National Hockey League Game Capsules

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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Brad Marchand's sixth-round shootout goal lifted the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday at TD Garden. After both teams scored on their first attempts in the shootout, the next eight shooters came up empty before Marchand charged in and fired a wrister that slipped through the five-hole of New Jersey goaltender Johan Hedberg. Marek Zidlicky had a chance to send the shootout to a seventh round, but Tuukka Rask, who finished with 25 stops, made a nice glove save on the defenseman's wrister to secure Boston's third straight victory. Nathan Horton scored the game-tying goal with just over four minutes left in regulation for the Bruins, who have opened a season with points in their first six games for the first time since 1970-71 when they started 5-0-1. David Clarkson registered the lone New Jersey goal, while Hedberg, making his first start of the season, turned away 27 shots for the Devils, who have recorded a point in every game this season despite dropping their second straight contest.

Final Score: Toronto 4, Buffalo 3 (OT)

Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) - Matt Frattin netted the game-winning goal with 1.5 seconds left in overtime to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3, at First Niagara Center. Frattin also scored in regulation, while Jay McClement and Cody Franson added goals for Toronto, which snapped a two-game slide. James Reimer stopped 29 shots in the victory. Jason Pominville, Andrej Sekera and Mikhail Grigorenko supplied the offense for the Sabres, who have dropped four straight after winning their first two games of the season. Ryan Miller allowed all four goals on 20 shots in defeat.

Final Score: NY Rangers 2, Philadelphia 1

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Ryan Callahan scored the goal that proved to be the deciding tally in the New York Rangers' 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Michael Del Zotto had the other goal for the Rangers, who have won consecutive games since losing by the same score to the Flyers last Thursday. New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves. Ilya Bryzgalov played well in defeat for Philadelphia, stopping 26 shots. Offense continues to be a problem area for the Flyers, who have scored more than two goals in just one of their seven contests this season. Not surprisingly, their record stands at 2-5-0. Kimmo Timonen supplied the lone tally Tuesday night, and it came on a power play in the third period.

Final Score: Montreal 4, Winnipeg 3

Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Tomas Plekanec scored the winning goal in the third period as the Montreal Canadiens edged the Winnipeg Jets, 4-3, at Bell Centre on Tuesday. Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist while Rene Bourque and Erik Cole also scored for the Canadiens, who have won four straight. Carey Price gave up three goals on 21 shots in the win. Olli Jokinen had a goal and an assist while Blake Wheeler and Nik Antropov also lit the lamp for the Jets, who had a three-game winning streak stopped. Ondrej Pavelec gave up all four goals on 26 shots in the loss.

Final Score: Ottawa 3, Washington 2

Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Sergei Gonchar scored the winner on the power play with 2:30 left in the game as the Ottawa Senators rallied for a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals. Milan Michalek and Jim O'Brien each scored a goal for the Senators, who snapped a two-game slide. Craig Anderson made 31 saves in the win. Troy Brouwer and Matt Hendricks each scored for the Capitals, who were coming off their only win of the season on Sunday against Buffalo. Michal Neuvirth made 24 stops in the loss.

Final Score: NY Islanders 4, Pittsburgh 1

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Evgeni Nabokov turned away all but one of the 38 shots he faced on Tuesday, as the New York Islanders earned a rare win at Consol Energy Center with a 4-1 triumph over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Matt Moulson registered a goal and an assist, while Casey Cizikas, Michael Grabner and John Tavares each scored once for the Islanders, who have won two straight in Pittsburgh after dropping their previous 13 trips to Western Pennsylvania. Pascal Dupuis scored the lone Pittsburgh goal, while Marc-Andre Fleury was charged with all four goals on 17 shots before being pulled in favor of Tomas Vokoun to start the third. Vokoun stopped all seven shots he faced in relief, but the offense failed to pick up the slack, as the Penguins lost for the third time in their last four games.

Final Score: Tampa Bay 5, Florida 2

Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Vincent Lecavalier was one of four Tampa Bay players with a goal and an assist as the Lightning downed the Florida Panthers, 5-2, at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Cory Conacher, Tom Pyatt and Dana Tyrell also recorded two points, while Steven Stamkos added a goal in Tampa Bay's fourth straight win. Anders Lindback made 26 saves in the victory. Peter Mueller and Tomas Fleischmann scored for the Panthers, who have dropped five consecutive games after a season-opening win over Carolina. Jose Theodore allowed all five goals on 33 shots in defeat.

Final Score: Detroit 4, Dallas 1

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Valtteri Filppula had two goals, Jimmy Howard stopped 25 shots and the Detroit Red Wings beat the sputtering Dallas Stars, 4-1, at Joe Louis Arena. Henrik Zetterberg had a rare power-play marker and an assist for the Red Wings, who scored four unanswered goals after Dallas' Loui Eriksson opened the scoring midway through the second period. Kari Lehtonen made 21 saves, some of them dazzling, in defeat. The Stars have dropped four in a row since beating the Red Wings at the same venue last Tuesday.

Final Score: Minnesota 3, Columbus 2

St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - Pierre-Marc Bouchard netted the game-winning goal late in the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild over the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-2, at Xcel Energy Center. Mikko Koivu added a goal and an assist, while Tom Gilbert also lit the lamp for the Wild, who snapped a three- game slide. Niklas Backstrom made 17 saves in the victory. Mark Letestu and Jack Johnson supplied the offense for Columbus, which lost for the fifth time in six games. Steve Mason stopped 23 shots in defeat.

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