National Hockey League Game Capsules

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Updated: January 22, 2013

Final Score: Boston 2, Winnipeg 1 (SO)

Patrice Bergeron’s second-round shootout goal lifted the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Bergeron fired the puck behind Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec. Tuukka Rask then turned away the Jets’ Olli Jokinen, and Boston prevailed when Bryan Little hit the far post. Rask made 26 saves for the Bruins, who have posted 11 straight home victories over the Jets/Thrashers. Pavelec also recorded 26 saves for Winnipeg, which opened the season with a 4-1 home loss to Ottawa on Saturday.

Final Score: NY Islanders 4, Tampa Bay 3

Michael Grabner, Matt Martin and Kyle Okposo all scored during a 3-goal second period that carried the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in a Monday matinee at Nassau Coliseum. David Ullstrom added a goal later on and John Tavares notched two assists for the Islanders, who held off a late Tampa comeback effort to register their first win of the young season with head coach Jack Capuano back behind the bench. Capuano missed New York’s 2-1 loss to New Jersey in Saturday’s opener after undergoing surgery to treat a kidney stone. The Islanders outshot the Lightning by a 44-26 count, with Evgeni Nabokov stopping 23 shots to pick up the win despite surrendering three goals in the third period. Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos each had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay, which opened its campaign with a 6-3 decision over Washington. Cory Conacher posted two assists and Anders Lindback finished with 40 saves in a losing cause.

Final Score: St. Louis 4, Nashville 3 (SO)

T.J. Oshie’s shootout goal lifted the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Monday at Bridgestone Arena. St. Louis backup goaltender Brian Elliot, who relieved starter Jaroslav Halak midway through the second period, saved all 13 shots he faced in regulation before stopping Craig Smith’s wrister to open the shootout. Oshie then beat Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne with a backhand, and after Elliot saved a backhand attempt from Martin Erat, Alexander Steen sealed the win with a backhand of his own. Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko, who scored two goals in his NHL debut in Saturday’s 6-0 rout of Detroit, kept his torrid start going with a goal and two assists, while Andy McDonald and Alex Pietrangelo also lit the lamp for the Blues. Patric Hornqvist tallied a goal and two assists, while Colin Wilson and Mike Fisher each scored once for the Predators, who were coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to Columbus in their season opener. Rinne finished with 36 saves in defeat.

Final Score: Buffalo 2, Toronto 1

Ryan Miller posted 34 saves to help the Buffalo Sabres take a thrilling 2-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday at the Air Canada Centre. Miller came just 1:42 away from the shutout while Cody Hodgson and Jason Pominville each lit the net for the Sabres, who took a 5-2 win in their opener on Sunday against the Flyers. Nazem Kadri scored the only goal of the game for the Maple Leafs, who opened their season with a 2-1 win over Montreal on Saturday. Ben Scrivens stopped 18 shots in the loss.

Final Score: Ottawa 4, Florida 0

Craig Anderson made 31 saves and Kyle Turris scored twice as the Ottawa Senators blanked the Florida Panthers, 4-0, at Scotiabank Place. Jim O’Brien and Jakob Silfverberg also lit the lamp for the Senators, who improved to 2-0 on the season following a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. Jose Theodore allowed all four goals on 37 shots as the Panthers were trying to open the season with back-to-back wins for the first time since the 2005-06 campaign.

Final Score: Detroit 4, Columbus 3 (SO)

Damien Brunner’s fourth-round shootout goal propelled the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday at Nationwide Arena. After the first seven shooters all game up empty, Brunner drove hard to the net and avoided a stick check from Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky before stuffing the puck inside the left post past the outstretched pad of Bobrovsky to send the Red Wings to their first victory of the season. Pavel Datsyuk registered a goal and an assist, while Brian Lashoff and Ian White each scored once for the Red Wings, who were blanked 6-0 by St. Louis in their season-opener on Saturday. Jimmy Howard turned away 30 shots in the victory. Cam Atkinson, James Wisniewski and Vinny Prospal recorded a goal apiece for the Blue Jackets, who opened their season with a 3-2 shootout win at Nashville. Bobrovsky finished with 39 saves in the setback.

Final Score: Anaheim 5, Calgary 4

Ryan Getzlaf scored twice, including the eventual game-winner in the third period, to lead the Anaheim Ducks in a 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames on Monday. Daniel Winnik had two goals and an assist while Saku Koivu added a goal and two assists for the Ducks, who opened their season with a 7-3 win over Vancouver. Jonas Hiller stopped 21 shots in the win. Curtis Glencross scored twice with an assist while Alex Tanguay posted a goal and an assist for the Flames, who took a 4-1 loss to San Jose in their opener on Sunday. Miikka Kiprusoff made just 19 saves in the loss.