National Hockey League Game Capsules

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Updated: March 3, 2013

Final Score: Philadelphia 2, Ottawa 1

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Ilya Bryzgalov posted 33 saves to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds each scored a goal for the Flyers, who have won two straight and three of four to reach .500 (11-11-1) for the first time this season. Marc Methot scored the lone goal of the game for the Senators, who have dropped their past two following a five-game winning streak. Ben Bishop stopped 39 shots in defeat.

Final Score: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 2

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Brad Marchand scored the game-winner with 2:16 left to play to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley also scored, while Anton Khudobin stopped 20 shots for the Bruins, who are on a six-game winning streak. Steven Stamkos and Alexander Killorn each lit the lamp for the Lightning, who have dropped their past four games. Mathieu Garon posted 24 saves in the loss.

Final Score: Washington 3, Winnipeg 0

Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) – Braden Holtby stopped all 35 shots he faced in a strong performance between the pipes that propelled the Washington Capitals to a 3-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Mike Ribeiro tallied a goal and an assist to help the improving Capitals to their third win in four games — though Washington still sits at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings — with Matt Hendricks and Troy Brouwer also notching goals in the triumph. The previously surging Jets, meanwhile, had a three-game win streak halted and were shut out for the first time this season. Ondrej Pavelec recorded 18 saves in the setback.

Final Score: Buffalo 4, New Jersey 3 (SO)

Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) – Jason Pominville followed up a two-goal performance in regulation with the shootout winner, as the suddenly surging Buffalo Sabres topped the New Jersey Devils, 4-3, at First Niagara Center. After the Sabres failed on two power-play chances – albeit one was abbreviated – in overtime, Pominville snapped a shot past the glove of New Jersey goaltender Johan Hedberg to begin the tiebreaker. Ilya Kovalchuk, playing in his 800th NHL game, then missed the net with Buffalo’s Ryan Miller down and out of position. The Sabres’ second shooter, Tyler Ennis, beat Hedberg on the blocker side to start the second round, meaning it was up to Adam Henrique to extend the shootout. Henrique had scored on a shorthanded breakaway, the first of four third-period goals between the teams, but Miller prevailed the second time around and sealed Buffalo’s third straight win with a glove save.

Final Score: Pittsburgh 7, Montreal 6 (OT)

Montreal, QC (Sports Network) – Brandon Sutter scored 52 seconds into overtime, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a wild 7-6 victory over the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre. On the winning tally, James Neal led a rush into the Montreal zone before dishing to Simon Despres. The Pittsburgh defenseman then passed the puck to a trailing Sutter, who beat Carey Price on the glove side with a wrister from the slot. Sutter, Chris Kunitz and Matt Cooke each had two goals for Pittsburgh, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby registered a goal and two assists, while Kris Letang collected four helpers. Brian Gionta lit the lamp twice for the Canadiens, who have earned at least a point in 10 consecutive games (7-0-3).

Final Score: Carolina 6, Florida 2

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) – Jussi Jokinen and Eric Staal each scored a pair of goals to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-2 rout of the Florida Panthers in the opener of a home-and-home series between the Southeast Division foes from PNC Arena. Jokinen added an assist on Riley Nash’s first career goal, with Nash coming up with a pair of helpers for the rookie’s first-ever three- point game. Alexander Semin delivered three assists to help Carolina, which now owns sole possession of first place in the Southeast, end a string of five straight losses to division opponents to begin the season. Jiri Tlusty also scored for the Hurricanes, while Cam Ward came up with 22 saves in the victory. Shawn Matthias and Filip Kuba had the goals for the slumping Panthers, now 2-5-4 in their last 11 outings. Scott Clemmensen stopped just 27-of-33 shots in an emergency relief stint for starting goaltender Jose Theodore, who exited the contest after just 2:22 of action due to a lower-body injury.

Final Score: Phoenix 5, Anaheim 4 (SO)

Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) – Steve Sullivan tied the game in the third period and then scored the lone shootout goal, as the Phoenix Coyotes edged the visiting Anaheim Ducks, 5-4, in the first of three meetings in five days. The Coyotes pulled even on Sullivan’s rebound putback with 6:29 left in regulation, and the veteran forward beat Anaheim goaltender Viktor Fasth again in the penalty-shot tiebreaker, firing a wrister between his pads. Mike Smith assured the extra point for Phoenix by kicking out Saku Koivu’s backhand bid with his left pad.

Final Score: Vancouver 5, Los Angeles 2

Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) – Dan Hamhuis, Mason Raymond and Jannik Hansen each registered a goal and an assist on Saturday, as the Vancouver Canucks knocked off the Los Angeles Kings, 5-2, at Rogers Arena. Chris Higgins and Daniel Sedin also lit the lamp, while Cory Schneider stopped 28-of-30 shots to help the Canucks put the brakes on a two-game skid. Justin Williams and Jordan Nolan each scored once for the Kings, who had won five straight. Jonathan Quick allowed four goals on 23 shots in the setback.

Final Score: San Jose 2, Nashville 1

San Jose, CA (Sports Network) – Dan Boyle and Joe Pavelski tallied in the San Jose Sharks’ 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators. Joe Thornton and Logan Couture added two assists apiece for the Sharks, who had dropped 10 of their previous 12 games coming in after a 7-0 start. Antti Niemi stopped 18-of-19 shots in the win. Gabriel Bourque scored for Nashville, which has lost six of its last eight contests. Pekka Rinne made 37 stops in the setback.