National Hockey League

 
                ***** National Hockey League Game Capsules *****
                             (Thursday, October 30)
 
 
                      Final Score: Boston 3 Buffalo 2 (OT)
 
 Buffalo,  NY (SportsNetwork.com)  - Brad Marchand fueled Boston's 3-2 comeback
 victory  over  the Buffalo Sabres  with the game-tying  goal late in the third
 period and the overtime winner on Thursday. Reilly Smith cycled below the goal
 line and sent the puck to Marchand, who was all  alone in  the slot. Marchand,
 who  was  a game-time  decision, one-timed  the puck over  the glove of Jhonas
 Enroth  for the win  1:20 into the extra session. Adam McQuaid also scored and
 Niklas Svedberg made 13 saves for the Bruins, who bounced back from a 4-3 loss
 to  Minnesota on  Tuesday. Drew  Stafford and  Tyler Ennis  both lit  the lamp
 and  Enroth  stopped 34-of-37 shots for  Buffalo, which has dropped six of its
 last seven games.
 
 
                   Final Score: New Jersey 2, Winnipeg 1 (SO)
 
 Newark,  NJ (SportsNetwork.com)  -  The  New Jersey  Devils'  run of  shootout
 futility  is  over.  Jacob  Josefson  scored  the  lone  goal  in  the  skills
 competition,  lifting the  Devils  to a  2-1  win over  the  Winnipeg Jets  on
 Thursday  night. New Jersey had lost an NHL-record 18 straight shootouts since
 beating  the  Jets on  March 10, 2013.  Michael Ryder tied  the game with 3:27
 remaining  in  regulation, and  Cory Schneider  made 24  saves for the Devils,
 who  picked up  their first home win  of the season. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 27
 shots  for Winnipeg, which has picked up at least a point in three consecutive
 games (2-0-1).
 
 
                    Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, Los Angeles 0
 
 Pittsburgh,  PA  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Chris Kunitz posted  two goals and one
 assist  to back  a 36-save  performance from  Marc-Andre Fleury  as Pittsburgh
 silenced  Los Angeles,  3-0, at CONSOL Energy Center. Kris Letang recorded the
 other  tally for the  Penguins, who have won three in a row -- two of those by
 shutout. Martin  Jones made 20 stops in defeat for the Kings, who have dropped
 back-to-back  contests  to kick  off  a  five-game  road trip.  The  defending
 champions were blanked for the second time this season.
 
 
                     Final Score: Chicago 5, Ottawa 4 (SO)
 
 Ottawa,  ON  (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrick Sharp  scored in the third round of
 the shootout to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-4 win over the Ottawa Senators
 on  Thursday. Sharp was  the final skater of the shootout and he made it count
 as  he faked  to the forehand and  roofed the puck over Craig Anderson for the
 win.  Jonathan  Toews scored twice  while Kris  Versteeg and Marian Hossa each
 posted  a  goal and an  assist for  the Blackhawks, who  have won two of their
 last  three games. Scott  Darling made 28 saves in the win. Bobby Ryan, Clarke
 MacArthur, Mark Stone and Mika Zibanejad all scored for the Senators, who have
 lost three of their last four. Anderson stopped 35 shots.
 
 
                    Final Score: Tampa Bay 4, Philadelphia 3
 
 Tampa,  FL  (SportsNetwork.com) - Steven  Stamkos collected two goals with one
 assist,  Jason Garrison  added  a  deciding power-play  tally,  and Tampa  Bay
 escaped   with  a  4-3  decision  over  Philadelphia  on  Thursday.  Vladislav
 Namestnikov  also  lit  the  lamp  and  Valtteri  Filppula  contributed  three
 assists  for  the Lightning,  winners in  four of their  last five. Ben Bishop
 aided  the  effort with  24 saves.  Wayne Simmonds,  Jakub Voracek and Michael
 Raffl picked up a goal each for the Flyers,  whose  three-game win streak came
 to  an end. Claude Giroux collected two assists and Ray Emery stopped 28 shots
 in the loss.
 
