SAN JOSE Buffalo Sabres T-Shirts Authentic , Calif. (AP) — Allowing another late goal could have been debilitating to the New York Rangers. Instead, they managed to bounce back and get a well-deserved win.Kevin Shattenkirk scored the lone goal in the shootout and Henrik Lundqvist rebounded after allowing the tying goal with 1.3 seconds left in regulation, helping the Rangers complete a season sweep of the San Jose Sharks with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night.“There was a moment where we were down and bowed our heads a little bit,” Shattenkirk said. “Take that moment, take it in and move on. We did a good job of it. … The way we stuck with it was huge.”Chris Kreider scored two goals in the third period and Mats Zuccarello also scored for the Rangers, who followed up a 3-2 overtime win at home against the Sharks earlier this month with another victory.New York has just two wins in its other 10 games and lost a game Sunday in Los Angeles when the Kings scored with less than a minute left in regulation.“That’s a good team,” Kreider said. “It’s a good team we’ve beaten twice now, regardless if we blew the lead. That’s a good team. We played so much better than we did the past few games. There’s no reason we can’t do that consistently.”Brent Burns and Timo Meier each scored for the Sharks to extend their points streaks to a career-high nine games.The Sharks got Joe Thornton back in the lineup after missing nine games with an infection in his surgically repaired right knee, but struggled to control the game as coach Peter DeBoer spent much of the night juggling his lines.“We didn’t have the start we wanted today,” Meier said. “We were chasing them from behind. We had a lot of turnovers. We didn’t play our game. We tried to shuffle around the lines a little bit. We fought back nicely. We tied up at the end. Too bad we couldn’t get those two points.”Martin Jones made 34 saves for San Jose Buffalo Sabres Hoodies Authentic , but couldn’t stop Shattenkirk in the third round of the shootout.Lundqvist stopped Hertl, Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski in the shootout after robbing Burns with his glove in the final second of overtime for his 31st save of the game.“I don’t know if I would have made it through the night if they scored with two seconds to go in overtime as well,” said Lundqvist, who was shaken up in the second period after a collision with teammate Cody McLeod. “It would have been tough to accept. It was just a big relief to take it to the shootout.”Kreider twice gave the Rangers the lead in the third only to have the Sharks tie it, with the last coming when Hertl got a pass in front of the net with the clocking running down and beat Lundqvist to send the game into overtime.Kreider had given New York a 3-2 lead earlier in the period after a defensive breakdown by San Jose. Zuccarello was left alone in front after an offensive zone draw and took a pass from Mike Zibanejad before feeding Kreider at the side of the net to give New York the lead.Kreider scored on a one-timer early in the period only to have Meier answer with a shot into the top corner on a two-on-one.The Sharks struck first when Burns beat Lundqvist with a big shot from the point less than four minutes into the game, becoming the first Sharks defenseman to record points in nine straight games.But the Rangers took over from there, outshooting San Jose 17-6 in the opening period and getting the equalizer when Zuccarello beat Jones from the top circle less than a minute after Burns’ goal.“Tonight was one of those tough games you are coming off the road, it’s a little bit of a trap game,” DeBoer said. “We knew that coming in. The first period we were on our heels. They were the more desperate team tonight.”NOTES: Thornton played in his 1,496th career game Buffalo Sabres Hats Authentic , passing Phil Housley for sole possession of 20th place on the all-time list. … Sharks captain Joe Pavelski played his 900th career game. … F Pavel Buchnevich was a healthy scratch for New York.UP NEXT:New York: Visit Anaheim on Thursday.San Jose: Host Columbus on Thursday. CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Pheonix Copley went the distance for his first NHL win.The Capitals‘ backup goaltender stopped 27 of 30 shots in regulation and overtime, plus three of four in the shootout, as Washington beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Saturday.The 26-year-old backup from North Pole, Alaska, a community near Fairbanks, was making his third career start and his fifth NHL appearance Saturday.“I’ll remember this one for a while,” said Copley, who was mobbed by his teammates after Nicklas Backstrom scored the shootout winner.“Obviously the first win means a lot, so it feels good. It wasn’t an easy game. They came back and it was good everyone kept battling.”Matt Niskanen Custom Buffalo Sabres Jerseys , Jakub Vrana and T.J. Oshie scored in regulation for Washington, which has won two of three on its Canadian trip.Matthew Tkachuk, Travis Hamonic and Elias Lindholm had goals in regulation for Calgary, which lost its third straight. Johnny Gaudreau had two assists to reach 200 for his career.Sean Monahan scored for the Flames in the shootout. Mike Smith turned away 24 of 27 shots in regulation and overtime.Smith repelled T.J. Oshie and John Carlson in the shootout, while Copley held off Tkachuk, James Neal and Gaudreau.The Flames trailed 2-0 early in the first period and 3-2 late in the third. Coach Bill Peters liked his team’s recovery from a 9-1 drubbing at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins two days earlier.“That’s probably as hard as we’ve worked from start to finish as a group,” Peters said.“We didn’t get down. The bench was real good. Lively and vibrant. Lots of positives, but we would have liked to get the extra point.”With Smith pulled for an extra attacker, Tkachuk tipped in a shot by Rasmus Andersson with 1:27 remaining to pull the Flames even.“Obviously you don’t want to let something like that affect you,” Copley said. “There’s still a lot of hockey left and big moments in the game.”Calgary had a power play 15 seconds later when Kuznetsov put the puck over the glass for a delay-of-game penalty , but the hosts couldn’t generate the winner.Copley hoisted the Stanley Cup with the Capitals last spring when he was called up from the AHL for the postseason, even though he didn’t’ appear in any playoff games.Braden Holtby will get the majority of the starts for the Caps this season, but Copley had some prep for Saturday. He played in a shootout loss to Florida on Oct. 19 when he relieved Holtby after the first period.“Cops made some great saves back there,” Backstrom said Saturday. “It was nice to get this one for him and get this one off his back.”The Caps went ahead 3-2 with about three minutes left in the second period when Niskanen threaded a shot through traffic to beat Smith glove side.Vrana opened the scoring midway through the first period. Kuznetsov turned a turnover into a two-man rush and dished to Vrana, who beat Smith stick side.The league’s best power play struck at 14:27 when Oshie backhanded a rebound over Smith after Ovechkin’s wrist shot.Fifteen second later, Gaudreau’s shot deflected off the leg of Hamonic for the defenseman’s first goal of the season. Hamonic missed eight games with a broken jaw suffered in the season opener.The Flames drew even on Lindholm’s power-play goal with just over three minutes left in the first. The Swede one-timed a cross-ice pass from Gaudreau for his seventh goal this season.NOTES: Flames forward James Neal was hit hard into the boards in the first period. He skated to the bench favoring his left shoulder, but continued to play.UP NEXTCapitals: Get four days off before continuing their Canadian trip at Montreal on Thursday.Flames: At Toronto on Monday in the first of back-to-back road games.
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