January 22, 2005 |
Paul Gaustad scored two goals, including the game-winner in the third period, as the Rochester Americans defeated the Phantoms, 2-1, in the AHL last night. The defeat was the Phantoms' fourth in a row. With the game tied, 1-1, Gaustad controlled the puck and skated toward the net. Phantoms defenseman Joni Pitkanen knocked the puck away, but it bounced off Pitkanen's stick and behind goaltender Antero Niittymaki just over seven minutes into the final frame. The Phantoms took a first-period lead on a goal by Jon Sim. After winning an offensive-zone face-off, Sim tipped in a slapshot by Eric Meloche at 2 minutes, 22 seconds.
January 3, 2005 |
Thomas Vanek had a goal and an assist as Rochester held off the Phantoms for a 4-2 win in American Hockey League game at the Wachovia Spectrum yesterday. The Phantoms had snapped a five-game losing streak on Saturday with a 5-4 win over host Albany. The five-game skid was one short of a franchise record. Patrick Sharp and B.J. Abel scored for the Phantoms yesterday. Antero Niittymaki turned aside 25 shots for the Phantoms. Vanek opened the scoring for Rochester at 4 minutes, 16 seconds of the first period.
April 27, 2011 |
WHAT IT WAS: The Flyers' first goal scored, by Braydon Coburn with 18.5 seconds left in the first period. WHAT HAPPENED: Coburn fired what looked to be a harmless shot from the blue line until Buffalo forward Mike Grier deflected it with his left glove. The puck dipped through goaltender Ryan Miller's legs and sent the Wells Fargo Center into a frenzy. THE IMPORTANCE: The Flyers had outshot the Sabres 15-2 up to that point and couldn't put anything past Miller until Coburn's fluky goal.
February 10, 2007 |
Hard-hitters Colton Orr and Ryan Hollweg snapped long scoring droughts and the New York Rangers beat the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-0, last night, breaking a four-game losing streak. Sean Avery, in his first home game since being acquired from Los Angeles, netted his first goal with New York, and Marcel Hossa and Jaromir Jagr also scored. Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves for his second shutout this season. In 65 previous NHL games, including 29 this season, Orr's offense consisted of one assist - March 29, 2006, against the York Islanders - and eight lifetime shots.
February 14, 2008 |
Henrik Lundqvist, the New York Rangers' star goaltender, reportedly has agreed to a six-year deal believed to be worth more than $6.5 million a year, the New York Daily News reported. Sources told ESPN.com yesterday that while both sides were close to a deal, it had not been finalized, and any announcement of terms was premature. Lightning sold to Hollywood producer. The Tampa Bay Lightning, owned by Michigan-based Palace Sports & Entertainment since 1999, announced that the team had been sold to OK Hockey LLC, a group controlled by Los Angeles TV and movie producer Oren Koules.
April 9, 2009 |
Ryan Miller made 32 saves to help Buffalo keep its slim playoff hopes alive, and Toronto's Curtis Joseph tied the NHL record for losses in the visiting Sabres' 3-1 victory over the Maple Leafs last night. Joseph was tagged with the 452nd loss of his career, tying him with the late Gump Worsley for most in NHL history. With Martin Gerber expected to get the start in the season finale at home Saturday against Ottawa, the 41-year-old Joseph - fourth on the career victory list with 454 - probably started his last game for the Maple Leafs.
November 11, 2006 |
BUFFALO - Thomas Vanek had two goals, including the winner 19 seconds into overtime, to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-4 victory over the Florida Panthers last night. With the Sabres on the power play, Vanek picked up a loose puck in front and slid it past goalie Alex Auld. Brian Campbell, Paul Gaustad and Ales Kotalik also scored for the Sabres, who trailed by 2-0 early and have come back to win six times after falling behind by two goals this season. Gary Roberts, Ruslan Salei, Joe Nieuwendyk and Steve Montador scored for the Panthers, who tied the game with two goals in the last 10 minutes of regulation time.
March 28, 2009 |
For more than two periods, the game was about possible retribution for a week-old goal celebration by Alex Ovechkin. Then, with the score tied in the third period, the player whose career was nearly ended by a concussion scored his first goal in the more than a year, an emotional moment that brought the Verizon Center crowd to its feet. Brian Pothier's slap shot with 15 minutes, 30 seconds remaining proved to be the winning goal, and the Washington Capitals maintained their dominance over the Tampa Bay Lightning last night with a 5-3 victory.
November 5, 2009 |
Ryan Miller made 24 saves for his second shutout of the season and 14th overall, and Thomas Vanek had a goal and assist in the Buffalo Sabres' 3-0 victory over the visiting New York Islanders last night. Derek Roy and Paul Gaustad also scored to help the Sabres rebound from a 5-0 loss to the Islanders Saturday on Long Island. Miller was solid throughout, and rarely allowed any rebound opportunities. The Sabres have the stingiest defense in the NHL, allowing only 24 goals in 12 games.
April 7, 2009 |
Marian Hossa scored twice and Chris Osgood tied Dominik Hasek for 10th on the NHL career wins list in helping Detroit to a 4-1 victory over host Buffalo last night. Hossa, who reached the 40-goal plateau for the third time, added an assist. Brad Stuart and Nicklas Lidstrom also scored for the Central Division-leading Red Wings. With 111 points, Detroit, coming off a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Sunday, moved to within four points of league-leading San Jose. The Sabres' playoff chances grew slimmer as Buffalo lost its second straight.