NHL roundup: Rally by Hurricanes goes to waste
Published 12:00 am Friday, January 16, 2009
NHL roundup …RALEIGH ó Tomas Kaberle scored the go-ahead goal on a power play late in the third period to help the Toronto Maple Leafs shake off a blown four-goal lead and beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-4 on Thursday night.
Jason Blake had three goals and two assists for the Maple Leafs, who ended a four-game losing streak with a wild victory against a team that was just as desperate. Ian White and Niklas Hagman also scored for Toronto, and Vesa Toskala made 28 saves.
Kaberle scored on a one-timer with 5:25 left to make it 5-4, and Blake added an empty-net score in the final seconds.
Matt Cullen, Tuomo Ruutu, Eric Staal and Scott Walker scored for the Hurricanes, who were beaten soundly for much of the second period and trailed 4-0 before erasing that deficit with a desperate rally. But ultimately, Toronto found a way to answer and hand Carolina its fourth straight loss.Bruins 2, Islanders 1UNIONDALE, N.Y. ó Tim Thomas made 40 saves, and Marc Savard and Martin St. Pierre scored goals to help the Boston Bruins win their fourth straight game, 2-1 over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
Lightning 4, Flyers 1
TAMPA, Fla. ó Martin St. Louis, Andrej Meszaros and Ryan Craig scored during a 2:03 span of the second period, and Vincent Lecavalier scored on a penalty shot.
Canadiens 3, Predators 2
MONTREAL ó Andrei Markov had a goal and an assist for Montreal, Andrei Kostitsyn and Guillaume Latendresse also scored, and Jaroslav Halak made 23 saves.
Dumont and Vernon Fiddler scored for Nashville.
Wild 5, Oilers 1
ST. PAUL, Minn. ó Krys Kolanos and Cal Clutterbuck gave Minnesota an early lead, and Niklas Backstrom made 20 saves to improve to 10-0 against Edmonton.
Sabres 5, Stars 4, SO
DALLAS ó Jason Pominville beat Marty Turco with a wrist shot in the sixth round of the shootout, and Ryan Miller turned aside five of six attempts for Buffalo.
Blues 5, Avalanche 2
ST. LOUIS ó Patrick Berglund scored his 14th goal to take over the NHL rookie lead, and Manny Legace made 24 saves for St. Louis.
Cam Janssen, Brad Boyes, T.J. Oshie and David Backes also scored for the Blues. Cody McLeon and Milan Hejduk scored for Colorado.
Wild 5, Oilers 1
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) ó Krys Kolanos and Cal Clutterbuck gave Minnesota an early lead, and Niklas Backstrom made 20 saves to improve to 10-0 against Edmonton.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Brent Burns and Eric Belanger also scored for the Wild. Liam Reddox scored for Edmonton.