National Hockey League Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkJanuary 24, 2014 

Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Manny Malhotra had two goals and an assist in the Carolina Hurricanes' 6-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Nathan Gerbe added a goal and two assists for the Hurricanes, who have won three in a row. Tuomo Ruutu, Eric Staal and Riley Nash also lit the lamp. Anton Khudobin stopped 23-of-26 shots for the victors. Kyle Turris had two goals for the Senators, who have lost two straight. Mika Zibanejad also lit the lamp. Robin Lehner turned aside 17-of-22 shots before being benched after two periods. Craig Anderson made nine saves in relief. Saturday's game was originally scheduled for Friday, but was pushed back a day to accommodate the Hurricanes. Carolina was originally slated to play Tuesday in Philadelphia, but that tilt was postponed until the following day due to weather. The 'Canes then visited Buffalo on Thursday and had Friday's test moved back because they couldn't play on three consecutive days.

Final Score: St. Louis 4, NY Islanders 3 (SO)

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - T.J. Oshie tied the game at 19:33 of the third period and the St. Louis Blues caught a break when a New York Islanders goal was waived off in overtime Saturday. The Blues beat the Islanders 4-3 in a shootout, with Kevin Shattenkirk scoring the winner in the third round. Thomas Vanek appeared to have the game-winner during a power play in overtime after the puck went off his left skate in the crease and slipped under Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak. But it was waived off upon review and Alexander Steen and Shattenkirk scored in the shootout to give St. Louis a 3-1-0 finish on its four-game road trip. Vladimir Tarasenko had two goals and Oshie scored on a wrister from the slot after faking a slap shot. Steen, who was questionable for the game because of a lower-body injury, had two assists. Halak had 33 saves including three in overtime. The Blues have won three in a row over the Islanders and five of the last six meetings. Vanek, Kyle Okposo and Matt Martin scored for the Islanders, who have lost two straight. Kevin Poulin gave up three goals on 35 shots and Vanek and Okposo also had one assist.

Final Score: Boston 6, Philadelphia 1

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jarome Iginla lit the lamp twice and added a pair of assists, as the well-rested Boston Bruins pounded the Philadelphia Flyers, 6-1, on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center. Zdeno Chara also scored twice, while Patrice Bergeron and Reilly Smith each scored once for the Bruins, who hadn't played since a 3-2 win over Los Angeles on Monday. Tuukka Rask registered 25 saves in the triumph. Claude Giroux netted Philadelphia's lone goal, while Steve Mason allowed four goals on 19 shots before being lifted late in the second period. Ray Emery stopped 12-of-14 shots in relief for the Flyers, who have dropped four straight and seven of their last nine games.

Final Score: Washington 5, Montreal 0

Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Braden Holtby posted 21 saves for his second shutout of the season as the Washington Capitals thumped the Montreal Canadiens, 5-0, on Saturday. Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist, while John Erskine, Casey Wellman, John Carlson and Jay Beagle all scored for the Capitals, who snapped a seven- game losing streak. It was the longest losing skid for the Capitals since an 0-6-2 run from Dec. 2-18, 2010. Carey Price was chased from the net halfway through the second period after allowing four goals on 26 shots for the Canadiens, who have dropped four straight. Peter Budaj stopped 7-of-8 shots in relief.

Final Score: Tampa Bay 5, Colorado 2

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Rookie Tyler Johnson registered his first career hat trick as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2. Victor Hedman collected three assists and Ben Bishop turned aside 25 shots for the Lightning, who have won three games in a row and ended the Avalanche's four-game road winning streak. Colorado goaltender Sami Aittokallio, making his second career NHL start, gave up three goals on 18 shots and was pulled after the second period. Regular backup Jean-Sebastien Giguere was supposed to start against the Lightning in the second game of a back-to-back, but a stiff back led to the 21-year-old Aittokallio getting the nod between the pipes. Semyon Varlamov stopped nine shots in the third. He made 34 saves as the Avalanche kicked off a three-game road trip with a 3-2 win over Florida on Friday.

Final Score: Buffalo 5, Columbus 2

Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Christian Ehrhoff scored one of Buffalo's two shorthanded goals and added two assists, as the Sabres snapped a five-game losing skid and ended Columbus' club record eight-game win streak with a 5-2 victory over the Blue Jackets on Saturday at Nationwide Arena. Marcus Foligno scored Buffalo's other shorthanded marker, while Steve Ott, Matt Ellis and Cody Hodgson also lit the lamp for the Sabres, who scored at least three goals for the sixth straight game, despite going 0-3-2 over the previous five tilts. Ryan Miller made 36 saves to backstop the victory. Columbus hadn't lost since Jan. 4 at St. Louis, but saw starting goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky allow three goals on 10 shots before being removed early in the second period. Curtis McElhinney entered and stopped 10-of-11 shots in relief, while Derek MacKenzie and Mark Letestu tallied a goal and an assist apiece for the Blue Jackets, who had won the first two meetings with Buffalo this season.

Final Score: Winnipeg 5, Toronto 4 (OT)

Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Dustin Byfuglien scored the game-winner 2:44 into overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at MTS Centre. Byfuglien controlled a loose puck in the neutral zone, skated to the point and fired a wrister over Jonathan Bernier's glove for the deciding tally. Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler both had one goal and one assist and Byfuglien also had a helper for the Jets, winners in five of their last six games. Zach Bogosian and Mark Scheifele also scored and Ondrej Pavelec made 24 saves in the win. Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist while Dion Phaneuf, Tim Gleason and Troy Bodie added one tally apiece for the Maple Leafs, who have dropped two straight on the heels of a six-game winning streak. James Reimer allowed three goals on 18 shots before he was replaced by Bernier, who allowed two goals on 14 shots.

Final Score: Dallas 3, Pittsburgh 0

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Kari Lehtonen turned away 24 shots for his third shutout of the season as the Dallas Stars took a 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Sergei Gonchar, Jamie Benn and Rich Peverley all scored for the Stars, who have won their past three. Marc-Andre Fleury gave up all three goals on 28 shots for the Penguins, who had won four of five coming in.

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