Bobrovsky shuts down Hurricanes as Blue Jackets win 3-0
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 46 shots — including 22 in the second period — to get his sixth shutout of the season, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 on Friday night.
Adam McQuaid, David Savard and Josh Anderson scored for the Blue Jackets, who pulled even with the Hurricanes for the two wild cards in the Eastern Conference. Both teams are four points behind third-place Pittsburgh in the Metropolitan Division.
Bobrovsky set a franchise record for saves in a shutout.
Petr Mrazek, who had won his last six starts, didn’t have a whole lot to do after the Blue Jackets tallied twice in the first period, especially in the second when Carolina kept the puck mostly in its offensive zone. He finished with 17 saves.
Jake Muzzin had two goals and an assist, and Patrick Marleau, Zach Hyman and Martin Marincin also scored to for the Maple Leafs, who had five consecutive goals to take the lead after trailing 5-2. Toronto snapped a two-game skid and pulled two points behind Boston for second place in the Atlantic Division. Frederik Anderson finished with 23 saves.
James van Riemsdyk scored three goals, Shayne Gostisbehere and Radko Gudas each had a goal and an assist, and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Flyers. Claude Giroux had three assists, and Nolan Patrick and Sean Couturier each had two, and Brian Elliott had 44 saves.
Matthews got the tiebreaking goal with 5 minutes left, taking a one-handed pass from Nylander in front and burying it past Elliott. He then added his 34th of the season with 2:39 remaining off a rebound on a rush to put the Maple Leafs up 7-5.
DALLAS (AP) — Ryan Reaves scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and Vegas beat Dallas.
Max Pacioretty scored in the opening minute of the game for Vegas, and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 40 shots — including 16 in the third period — for his 35th win. The Golden Knights have won seven of eight to remain third in the Pacific Division.
Roope Hintz scored for Dallas and Anton Khudobin finished with 35 saves and also stopped a penalty shot by William Karlsson in the second period. The Stars lost for just the second time in eight games but fell from third in the Central Division behind St. Louis. Each team has 79 points, but the Blues have a game in hand.
Perry knocked in the winner shortly after Mikko Rantanen was whistled for a high-sticking penalty. Hampus Lindholm added an empty-netter to seal the victory.
Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Daniel Sprong all scored in the second period as the Ducks erased a 2-0 deficit. Colorado’s Sven Andrighetto tied the game at 3 with 11:18 remaining, setting the stage for Perry.
The Ducks were coming off a 6-1 loss in Arizona the night before, but were the more energetic team most of the night.
Gibson had 14 of his 41 saves in the third period. He’s now 7-2 in his career against Colorado.
A three-day break energized the Avalanche early as they got goals from Nathan MacKinnon and Rantanen in the first period. Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves.
Tkachuk had 10 points (six goals, four assists) on the Flames‘ 3-0-0 homestand. The hot streak comes after an extended cold stretch during which he had just six points in the previous 18 games.
Neal Pionk scored for the New York, which is winless in its last six on the road. Alexandar Georgiev made 27 saves to fall to 10-12-3.
Elias Pettersson and Tanner Pearson scored for Vancouver, and Bo Horvat had two assists. Jacob Markstrom finished with 31 saves.
Petterson also scored on the opening attempt of the shootout, and Drew Stafford tied it for New Jersey in the second round.
- Anaheim Ducks
- Calgary Flames
- Carolina Hurricanes
- Columbus Blue Jackets
- New Jersey Devils
- Philadelphia Flyers
- Sergei Bobrovsky
- Toronto Maple Leafs