Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Mike Ribeiro scored the go-ahead goal with 2:16
remaining as the Washington Capitals rallied past the Carolina Hurricanes,
3-2, to split a home-and-home series. Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist
for the Capitals, who avenged a 4-0 loss to the Hurricanes on Tuesday. Joey
Crabb also lit the lamp in the win. Michal Neuvirth made 36 saves for
Washington, which snapped a three-game skid as well. Alexander Semin and
Patrick Dwyer scored for the Hurricanes, who had won six of seven coming in.
Dan Ellis stopped 22-of-25 shots.
Final Score: Chicago 2, Columbus 1 (SO)
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - While the Columbus Blue Jackets were able to
extend one streak, they still couldn't prevent another from continuing.
Patrick Kane came through with the deciding goal in the shootout as the
Chicago Blackhawks registered their 11th consecutive victory over the Blue
Jackets with a 2-1 decision at Nationwide Arena. Kane also assisted on Johnny
Oduya's regulation score, while Jonathan Toews also tallied during the
shootout portion to help Chicago end a string of two straight losses following
a 24-game run of earning at least one point to begin the season. Corey
Crawford came up with 29 saves before turning aside 2-of-3 Columbus skaters in
the shootout. While Columbus fell despite a 39-save effort from Sergei
Bobrovsky, it still managed to notch a point for a franchise-record ninth
straight contest (5-0-4). Jack Johnson accounted for the Blue Jackets' lone
Final Score: Boston 4, Florida 1
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Patrice Bergeron scored two goals, and the
Boston Bruins overcame some lapses in lethargy to beat the struggling Florida
Panthers, 4-1, at TD Garden. Tuukka Rask made 29 saves for the Bruins, who
have won four of their last five games. Scott Clemmensen stopped 28 shots for
Florida, which has dropped five straight games and eight of nine overall.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, Toronto 1
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Pascal Dupuis scored a pair of late goals to
lift Pittsburgh over Toronto, 3-1, at Air Canada Centre. Craig Adams also
tallied, while Chris Kunitz posted two assists for the Penguins, who upped
their league-best road record to 12-4-0 by extending their season-high win
streak to seven games. Marc-Andre Fleury snagged the win with 28 stops. Tyler
Bozak picked up the lone score for the Maple Leafs, losers in four straight.
Ben Scrivens made 25 saves in defeat.
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