Isles Hammer Stars, NHL Roundup


Published on January 7 2014 7:13 am
Last Updated on January 7 2014 7:13 am
Written by Millie Lange

Isles Hammer Stars

(Uniondale, NY) -- John Tavares recorded his fifth career hat trick as the Islanders hammered the Stars 7-3 at Nassau Coliseum. Tavares also had two assists, while Ryan Strome, Peter Regin , Brock Nelson and Brian Strait added a goal each for the Isles, who have won four of their last five.  Evgeni Nabokov stopped seven-of-eight shots before leaving in the first period with an undisclosed injury. Kevin Poulin denied 13-of-15 shots the rest of the way for the win. Jamie Benn and Erik Cole gave Dallas a 2-0 lead after the opening period. Valeri Nichushkin also tallied for the Stars, who have lost a season-high three straight. Kari Lehtonen allowed all seven goals on 43 shots in the setback.

Blue Jackets Clip Blueshirts In Shootout

(New York, NY) -- Mark Letestu and Ryan Johansen each scored in the shootout to lift the Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Cam Atkinson and James Wisniewski helped Columbus build a two-goal lead in the second period while Brandon Dubinsky scored in the first.  Sergei Bobrovsky made 40 saves for the Jackets, who had lost three out of four. Rick Nash scored twice for New York, including once in the third period to tie the game. Brian Boyle also lit the lamp while Henrik Lundqvist made 36 stops for New York. The Blueshirts had won three of their previous four.

Canadiens Clip Panthers

(Montreal, Quebec) -- Brian Gionta's second period goal held up as the Canadiens clipped the Panthers 2-1 at the Bell Centre. David Desharnais also lit the lamp for the Habs, who are 2-0-and-2 over their last four games. Carey Price made 26 saves in the victory. Sean Bergenheim scored the lone goal in the first period for Florida, which has dropped five of its last seven. Tim Thomas stopped 33 of the 35 shots he faced in defeat.

Flames Edge Avs In Colorado

(Denver, CO) -- Mike Cammalleri scored the go-ahead goal with 3:30 to play as the Flames edged the Avalanche 4-3 at the Pepsi Center. Joe Colborne and Jiri Hudler tallied a goal and an assist each, while Sean Monahan also lit the lamp for Calgary, which snapped a four-game losing streak and won for just the second time in 10 games. Karri Ramo made 22 saves in the victory. Nathan MacKinnon scored twice in the first period and Paul Stastny added a goal in the third to go with two assists for the Avs, who had won their previous three. Jean-Sebastien Giguere allowed all four goals on 19 shots in defeat.

Blackhawks' Rozival Makes Czech Olympic Roster

Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozival is joining the Czech Republic's Olympic hockey team. Rozival got the news Monday and says he's excited to be a part of the Games. Rozival joins Patrick Kane of the U.S. as Chicago players going to Sochi so far.

The Blackhawks are back on the ice Wednesday night against the New York Rangers at the United Center. Chicago dipped to 29-7-9 with Sunday's shootout loss to the Sharks. The Blueshirts suffered a shootout loss to the Blue Jackets last night to fall to 21-20-2.

Blues Start Road Trip

(St. Louis, MO) -- The St. Louis Blues begin a three-game Canadian road trip tonight in Edmonton against the Oilers. The Blues improved to 29-7-5 Saturday with a win over the Blue Jackets. The Oilers defeated Tampa Bay 5-3 Sunday night to improve to 14-26-5.

Monday, January 6 Scoreboard


New York Islanders 7, Dallas Stars 3

Columbus Blue Jackets 4, New York Rangers 3 (SO)

Montreal Canadiens 2, Florida Panthers 1

Calgary Flames 4, Colorado Avalanche 3

Tuesday, January 7 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:00 p.m. - Carolina Hurricanes at Buffalo Sabres

6:00 p.m. - New York Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs

6:30 p.m. - Philadelphia Flyers at New Jersey Devils

7:00 p.m. - San Jose Sharks at Nashville Predators

7:00 p.m. - Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets

8:00 p.m. - Calgary Flames at Phoenix Coyotes

8:30 p.m. - St. Louis Blues at Edmonton Oilers

9:00 p.m. - Pittsburgh Penguins at Vancouver Canucks

9:00 p.m. - Boston Bruins at Anaheim Ducks

9:30 p.m. - Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles Kings