FINAL: Pittsburgh Penguins 4, Carolina Hurricanes 2
Hurricanes Goals: Tim Brent (4), Tuomo Ruutu (14) -- Penguins Goals: James Neal(21), (PPG) Steve Sullivan (7), Pascal Dupuis (11), Jordan Staal (14) -- GOALIES CAR: J. Peters (L) PIT: M. Fleury (W)
James Neal recorded a goal and one assist as Pittsburgh used a three-goal third period to defeat Carolina, 4-2, at CONSOL Energy Center. Steve Sullivan, Pascal Dupuis and Jordan Staal lit the lamp in the final 20 minutes for the Penguins, who have won four straight games. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 16-of-18 shots for the victory. Tuomo Ruutu and Tim Brent scored for the Hurricanes, whose two-game win streak was halted. Pressed into service because of games on consecutive nights in two locations, Justin Peters took the loss despite making a career-best 48 saves.
FINAL: Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Philadelphia Flyers 1
Lightning Goals: Bruno Gervais (3), Steven Stamkos (21,22), Steve Downie (5), Vincent Lecavalier (12)Flyers Goal: Scott Hartnell (17) -- GOALIES PHI: I. Bryzgalov (L) TBL: M. Garon (W)
Steven Stamkos netted a pair of goals and Mathieu Garon stopped 31-of-32 shots as Tampa Bay bested Philadelphia, 5-1. Bruno Gervais, Steve Downie and Vincent Lecavalier also scored for the Lightning, who had dropped two in a row and four of six coming in but dented Philly netminder Ilya Bryzgalov for five goals on just 16 shots. Scott Hartnell's first-period goal was the lone offense for the Flyers, who have lost four of their last five.
FINAL: Detroit Red Wings 3, St. Louis Blues 2
Blues Goals: (PPG) Matt D'Agostini (8), (PPG) Alexander Steen (13) -- Red Wings Goals: (PPG) - Nicklas Lidstrom (8), Pavel Datsyuk (12), Niklas Kronwall (8) - GOALIES STL: B. Elliott (L) DET: J. Howard (W)
Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall scored 56 seconds apart in the third period, boosting the Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues. Nicklas Lidstrom had the other goal for Detroit, which rallied from a two-goal deficit to win on back-to-back nights. Jimmy Howard stopped 29 shots for the Red Wings, who earned a 4-1 triumph at Nashville on Monday. It was Detroit's 11th straight home victory. The Red Wings haven't tasted defeat at Joe Louis Arena since November 3, 4-1 against Calgary. Matt D'Agostini and Alexander Steen lit the lamp for St. Louis, which won its previous two games. Brian Elliott also made 29 saves for the Blues, who had a much different result at Joe Louis Arena than the last time they visited the Motor City.
OTHER NHL FINAL SCORES:
Calgary Flames 2, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
Flames Goals: (PPG) - Jarome Iginla(14) & (SO Winner) -- Blue Jackets Goal: Derick Brassard (4) -- GOALIES: CGY: M. Kiprusoff (W) CBJ: S. Mason (L)
Montreal Canadiens 6, Ottawa Senators 2
Canadiens Goals: (SHG) - Lars Eller (4), Tomas Plekanec (8), Michael Cammalleri (7), Louis Leblanc (2), P.K. Subban (3), (PPG) - Erik Cole (14) -- Senators Goals: Zack Smith (10), Jason Spezza (13) -- GOALIES: MTL: C. Price (W) OTT: A. Auld , C. Anderson (L)
Florida Panthers 5, Toronto Maple Leafs 3
Panthers Goals: Erik Gudbranson (2), Bill Thomas (1), (PPG) Jason Garrison (11), (PPG) Kris Versteeg (17), Tomas Fleischmann (13) -- Leafs Goals: Mikhail Grabovski (9,10), Dion Phaneuf (5) -- GOALIES: TOR: J. Gustavsson (L) , J. Reimer FLA: J. Theodore (W)
Winnipeg Jets 4, Colorado Avalanche 1
Jets Goals: Evander Kane (16,17), (PPG) - Tim Stapleton (5), Jim Slater (7) -- Avalanche Goal: Kevin Porter (2) -- GOALIES: WPG: O. Pavelec (W) COL: J. Giguere (L)
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