Blackwood earns 1st shutout, Devils top Hurricanes 2-0
It was the second straight victory for Blackwood, giving the Devils their first two-game winning streak since Nov. 13-15. Andy Greene added an empty-netter to seal the win.
Curtis McElhinney made 28 saves for the Hurricanes who have lost four of their last five.
Zacha broke a scoreless deadlock with 36 seconds left in the second period. He poked the puck away from Carolina’s Justin Faulk and sped into the Hurricanes’ zone. McElhinney made the initial stop and Zacha stayed with the play to collar the rebound and flip it into the net.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Devan Dubnyk stopped 26 shots to help Minnesota end a season-high five-game losing streak.
Winnipeg has lost two straight for just the second time this season.
The Wild were 0-4-1 in the last five games, with only five goals during the stretch.
The Blackhawks were on a power play when Kane knocked in the decisive shot from the slot off a feed from Jonathan Toews for Chicago’s fifth win in six games. Two have come at the expense of the Avalanche, who lost their fourth straight.
Kane has a seven-game point streak and leads the Blackhawks with 22 goals.
McDavid got Edmonton on the board 6 1/2 minutes in, but Donskoi scored 17 seconds later. That was the first of six straight San Jose goals.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau scored with 1:06 left to cap a third-period rally and lift Florida.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sean Kuraly scored 3:44 into overtime to give Boston a win over Buffalo.
Kuraly’s game-winner was a terrific one-man effort. His initial shot from the top of the left circle led to a big rebound, and Kuraly followed up with speed to chip the loose puck into the net.
ISLANDERS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 0
TORONTO (AP) — Mathew Barzal scored a natural hat trick in the second period and Valtteri Filppula had a highlight-reel goal as New York prevailed in its first game against former captain John Tavares.
The Islanders pounded the Maple Leafs in a reunion with Tavares, who signed with Toronto as a free agent July 1. The 28-year-old played nine seasons in New York, collecting 272 goals and 349 assists for 621 points in 669 games.
Garret Sparks stopped 24 shots as Toronto had its five-game winning streak halted.
The Senators were without defenseman Thomas Chabot and fellow blue-liner Christian Jaros following injuries Friday in a 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders. Jaros broke a finger, and Chabot was placed on injured reserve with an upper body injury following a hit from Islanders forward Matt Murray in the second period.
Nikita Kucherov extended his point streak to 10 games (six goals, 15 assists) with a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay. He is the 14th player in NHL history to post multiple point streaks of 10 or more games in consecutive seasons. The only other player to do so since 1994-95 is Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin (2007-08 and 2008-09).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jesper Fast scored two goals, including the game winner, and added an assist as New York snapped a three-game losing streak.
Chris Kreider had a goal and an assist, Marc Stall added a score and Mika Zibanejad had a career-high four assists for the Rangers, who earned their first road win in regulation this season. Henrik Lundqvist made 34 saves.
DALLAS (AP) — Alexander Radulov scored twice and Dallas routed Detroit.
Seguin had an assist and Benn was held without a point for the ninth time in 10 games.
Ben Bishop stopped 33 shots for the Stars.
Detroit’s Dylan Larkin ended the shutout early in the third period and extended his career-best points streak to 13 games, the longest active streak in the NHL.
PENGUINS 6, BLUES 1
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to lead surging Pittsburgh.
Juuso Riikola, Zach Aston-Reese, Kris Letang, Jake Guentzel and Evgeni Malkin also scored for the Penguins, who converted on all four power plays. Pittsburgh has won a season-best five consecutive games.
Matt Murray stopped 30 shots. He has won five straight starts since returning from a lower-body injury on Dec. 15.
David Perron scored his 13th in the second period to break up the shutout bid.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Alex Edler scored 3:06 into overtime for Vancouver.
Boeser and Elias Pettersson also scored for Vancouver.
The Canucks are 5-0-1 in their last six road games. Vancouver has four points through the first two stops of their six-game trip.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nick Schmaltz scored 33 seconds into overtime and Arizona rallied from a two-goal deficit.
The Coyotes trailed 4-2 less than nine minutes into the second but tied it before the period was over. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Christian Fischer, Nick Cousins and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and Adin Hill stopped 37 shots.
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