Stars 4, Blackhawks 3
Antoine Roussel's penalty-shot goal at 3:01 of the third period
ended a spirited Chicago Blackhawks comeback while providing the
winning tally in the Dallas Stars' win.
Roussel broke a 3-3 tie and the Stars (13-9-4) hung on for only
their second win in the last six games, despite Chicago (20-5-4)
outshooting Dallas by a whopping 50-18 margin.
Kari Lehtonen made 47 saves in the win. The loss snapped a six-game
winning streak for Chicago (20-5-4), who climbed out of a 3-0
deficit but fell short.
Sharks 4, Maple Leafs 2
Defenseman Brad Stuart scored the go-ahead goal late in the second
period, and the San Jose Sharks defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs to
extend their winning streak to six games.
Right winger Mike Brown and centers Joe Thornton and Logan Couture
also scored for the Sharks (19-3-5), who are 9-1-0 in their past 10
Mason Raymond and Phil Kessel scored for the Maple Leafs (14-11-3),
who suffered a fifth loss in a row.
Penguins 3, Islanders 2 (overtime)
Sidney Crosby's sensational goal with 1:16 left in overtime lifted
the Pittsburgh Penguins to a win over the New York Islanders.
Crosby, who also scored the tying goal in the third period, stole
the puck at center, raced toward the goal and fired past goaltender
Anders Nilsson while surrounded by defenders.
The Penguins (19-9-1) took their fourth straight win to vault them
into first place overall in the Eastern Conference while the
Islanders (8-15-5) lost their seventh in a row.
Blue Jackets 1, Lightning 0
Nick Foligno scored the game's only goal in highlight fashion, and
the Columbus Blue Jackets hung on for a win over Tampa Bay despite
losing star goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to injury.
Bobrovsky, who won the Vezina Trophy last season as the NHL's top
goaltender, left the ice with the help of team mates at 4:17 of the
third period after stopping Tampa Bay's J.T. Brown on a breakaway.
Foligno scored in the second where he dragged the puck between his
legs, and lifted it off his forehand, scoring over Ben Bishop's
extended right pad.
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Hurricanes 4, Capitals 1
Jeff Skinner scored two goals in his return from injury to lead
Carolina over the Washington Capitals.
Skinner missed 11 games with an upper-body injury, and his
return to the ice helped the Hurricanes (11-12-5) snap a
two-game losing streak and move within three points of the
second-place Capitals (14-12-2), who have 30 points.
Canucks 3, Predators 1
Ryan Kesler broke a tie with the first of his two goals in the
third period as Vancouver posted a win over the Nashville
Kesler ran his goal total to 14 and goaltender Roberto Luongo
notched 30 saves for the Canucks (15-10-5).
Nashville (13-12-3) fell to 0-2-1 on its four-game homestand.
Senators 4, Panthers 2
The Ottawa Senators battled back from a two-goal deficit to beat
the Florida Panthers.
The Senators, who trailed 2-0 early, snapped a 2-2 tie in the
second period when a shot by defenseman Joe Corvo deflected off
an Ottawa player and dropped in the goal.
Senators right winger Bobby Ryan scored his 14th goal in the
third to make it 4-2.
Coyotes 6, Oilers 2
Phoenix blitzed Edmonton with three goals in the third period
and took advantage of Edmonton's miserable record at home
Mike Ribeiro, Keith Yandle and David Moss all scored in the
third to break the game open and Mike Smith had 31 saves to lead
the Coyotes (16-7-4).
Kings 3, Ducks 2 (shootout)
Dwight King scored on the Kings' ninth attempt and the Los
Angeles Kings prevailed In a matchup of two of the Pacific
Division's top clubs.
The Ducks (17-7-4) failed to score in the shootout against
goaltender Martin Jones, who provided a strong effort for the
Kings (18-7-4) in his first start.
Anaheim goalie Jonas Hiller recorded 49 saves and Corey Perry
notched his 16th goal in the defeat.
[The Sports Xchange]
(Editing by Peter