National Hockey League Game Capsules

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Updated: February 25, 2013

Final Score: Boston 4, Florida 1

Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) – Tuukka Rask made 34 saves and the Boston Bruins used a balanced offensive attack to beat the Florida Panthers, 4-1, on Sunday. Daniel Paille, Milan Lucic, Zdeno Chara and Chris Kelly scored for the Bruins, who improved to 3-1-0 on a five-game road trip. Boston is now 7-1-1 on the road this season. The Bruins (11-2-2) are off to their best start since the 1976-77 season. Tomas Kopecky scored the lone goal for the Panthers, who have lost seven of eight. Jacob Markstrom stopped 28-of-31 shots.

Final Score: Winnipeg 4, New Jersey 2

Newark, NJ (Sports Network) – Evander Kane scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Andrew Ladd added an insurance tally in the third, as the Winnipeg Jets downed the New Jersey Devils, 4-2, at Prudential Center. Grant Clitsome and Zach Bogosian also scored for the Jets, who got 24 saves from Ondrej Pavelec in improving to 3-1-0 on their five-game road trip. Johan Hedberg, in net for the second straight night as Martin Brodeur sat with soreness, gave up all four Winnipeg goals on 27 shots. Travis Zajac and Steve Bernier lit the lamp for New Jersey, which suffered its second regulation loss at home and fell to 1-3-1 in its last five.

Final Score: Detroit 8, Vancouver 3

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) – Damien Brunner had two goals and two assists as the Detroit Red Wings took an 8-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday. Joakim Andersson had two goals while Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall each posted a goal and two assists for the Red Wings, who set a season-high in goals in winning their second straight. Jimmy Howard posted 18 saves in the win. Daniel Sedin scored twice while Chris Higgins had the other goal for the Canucks, who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Roberto Luongo was in net for the whole game and he allowed all eight goals on 28 shots.

Final Score: Carolina 4, NY Islanders 2

Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) – Bobby Sanguinetti’s first career goal proved to be the winner as the Carolina Hurricanes rallied for a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders on Sunday. Jordan Staal and Alexander Semin each posted a goal and an assist while Eric Staal also scored for the Hurricanes, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Cam Ward made 23 saves in the win. John Tavares and Matt Moulson each posted a goal and an assist for the Islanders, who had won two straight and four of six coming in. Kevin Poulin gave up three goals on 27 shots in the loss.

Final Score: Chicago 1, Columbus 0

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Corey Crawford, playing in his first game since Feb. 12, stopped 28 shots for his second shutout of the season and the Blackhawks continued the best start in NHL history with a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday. Andrew Shaw scored the lone goal for Chicago (15-0-3), which has recorded at least one point in 18 straight games to begin the season. The Blackhawks improved to 5-0-1 during their seven-game homestand that wraps up Monday night against Edmonton. Chicago holds a 7-0-1 mark at the United Center this season. Steve Mason stopped 26-of-27 shots for the Blue Jackets, who have lost nine straight against the Blackhawks.

Final Score: Pittsburgh 5, Tampa Bay 3

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Sidney Crosby scored twice and added an assist, as the Pittsburgh Penguins held off the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-3, at CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins, playing without star center Evgeni Malkin, scored three straight goals in the first period and held on while improving to 5-1-0 since getting swept by New Jersey in a home-and-home series earlier this month. Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves, while Paul Martin, Beau Bennett and Matt Cooke all scored for Pittsburgh, which now sits atop the Atlantic Division. Anders Lindback gave up three goals on 10 shots before being pulled for Mathieu Garon, who made 10 saves in relief. Steven Stamkos scored and assisted on goals from Eric Brewer and Cory Conacher for the Southeast Division leaders, who had won three of four coming in.

Final Score: Calgary 5, Phoenix 4

Calgary, AB (Sports Network) – Jarome Iginla and Curtis Glencross scored in the final 1:23 of regulation to lift the Calgary Flames over the Phoenix Coyotes, 5-4, on Sunday. Iginla ended with a pair of goals for the Flames, who have won two in a row since a two-game skid. Mike Cammalleri and Tim Jackman also scored. Joey MacDonald made 23 saves for Calgary, which avenged a 4-0 loss to Phoenix on Feb. 18. Raffi Torres had two goals for the Coyotes, who were coming off Saturday’s 3-2 shootout loss at Edmonton. Nick Johnson and Michael Stone also lit the lamp.

Final Score: Anaheim 4, Colorado 3 (OT)

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) – Ryan Getzlaf tied things in the third period and assisted on Corey Perry’s game-winner in overtime as the Anaheim Ducks earned a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Colorado Avalanche. Perry and Getzlaf each had three points, with the former’s second goal sealing the Ducks’ sixth straight victory. Francois Beauchemin assisted on all four Anaheim goals, while Jonas Hiller made 20 saves to pick up the win. John Mitchell, Cody McLeod and P.A. Parenteau all scored for the Avalanche, who fell to 2-6-1 on the road this season. Jean-Sebastien Giguere was peppered with 39 shots and gave up four goals in taking the loss.