Blues Blank Devils, Blackhawks Lose In OT


Published on January 29 2014 6:26 am
Last Updated on January 29 2014 6:26 am
Written by Millie Lange

Blues Blank Devils Behind Halak

(St. Louis, MO) -- Jaroslav Halak stopped each of the 23 shots he faced to post his fourth shutout of the year as the Blues downed the Devils 3-0 at the Scottrade Center. It was Halak's 28th career shutout and helped St. Louis win its third straight game. Alexander Steen scored his 27th goal of the year early in the first while Brenden Morrow and Maxim Lapierre tacked on goals in the third. Patrik Berglund finished with two assists in the win. Cory Schneider turned away 22 shots for New Jersey, which has lost four out of six.

Flames Clip Blackhawks In OT

(Calgary, Alberta) -- T.J. Brodie scored the winning goal with 2:34 left in overtime as the Flames clipped the Blackhawks 5-4 in Calgary. Mikael Backlund scored twice in regulation, while Lance Bouma and Matt Stajan also lit the lamp for the Flames, who have won three straight for the first time this season. Reto Berra allowed four goals on 24 shots in two periods.  Karri Ramo stopped all nine shots the rest of the way for the win. Marian Hossa had a pair of goals and Patrick Kane and Ben Smith also tallied for Chicago, which has lost four in-a-row. Antti Raanta and Corey Crawford combined to stop just 24-of-29 shots in the setback.

Bruins Smack Down Panthers

(Boston, MA) -- Milan Lucic had two goals while David Krejci added a goal with two assists as the Bruins netted a 6-2 win over the Panthers from the TD Garden.  Shawn Thornton, Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara also lit the lamp for Boston, which has won four straight. Tuukka Rask halted 28 shots for the victory.  Brad Boyes and Dmitry Kulikov each found the back of the net for Florida, which had won three out of four. Tim Thomas turned back 35 shots in the loss.  It was Thomas' first game back in Boston since winning the Stanley Cup in 2011.

Leafs Edge Lightning

(Toronto, Ontario) -- James van Riemsdyk scored the go-ahead goal with 4:03 left in regulation to lift the Maple Leafs to a 3-2 win over the Lightning at Air Canada Centre. Nazem Kadri scored twice in the second period for the Leafs, who snapped a brief two-game skid. Jonathan Bernier made 40 saves in the victory. Matt Carle and Mark Barberio scored less than four minutes apart in the second period for Tampa, which had won its previous three. Ben Bishop allowed all three goals on 26 shots in the setback.

Mason, Flyers Soar Past Red Wings

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Steve Mason stopped all 33 shots he faced to lead the Flyers in a 5-0 win over the Red Wings at the Wells Fargo Center. It's Mason's second shutout of the year and the 21st of his career. Scott Hartnell had two goals and an assist while Claude Giroux added a goal and two helpers. Sean Couturier and Adam Hall also scored for Philadelphia, which halted a four-game skid. Jonas Gustavsson kicked away 23 shots in defeat for Detroit. The Wings have lost three out of five.

Ovechkin, Green Lead Capitals Past Sabres In OT

(Buffalo, NY) -- Mike Green cashed in with his second goal of the game to lift the Capitals to a 5-4 overtime win over the Sabres in Buffalo. The winner was assisted by Alex Ovechkin, who finished with a pair of helpers and two goals. "Ovie" leads the NHL with 38 goals this season. Troy Brouwer also lit the lamp for Washington while Braden Holtby made 23 saves. The Caps have won back-to-back games since a seven-game slide. Cody Hodgson had two goals while Tyler Ennis chipped in a pair of assists for Buffalo. Christian Ehrhoff and Phil Varone also scored while Jhonas Enroth made 30 saves. The Sabres have lost seven out of eight.

Canadiens Shut Out Hurricanes

(Montreal, Quebec) -- Carey Price turned away 36 shots without letting one past him to lead Montreal to a 3-0 win over Carolina at the Bell Centre. Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher each logged a goal and an assist for the Canadiens in the win. Montreal snapped a four-game losing streak to improve to 28-20-5. Anton Khudobin saved 27-of-30 shots for the Hurricanes. Carolina's four-game winning streak came to an end and left the 'Canes at 24-20-9.

Predators Edge Jets In Winnipeg

(Winnipeg, Manitoba) -- Mike Fisher's 14th goal of the year lifted the Predators past the Jets 4-3 in Winnipeg. Seth Jones scored in the first period, while Roman Josi and Nick Spaling both lit the lamp in the second for Nashville, which snapped a two-game skid. Carter Hutton denied 24-of-27 shots in the victory. Chris Thorburn, Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler all scored for the Jets, who lost for just the second time in eight games. Ondrej Pavelec surrendered all four goals on 25 shots in defeat.

Coyotes Dominate Kings

(Glendale, AZ) -- Thomas Greiss made 30 saves for his second shutout of the season and third of his career, as the Coyotes dominated the Kings 3-0 at Arena. Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored twice and Antonie Vermette tallied a goal and an assist for the 'Yotes, who had lost three-of-four coming in.  Shane Doan added his 500th career assist in the victory. Jonathan Quick allowed all three goals on 29 shots for LA, which has lost six of its last seven.

Wild Double Up Ducks

(Anaheim, CA) -- Zach Parise scored a goal and assisted on two others to lead the Wild to a 4-2 win over the Ducks at the Honda Center. Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville added a goal and assist each and Marco Scandella assisted on two goals for Minnesota. Darcy Kuemper saved 31 of 33 shots he faced. Dustin Penner scored for the Ducks in the loss. The Wild improved to 29-20-6. Anaheim lost its third game in the past six to drop to 39-11-5.

Senators Sink Blue Jackets

(Columbus, OH) -- Jason Spezza's power play goal with 4:58 left in the third period ended the Blue Jackets comeback attempt as they fell to the Senators, 3-2, at Nationwide Arena. After falling behind 2-0 Columbus tied the game at two on goals by Cam Atkinson and James Wisniewski. Curtis McElhinney allowed all three goals on 28 shots for the Jackets, who have lost three straight. They host the Capitals Thursday night.  

Tuesday, January 28 Scoreboard


Ottawa Senators 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 2

Boston Bruins 6, Florida Panthers 2

Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 2

Philadelphia Flyers 5, Detroit Red Wings 0

Washington Capitals 5, Buffalo Sabres 4 (OT)

Montreal Canadiens 3, Carolina Hurricanes 0

St. Louis Blues 3, New Jersey Devils 0

Nashville Predators 4, Winnipeg Jets 3

Phoenix Coyotes 3, Los Angeles Kings 0

Calgary Flames 5, Chicago Blackhawks 4 (OT)

Minnesota Wild 4, Anaheim Ducks 2

Wednesday, January 29 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:30 p.m. - New York Rangers vs. New York Islanders (NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium)

8:30 p.m. - San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers

9:30 p.m. - Chicago Blackhawks at Vancouver Canucks