Tuesday Night NHL Recap and News and Notes
There were 9 games in the NHL on Tuesday.
Stars 3 Bruins 2 S/O
Kari Lehtonen stopped 34 shots, Jamie Benn and Vernon Fiddler scored in regulation as the Stars beat the Bruins 3-2 in a shootout.
Tuukka Rask stopped 34 shots, Milan Lucic and Torey Krug scored in regulation for the Bruins in their shootout loss to the Stars.
Capitals 6 Islanders 2
Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and an assist in the Caps 6-2 win over the Islanders. John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Alexander Urbom and Tom Wilson all scored for the Capitals.
Evgeni Nabokov made 33 saves and John Tavares scored his seventh of the year in the Islanders 6-2 loss. Kyle Okposo also scored for the Islanders.
Hurricanes 2 Flyers 1 OT
Justin Peters stopped 28 shots and Manny Malhotra scored the overtime game-winner in Carolina's 2-1 OT win against the Flyers. Jordan Staal scored the Canes other goal.
Steve Mason made 36 saves and Scott Hartnell scored the Flyers only goal in their loss to the Canes.
Blues 3 Canadians 2 S/O
Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves and Alexander Steen scored his 13th goal of the year in the Blues 3-2 overtime win against the Habs. Chris Stewart also scored for the Blues.
Carey Price made 30 saves, Rene Bourque and Michael Bournival scored for the Habs in their 3-2 shootout loss to the Blues.
Senators 4 Blue Jackets 1
Robin Lehner made 32 saves and Erik Karlsson scored two goals in the Sens 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets. Clarke MacArthur and Chris Neil also scored for the Sens.
Curtis McElhinney made 20 saves and R.J. Umberger scored his second goal of the season in the Blue Jackets' 4-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators.
Oilers 4 Panthers 3 OT
Devan Dubnyk made 20 saves and Mark Arcobello scored his first two goals of the season including the overtime winner in a 4-3 OT win against the Florida Panthers. Philip Larsen and Taylor Fedun also scored for the Oilers.
Jacob Markstrom made 23 saves and Scottie Upshall scored two goals in the Panthers overtime loss to the Oilers. Marcel Goc scored for the Panthers also.
Wild 5 Flames 1
Josh Harding made 24 saves and Zach Parise scored two goals and a assist in the Wild 5-1 win over the Flames. Mikko Koivu, Justin Fontaine and Zenon Konopka all scored for the Wild.
Reto Berra allowed five goals on 24 shots and Jiri Hudler was the Calgary Flames' lone scorer against the Minnesota Wild in a 5-1 loss.
Coyotes 3 Canucks 2 S/O
Mike Smith made 31 saves and Shane Doan scored a goal in Phoenix's 3-2 shootout victory over Vancouver. Radim Vrbata also scored for the Coyotes.
Roberto Luongo turned aside 30 of 32 shots and Ryan Kesler scored a goal in Vancouver's 3-2 shootout loss to Phoenix. Dan Hamhuis also scored for the Canucks.
Sabres 5 Sharks 4 S/O
Ryan Miller blocked 47 of 51 shots and Tyler Ennis scored a goal and registered an assist in Buffalo's 5-4 shootout win over San Jose. Drew Stafford, Cody McCormick and Henrik Tallinder also scored for the Sabres.
Antti Niemi allowed four goals on 36 shots and Martin Havlat scored a goal and registered an assist in San Jose's 5-4 shootout loss to Buffalo. Tomas Hertl also scored a goal and registered an assist, while Tommy Wingels and Tyler Kennedy scored the other goals for the Sharks.
News and Notes.....Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne's month-long prognosis for a hip infection looked overly optimistic, as Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos reports that he'll be out until around Christmas. That moves the timetable to more like six-to-eight weeks because of an E. Coli infection.....Jason Arnott has officially announced his retirement. Arnott scored 417 goals and 938 points in 1,244 career games with the Edmonton Oilers, New Jersey Devils, Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators, Washington Capitals, and St. Louis Blues.....New York Rangers star Rick Nash's concussion is causing "growing concern" around the NHL, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. Nash has been limited to three games thanks to that Brad Stuart hit on Oct. 8. Word is that this could be a long-term concern.