 
                       Final Score: Florida 2, Arizona 1
 
 Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Scottie Upshall scored the game-winning goal
 coming  out  of the penalty  box with 9:04  remaining in regulation as Florida
 edged  the Arizona  Coyotes,  2-1, on  Thursday.  Upshall was  sent  off on  a
 questionable  charging minor 8:51 into the third, and his teammates killed off
 the  penalty just as  he left the box. Derek MacKenzie blocked a shot from the
 point, and Tomas Kopecky found Upshall in stride for a breakaway. Upshall beat
 Mike  Smith  with a  backhand between  the pads,  and the  Panthers held on to
 avenge  Saturday's overtime  loss to  Arizona. Brandon  Pirri also  scored for
 Florida,  which received  32  saves  from Roberto  Luongo  to  post its  first
 regulation  win over  Arizona since Feb. 10,  2007. Smith made 24 saves for an
 Arizona club that is 1-4-1 over its past six games.
 
 
                   Final Score: Minnesota 4, San Jose 3 (SO)
 
 St.  Paul, MN  (SportsNetwork.com) - Jason Pominville scored the deciding goal
 of  the shootout to  lead the Minnesota Wild past the San Jose Sharks, 4-3, on
 Thursday.  After Logan  Couture beat  Darcy Kuemper  with a  shot through  the
 legs, Mikko Koivu answered back by moving the puck to his backhand and roofing
 a  shot over Antti Niemi. Even at one goal apiece after two rounds, Pominville
 went  in  slow and  wristed  a  shot past  Niemi's  glove  and Kuemper  stoned
 Patrick  Marleau for  the  win.  Kyle Brodziak  scored  two late  third-period
 goals  to force  extra time,  Koivu also  lit the  lamp and  Thomas Vanek  had
 two  assists for  the Wild, who had Kuemper make 25 saves. Mirco  Mueller, Joe
 Thornton and Tommy Wingels all scored for San Jose, which was coming off a 3-2
 shootout win over Colorado on Tuesday. Niemi turned aside 43 shots in defeat.
 
 
                      Final Score: St. Louis 2, Anaheim 0
 
 St.  Louis,  MO (SportsNetwork.com) -  Jake Allen made  24 saves to record his
 second  career shutout and  backstop the St. Louis Blues to a 2-0 victory over
 the  Anaheim  Ducks on Thursday night.  Alexander Steen and Ryan Reaves scored
 for  the  Blues, who posted  their third  straight win despite playing without
 two  key forwards. David Backes and T.J. Oshie are sidelined indefinitely with
 concussions. John  Gibson turned aside 27 shots for Anaheim, which has dropped
 two of three following a seven-game win streak.
 
 
                    Final Score: Colorado 5, NY Islanders 0
 
 Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Semyon Varlamov stopped all 40 shots he faced
 to  record his first  shutout of the season, and Nathan MacKinnon added a pair
 of  second-period goals as Colorado posted a 5-0 victory over the Islanders at
 Pepsi  Center.  Erik Johnson, Marc-Andre  Cliche and Cody McLeod also provided
 offense  for  the Avalanche,  who  closed  out  the  season's first  month  by
 snapping  a two-game slide. Chad Johnson was on the hook for all five goals on
 23 shots for the Islanders, who have lost four of six.
 
 
                   Final Score: Vancouver 3, Montreal 2 (OT)
 
 Vancouver,  BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Daniel Sedin scored the winner at 2:45 of
 overtime  to  lift the  Vancouver  Canucks  to a  3-2  win  over the  Montreal
 Canadiens  on Thursday.  Skating on  a power  play as  Tom Gilbert  was called
 for  interference,  Henrik Sedin  brought  the  puck  into the  offensive  end
 and  cut  over to the middle  before dishing it  low to the right circle where
 Daniel  quickly  shifted to  the forehand  and snapped the  puck into the left
 corner   for  the  win.  Nick  Bonino  and  Brad  Richardson  scored  for  the
 Canucks,  who have  won three straight. Ryan  Miller made 23 stops in the win.
 Alex Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty scored for the Canadiens, who have lost two
 of three. Carey Price stopped 27 shots in the loss.
 
 
 
 10/31 01:30:21 ET

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