Kings Clip Leafs, NHL Roundup

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Published on December 12 2013 11:22 am
Last Updated on December 12 2013 11:22 am
Written by Millie Lange

Kings Clip Leafs In Toronto

(Toronto, Ontario) -- Jeff Carter broke a 1-1 tie midway through the third period as the Kings went on to beat the Maple Leafs 3-1 at Air Canada Centre.  Kyle Clifford added a tally with 1:59 left in regulation, while Drew Doughty lit the lamp in the first for LA, which won its fifth straight. Martin Jones kicked aside 38 of the 39 shots he faced for the victory. Cody Franson scored his first goal of the season for the Leafs, who have dropped two in-a-row and seven of their last nine overall. Jonathan Bernier allowed all three goals on 23 shots in defeat


Blackhawks Blast Flyers

(Chicago, IL) -- Duncan Keith and Andrew Shaw scored 39 seconds apart during a five-goal second period as the Blackhawks blasted the Flyers 7-2 at the United Center. Michal Handzus, Kris Versteeg and Jonathan Toews also lit the lamp in the middle stanza for the 'Hawks, who have won three in-a-row and lead the NHL with 23 wins and 51 points. Brent Seabrook and Patrick Sharp added goals in the third and Antti Raanta made 28 saves in the victory. Jakub Voracek and Steve Downie both scored in Philly's third straight loss. Ray Emery was lit up for six goals on 18 shots in just over 41 minutes of action, while Steve Mason stopped four-of-five shots the rest of the way.


Ducks Dump Wild

(Anaheim, CA) -- Alex Grant and Corey Perry both hit the back of the net in the second period to lift the Ducks to a 2-1 win over the Wild at the Honda Center. It was Perry's 21st goal of the season.  Jonas Hiller turned away 23 shots as Anaheim won four in-a-row. Jason Pominville lit the lamp on the power play in the third period for Minnesota. Josh Harding allowed both goals on 31 shots. The Wild have dropped two of their last three.


Blues Host Leafs

(St. Louis, MO) -- The Blues are back at home tonight to face the Toronto Maple Leafs. St. Louis is coming off a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night. Former Leaf Alexander Steen is lighting it up for the Blues, and, with 21, currently has the second-most goals in the NHL this season. The Maple Leafs are 16-13-3 after falling to the Kings at home last night.


Wednesday, December 11 Scoreboard

NHL

Los Angeles Kings 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 1

Chicago Blackhawks 7, Philadelphia Flyers 2

Anaheim Ducks 2, Minnesota Wild 1

 

Thursday, December 12 Schedule (All Times Central)

NHL

6:00 p.m. - Columbus Blue Jackets at New York Rangers

6:00 p.m. - Montreal Canadiens at Philadelphia Flyers

6:30 p.m. - Buffalo Sabres at Ottawa Senators

6:30 p.m. - Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning

7:00 p.m. - Toronto Maple Leafs at St. Louis Blues

7:00 p.m. - Dallas Stars at Nashville Predators

7:00 p.m. - Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets

8:00 p.m. - Carolina Hurricanes at Calgary Flames

8:00 p.m. - New York Islanders at Phoenix Coyotes

8:30 p.m. - Boston Bruins at Edmonton Oilers

9:30 p.m. - Minnesota Wild at San Jose Sharks