NHL Scores: Zdeno Chara beats Calgary; Canucks win streak ends

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Zdeno Chara shut down the Calgary Flames, pretty much by himself, and a couple of streaks came to an end. The Canucks seven-game win streak and Ryan Getzlaf's 16-game point streak.

The Calgary Flames didn't have an answer for Zdeno Chara on Tuesday night.

Most teams don't, but Boston's big man was particularly dominant and on top of his game in the Bruins' 2-0 win, not only scoring both goals, but also completely shutting down whatever it was the Flames were trying to do offensively.

Just how good was Chara? Consider that when he was on the ice during 5-on-5 play the Bruins attempted 22 shots (12 on goal) and allowed just six (only three on goal). That's a plus-16 for Chara in the Corsi department, his best mark of the season. He's one of the best in the business.

Elsewhere, the Vancouver Canucks had their seven-game winning streak come to an end in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild, while the Philadelphia Flyers were able to hold on to their three-goal lead against the Capitals this time around in their 5-2 win.

Patrick Kane kept pace in the NHL's point race with an incredible backhand goal against Carter Hutton in Nashville, while the Islanders managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by blowing a two-goal lead in the final three minutes in Tampa Bay, losing in a shootout thanks to a brilliant goal by Nikita Kucherov.

All the NHL Scores

Bruins 2, Flames 0

Sabres 4, Jets 2

Panthers 3, Maple Leafs 1

Lightning 3, Islanders 2

Canadiens 3, Coyotes 1

Ducks 5, Red Wings 2

Flyers 5, Capitals 2

Sharks 4, Blues 2

Blackhawks 3, Predators 1

Wild 3, Canucks 2

Stars 3, Avalanche 2

Kings 3, Oilers 0

Five Questions

On Tuesday we asked you five burning questions about the days games. These are your cool, soothing answers.

1. Will the Flyers be able to rebound against the Capitals?

After letting a three-goal lead slip away in their last outing against Washington, the Flyers made sure they finished the job on Tuesday and came away with a 5-2 win. The Flyers made Capitals forward Tom Wilson pay for his five-minute major for charging Brayden Schenn, scoring a pair of goals on the ensuing power play to break a 2-2 tie in the second period. That's the best way to get revenge for a bad hit. Score, then beat them.

2. Will the Vancouver Canucks maintain their seven-game winning streak?

They did not, but they at least gained a point by losing in a shootout to Minnesota, causing Canucks John Tortorella to say that his team "sucks" in the shootout. Never change, Torts. Never change.

3. How will Bryan Bickell perform in his return?

Bickell played just 9:40 in the Blackhawks' 3-1 win in Nashville, recording one shot on goal. He was also credited with one blocked shot and one takeaway. Bickell had missed the previous 14 games due to a knee injury, with the Blackhawks putting together a 10-3-1 record in his absence.

4. Will the Florida Panthers extend their three-game winning streak?

They did, knocking off a Toronto team that was not only coming off a game the night before, but it also mired in a terrible slump over the past month. The Panthers jumped all over Toronto early and had a 3-0 lead before the Maple Leafs finally put one on the board. Florida has now won four in a row and is 6-4-0 in its past 10 games. Unfortunately for the Panthers it might be too little, too late, even in the Eastern Conference, as they're still near the bottom of the playoff picture. Bad starts are hard to overcome in the NHL, and the Panthers may have put themselves in too deep of a hole to dig out of.

5. Can Dallas rebound against Colorado?

After getting crushed on Monday night in Colorado, the Stars were able to come back in the second half of their home-and-home series with the Avalanche and earn a 3-2 win on Tuesday. Colton Sceviour scored the game-winner for Dallas with less than three minutes to play in regulation, snapping a 2-2 tie.

Impact Moment

The one play or moment from Tuesday that is going to be making headlines over the next couple of days.

The hits just keep on coming. NHL players aren't getting the message and are playing just as recklessly as ever. It continued on Tuesday night with Kyle Quincey's hit on Ryan Getzlaf, and then Tom Wilson's out of control charge on Brayden Schenn. The league has already suspended nine players in the month of December, and it's likely that number is going to increase to at least 10, and perhaps 11 after Tuesday. This has to stop.

Stat of the Night

Ryan Getzlaf did not record a point for the Anaheim Ducks in their 5-2 win in Detroit on Tuesday night, snapping what had been a 16-game point streak. During that streak Getzlaf scored 10 goals to go with 13 assists. He might have had a better chance to continue it had he not missed part of the game getting stitched up after he was hit face first into the boards by Kyle Quincey.

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