Devils, Penguins Pick Up NHL Wins
Published on December 19 2013 6:29 am
Last Updated on December 19 2013 6:31 am
Written by Millie Lange
Devils Dump Senators
(Newark, NJ) -- Stephen Gionta, Reid Boucher and Jaromir Jagr each scored to help the Devils to a three-goal lead and they held on for a 5-2 victory against the Senators in Newark. Damien Brunner and Eric Gelinas also lit the lamp for New Jersey, which has won two straight. Martin Brodeur made 23 saves for the win. Colin Greening and Milan Michalek each found the back of the net for Ottawa, which has alternated wins and losses the last six games. Robin Lehner made 28 saves in net for the loss.
Pens Edge Rangers In Shootout
(New York, NY) -- Brandon Sutter scored the winning goal in the fifth round of the shootout as the Penguins edged the Rangers 4-3 at Madison Square Garden. Sutter, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis all lit the lamp in regulation for Pittsburgh, which has won five straight and 10 of its last 11 overall. Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves plus stopped all five shootout attempts for the victory. Derick Brassard tied the game with his tally with 1:46 to go in the third period for New York. Carl Hagelin, Mats Zuccarello also scored for the Blueshirts, who have dropped five-of-six. Henrik Lundqvist denied 29 shots in defeat.
Blackhawks Start Homestand
(Chicago, IL) -- The Chicago Blackhawks welcome in the Vancouver Canucks tomorrow night to begin a three-game homestand. The Blackhawks have won two straight and five-of-six overall to move to 25-7-5 on the season. The Canucks are at the Dallas Stars tonight. Vancouver is 20-10-6.
Blues Host Canadiens
(St. Louis, MO) -- The Blues look to return to their winning ways tonight when they host the Montreal Canadiens. St. Louis goaltender Jaroslav Halak will start against his former team, and captain David Backes will miss his second-straight game after suffering an upper body injury on Monday. The Blues are 22-7-4 and hope to snap a two-game skid. The 21-12-3 Canadiens are 2nd in the Atlantic Division.
The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Alexander Steen to a three-year, $17.4-million extension. The 29-year-old is in the final season of a four-year, 13.45-million-dollar deal. Steen is tied for second in the NHL with 22 goals, and he is tied for ninth with 36 points in 33 games.
Wednesday, December 18 Scoreboard
New Jersey Devils 5, Ottawa Senators 2
Pittsburgh Penguins 4, New York Rangers 3 (SO)
Thursday, December 19 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p.m. - Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres
6:00 p.m. - Phoenix Coyotes at Toronto Maple Leafs
6:00 p.m. - Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers
6:00 p.m. - Minnesota Wild at Pittsburgh Penguins
6:30 p.m. - Florida Panthers at Ottawa Senators
6:30 p.m. - Calgary Flames at Detroit Red Wings
6:30 p.m. - Nashville Predators at Tampa Bay Lightning
7:00 p.m. - Montreal Canadiens at St. Louis Blues
7:30 p.m. - Vancouver Canucks at Dallas Stars
8:30 p.m. - Edmonton Oilers at Colorado Avalanche
9:30 p.m. - San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings