Kings 5, Blue Jackets 2
With "That '70s Line" cranking the hits again, the Los Angeles Kings
smashed a club record on Sunday.
Rookie Tanner Pearson scored twice and the streaking Kings earned a
victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets before an announced crowd of
18,230 at Staples Center.
Centers Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli -- the other members of That
'70s Line, a nickname inspired by their jersey numbers -- added a
goal and three assists each for the Kings (6-1-1), who set a
franchise mark with a six-game winning streak at home.
The Blue Jackets (4-4-0) dropped their third game in four outings.
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Jets 2, Avalanche 1 (OT)
Winnipeg center Bryan Little scored his fifth goal of the season on
a deflection with just 25 seconds left in overtime in the battle of
Central Division rivals.
The play began with an innocent-looking backhand by Jets' left
winger Andrew Ladd. Little, situated in front of the goal, directed
it into the net.
Even after seeing a replay on the giant screen high above center
ice, Little still was not sure he touched the puck on its route to
the back of the net.
Just minutes earlier, goalie Ondrej Pavelec made a spectacular save
off Avalanche left winger Gabriel Landeskog to keep the Jets in it.
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Blackhawks 2, Senators 1
Scott Darling stopped 32 shots on his NHL debut to lift Chicago past
Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews and defenseman Brent Seabrook
scored for Chicago, which peppered Senators goaltender Craig
Anderson with 45 shots.
Senators left winger Milan Michalek scored the lone goal against
Darling, a 25-year-old suburban Chicago native who grew up cheering
for the Blackhawks.
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Sharks 4, Ducks 1
The San Jose Sharks ended two streaks, their own three-game skid and
the Anaheim Ducks' seven-game surge, while rolling to a win.
Defensemen Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic and centers Joe
Pavelski and Tommy Wingels scored as San Jose (5-4-1) built a 4-0
lead. Centers Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture each contributed two
Goaltender Antti Niemi stopped 33-of-34 Anaheim shots en route to
his fourth win of the season.
Ducks left winger Matt Beleskey broke up Niemi's shutout bid on a
power-play goal with just over five minutes remaining.
Goalie Frederik Anderson made 33 saves for Anaheim (7-2-0).
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Canucks 4, Capitals 2
Center Nick Bonino scored a goal and assisted on the winner as the
Vancouver Canucks defeated the Washington Capitals.
The Canucks (5-3-0) won for the second time in three games. The
Capitals (4-2-2) completed a Western Canada trip with two losses in
Center Henrik Sedin, defenseman Luca Sbisa and right winger Radim
Vrbata (an empty-netter on a power-play with 1:01 left) also scored
for the Canucks.
Washington captain Alex Ovechkin was kept off the scoresheet for the
fourth straight game. (Editing by Frank Pingue/John O'Brien)
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