National Hockey League Game Capsules

Updated: December 18, 2013

Newark, NJ ( – Damien Brunner and Eric Gelinas each posted a
goal and assist as New Jersey downed Ottawa, 5-2, at Prudential Center.
Stephen Gionta and Reid Boucher lit the lamp for the Devils, who have won two
in a row and three of five. Jaromir Jagr also tallied, moving him past Steve
Yzerman into eighth place on the NHL’s all-time list (693). Martin Brodeur
made 23 stops as New Jersey ended a four-game losing streak to its Wednesday
opponent. Colin Greening and Milan Michalek scored for the Senators, who
couldn’t maintain momentum from a 3-2 overtime victory in St. Louis on Monday.
Robin Lehner stopped 28 shots in defeat.

Final Score: Pittsburgh 4, NY Rangers 3 (SO)

New York, NY ( – Brandon Sutter netted the lone goal in the
shootout, as Pittsburgh wasted a two-goal, third-period lead but rebounded to
top the Rangers, 4-3, at Madison Square Garden. Neither team was able to
produce a marker with the first eight shots. Benoit Pouliot began the fifth
and final round by shooting his attempt over the net, and Sutter ended the
contest with a shot between the pads of Henrik Lundqvist. Sutter also scored
in regulation, as did Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis for the Penguins, who
revealed prior to the game that Evgeni Malkin will miss two contests
after sliding feet-first into the boards on Saturday against Detroit.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 stops and then held New York off the board in
the deciding breakaway contest. Carl Hagelin, Mats Zuccarello and Derick
Brassard tallied for the Rangers, who fell to 1-4-1 on their nine-game
residency. Lundqvist stopped 29 shots in the tough-luck defeat.