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NHL capsules: Read beats Coyotes with seconds left

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Final Score: Philadelphia 2, Phoenix 1

Matt Read scored with 18.6 seconds to play and Ilya Bryzgalov made 30 saves against his former team to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes. With time winding down in regulation, Jakub Voracek held the puck at the left boards and fired a shot on net that Mike Smith stopped. The rebound, though, when to Maxime Talbot at the right side and he slipped it back over to Read for the easy slam. James van Riemsdyk scored the other goal for the Flyers, who won their third straight and have earned at least a point in eight straight games. Bryzgalov had spent his previous four seasons with Phoenix and guided the team to the playoffs the last two. On Thursday, though, he led his new team to the win, his eighth of the season. Mikkel Boedker scored the lone goal for the Coyotes, who had a five-game road winning streak stopped. Smith made 40 stops in the loss.

 

Final Score: Boston 2, Columbus 1 (SO)

Boston, MA - David Krejci scored the decisive goal in the third round of the shootout, and the Boston Bruins completed a perfect five-game homestand with a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets at TD Garden. Both teams killed a penalty in overtime to send the game to a shootout, where Krejci fired a wrister past the left pad of Columbus goalie Curtis Sanford. Tuukka Rask then turned away Antoine Vermette to secure Boston's seventh straight victory. Adam McQuaid scored in regulation for the Bruins, who swept a homestand of five games or more for the first time since going 5-0-0 from November 29-December 11, 1986. Rask made 30 saves. Derek MacKenzie tallied for Columbus, which picked up its first point on the road this season (0-7-1). The Blue Jackets are 0-10-3 away from home since a 5-4 overtime win at Minnesota on March 19.

 

Final Score: Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 1

Tampa, FL  - Vincent Lecavalier netted a pair of goals, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins from St. Pete Times Forum. Brett Connolly and Steve Downie also scored and Dwayne Roloson made 33 saves for the Lightning, who won their sixth consecutive game on home ice. Tyler Kennedy scored the lone goal and Marc- Andre Fleury stopped 14 shots for the Penguins, who struggled to crack Tampa Bay's controversial 1-3-1 defensive system.

 

Final Score: Minnesota 1, Colorado 0

St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - Devin Setoguchi scored the game's only goal late in the third period, and the Northwest Division-leading Minnesota Wild blanked the Colorado Avalanche, 1-0, at Xcel Energy Center. Niklas Backstrom made 27 saves to post his second shutout of the season and 24th of his career. The Wild opened a six-game homestand by notching their third straight win. Minnesota is 8-2-0 in its last 10 contests. Colorado, meanwhile, has dropped seven of eight. The Avalanche have suffered five consecutive defeats as the visiting team after beginning the season by winning their first six road games. Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 17 saves in defeat.

 

 

Final Score: St. Louis 4, Florida 1

St. Louis, MO - David Backes scored twice and Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves as the St. Louis Blues took a 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers. Chris Porter and Kris Russell also had a goal for the Blues, who improved to 4-0-1 under new head coach Ken Hitchcock, the best start for a new coach in team history. Mike Santorelli scored the lone goal for the Panthers, who have lost two of three. Jose Theodore allowed three goals on 30 shots in the loss.

 

Final Score: Winnipeg 4, Washington 1

Winnipeg, MB - Evander Kane scored two goals, Ondrej Pavelec made 31 saves and the Winnipeg Jets posted a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals at the MTS Centre. Blake Wheeler and Kyle Wellwood added power- play goals for Winnipeg, which ended a five-game losing streak (0-3-2) with a 5-2 victory over visiting Tampa Bay on Monday. Michal Neuvirth yielded four goals on 31 shots for the Capitals, who fell to 3-6-1 since opening the season with seven consecutive wins.


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