Saturday Night Around the NHL and NHL News and Notes
There were 13 NHL games on Saturday.
Blackhawks 5 Jets 1
Corey Crawford made 25 saves and Brandon Bollig scored game-winning goal and a an assist in Chicago's 5-1 win over Winnipeg. Marcus Kruger had two assists, Nick Leddy notched a goal and a assist. Patrick Sharp, Ben Smith and Niklas Hjalmarsson also had goals.
Ondrej Pavelec was pulled after allowing four goals on just 14 shots and Tobias Enstrom scored Winnipeg's only goal in a 5-1 loss to Chicago Saturday afternoon.
Penguins 3 Blue Jackets 0
Jeff Zatkoff picked up his first career NHL shutout making 19 saves and Jussi Jokinen potted a goal in the Penguins' 3-0 win over the Blue Jackets. Chris Kunitz and Deryk Engelland scored the other goals for Pittsburgh.
Curtis McElhinney made 24 of 26 saves and Jack Johnson and Artem Anisimov each finished a minus-three in Columbus' 3-0 loss to the Penguins.
Islanders 3 Bruins 1
Kevin Poulin stopped 26 shots and Thomas Vanek scored his first goal as an Islander in his team's 3-1 win against the Bruins. John Tavares and Andrew MacDonald had the other goals for the Isles.
Chad Johnson made 31 saves and Dougie Hamilton scored the lone goal for the Bruins on Saturday night in their 3-1 win over the Islanders.
Capitals 3 Panthers 2 S/O
Michal Neuvirth made 31 saves and Nicklas Backstrom netted a goal for the Capitals in their 3-2 shootout win over the Panthers. John Carlson recorded the other goal for the Capitals.
Scott Clemmensen made 21 saves and Tomas Fleischmann and Jesse Winchester scored in the Panthers 3-2 shootout loss.
Canucks 4 Leafs 0
Roberto Luongo made 21 saves and Daniel Sedin scored his seventh of the year in the Canucks 4-0 win over the Leafs. Christopher Higgins, Dan Hamhuis and Zack Kassian also scored for the Canucks.
James Reimer made 43 saves and Phil Kessel led the Leafs with five shots in the Leafs 4-0 loss to the Canucks.
Rangers 5 Hurricans 1
Henrik Lundqvist kicked away 27 of 28 shots and Derek Stepan notched his second career hat trick to power the Rangers to a 5-1 win over the Hurricanes. Carl Hagelin scored two goals and Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello each had three assist apiece.
Justin Peters allowed five goals on 38 shots and Andrej Sekera potted the only goal for the Hurricanes in their 5-1 loss to the Rangers.
Flyers 1 Devils 0
Ray Emery stopped all 14 shots he faced and Brayden Schenn notched the only goal in the game as the Flyers defeated the Devils 1-0.
Martin Brodeur allowed one goal on 21 shots and Dainius Zubrus had no shots and four penalty minutes in the Devils' 1-0 loss to the Flyers.
Lightning 4 Blues 2
Ben Bishop made 28 saves and Alex Killorn had a three point night with a goal and two assist to lead the Lightning to a 4-2 win over the Blues. Valtteri Filppula had a goal and an assist, while Steven Stamkos and Brett Connolly each had a goal.
Jaroslav Halak made 21 saves and Alex Pietrangelo scored for the Blues in their 4-2 loss to the Lightning. Jaden Schwartz picked up the other goal for the Blues.
Ducks 6 Sabres 3
Jonas Hiller made 14 saves and Corey Perry and Emerson Etem each scored twice to lead the Ducks to a 6-3 win over the Sabres. Ryan Getzlaf also had a goal, along with two assists and Sami Vatanen scored the other goal for the Ducks.
Jhonas Enroth made 23 saves and Cody Hodgson scored and assisted, while Henrik Tallinder and Tyler Myers added the other goals for the Sabres.
Red Wings 5 Oilers 0
Petr Mrazek made 14 saves for his first NHL shutout and Todd Bertuzzi scored his fourth of the year in the Red Wings 5-0 win over the Oilers. Darren Helm, Tomas Tatar, Jakub Kindl and Joakim Andersson all scored for the Wings.
Jason LaBarbera made 19 saves in relief for the injured Richard Bachman and Nail Yakupov didn't get a shot on goal in the Oilers' 5-0 loss to the Red Wings.
Avalance 4 Canadians 1
J.S. Giguere made 29 saves and Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and a assist in the Avs 4-1 win over the Canadians. PA Parenteau, Nathan MacKinnon and Ryan O'Reilly scored the other goals for Colorado.
Peter Budaj set aside 27 shots and Brendan Gallagher scored for the Canadiens in their 4-1 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday night.
Coyotes 3 Sharks 2 S/O
Mike Smith made 48 saves and Mikkel Boedker scored and assisted in the Coyotes' 3-2 shootout win over the Sharks. Antoine Vermette also scored for the Coyotes.
Antti Niemi allowed two goals on 30 shots and Joe Pavelski had a goal and an assist in the Sharks' 3-2 shootout loss to the Coyotes. Dan Boyle picked up the other goal for the Sharks.
Predators 4 Kings 3
Carter Hutton made 35 saves and David Legwand scored two goals in the Preds 4-2 win over the Kings. Shea Weber and Eric Nystrom recorded the other goals and Patric Hornqvist assisted on three of the goals.
Jonathan Quick made 13 saves and Anze Kopitar got a goal and an assist for the Kings in their 4-3 loss to the Predators. Dustin Brown and Mike Richards each had a goal in the Kings loss.
NHL News and Notes.....Philadelphia GM Paul Holmgren has denied a report that Steve Downie suffered a broken orbital bone Friday night......Oilers David Perron has been placed on injured reserve with a neck injury.....Leafs have put Tyler Bozak (lower body) on long-term injured reserve.....The 2015 All-Star Game will be played in Columbus. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman made the announcement at Nationwide Arena on Saturday night. The game will be held on Jan. 25, 2015......Leafs Dave Bolland left Saturday's game in the second period with a leg laceration after taking a skate to the ankle.