Blues beat Avalanche 3-0 for 9th straight victory
DENVER (AP) — Jake Allen made 32 saves, Vladimir Tarasenko and Zach Sanford scored 57 seconds apart in the third period and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday for their ninth straight victory.
The winning streak is St. Louis’ longest since also winning nine in a row from Oct. 15-Nov. 5, 2002.
Allen has two shutouts this season and 18 overall. St. Louis hasn’t allowed a goal in 127 minutes, 14 seconds.
The Blues outshot Colorado 25-19 through the first two periods, but couldn’t get one past Semyon Varlamov until Tarasenko broke through with his 25th goal at 4:01 of the third.
After Colorado nearly scored at the other end, Sanford scored on an ensuing odd-man rush, tipping Oskar Sundqvist’s pass past Varlamov at 4:58 for his seventh of the season. Tarasenko also assisted on the goal.
Jaden Schwartz added an empty-net goal.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Travis Konecny scored his second goal of the game 1:27 into overtime and Philadelphia beat Detroit after blowing a four-goal lead in the third period.
Detroit remained winless in Philadelphia for more than 20 years. The Flyers are 15-0-1 at home against the Red Wings since getting swept in the 1997 Stanley Cup Final. They will again Sunday night in Detroit.
Detroit tied it on Anthony Mantha’s second goal of the game with seven seconds remaining in regulation.
Nolan Patrick had a goal and two assists, Scott Laughton and Shayne Gostisbehere each had a goal and an assist and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Flyers. Tyler Bertuzzi had a goal and an assist for Detroit and Thomas Vanek and Gustav Nyquist also scored.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Petr Mrazek stopped 33 shots in his third shutout of the season and the Carolina beat Dallas to move into a wild-card playoff spot.
Justin Williams and Brock McGinn scored less than four minutes apart in the first period, and Micheal Ferland added a power-play goal in the third. The Hurricanes improved to 16-5-1 in their last 22 games, the most wins and points in the NHL in that span.
Chicago had won eight of nine to get back into the wild-card race in the crowded Western Conference. Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist while extending his points streak to 17 games, matching the longest in the NHL this season. Jonathan Toews also scored.
Matthews grew up in Scottsdale.
Ryan Pulock, Valtteri Filppula, and Brock Nelson also scored, and Devon Toews had two assists to help New York win for the fifth time in six games and improve to 21-5-2 in the last 28. Robin Lehner stopped 34 shots for his 18th victory, moving to 14-3-1 since Dec. 18.
The Islanders moved to Brooklyn for the start of the 2015-16 season but have split games this season between Barclays Center and their former home, the Nassau Coliseum. New York’s final 12 home games will be at the Coliseum.
Mark Stone, Rudolfs Balcers and Matt Duchene scored power-play goals, and Stone and Dzingel each had one assist. Anders Nilsson stopped 23 shots to help the Senators improve to 3-7-0 in their last 10.
Vegas snapped a three-game losing streak, and a franchise-record five-game skid at T-Mobile Arena.
Pavelski snapped a tie 13:06 into the third period. Meier and Couture assisted on his team-leading 31st goal.
The Sharks won for the seventh time in eight games to remain in a tie with Calgary for the Pacific Division lead. The Flames won 5-4 at Pittsburgh.
Martin Jones stopped 31 shots as San Jose extended its point streak against Vancouver to 13 games (12-0-1) with its eighth straight home win against the Canucks. Vancouver hasn’t won at San Jose since March 31, 2016.
Ilya Kovalchuk had a power-play goal for the Kings, who have lost four straight. Alex Iafallo also scored. Jack Campbell, a surprise starter with Jonathan Quick out because of an illness, made 20 saves.
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