National Hockey League Game Capsules

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Updated: April 14, 2013

 

 

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Final Score: Chicago 2, St. Louis 0

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – Corey Crawford made 30 saves for his third shutout of the season and the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues, 2-0, on Sunday. Bryan Bickell and Marian Hossa scored for the Blackhawks, who have won five in a row and sit nine points ahead of the Anaheim Ducks for first place in the West. Chicago is also four points in front of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the race for the best record in the NHL. Brian Elliott stopped 24-of-26 shots for the Blues, who have dropped two straight since a six-game winning streak. His shutout streak ended at 214:00. St. Louis holds the sixth spot in the conference with 48 points, just one back of the San Jose Sharks in the standings.

Final Score: Buffalo 3, Tampa Bay 1

Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) – Jhonas Enroth posted 32 saves to backstop the Buffalo Sabres’ 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday at First Niagara Center. Kevin Porter, Jochen Hecht and Tyler Ennis each scored once for the Sabres, who have won two straight to keep their postseason chances alive. With 42 points, Buffalo sits four points back of the New York Rangers for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with five games remaining. Benoit Pouliot netted the lone Tampa Bay tally, while Mathieu Garon gave up all three goals on 22 shots for the Lightning, who have lost three straight and find themselves nine points back of the Rangers with six games left.

Final Score: Detroit 3, Nashville 0

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) – Jimmy Howard stopped all 22 shots he faced to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-0 win over the Nashville Predators on Sunday. Howard has posted three shutouts this season and has three shutouts all-time against Nashville. Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen and Justin Abdelkader all tallied for the Red Wings, who moved two points ahead of the Dallas Stars for the final spot in the upcoming Western Conference Playoffs. Pekka Rinne stopped 29-of-31 shots but it wasn’t enough for the Predators, losers in six straight games.

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