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NHL Capsules

Thursday, 03.14.2013 / 11:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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NHL Capsules

TORONTO - Pascal Dupuis scored two of Pittsburgh's three goals in the third period, and the Penguins stormed back to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Thursday night and win their seventh game in a row.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for Pittsburgh (20-8), which defeated the Maple Leafs in a shootout in Toronto five days earlier. Craig Adams sealed this win by scoring into an empty net with 10 seconds left.

Tyler Bozak had the lone goal for Toronto (15-12-1), which has dropped four in a row. Ben Scrivens made 25 saves.

Tied 1-1 in the third, Chris Kunitz fed Dupuis in the slot for a shot that beat Scrivens and found the top corner with 2:10 left in regulation.

BRUINS 4, PANTHERS 1

BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask made 29 saves, and Patrice Bergeron scored two goals to help Boston beat Florida.

Boston won for the 10th time in 13 games. The Bruins haven't lost consecutive games in regulation since March 2012.

Florida has lost five straight and eight of nine.

Boston scored twice in the first period to take a 2-0 lead. Zdeno Chara scored at 3:55, and Bergeron connected for his seventh goal at 14:56.

Shawn Matthias scored a short-handed goal for Florida.

Shawn Thornton scored at 12:43 of the third period, and Bergeron added an empty-net goal with 58 seconds remaining. Rask improved to 14-2-3 on the season and 6-1 in his career against Florida with a 0.99 goals-against average.

BLACKHAWKS 2, BLUE JACKETS 1, SO

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Patrick Kane set up Johnny Oduya's goal late in the second period and then netted the decisive score in the shootout, leading Chicago over Columbus.

Corey Crawford stopped 29 shots to help the Blackhawks end a two-game losing streak after they set an NHL record by getting at least a point in each of their first 24 games.

Jack Johnson scored the tying goal for Columbus 52 seconds after Oduya put Chicago ahead. Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 39 saves for the Blue Jackets, who set a franchise record by earning a point in their ninth game in a row (5-0-4).

Columbus has reached overtime in eight of the nine games.

ISLANDERS 2, LIGHTNING 0

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Evgeni Nabokov made 18 saves for second shutout this season and 54th overall in the NHL, John Tavares scored his 17th goal, and the New York Islanders beat Tampa Bay.

Nabokov made an in-close save on Victor Hedman in the second period, and Tavares had a power-play goal midway through the frame to help the Islanders improve to 4-1-2 in their last seven games.

Brad Boyes added an empty-net goal in the final minute of play.

Anders Lindback stopped 27 shots for Tampa Bay, which has lost eight of 10. Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier didn't play and is out indefinitely because of an undisclosed lower body injury.

CAPITALS 3, HURRICANES 2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Mike Ribeiro scored with 2:16 remaining, and Washington rallied to beat Carolina.

Alex Ovechkin and Joey Crabb also scored for the Capitals, who snapped a three-game losing streak and moved within eight points of the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes.

Michael Neuvirth made 36 saves to help Washington come back from an early two-goal deficit.

Alexander Semin and Patrick Dwyer scored for the Hurricanes, who had won six of seven and outscored opponents 29-15 during that stretch. Dan Ellis made 22 saves for Carolina.

Carolina fell to 11-1 when leading after two periods. Washington improved to 3-9-1 when trailing through 40 minutes.

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