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NHL Capsules
February 8, 2014, 11:24 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) T.J. Oshie and Vladimir Tarasenko scored in a shootout to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.

The crowd chanted "USA! USA! as Oshie skated in on Al Montoya and beat him. Tarasenko then scored, giving the Blues the victory in their final game before the Olympic break.

Blues goalie Brian Elliott stopped Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd in the tiebreaker.

Brenden Morrow, Derek Roy and Jaden Schwartz scored in regulation for the Blues, 15-0-1 against Central Division rivals. They are 22-5-3 at home and 39-12-6 overall.

Mark Scheifele scored twice, and Dustin Byfuglien added a goal for Winnipeg.

LIGHTNING 4, RED WINGS 2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Alex Killorn scored a tiebreaking goal late in the third period, Ondrej Palat had two goals and the Lightning beat Detroit in the Red Wings' 6,000th regular-season game.

Killorn beat Jimmy Howard from just outside the crease to give the Lightning a 3-2 lead with 3:11 to play. Palat added an empty-net goal with 63 seconds left.

Tampa Bay also got a goal from Tom Pyatt. The Lightning, who had lost four of five, are second in the Atlantic Division, one-point ahead of Montreal and Toronto.

Daniel Alfredsson and Tomas Jurco scored for Detroit, which has record of 2,761-2,320-815-104.

BRUINS 7, SENATORS 2

BOSTON (AP) - Patrice Bergeron scored twice and added an assist as the Bruins went into the Olympic break with a win over the Senators.

Bergeron, who will join Team Canada for the Olympics, was one of several Bruins with multiple points before joining their national teams in Sochi, Russia. David Krejci of the Czech Republic and Sweden's Loui Eriksson added a pair of assists apiece.

Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists, Jarome Iginla a goal and assist and Reilly Smith a pair of assists for Boston.

The Bruins outshot the Senators 42-28 and chased Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson after taking a 5-1 lead early in the third on a goal by Milan Lucic.

CAPITALS 3 DEVILS 0

WASHINGTON (AP) - Julien Brouillette broke a scoreless tie with his first NHL goal midway through the third period, Braden Holtby stopped 25 shots and the Capitals beat the Devils in the teams' final game before the Olympic break.

Brouillette, playing his second NHL game, beat Cory Schneider on the short side with a wrist shot from the top of the left circle at the 10:50 mark.

Martin Erat scored an empty-netter with 1:47 left for his first goal of the season and Troy Brouwer added another - his 100th career goal - 36 seconds later. Nicklas Backstrom had two assists.

Schneider finished with 23 saves.

FLYERS 2, FLAMES 1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Brayden Schenn and Scott Hartnell scored goals, Ray Emery stopped 32 shots and the Flyers beat the Flames for their fourth straight win.

Making his first start since Jan. 23, Emery had a shutout going until Matt Stajan scored with 2:26 left.

Despite winning six of their past eight games, the Flames are tied for the third-fewest points in the league.

The teams resume their regular-season schedule on Feb. 27.

CANADIENS 4, HURRICANES 1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - David Desharnais scored twice and the Canadiens went into the Olympic break with a win over the Hurricanes.

Montreal left wing Max Pacioretty sustained a lower-body injury with 7:30 left in the first period when he was checked into the goal by Carolina's Brett Bellemore and did not return. The U.S. Olympic hockey team member said the move was precautionary.

Ryan White and Brian Gionta also scored for the Canadiens, who won their third in a row.

Goalkeeper Carey Price finished with 31 saves for the Canadiens.

Carolina's Drayson Bowman tallied his fourth goal of the season.

AVALANCHE 5, ISLANDERS 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Matt Duchene scored a pair of goals 2:44 apart in the second period, and the Avalanche beat the Islanders.

Nathan MacKinnon scored, and Gabriel Landeskog and Paul Stastny each had empty-net goals for Colorado. Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 30 shots to help the Avalanche snap a two-game skid.

The Islanders scored two goals during a wild sequence in the third period in which the Avalanche committed four penalties over a 3:34 span. Islanders captain John Tavares got his team on the board with 8:43 remaining. Then, 57 seconds later, Lubomir Visnovsky got New York within one. Both goals were scored as part of 5-on-3 advantages.

MAPLE LEAFS 3, CANUCKS 1

TORONTO (AP) - Phil Kessel scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Maple Leafs handed the Canucks their seventh straight loss.

Mason Raymond and James van Riemsdyk also scored in the third for Toronto and Jonathan Bernier made 23 saves.

Toronto won for the 11th time in 14 games and seventh straight at home, while the Canucks lost the 16th time in 20 games. They've scored just 37 goals in that span.

Ryan Kesler scored for Vancouver and Roberto Luongo stopped 30 shots.

DUCKS 5, PREDATORS 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf scored twice, Jonas Hiller made 36 saves and the NHL-leading Ducks beat the Predators to snap a three-game losing streak.

The Ducks entered the Olympic break with 87 points at 41-14-5, beating Nashville for the fifth straight time.

Emerson Etem gave Anaheim a 3-2 lead when he tipped Hampus Lindholm's slap shot into the net 4:51 into the third. Mathieu Perreault sealed the victory 3 minutes later by tipping in Daniel Winnik's pass.

Corey Perry scored his team-leading 30th goal, and Getzlaf reached 29 by scoring the first and last goals for the Ducks.

Viktor Stalberg and Mike Fisher scored for Nashville.

STARS 2, COYOTES 1

DALLAS (AP) - Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves as the Stars beat the Coyotes.

Lehtonen, a Finnish Olympian, received plenty of help from the Stars' defense and from goals by Ray Whitney and Russian Olympian Valeri Nichushkin.

Dallas limited the Coyotes to 27 shots, 13 in the third period. Lehtonen shut them out until Radim Vrbata scored on a power play with 15 seconds remaining.

Whitney scored just 2:10 into the game. Nichushkin scored at 19:26 of the second period, deflecting in a shot by Trevor Daley.

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