Koivu scored the lone goal for Minnesota, which slipped to 3-3-2. Josh Harding allowed two goals on 29 shots in the setback.


Bruins Nip Panthers

(Sunrise, FL) -- Reilly Smith found the back of the net with under a minute to play to give the Bruins a 3-2 win over the Panthers at the BT&T Center. Daniel Paille and Dougie Hamilton each scored in the first period for Boston, which improved to 4-2. Tuukka Rask made 27 saves for the win. Kris Versteeg and Jesse Winchester each lit the lamp for Florida, which slipped to 2-6. Tim Thomas stopped 37 shots for the loss against his former team.


Blues' Lapierre Could Face Long Suspension

Blues forward Maxim Lapierre faces at least a six-game suspension for his hit that got Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle taken off on a stretcher Tuesday night. The NHL seeks an in-person hearing with Lapierre in New York on Friday, according to reports. Lapierre is suspended pending that hearing.  


Thursday, October 17 Scoreboard


Vancouver Canucks 3, Buffalo Sabres 0

Carolina Hurricanes 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

New York Islanders 3, Edmonton Oilers 2

Pittsburgh Penguins 4, Philadelphia Flyers 1

Montreal Canadiens 5, Columbus Blue Jackets 3

Ottawa Senators 5, New Jersey Devils 2

Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Minnesota Wild 1

Boston Bruins 3, Florida Panthers 2

St. Louis Blues 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2 (SO)

Los Angeles Kings 2, Nashville Predators 1 (SO)

Dallas Stars 4, San Jose Sharks 3 (SO)

Detroit Red Wings 4, Colorado Avalanche 2


Friday, October 18 Schedule (All Times Central)


7:00 p.m. - St. Louis Blues at Winnipeg Jets

9:00 p.m. - Phoenix Coyotes at Anaheim Ducks