NHL Wrap: Bobrovsky bests Bryzgalov

NHL Wrap: Bobrovsky bests Bryzgalov
November 29, 2013, 10:00 pm
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Sergei Bobrovsky made 25 stops for the Blue Jackets in a 4-2 win over Ilya Bryzgalov's Oilers. (USA Today Images)

The Flyers extended their home-winning streak to five games with a 2-1 win over the Jets in a Black Friday morning-matinee at Wells Fargo Center (see story).

Meanwhile, the Flyers are 1-0 in games when the puck's dropped at 11:30 a.m. (see story).

Now, here's a recap of Black Friday's action around the NHL:

Bobrovsky's Jackets top Bryzgalov's Oilers
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ryan Johansen had a goal and an assist for his third multipoint game this season to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Friday night.

Artem Anisimov, Nick Foligno and Jack Skille also scored for Columbus, which won for only the second time in its last eight home games. The Blue Jackets dominated with an aggressive forecheck -- until the Oilers scored twice late in the third period -- to make amends for a 7-0 defeat in Edmonton last week.

Matt Calvert added two assists and Sergei Bobrovsky made 25 saves for Columbus.

Bobrovsky outplayed fellow Russian and former Philadelphia Flyers teammate Ilya Bryzgalov, who stopped 19 shots and was replaced by Devan Dubnyk at the start of the third period (see full recap).

Crosby sets milestone in Pens' shutout
TAMPA, Fla. -- Sidney Crosby hit a milestone and helped his team get a win.

Chris Kunitz scored two goals and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 21 shots, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday.

Crosby had assists on all three goals for Pittsburgh, which extended its winning streak in the series to eight games.

The Penguins also halted the Lightning's bid to tie a club record with an eighth consecutive triumph on home ice.

Kunitz opened the scoring seven minutes in, taking a pass from Crosby and lifting it past Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop from the left circle. Kunitz sealed the win, scoring into an empty net with 1:43 remaining in the game.

Crosby's accomplishment caught the attention of his coach.

"It is amazing how often and how fast he has been on that score sheet," Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said of Crosby, whose second assist was the 700th point of his career.

Crosby, the NHL leader this season with 36 points, appreciates the milestone (see full recap).

Devils storm back to beat Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jaromir Jagr had a goal and two assists, and the New Jersey Devils scored four goals in the third period of a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

Jagr's goal with 3:29 left was the 692nd of his career, tying him with Steve Yzerman for eighth on the NHL's all-time list.

Adam Henrique scored the go-ahead goal on a power play with 7:58 left after Andrei Loktionov tied it with 11:17 remaining.

Dainius Zubrus then added a goal off a deflection and also had an assist, after Mark Fayne scored an early goal to help the Devils snap a three-game losing streak.

Jeff Skinner and Jordan Staal scored in the second period to give the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead.

Cory Schneider stopped 16 shots in his first start since Nov. 21 for New Jersey. Cam Ward made 26 saves in his fourth straight start for the Hurricanes.

The Devils trailed 2-1 entering the final period before the goals came in bunches (see full recap).