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Saturday, 09 February 2013 06:51

NHL Tampa Bay at Boston ppd snow

BOSTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A scheduled game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins was postponed Saturday due to a blizzard in New England, the NHL said.

"Although both clubs and the assigned on-ice officials are in Boston, travel conditions remain too hazardous for fans, security personnel and TD Garden staff to get to the arena," the league said in a release.

A make-up date was not immediately determined.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 07:46

NHL Philadelphia 4 Carolina 3 OT

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Danny Briere scored 1:47 into overtime Saturday, allowing the Philadelphia Flyers to pull out a 4-3 victory over Carolina.

On the winning play, Briere gained control in the slot and fired a shot to the stick side of Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward. The puck banged off the post and into the net, handing the Flyers their second win over Carolina in four games.

Brayden Schenn and Jakub Voracek each supplied a goal and an assist while Matt Read scored a goal for Philadelphia, which took seven of eight possible points over a four-game home stand.

Ilya Bryzgalov turned aside 30-of-33 shots to record the win.

Joe Corvo scored and had one assists for Carolina, which also got goals from Jiri Tlusty and Jeff Skinner as its two-game winning streak came to an end.

Ward finished with 28 stops.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 08:02

NHL New Jersey 3 Pittsburgh 1

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Adam Henrique provided the go-ahead score and Bobby Butler added a goal and an assist Saturday in the New Jersey Devils' 3-1 win over Pittsburgh.

With the score tied 1-1 midway through the third period, Pittsburgh's Tanner Glass was whistled for hooking and Henrique notched his third goal in three games on the resulting power play, helping the Devils record their fourth consecutive win.

Butler, recalled to New Jersey from Albany of the American Hockey League Feb. 2, recorded an assist on the play for his first point as a Devil and later added an insurance goal to seal the win.

Stefan Matteau also scored, while Martin Brodeur stopped 24 shots for New Jersey.

Brandon Sutter recorded the only goal and Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 25-of-28 shots for the Penguins, who had a five-game winning streak snapped.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 08:24

NHL Detroit 2 Edmonton 1

DETROIT, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Jimmy Howard turned aside 23-of-24 shots and survived a late Edmonton power play Saturday, backstopping the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory.

Howard allowed only a second-period tally to Justin Schultz and stood firm in the closing minutes when the Red Wings' Johan Franzen was penalized for closing his hand on the puck and the Oilers pulled their goalie for a 6-on-4 advantage.

Niklas Kronwall recorded his first goal of the season early in the third period to break a 1-1 tie and Pavel Datsyuk added a marker as Detroit won a second straight.

Forty-year-old Nikolai Khabibulin, making his first start of the season, was touched for two goals on 30 shots for Edmonton, which has lost five consecutive games.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 08:27

NHL Winnipeg 1 Ottawa 0

OTTAWA, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Al Montoya, subbing for an ill Ondrej Pavelec, responded with his third career shutout Saturday and the Winnipeg Jets edged Ottawa 1-0.

Montoya -- called into action when Pavelec came down with the flu -- stopped all 33 shots he saw as the Jets improved to 2-2 in February.

Alexei Ponikarovsky notched the game's only goal early in the third period when he redirected a shot by Kyle Wellwood past Ben Bishop and into the Ottawa net.

Bishop, himself a back-up to Craig Anderson, turned aside a 36-of-37 shots for the Senators, who fell for the fourth time in five contests.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 09:52

NHL Phoenix 1 San Jose 0 SO

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Mike Smith registered a 33-save shutout and made two more stops in a shootout Saturday, staking the Phoenix Coyotes to 1-0 decision over San Jose.

Smith was solid in regulation, especially in the third period, when the Sharks outshot the Coyotes 15-3.

After making three more stops in a scoreless overtime, the game went to a shootout, where the Phoenix goalie turned aside Michael Handzus and James Sheppard to wrap up the victory.

It was the second shutout of the season and 21st career whitewash for Smith.

Mikkel Boedker and Radim Vrbata put shots past San Jose's Antti Niemi in the tiebreaker, helping the Coyotes to their third win in four games.

Niemi, meanwhile, recorded his first shutout of the season and the 20th of his career, stopping all 21 shots he saw in regulation and the overtime.

The loss was the fourth straight for the Sharks.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 13:00

NHL Buffalo 3 New York Islanders 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Ryan Miller turned aside 41-of-43 shots and Thomas Vanek scored his 11th goal of the season Saturday in Buffalo's 3-2 win over the New York Islanders.

Miller stopped all 14 shots he faced in the final period while turning in his busiest performance of the season for the Sabres, who won their second straight following a three-game skid.

Vanek, the NHL's leader in points and goals, scored in the first period and added an assist. Alexander Sulzer put in the go-ahead goal in the final frame for Buffalo.

Christian Ehrhoff added a tally and Cody Hodgson notched a pair of assists for the Sabres.

John Tavares and Colin McDonald scored for the Islanders and Evgeni Nabokov made 12 saves.

It was New York's fourth straight loss.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 13:13

NHL Washington 5 Florida 0

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Troy Brouwer scored twice and Braden Holtby recorded a shutout Saturday in the Washington Capitals' 5-0 pasting of Florida.

Brouwer's tallies gave Washington a 2-0 lead by early in the second period and the Capitals never looked back in winning for only the third time in 12 games to start the season.

Mathieu Perreault and Joel Ward each added a goal and an assist. Holtby turned aside all 27 shots he faced in logging his fourth career whitewash.

Florida's Jose Theodore started in net and was torched for five scores on 21 shots before pulled midway through the third period.

Scott Clemmensen relieved and stopped four shots the rest of the way for the Panthers, who were coming off a Thursday win over Philadelphia.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 13:20

NHL Toronto 6 Montreal 0

MONTREAL, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Phil Kessel registered a goal and two assists to back James Reimer's shutout performance Saturday in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 6-0 thrashing of Montreal.

Dion Phaneuf and James van Riemsdyk each provided a goal and an assist, while Tyler Bozak, Korbinian Holzer and Leo Komarov also scored as the Leafs racked up their third straight victory.

Reimer, meanwhile, frustrated the Canadiens by stopping all 37 shots he faced in logging his seventh career shutout.

Montreal's Carey Price was blitzed for six goals on 27 shots as the Habs stumbled to their third straight loss.
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Saturday, 09 February 2013 14:19

NHL Minnesota 2 Nashville 1 OT

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Devin Setoguchi fired in a power-play goal with 39 seconds left in overtime Saturday, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 win over Nashville.

Minnesota went on a 4-on-3 power play in the extra frame when Nashville's Paul Gaustad was given a controversial penalty for putting his hand over the puck while in the face-off circle.

The Wild capitalized when Mikko Koivu found Setoguchi with a pass in the left circle, and the Minnesota forward one-timed it past Predators goalie Chris Mason for his first goal of the season.

Cal Clutterbuck also scored and Niklas Backstrom stopped 25-of-26 shots for the Wild, who ended a three-game skid and improved to 5-2-0 at home.

Gaustad notched Nashville's only score in the first period.

Mason finished with 30 saves for the Predators, whose four-game winning streak was snapped.
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