Maple Leafs Down Panthers, NHL Roundup


Published on January 31 2014 6:29 am
Last Updated on January 31 2014 6:29 am
Written by Millie Lange

Maple Leafs Down Panthers

(Toronto, Ontario) -- The Maple Leafs scored five consecutive goals in a 6-3 win over the Panthers at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto got goals from six different players with Mason Raymond and James van Riemsdyk scoring 31 seconds apart in the second period. Nazem Kadri assisted on three of the Leafs' tallies. Sean Bergenheim gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead in the first period but Toronto's offense went on a roll after that. Jonathan Bernier stopped 35 shots on goal for the Leafs, who won their second straight game. Florida lost its third in the past four games to fall to 21-26-7.

Blue Jackets Beat Capitals

(Columbus, OH) -- Ryan Johansen helped the Blue Jackets shoot out to a four-goal lead with two tallies, and Columbus held on for a 5-2 win over the Capitals at Nationwide Arena. Derek MacKenzie and Brandon Dubinsky also lit the lamp during the span for Columbus, which snapped a three-game slide. Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves in net for the victors. Braden Holtby stopped 24 shots in defeat. Eric Fehr and Joel Ward both scored for Washington, which had won two straight.

Senators Drop Lightning

(Ottawa, Ontario) -- The Senators jumped out to a 4-1 lead and held on for a 5-3 win against the Lightning at the Canadian Tire Centre. Five different players scored goals for Ottawa including Bobby Ryan netting his 20th and Kyle Turris his 18th. Jason Spezza had two helpers for the Sens, who have won two in-a-row. Craig Anderson halted 35 shots in the victory. Tampa Bay goalie Blaine Bishop had to leave the game after making one save and Anders Lindback allowed four goals on 27 shots. Victor Hedman had a goal and an assist as the Lightning lost their second straight.

Devils Beat Stars In OT

(Dallas, TX) -- Patrik Elias scored the winning goal 40 seconds into overtime as the Devils edged the Stars 3-2 at American Airlines Center. Dainius Zubrus and Travis Zajac both scored in regulation for New Jersey, which snapped a brief two-game skid. Cory Schneider stopped 14 of the 16 shots he faced in the victory. Tyler Seguin tied the game with 51.5-seconds left for Dallas to force OT. Jamie Benn also lit the lamp for the Stars, who have lost two in-a-row on the heels of a three-game winning streak. Kari Lehtonen allowed all three goals on 24 shots in the setback.

Avalanche Edge Wild

(Denver, CO) -- John Mitchell, Paul Stastny and Maxime Talbot all scored during a three-goal second period as the Avalanche held on to beat the Wild 5-4 at the Pepsi Center. Ryan O'Reilly and Nathan MacKinnon also lit the lamp for the Avs, who have won three-of-four. Semyon Varlamov, who signed a five-year extension earlier on Thursday, made 31 saves in the victory. Zach Parise tallied two goals and two assists, while Mikael Granlund added a goal and two helpers for Minnesota, which has alternated wins and losses over its last six games. Darcy Kuemper stopped just 19-of-23 shots in 36-plus minutes of action.  Niklas Backstrom denied eight-of-nine shots the rest of the way.

Flames Burn Sharks

(Calgary, Alberta) -- Mikael Backlund assisted on two goals and Jiri Hudler logged a goal and an assist as the Flames got by the Sharks 4-1 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Lee Stempniak, Mark Giordano and Sean Monahan tallied goals for Calgary. Karri Ramo stopped 27 shots. Eriah Hayes scored the Sharks' lone goal.  The Flames won their fourth straight game to improve to 20-27-7. San Jose lost its third straight to fall to 34-15-6.

Ducks Cruise Past Flyers

(Anaheim, CA) -- Five different players scored goals as the Ducks cruised past the Flyers 5-3 at the Honda Center. Ryan Getzlaf and Saku Koivu tallied a goal and an assist each, while Patrick Maroon, Corey Perry and Daniel Winnik also lit the lamp for the Ducks, who have won three-of-four. Frederik Anderson denied 27 of the 30 shots he faced in the victory. Vincent Lecavalier, Matt Read and Michael Raffl all scored for Philly, which lost for the fifth time in six outings. Steve Mason allowed four goals on 27 shots in defeat.

Penguins Cruise Past Kings In LA

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Jussi Jokinen posted a goal and two assists all in the first period as the Penguins cruised past the Kings 4-1 at STAPLES Center. Evgeni Malkin added a goal and a helper, while Chris Kunitz and Tanner Glass also lit the lamp for Pittsburgh, which has won four of its last five. Jeff Zatkoff made 30 saves in the victory. Anze Kopitar scored the lone goal for the Kings, who have dropped seven-of-eight. Jonathan Quick allowed three goals on seven shots in the first period. Martin Jones stopped 14-of-15 shots the rest of the way.

Canadiens Rock Bruins

(Boston, MA) -- Four different players lit the lamp for the Canadiens as they sunk the Bruins, 4-1, at the TD Garden. Dougie Hamilton scored the only goal for Boston, while Tuuka Rask allowed three goals and Chad Johnson one. The Bruins had a four-game winning streak snapped and host the Oilers tomorrow afternoon.

Sabres Clip Coyotes

(Glendale, AZ) -- Zemgus Girgensons' shorthanded goal 1:52 into the third period was the difference as the Sabres clipped the Coyotes 3-2 at Arena. Antoine Vermette and David Moss scored 18 seconds apart late in the first period for the 'Yotes, who have lost four-of-six. The Coyotes host the Penguins Saturday.

Blackhawks At San Jose Saturday

(San Jose, CA) -- The Chicago Blackhawks battle the Sharks in San Jose Saturday. The puck drops at 9:30 p.m. from the SAP Center on the NHL Network. The Blackhawks are 33-10-13 after a win in Vancouver Wednesday. The Sharks lost 4-1 to Calgary last night.

Blues In Carolina Next

(St. Louis, MO) -- The Blues look for their fourth straight win tonight. The Central Division leaders are at Carolina. St. Louis has a 36-11 record. The Hurricanes have won four of their last five games.

Thursday, January 30 Scoreboard


Montreal Canadiens 4, Boston Bruins 1

Toronto Maple Leafs 6, Florida Panthers 3

Columbus Blue Jackets 5, Washington Capitals 2

Ottawa Senators 5, Tampa Bay Lightning 3

New Jersey Devils 3, Dallas Stars 2 (OT)

Colorado Avalanche 5, Minnesota Wild 4

Calgary Flames 4, San Jose Sharks 1

Buffalo Sabres 3, Phoenix Coyotes 2

Anaheim Ducks 5, Philadelphia Flyers 3

Pittsburgh Penguins 4, Los Angeles Kings 1

Friday, January 31 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:00 p.m. - New York Islanders at New York Rangers

6:00 p.m. - St. Louis Blues at Carolina Hurricanes

6:30 p.m. - Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings

7:00 p.m. - New Jersey Devils at Nashville Predators

7:30 p.m. - Vancouver Canucks at Winnipeg Jets