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                ***** National Hockey League Game Capsules *****
                             (Saturday, October 25)
                       Final Score: Buffalo 2, San Jose 1
 San  Jose, CA  ( - Michal Neuvirth made 29 saves to earn his
 first win of the season and Nicolas Deslauriers netted the deciding goal early
 in  the third  period, as Buffalo nipped  San Jose by a 2-1 count on Saturday.
 Cody Hodgson also lit the lamp in the final stanza for the Sabres, who snapped
 a four-game slide and picked up their first win on a four-game road trip which
 ends  in Toronto  on Tuesday.  Brent  Burns supplied  the lone  goal and  Alex
 Stalock  stopped just 13 pucks for  the Sharks,  who stumbled to their  fourth
 straight loss and fifth in six games.
                        Final Score: Boston 4, Toronto 1
 Toronto, ON ( - Dougie Hamilton had one goal and two assists
 in  the  Boston Bruins' 4-1 victory  over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.
 Carl  Soderberg,  David Krejci and Gregory  Campbell also lit the lamp for the
 Bruins,  who bounced  back from Thursday's 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders.
 Boston  defenseman  Zdeno Chara hurt  his left  knee against the Islanders and
 will  be  sidelined for the  next 4-to-6 weeks. Tuukka  Rask made 32 saves for
 Boston, which improved  to 5-5-0 on the young season. Richard Panik scored the
 lone  goal for the  Maple Leafs, who have lost three of four. Jonathan Bernier
 stopped 21-of-25 shots before being pulled in the third period.
                     Final Score: Montreal 3, NY Rangers 1
 Montreal,  QC (  -  In the  first  meeting between  Montreal
 and the New York  Rangers since last  year's Eastern  Conference finals, Carey
 Price turned  away  34-of-35 shots  in a  stellar effort that carried the red-
 hot  Canadiens to a  3-1 victory at Bell Centre. Price sustained a knee injury
 in  Game 1  of the 2014 East finals  and missed the remainder of the series, a
 contributing  factor to  the Rangers'  prevailing in  six games.  The standout
 goaltender  was  healthy and in  top form  on Saturday, however, yielding just
 a  first-period  goal to  Carl Hagelin to  help Montreal move  to 7-1-0 on the
 young  season. Max  Pacioretty had  a goal  and an  assist in  the win,  which
 concluded  a perfect  four-game homestand  for  the Habs.  Tomas Plekanec  and
 Lars  Eller  also scored  while Dale Weise  chipped in a  pair of assists. The
 Rangers  had a  three-game win  streak  snapped as  Henrik Lundqvist  couldn't
 match Price's performance, finishing with 26 saves.
                    Final Score: New Jersey 3, Ottawa 2 (OT)
 Ottawa,  ON ( - The ageless Jaromir Jagr scored on the power
 play  with 1:21 left in overtime to send the New Jersey Devils past the Ottawa
 Senators, 3-2, on a somber night at Canadian Tire Centre. Saturday's  game was
 the first for the Senators following the tragic shooting of a Canadian soldier
 in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday. A moment of silence was held  for  the victim
 prior  to the  national  anthems,  with both  teams  circling  members of  the
 Canadian  Armed Forces at center ice. The emotional vibe in the arena gave way
 to  disappointment as the Senators had their four-game winning streak snapped.
 The  Devils  ended their  four-game skid  as Damon Severson  scored a goal and
 assisted  on Marek Zidlicky's tally. Cory Schneider, one day after losing in a
 shootout  against  the Stars, made 33  saves in the victory. Alex Chiasson and
 Bobby Ryan scored for the Senators, who received 26 saves from Lehner.
                     Final Score: NY Islanders 7, Dallas 5
 Uniondale,  NY (  - Frans  Nielsen's third-period  hat trick
 helped  the New York Islanders to a 7-5 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday.
