Shootout Goals Lift Sharks Past Avs – NHL Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins trailed 3-1 in the second period on Tuesday before dialing up their offense.
Sidney Crosby scored twice while the Pens notched seven unanswered goals to beat the New Jersey Devils 8-3. Pascal Dupuis (doo-PWEE'), Blake Comeau (KOH'-moh), Steve Downie and Patric Honrqvist each finished with a goal and an assist, while Brandon Sutter and Simon Despres (see-MOHN' duh-PRAY') set up two goals apiece.
The eight goals is an NHL season high.
Also in the NHL:
— Anaheim blanked Chicago 1-0 as John Gibson stopped 38 shots for his second shutout in six NHL games. The game was scoreless until Devante Smith-Pelly notched a short-handed goal midway through the third period, sending the Ducks to the eighth victory in their last nine games.
— Montreal tops the Eastern Conference at 8-2-0 after Carey Price turned back 37 shots in Montreal's 2-1 triumph against Calgary. Price also stopped the Flames' three shootout attempts, while P.A. Parenteau (PAR'-ehn-toh) provided the lone tally in the extra session.
— Vladimir Tarasenko capped his first career hat trick by scoring a power-play goal 88 seconds into overtime to wrap up the Blues' 4-3 win at Dallas. Tarasenko had a pair of game-tying goals, the last coming with 8:23 remaining in regulation.
— Philadelphia pulled out a 3-2 win over Los Angeles on Brayden Schenn's unassisted goal at 2:36 of overtime. Jakub Voracek (YAH'-kuhb VOHR'-ah-chehk) set up first-period goals by Michael Raffl and Chris VandeVelde in the Flyers' third straight win.
— Winnipeg blew a 3-1 lead before Andrew Ladd scored early in the third period to lift the Jets past the Islanders 4-3 in New York. Ladd had two goals and Bryan Little had three assists as the Jets won for the third time in four games since a 1-4 start.
— Third-period goals by Erik Karlsson, Alex Chiasson (CHAY'-sahn) and Clarke MacArthur lifted Ottawa past Columbus 5-2. MacArthur had two goals and an assist to back Robin Lehner (LEH'-nur), who stopped 26 shots in the Senators' first victory in three games.
— Nikita Kucherov notched his first career hat trick by scoring the first goal in each period of Tampa Bay's 7-3 rout of Arizona. Brian Boyle tallied twice for the Lightning.
— Toronto was a 4-0 winner against Buffalo as Jonathan Bernier needed to make just 10 saves for his eighth shutout. The Sabres have been shut out four times in their last six games and have scored more than two goals just once through their first 10 games.
— Minnesota trailed 3-1 before Zach Price, Justin Fontaine and Marco Scandella scored less than 10 minutes apart in the third period of the Wild's 4-3 comeback at Boston. The Bruins wasted two goals and one assist from rookie Seth Griffith.
— Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored the shootout goals as San Jose downed Colorado 3-2. Logan Couture tied the game early in the third period before the Sharks completed their second straight win since a four-game skid.
— Carolina's season-opening winless skid has reached eight games with a 3-1 loss at Vancouver. Brad Richardson scored his first two goals of the season to support Ryan Miller's 29 saves.
DETROIT (AP) — Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe has lost some function on the right side of his body after having a stroke Sunday in Texas.
Howe's daughter Cathy says the 86-year-old Detroit Red Wings legend has lost much of the use of his right arm and right leg. Howe suffered the stroke in Lubbock, Texas, where his daughter lives.
Howe's daughter said Tuesday night his speech is slurred, but he's been looking at family pictures and pictures from his playing days, and he's able to recognize and identify people he played with.
Howe spent 25 seasons with the Red Wings from 1946-71, winning four Stanley Cups, six Hart trophies and six Art Ross trophies. He later spent six seasons with the WHA's Houston Aeros and New England Whalers before finishing his career back in the NHL with the Whalers in 1980.
Howe retired as the NHL's all-time leader with 801 goals, 1,049 assists and 1,850 points.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets will be without goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky for one or two weeks with a broken finger.
Bobrovsky suffered a fractured finger when he was struck by a puck in practice on Monday. He is 4-4-0 with a 2.81 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in eight games this season.
The club placed the 2013 Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL's best goalie on injured reserve and added goaltender Anton Forsberg on emergency recall from its American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The 21-year-old Forsberg, Columbus' sixth pick and the 188th overall in the 2011 draft, did not play in two games as Bobrovsky's backup earlier this season. The Swede is 1-2-0 with a 2.36 goals-against average and .921 save percentage at Springfield.
In other hockey news:
— The Carolina Hurricanes have activated captain Eric Staal from injured reserve. Staal suffered an unspecified upper-body injury during the Hurricanes' second game of the season on Oct. 11. He has missed the last five contests.