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NHL Capsules

February 1, 2015

MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty scored 3:08 into overtime, Carey Price made 36 saves and the Montreal Canadiens edged the Washington Capitals 1-0 on Saturday for their fifth straight win.

Price posted his second shutout in a row. He stopped the New York Rangers 1-0 on Thursday night, with Pacioretty scoring late in the third period.

Washington lost its fifth consecutive road game.

Pacioretty went to the net to tip Tomas Plekanec’s pass over goaltender Braden Holtby for the winning goal.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Steve Mason stopped all 30 shots and Michael Del Zotto scored to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat Toronto and sent the Maple Leafs to their ninth straight loss.

Mason had his second shutout of the season and 25th of his career. The Flyers won their first 1-0 game since Nov. 2, 2013.

The slumping Leafs have been held to one or less goal in eight of nine games. The Leafs had scored one goal in each of the last two games.

The Flyers have won a season-high four straight games as they make a desperate push to get back in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.


OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Stone, Bobby Ryan, Erik Karlsson and Mika Zibanejad each had a goal and an assist, helping the Ottawa Senators break away from the Arizona Coyotes.

Marc Methot added three assists for the Senators. It was 1-all before Ottawa scored four times in 5½ minutes. Milan Michalek broke the tie with 3:09 left in the second period and Stone made it 3-1.

Mike Hoffman also scored for the Senators, and Robin Lehner turned aside 35 shots for his first win since Dec. 13.

Zybnek Michalek and Sam Gagne scored for the Coyotes.


DETROIT (AP) — Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist scored power-play goals and the Detroit Red Wings beat the New York Islanders.

The Red Wings overcame two second-period penalties and took a 2-0 lead on Brendan Smith’s one-timer with 47 seconds remaining in the period. Detroit’s Jonathan Ericcson scored in the third period.

Lubomir Visnovsky scored for the Islanders on a power play.


NEW YORK (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist shook off a second-period injury and made 31 saves, Rick Nash moved back into a tie for the NHL goal lead, and the New York Rangers snapped out of an offensive funk to beat the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Rangers had lost two straight since the All-Star game, mustering only one goal in the process, but Nash and Dominic Moore scored in the first period, and Chris Kreider and Dan Boyle added insurance tallies 21 seconds apart in the third.

Lundqvist got quite a scare when a rising shot by Brad Malone got to him as Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh was trying to knock down the puck. His stick appeared to catch Lundqvist under the mask at his throat, and Lundqvist fell backward to the ice. After being treated for about 5 minutes, he remained in the game.

Malone had Carolina’s lone goal.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — John Klingberg had a pair of goals and added two assists as the Dallas Stars scored four power-play goals in a victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

Patrick Eaves, Shawn Horcoff and Jason Spezza also scored for Dallas, and Tyler Seguin tacked on three assists.

Andrew Ladd scored his 18th of the season and added an assist for Winnipeg, which extended its losing streak to three games.


BOSTON (AP) — Chris Kelly broke a 1-all tie with 5:27 left in the third period and Brad Marchand added an empty-netter for his second goal of the game as the Boston Bruins beat the Los Angeles Kings.

Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots for the Bruins as he and Los Angeles’ Jonathan Quick exchanged tough saves throughout the night.

Jordan Nolan scored the only goal for the Kings, breaking up Rask’s shutout bid on a soft wrist shot with seven minutes left in the third. It was the second goal of the season and evened the score at 1-1, but the tie didn’t last long. Kelly put Boston back on top 1:33 later when he tipped in Carl Soderberg’s shot.


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rookie Keith Kinkaid stopped 26 shots, Mike Cammalleri and Steve Bernier each had a goal and an assist, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Florida Panthers.

Jaromir Jagr also scored as the Devils won for the sixth time in 10 games (6-2-2).

Kinkaid got the start as Cory Schneider rested after facing a season-high 43 shots in the Devils’ 2-1 overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Friday. Kinkaid was solid as the Devils beat the Panthers at home for the fifth straight time.

Kinkaid lost the bid for his first shutout on a drive by Brandon Pirri with 1:29 left in the game.


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cedric Paquette got his fifth goal in the last three games, Ben Bishop made 34 saves, and the Atlantic Division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets for their franchise-best 10th straight home victory.

Brett Connolly and Valtteri Filppula also scored for Tampa Bay, which hasn’t lost at home since a 5-3 loss to Washington on Dec. 9. Bishop lost his shutout bid when Ryan Johansen scored with 3:26 remaining.

Curtis McElhinney stopped 31 shots for the Blue Jackets, who are 0-18-0 when trailing entering the third period. Columbus has been outscored 58-38 in the third period.


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Antti Niemi made 31 saves in his 31st career shutout and the San Jose Sharks won their third straight game by beating the Chicago Blackhawks.

Melker Karlsson scored early and Joe Thornton added an empty-net goal for the Sharks, who got their first regulation win over the Blackhawks since Feb. 10, 2012. Niemi did the rest against his former team as San Jose followed up wins over defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles and NHL points leader Anaheim with one against perennial cup contender Chicago.

Antti Raanta made 19 saves for the Blackhawks, who were shut out for the fourth time this season.


CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Lance Bouma scored two of Calgary’s four third-period goals and the Flames stormed back to beat the Edmonton Oilers.

Trailing 2-0 entering the final 20 minutes, Paul Byron got the comeback started by deflecting in Mason Raymond’s shot 2:56 in.

Bouma tied it just over three minutes later after snapping a shot through the pads of Ben Scrivens. The go-ahead goal came 2:33 after that on a power play when Sean Monahan tried to center a pass, but the puck instead deflected past Scrivens off the skate of Oilers defenseman Keith Aulie.

Jordan Eberle and Benoit Pouliot scored for Edmonton.

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