Blues Shut Out Flames, NHL Roundup


Published on January 10 2014 6:36 am
Last Updated on January 10 2014 6:36 am
Written by Millie Lange

Blues Blank Flames

(Calgary, Alberta) -- Jaroslav Halak stoned 33 shots as the Blues dominated the Flames, 5-0, at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Five different players scored goals for St. Louis including Chris Stewart and Vladimir Tarasenko tallying their 15th of the season. Vladimir Sobotka, Ian Cole and Alex Pietrangelo also lit the lamp. The Blues have won seven straight. Karri Ramo allowed all five goals on 29 shots for Calgary.  The Flames were 0-for-6 on the power play on their way to a sixth loss in seven tries.

Panthers Edge Sabres In Shootout

(Buffalo, NY) -- Brad Boyes' wrist shot bounced off the post and into the net to close out the third shootout round and give Florida a 2-1 win over Buffalo in western New York.  Boyes had tied the game in the third period with his team's only regulation goal. Tim Thomas had 23 saves as the Panthers improved to 17-21-6. Jamie McBain gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead in the second period. Jhonas Enroth stopped 34-of-35 shots but it wasn't enough for Buffalo. The Sabres fell to 12-27-4. Tuesday's home game against Carolina was postponed due to bad weather.

Devils Blank Stars

(Newark, NJ) -- Cory Schneider made 26 saves to notch his third shutout of the season and 12th of his career, as the Devils blanked the Stars 1-0 at the Prudential Center. Michael Ryder scored the lone goal in the second period for the Devils, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Kari Lehtonen stopped 33 shots for Dallas, which has lost a season-high four straight. Earlier Thursday, the Devils and Philadelphia 76ers welcomed an online gambling company as a new shared sponsor. "Bloomberg" reports the deal worth at least $10-million is the first of its kind for any major U.S. sports team.

Capitals Clip Lightning

(Tampa, FL) -- Eric Fehr hit the back of the net for the second time in the final minute to lift the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.  Washington jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first period behind Fehr's first goal and power play tallies from Mikhail Grabovski and Marcus Johansson. The Caps ended a four-game losing streak as Philipp Grubauer stopped 33 shots. B.J. Crombeen scored his first goal of the season in the second period and Ondrej Palat lit the lamp in the third to tie the game at three for Tampa Bay. Anders Lindback allowed all four goals on 20 shots as the Lightning have lost two of three.

Ducks Drop Predators

(Nashville, TN) -- Ryan Getzlaf scored two of the four second-period goals as the Ducks dropped the Predators 4-3 in Nashville. Corey Perry and Teemu Selanne also lit the lamp in the middle period for Anaheim, which has won five straight. Frederik Andersen made 23 saves in net for the victors.  Paul Gaustad and Craig Smith put the Preds up two in the first period, and Richard Clune found the back of the net in the second. Marek Mazanec turned aside 24 shots for Nashville, which has lost four of its last five.

Fontaine, Wild Cruise Past Coyotes

(Glendale, AZ) -- Rookie Justin Fontaine recorded his first career hat trick as the Wild cruised past the Coyotes 4-1 at Arena. Kyle Brodziak tallied a goal and an assist for Minnesota, which has won four in-a-row on the heels of a six-game losing streak. Niklas Backstrom kicked aside 39 of the 40 shots he faced in the victory. Mikkel Boedker scored the lone goal for the 'Yotes, who have dropped nine of their last 12. Mike Smith allowed three goals on 28 shots in defeat.

Kings Double Up Bruins

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Justin Williams tallied a goal and an assist as the Kings doubled up the Bruins 4-2 at STAPLES Center. LA jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the second period and never looked back. Jeff Carter, Alec Martinez and Dustin Brown also lit the lamp for the Kings, who have won two-of-three on the heels of a five-game losing streak. Jonathan Quick denied 20 of the 22 shots he faced in the victory. Matt Fraser and Justin Florek both scored for Boston, which has lost two in-a-row and four-of-six overall. Tuukka Rask allowed three goals on 18 shots in 21-plus minutes of action for the loss. Chad Johnson denied 16-of-17 shots the rest of the way.

Sharks Skate Past Red Wings

(San Jose, CA) -- Joe Pavelski scored his 20th and 21st goals of the season as the Sharks skated past the Red Wings 4-1 at SAP Center. Andrew Desjardins and Dan Boyle also lit the lamp for the Sharks, who have alternated wins and losses over their last seven games. Antti Niemi made 24 saves in the victory. Tomas Tatar scored the lone goal for Detroit, which has lost three-of-four. Jimmy Howard allowed all four goals on 23 shots in two periods for the loss. Petr Mrazek denied all three shots he faced in the final period.

Hurricanes Bounce Maple Leafs

(Raleigh, NC) -- Of the 60-minute efforts put forth by the Carolina Hurricanes this season, that had to be among the best. The Canes jumped on the Toronto Maple Leafs early and never looked back, as they trounced Toronto 6-1 to claim the season series between the two teams. Six different Hurricanes found the back of the net, but Jordan Staal led the way with a four-point night (1g, 3a), which ties a career-high he set as a Penguin in November 2008.

Blackhawks Battle Montreal

(Montreal, Quebec) -- The Chicago Blackhawks are back on the ice Saturday night at the Bell Centre facing the Montreal Canadiens. The Blackhawks fell 3-2 on Wednesday to slip to 29-8-9 on the season. Montreal is 25-15-5 overall. This is the first of two meetings between the 'Hawks and Habs this season.


Thursday, January 9 Scoreboard


Florida Panthers 2, Buffalo Sabres 1 (SO)

New Jersey Devils 1, Dallas Stars 0

Carolina Hurricanes 6, Toronto Maple Leafs 1

Washington Capitals 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 3

Anaheim Ducks 4, Nashville Predators 3

St. Louis Blues 5, Calgary Flames 0

Minnesota Wild 4, Phoenix Coyotes 1

Los Angeles Kings 4, Boston Bruins 2

San Jose Sharks 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

Friday, January 10 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:00 p.m. - Dallas Stars at New York Rangers

6:00 p.m. - Toronto Maple Leafs at Washington Capitals

6:00 p.m. - Carolina Hurricanes at Columbus Blue Jackets

8:00 p.m. - New York Islanders at Colorado Avalanche

9:00 p.m. - Pittsburgh Penguins at Edmonton Oilers

9:00 p.m. - St. Louis Blues at Vancouver Canucks