The Associated Press
Jan. 21, 2015
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux scored 3:57 into overtime, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in a fight-filled game Tuesday night.
After a throwback clash that featured one ejection and 93 penalty minutes, perhaps this one should have been decided by the judges' scorecards rather than goals.
Philadelphia wing Zac Rinaldo was tossed and faces a likely suspension for plowing Kris Letang into the glass. Flyers All-Star and NHL scoring leader Jake Voracek threw a series of fists in his first fight of the season. And Pittsburgh forward Steve Downie gave a flippant wave to a jeering crowd as he skated to the locker room after his role in a brawl.
Heated rivals for years, the teams fought four times in the second period for a total of 66 penalty minutes.
Pittsburgh's Beau Bennett and Philadelphia's Chris VandeVelde scored in the third to make it 2-all. Luke Schenn also scored for the Flyers, and Chris Kunitz tied it with a short-handed goal.
LIGHTNING 4, CANUCKS 1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Killorn had two goals, Valtteri Filppula added a goal and an assist, and Tampa Bay took over the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a victory over Vancouver.
Brian Boyle also scored for the Lightning, who lead the New York Islanders by one point in the East. Ben Bishop stopped 27 shots in Tampa Bay's eighth straight home win.
Vancouver got 22 saves from Ryan Miller. Frank Corrado ruined Bishop's shutout bid at 8:09 of the third.
RANGERS 3, SENATORS 2, OT
NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Hagelin deflected in Derek Stepan's slick backhand pass 2:55 into overtime to give New York a comeback victory over Ottawa.
The Senators had the better of the chances in the extra session, but Hagelin put the winner behind goalie Craig Anderson as the Rangers won their third straight and 16th in 19 games heading into the NHL All-Star break.
Chris Kreider tied it for New York in the third period. Kevin Hayes also scored, and Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves.
Erik Karlsson and Milan Michalek had second-period goals for Ottawa. Anderson stopped 32 shots, but let New York's only one in overtime get past him.
OILERS 5, CAPITALS 4, SO
WASHINGTON (AP) — Teddy Purcell scored the decisive goal in a shootout after Edmonton rallied from a two-goal deficit late in regulation, and the Oilers ended Washington's seven-game home winning streak.
Purcell beat Capitals goalie Braden Holtby in the fourth round of the shootout after Viktor Fasth stopped Eric Fehr.
The victory was the 12th in 47 games for Edmonton and only the fourth on the road.
Alex Ovechkin scored twice in the opening 14 minutes for the Capitals, who held leads of 2-0, 3-1 and 4-2 before the Oilers made one final push during the final 5 minutes of regulation.
Purcell scored at 15:49 to make it 4-3, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tied it with a wrist shot at 18:53 after Fasth vacated the net for an extra skater.
Derek Roy and Nikita Nikitin also scored in regulation for Edmonton.
Despite the loss, Washington headed into the All-Star break with at least a point in 19 of its last 22 games.
Jay Beagle and Nicklas Backstrom also had goals for the Capitals, who have lost three straight.
RED WINGS 5, WILD 4, SO
DETROIT (AP) — Gustav Nyqust and Pavel Datsyuk scored in a shootout, and Detroit outlasted Minnesota after the Wild rallied from three goals down in the third period.
Detroit won for only the second time in nine shootouts this season and came away with its fifth consecutive victory overall. Nyquist also scored in regulation, but the Red Wings blew a 4-1 lead in the third.
Zach Parise scored twice for Minnesota, but missed his attempt to start the shootout. Mikko Koivu, who also scored in regulation, had his shootout attempt stopped by Petr Mrazek.
Nyquist's backhander under Minnesota goalie Darcy Kuemper gave the Red Wings the win.
The Red Wings reached the All-Star break a point behind Tampa Bay for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Detroit's five-game winning streak is a season high.
CANADIENS 2, PREDATORS 1
MONTREAL (AP) — P.K. Subban scored on a power play 4:09 into overtime, lifting Montreal over Nashville in the last game for both teams before the All-Star break.
Alex Galchenyuk also scored for the Canadiens (29-13-3).
Mike Ribeiro scored for Nashville (30-10-5), which failed to win following a loss for the first time in 14 tries this season.
Carey Price was back in the Montreal net after missing two games with an upper-body injury and had to be sharp early as Mike Fisher broke in alone. Price made 37 saves.
BLACKHAWKS 6, COYOTES 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Shaw broke out of a scoring slump with two goals to help Chicago beat struggling Arizona.
Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists, and rookie Teuvo Teravainen had a goal and an assist as the Blackhawks got back on track after dropping two in a row and three of four. Kane's goal in the second was No. 200 for his career, and Teravainen had his first multipoint game in the NHL.
Chicago goalie Antti Raanta made 35 saves while improving to 7-0 at home this season.
Arizona lost its sixth consecutive game, extending its season-worst streak. Lucas Lessio scored his first career goal in the second, and Mike Smith finished with 45 stops.
The Coyotes played without Mikkel Boedker, who leads Arizona with 14 goals. Boedker had his spleen removed after he was injured in Sunday's shootout loss at Winnipeg.
Chicago also got a power-play goal from Jonathan Toews on the captain's bobblehead night, and Blackhawks defenseman David Rundblad scored in the third period against his former team. It was Toews' first goal since Dec. 21, stopping an 11-game drought.
BRUINS 3, STARS 1
DALLAS (AP) — Tuukka Rask made 36 saves, and Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist to lead Boston past Dallas.
Hamilton assisted on Gregory Campbell's second-period goal that broke a 1-all tie, then scored on a third-period power play.
Rask allowed the game's first goal by Vernon Fiddler at 6:46 of the second. Loui Eriksson tied it at 14:17 of the second before Campbell gave the Bruins the lead at 18:27.
Kari Lehtonen made 24 saves for Dallas.
The Stars failed to score on any of their six power plays. They are 3 for 37 over the last nine games.