NHL Capsules

Tuesday, 11.19.2013 / 11:15 PM The Canadian Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Tuukka Rask made 43 saves — including a stop on a first-period penalty shot — and the Boston Bruins spoiled the return of New York forward Rick Nash in a 2-1 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night.

Rask, playing on back-to-back days for the first time this season, denied Chris Kreider's penalty shot and turned away everything else except for Derick Brassard's power-play goal in the second.

Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille, with his 10th career short-handed goal, provided all the offence Rask needed in the second period as the Bruins (14-6-1) finished a 2-1 road trip after winning at Carolina on Monday.

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 20 shots, but most of the action was at the other end. The Rangers have only two goals in three games, splitting a pair of 1-0 decisions in the previous two. New York has dropped three in a row at home.

PREDATORS 2, RED WINGS 0

DETROIT (AP) — Rookie goalie Marek Mazanec made 27 saves to earn his first shutout, and Nashville extended Detroit's losing streak to seven games.

Shea Weber and Gabriel Bourque scored for the Predators, who have won two straight after losing four in a row.

The Red Wings' home slide reached eight games (0-6-2). They have gone seven games without a win overall (0-5-2) for the first time since the last seven games of the 2002 regular season, according to STATS. That team went on to hoist the Stanley Cup.

FLYERS 5, SENATORS 2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kimmo Timonen had a goal and two assists, Steve Mason made 32 saves and Philadelphia beat Ottawa.

Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier, Wayne Simmonds and Adam Hall also scored for the Flyers, who are 4-0-1 in their last five games after a 4-10-1 start.

Clarke MacArthur and Kyle Turris both had a power-play goal for the Senators, who have lost two in a row.

Timonen and Simmonds scored 23 seconds apart to snap a 2-all tie in the third period. Mason stoned Turris on a penalty shot with 5:06 left to preserve the two-goal cushion.

CANADIENS 6, WILD 2

MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty had a natural hat trick in the second period as Montreal cooled off Minnesota.

Michael Bournival, Daniel Briere and Alex Galchenyuk also scored for the Canadiens, who managed only 18 goals in their previous 11 games.

Nino Niederreiter and Dany Heatley scored for the Wild, who had won four straight. They were 7-0-1 in their past eight games since a 5-1 loss to Chicago on Oct. 28.

Wild starter Josh Harding, one of the NHL's three stars for his three wins last week, was pulled in the second period after allowing three goals on 19 shots. Harding has given up three goals only twice this season, both times to Montreal.

The only other hat trick of Pacioretty's career came on Feb. 9, 2012.

BLUES 4, SABRES 1

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Brenden Morrow scored twice and St. Louis extended its mastery of Buffalo.

Vladimir Tarasenko and Magnus Paajarvi also scored and Jaroslav Halak made 23 saves for the Blues, who have won 13 of 15 games against Buffalo since 1999.

Tyler Ennis scored for the Sabres just 10 seconds into the game, but Buffalo lost after consecutive home wins last week.

St. Louis is 8-1 in its past nine trips to Buffalo.

MAPLE LEAFS 5, ISLANDERS 2

TORONTO (AP) — Phil Kessel scored two goals and Toronto beat New York for its second win in a row.

Trevor Smith, Mason Raymond and David Clarkson also scored for the Maple Leafs. Jonathan Bernier made 35 saves for the win.

Smith had a goal and two assists, and Joffrey Lupul had three assists.

Casey Cizikas and Frans Nielsen scored for New York. Kevin Poulin stopped 19 shots in the loss.

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