Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Shea Weber and Craig Smith each had one goal and one assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday. Nick Spaling also added a goal and an assist, Paul Gaustad potted an empty- netter and Colin Wilson finished with a pair of helpers for the Predators, who have won two straight on the heels of a four-game skid. Carter Hutton made 24 saves in the win. Drew Stafford scored the lone goal for the Sabres, losers in four of their last five. Jhonas Enroth allowed three goals on 23 shots in the setback.
Final Score: New Jersey 2, Philadelphia 1
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jaromir Jagr netted the game winner early in the third period, and Martin Brodeur picked up a milestone victory thanks to 30 saves, as New Jersey clipped Philadelphia, 2-1, in a Metropolitan Division clash on Tuesday. In what could be his last start against his long- time nemeses, Brodeur earned his 50th win against the Orange and Black, improving his career record to 50-31-10. Travis Zajac recorded the other tally and Tuomo Ruutu assisted on both for the Devils, who have won two in a row and four of their last six. Nicklas Grossmann provided the lone offense and Steve Mason stopped 24 shots for the Flyers, who have lost two in a row after winning seven of their previous eight. The end result was not without controversy. Mason was called to the bench for an extra skater with 1:42 to play, and just over a minute later, the hosts were deprived of a tying tally. Scott Hartnell skated to the New Jersey crease in pursuit of a rebound, but was hit from behind by Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov. The force of the contact pushed Brodeur back towards the goal and the puck over the goal line. After being immediately waved off, a brief review upheld the official's decision.
Final Score: Carolina 3, NY Rangers 1
Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordan Staal and Jiri Tlusty each posted a goal and an assist to help the Carolina Hurricanes take a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers. Elias Lindholm scored the other goal while Cam Ward made 24 saves for the Hurricanes, who had dropped six of seven coming into the contest. Kevin Klein scored the only goal for the Rangers, who had won their previous two coming in. Henrik Lundqvist gave up all three goals on 35 shots in the loss.
Final Score: Columbus 4, Detroit 1
Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Boone Jenner and Brandon Dubinsky scored 40 seconds apart midway through the third period to boost the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday at Nationwide Arena. With the game tied 1-1 near the midpoint of the third, a strong Columbus forecheck saw Jenner dig the puck free behind the Detroit cage and make his way into the right circle before rifling a wrister that sailed high past Petr Mrazek's short-side to put the Blue Jackets on top at 10:08. Dubinsky followed with his 13th of the season just 40 seconds later and Derek MacKenzie added an insurance marker at 15:48 to help Columbus claim its fifth victory in six games. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 39-of-40 shots for the Blue Jackets, who were able to bounce back from a scary incident in Monday's contest against Dallas that saw Stars' forward Rich Peverley suffer a "cardiac event" while on the bench early in the first period that caused the game to be postponed. With Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard scratched just before game time due to the flu, Mrazek got his first start since Jan. 12 and made 33 saves. Danny DeKeyser scored the lone goal for the Red Wings, who have lost two straight and four of their last five.