LOS ANGELES (AP) Jeff Carter scored during a two-man advantage in Los Angeles’ three-goal second period, and the Kings completed a sweep of a six-game homestand with a 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.
Columbus left wing Nick Foligno was seriously injured with 11:34 left. He was taken off on a stretcher while wearing a neck brace. Carter checked him along the boards in front of the Kings bench, and Foligno’s head rammed into the elbow of linesman Shane Heyer, who had jumped on top of the boards in an attempt to avoid both players.
Tanner Pearson scored twice in the third for the Kings, who swept a homestand of at least six games for the first time. The defending Stanley Cup champions didn’t win more than five in a row at home at any time last season.
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Tyler Toffoli and Dwight King also scored for the Kings. Jonathan Quick made 22 saves.
Columbus’ Sergei Bobrovsky, who was trying for his 100th NHL victory, stopped 22 shots. Defenseman Tim Erixon scored his first NHL goal, and Mark Letestu also scored for the Blue Jackets.
JETS 2, AVALANCHE 1, OT
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – Bryan Little scored at 4:35 of overtime, lifting Winnipeg over Colorado.
Little redirected Andrew Ladd’s backhander past Semyon Varlamov for his fifth goal of the season. Ladd also had the game’s first goal. Ondrej Pavelec made 22 saves.
Jamie McGinn scored for Colorado. Varlamov stopped 26 shots.
Winnipeg spent a lot of time in Colorado’s end at the start of the game and it paid off when Ladd stood in front of the net and redirected Zach Bogosian’s shot from the point through Varlamov’s legs at 6:25. It was Ladd’s 100th goal with the Winnipeg franchise.
SHARKS 4, DUCKS 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Joe Pavelski and Tommy Wingels scored power-play goals, and San Jose emphatically snapped a four-game losing streak with a fight-filled victory over Anaheim.
Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored for the Sharks, who ended Anaheim’s seven-game winning streak with just their second victory in seven games.
Antti Niemi made 33 saves as San Jose rebounded aggressively from an embarrassing home loss to lowly Buffalo on Saturday, taking a 3-0 lead after two dominant periods. The third turned into a prolonged brawl featuring 127 penalty minutes and ending with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry in the Ducks’ dressing room.
Matt Beleskey scored for the Western Conference-leading Ducks, who hadn’t lost since opening night on Oct. 9.
Frederik Andersen stopped 33 shots, but his 10-start winning streak ended as Anaheim wrapped up a five-game homestand with an unimpressive effort against a Pacific Division rival.
Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture had two assists apiece for the Sharks.
BLACKHAWKS 2, SENATORS 1
CHICAGO (AP) – Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook scored, Scott Darling made 32 saves in his NHL debut, and Chicago snapped a two-game losing streak with a victory over Ottawa.
Patrick Kane assisted on Toews’ goal for his 500th NHL point.
Milan Michalek scored a short-handed goal for the Senators, who have dropped two straight.
The game featured a matchup of goalies from the Chicago area.
Darling, a native of Lemont, Illinois, was steady as he faced a handful of tough chances. Ottawa’s Craig Anderson, from Park Ridge, Illinois, stopped 43 shots, including a second-period penalty shot by Andrew Shaw.
Corey Crawford, Chicago’s No. 1 goalie, missed his fourth game because of an upper-body injury.
CANUCKS 4, CAPITALS 2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – Nick Bonino and Radim Vrbata both had a goal and an assist, and Vancouver topped Washington.
Henrik Sedin and Luca Sbisa also scored for the Canucks (5-3), and Chris Higgins had two assists.
Ryan Miller made 20 saves to earn his fifth win of the season.
Marcus Johansson and Liam O’Brien had goals, and Mike Green added two assists for Washington (4-2-2), which went 1-2 during a three-game swing through Western Canada. The Capitals won at Calgary on Saturday night.
Justin Peters, starting in place of No. 1 goalie Braden Holtby, finished with 30 saves.
After a scoreless first period, the teams broke out for five goals in the second.
Vancouver scored three times in a span of 1:47 to grab a 3-1 lead.