Skip to main content

NHL Capsules

NHL.com @NHL

TORONTO (AP) - Phil Kessel scored his league-leading 10th goal midway through the third period to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

Mikhail Grabovski, Tim Connolly and Clarke MacArthur also scored for the Maple Leafs (7-2-1).

Matt Cooke, Chris Kunitz and Evgeni Malkin scored for the weary Penguins (8-3-2), who were playing for the 13th time in 26 days.

Kessel and Pittsburgh's James Neal entered the evening tied for the NHL lead in goals. Kessel edged ahead shortly after the Penguins erased their third one-goal deficit of the game and Pittsburgh goalie Jonas Gustavsson made sure it stood up by stacking his pads on a great opportunity by Neal with less than 5 minutes to play.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Dwayne Roloson made 28 saves in his 29th career shutout and Vincent Lecavalier scored a power-play goal late in the second period for the Lightning.

Tampa Bay has won 12 consecutive games against the Atlanta-Winnipeg franchise. The last victory in the series for the relocated Jets came on Oct. 3, 2009, when Atlanta beat Tampa Bay 6-3.

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 26 shots for the Jets, who were coming off a 9-8 win Thursday at Philadelphia.

Lecavalier scored with 39.2 seconds left in the second. His tough-angle shot from below the right circle beat Pavelec.

Roloson improved to 10-0-0 in 14 games against the Atlanta-Winnipeg club.

NEW YORK (AP) - Milan Michalek capped Ottawa's three-goal comeback in the third period and then netted the only goal in the shootout as the Senators stormed back to beat the Rangers and stretch their winning streak to five.

Jason Spezza started the rally from a 4-1 hole by scoring twice, and Michalek tied it with Ottawa's third goal in a 7:52 span when he put in his seventh with 2:50 remaining.

That wiped out a big day by Rangers top forwards Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik, who were split up as linemates but produced three points each - with Richards scoring twice.

Craig Anderson, who made 24 saves through overtime, turned aside Erik Christensen, Richards, and Wojtek Wolski in the shootout.

Henrik Lundqvist made 36 saves but couldn't secure New York's fourth win in six games. Panthers 3, Sabres 2

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Jason Garrison's goal snapped a third-period tie and lifted Florida over the Sabres.

Marcel Goc and Tomas Fleischmann also scored, and Jose Theodore made 24 saves for the Panthers (6-4-0), who won for the third time in their past four games.

Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville scored, and Ryan Miller finished with 33 saves for the Sabres (6-4-0).

Tomas Kopecky added three assists, while Garrison also had an assist.

Garrison's winner came with 1:43 left when he ripped a one-timer past Miller from the high slot on a pass from Brian Campbell.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jaromir Jagr scored two goals and Ilya Bryzgalov rebounded strong in net from a string of bad games to lead the Flyers.

Bryzgalov needed an outing like this one to restore the confidence he said was shot after an 0-4-1 stretch with a 4.62 goals against average.

Pittsburgh's Jussi Jokinen scored in the second period after Bryzgalov was knocked down.

Max Talbot, Scott Hartnell and Claude Giroux also scored against Brian Boucher for Philadelphia.

MONTREAL (AP) - Brian Gionta and David Desharnais scored power-play goals and Carey Price made 26 saves as the Canadiens extended their winning streak to three with a win over Boston.

Lars Eller and Tomas Plekanec also scored for Montreal. The Canadiens improved to 4-5-2 after winning only one of their first eight games.

Tyler Seguin scored with 54.4 seconds remaining to draw the Bruins within one. Milan Lucic also scored for the reigning Stanley Cup champions, who lost their third in a row. Tuukka Rask stopped 23 shots in his third start.

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Brent Burns scored a power-play goal 1:07 into overtime to give surging San Jose a victory over the Islanders.

Burns slammed a one-timer from the top of the right circle past Rick DiPietro after a disputed delay-of-game penalty on New York defenseman Travis Hamonic.

Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture also scored for the Sharks, and Thomas Greiss made 35 saves. San Jose has won the first five games of its six-game road trip.

John Tavares and Michael Grabner scored for the Islanders, who have lost five in a row.

DiPietro made 27 saves in his first start since a 7-4 loss in Philadelphia on April 4.

View More