National Hockey League Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkDecember 9, 2013 

Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Jason Spezza scored in the third round of the shootout as the Ottawa Senators took a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday. Spezza was the final shooter for Ottawa and he slowed down in front of the net before deking to the forehand and stuffing the puck in. Sean Couturier then rung his wrister off the right post to end the game. Clarke MacArthur scored twice and Kyle Turris and Patrick Wiercioch each posted a goal for the Senators, who came into the game having lost four of five. Craig Anderson gave up four goals on 29 shots, and stopped all three shooters in the shootout. Kimmo Timonen, Luke Schenn and Michael Raffl each posted a goal and an assist for the Flyers, who have dropped three of their last four. Steven Mason gave up four goals on 34 shots in the loss.

Final Score: Pittsburgh 2, Columbus 1

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby both lit the lamp as the Pittsburgh Penguins took possession of first place in the East with a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Olli Maatta, Deryk Engelland, Pascal Dupuis, and Jussi Jokinen supplied the helpers on the two goals. Marc- Andre Fleury turned aside 32-of-33 shots as the Penguins have now won six of their last seven. Matt Calvert contributed the Blue Jackets' lone goal late in the third. Curtis McElhinney allowed two goals on 30 shots as Pittsburgh snapped Columbus' two-game win streak.

Final Score: Vancouver 2, Carolina 0

Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Eddie Lack posted his first career shutout as the Vancouver Canucks blanked the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 on Monday. Lack, who was making just his eighth career appearance, turned aside 31 shots in the win. Christopher Tanev and Jannik Hansen both scored and Chris Higgins added a pair of assists for the Cancuks, winners in five straight. Justin Peters made 24 saves for the Hurricanes, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Final Score: Anaheim 5, NY Islanders 2

Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Corey Perry scored twice as the Anaheim Ducks thumped the struggling New York Islanders, 5-2, on Monday. Perry has scored a goal in six straight games and has totaled eight goals and three assists over an eight-game point streak. Cam Fowler posted a goal and two assists, while Andrew Cogliano and Saku Koivu also scored for the Ducks, who have won three straight. Jonas Hiller turned aside 35 shots in the win. Thomas Vanek and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist for the Islanders, who have now dropped 10 straight games(0-8-2). Anders Nilsson gave up all five goals on 31 shots. It's the longest losing streak for the club since a team- record 14 game slide (0-11-3) from Oct. 23-Nov. 24, 2010.

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