Streaking Taylor Hall, Devils end Penguins’ run at home
PITTSBURGH (AP) Taylor Hall equaled the Devils‘ franchise record with points in 15 straight games, Stefan Noesen scored the only goal of the third period and New Jersey beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Noesen, playing in his 100th NHL game, broke a 2-2 tie with his ninth of the season five minutes into the third. He tipped Andy Greene’s attempt from the side boards behind Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith.
Hall equaled a career high with his 27th goal and had an assist. Hall, who missed three games with a hand injury, has points in the last 22 games in which he’s played, scoring 15 goals and 32 points during that span. He’s the fifth player in the last 25 years with at least one point in 22 consecutive appearances.
The Blues lost their seventh straight.
Staal notched his 14th career hat trick, his first in more than five years. By scoring 13 times in 13 games in February, Staal raised his season total to 33 goals to move into the top five in the NHL.
Granlund had two goals and two assists and Zucker added a goal and four assists for the Wild, who have won five in a row overall and are 19-2-5 in their last 26 home games since Nov. 14. The Wild’s eight goals matched their franchise record.
Bishop’s shutout was his fifth this season. He had 17 saves in the second period, when Dallas increased its lead to 2-0 on a power-play goal by Tyler Seguin, his 32nd.
The Stars maintained their hold on the first Western Conference wild card spot and prevented Calgary, which sits just outside the second wild card position, from moving ahead of them.
Gillies took his first loss in six NHL games. He stopped 24 shots.
Matt Niskanen assisted on both of Kuznetsov’s goals, each coming less than a minute after the end of a successful Capitals penalty kill.
Philipp Grubauer made 28 saves for Washington in his 18th start of the season.
Erik Karlsson had a goal and an assist a day after Ottawa held onto the All-Star defenseman at the NHL trade deadline.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – Roman Josi had five assists, Craig Smith scored twice and Ryan Hartman redirected in the winning goal during his Nashville debut, sending the streaking Predators over Winnipeg.
Hartman, acquired in a trade with Chicago at Monday’s deadline, gave the Predators their first lead with a minute left when he deflected a shot by Josi.
McCann grabbed a loose puck in the neutral zone, skated in and fired a shot from the slot past goalie Curtis McElhinney.
It was the Kings‘ second victory over the Western Conference leaders in two nights.
Campbell was making his first NHL start since the 2013-14 season, when he played for Dallas. He made one appearance for Los Angeles last season.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Evander Kane made an immediate impact in his San Jose debut by assisting on two goals during a four-goal second period and delivering a few big hits that helped the Sharks beat Edmonton.
Joe Pavelski had a goal and three assists while centering San Jose’s top line with Kane on his left wing. Justin Braun, Timo Meier and Logan Couture also scored in the second to help the Sharks snap a three-game losing streak and remain in sole possession of second place in the Pacific Division. Chris Tierney added an empty-net goal.
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