NHL-Highlights of Tuesday's NHL games


Jan 14 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's National Hockey League games.

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Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 3

Tyler Bozak scored two goals and set up another, right winger Phil Kessel posted three assists and left winger James Van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist as the Leafs held on to beat the Boston Bruins.

Goaltender Jonathan Bernier made 38 saves, 14 in the third period, to pick up the win for Toronto (23-20-5).

Boston got goals from Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and Gregory Campbell, who pulled his team within one midway through the third but the Bruins (29-15-2) could not get the equaliser.

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Avalanche 3, Blackhawks 2 (overtime)

Defenseman Tyson Barrie's goal with 51 seconds remaining in overtime powered the Colorado Avalanche to a win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford has now lost all five of his starts since returning from nearly a month out with a lower-body injury.

The Blackhawks (30-8-11) have lost seven-of-12 while the Avalanche (29-12-5) have won six of their last eight.

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Blues 2, Coyotes 1

T.J. Oshie scored two goals to lead the Blues past the Phoenix Coyotes as St Louis registered an eighth victory in nine games.

The Coyotes (21-16-9) lost their fourth game in a row and fell for the 12th time in 15 games while the win improved the Blues to 32-8-5.

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Sharks 2, Capitals 1 (shootout)

Goaltender Antti Niemi stopped 35 shots through regulation and overtime and the San Jose Sharks continued their domination of Washington.

Since 1999, the Sharks are 17-1-0 in their last 18 games against the Capitals, including six straight wins.

Alex Ovechkin and Sharks right winger Tyler Kennedy scored the game's only goals in regulation.

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Lightning 2, Rangers 1

Goaltender Ben Bishop made 33 saves to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers.

Defenseman Victor Hedman and right winger Nikita Kucherov scored for Tampa Bay, who improved to 28-15-4.

New York's three-game winning streak was snapped as they fell to 24-21-3.

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Senators 3, Wild 0

Playing for the first time in 2014, Ottawa backup goaltender Robin Lehner recorded his first shutout of the season with 27 saves for the streaking Senators in a win over the Minnesota Wild.

Lehner, who had started just once since Dec. 18, got goal support from Clark MacArthur, Erik Condra and Kyle Turris as the Senators (21-18-8) improved to 6-0-1 in their last seven games.

Minnesota (25-19-5) surrendered meekly despite 29 saves from goalie Darcy Kuemper.

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Flyers 4, Sabres 3

Vincent Lecavalier scored with 14.8 seconds remaining to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Lecavalier's goal capped a frantic third period that featured four goals in the final six-and-a-half minutes.

Scott Hartnell, Brayden Schenn and Jakub Voracek also scored for Philadelphia (24-19-4).

Tyler Ennis, Matt D'Agostini and Cody Hodgson scored for the Sabres (13-27-5).

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Stars 5, Oilers 2

Ending a six-game losing streak, the Dallas Stars took the lead 14 seconds into the game and never looked back in a win against the Edmonton Oilers.

Ryan Garbutt led Dallas with three points (one goal, two assists), and the Stars also got a goal and an assist each from centers Jamie Benn and Cody Eakin.

Dallas (21-18-7), which won for the first time in 2014, also got 31 saves from Kari Lehtonen.

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Devils 4, Canadiens 1

New Jersey right winger Jaromir Jagr scored his 695th goal and center Adam Henrique had a goal and an assist to lead the Devils to a comfortable win over the Montreal Canadiens.

New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur made 29 saves to knock off Montreal (26-16-5).

Defensemen Eric Gelinas and Dainius Zubrus also scored for the Devils (20-18-10), who have not lost in regulation in their last five games.

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Predators 4, Flames 2

Ryan Ellis started a three-goal, third-period outburst for the Predators as they took down the Calgary Flames.

Ellis converted a blast just 55 seconds into the third period and team mates Craig Smith and Viktor Stalberg followed with scores to give Nashville control.

Nashville (20-21-7) won for just the second time in eight games while Calgary (16-25-6) lost for the 12th time in 15 games.

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Panthers 4, Islanders 2

The Florida Panthers used a three-goal first period to cool off the red-hot New York Islanders.

The Islanders (18-23-7) had won their previous four games, but saw leading scorer John Tavares held without a point.

Panthers (18-21-7) goalie Tim Thomas earned the win over Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin, who had his five-game winning streak snapped.

Thomas made 31 saves, while Poulin stopped 22 shots. (Compiled by Jahmal Corner; Editing by John O'Brien)