Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ray Emery stopped 32-of-33 shots and Scott Hartnell picked up the deciding score in the third period, as Philadelphia edged Calgary, 2-1, on Saturday. Brayden Schenn also lit the lamp for the Flyers, who enter the Olympic break having won four in a row and five of their last six. Matt Stajan picked up a late tally and Reto Berra made 21 saves for the Flames, who lost for just the second time in their last eight.
Final Score: St. Louis 4, Winnipeg 3 (SO)
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Vladimir Tarasenko notched the deciding marker in the shootout, leading St. Louis to a 4-3 victory over Winnipeg at Scottrade Center. Brenden Morrow and Derek Roy each posted a goal and assist for the Blues, who surged into a first-place tie with Chicago atop the Central Division standings. Both clubs have 84 points, but St. Louis owns the wins tiebreaker 39-35. Brian Elliott stopped 28 shots in regulation, then two more in the game's final segment to pick up the win. Mark Scheifele tallied twice and Dustin Byfuglien once for the Jets, who dropped their final two games before the Olympic break after winning three straight. Al Montoya made 23 saves in defeat.
Final Score: Boston 7, Ottawa 2
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrice Bergeron tallied two goals and an assist to fuel a decisive 7-2 win for the Boston Bruins over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, the clubs' respective finales before the Olympic break. Brad Marchand supplied a goal and two helpers, while Carl Soderberg and Jarome Iginla both added a score and a helper. Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly also scored for the Bruins, winners in three of their last four. Chad Johnson made 26 saves for Boston in its second game without captain Zdeno Chara, who left early for Sochi to serve as Slovakia's flag bearer for the opening ceremony. Bobby Ryan and Patrick Wiercioch scored for Ottawa, while Craig Anderson allowed five goals before being pulled early in the third. Robin Lehner made seven saves on nine shots for the Senators, who entered the contest with two straight wins.
Final Score: Toronto 3, Vancouver 1
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Phil Kessel scored the game-winner in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs took a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks heading into the Olympic break. Mason Raymond and James van Riemsdyk also scored for the Maple Leafs, who won five of six going into the break. Jonathan Bernier stopped 32 shots in the win. Toronto snapped a long skid against Vancouver, having dropped 11 straight and winning for the first time since a 2-1 victory in Toronto on Nov. 24, 2003. Ryan Kesler had the only goal of the game for the Canucks, who will welcome the break as the team has dropped seven straight for the first time since losing eight in a row from Jan. 9-31, 2009. Also, all of Vancouver's losses have come in regulation, as the team has dropped seven straight in regular time for the first time since going 0-7 from Dec. 26-Jan. 6 during the 1998-99 season. Roberto Luongo stopped 21-of-24 shots in the loss.
Final Score: Montreal 4, Carolina 1
Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - David Desharnais lit the lamp twice as the Montreal Canadiens scored four straight goals to come back and defeat the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1, at PNC Arena. Ryan White had a goal and an assist and Brian Gionta supplied Montreal's other goal. Brendan Gallagher contributed two helpers and Carey Price made 31 saves in Montreal's third straight win. Drayson Bowman scored Carolina's lone goal and Anton Khudobin allowed three goals on 23 shots as the Hurricanes have dropped two of their last three.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 4, Detroit 2
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Killorn scored the winner with 3:11 to play as the Tampa Bay Lightning went into the Olympic break with a 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings. Ondrej Palat had two goals while Tom Pyatt added a goal and an assist for the Lightning, who had dropped four of five coming in. Ben Bishop allowed two goals on 33 shots in the win. Daniel Alfredsson and Tomas Jurco each scored for the Red Wings, who had won their previous two coming in. Jimmy Howard stopped 24-of-27 shots in defeat.
Final Score: Colorado 5, NY Islanders 2
Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Duchene potted a pair of goals in the second period and the Colorado Avalanche held off the New York Islanders, 5-2, on Saturday at Nassau Coliseum. After Nathan MacKinnon gave Colorado a 1-0 lead in the first, Duchene scored his 100th career goal 7:49 into the second before netting the eventual game-winner just under three minutes later. The Islanders answered with a pair of goals during a 5-on-3 in the middle stages of the third, but Semyon Varlamov made just enough saves down the stretch to send the Avs into the Olympic break on a high note. Gabriel Landeskog added an empty-netter and assisted on MacKinnon's marker, while Varlamov made 30 saves for Colorado, which snapped a two-game slide to finish 2-2-0 on a four-game road trip. John Tavares and Lubomir Visnovsky each scored for New York, while Evgeni Nabokov allowed three goals on 25 shots for the Islanders, who have lost two straight and seven of their last eight games.