Blackhawks, Blues Win, NHL Roundup
Published on November 26 2013 6:29 am
Last Updated on November 26 2013 6:29 am
Written by Millie Lange
Blackhawks Blast Oilers
(Edmonton, Alberta) -- Andrew Shaw tallied two goals and an assist as the Blackhawks blasted the Oilers 5-1 at Rexall Place. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane scored less than three minutes apart in the first period, while Johnny Oduya lit the lamp in the second for Chicago, which won its third straight and leads the NHL with 38 points. Corey Crawford made 24 saves in the victory. Justin Schultz scored the lone goal for the Oilers, who had their season-high three-game winning streak snapped. Devan Dubnyk allowed four goals on 14 shots in 25-plus minutes of action, while Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 12-of-13 shots the rest of the way.
Blues Blank Wild
(St. Louis, MO) -- Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves for his second shutout of the season and 27th of his career, as the Blues blanked the Wild 3-0 at Scottrade Center. Alexander Steen scored his 18th and 19th goals of the year, while Vladimir Sobotka also lit the lamp for the Blues, who have won four straight and nine of their last 11 overall. Niklas Backstrom stopped 18-of-20 shots for Minnesota, which had won six-of-seven coming in.
Bruins Edge Pens In OT
(Boston, MA) -- Torey Krug scored the winning goal 34 seconds into overtime as the Bruins edged the Penguins 4-3 at TD Garden. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby scored with less than a second left in regulation to force the extra session. Loui Eriksson had a goal and two assists, while Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara also lit the lamp for the B's, who have won eight of their last 10 games. Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots in the victory. James Neal tallied two goals and a helper for the Pens, who have dropped two in-a-row after a three-game winning streak. Marc-Andre Fleury allowed all four goals on 24 shots in defeat.
Blue Jackets Rout Maple Leafs
(Toronto, Ontario) -- The Blue Jackets scored a pair of goals in each period to roll to a 6-0 win over the Maple Leafs from the Air Canada Centre. Ryan Johansen scored twice in the third period while Sergei Bobrovsky stopped all 18 shots he faced to notch his fifth-career shutout. Cam Atkinson and R.J. Umberger lit the lamp in the first period while Jack Skille and Ryan Murray tacked on goals in the second as Columbus won its third in five games. James Reimer was pulled after allowing all six goals on 21 shots for Toronto. He gave way to Jonathan Bernier as the Leafs lost their second in three games.
Jets Fly Past Devils
(Newark, NJ) -- Ondrej Pavelec made 25 saves to lead the Jets in a 3-1 win over the Devils at the Prudential Center in Newark. Evander Kane and Mark Scheifele lit the lamp to build a lead and Devin Setoguchi tacked on an empty-netter late in the third as Winnipeg ended a four-game slide. Dustin Byfuglien notched two assists for the Jets in the win. Patrik Elias had the lone goal for New Jersey, which has dropped back-to-back tests since a three-game winning streak. Martin Brodeur made 19 saves in defeat.
Bishop, Bolts Blank Rangers
(Tampa, FL) -- Ben Bishop made 37 saves for his second shutout of the season and fifth of his career as the Lightning blanked the Rangers 5-0 at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell both tallied two goals and an assist for the Bolts, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Nikita Kucherov scored in his NHL debut for Tampa. Henrik Lundqvist allowed four goals on 22 shots through two periods before giving way to Cam Talbot, who stopped two-of-three shots in the third. New York had won its previous six on the road.
Panthers Skate Past Flyers
(Sunrise, FL) -- Sean Bergenheim scored twice in the second period and the Panthers held on for a 3-1 win over the Flyers at the BB&T Center. Erik Gudbranson added his first of the year in the third period while Tim Thomas made 38 saves in net. Florida stopped a two-game skid to move to 7-13-5. Wayne Simmonds scored on the power play for Philadelphia to cut into the lead in the third, but the Flyers saw a three-game win streak end and fell to 10-11-2. Steve Mason halted 28 shots in defeat.
Nashville Out-Stalk Coyotes
(Nashville, TN) -- The Predators scored three times in the opening period and held on for a 4-2 win over the Coyotes at Bridgestone Arena. Nick Spaling, Mike Fisher and Gabriel Bourque all lit the lamp in the first for Nashville, which has won four out of five. Shea Weber added an empty-netter late while Marek Mazanec halted 29 shots in the victory. Mikkel Boedker and Tim Kennedy each scored to cut into the Preds' lead in the second period for Phoenix. Mike Smith made 25 saves as the 'Yotes lost their third straight and fourth in five games.
Kings Clip Canucks In OT
(Vancouver, British Columbia) -- Anze Kopitar scored the game-winning goal 48 seconds into overtime as the Kings clipped the Canucks 3-2 in Vancouver. Mike Richards tied the game at two with his tally with 2:54 to go in regulation. Kyle Clifford also lit the lamp for LA, which has earned at least a point in 10 straight games. Ben Scrivens kicked aside 37 shots in the victory. Chris Tanev and Henrik Sedin [both scored for the Canucks, who have lost seven-of-eight. Robert Luongo surrendered all three goals on 22 shots in the setback.
Monday, November 25 Scoreboard
Boston Bruins 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (OT)
Columbus Blue Jackets 6, Toronto Maple Leafs 0
Winnipeg Jets 3, New Jersey Devils 1
Tampa Bay Lightning 5, New York Rangers 0
Florida Panthers 3, Philadelphia Flyers 1
St. Louis Blues 3, Minnesota Wild 0
Nashville Predators 4, Phoenix Coyotes 2
Chicago Blackhawks 5, Edmonton Oilers 1
Los Angeles Kings 3, Vancouver Canucks 2 (OT)
Tuesday, November 26 Schedule (Time Central)
7:00 p.m. - Anaheim Ducks at Dallas Stars