National Hockey League Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkMarch 17, 2014 

Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Brad Marchand and Jarome Iginla scored 59 seconds apart early in the second stanza to help boost the Boston Bruins to their 10th straight win with a 4-2 decision over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday at Prudential Center. New Jersey's Patrik Elias evened the game at 1-1 with his 5-on-3 power-play goal 29 seconds into the second period, but Marchand answered with a short- handed tally 54 seconds later before Iginla followed with his 26th of the season at the 2:22 mark to provide the visitors with a two-goal edge. Patrice Bergeron and Chris Kelly also lit the lamp for the Bruins, while Chad Johnson backstopped the victory with 22 saves. Travis Zajac assisted on Elias' marker and also scored once for the Devils, who have dropped three straight games. Martin Brodeur made 27 saves in the setback.

Final Score: Minnesota 6, NY Islanders 0

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Moulson scored two goals against his former team and Ilya Bryzgalov made 36 saves in the Minnesota Wild's 6-0 rout of the New York Islanders on Tuesday. Moulson returned to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for the first time since the Islanders traded him to the Buffalo Sabres on Oct. 27, 2013 in a deal that brought Thomas Vanek to New York. Vanek (Montreal Canadiens) and Moulson were sent elsewhere at the trade deadline. Moulson scored 118 goals over the course of four-plus seasons with the Islanders. Justin Fontaine had a goal and an assist for the Wild, who snapped a two-game skid. Jared Spurgeon, Mikael Granlund and Clayton Stoner also lit the lamp. Bryzgalov made his second start in a Minnesota uniform since he was acquired from the Edmonton Oilers. Bryzgalov's previous outing with the Wild was a 3-2 shootout loss on March 9 to St. Louis in which he made 20 saves. Anders Nilsson gave up all six goals on 22 shots for the Islanders.

Final Score: Pittsburgh 5, Dallas 1

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Sidney Crosby's line scored four of Pittsburgh's five goals on Tuesday, with the captain netting a pair of goals with an assist as the Penguins rolled to a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars. Lee Stempniak scored his first goal as a member of the Penguins and added two helpers, Chris Kunitz also recorded a multi-point game with a goal and an assist, and Brandon Sutter tacked on a late shorthanded tally. Jeff Zatkoff made 32 saves for Pittsburgh, which bounced back from a weekend home-and-home sweep at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers. Kari Lehtonen, playing in his first game since suffering a concussion against the Wild on March 8, gave up all five goals on 32 shots in his return. Dallas has dropped three straight and still sits two points behind the Phoenix Coyotes for the second wild card position in the Western Conference.

Final Score: Carolina 3, Columbus 1

Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Anton Khudobin made 46 saves and the Carolina Hurricanes got their first win in Columbus in more than 10 years, beating the Blue Jackets 3-1 on Tuesday. Khudobin was 50 seconds from his third career shutout when Boone Jenner deflected in a Ryan Johansen shot for Columbus' only goal. Nathan Gerbe, Andrei Loktionov and Patrick Dwyer scored for the Hurricanes, who snapped a two-game overall losing streak and won for just the second time in their last nine road games (2-7-0). The Hurricanes won the last meeting between the teams 3-2 at home on Jan. 27 to snap a seven-game losing streak in the series. They had lost four in a row in Columbus since their last victory in the city on March 8, 2004. The Blue Jackets fell to 6-1-1 in their last eight. Sergei Bobrovsky gave up three goals on 20 shots.

Final Score: Montreal 6, Colorado 3

Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Thomas Vanek recorded a hat trick in the Canadiens' 6-3 win over Colorado on Tuesday, spoiling Avalanche coach Patrick Roy's return to Montreal. Roy was a third-round pick by the Canadiens franchise in the 1984 draft and spent his first 10-plus seasons with Montreal before his infamous trade to Colorado in December of 1995 after a fallout with then head coach Mario Tremblay. During his time with the Habs, Roy won a pair of Conn Smythe Trophies and Stanley Cup titles in 1986 and 1993. He also won two Cups and another Conn Smythe award with the Avalanche. Roy faced Montreal for the first time as a coach when the Avalanche picked up a 4-1 victory at home on Nov. 2. On Tuesday, the former Canadiens goalie coached his first NHL game in Montreal. Brandon Prust had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens, who have won three in a row. Travis Moen and Dale Weise also lit the lamp. Carey Price stopped 25-of-28 shots for the victors. Jamie McGinn had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, who also got goals from Nathan MacKinnon and Maxime Talbot. Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside 30-of-35 shots.

Final Score: NY Rangers 8, Ottawa 4

Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Derick Brassard recorded one of his two goals during a second-period barrage that carried the New York Rangers to an 8-4 throttling of the Ottawa Senators. Benoit Pouliot, John Moore and Ryan McDonagh also tallied during a middle session in which the Rangers outscored Ottawa by a 4-0 margin en route to handing the spiraling Senators a fourth straight loss. Rick Nash also lit the lamp twice in New York's highest scoring output of the season, with Brassard adding an assist and Henrik Lundqvist coming up with 35 saves. Both Ottawa goaltenders struggled, with starter Robin Lehner stopping just 23- of-28 shots on the night and Nathan Lawson making 10- of-12 saves in the third period before exiting with an injury. Mike Hoffman, Mika Zibanejad, Milan Michalek and Bobby Ryan all had goals for the Senators.

Final Score: Detroit 3, Toronto 2

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Gustav Nyquist scored a pair of goals to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday in an Original Six clash. Daniel Alfredsson also scored and Jimmy Howard stopped 31 of the 33 shots he faced for the Red Wings, who have won two of their last three games. Detroit had scored just four goals in their previous four games. Jake Gardiner and James van Riemsdyk had one goal apiece for the Maple Leafs, losers in three of their last four tilts. James Reimer allowed all three goals on 31 shots.

Final Score: Philadelphia 3, Chicago 2 (OT)

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Claude Giroux scored the winning goal with just 4.2 seconds left in overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. With time winding down in the extra session, Giroux flew down the right wing into the zone and from the circle he snapped a laser on net, using Duncan Keith as a screen, and it went in and out of the left corner for the win. Scott Hartnell scored the other two goals while Ray Emery allowed two early goals in the first period, but finished the game with 23 saves for the Flyers, who have ripped of three straight wins and six of eight. Andrew Shaw and Keith had the goals for Chicago, which has lost three of its last four games. Antti Raanta gave up all three goals on 37 shots.

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