National Hockey League Game Capsules

Updated: November 9, 2013

Toronto, ON ( – James van Riemsdyk netted the lone goal of
the shootout, leading Toronto past New Jersey, 2-1, at Air Canada Centre. Phil
Kessel tallied in regulation and Jonathan Bernier came up with 34 saves for
the Maple Leafs, who have won four of their last five. Michael Ryder lit the
lamp and Cory Schneider stopped 27 shots for the Devils, who have dropped
three of their last four. After four straight chances were turned aside, Van
Riemsdyk was the third shooter for Toronto, opening up the final round by
beating Schneider on the forehand. Bernier then gloved an Adam Henrique chance
to end the contest.

Final Score: Winnipeg 5, Nashville 0

Winnipeg, MB ( – Ondrej Pavelec turned away 41 shots to post
his first shutout of the season, and Bryan Little added a pair of goals to
fuel Winnipeg’s 5-0 triumph over Nashville at MTS Centre. Olli Jokinen, Dustin
Byfuglien and Devin Setoguchi also tallied for the Jets, who won for just the
third time in their last 10 games. Carter Hutton was yanked after giving up
three goals on eight shots in only 8:23 of action for the Predators, who
couldn’t maintain momentum from Wednesday’s win at Colorado. Marek Mazanek
made his NHL debut in relief and gave up two scores on 24 shots.

Final Score: Colorado 4, Calgary 2

Denver, CO ( – Jean-Sebastien Giguere posted 30 saves to
remain perfect on the season and help the Colorado Avalanche bounce back from
their second setback of the season with a 4-2 decision over the Calgary Flames
on Friday at Pepsi Center. Giguere improved to 5-0-0 and has allowed just five
goals this year to help the Avalanche improve to 13-2-0 on the season,
matching the franchise record for the best start to a campaign set by the
Quebec Nordiques in 1995. Ryan O’Reilly registered a goal and an assist, while
John Mitchell, Matt Duchene and Paul Stastny added a goal apiece in the
victory. Mike Cammalleri netted both Calgary goals, while Karri Ramo stopped
23 shots for the Flames, who have lost three straight and five of their last
six games.

Final Score: Anaheim 6, Buffalo 2

Anaheim, CA ( – Ryan Getzlaf recorded his first career hat
trick as the Anaheim Ducks continued their dominant start to the season with a
6-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Dustin Penner added a goal and three
assists, while Cam Fowler and Andrew Cogliano both scored as well to keep
Anaheim perfect at home with a 7-0-0 record. Getzlaf contributed an assist to
Fowler’s goal. Rookie netminder Frederik Andersen stopped 25-of-27 shots for
his fifth win in as many starts. Mikhail Grigorenko tallied both of Buffalo’s
goals in the loss, the Sabres’ sixth in their last seven games. Ryan Miller
allowed six goals on 34 shots and was replaced by Jonas Enroth at the start of
the third period.