New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Henrik Lundqvist came out on top of a goaltending duel with Jimmy Howard after Mats Zuccarello scored the game's only goal with 5:58 remaining, giving the New York Rangers a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden. Lundqvist turned away 37 shots in delivering his third shutout of the season and just getting the better of Howard, who returned from a hip flexor injury to stop 47-of-48 shots in a hard-luck defeat. The injury-plagued Red Wings were blanked for the second consecutive outing and third time in nine games, having also been dealt a 1-0 setback at Anaheim on Sunday. Things didn't get better, as Detroit announced before the contest that veteran forward Pavel Datysuk -- who has missed the last five games -- was placed on injured reserve.
Final Score: Nashville 4, Philadelphia 3 (SO)
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Roman Josi netted the deciding score in the seventh round of the shootout, as Nashville topped Philadelphia, 4-3, on Thursday. Josi, who failed in his only other career shootout try, slid the puck through Steve Mason's pads to end the contest. Carter Hutton kept his team alive with a stop on Wayne Simmonds to open the round, after allowing scores on two previous Philly attempts. Shea Weber collected a goal and two assists for the Predators, who picked up their first road victory since Dec. 10. David Legwand and Eric Nystrom also tallied to back Hutton's 27 saves in regulation. Simmonds also notched three points on a score and two helpers for the Flyers, losers of two in a row on home ice after taking 10 straight. Andrej Meszaros and Brayden Schenn produced additional offense, while Mason made 34 stops in defeat.
Final Score: Montreal 5, Ottawa 4 (OT)
Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - P.K. Subban's goal 23 seconds into overtime lifted the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-4 win over the Ottawa Senators. The hard work by Montreal captain Brian Gionta on the forecheck in the Ottawa zone forced a turnover in overtime. Subban picked up the puck and fired a shot from the right circle that squeaked through Senators goalie Craig Anderson and trickled across the goal line. Tomas Plekanec had two goals and Carey Price made 40 saves for Montreal, which has alternated wins and losses in its last seven games. Erik Karlsson registered a goal and two assists for the Senators. Ottawa had won four straight at home and was back at Canadian Tire Centre after a 3-0-1 road trip. Anderson surrendered all five goals on just 23 shots.
Final Score: NY Islanders 2, Tampa Bay 1 (SO)
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Frans Nielsen scored the winner in the shootout as the New York Islanders took a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Nielsen was the first skater for New York and he buried his shot past Ben Bishop. Kevin Poulin then stopped Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman for the win. Thomas Vanek scored the goal in regulation while Poulin stopped 29 shots for the Islanders, who have won five of their last six. Martin St. Louis scored and Bishop also made 29 saves for the Lightning, who have dropped four straight at home.
Final Score: San Jose 3, Florida 0
Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Stalock made 24 saves to record his first career shutout as the San Jose Sharks beat the Florida Panthers, 3-0, on Thursday. Joe Pavelski had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, who have won two in a row. Matt Nieto and Joe Thornton also lit the lamp. Tim Thomas stopped 36-of-39 shots for the Panthers, who failed to build off Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Islanders.