National Hockey League

                ***** National Hockey League Game Capsules *****
                            (Wednesday, January 21)
                        Final Score: Ottawa 4, Toronto 3
 Ottawa, ON ( - Erik Karlsson scored twice to give the Ottawa
 Senators  a  4-3 win over  the Toronto Maple  Leafs on Wednesday. Mike Hoffman
 posted  a  goal and  an assist  and Mika Zibanejad  also lit  the lamp for the
 Senators,  who  had lost  three of  four coming into  the game. Craig Anderson
 made  37 saves in  the win. James van Riemsdyk, Nazem Kadri and David Clarkson
 scored  for the  Maple  Leafs, who  have  fallen  in each  of  their last  six
 outings. James Reimer gave up all four goals on 26 shots in the loss.
                      Final Score: Chicago 3, Pittsburgh 2 (SO)
 Pittsburgh,  PA (  - Jonathan  Toews and  Patrick Kane  both
 scored  during  the shootout to  lift the Chicago  Blackhawks to a 3-2 victory
 over  the  Pittsburgh Penguins  on Wednesday.  After David Perron's backhander
 rang  off the  post, Toews  froze Marc-Andre Fleury  and  shot the  puck under
 his pads for  the first  goal in the skills competition.  Corey Crawford  made
 pad  stop in  tight on  Sidney Crosby  and Kane  stickhandled his  way up  the
 middle  and  ended the  game with  a shot  stick side.  Marian Hossa tallied a
 goal  and an  assist, David  Runblad also  scored and  Crawford made  33 saves
 for  the Blackhawks,  who halted  a two-game  skid heading  into the  All-Star
 break. Zach  Sill  scored his  first NHL goal,  Steve Downie lit  the lamp and
 Fleury stopped 24 shots for the Penguins, who have lost four straight.
                      Final Score: Winnipeg 4, Columbus 0
 Winnipeg, MB ( - Michael Hutchinson posted his second career
 shutout  as the  Winnipeg  Jets  defeated the  Columbus  Blue  Jackets 4-0  on
 Wednesday  to  enter the  All-Star  break  with  a five-game  winning  streak.
 Hutchinson  made  29 saves  and  four  Jets  players  backed up  their  rookie
 netminder  as  Blake Wheeler, Evander Kane,  Jim Slater and Chris Thorburn all
 scored  in  the win. Curtis McElhinney  stopped 17-of-18 shots after coming on
 for an injured Sergei Bobrovsky during the second period. Bobrovsky,  who  was
 selected  to  play  in  Sunday's  All-Star  game  in  Columbus,  suffered  the
 injury after  stretching out  to make a  save during the second period and had
 to  be helped off  the ice. He allowed three goals on 12 shots before exiting.
 Columbus forward Jeremy Morin also left the game with an injury.
                     Final Score: Colorado 3, Boston 2 (SO)
 Denver,  CO (  - Nathan MacKinnon scored the winning goal in
 the  shootout as the  Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 3-2 win over the Boston
 Bruins  on Wednesday.  MacKinnon skated  in on  the first  attempt and  buried
 a wrister past Tuukka Rask.  Semyon Varlamov  then stopped Reilly Smith before
 David  Pastrnak missed  the  net. Patrice  Bergeron had  the  last chance  for
 Boston,  but  Varlamov made the  stop on the wrister  to give Colorado the two
 points. Jarome  Iginla  and Ryan O'Reilly had  the goals while Varlamov turned
 away  22  shots for  the Avalanche,  who snapped a  two-game slide. Torey Krug
 and  Brad  Marchand scored  for the Bruins,  who have lost  two of three. Rask
 finished the game with 34 saves.
                       Final Score: Anaheim 6, Calgary 3
 Anaheim,  CA ( - Ben Lovejoy tallied a goal and an assist as
 the  Anaheim Ducks  cruised into the All-Star break with a 6-3 victory against
 the  Calgary  Flames. Tim Jackman, Pat  Maroon, Kyle Palmieri, Ryan Kesler and
 Ryan  Getzlaf  all lit  the lamp and  Frederik Andersen made  30 saves for the
 Ducks, who have won five straight games. Sean  Monahan  scored for  the fourth
 game  in a  row, while  Joe Colborne  and Mikael  Backlund also  lit the  lamp
 for  the Flames, who  had their four-game winning streak come to an end. Jonas
 Hiller  stopped 13-of-14 shots in relief of Joni Ortio, who allowed four goals
 on 11 shots. Anaheim  extended  its home  winning streak  to 20  games against
 Calgary. The Flames were last victorious at Honda Center on Jan. 19, 2004.
                     Final Score: San Jose 4, Los Angeles 2
 San  Jose, CA  ( - Logan Couture had two goals and an assist
 to  lead the  San Jose  Sharks to  a 3-1  win over  the Los  Angeles Kings  on
 Wednesday.  Patrick  Marleau had a goal  and an assist while Joe Pavelski also
 scored  for the Sharks, who had lost their previous two coming in. Antti Niemi
 allowed  two goals on  28 shots. Dustin Brown scored the only goal of the game
 for  the Kings, who have lost four straight and seven of eight. Jonathan Quick
 gave up three goals on 24 shots.
 01/22 01:36:57 ET

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