NHL roundup: recap, scores, notes for every game played on February 28

By The Sports Xchange
Filip Forsberg (center) scored his second goal of the night 2:45 into overtime, leading the Nashville Predators to a 5-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
Filip Forsberg (center) scored his second goal of the night 2:45 into overtime, leading the Nashville Predators to a 5-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

Nashville Predators 5, Buffalo Sabres 4

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Filip Forsberg scored his second goal of the night 2:45 into overtime, leading the Nashville Predators to a 5-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.


Forsberg now has 10 goals in the past five games following his OT game-winner. Mike Fisher, Colin Wilson and Ryan Johansen also scored for the Predators, who won their fourth game in a row. Pekka Rinne made 28 saves.

Brian Gionta, Kyle Okposo, Evander Kane and Jake McCabe scored for the Sabres, who lost their third in a row. Robin Lehner made 36 saves.

Washington Capitals 4, New York Rangers 1


NEW YORK -- Marcus Johansson scored twice as Washington emerged with a victory over New York at Madison Square Garden.

Kevin Shattenkirk, acquired from the St. Louis Blues on Monday night, arrived in time to make his Capitals debut. He had four shots in 17:57 of ice time. The win was the 700th in the coaching career of Barry Trotz.

Brett Connolly and Nicklas Backstrom also scored for the Capitals. Brady Skjei scored for the Rangers, who received 34 saves from Henrik Lundqvist.

Philadelphia Flyers 4, Colorado Avalanche 0

PHILADELPHIA -- Wayne Simmonds scored a pair of goals for the fourth time this season and Steve Mason turned aside 32 shots for his second shutout of the season to lead over Colorado at the Wells Fargo Center.

Jakub Voracek and Jordan Weal also scored for the Flyers, who had lost four of their previous five games to fall out of playoff position in the Eastern Conference standings.

Jeremy Smith, starting his second straight game in place of Calvin Pickard (neck soreness), surrendered four goals on 26 shots to fall to 1-3-0. The Avalanche lost nine of their last 11 games and sit last in the NHL with 37 points.


Boston Bruins 4, Arizona Coyotes 1

BOSTON -- Boston scored three goals in the second period to down Arizona.

Colin Miller, Brad Marchand, Riley Nash and David Backes all scored for the Bruins. Patrice Bergeron had two assists and has 21 points in the last 14 games, while Marchand has 23 over that same span.

Peter Holland scored for the Coyotes.

Dallas Stars 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 2

DALLAS -- Antoine Roussel scored the winning goal with 9:24 remaining, helping Dallas overcome a 2-0 deficit after two periods for a win over Pittsburgh at American Airlines Center.

Brett Ritchie and Jason Spezza also scored for the Stars, who got two assists from John Klingberg. Antti Niemi made 18 saves.

Evgeni Malkin and Jake Guentzel scored for the Penguins, who go 28 saves from Matt Murray.

Edmonton Oilers 2, St. Louis Blues 1

ST. LOUIS -- Mark Letestu scored and Connor McDavid recorded two assists as Edmonton beat St. Louis.


Milan Lucic also scored for the Oilers, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Cam Talbot made 25 saves.

Paul Stastny scored for the Blues, who lost their fourth straight game. Jake Allen made 23 saves.

Minnesota Wild 6, Winnipeg Jets 5

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Jason Zucker scored the winning goal with just over two minutes to play as Minnesota skated away with a win over Winnipeg at the MTS Centre.

Mikael Granlund, Tyler Graovac, Erik Haula, Ryan White and Marco Scandella scored for the Wild.

Joel Armia, Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine, Adam Lowry and Mathieu Perreault scored for the Jets.

Montreal Canadiens 1, Columbus Blue Jackets 0 (OT)

MONTREAL -- Alex Galchenyuk scored on a power play at 3:53 of overtime to give Montreal a victory over Columbus at the Bell Centre.

Carey Price made 26 saves for the Canadiens while Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots for Columbus.

Florida Panthers 3, Carolina Hurricanes 2 (SO)

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau scored in a shootout as Florida snapped a four-game home losing streak, defeating Carolina at the BB&T Center.


Jaromir Jagr and Vincent Trocheck scored regulation goals for the Panthers. Jagr, 45, has 12 goals this season and 761 in his stellar career. Trocheck has a team-best 22 goals this season.

Lee Stempniak and Sebastian Aho scored for the Hurricanes.

Calgary Flames 2, Los Angeles Kings 1 (OT)

CALGARY, Alberta -- TJ Brodie scored at 1:47 of overtime to lead Calgary over Los Angeles at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Micheal Ferland also scored for the Flames, who have won five games in a row to pull to within two points of the Anaheim Ducks for the third spot in the NHL's Pacific Division. Brian Elliott made 28 saves to post his fourth straight win. He's started six of Calgary's last seven games.

Tanner Pearson scored for the Kings, who also dropped a 5-4 decision on the road one night earlier to the Minnesota Wild. Ben Bishop stopped 28 shots in his debut in net for the Kings after being acquired on Sunday in a deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning that saw fellow netminder Peter Budaj go the other way.


Detroit Red Wings 3, Vancouver Canucks 3 (OT)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Justin Abdelkader's power-play goal at 3:31 of overtime gave Detroit a victory over Vancouver.

Frans Nielsen scored the Red Wings' other two goals, while Markus Granlund and Reid Boucher tallied for the Canucks.

Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek and Canucks counterpart Ryan Miller both posted 25 saves.

San Jose Sharks 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 1

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Tomas Hertl scored with 1:23 left to give San Jose a win over Toronto.

Hertl scored his eighth goal of the season with a wrist shot that beat Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen.

Joe Pavelski and Brenden Dillon also scored for the Sharks while Auston Matthews scored for the Maple Leafs.

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