Blackhawks Lose To Lightning, NHL Roundup


Published on October 25 2013 6:26 am
Last Updated on October 25 2013 6:26 am
Written by Millie Lange

Lightning Slip By Blackhawks

(Tampa, FL) -- Martin St. Louis netted the game-winner just over a minute into the overtime to lift the Lightning to a 6-5 win over the Blackhawks in Florida. Steven Stamkos had two goals and a pair of assists for Tampa Bay, which improved to 6-3. Matt Carle, Victor Hedman and Nate Thompson also lit the lamp in the win. Ben Bishop had 38 saves in net for the victors. Jonathan Toews tied the game at five with under two minutes to play in regulation for Chicago, which dropped to 6-1-3. Bryan Bickell, Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw also scored for the 'Hawks. Nikolai Khabibulin made 19 saves for the setback.


Blues Host Canucks Tonight

(St. Louis, MO) -- The Blues return to the ice tonight at home against Vancouver. St. Louis has been off since dropping a 4-3 shootout at Winnipeg last Friday. It was their second loss in three games after starting the season with four straight wins. The Blues are 5-1-1 overall.


Kings Slam Coyotes

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Dwight King scored two of the four first-period goals to power the Kings to a 7-4 win over the Coyotes at the STAPLES Center. King ended with his first career hat trick. Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists while Dustin Brown and Justin Williams also each had a pair of helpers for Los Angeles, which improved to 7-4. Jonathan Quick allowed four goals on 28 shots for the win. Martin Hanzal posted two goals for Phoenix, which slipped to 6-3-2. Shane Doan tied the game at four three minutes into the final period, but Mike Richards' shorthanded tally under two minutes later put the Kings up for good. Radim Vrbata and Keith Yandle both had two assists each in defeat. Mike Smith allowed all the goals in the first period on 15 attempts. Thomas Greiss stopped 20 shots the rest of the way.


Krejci, Bruins Best Sharks

(Boston, MA) -- David Krejci found the back of the net with eight-tenths of a second left in regulation to give the Bruins a 2-1 win over the Sharks at TD Garden. Jarome Iginla scored his first goal of the season with under two minutes to play in the second period. Tuukka Rask made 38 saves for Boston, which improved to 7-2-0. Antti Niemi made 15 saves in the setback. Patrick Marleau scored 18 seconds into the third period to tie the game for San Jose, which dipped to 8-1-1.


Canucks Outlast Devils in Shootout

(Newark, NJ) -- Canucks center Mike Santorelli scored the only shootout goal as Vancouver outlasted New Jersey 3-2 from the Prudential Center.  Ryan Kesler added a goal and an assist while Henrik Sedin had two assists in the win. Roberto Luongo saved 28-of-30 shots and shutout the Devils in the shootout as the Canucks improved to 7-4-and-1 on the season. The Devils' Patrik Elias scored his third goal of the season and Eric Gelinas netted his first career goal in defeat. Corey Schneider gave up two goals and stopped 19 shots to take the loss against his former team. New Jersey fell to 1-5-4 this season.


Flyers Slip Past Rangers

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Braydon Coburn beat Cam Talbot early in the third period to give the Flyers a 2-1 win over the Rangers at the Wells Fargo Center. Steve Mason stopped 30 shots as Philadelphia ended a four-game losing streak. Matt Read scored a shorthanded goal for his first of the season for the Flyers, who are 2-7-0. Brad Richards lit the lamp in the loss. It was his fifth tally of the season. Talbot stopped 25 of the 27 shots he faced. The Rangers have lost two in-a-row to fall to 2-6-0.  


Canadiens Dominate Ducks

(Montreal, Quebec) -- Four different players scored goals as the Canadiens took care of the Ducks, 4-1, at the Bell Centre. Michael Bournival, Tomas Plekanec, Brian Gionta and Rene Bourque all lit the lamp. Gionta and Bourque's goals were on the power play. Carey Price stopped 31-of-32 shots as Montreal improved to 6-4-0. Patrick Maroon hit the back of the net for the first time this season in the loss. Jonas Hiller allowed all four scores on 25 shots. Anaheim has dropped two in-a-row to fall to 7-3-0.   


Capitals Drill Oilers

(Edmonton, Alberta) -- Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom each posted a goal and an assist as the Capitals skated past the Oilers 4-1 at Rexall Place. Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals with 10. Braden Holtby made 30 saves between the pipes for the Capitals, who have won four of their last five games to improve to 5-5. Justin Schultz scored for the Oilers. Devan Dubnyk had 22 saves in the loss. Edmonton is 3-7-1.


Wild Whip Hurricanes

(St. Paul, MN) -- The Wild got a pair of first-period goals from Nino Niederreiter and Zach Parise and made them stand in a 3-1 win over Carolina at the Xcel Energy Center. Dany Heatley added the final goal with 26 seconds left in the game, a power-play empty-net score. The Wild improved to 5-3-3. Josh Harding had 20 saves for Minnesota before leaving due to injury. The Wild are at Chicago Saturday night.


Predators Win In Overtime

(Nashville, TN) -- For one night at least, the Nashville Predators were just fine without Pekka Rinne. Carter Hutton made 34 saves in place of Rinne, setting the stage for Craig Smith's goal with 17 seconds left in overtime that gave the Predators a 3-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday.


Stars Douse Flames

(Dallas, TX) -- Alex Chiasson scored two goals to lead the Stars over the Flames 5-1 at American Airlines Center. Ray Whitney added a pair of assists and Kari Lehtonen made 28 saves. The Stars are 4-5 and host Winnipeg on Saturday at home.   


Thursday, October 24 Scoreboard


Boston Bruins 2, San Jose Sharks 1

Vancouver Canucks 3, New Jersey Devils 2 (SO)

Philadelphia Flyers 2, New York Rangers 1

Montreal Canadiens 4, Anaheim Ducks 1

Tampa Bay Lightning 6, Chicago Blackhawks 5 (OT)

Nashville Predators 3, Winnipeg Jets 2 (OT)

Minnesota Wild 3, Carolina Hurricanes 1

Dallas Stars 5, Calgary Flames 1

Washington Capitals 4, Edmonton Oilers 1

Los Angeles Kings 7, Phoenix Coyotes 4


Friday, October 25 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:00 p.m. - New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins

6:00 p.m. - Toronto Maple Leafs at Columbus Blue Jackets

6:30 p.m. - Anaheim Ducks at Ottawa Senators

6:30 p.m. - Buffalo Sabres at Florida Panthers

7:00 p.m. - Vancouver Canucks at St. Louis Blues

8:00 p.m. - Carolina Hurricanes at Colorado Avalanche