Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Cody Hodgson registered the shootout
winner, as Buffalo snuck past Washington, 2-1, at Verizon Center. Five
previous shooters failed to produce a marker, until Hodgson made several
stick fakes and stuck a wrister high and inside the right post to complete the
third round and end the contest. Tyler Ennis netted a power-play score in
regulation for the Sabres, who picked up their first win in the era of new
general manager Tim Murray and halted an 11-game road losing skid. Ryan Miller
made 29 saves and improved to 6-1-1 in his last eight starts. Jason Chimera
netted the lone score for the Capitals, losers in five of their last seven.
Philipp Grubauer took the loss despite a 30-save performance.
Final Score: NY Islanders 4, Dallas 2
Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Islanders extended both their
road winning streak and Dallas' woes in dramatic fashion, scoring three times
in the final 4:16 of the third period for a 4-2 win over the falling Stars.
Kyle Okposo had two goals, including the game-tying marker, for the Islanders,
who have won four straight and seven in a row as the visiting club. John
Tavares put New York ahead with 1:24 remaining before Brock Nelson added an
empty-netter. Kevin Poulin gave up two first-period goals to the Stars,
but recovered to finish with 29 saves. Dan Ellis stopped 27 shots for Dallas,
which has dropped its last six games -- all in regulation.
Final Score: Toronto 3, New Jersey 2 (SO)
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - James van Riemsdyk scored the lone goal of
the shootout to send the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 triumph over the New
Jersey Devils on Sunday at Air Canada Centre. Van Riemsdyk opened the
shootout with a nifty backhander past Cory Schneider before Jonathan Bernier
turned aside all three New Jersey shooters to give the Leafs their first
victory since claiming the Winter Classic. Van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak each
lit the lamp in regulation, while Bernier stopped 36 shots to help snap
Toronto's four-game slide. Adam Henrique and Ryane Clowe scored a goal
apiece for the Devils, who extended their point streak to four games
(2-0-2) despite the loss. Schneider made 23 saves in defeat.
Final Score: NY Rangers 4, Philadelphia 1
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Daniel Carcillo, Rick Nash and Derick
Brassard tallied in a span of seven-plus minutes early in the contest, and
Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves to lead the New York Rangers over the
Philadelphia Flyers, 4-1, at Madison Square Garden. Chris Kreider added a
goal and one assist for the Rangers, who moved into a second-place tie with
Washington in the Metropolitan Division. Both clubs have 51 points, 17 behind
idle Pittsburgh. Mark Streit provided the lone offense for the Flyers, who
lost back-to-back games this weekend after winning seven of their previous
eight. Ray Emery allowed all four scores on 35 shots in defeat.
Final Score: Chicago 5, Edmonton 3
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Toews' late second-period goal
proved to be the game-winner as the Chicago Blackhawks snapped a three-game
winless streak by topping the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 at United Center. Marian
Hossa registered a goal and one assist on his 35th birthday, helping Chicago
sweep the season series against Edmonton. The Blackhawks scored five goals in
all three meetings. Antti Raanta allowed two Edmonton goals on 20 shots and
was on the bench for a delayed penalty when the puck wound up in the vacated
net. Ales Hemsky had one goal and a helper for the Oilers, who have dropped
six of their last eight games. Devan Dubnyk was beaten five times on 41 shots.
Final Score: Minnesota 4, Nashville 0
Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves for his first
NHL shutout and the Minnesota Wild beat the Nashville Predators 4-0 on Sunday.
Dany Heatley, Jason Zucker, Matt Cooke and Marco Scandella scored for the
Wild, who have won five of their last six. Kuemper, 23, made five saves in the
first period and nine each in the last two as Minnesota beat Nashville for the
fourth time in the last five meetings. Marek Mazanec gave up four goals on
just 23 shots for the Predators, who have lost six of their last seven and 11
of their last 14.
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