National Hockey League Game Capsules

Updated: December 22, 2013

New York, NY ( – Carl Hagelin broke a tie in the second
period and the New York Rangers went on to beat the Minnesota Wild, 4-1, at
Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Cam Talbot made 24 saves for the Rangers, who
improved to 2-4-2 on their franchise-record nine-game homestand. Jason
Pominville had the lone goal for a Minnesota team that continues to struggle
on the road. The Wild have dropped seven of their last eight away from home.
Niklas Backstrom stopped 32 shots in his sixth consecutive loss.

Final Score: Vancouver 2, Winnipeg 1

Vancouver, BC ( – Christopher Tanev scored the tiebreaking
goal midway through the third period and the Vancouver Canucks edged the
Winnipeg Jets, 2-1, for their sixth straight victory at home. Eddie Lack
earned the win with 15 saves in relief of starter Roberto Luongo, who departed
at 16:30 of the first period with a lower-body injury. Brad Richardson picked
up the other goal on a power play for the Canucks, who improved to 9-1-1 in
December. Ondrej Pavelec made 23 saves for Winnipeg, which has dropped five of