 With  the game tied  at 4-4 after two periods, Nielsen started his surge as he
 finished  a 2-on-1  rush with  a goal  at the  9:39 mark.  He then  received a
 pass  from Mikhail Grabovski on another 2-on-1 break and wristed the puck past
 Anders  Lindback  for a  6-4 lead 5  1/2 minutes later.  Shawn Horcoff cut the
 deficit   in   half  when  he   beat  Chad   Johnson  only  23  seconds  after
 Nielsen's  second tally  but the  native  of Denmark  capped the  night on  an
 empty  netter  with one-tenth of  a second  left. Anders Lee, Nikolay Kulemin,
 Brock  Nelson and Lubomir  Visnovsky each added a goal for New York, which has
 won two straight on the heels of a two-game skid. Johnson made 26 saves in the
 win for the Metropolitan Division leaders.
                     Final Score: Philadelphia 4, Detroit 2
 Philadelphia, PA ( - Michael Raffl scored twice in the third
 period  and  added one assist,  as a  badly outshot and outplayed Philadelphia
 squad claimed a 4-2 victory over Detroit on Saturday night. Nicklas  Grossmann
 and Brayden  Schenn posted markers  with Jakub Voracek and Michael  Del  Zotto
 totaling  two helpers apiece  for the Flyers, who picked up their first win on
 home  ice this year  despite recording only 17 shots. Ray Emery won his second
 consecutive  start  with  a  35-save  performance.  Riley  Sheahan  and  Pavel
 Datsyuk  provided  the offense for  the Red Wings,  who haven't won a regular-
 season game in Philly since 1997. Jonas Gustavsson made 13 stops in defeat.
                      Final Score: St. Louis 3, Chicago 2
 St. Louis, MO ( - Ryan Reaves and Dmitrij Jaskin scored in a
 1:45  span late in the second period to snap a tie and send St. Louis to a 3-2
 decision  over Chicago  in a Central Division clash at Scottrade Center. Jaden
 Schwartz  also lit  the lamp and Alex  Pietrangelo added a pair of assists for
 the  Blues, who  put a two-game skid  to rest. Brian Elliott made 22 saves for
 the hosts. Patrick Sharp registered  a  goal and  assist for  the  Blackhawks,
 who  have dropped  back-to-back  one-goal  games on  the  road. Kris  Versteeg
 scored, but Antti Raanta took the loss despite 28 stops.
                     Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, Nashville 0
 Nashville, TN ( - Sidney Crosby scored his fifth goal of the
 season  and Marc-Andre  Fleury was stellar between the pipes as the Pittsburgh
 Penguins  blanked  the Nashville Predators,  3-0, on Saturday. Crosby's first-
 period  tally  was all Pittsburgh  needed, as Fleury  turned away all 25 shots
 he  faced. Evgeni  Malkin and  Pascal Dupuis  scored insurance  goals for  the
 Penguins,  who  ended a  brief two-game  slide. Pekka  Rinne allowed all three
 goals  on  26 shots  as Nashville fell  in regulation for  the first time this
                     Final Score: Minnesota 7, Tampa Bay 2
 St.  Paul, MN  ( -  Jason Zucker  netted two  goals and  the
 Minnesota  Wild  cruised past the  Tampa Bay  Lightning, 7-2, on Saturday. The
 Wild  scored four  times  on eight  shots  in  the first  period  and had  six
 different  players --  Zucker, Zach Parise, Marco Scandella, Mikko Koivu, Erik
 Haula  and Jared  Spurgeon --  light the  lamp. Darcy  Kuemper, fresh  off his
 third  shutout  of the season  in Thursday's win  over Arizona, only needed to
 make  17 saves  in the  blowout victory.  Nikita Kucherov  and Anton  Stralman
 each  scored  goals for  the Lighting,  who finished up  a five-game road trip
 with  a 3-2-0 record. Evgeni Nabokov was the victim of Minnesota's fast start,
 while Ben Bishop made 11 saves in a relief role.
 10/25 23:51:37 ET