Highlights of Sunday's NHL games
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[February 27, 2017]
Feb 26 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights of National Hockey League games on Sunday:
Blue Jackets 5, Rangers 2
The Columbus Blue Jackets, who returned to action from their bye
week with a home win on Saturday, followed that up with an
impressive 5-2 road victory over the New York Rangers at Madison
Cam Atkinson and Alexander Wennberg both scored a pair of goals for
the Blue Jackets, and Josh Anderson scored once. Sergei Bobrovsky
sparkled with 28 saves, while earning his 32nd victory of the
season, tying his career high set in 2013-14.
Rick Nash and Jesper Fast scored the Rangers.
Predators 5, Oilers 4
Viktor Arvidsson scored Nashville's third power-play goal of the
game at 1:19 of the third period, lifting his team over Edmonton.
Filip Forsberg scored his eighth goal in four games for the
Predators and James Neal collected three assists. Defensemen P.K.
Subban and Roman Josi each added two assists. Ryan Ellis, Vernon
Fiddler and Colin Wilson also scored for the Predators.
NHL scoring leader Connor McDavid tallied a goal and an assist for
the Oilers, who stayed five points behind idle San Jose in the
Flames 3, Hurricanes 1
Johnny Gaudreau scored two goals as Calgary completed a splendid
road trip by defeating Carolina.
Michael Ferland also scored for the Flames, who went 4-0-1 in five
road games to gain more traction in a bid for a Western Conference
Victor Rask scored for the Hurricanes, who won only once during a
five-game homestand (1-3-1).
Bruins 6, Stars 3
Boston finished a four-game road trip with another victory thanks to
three-point performances from both Patrice Bergeron, who had two
goals and an assist, and Brad Marchand (goal, two assists) against
David Krejci, Frank Vatrano and Ryan Spooner also scored for the
Bruins, who received three assists from Torey Krug and two from
Jiri Hudler, John Klingberg and Tyler Seguin each scored and set up
a goal for the Stars, who fell to 7-11-4 against the Eastern
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Senators 2, Panthers 1
Erik Karlsson produced two assists, and Kyle Turris scored the
go-ahead goal as Ottawa defeated Florida.
Ottawa also got good goaltending from Craig Anderson, who made 37
saves, including a stellar glove stop on an otherwise open right
side of the net in the second period on Reilly Smith.
Florida, which lost its fourth consecutive home game, got a
power-play goal from Jonathan Marchessault. Panthers goalie James
Reimer made 31 saves.
Blackhawks 4, Blues 2
Artem Anisimov snapped a third-period tie with a goal and Scott
Darling made 30 saves as Chicago won for the ninth time in 10 games,
beating St Louis.
Anisimov took a pinpoint cross-ice pass from Artemi Panarin with
5:20 remaining in the third period before Darling helped hold off a
late St Louis rally to preserve the win for the Blackhawks.
The Blues took their third loss in a row despite getting 38 saves
from Jake Allen.
Coyotes 3, Sabres 2
Radim Vrbata ripped a slap shot through a screen with 18.9 seconds
left in regulation as Arizona rallied from a two-goal deficit to
defeat Buffalo at Gila River Arena.
The goal gave Vrbata 600 career points and extended his point streak
to nine games. Max Domi and Jamie McGinn also scored for the
Coyotes, who got 31 saves from Louis Domingue.
Jack Eichel and Evan Rodrigues scored for Buffalo, which fell seven
points off the Eastern Conference playoff pace after a pair of
losses this weekend on the road.
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