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                ***** National Hockey League Game Capsules *****
                            (Wednesday, October 22)
 
 
                   Final Score: Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 3
 
 Pittsburgh,  PA  (SportsNetwork.com)  -  R.J. Umberger,  Matt  Read  and  Sean
 Couturier  tallied  in the third  period, as the Philadelphia Flyers continued
 their  domination  at CONSOL  Energy  Center  with  a  5-3 decision  over  the
 Pittsburgh  Penguins  on Wednesday.  Pierre-Edouard  Bellemare  picked up  his
 first  NHL score  and  Mark Streit  also  lit  the lamp  for  the Flyers,  who
 bounced  back  nicely from a  4-0 defeat in  Chicago on Tuesday. Claude Giroux
 and  Jakub  Voracek contributed  two assists  each while  Ray Emery stopped 22
 shots  as  Philadelphia improved to 10-1-1  in the Steel City since October of
 2010.  Nick  Spaling picked up  a goal and assist,  with Marcel Goc and Pascal
 Dupuis  adding  goals for the Penguins.  Marc-Andre Fleury took the loss after
 stopping 28-of-32 shots.
 
 
                     Final Score: Edmonton 3, Washington 2
 
 Edmonton,  AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Nikita Nikitin scored the go-ahead goal in
 the  second  period and  the Edmonton  Oilers hung on  for a  3-2 win over the
 Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. Nikitin  tallied on the power play off
 a  high point  one-timed slap  shot at  the 16:08  mark of  the frame  and Ben
 Scrivens  made 13 of his 32 saves in the third period to preserve the victory.
 Ryan  Nugent-Hopkins and Justin Schultz also lit the lamp, while Teddy Purcell
 dished  out two  assists for Edmonton, which has won two straight following an
 0-4-1  start.  Mike Green and John  Carlson netted goals for the Capitals, who
 were  the  last team  in the  NHL to  suffer a  regulation loss. Braden Holtby
 stopped 17 shots in defeat.
 
 
                       Final Score: Anaheim 4, Buffalo 1
 
 Anaheim,  CA  (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Corey Perry  deposited  his  second  hat
 trick of the season to back another strong showing from Frederik Andersen, and
 the  Anaheim Ducks stayed hot with a 4-1 win over the scuffling Buffalo Sabres
 on  Wednesday.  Andersen  followed  up  his first  career  shutout  on  Sunday
 against  St. Louis by stopping 22-of-23 shots in Anaheim's sixth straight win.
 Ryan  Kesler scored  a goal and Ryan  Getzlaf added two assists for the Ducks,
 who  defeated the  Sabres, 5-1,  in  Buffalo on  Oct. 13.  Buffalo, which  was
 coming off back-to-back  losses via the shutout, had gone exactly  197 minutes
 without a goal until Tyler Ennis lit the lamp late in the third period. Michal
 Neuvirth  made  30 saves  on 33 shots  for the Sabres,  who have dropped three
 straight overall and six of seven to open the season.
 
 
                          Toronto at Ottawa, postponed
 
 Ottawa,  ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Wednesday night's scheduled game between the
 Toronto  Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre was postponed
 following  a shooting in downtown Ottawa. The NHL said the game will be played
 at   a  later  date.  The  game  was  called  off  after  a  Canadian  soldier
 standing  guard  at the National  War Memorial  was shot and killed. According
 to  CTV News, the shooting at the memorial was one of three separate shootings
 in  the  heart of  the  nation's  capital  that  forced Parliament  Hill  into
 lockdown.
 
 
 
 10/23 01:17:26 ET