Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 6, 2008
The NHL Roundup …
RALEIGHó Jeff Carter had no thoughts about taking NHL lead in goals. He would have been just as happy with an assist off a faceoff in overtime.
The Philadelphia forward didn’t have to make a choice. He won the faceoff and netted the winner in the Flyers 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.
Carter, tied with Buffalo’s Thomas Vanek with a league-best 19 goals, spun around Rod Brind’Amour after winning the draw and fired a shot through the pads of Michael Leighton at 3:34 of overtime. That gave Philadelphia its eighth win in 11 games.
Senators 3, Penguins 2
OTTAWA ó Jason Spezza’s second career hat trick lifted the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Bruins 4, Panthers 0
SUNRISE, Fla. ó Phil Kessel scored his team-leading 16th goal and Manny Fernandez won his seventh consecutive start as Boston beat Florida.
Devils 2, Canadiens 1, OT
MONTREALó Zach Parise scored a power-play goal 31 seconds into overtime to lift New Jersey over Montreal.
Red Wings 5, Blackhawks 4
DETROIT ó Pavel Datsyuk scored in a shootout to complete Detroit’s comeback from a two-goal deficit.
Thrashers 5, Islanders 1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. ó Ilya Kovalchuk’s second-period goal helped Atlanta snap a five-game losing streak.
Capitals 2, Maple Leafs 1
TORONTO ó Milan Jurcina’s third-period goal stood up as the winner and Washington beat Toronto.
Sabres 4, Lightning 3
TAMPA, Fla. ó Derek Roy scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and Drew Stafford had a goal and two assists to lead Buffalo past Tampa Bay.
Predators 1, Wild 0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ó Pekka Rinne stopped 32 shots and J.P. Dumont scored the only goal in Nashville’s win over Minnesota.