Friday Night Recap from Around the NHL/ News and Notes
There were 11 games in the NHL on Friday night. Four of them went to shootouts.
Sabres 3 Leafs 1
Ryan Miller made 32 saves and Steve Ott scored the tying goal and assisted on the game winner, as Buffalo defeated Toronto 3-1 on Friday. Marcus Foligno and Christian Ehrhoff scored also for the Sabres.
Jonathan Bernier made 24 saves and Trevor Smith scored to lone Leafs goal in their 3-1 loss to the Sabres.
Kings 2 Devils 0
Ben Scrivens recorded his second shutout of the season making 26 saves and Dwight King scored the GWG in the Kings 2-0 win over the Devils. Anze Kopitar also scored an empty netter for the Kings.
Cory Schneider made 19 saves and Damien Brunner’s pointless drought has reached eight games as the Devils loss to the Kings 2-0.
Penguins 4 Predators 1
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 17 of the 18 shots and James Neal notched his first goal of the season and added an assist in the Penguins’ win over Nashville. Pascal Dupuis, Kris Letang and Brandon Sutter all scored for the Pens.
Marek Mazanec made 21 saves and Gabriel Bourque scored the Predators’ lone goal in a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh Friday night.
Hurricanes 3 Ducks 2 S/O
Justin Peters made 28 saves on 30 shots and Eric Staal scored his fourth goal of the season as Carolina beat Anaheim 3-2 in a shootout. Drayson Bowman also scored for the Canes.
Viktor Fasth made 21 saves and Corey Perry had a goal, an assist and a shootout goal in the Ducks 3-2 loss to Carolina. Dustin Penner scored his fourth of the year in the loss.
Canadiens 3 Blue Jackets 2 S/O
Peter Budaj made 23 saves and Lars Eller scored his seventh goal of the season, as the Habs beat Columbus 3-2 in a shootout. Alex Galchenyuk also scored for the Habs.
Curtis McElhinney made 28 saves, RJ Umberger and Artem Anisimov each scored in the Blue Jackets 3-2 shootout loss to the Canadiens.
Senators 4 Bruins 2
Tukka Rask made 27 saves and Loui Eriksson extended his points streak to five games as he notched a goal and an assist in the Bruins’ loss to Ottawa. Brad Marchand scored his third of the year in the loss.
Craig Anderson stopped 30 of 32 shots and Jason Spezza scored a goal and an assist in Ottawa’s 4-2 win over the Bruins. Chris Neil, Jared Cowen and Bobby Ryan all scored for the Senators.
Wild 3 Panthers 2
Josh Harding made 22 saves and Jason Pominville scored his twelfth goal of the season and added an assist in Minnesota’s win over Florida. Zach Parise scored his tenth of the year and Charlie Coyle scored his second in the win.
Tim Thomas allowed three goals on 20 shots and Jonathan Huberdeau scored his fourth goal of the year in a 3-2 loss to the Wild. Tomas Kopecky scored the Panthers other goal.
Capitals 4 Red Wings 3 S/O
Braden Holtby made 34 saves and Alex Ovechkin scored his fifteenth goal of the year in the Capitals 4-3 shootout win over the Red Wings. Brooks Laich and Michael Latta also scored for the Capitals.
Jimmy Howard made 30 saves and Johan Franzen scored twice and added an assist in the Red Wings 4-3 shootout loss to the Capitals. Danny DeKeyser scored his second of the year for the Wings.
Jets 3 Flyers 2 S/O
Ondrej Pavelec made 32 saves and Dustin Byfuglien scored both of the Jets goal in their 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers. Olli Jokinen added two assist in the win.
Steve Mason stopped 36 shots and Scott Hartnell had a goal and an assist in the Flyers’ 3-2 shootout loss to Winnipeg.
Sharks 3 Oilers 1
Alex Stalock turned aside 30 shots and Patrick Marleau scored a goal and registered an assist in San Jose's 3-1 win over Edmonton. Tomas Hertl and Joe Pavelski also scored for the Sharks, while Joe Thornton added two assist.
Devan Dubnyk allowed three goals on 37 shots and Nail Yakupov scored a goal in Edmonton's 3-1 loss to San Jose.
News and Notes.....Columbus Blue Jackets have placed Marian Gaborik on the injured reserve list with a sprained knee. Gaborik is expected to miss the next four-six weeks.....Oilers Mark Arcobello has been sent down to the minors.....Wild Niklas Backstrom's upper-body injury is reportedly a concussion......Eddie Lack has inked a two-year/$2.3 million extension with the Vancouver Canucks.