Raanta Records Shutout For Blackhawks, NHL Roundup


Published on December 31 2013 6:25 am
Last Updated on December 31 2013 7:30 am
Written by Millie Lange

Blackhawks, Raanta Halt Kings

(Chicago, IL) -- Antti Raanta bounced back from perhaps his worst professional start to record his first-career shutout as the Blackhawks dropped the Kings 1-0 at the United Center. Raanta made 26 saves after allowing five goals on 25 shots in a loss to St. Louis on Saturday. Brandon Saad had the lone goal of the game midway through the first period as Chicago won its third in four games. Martin Jones made 29 saves for Los Angeles and lost for just the second time in his young career. The Kings have lost three straight overall since winning nine out of ten.

Senators Put Down Capitals

(Ottawa, Ontario) -- Craig Anderson stopped 34 shots to lead the Senators in a 3-1 win over the Capitals at the Canadian Tire Centre. Joel Ward scored for Washington just over two minutes into the game but it was all Ottawa from there. Mika Zibanejad tied the game later in the first before Kyle Turris gave the Sens a lead early in the second. Clarke MacArthur put it away with an empty-net goal in the closing seconds as Ottawa won its third in four games. Philipp Grubauer made 35 saves the cage for the Caps. Washington has lost four out of five.

Preds Outlast Red Wings

(Nashville, TN) -- Colin Wilson recorded two goals and an assist as the Predators outlasted the Red Wings 6-4 at Bridgestone Arena. Mike Fisher added a goal and two helpers, while Craig Smith had a goal and an assist for the Preds, who have won two in-a-row on the heels of a five-game losing streak. Marek Mazanec made 21 saves in the victory. Justin Abdelkader, Pavel Datsyuk, Kyle Quincey and Patrick Eaves all scored for Detroit, which has lost two-of-three. Jimmy Howard was lit up for five goals on 28 shots in the setback.

Flyers Down Canucks In Shootout

(Vancouver, British Columbia) -- Vincent Lecavalier scored the deciding goal of the shootout to lift the Flyers in a 4-3 win over the Canucks at Rogers Arena. Brayden Schenn tied the game with less than a minute to play in regulation while Mark Streit and Claude Giroux also scored for Philadelphia. Steve Mason made 41 saves for the Flyers, who have won three straight and five out of six. Tom Sestito, Jannik Hansen and Daniel Sedin all lit the lamp for Vancouver in defeat. Eddie Lack made 24 stops for the Canucks, who saw a three-game win streak end.

Blues At Wild Tonight

(St. Paul, MN) -- The Blues are celebrating New Year's Eve on the ice at 5 p.m. in Minnesota. St. Louis is coming off a 3-2 overtime win at Dallas Sunday. It was the third straight game that went past regulation. The Blues have won four of their last five games and are four points behind division-leading Chicago. Minnesota has lost five straight.

'Hawks' Sharp Named NHL's First Star

(New York, NY) -- Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp is being honored as the NHL's First Star over the past week. Sharp led the league with six goals and had seven total points in just three games last week. Sabres goalie Ryan Miller and Penguins forward James Neal were also honored.  

Monday, December 30 Scoreboard


Ottawa Senators 3, Washington Capitals 1

Chicago Blackhawks 1, Los Angeles Kings 0

Nashville Predators 6, Detroit Red Wings 4

Philadelphia Flyers 4, Vancouver Canucks 3 (SO)


Tuesday, December 31 Schedule (All Times Central)


12:00 p.m. - Pittsburgh Penguins at New Jersey Devils

4:00 p.m. - New York Rangers at Florida Panthers

5:00 p.m. - St. Louis Blues at Minnesota Wild

6:00 p.m. - New York Islanders at Boston Bruins

6:00 p.m. - Montreal Canadiens at Carolina Hurricanes

6:00 p.m. - Buffalo Sabres at Winnipeg Jets

7:00 p.m. - Los Angeles Kings at Dallas Stars

7:00 p.m. - Columbus Blue Jackets at Colorado Avalanche

7:00 p.m. - San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks

8:00 p.m. - Philadelphia Flyers at Calgary Flames

8:00 p.m. - Edmonton Oilers at Phoenix Coyotes