NHL roundup: Wild beats Devils
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The NHL roundup …
NEWARK, N.J. — Minnesota Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner was skating off the ice when the puck took a lucky bounce and found its way in for his first NHL goal.
That was enough to beat the lowly New Jersey Devils.
Stoner netted the winning goal, and Jose Theodore made 21 saves in the Wild’s 2-1 win on Tuesday night.
Stoner scored 1:14 into the third period to snap a 1-1 tie. He fired the puck along the right boards into the Devils end. New Jersey goalie Johan Hedberg skated behind the net, anticipating the puck would wind all the way around, but it never reached him. The puck caromed off the boards and angled into the open net before Hedberg could dive back into position.
Lightning 1, Capitals 0, OT
WASHINGTON — 41-year-old Dwayne Roloson’s gear was old Tuesday night. His play was good as new.
Three days after being acquired from the Islanders, Roloson made 34 saves to stifle Alex Ovechkin and the rest of the Capitals, and Martin St. Louis scored 2:54 into overtime, leading Tampa Bay to a 1-0 victory over Washington that broke the teams’ tie for the Southeast Division lead.