NHL Wrap: Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets snap skid

NHL Wrap: Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets snap skid
January 29, 2013, 1:45 am
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The Flyers were idle on Monday after playing a back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday. The shortened, more jam-packed schedule seems to be taking its toll already on teams around the league (see story).

After the first five games of the season, the Flyers were forced to make a roster move regarding rookie Scott Laughton, and the club decided to send him back to the OHL (see story).

Now, here's a review of what happened around the NHL on Monday:

Blue Jackets snap skid
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Vinny Prospal pumped his fist, glided across the ice on one knee and celebrated as if he had just scored the tiebreaking goal in the Stanley Cup finals.

Instead, it just helped the Columbus Blue Jackets take a step toward respectability.

Prospal scored from a hard angle at 1:22 of the third period and Sergei Bobrovsky had 24 saves to help the Blue Jackets end a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday (see full recap).

Bruins upend Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Dougie Hamilton figured he'd already shot - and missed - enough.

So with the game on the line and the puck on his stick, the rookie defenseman deferred to one of the Boston Bruins' veterans.

David Krejci scored the tiebreaking goal off a pretty pass from Hamilton with 1:50 left to help the Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on Monday night (see full recap).

Oilers cruise past Avalanche
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Devan Dubnyk made 37 saves and the Edmonton Oilers scored all of their goals on the power play to defeat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday.

Ales Hemsky, Jordan Eberle, Shawn Horcoff and Nail Yakupov, into an empty net, scored on the man advantage for the Oilers.

Taylor Hall and Sam Gagner each picked up two assists for Edmonton, which got a strong start to a game after falling behind in each of its four previous outings.

P.A. Parenteau scored for the Avalanche, who have lost two in a row to start a four-game road trip (see full recap).

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