CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Sean Monahan scored the shootout winner for Calgary, spoiling Eric Nystrom’s four-goal game in the Flames’ 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Friday night.
Nystrom entered the night with one goal in his previous 19 games. He had never scored more than two goals in a game and had only scored twice three times.
Monahan, the Flames’ 19-year-old rookie and leading scorer, beat Devan Dubnyk on a deke after Jiri Hudler scored for Calgary and Roman Josi replied for Nashville to even it.
Reto Berra improved to 4-0 in shootouts this season, sprawling to get a pad on Ryan Ellis’ shot.
David Jones scored twice and Mark Giordano and Mikael Backlund also scored for Calgary. The Flames have won two straight for the first time in over a month.
DEVILS 2, CAPITALS 1
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Jaromir Jagr set up two goals and tied former teammate Mario Lemiuex for 10th on the NHL’s career assists list with 1,033 to help New Jersey hand Washington its seventh straight loss.
The 41-year-old Jagr is seven behind Marcel Dionne for ninth place.
Stephen Gionta and Adam Henrique scored and Cory Schneider stopped 30 shots for New Jersey. The Devils have won two straight and have earned points in eight of nine games.
Jason Chimera scored for Washington. The Capitals have lost 13 of 16 and the seven-game slide is their longest since late 2010. All-Star Alex Ovechkin missed his second straight game because of a lower-body injury.
COYOTES 4, OILERS 3
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist, Mike Smith made 36 saves and Phoenix held off Edmonton.
Mikkel Boedker, Radim Vrbata and Derek Morris also scored as Phoenix raced to a 4-0 lead. The Coyotes improved to 24-18-9, ending a two-game losing streak and a five-game road skid.
Matt Hendricks, David Perron and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for Edmonton. The Oilers have lost six in a row for the second time this season to drop to 15-32-6.
RED WINGS 4, CANADIENS 1
DETROIT (AP) – Henrik Zetterberg, Nicklas Kronwall and Gustav Nyquist each had a goal and an assist and Detroit beat Montreal to win two straight at home for the first time since October.
Riley Sheahan also scored for Detroit, and Jonas Gustavsson made 30 saves.
Brendan Gallagher scored for Montreal, and Carey Price stopped 22 shots.
AVALANCHE 3, PANTHERS 2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and an assist in Colorado’s victory over Florida.
Jamie McGinn and Paul Stastny also scored for Colorado and Semyon Varlamov made 34 saves. The Avalanche won for the fifth time in six games.
Scottie Upshall scored twice for Florida, and Tim Thomas stopped 22 shots. The Panthers lost for the first time in three games.