B’s Get Snowed Out
Philadelphia Flyers' Matt Read, left, celebrates after scoring a goal past Carolina Hurricanes' Cam Ward during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Boston — The Boston Bruins postponed last night’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning because of the blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on the area.
No makeup date had been scheduled yet, according to a Bruins spokesman.
Originally scheduled for 1 p.m., the game was pushed back until 7 p.m. to allow the storm to pass. But public transportation was not expected to resume yesterday, and roads were still being cleared. A travel ban was in effect until 4 p.m.
The Bruins already are playing an abbreviated schedule because of the lockout that wiped out the first 3½ months of the season.
Maple Leafs 6
Montreal — James Reimer made 37 saves and Phil Kessel had a goal and two assists and Toronto defeated Montreal.
Leo Komarov added his first NHL goal 59 seconds into the game.
Tyler Bozak scored later in the first period, James van Riemsdyk and Kessel added second-period goals.
Korbinian Holzer and Dion Phaneuf scored in the third for Toronto.
The Maple Leafs completed a sweep of a three-game road trip and are 6-1-0 away from the Air Canada Centre this season, including a 2-1 victory in Montreal in their season opener Jan. 19.
Devils 3, Penguins 1
Newark, n.j. — Adam Henrique and Bobby Butler scored power-play goals 2:12 apart in the third period, and the Devils extended their winning streak to four games with a victory o that snapped the Penguins’ five-game winning streak.
Ilya Kovalchuk assisted on the late goals, and defenseman Andy Greene had two assists, including the primary one on rookie Stefan Matteau’s first NHL goal.
Martin Brodeur made 24 saves and provided a little humor by chasing his stick late in the second period of his 1,200th career game. He became the first NHL goalie to reach the milestone.
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby had a six-game point streak snapped, his longest since a career-high, 25-game run in 2010.
Brandon Sutter scored early for the Penguins, who gave the Devils 10 power-play chances. The teams will play again Sunday in Pittsburgh.
Flyers 4, Hurricanes 3 (ot)
Philadelphia — Danny Briere scored 1:47 into overtime to lift Philadelphia over Carolina.
Jakub Voracek, Matt Read and Brayden Schenn also scored for Philadelphia, which went 3-0-1 on a four-game homestand.
Joe Corvo scored the tying goal in the third period, and Jiri Tlusty and Jeff Skinner also had goals for the Hurricanes, who had won two in a row.
The Flyers have gone 24-4-4 against the Hurricanes since Nov. 28, 2003. Philadelphia is 5-6-1 at the quarter point of the lockout-shortened 48-game schedule. Carolina fell to 5-4-1.
Red Wings 2, Oilers 1
Detroit — Niklas Kronwall’s third-period goal broke a tie, and Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist in Detroit’s narrow win over Edmonton.
Henrik Zetterberg had two assists, and Jimmy Howard made 23 saves for Detroit (6-4-1).
Rookie defenseman Justin Schultz scored the lone goal for Edmonton (4-4-3), and 40-year-old Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 28 shots in his first game of the season
Jets 1, Senators 0
Ottawa — Al Montoya made 33 saves, and Alex Ponikarovsky scored the only goal in Winnipeg’s win over Ottawa.
Ponikarovsky broke the scoreless deadlock 5:57 into the third period. The Senators had no answer against Montoya, who replaced an ailing Ondrej Pavelec (flu) and posted his first shutout of the season and third of his NHL career.
The Jets (5-5-1) won for the second time in six games and snapped a three-game road skid.
Ottawa backup Ben Bishop made his second start of the season and was solid in stopping 36 shots. The Senators (6-4-2) have scored just seven goals in past five games, including four in a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.
Capitals 5 Panthers 0
Washington — Troy Brouwer scored two goals and Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots and assisted on Brouwer’s second goal and Washington shut out Florida in the opener of a home-and-home series.
Mathieu Perreault and Joel Ward each added a goal and an assist, and Alex Ovechkin also scored for Washington (3-8-1), which snapped a three-game losing streak.
It was the first time Washington has scored more than three goals in a game this season.
Sabres 3, Islanders 2
Uniondale, n.y. — Ryan Miller made 41 saves, and Alexander Sulzer scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period for the Sabres, who earned a victory over New York despite being badly outshot Saturday night.
Thomas Vanek and Christian Ehrhoff added goals for the Sabres, who won their second straight game.
Buffalo was outshot 43-15 by the Islanders, who dropped their fourth straight.
John Tavares and Colin McDonald scored for New York, and Brian Strait had two assists. Evgeni Nabokov made 12 saves for the Islanders, who erased a pair of one-goal deficits but couldn’t overcome a third even after Tavares was awarded a penalty shot with 3:53 remaining.