February 20, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH - The Flyers, coming off their most lopsided victory of the season, get a reality check Wednesday night when they face the streaking Penguins in Pittsburgh. It will be the final stop on a season-high six-game road journey, one in which the Flyers are 2-3, including Monday's 7-0 rout of the New York Islanders. The victory over the Islanders, the Flyers (7-9-1) realize, won't mean much if they don't carry the momentum into Pittsburgh (11-5), which entered Tuesday atop the Eastern Conference.
February 18, 2013
Defenseman Paul Martin scored with 2 minutes, 4 seconds left to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Pittsburgh (11-5-0) won its third straight and improved to 8-2 in its last 10 to move ahead of idle New Jersey atop the Eastern Conference standings. Blackhawks streaking on Brent Seabrook and Jonathan Toews each had a goal and an assist to help the host Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings, 3-2, on Sunday, extending their season-opening points streak to 15 games.
February 11, 2013
Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson scored less than two minutes apart in the second period as the New Jersey Devils beat the host Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-1, on Sunday night for their fifth straight win. Clarkson's power-play goal at 13 minutes, 20 seconds of the second period was his second of the game and ninth of the season. Elsewhere: Carl Hagelin had two goals in the New York Rangers' 5-1 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning. . . . Patrice Bergeron scored the go-ahead goal on a third-period power play to lead the visiting Boston Bruins to a 3-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.
February 10, 2013
Adam Henrique and Bobby Butler scored power-play goals during a 2-minute, 12-second span in the third period, and the host New Jersey Devils extended their winning streak to four games with a 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday that snapped the Penguins' five-game winning streak. Martin Brodeur made 24 saves and provided a little humor by chasing his stick late in the second period of his 1,200th career game. He became the first NHL goalie to play that many. Sabres top Isles Ryan Miller made 41 saves, and Alexander Sulzer scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period for the visiting Buffalo Sabres, who earned a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders despite being badly outshot, 43-15.
February 7, 2013
David Clarkson scored twice and set up New Jersey's other goal, and Patrik Elias matched his career best with three assists to lead the Devils to a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night in Newark in their first meeting since last spring's Eastern finals. The Devils won that series in six games, and they still had the Rangers' number in getting 24 saves from Martin Brodeur. Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers, who have yet to jell this season despite adding scoring star Rick Nash.
February 4, 2013
Chris Kunitz scored a hat trick in the Pittsburgh Penguins' Super Bowl Sunday visit to the nation's capital, leading a 5-3 win over the Washington Capitals that reflected both teams' fortunes so far in the lockout-shortened season. Kris Letang, Paul Martin, and Matt Cooke also scored; Sidney Crosby had three assists; and Tomas Vokoun made 21 saves against his former team for the Penguins, who have won three straight and four of five to lead the Atlantic Division. Devils bounce back Johan Hedberg made 22 saves for his 22d career shutout and the New Jersey Devils beat the host New York Islanders, 2-0. Steve Bernier scored for New Jersey in the third period and David Clarkson added an empty-netter to help the Devils snap a four-game winless streak (0-1-3)
February 2, 2013
Tomas Vokoun stopped 28 shots for his 49th NHL shutout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins scored on the first shot of the first and third periods in a 3-0 victory over the host New York Rangers on Thursday night. Evgeni Malkin gave the Penguins the lead just 1 minute, 24 seconds in, James Neal added a power-play goal 28 seconds into the third - after another costly too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty for the Rangers - and Simon Despres netted his second NHL goal to give Pittsburgh its second win in five games.
January 31, 2013 |
MATT MOULSON scored a goal and assisted on another, Evgeni Nabokov stopped 37 shots and the New York Islanders dominated the listless Penguins, 4-1, Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. John Tavares scored for the second straight game for New York while Michael Grabner collected his fourth goal of the season and Casey Cizikas found the net for the first time in his career. It was more than enough to send the Penguins to their third loss in four games. Pascal Dupuis scored with just over a minute remaining to avoid the shutout.
January 25, 2013
Marian Gaborik scored twice in the first period and then completed his hat trick 27 seconds into overtime as the New York Rangers overcame a pair of blown leads and beat the Boston Bruins, 4-3, on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden for their first win of the season. Taylor Pyatt also scored for the Rangers (2-1), who squandered leads of 2-0 and 3-2 en route to avenging a season-opening loss at Boston on Saturday. Penguins fall Former Flyer James van Riemsdyk scored twice; James Reimer stopped 28 shots; and the Toronto Maple Leafs raced past the Penguins, 5-2, to spoil Pittsburgh's home opener.
January 24, 2013 |
MARIAN GABORIK scored twice in the first period and then completed his hat trick 27 seconds into overtime as the New York Rangers overcame a pair of blown leads and beat the visiting Boston Bruins, 4-3, on Wednesday night for their first win of the season. Gaborik broke free and outraced Andrew Ference and Johnny Boychuk down the ice. His first shot was blocked by goalie Tuukka Rask, but Gaborik batted the rebound out of the air to end the game and start a cascade of flying hats onto the ice. Taylor Pyatt also scored for the Rangers, who got 26 saves from Henrik Lundqvist.