Devils beat St. Louis 4-2, snap Blues’ 8-game win streak
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Dakota Mermis scored his first NHL goal, fellow defenseman Connor Carrick got his first of the season and the New Jersey Devils stunned St. Louis 4-2 on Friday night to snap the Blues‘ eight-game winning streak.
Cory Schneider made 31 saves in helping New Jersey end a 12-game skid against the defending Stanley Cup champions, dating to January 2014.
Jordan Binnington had 28 saves in losing for the first time in seven starts.
The Blackhawks had won four straight, one shy of their season high, to improve their chances of closing strong enough to earn a wild card in the playoffs.
Detroit ended its fifth six-game losing streak this season.
It was the second game of a three-game homestand for the Jets, who have won five straight at home to improve to 19-14-3 at Bell MTS Place this season.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 20 shots in the loss.
The Flames are 6-3-1 in their last 10. They moved within three points of Pacific Division-leading Vegas and a point behind second-place Edmonton.
Cam Talbot made 32 saves to win in his 300th NHL start.
Gibson made 26 saves before coming off with 9:40 remaining in the game after Henrique’s goal. Gibson appeared to be injured while making a save on a shot by John Tavares.
Miller stopped four shots in relief. It was the 778th appearance of his career, moving him into second place for NHL games played by U.S.-born goaltenders. The Ducks have won two straight and four of their last six.
William Nylander scored with three minutes remaining in the game for Toronto, snapping a Leafs’ scoring drought of 144 minutes, 33 seconds. Jack Campbell made 29 saves as Toronto has lost its last three.
Erik Johnson and Gabriel Landeskog each had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, who lost in regulation for the first time in 10 games (7-1-2). Valeri Nichushkin added a goal and Nathan MacKinnon had two assists.
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