Highlights of Thursday's NHL games
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[March 03, 2017]
March 2 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights of National Hockey League games on Thursday:
Capitals 1, Devils 0
Jakub Vrana broke a scoreless tie at 7:21 of the third period and
the Washington Capitals defeated the New Jersey Devils 1-0 for their
franchise-record 14th straight home win.
With Washington on a power play, Vrana grabbed a deflected puck in
the slot and fired past Cory Schneider for his second goal of the
Braden Holtby stopped 15 shots for his eighth shutout of the season.
Schneider made 23 saves for New Jersey.
Blue Jackets 1, Wild 0
Brandon Saad scored the lone goal to give Columbus a win over
Minnesota at Nationwide Arena.
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped all 38 shots he faced for his fourth
shutout of the season and 33rd win of the season, setting a career
high for wins for the Blue Jackets goaltender.
Devan Dubnyk finished with 39 saves for the Wild.
Rangers 2, Bruins 1
Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 32 shots and in carrying New York over
Third-period goals by Pavel Buchnevich and Oscar Lindberg were all
the Rangers needed.
Brad Marchand scored the Bruins goal.
Canadiens 2, Predators 1
Paul Byron scored with 8.3 seconds left to lift Montreal over
Nashville at the Bell Centre.
Brendan Gallagher also scored for the Canadiens, who won in
regulation for the first time since Jan. 31.
Ryan Ellis replied for the Predators.
Kings 3, Maple Leafs 2 (SO)
Jonathan Quick stopped all three attempts in the shootout and Anze
Kopitar scored in the third round to lift Los Angeles.
The Kings erased a 2-0 deficit with goals in the first two minutes
of the third period from Kopitar and Tyler Toffoli before handing
Toronto its fourth consecutive loss.
Tyler Bozak and Zaitsev scored for the Maple Leafs, and Brian Boyle
registered his first point since joining Toronto in a trade Monday
with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Sharks 3, Canucks 1
Marcus Sorensen scored his first career goal and backup goaltender
Aaron Dell made 17 saves to lead San Jose.
The Sharks opened a seven-point lead in the Pacific Division over
Edmonton by winning its third straight game and fourth in the last
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Logan Couture and Mikkel Boedker also scored for the
Sharks. San Jose's Joe Thornton was held off the scoresheet and
remains stuck on 999 career assists.
Flyers 2, Panthers 1 (SO)
Newcomer Valtteri Filppula sent the game into overtime, and Jordan
Weal and Jakub Voracek scored in the shootout, leading Philadelphia
over at the Wells Fargo Center.
Steve Mason stopped 39 shots and denied two of three shootout
attempts to lift the Flyers to their second straight win.
James Reimer took the loss for the Panthers despite making 35 saves
in relief of Roberto Luongo. Aaron Ekblad netted the Panthers' lone
goal. Luongo stopped all 13 shots he faced in the opening period but
did not return for the second period because of an apparent
Senators 2, Avalanche 1
Newly acquired winger Alex Burrows scored twice in his debut as
Ottawa defeated Colorado at Canadian Tire Centre.
Rene Bourque scored the only goal for the Avalanche.
Craig Anderson stopped 22 shots for the Senators while Calvin
Pickard stopped 40 shots for the Avalanche.
Islanders 5, Stars 4
Ryan Strome had a goal and two assists for New York, which scored
four unanswered goals in a win against Dallas at American Airlines
Andrew Ladd, Nick Leddy, who also had an assist, Dennis Seidenberg
and Nikolay Kulemin also scored for the Islanders, who are 3-1-0
through four games of their nine-game road trip. Thomas Greiss made
22 saves for New York.
Jamie Benn had two goals. Jason Spezza, who also had an assist, and
Radek Faksa also scored for the Stars, who got two assists from
Tyler Seguin. Antti Niemi made 28 saves in a losing effort.
Sabres 6, Coyotes 3
Evander Kane scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:36 remaining to lead
Buffalo over Arizona.
Marcus Foligno (two goals), Ryan O'Reilly, Jack Eichel and Sam
Reinhart also scored for the Sabres while Robin Lehner made 19
Teemu Pulkkinen, Tobias Rieder and Alex Goligoski scored for the
Coyotes and Mike Smith stopped 35 shots.
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