February 12, 2012
NHL roundup: Islanders drop Kings in OT
By Sports Network
Final Score: NY Islanders 2, Los Angeles 1 (OT)
Uniondale, NY - Mark Streit netted the game-winning goal 96 seconds into overtime as the New York Islanders downed the Los Angeles Kings, 2-1. Michael Grabner scored the lone goal in regulation for the Islanders, who bounced back from Thursday's loss to Montreal. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 34-of-35 shots to pick up the win. Andrei Loktionov lit the lamp in regulation for the Kings, who are 1-4 on their six-game road trip and have tallied just four times during the stretch. Jonathan Quick made 23 saves.
Final Score: NY Rangers 5, Philadelphia 2
Philadelphia, PA - Ryan Callahan's second career hat trick helped the Rangers continue their winning ways against the Flyers this season, as New York exited Philadelphia on Saturday with a 5-2 victory. Marian Gaborik added a goal and three assists for the Rangers, who have won all five of their meetings with the Flyers this season and increased their winning streak in the series to seven games. Artem Anisimov also lit the lamp for New York, which now leads Philadelphia in the Atlantic Division standings by six points. Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves in the victory. Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist for the Flyers, who have lost four of five. Claude Giroux also scored. Sergei Bobrovsky turned aside 21-of-26 shots in defeat. The story of the game was the power play. New York was 3-for-7 with the man advantage, while Philly went 0-for-4.
Final Score: Florida 3, New Jersey 1
Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils surely won't miss seeing Florida's Kris Versteeg for the rest of the season. Versteeg put the Panthers ahead in the second period with his fifth goal in four meetings against New Jersey this season, sending Florida to a 3-1 win over the Devils at the Prudential Center. Former Devils backup goaltender Scott Clemmensen got the better of his former teammate, Martin Brodeur, stopping 27 shots in Florida's second straight win. Mikael Samuelsson added an empty-net goal in the victory. Brodeur, returning after a one-game absence because of an ankle injury, turned aside 17 shots in New Jersey's second straight loss and first regulation defeat in eight games (5-1-2). Steve Bernier scored the lone goal for the Devils.
Final Score: Boston 4, Nashville 3 (SO)
Boston, MA - Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron scored in the shootout and the Boston Bruins beat the Nashville Predators, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon. Bergeron, Daniel Paille and Milan Lucic had goals in regulation as the Bruins bounced back from a 6-0 loss to Buffalo on Wednesday to win for the second time in five games. Lucic tied the game with 67 seconds left in the third period. Tim Thomas had 19 saves, including three in overtime, and stopped Sergei Kostitsyn and Martin Erat in the shootout to earn the victory for Boston. Shea Weber, Patric Hornqvist and Mike Fisher had goals for the Predators, who have lost four of their last five (1-2-2).
Final Score: Tampa Bay 2, Buffalo 1
Buffalo, NY - Steven Stamkos lit the lamp and added an assist while Mathieu Garon stopped 26 shots as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 2-1. Steve Downie also scored for Tampa Bay, which had lost three of its last four games coming in. Jason Pominville supplied the lone goal for the Sabres, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Ryan Miller made 26 saves in the loss.