Final Score: Minnesota 2, Nashville 0
St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Harding made 16 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Minnesota Wild took a 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. Justin Fontaine scored the game-winner in the second period and Jason Pominville added an empty-netter in the final minute for the Wild, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Pekka Rinne played a good game as he stopped 27-of-28 shots, but the Predators had a two- game winning streak stopped.
Final Score: Washington 5, Winnipeg 4 (SO)
Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Braden Holtby had 43 saves in regulation and overtime, then a couple more in a shootout Tuesday, leading the Washington Capitals to a 5-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in regulation, giving him an NHL-leading nine for the season, and Martin Erat won the game for Washington in the sixth round of the shootout with a snap shot through Ondrej Pavelec's legs. Mikhail Grabovski and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Capitals, who started a five-game road trip. Brouwer's goal gave Washington a 4-3 lead early in the third period. Holtby stopped 11 shots in the first period, 16 in a thrill-a-minute second -- both teams scored three goals in the period -- 13 in the third and three in overtime. He made two in overtime and another shot went wide. Bryan Little scored two goals for Winnipeg -- one shorthanded and the other to tie the game in the third period. Grant Clitsome and Blake Wheeler also scored for the Jets, who ended 2-3-1 on a six-game homestand. Pavelec had 28 saves but was beaten by Nicklas Backstrom, Brooks Laich, Brouwer and Erat in the shootout.
Final Score: Phoenix 4, Calgary 2
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Ribeiro potted a pair of goals, including the game-winner 5:47 into the third period to lift the Phoenix Coyotes to a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday at Jobing.com Arena. Radim Vrabata opened the scoring in the first and Rob Klinkhammer added an empty-netter late to provide enough support for Mike Smith, who stopped 22- of-24 shots in the Coyotes' second straight win. Joe Colborne and Lee Stempniak each scored once, while Joey MacDonald allowed three goals on 32 shots for the Flames, who fell to 1-3 on a five-game road trip that wraps up Thursday in Dallas.