Blackhawks Get Shootout Win, NHL Roundup
Published on October 23 2013 6:26 am
Last Updated on October 23 2013 6:26 am
Written by Millie Lange
Blackhawks Get Shootout Win Over Panthers
(Sunrise, FL) -- Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp scored in the shootout to lift the Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the Panthers last night in South Florida. Toews scored in regulation, as did Bryan Bickell as Chicago moved to 6-1-2. The 'Hawks play the Lightning in Tampa Thursday night.
Wild Blank Predators
(St. Paul, MN) -- Josh Harding stopped all 16 shots he faced to help the Wild shut out the Predators 2-0 at the Xcel Energy Center. Harding says his defenseman were outstanding in their zone.
It's the eighth career shutout for Harding. Minnesota outshot Nashville 13-3 in the first period, but wasn't able to take the lead. Justin Fontaine finally gave the Wild a 1-0 lead late in the second period and Jason Pominville clinched the win with an empty-net goal with 25 seconds left in the third. Minnesota is 4-3-3. Pekka Rinne made 27 saves in the loss. Nashville fell to 5-4-1.
Blue Jackets Drop Devils
(Columbus, OH) -- James Wisniewski had a goal and two assists to help the Blue Jackets in a 4-1 win over the Devils at Nationwide Arena. Brandon Dubinsky scored and added an assist while registering a plus-three as Columbus won its second straight to move to 4-5. Cam Atkinson and Marion Gaborik also lit the lamp while Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 24 shots in the victory. Michael Ryder had the lone goal for New Jersey, which fell to 1-5-3. Cory Schneider allowed three goals on 23 shots in the Devils' cage.
Maple Leafs Double Up Ducks
(Toronto, Ontario) -- Phil Kessel posted a hat trick to lead the Maple Leafs past the Ducks, 4-2, at the Air Canada Centre. Dion Phaneuf scored the other goal, while Jonathan Bernier stoned 23 shots. Toronto improved to 7-3-0. Nick Bonino and Mattieu Perreault lit the lamp in the loss. Jonas Hiller allowed four goals on 23 shots for Anaheim, which dropped to 7-2-0. The Ducks had a seven-game winning streak come to an end.
Canucks Clip Isles In OT
(Uniondale, NY) -- Brad Richardson scored the winning goal 2:16 into overtime as the Canucks clipped the Islanders 5-4 at Nassau Coliseum. Ryan Kesler and Daniel Sedin tallied a goal and an assist each, while Henrik Sedin and Chris Higgins also lit the lamp for Vancouver, which improved to 6-4-1. Roberto Luongo kicked aside 28 shots in the victory. Matt Moulson scored twice and Frans Nielsen had a goal and two helpers for the Isles, who fell to 3-3-3. Evgeni Nabokov allowed all five goals on 33 shots in defeat.
Caps Ground Jets In Shootout
(Winnipeg, Manitoba) -- Martin Erat scored the deciding goal of the shootout to lift the Capitals to a 5-4 win over the Jets in Winnipeg. Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading eighth and ninth goals of the year while Troy Brouwer and Mikhail Grabovski also lit the lamp for Washington. Braden Holtby stopped 43 shots in the cage for the Caps, who have won three out of four to move to 4-5. Bryan Little scored twice while Grant Clitsome and Blake Wheeler also potted goals for the Jets in defeat. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 28 shots for Winnipeg, which has lost three out of four and is now 4-5-1.
Coyotes Hum Right Along
(Glendale, AZ) -- When Mike Ribeiro was brought to the desert to add some spark to the Phoenix Coyotes' sputtering offense, the veteran center said it would take about 10 games for him to settle in. Now 10 games into the season, Ribeiro and the Coyotes are humming right along. Ribeiro scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season -- his second of the night at 5:47 of the third period would be the game-winner -- and Phoenix goalie Mike Smith made 22 saves as the Coyotes beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 Tuesday night.
Oilers Rally For Win
(Montreal, QUE) -- The Edmonton Oilers rallied from down 2-0 after the first period to score four-straight goals and defeat the Canadiens 4-3 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
Blues Enjoy Team Retreat
(St. Louis, MO) -- The Blues are back from South Carolina, where they visited as a team over the past four days. The team doesn't play its next game until Friday against Vancouver. The "St. Louis Post Dispatch" reports that some players went deep sea fishing and others went to the movies though the team did hold practices in Charleston, South Carolina.
Tuesday, October 22 Scoreboard
Columbus Blue Jackets 4, New Jersey Devils 1
Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Anaheim Ducks 2
Vancouver Canucks 5, New York Islanders 4 (OT)
Edmonton Oilers 4, Montreal Canadiens 3
Chicago Blackhawks 3, Florida Panthers 2 (SO)
Minnesota Wild 2, Nashville Predators 0
Washington Capitals 5, Winnipeg Jets 4 (SO)
Phoenix Coyotes 4, Calgary Flames 2
Wednesday, October 23 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:30 p.m. - Ottawa Senators at Detroit Red Wings
7:00 p.m. - Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres