NHL Capsules: Columbus beats Rangers, Wild defeat Oilers
NEW YORK (AP) — Seth Jones scored twice while Alexander Wennberg had a goal and two assists as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the New York Rangers 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Brandon Saad added a goal and an assist while Nick Foligno and Matt Calvert also scored for the Blue Jackets, who led 6-0 early in the third. Joonas Korpisalo, starting in place of All-Star Sergei Bobrovsky, stopped 33 shots.
The Blue Jackets won for the sixth time in 13 games since a franchise-record 16-game winning streak and beat the Rangers for the second time in three meetings this season after losing the previous seven.
Jimmy Vesey, Michael Grabner, Chris Kreider and Kevin Klein scored for the Rangers, who announced a two-year contract extension for coach Alain Vigneault earlier in the day. Henrik Lundqvist was pulled less than four minutes into the second period after giving up three goals on 16 shots.
WILD 5, OILERS 2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Tyler Graovac scored twice as the Wild beat the Oilers.
Jason Zucker, Zach Parise and Chris Stewart also scored for the Wild while Darcy Kuemper made 41 saves.
Adam Larsson and Leon Draisaitl each had a goal for the Oilers.
SHARKS 3, BLACKHAWKS 1
SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored the game-winner with 2:03 remaining in regulation after Patrick Marleau got his 499th career goal, helping San Jose beat Chicago for its seventh win in eight games.
Hertl, who missed 32 games with a knee injury, got his first goal since Oct. 27 when he knocked in the rebound of Brent Burns' shot.
Joe Pavelski added an empty-netter while Martin Jones made 24 saves.
Dennis Rasmussen scored for the Blackhawks and Corey Crawford made 26 saves.
DUCKS 5, AVALANCHE 1
ANAHEIM, California (AP) — Jakob Silfverberg scored two goals and John Gibson made 28 saves as Anaheim wrapped up a three-game season sweep of struggling Colorado.
Rickard Rakell, Korbinian Holzer and Cam Fowler each added a goal for the Ducks, who moved ahead of Edmonton for second place in the Pacific Division by picking up at least one point for the 16th time in their last 18 games.
Mikko Rantanen scored and Calvin Pickard stopped 26 shots for the Avalanche.
KINGS 3, COYOTES 2
GLENDALE, Arizona (AP) — Jake Muzzin scored a power-play goal with 1:49 to play as the Kings snapped the Coyotes' season-best three-game winning streak.
Anze Kopitar and Jordan Nolan also scored for Los Angeles and Peter Budaj had 30 stops.
Arizona goalie Mike Smith withstood a barrage of third-period shots before finally allowing the deciding goal.
Jordan Martinook and Ryan White scored for Arizona and Smith had 36 saves.
PENGUINS 4, PREDATORS 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist scored twice and Matt Murray stopped 37 shots, leading Pittsburgh to the win.
Trevor Daley and Chris Kunitz also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions. Sidney Crosby picked up an assist on Hornqvist's first goal for the 994th point of his career.
Calle Jarnkrok scored his eighth goal and Colin Wilson added his seventh for the Predators. Pekka Rinne made 35 saves but the Penguins dominated the second period behind Hornqvist.
ISLANDERS 3, CAPITALS 2
Ryan Strome and Johnny Boychuk scored in the third period while Thomas Greiss made 28 saves as the Islanders beat the league-leading Capitals
Strome's first goal since Dec. 31 lifted New York to a 2-1 lead at 6:31. Anthony Beauvillier stole the puck behind the Capitals net and passed it to Brock Nelson. The Islanders forward sent a quick pass to Strome, and he tapped it past goalie Philipp Grubauer.
Boychuk scored into an empty net with 1:08 left, and Alan Quine also scored for New York. The Islanders are 5-0-1 under interim coach Doug Weight.
Alex Ovechkin scored his 24th goal with 47 seconds left and Evgeny Kuznetsov also scored for Washington. Grubauer made 26 saves.
HURRICANES 5, FLYERS 1
RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — Sebastian Aho had three goals and an assist, leading the Hurricanes to the victory.
Aho, a 19-year-old from Finland, became the first Carolina rookie to record a hat trick since Erik Cole during the 2001-02 season. It was the third multiple-goal game this season for Aho, who has 15 goals.
Jeff Skinner and Justin Faulk, the Hurricanes' only representative for the winning Metropolitan Division in Sunday's All-Star Game, also scored for Carolina.
Brayden Schenn scored his 100th NHL goal, all for Philadelphia, on a power play in the third period.
BRUINS 4, LIGHTNING 3
TAMPA, Florida (AP) — Zdeno Chara scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and Tuukka Rask made 18 saves as the Bruins beat the Lightning for their first three-game winning streak since early December.
Boston also got goals from Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci and Frank Vatrano.
Alex Killorn scored twice and Brayden Point also had a goal for the Lightning, while Victor Hedman had three assists and Ben Bishop stopped 31 shots.
STARS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 3
DALLAS (AP) — Kari Lehtonen made 40 saves as the Stars scored five times in the first period.
Dallas took a 3-0 lead on goals by Devin Shore, Radek Faksa and Lauri Korpikoski. After Korpikoski's goal at 11:18, Curtis McElhinney replaced Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen.
Tyler Bozak scored on a power play at 13:50 of the first for Toronto but Brett Ritchie and Jamie Benn answered to give the Stars a 5-1 lead after one.
Toronto outshot Dallas 43-20 overall. Lehtonen stopped all 14 shots in the third period, when the Stars had only one shot on goal.
JETS 5, BLUES 3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler each had a goal and two assists, powering Winnipeg to the win.
Patrik Laine, Jacob Truba and Nikolaj Ehlers also scored for the Jets, who improved to 12-4-1 within the Central Division. Ondrej Pavalec made 24 saves.
Alexander Steen, Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Pietrangelo scored for the Blues, while Jake Allen made 19 saves.
CANADIENS 5, SABRES 2
MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty scored three times and Carey Price made 37 saves, leading the Canadiens to the win.
David Desharnais and Paul Byron also scored for Montreal. Alexander Radulov and Phillip Danault each had two assists.
Dmitry Kulikov and Brian Gionta scored for Buffalo late in the third period and Robin Lehner stopped 30 shots.
PANTHERS 6, SENATORS 5
SUNRISE, Florida (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period to lift Florida to the victory.
With the score tied at 4-4, Ottawa goalie Mike Condon tried to clear the puck from behind the net but lost control of it. Marchessault grabbed the loose puck and poked it into the open net with 6:03 left.
Jason Demers added an empty-net goal with 34.5 seconds remaining to make it 6-4. Derick Brassard scored for Ottawa with 11 seconds to play.
Michael Matheson scored twice for the Panthers. Colton Sceviour and Mark Pysyk each had a goal, and Roberto Luongo stopped 36 shots.
Ryan Dzingel scored two goals for Ottawa, while Erik Karlsson and Chris Wideman each had one. Condon made 28 saves.
DEVILS 4, RED WINGS 3
DETROIT (AP) — Kyle Palmieri scored twice and Cory Schneider made 27 saves, helping New Jersey hold on for the road win.
Stefan Noesen gave the Devils the lead on their first shot 1:28 into the game. Palmieri put New Jersey ahead 2-0 lead less than five minutes later and restored its two-goal advantage with 34 seconds left in the second period on the first of his team's two short-handed goals.
Detroit had an extra skater when Palmieri was called for interference with 2:16 left and pulled Jared Coreau about a minute later, but it couldn't take advantage of the opportunity to extend the game to overtime.
Coreau stopped 20 shots for the Red Wings, whose winless streak was extended to a season-high matching five games.