The NHL roundup…
PHILADELPHIA ó Matt Read knocked in a rebound with 18.6 seconds left to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.
Readís sixth goal of the season made a winner out of goalie Ilya Bryzgalov in his first game against the Coyotes. Bryzgalov spent four years with Phoenix and blossomed into one of the NHLís top goalies.
James van Riemsdyk scored for the Flyers. Mikkel Boedker had the lone goal for the Coyotes.
Mike Smith stopped 40 shots for Phoenix.
Flyers forward Jaromir Jagr left with an undisclosed lower body injury in the first period.
LIGHTNING 4, PENGUINS 1
TAMPA, Fla. ó Dwayne Roloson made 33 saves, Vincent Lecavalier had two goals, and Tampa Bay beat Pittsburgh.
Brett Connolly and Steve Downie also scored for the Lightning, who have won six consecutive home games.
Pittsburgh got a third-period goal from Tyler Kennedy.
It was the first game between the teams since Tampa Bay beat Pittsburgh in the first round of the playoffs last season.
Roloson stopped an in-close shot by Steve Sullivan in the first. He also made several strong saves, including a lunging pad stop on Sullivanís backhander during a late second-period power play.
ISLANDERS 4, CANADIENS 3
UNIONDALE, N.Y. ó Rick DiPietro made 24 saves in relief of injured starter Evgeni Nabokov, and Matt Moulson scored a key goal in the New York Islandersí win over Montreal.
P.A. Parenteau, Jay Pandolfo, and Mark Streit also scored for the Islanders, who had lost four straight (0-3-1). New York, which scored all of its goals in the second period, held on after taking a 3-0 lead.
DiPietro replaced Nabokov 7:55 in after the starter injured a groin while making a pad save on Yannick Weber. Nabokov, who made two saves, will be re-evaluated on Friday.
BRUINS 2, BLUE JACKETS 1, SO
BOSTON ó Tuukka Rask made 30 saves through overtime and then stopped Columbusí Antoine Vermette in the shootout as Boston beat Columbus for its seventh straight win.
Rich Peverley and David Krejci scored to put Boston ahead 2-1 in the shootout, and Rask ended it by stoning Vermette.
Adam McQuaid scored his first goal of the season for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who nearly lost to the team with the worst record in the NHL. Derek MacKenzie gave the Blue Jackets (3-13-2) a 1-0 lead early in the second period.
BLUES 4, PANTHERS 1
ST. LOUIS ó David Backes scored twice, Jaroslav Halak stopped 20 shots and St. Louis beat Florida.
Chris Porter had his first goal of the season and Kris Russell added his second with St. Louis as the Blues finished a 4-0-1 homestand for new coach Ken Hitchcock.
The Panthers, who lead the NHL with seven road wins, had their four-game, road-winning streak snapped. They got a goal from Mike Santorelli and 28 saves from Jose Theodore.
Two turnovers led to a pair of first-period goals. Backes beat Theodore with a shot from the slot 6:04 into the game.
WILD 1, AVALANCHE 0
ST. PAUL, Minn. ó Niklas Backstrom stopped 27 shots for his second shutout of the season, and Devin Setoguchi scored the gameís only goal with 2:31 left to give Minnesota a win over Colorado.
Backstrom earned his 24th NHL shutout and the Wildís third this season in 19 games. Minnesota has won three straight and eight of 10.
PREDATORS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ó Martin Erat scored two goals and Pekka Rinne made 38 saves to lift Nashville over Toronto.
Nashville, which has won five of seven, sent Toronto to its fifth loss in six games.
Ryan Suter and Matt Halischuk scored the other Nashville goals.
John-Michael Liles had the only tally for Toronto.
Sergei Kostitsyn had three assists, tying his career high for assists and points in a game.
Erat gave the Predators a 1-0 lead just 5:48 into the game.
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