National Hockey League Game Capsules

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Updated: March 25, 2013

Final Score: Boston 3, Toronto 2 (SO)

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Patrice Bergeron tied the game midway through the third period and scored the game-winner in the second round of the shootout, as the Boston Bruins rallied past the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2, to split a home-and-home series. Milan Lucic scored in the second period for the Bruins, who bounced back from a 3-2 loss to Toronto on Saturday. Tuukka Rask made 23 saves. Joffrey Lupul and Nikolai Kulemin lit the lamp for the Maple Leafs, who have dropped five straight in Boston. Lupul returned to the lineup after serving a two-game suspension for a hit last Wednesday against Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman. James Reimer stopped 27-of-29 shots in defeat.

Final Score: Ottawa 3, New Jersey 2 (SO)

Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) – Mika Zibanejad scored the winner in the fourth round of the shootout to help the Ottawa Senators take a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. In the fourth round, Zibanejad faked to the backhand and lifted it high over Martin Brodeur, while Ben Bishop sealed the win with a glove save of Andrei Loktionov. Chris Phillips and Colin Greening each had a goal while Bishop finished the game with 32 saves for the Senators, who have won five of their last six games. Loktionov and Marek Zidlicky each lit the lamp while Brodeur stopped 12 shots for the Devils, who had a two-game winning streak stopped. New Jersey was playing its first game without star winger Ilya Kovalchuk, who is expected to miss the next 2-to-4 weeks with a right shoulder injury he suffered in Saturday’s win against Florida.

Final Score: Los Angeles 5, Chicago 4

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Dustin Brown scored the game-winning goal with 1:27 remaining in regulation to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 comeback win over the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. The Kings were coming off a pair of shutout losses and trailed the Western Conference-leading Blackhawks on three separate occasions before rallying to hand Chicago a second straight loss. Tyler Toffoli tied the game in the third period, while the Kings also received goals from Anze Kopitar, Dwight King and Jarret Stoll, who had a short-handed tally in a wild second period. Jonathan Quick picked up the win with 21 saves, while Corey Crawford’s 31 went for naught. Michael Frolik scored twice and added an assist to pace Chicago offensively.

Final Score: Nashville 3, Edmonton 2

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) – Sergei Kostitsyn had a goal and an assist as the Nashville Predators held off the Edmonton Oilers, 3-2, on Monday. Kevin Klein and Chris Mueller also scored for the Predators, who have won three in a row since a four-game skid. Pekka Rinne made 24 saves. Nashville activated forward Patric Hornqvist from injured reserve prior to Monday’s game. He missed the previous eight games with an unspecified upper-body injury. Taylor Hall and Shawn Horcoff lit the lamp for the Oilers, who have dropped three straight. Devan Dubnyk stopped 23-of-26 shots. Edmonton forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins returned to the lineup after missing two games with flu- like symptoms.

Final Score: Minnesota 7, Dallas 4

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Kyle Brodziak’s shorthanded goal in the third period proved to be the winner as the Minnesota Wild took a 7-4 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday. Zach Parise scored twice and added an assist while Matt Cullen, Mikko Koivu, Brodziak and Pierre-Marc Bouchard each posted a goal and an assist for the Wild, who have won six straight. Niklas Backstrom stopped 22 shots in the win. Alex Goligoski had a goal and an assist while Trevor Daley, Philip Larsen and Jaromir Jagr all scored for the Stars, who had a two-game winning streak stopped. Kari Lehtonen gave up six goals on 41 shots in the loss. Dallas was playing its first game since trading former captain Brenden Morrow to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.

Final Score: Detroit 3, Phoenix 2

Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) – Pavel Datsyuk scored the winner in the third period to lead the Detroit Red Wings in a 3-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday. Johan Franzen and Ian White also scored while Niklas Kronwall added two assists for the Red Wings, who have won three straight and five of six. Jonas Gustavsson made 29 stops in the win. Martin Hanzal and Rob Klinkhammer each scored for the Coyotes, who fell for a sixth-straight game. Jason LaBarbera gave up all three goals on 35 shots in the loss.

Final Score: San Jose 5, Anaheim 3

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) – Martin Havlat, Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns each recorded a goal and an assist as the San Jose Sharks escaped Honda Center with a 5-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks in the opener of a home-and-home series. James Sheppard was credited with the game-winner, while Dan Boyle sealed the Sharks’ third win in their past 10 games with an empty-netter. Antti Niemi made 24 games against the Pacific Division leaders, while Viktor Fasth was beaten four times on 38 shots against to take the loss. Francois Beauchemin, Emerson Etem and Corey Perry each scored in a losing effort. The Ducks were 13-1 at home before losing the final three on their five-game homestand, the previous two both coming against Detroit.