The Associated Press
Jan. 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Mats Zuccarello broke up a scoreless duel between two Olympic goalies when he scored with 5:58 remaining, lifting the New York Rangers to a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.
Zuccarello floated a puck over Detroit's Jimmy Howard when he drove to the net, putting New York's 45th shot of the night into the net. That was enough for Henrik Lundqvist to earn his third shutout of the season and 48th in his NHL career.
Lundqvist, who made his sixth straight start, stopped 38 shots. Gustav Nyquist slipped a shot behind him with 44.5 seconds remaining, but Lundqvist reached back to cover the puck just before it crossed the line.
Howard made 47 saves.
The Red Wings were shut out for the second straight game, both times 1-0. Detroit, which hasn't scored a power-play goal in six games in 2014, was beaten at Anaheim on Sunday.
The Rangers bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday and completed a 3-1 homestand. New York is 9-3-1 in its past 13 games.
PREDATORS 4, FLYERS 3, SO
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Roman Josi scored the shootout winner to lift Nashville over Philadelphia.
Josi beat Flyers goalie Steve Mason for the last of a combined five shootout goals to give the Predators the needed road win as they chase a playoff spot.
Shea Weber scored a go-ahead goal and had two assists in his first game against Philadelphia since the Flyers made him a $110 million, 14-year offer in the summer of 2012. The Predators matched the deal, keeping him in Nashville. They had to be glad they had their captain against the Flyers.
Weber snapped a tie game with a power-play goal early in the third period. Wayne Simmonds tied the game 3-all with a power-play goal with 1:24 left in regulation to send the game into OT.
Eric Nystrom and David Legwand also scored in regulation for Nashville. Brayden Schenn and Andrej Meszaros scored for the Flyers.
CANADIENS 5, SENATORS 4, OT
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Carey Price made 40 saves and P.K. Subban scored the overtime winner and Montreal defeated Ottawa.
Subban scored 23 seconds into the extra period as his shot trickled through Craig Anderson's legs.
Tomas Plekanec scored twice and Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais also scored for the Canadiens, who defeated the Senators for the first time this season.
Clarke MacArthur, Erik Karlsson, Bobby Ryan and Kyle Turris scored for Ottawa. Anderson stopped 18 shots.
Trailing 4-3, the Canadiens caught a break on the tying goal midway through the third. Plekanec broke in alone and while Anderson made the initial save, defenseman Jared Cowen watched as the puck went in off his skate.
ISLANDERS 2, LIGHTNING 1, SO
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Frans Nielsen scored the only shootout goal and assisted on a second-period score by Thomas Vanek in a victory for New York against Tampa Bay.
Nielsen snapped a wrist shot between the pads of Ben Bishop moments after Valtteri Filppula rang a shot off the post to the right of Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin at the other end. The Islanders had a seven-game road winning streak snapped Tuesday at Florida.
Tampa Bay's Martin St. Louis beat Poulin from the right circle to open the scoring on a power play 5:45 into the game, capitalizing on a penalty-killing unit ranked last in the league.
SHARKS 3, PANTHERS 0
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Pavelski, Matt Nieto and Joe Thornton scored and Alex Stalock made 24 saves for his first career shutout and San Jose topped Florida.
Tim Thomas made 36 saves for the Panthers.
The Sharks, who defeated Washington 2-1 on Tuesday, won consecutive road games for the first time since taking three straight Nov. 12-15. They beat the Panthers for the first time in five games, dating to the 2008-09 season.
Leading 1-0, the Sharks scored two goals in the third period.
KINGS 4, BLUES 1
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Trevor Lewis gave Los Angeles some unexpected offense with two goals early in the third period of the Kings' victory over St. Louis.
Lewis scored the tiebreaker on a deflection off a Blues player's skate, then got his second goal of the season on a short-handed wraparound, capitalizing on goalie Jaroslav Halak's stick-handling goof.
Jonathan Quick had 28 saves as the Kings snapped a five-game road losing streak in the opener of a five-game trip.
T.J. Oshie scored his first career goal on a penalty shot in the second period for the Blues, who snapped a five-game home winning streak. Oshie has 11 goals on the season and has five goals and four assists in his past six home games.
WILD 4, OILERS 1
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Pominville had a goal and an assist, Nate Prosser scored for the first time in 68 games, and Minnesota beat new-look Edmonton.
Justin Fontaine and Jason Zucker also scored to help the Wild win for the sixth time in eight games and bounce back after getting shutout on Tuesday.
Jordan Eberle scored his 15th goal for the Oilers, who haven't won on the road in their past six tries.
Edmonton spent most of the second period in the Wild's zone, but didn't generate many shots.
When the Wild got set up on the other end, Prosser's slap shot hit Ben Scrivens' left glove and fluttered in to give Minnesota a 2-1 lead.
AVALANCHE 2, DEVILS 1, SO
DENVER (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly had a goal and scored in the shootout, Semyon Varlamov made 33 saves and Colorado Avalanche beat New Jersey.
Matt Duchene also scored in a shootout for the Avalanche, who have won three straight.
Cory Schneider stopped 37 shots and Andrei Loktionov scored for the Devils, who had their two-game winning streak stopped.
The Avalanche played without center Paul Stastny (leg) and defenseman Cory Sarich (back) for the second straight game. Coach Patrick Roy chose to dress just 11 forwards and go with seven defensemen against the Devils.
COYOTES 1, CANUCKS 0
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Smith stopped 29 shots for his first shutout of the season, Antoine Vermette had a power-play goal in the first period, and Phoenix beat Vancouver.
In a game full of penalties and killed power plays, the Coyotes got stellar goaltending and just enough offense while the Canucks continued to struggle on the offense. Phoenix also got a break on a reviewed goal in the third period.
Vancouver lost for the eighth time in nine games as an apparent goal from captain Henrik Sedin near the midpoint of the third was waved off after a replay review.
BRUINS 4, STARS 2
DALLAS (AP) — Milan Lucic scored his first goal in 10 games and assisted on another goal to lead Boston over Dallas.
All of the scoring came in the final 20:04.
Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead.
Lucic passed from the right corner to David Krejci, whose goal gave Boston a 1-0 lead at 19:56 of the second period. Krejci also had a goal and an assist.
Dallas tied it at 1:18 of the third when Erik Cole tipped Tyler Seguin's shot past Bruins goalie Chad Johnson. Boston took a 2-1 lead two minutes later, when Brad Marchand put in his own rebound.
Jamie Benn scored at 18:49 to pull Dallas within 3-2, but Boston's Patrice Bergeron scored into an empty net with 16 seconds left.
JETS 5, FLAMES 2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Olli Jokinen had a goal and an assist against his former team to lead Winnipeg over Calgary, handing the Flames their record-setting seventh consecutive loss on home ice.
Bryan Little and Mark Schieffle also had one goal and one assist and the Jets scored twice in the first period, opened up a 4-0 lead after 40 minutes and cruised to their second consecutive win under new head coach Paul Maurice.
Maurice was hired Sunday, the same day that former Jets coach Claude Noel was fired. Winnipeg won 5-1 over Phoenix in Maurice's debut on Monday.
Dustin Byfuglien and Jacob Trouba also scored for Winnipeg. The Jets won for just the second time in their past eight road games.
Mark Giordano and Lance Bouma scored for Calgary, which hits the road for games in Vancouver and San Jose next.