National Hockey League Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkJanuary 11, 2014 

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Lightning did something Saturday no other team has done since earlier November: hand the Philadelphia Flyers a loss at home. Ryan Malone scored two goals, Anders Lindback made 35 saves and the Lightning doubled up the Flyers, 6-3, at the Wells Fargo Center. Teddy Purcell, Alex Killorn and Valtteri Filppula each had a goal and one assist for Tampa Bay, which has won four of its last six games. Jakub Voracek lit the lamp twice for the Flyers, who had won 10 in a row at home. Steve Mason was beaten five times on 17 shots through two periods before getting replaced by Ray Emery in the third. New Jersey was the last team to beat the Flyers in Philadelphia, blanking them 3-0 on Nov. 7.

Final Score: Montreal 2, Chicago 1 (OT)

Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrei Markov's second goal of the contest, coming at 1:28 of overtime, lifted the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at Bell Centre. Early in the extra session, Tomas Plekanec was sprung on a breakaway up the left wing, but lost control on a deke and Corey Crawford kicked the puck away. Montreal kept the puck in the zone and Plekanec missed another chance at the right post. On the following shift, Max Pacioretty corralled the disc and slipped it to the left point, where Markov blasted a shot high and inside the far post for the winner. Carey Price needed to make only 19 saves for the Canadiens, who have won three of their last five. Marian Hossa tallied and Crawford contributed 36 stops for the Blackhawks, who tied a dubious season high by dropping their third straight game.

Final Score: New Jersey 2, Florida 1 (OT)

Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Marek Zidlicky scored with three seconds remaining in overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers at Prudential Center. After the Devils earned a faceoff in the Florida zone four seconds before the game was headed towards a shootout, Travis Zajac won the draw and worked the puck back to Jaromir Jagr, who quickly flicked a short pass that Zidlicky perfectly one-timed into the upper right corner of the net to give his team the two points. Cory Schneider, fresh off a 26-save shutout of Dallas on Thursday, turned back 29 shots to help New Jersey prevail, while Michael Ryder scored for a fourth straight outing in the win. The Panthers came up short despite a 34-save effort out of Tim Thomas, with Nick Bjugstad accounting for the lone Florida goal.

Final Score: Ottawa 2, Nashville 1 (SO)

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Mika Zibanejad scored the winner in the shootout as the Ottawa Senators took a 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Zibanejad was the first shooter for Ottawa and his wrister went into the right corner of the net. After Craig Anderson made a glove save on a David Legwand backhand, Jason Spezza sealed the win as his wrister trickled between the pads of Marek Mazanec. Kyle Turris scored in regulation while Anderson stopped 32 shots for the Senators, who have won five of their last six. Mike Fisher lit the lamp for the Predators, who have lost five of their last six. Mazanec finished the game with 20 stops.

Final Score: Columbus 6, Winnipeg 3

Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu both lit the lamp twice as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 6-3, at MTS Centre. Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno supplied the other two Columbus goals. James Wisniewski and Derek Mackenzie both tallied two assists as the Blue Jackets won their third straight. Columbus netminder Curtis McElhinney turned aside 28 shots in the win. Bryan Little had a goal and an assist, while Tobias Enstrom and Eric O'Dell scored the other Winnipeg goals. Ondrej Pavelec allowed all six goals on 26 shots in the Jets' fifth straight loss.

Final Score: Colorado 4, Minnesota 2

St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan O'Reilly scored twice in his return to the Colorado lineup, including the go-ahead goal with 7:16 remaining in the third period, as the Avalanche came through with a 4-2 decision over the Minnesota Wild at XCel Energy Center. Maxime Talbot added an empty-netter with 1:10 left along with an assist to help the Avalanche bounce back from Friday's home overtime loss to the New York Islanders. Gabriel Landeskog lit the lamp as well to support a 25-save effort from Semyon Varlamov. O'Reilly, whose 16 markers are tied for the team lead, had missed two straight games with a bruised shoulder. Charlie Coyle accounted for both Minnesota goals, which came 40 seconds apart in the second period, but Niklas Backstrom stopped just 14-of-17 shots as the Wild had a four-game win streak halted.

Final Score: Anaheim 5, Phoenix 3

Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Hampus Lindholm had two goals as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Phoenix Coyotes, 5-3, at Jobing.com Arena. Sami Vatanen, Ryan Getzlaf, and Dustin Penner all lit the lamp in Anaheim's sixth straight victory. Mathieu Perreault tallied three assists and Corey Perry added two helpers as the Ducks completed a five-game sweep of the Coyotes this season. Jonas Hiller turned aside 28 shots to win his 13th straight game in net. The last goaltender to win 13 straight was Chris Osgood of the Detroit Red Wings in 1996. Martin Hanzal, Lauri Korpikoski, and Mike Ribeiro supplied the goals for Phoenix. Radim Vrbata had three assists for the Coyotes, who have dropped four of their last five. Thomas Greiss allowed four goals on 23 shots before being pulled in the second, while Mike Smith stopped 6-of-7 shots in relief.

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