Capitals 5, Devils 2: The Washington Capitals took advantage of their three power play chances on Tuesday night, converting on all of them on their way to a 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. Mike Green and Brooks Laich scored a pair of goals with the man advantage just three minutes apart in the first period, while Michael Nylander picked up his second goal of the game at the 10:59 mark of the third period.
Jose Theodore stopped 32-of-34 shots in net for Washington, including 16-of-17 in the third period. The loss for New Jersey snaps its eight game winning streak, despite receiving another goal another Jamie Langenbrunner, who has now picked up seven goals in his past four games.
Blues 4, Blue Jackets 2:Brad Boyes and Jay McClement each scored a pair of goals in the Blues 4-2 win in Columbus. St. Louis goaltender Chris Mason stopped 33 shots, winning the battle of the Mason's in net, outdueling Steve Mason.
Islanders 3, Lightning 1: The Islanders scored three second period goals in three minutes on their way to a 3-0 victory over Tampa Bay. Lightning goalie Karri Ramo stopped only 13-of-16 shots, as the Islanders won their fourth game in a row. Yann Danis stopped 29-of-30 shots for New York. Announced attendance: 9,808.
Canadiens 4, Penguins 2: Montreal picked up a huge win on Tuesday night, defeating the Penguins, 4-2, to claim just its second win in the past seven games. Luca Caputi scoring his first NHL goal on his first career shift was the highlight of the night for the Penguins.
Kings 1, Senators 0: Well, it appears as if a new head coach didn't fix Ottawa's problems when it comes to scoring goals, as the Senators were blanked, 1-0, by Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings. Quick stopped all 29 shots he faced to earn his third shutout of the season. Michal Handzus scored the game's only goal with 2:39 remaining in regulation.
Predators 2, Coyotes 1:Pekka Rinne stopped 29-of-30 shots to help lead the Predators to a 2-1 win over Phoenix. Radek Bonk and Jason Arnott provided the offense for Nashville, while Joel Perrault scored his first of the season for the Coyotes.
Thrashers 2, Rangers 1:Bryan Little and Slava Kozlov scored shootout goals for Atlanta, as the Thrashers pulled out a 2-1 win over the Rangers. Kari Lehtonen was 11 seconds away from posting a 39-save shutout, until Markus Naslund scored his 16th goal of the season to send the game to overtime.
Stars 3, Flames 1: The Dallas Stars picked up their fifth win in a row thanks to a 3-1 victory over Calgary. Jere Lehtinen, James Neal, and Brad Richards all scored for Dallas, while Marty Turco turned aside 24 shots.
Canucks 4, Hurricanes 3: We've found the answers to the Canucks problems: more fights in practice! Alex Burrows' shorthanded goal with 1:22 remaining in regulation proved to be the game-winner, as the Canucks snapped an eight-game losing streak. Mats Sundin scored his third goal of the season, while Kevin Bieksa and Ryan Kelser also scored in the win. Carolina's loss, combined with Florida's win, means the Panthers take over the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference.
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