National Hockey League Game Capsules

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Updated: November 14, 2013

St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) – Zach Parise and Jason Pominville both
scored in the shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild over the Toronto Maple
Leafs, 2-1, at Xcel Energy Center. After Parise lit the lamp as Minnesota’s
first shooter, Josh Harding stopped Mason Raymond and Phil Kessel before
Pominville fired a wrister through the five-hole of Jonathan Bernier for the
win. Parise scored the Wild’s only goal in regulation, with the assists coming
from Mikko Koivu and Charlie Coyle. Harding made 19 saves on 20 shots after
entering the game in relief of an injured Niklas Backstrom. Toronto’s Nazem
Kadri crashed the net and made contact to the head of a defenseless Backstrom.
The Minnesota netminder laid motionless on the ice for a few seconds before
getting up and staying in the game for a few more minutes. Raymond tallied his
sixth of the season on the power play in the second period, while Bernier
stopped 33-of-34 shots in the defeat.

Final Score: Philadelphia 2, Pittsburgh 1

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Brayden Schenn lit the lamp twice as the
Philadelphia Flyers defeated the cross-state rival Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1,
on Wednesday. Wayne Simmonds, Steve Downie, and Jakub Voracek assisted on
Schenn’s goals, while Ray Emery stopped 30-of-31 shots. The Flyers have won
their past three games, including a 5-0 rout of Ottawa on Tuesday. Sidney
Crosby scored Pittsburgh’s lone goal that was assisted by Evgeni Malkin and
Jussi Jokinen. Marc-Andre Fleury made 19 saves in Pittsburgh’s third straight
loss.

Final Score: Dallas 3, Edmonton 0

Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) – Kari Lehtonen posted 22 saves to notch his
first shutout of the season, as the Dallas Stars blanked the Edmonton Oilers,
3-0, on Wednesday at Rexall Place. Rich Peverley’s second-period marker served
as the game’s only goal until Tyler Seguin and Antoine Roussel each added an
empty-netter in the final minute to send Dallas to its fourth win in five
tries. Devan Dubnyk stopped 23-of-24 shots in defeat for the Oilers, who were
blanked for the third straight time at home to mark the longest streak of
consecutive home losses via shutout in franchise history.