Canadiens beat Blackhawks 2-1

January 13, 2014 - 10:44:50 am
NEW YORK: Defenceman Andrei Markov scored twice to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Max Pacioretty’s shot towards the front of the net deflected towards Markov at the left circle, who made no mistake for his second of the night.

Marian Hossa scored the lone goal for Chicago.

Canadiens goalie Carey Price made 19 saves while Corey Crawford stopped 36 shots for the Blackhawks.

Ryan Malone scored two goals, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning end Philadelphia’s 10-game home winning streak with a 6-3 victory.

Alex Killorn, Valtteri Filppula, Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell also scored for Tampa Bay (27-14-4).

The Flyers had not lost at the Wells Fargo Center since November 5 against Carolina.

Jakub Voracek had two goals and Wayne Simmonds added a power-play goal for the Flyers (23-18-4).

The Columbus Blue Jackets scored four goals in the second period and cruised to a 6-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

Columbus centers Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu both scored twice as the Blue Jackets earned their third straight triumph to up their record to 21-20-4.

Forwards Nick Foligno and Cam Atkinson also scored for the Blue Jackets while Eric O’Dell scored his first NHL goal for Winnipeg (19-23-5).

Defenceman Marek Zidlicky scored with one second remaining in overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 victory against the Florida Panthers.

Travis Zajac won an offensive zone face-off with 3.8 seconds remaining, Jaromir Jagr tapped the puck to Zidicky, who ripped it past the catching glove of Panthers goaltender Tim Thomas for the winner.

Nashville fell to 0-4 in the tiebreaker with a 2-1 shoot-out loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Mika Zibanejad and Jason Spezza beat goaltender Marek Mazanec in the shootout for Ottawa (20-18-8), while Craig Smith and David Legwand came up empty for the Predators.

Nashville (19-20-7) lost for the fifth time in six games, while the Senators notched their fifth win in six games.

Center Ryan O’Reilly’s second goal of the game in the latter half of the third period lifted the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.

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