Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 10:00 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Carl Soderberg scored the lone goal with 7:35 remaining, Tuukka Rask bounced back from rough stretch to post his NHL-leading fifth shutout of the season, and the Boston Bruins beat the San Jose Sharks 1-0 on Saturday night.
Soderberg knocked a loose puck past Antti Niemi for his sixth goal to salvage the finale of Boston's three-game California swing.
Rask, who made 26 saves, gave up eight goals on the first two games of the trip as the Bruins were outscored 9-4 in losses at Anaheim and Los Angeles. But they swept the season series with San Jose and handed the Sharks just their second home loss in regulation all season.
Niemi made 21 saves for the Sharks, who had their six-game home winning streak snapped and were shut out at home for the first time since Feb. 9, 2013.
PENGUINS 2, FLAMES 1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Chris Kunitz and Matt Niskanen scored, Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves, and Pittsburgh handed Calgary a team-record sixth consecutive regulation loss at home.
Fleury nearly became the sixth goalie in eight games to shut out the Flames, but Mikael Backlund cut into a 2-0 deficit with a goal at 11:29 of the third period. That ended Calgary's goal-less stretch at a team-record 196 minutes, 59 seconds.
The Penguins earned five points on their three-game road trip through Western Canada.
LIGHTNING 6, FLYERS 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Valtteri Filppula scored the go-ahead goal during a wild second period and Tampa Bay snapped Philadelphia's 10-game, home-winning streak.
Ryan Malone had two goals, and Alex Killorn, Teddy Purcell, and Martin St. Louis also scored for the Lightning.
Jakub Voracek had two goals, and Wayne Simmonds added one for the Flyers, who were 7-1 in their previous eight games. The Flyers hadn't lost at home since Nov. 5 against Carolina.
Steve Mason had his worst game for Philadelphia, allowing five goals for the first time in 41 games with the team since being acquired last April. He was pulled for Ray Emery following the second period after he stopped only 12 of 17 shots in the game.
DEVILS 2, PANTHERS 1, OT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Marek Zidlicky scored with 2.1 seconds showing on the overtime clock to lift New Jersey to a stirring win over Florida.
With just over 3 seconds to go, the Devils called a timeout before the final faceoff. Travis Zajac beat Marcel Goc on the draw, and Jaromir Jagr nudged the puck back to the top of the right circle to Zidlicky, who ripped a shot that beat screened goalie Tim Thomas.
Jagr earned his 1,724th NHL point, moving him ahead of former teammate Mario Lemieux and into seventh place on the league's career scoring list.
Michael Ryder extended his goal streak to four games, and Cory Schneider made 29 saves in giving New Jersey its second straight win.
Nick Bjugstad had the lone goal for the Panthers. The frustrated Thomas stormed off the ice at the end of his 34-save performance.
DUCKS 5, COYOTES 3
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Hampus Lindholm scored two goals, and steamrolling Anaheim won for the 16th time in 17 games with a victory over Phoenix.
Ryan Getzlaf scored his 23rd goal of the season in the Ducks' sixth straight win. Sami Vatanen and Dustin Penner also scored as the Ducks swept the five-game season series with the Coyotes.
Jonas Hiller made 28 saves in his 13th straight win for Anaheim, the NHL's longest streak since Detroit's Chris Osgood did it in 1996.
Thomas Greiss started in goal for Phoenix but was lifted for Mike Smith after the Ducks scored three times in a span of 5:11 in the second period. Greiss had 19 saves, and Smith made six.
Lauri Korpikoski, Martin Hanzal and Mike Ribeiro scored for the Coyotes.
The Ducks improved their NHL-best record to 34-8-5. Phoenix has lost three of four.
Mathieu Perreault had three assists, and Corey Perry added two for the Ducks. Radim Vrbata assisted on all three Phoenix goals.
CANADIENS 2, BLACKHAWKS 1, OT
MONTREAL (AP) Andrei Markov scored two goals, including at 1:28 of overtime, to lead Montreal past Chicago.
Markov took a deflected pass from Max Pacioretty and found the roof of the net.
Carey Price finished with 19 saves for Montreal.
Marian Hossa scored for the Blackhawks. Corey Crawford made 36 saves. The Blackhawks have lost three games in a row, including two in overtime, for only the second time this season.
The Canadiens have won six in a row at home against the Blackhawks. Chicago's last win in Montreal was on Dec. 3, 2001.
BLUE JACKETS 6, JETS 3
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu each scored twice, and Columbus topped Winnipeg, extending the Jets' losing streak to a season-high five games.
The Blue Jackets scored four straight goals in the second period and stretched their winning streak to three. Curtis McElhinney made 28 saves.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 20 saves for the Jets, who were booed by the home crowd at the end of the game.
James Wisniewski and Derek MacKenzie each had a pair of assists for Columbus.
SENATORS 2, PREDATORS 1, SO
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Mika Zibanejad and Jason Spezza scored in the shootout to help Ottawa beat Nashville.
Kyle Turris scored in regulation for Ottawa, which has won five of six. Craig Anderson had 31 saves through overtime and then stopped Craig Smith and David Legwand in the shootout.
Mike Fisher had the lone goal for Nashville, which has lost three of four. Marek Mazanec finished with 20 saves.
AVALANCHE 4, WILD 2
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Ryan O'Reilly scored twice, including the game-winner with 7:16 to play, and Colorado beat Minnesota.
Gabriel Landeskog and Maxime Talbot also scored for the Avalanche, winners in five of seven. O'Reilly had his first two-goal game of the season
Charlie Coyle had his first career two-goal game for Minnesota, which lost for the first time in five games.
Semyon Varlamov, 8-0-5 in his last 14 games (13 starts), made 25 saves in the win.
RED WINGS 3, KINGS 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) Riley Sheahan scored his first NHL goal and assisted on Tomas Tatar's tiebreaking tally with 7:54 to play in Detroit's victory over Los Angeles.
Daniel Cleary also scored in the third period, and Jimmy Howard made 44 saves as the Red Wings slowed their recent slump by sending Los Angeles to its seventh loss in nine games.
Drew Doughty scored his first goal in a month during a two-man advantage, but the Kings couldn't score in the final two periods of their third loss in 10 home games.
Jonathan Quick stopped 23 shots, but also gave up a juicy rebound on Sheahan's shot to Tatar, who scored a goal in his third straight game.