Blues Suffer Loss, Blackhawks Win, NHL Roundup


Published on November 18 2013 6:47 am
Last Updated on November 18 2013 6:47 am
Written by Millie Lange

Ovechkin's Pair Leads Caps Past Blues

(Washington, DC) -- Alex Ovechkin scored his 16th and 17th goals of the season to lead the Capitals in a 4-1 win over the Blues at Verizon Center in DC. Mikhail Grabovski also lit the lamp while John Carlson found the back of the net on the power play as Washington won its third straight. Braden Holtby posted 46 saves in goal for the Caps while Nicklas Backstrom had three assists. Vladimir Sobotka had the lone goal for St. Louis, which had won five out of six. Jaroslav Halak was yanked from the cage after allowing three goals on six shots.  Brian Elliott stopped 13 out of 14 shots the rest of the way.


Blackhawks Upend Sharks

(Chicago, IL) -- Patrick Sharp scored twice and added an assist to lead the Blackhawks in a 5-1 drubbing of the Sharks at United Center. Kris Versteeg had a goal and assist while Brandon Pirri and Jonathan Toews also scored in the win. Corey Crawford made 23 saves for Chicago, which has won five out of six. Joe Pavelski had the lone goal for San Jose in defeat. Antti Niemi halted 22 shots in the cage as the Sharks saw a three-game winning streak end.


Stars Sink Canucks

(Vancouver, British Columbia) -- Kari Lehtonen posted 42 saves in between the pipes for the Stars as they defeated the Canucks 2-1 at Rogers Arena. Valeri Nichushkin and Erik Cole both scored for Dallas, which has won three in-a-row to move to 11-7-and-2 overall. Henrik Sedin lit the lamp for Vancouver, which has lost four straight to drop to 11-8-3. Roberto Luongo made 21 saves in net for the losing side.


Wild Beat Jets

(Saint Paul, MN) -- Mikko Koivu scored both goals for the Wild, including the game winning late in the third period to lift Minnesota to a 2-1 over the Jets at the Excel Center. Josh Harding turn aside 21 shots for Minny, which improved to 13-4-4. The Wild begin a four-game road trip Tuesday in Montreal.


Kings Edge Rangers

(New York, NY) -- Tyler Toffoli's second-period goal was the only one of the game as the Kings defeated the Rangers 1-0 at Madison Square Garden. Ben Scrivens shut out the Rangers with 37 saves in goal. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots for New York. The Rangers outshot Los Angeles 37-30 in the loss.  The Kings are 3-and-1 on their current road trip with wins over all three New York metropolitan area teams. They are 14-6-1. The Rangers are 10-10-0 and have lost two of their last three.


Blue Jackets Skate Past Sens

(Ottawa, Ontario) -- Ryan Johansen and Fedor Tyutin tallied a goal and an assist each as the Blue Jackets skated past the Senators 4-1 in Ottawa. R.J. Umberger and Derek MacKenzie also lit the lamp for Columbus, which snapped a three-game skid. Sergei Bobrovsky denied 29 of the 30 shots he faced in the victory. Erik Karlsson scored the lone goal late in the third period for the Sens, who have dropped two-of-three since a three-game winning streak. Craig Anderson allowed all four goals on 22 shots in the setback.


Sunday, November 17 Scoreboard


Columbus Blue Jackets 4, Ottawa Senators 1

Washington Capitals 4, St. Louis Blues 1

Los Angeles Kings 1, New York Rangers 0

Chicago Blackhawks 5, San Jose Sharks 1

Minnesota Wild 2, Winnipeg Jets 1

Dallas Stars 2, Vancouver Canucks 1


Monday, November 18 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:00 p.m. - Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes

6:30 p.m. - Anaheim Ducks at Pittsburgh Penguins

7:00 p.m. - Calgary Flames at Winnipeg Jets