Fabbri scores 2, Red Wings snap 12-game winless streak
DETROIT (AP) — Robby Fabbri scored twice on fortuitous bounces off the same Winnipeg player, and the Detroit Red Wings snapped a 12-game winless streak with a 5-2 victory over the Jets on Thursday night.
Both off Fabbri’s goals went in off the body of defenseman Neal Pionk, and it was that kind of night for the Red Wings, who had been 0-10-2 in their previous 12 and had dropped 10 in a row in regulation. Darren Helm, Filip Zadina and Filip Hronek also scored for Detroit.
Kyle Connor scored twice for the Jets.
Helm opened the scoring on a breakaway after a messy sequence of blunders by Winnipeg defenseman Nathan Beaulieu. First, Beaulieu let the puck get past him at the Detroit blue line. Then, after chasing it down in the neutral zone, he let the puck slip away from his control — right into the path of Helm.
While trying to recover, Beaulieu skated right into linesman Greg Devorski, and at that point, Helm was gone. He beat goalie Connor Hellebuyck with a wrist shot to make it 1-0.
Detroit scored on the power play later in the first period when Fabbri’s backhanded pass attempt bounced off Pionk’s right leg and past Hellebuyck.
The goals were fluky, but the Red Wings fully deserved the lead after outshooting Winnipeg 14-5 in the first. The bounces kept going Detroit’s way.
Stamkos has scored six times during a four-game goal streak.
The Bruins, coming off an intense 3-2 loss Wednesday night at Washington in a matchup of the NHL’s top two teams, hadn’t dropped four consecutive games in regulation since March 2017. The five-game losing streak is their longest since an 0-5-0 stretch in March 2016.
Anders Lee added an empty-net goal for New York,
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Rust scored a power-play goal at 3:02 of overtime and Pittsburgh beat Columbus.
Rust controlled a bouncing puck at the top of the crease and fired it past Joonas Korpisalo for the winner and his 10th goal of the year.
Tristan Jarry stopped 17 shots for his third shutout in his last four appearances. Jarry, who has five career shutouts, and three this season, established a franchise-record 177-minute, 15-second shutout streak before the run ended during Tuesday’s home loss to Montreal.
Korpisalo, who beat Pittsburgh on Nov. 29, made 31 saves. Columbus has lost four of five and six of nine.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Oskar Sundqvist had a goal and an assist as St. Louis beat Vegas.
Mackenzie MacEachern, Jaden Schwartz and Robert Thomas also scored for the Blues, who snapped a three-game skid. Jordan Binnington made 27 saves after getting pulled from his previous start against Toronto last Saturday when he allowed four goals on 11 shots.
Max Pacioretty and William Carrier had the goals for the Golden Knights, who lost for the third time in four games. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots in his 820th career game, which tied Sean Burke for 14th on the NHL’s all-time list.
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Jordan Greenway, Jason Zucker, Marcus Foligno and Luke Kunin added goals for Minnesota, which has points in 13 of its past 14 games. Rookie goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen stayed unbeaten in four career games with 28 saves.
The three goals came on three consecutive shots.
The Flames improved to 7-0-0 under interim head coach Geoff Ward and moved into a tie with the Edmonton Oilers for second in the Pacific Division.
Mitch Marner and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist for Toronto (15-14-4). The Leafs fell to 2-1-0 on their four-game trip.
Vinnie Hinostroza, playing against his former team, assisted on all three of Arizona’s first-period goals to match his career high for points in a game.
Michael Grabner and ex-Blackhawk Nick Schmaltz each added a goal for the Coyotes. Christian Dvorak had two assists and Brad Richardson scored his first goal of the season to go with an assist during Arizona’s fourth victory in six games.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jeff Carter and Matt Luff scored, Jonathan Quick made 36 saves and Los Angeles snapped its 11-game road winless skid, beating Anaheim in the second Freeway Faceoff of the season.
With the shortest trip on its schedule kicking off a six-game road swing, Los Angeles improved to 3-12-1 on the road by jumping to an early lead and holding off a third-period surge by the rival Ducks, who have lost eight of 11.
The Ducks beat the Kings 4-2 on Dec. 2 in the Southern California clubs’ first derby of the season.
Carolina outshot Vancouver 42-24, yet the teams were still locked in a scoreless tie through regulation.
The Canucks (16-12-4) improved to 4-4-0 in their last eight games.
The Hurricanes (19-11-2) had their three-game win streak snapped. Carolina is 10-4-1 in the last 15 games.
Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom made 43 saves for first shutout of the season and the fourth of his career.
Hurricane goalie Petr Mrazek stopped 25 shots.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Mika Zibanejad scored the tying and go-ahead goals in less than five minutes during the third period and New York spoiled interim coach Bob Boughner’s debut with San Jose.
Artemi Panarin added two insurance goals, including an empty-netter, to give him his first hat trick with New York. Jesper Fast also scored and Alexandar Georgiev made 15 saves to help the Rangers win for the seventh time in 11 games.
This recent skid led to the decision by general manager Doug Wilson to fire Peter DeBoer for his first midseason coaching change in more than 16 years in charge in San Jose.
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