Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Rangers lose to Wild

ZACH PARISE broke a tie with a goal early in the third period, and Darcy Kuemper stopped 29 shots to break the franchise rookie victory record in the Minnesota Wild's 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers last night in St. Paul, Minn.

After Jason Pominville had several whacks at the puck from in close, Parise stuffed it past Rangers backup goalie Cam Talbot 1:03 into the third.

Two nights after Kuemper failed to hold a three-goal lead against Edmonton, he bounced back for his 12th victory.

Nino Niederreiter also scored to help the Wild snap a three-game losing streak.

Derek Stepan scored for the Rangers, who buzzed around the net in the final seconds, but couldn't get one past Kuemper.

In other games

* At Boston, Tuukka Rask made 21 saves and the Bruins took the top spot in the Eastern Conference, beating the Phoenix Coyotes, 2-1, for their seventh consecutive victory.

Zdeno Chara and Jarome Iginla scored for Boston. The Bruins have 93 points, one more than Pittsburgh.

Lauri Korpikoski scored for Phoenix with 12 minutes left in the game to spoil Rask's shutout.

* At Columbus, Patrick Marleau scored twice and Joe Pavelski had the lone shootout goal in Jose Sharks' 4-3 victory over the Blue Jackets.

After tying his career high of 66 points with an assist on Marleau's second goal, Pavelski deked Sergei Bobrovsky and roofed a backhander for the tiebreaker to give San Jose its fourth straight win.

* At St. Louis, Alex Pietrangelo started a four-goal third period and Jaden Schwartz scored twice to help the NHL-leading Blues beat the Edmonton Oilers, 6-2.

St. Louis has won six of seven overall and eight of nine against Edmonton.

Pietrangelo, Schwartz and T.J. Oshie scored in a 7:14 span at the outset of the third period to break a 2-2 tie, and Schwartz added his second goal of the period at 12:56.

Ryan Miller made 22 saves to improve to 5-0-1 since joing the Blues in a trade with Buffalo on Feb. 28. He's 7-0 against Edmonton .

* At Tampa, Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since returning from a major injury, Ryan Callahan had his first goal with Tampa Bay, and the Lightning beat the Florida Panthers, 5-4.

Stamkos gave Tampa Bay a 5-2 lead on a power play at 10:47 of the third. Playing his fourth game since missing 45 games after breaking his right shin, Stamlos also had an assist after three pointless games.

* At Raleigh, N.C., Alexander Semin and Jiri Tlusty scored in a 1:55 span in the third period, lifting the Carolina Hurricanes over Buffalo, 4-2.

Noteworthy

* Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley was released from the hospital 3 days after he collapsed on the bench during a game.

The team said Peverley was released from St. Paul University Hospital in Dallas on Wednesday night. He was with the team during practice yesterday at headquarters.

Peverley is out for the season and will soon go to Cleveland for a procedure to fix an irregular heartbeat that was diagnosed in training camp. He collapsed during the first period Monday night against Columbus. The game was postponed.

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