Neal’s Hat Trick Lifts Predators Past Chicago 3-2 | The Journal Gazette

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The Predators earned points in their seventh straight game before a sellout crowd, continuing their best start since the 2010-11 season when they got points in each of their first eight. For Neal, it was the fifth hat trick of his career. Acquired in a trade with Pittsburgh in June, Neal has five goals in four games. Filip Forsberg had two assists. Ben Smith and Andrew Shaw scored for Chicago. With Chicago trailing 3-1, Shaw tipped a rebound past goalie Pekka Rinne at 12:36 of the third. That gave Chicago fans making the trip down for the game a reason to get loud again. The Blackhawks pulled goalie Antti Raanta for the extra attacker. Rinne gloved the puck out of the air with 1:18 left with Shaw trying to score. Chicago coach Joel Quenneville took his timeout, but the Blackhawks couldnt beat Rinne despite outshooting Nashville 32-27. source:

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Michalek tied it with a short-handed goal at 7:08 when he completed a nifty 2-on-1 rush with Alex Chiasson from the doorstep. Michalek and Chiasson raced down the ice against Brent Seabrook after Brad Richards failed to hold the puck in the Ottawa zone. Seabrook’s screened power-play goal with 6:22 left in the second put Chicago back ahead. Seabrook fired a shot from the blue line with Bryan Bickell parked in front. Darling was sharp in the third. Chris Phillips fired a rebound wide of a half-open net with 3:45 left. NOTES: Crawford has resumed skating. … Quenneville said LW Daniel Carcillo is expected to miss four weeks because of a right knee injury sustained Saturday at St. Louis. … source:

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* The Predators beat the Coyotes, 4-3, in a shootout on Tuesday, and have now tallied at least one point in each of their first six games of 2014-15 (4-0-2 record). Dating to March 30 last season, Nashville is 10-0-3 in its last 13 tilts overall the longest point streak in franchise history. * Nashville lost, 2-1, in overtime to the Blackhawks in these clubs first meeting of the season, and has taken at least one point from four straight games vs. Chicago overall (3-0-1 record). These two teams have split their last 10 games at Bridgestone Arena, each skating off with five wins. * Antti Raanta filled in admirably for the injured Corey Crawford Tuesday, recording a shutout in his first appearance of the 2014-15 season, and garnering first-star accolades for his performance. With Crawford out for at least two more games (upper body), the Blackhawks called up Scott Darling (0 career NHL games) to serve as backup to Raanta. * Patrick Kane lit the lamp twice in Tuesdays victory, recording just the second multi-goal performance in his last 39 regular-season games overall (also February 3, 2014 at the Kings). Kane has seven markers in his last 10 skates vs. the Preds. source:

Mason made flashy close-in saves on Saad and Richards, but then Saad outmuscled the Flyers Michael Del Zotto to the net and tucked in a loose puck from the goal line after Richards centered it. Kane made it 2-0 with a power-play score 32 seconds later. He swatted in the puck from the left side of the net after Patrick Sharps shot from the blue line caromed off the back boards. Set up by Saads cross-ice pass, Bickell extended the lead to 3-0 with 6:00 left in the period when motored down the slot and ripped a shot over Masons shoulder. Raanta was most heavily tested in the second period, when he turned aside 10 shots, and late in the third during a Flyers power play. Kane added his second power-play goal from a goalmouth scrum at 3:50 of the third to complete the scoring. Raanta came up with a shoulder save on Jakub Voracek with 6:30 left to preserve the shutout. NOTES: Chicago LW Kris Versteeg returned after suffering a lower body injury in practice two days before the season opener. He skated on a line with Kane and C Andrew Shaw. To make room, F Jeremy Morin sat out. source:

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Shawn Horcoff, Antoine Roussel and Vernon Fiddler also scored. Anders Lindback finished with 22 stops for Dallas. COYOTES 2, PANTHERS 1, OT GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored at 2:20 of overtime, Mike Smith stopped 23 shots and Arizona rallied for the win. Justin Hodgman scored in his NHL debut and the Coyotes had a strong defensive game in front of Smith to end a three-game losing streak. Hodgman, a healthy scratch in two games during his first stint with the Coyotes, scored on a power play midway through the third period, ending Arizona’s scoreless streak of more than 127 minutes. Ekman-Larsson ended the game on another power play, one-timing a shot past Robert Luongo. Brandon Pirri scored in the third period, and Luongo stopped 39 shots for Florida. FLYERS 4, RED WINGS 2 PHILADELPHIA (AP) Michael Raffl scored two goals for the Flyers, and Brayden Schenn netted the winner during a power play with 8:55 remaining. Nicklas Grossmann also scored for Philadelphia, which won its ninth straight home game over Detroit and avoided its worst home start. The Flyers, who dropped their first three home games this season, haven’t lost in Philadelphia to the Red Wings since June 3, 1997. source:


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