San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Brent Burns scored twice during San Jose’s
four-goal third period as the Sharks extended their home dominance over
Pittsburgh with a 5-3 win.
Joe Pavelski assisted on three San Jose goals and Antti Niemi stopped 19
Rookie Olli Maatta had two goals for the Penguins, who are winless in their
last 11 trips to San Jose (0-9-1 with a tie) since a 5-2 victory on Oct. 22,
Pittsburgh backup Jeff continue
Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) – Taylor Hall notched the game-winner as the
Edmonton Oilers scored three unanswered goals to top the New York Islanders in
overtime, 3-2, at Rexall Place.
Sam Gagner took the puck off Islanders defenseman Brian Strait in transition
through the neutral zone and deked past a sliding defender to fire a shot that
deflected off Hall’s stick and past Evgeni Nabokov into the net.
Philip Larsen and Ryan Smyth both lit the lamp in the third period and Ben
Scrivens turned aside 32 shots in Edmonton’s second straight win.
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – Radim Vrbata scored two goals to help
Phoenix beat Montreal, 5-2, snapping the Coyotes’ 14-game winless streak to
Shane Doan and Oliver Ekman-Larsson both had a goal and one assist for the
Coyotes, who notched their first victory over Montreal since Dec. 9, 1998. The
Canadiens had won nine straight and 11 of the previous 14 meetings, with the
other three ending in ties.
Mike Smith picked up the win with 24 saves, including 11 continue
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) – Rookie Nathan MacKinnon set up Andre Benoit
for the game-winning goal with 31.4 seconds left in overtime as the Colorado
Avalanche edged Detroit, 3-2, on a night former defenseman Nicklas Lindstrom
was immortalized by the Red Wings.
Benoit was alone in the left circle and one-timed MacKinnon’s pass from the
right side of the net high over Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard.
The assist gave MacKinnon a point in 13 consecutive games, passing Wayne
Gretzky for the longest point continue
Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Tyler Seguin fueled the Dallas Stars’ 6-1
rout of the Vancouver Canucks with a hat trick and two assists on Thursday.
Jamie Benn supplied a goal and two assists, while Alex Goligoski added a goal
and a helper. Ryan Garbutt accounted for Dallas’ other marker and Kari
Lehtonen made 32 saves for the Stars, who have won two of their last three.
Zac Dalpe supplied Vancouver’s lone score and Eddie Lack conceded five goals
on 17 shots in the Canucks continue