NHL roundup: recap, scores, notes for every game played on March 13

By The Sports Xchange  |  March 14, 2017 at 6:31 AM
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Calgary Flames 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 3

CALGARY, Alberta -- Kris Versteeg scored the shootout winner as the Calgary Flames edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Monday for their 10th consecutive win to tie a franchise record.

Versteeg flipped a backhand shot past Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury for the lone goal of the shootout, much to the delight of the 19,289 fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Atlanta Flames set the franchise record of 10 wins in a row thanks to a 2-0 victory over the Penguins at home on Nov. 3, 1978, before relocating to Calgary two seasons later.

Versteeg had two assists in regulation, and Flames goalie Brian Elliott made 32 saves. Fleury stopped 27 shots.

Carolina Hurricanes 8, New York Islanders 4

NEW YORK -- Jaccob Slavin collected the first hat trick of his NHL career as Carolina routed New York.

Slavin entered the game with just two goals this season and four goals in his two-year career but scored once in each period as the Hurricanes snapped out of an offensive slump in a big way. Carolina, which took control by scoring four unanswered goals in the second period, produced three goals or fewer in 13 of its previous 14 games.

Justin Faulk and Jeff Skinner each scored twice for the Hurricanes, while goalie Cam Ward recorded 23 saves.

Columbus Blue Jackets 5, Philadelphia Flyers 3

PHILADELPHIA -- Brandon Dubinsky's power-play goal 8:46 into the third period helped lift Columbus to a win over Philadelphia.

Cam Atkinson scored two goals, rookie defenseman Zach Werenski added a goal and an assist and Sam Gagner also scored for the Blue Jackets, who have won four of their last five games.

Rookie Travis Konecny recorded the first two-goal game of his NHL career and Brayden Schenn scored his league-leading 15th power-play goal for the Flyers.

Tampa Bay Lightning 3, New York Rangers 2

NEW YORK -- Brayden Point's second goal of the game, with 6:39 remaining in the third period, gave Tampa Bay a win against New York at Madison Square Garden.

Point drove to the net and deflected a pass from Ondrej Palat for his 11th goal of the season.

The Lightning won their third straight and are 11-2-3 in their past 16 games. They moved within one point of a playoff spot pending the outcome of later games Monday.

Peter Budaj, making his second start for the Lightning since he was acquired before the trade deadline, made 26 saves.

Nashville Predators 5, Winnipeg Jets 4 (OT)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- James Neal's power-play marker at 2:11 of overtime lifted Nashville to a win over Winnipeg at Bridgestone Arena.

It was the 20th goal of the season for Neal, who took a pass from Roman Josi, deked around a defender and slotted a wrister by Connor Hellebuyck.

Nashville evened the score at 4:23 of the third period on Ryan Johansen's 12th goal of the season, a wrister from a bad angle that struck Hellebuyck and trickled over the goal line.

Pekka Rinne made 30 saves for the Predators, including one on a breakaway by Patrik Laine just before Dustin Byfuglien put Nashville on the man advantage by hooking Johansen at 1:37.

Arizona Coyotes 1, Colorado Avalanche 0

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Brendan Perlini scored his 13th goal of the season and Mike Smith made 22 saves to record his franchise-record 22nd shutout as Arizona beat Colorado.

Smith passed Nikolai Khabibulin and Ilya Bryzgalov to take over sole possession of the team's all-time shutout mark with his third of the season. He guided the Coyotes (25-35-8) to their second consecutive win.

Colorado goalie Calvin Pickard made 34 saves, including a third-period breakaway stop on Max Domi and a glove save on Tobias Rieder. However, the Avalanche lost for the sixth time in their past eight games thanks to Perlini's second-period goal.

St. Louis Blues 3, Los Angeles Kings 1

LOS ANGELES -- Magnus Paajarvi scored the decisive power-play goal, and Jake Allen stopped 38 shots as St. Louis defeated Los Angeles.

David Perron scored in the second period for St. Louis, Paajarvi made the lead 2-0 early in the third, and Alexander Steen added an empty-net goal in the final seconds.

The Blues won their fifth straight game and extended their lead over the Kings to five points for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Los Angeles (33-29-6) had a two-game winning streak snapped. Dustin Brown registered the Kings' lone goal.

Boston Bruins 6, Vancouver Canucks 3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Brad Marchand scored three goals, including the winner, and assisted on another as Boston doubled up Vancouver.

Marchand scored all of his goals in the third period as the Bruins overcame a 3-2 second-period deficit. He recorded his second career hat trick and moved into a tie with Sidney Crosby for the NHL goal-scoring lead with 35 markers on the season.

The Bruins won for the 11th time in 14 games since Bruce Cassidy replaced Claude Julien as coach. The Canucks took their fourth consecutive loss despite two goals from Markus Granlund.

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