Aleksander Barkov, Vincent Trocheck and Quinton Howden also scored
for the Panthers, who have now won four straight games, after having
not been victorious in D.C. since Dec. 9, 2010 -- a span of 10
The Capitals, playing without Alex Ovechkin, forced to sit out for
skipping the All-Star Game, and Braden Holtby, who was given a rare
night off, showed some fight in the third with goals by Nicklas
Backstrom and Andre Burakovsky, but that was their only offense in
Penguins 6, Senators 5
PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby scored three consecutive goals to extend
his recent scoring surge and rally Pittsburgh to its fourth
consecutive victory over slumping Ottawa. .
Evgeni Malkin had two assists, Kris Letang added a goal and an
assist, Chris Kunitz returned from a two-game injury layoff with a
goal and two assists and Matt Cullen added a goal for the Penguins.
Mark Stone, Chris Wideman, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Cody Ceci and Dave
Dziurzynski scored for the Senators in the losing effort.
Blues 1, Predators 0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Troy Brouwer's deflection gave St. Louis a slim
win over Nashville.
Scoring his 10th goal, Brouwer got his stick on a one-timer from
Alex Pietrangelo, beating Pekka Rinne at 18:55 of the third period
and giving the Blues their fourth win of the season over the
Brian Elliott stopped 16 shots in his ninth consecutive start in
place of the injured Jake Allen, notching his first shutout of the
season and the 31st of his career. Rinne made 22 saves for
Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 3 (OT)
BOSTON -- Toronto, down by two goals in the third period, forced
overtime and got a power-play goal from Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
at 3:06 of overtime to top Boston.
Daniel Winnik, Leo Komarov and Nazem Kadri also scored for the Maple
Leafs, while James Reimer, playing in his 200th NHL game, made 39
saves and helped Toronto to its first win in five decisions in the
five-minute overtime this season.
Brad Marchand scored twice and David Krejci once for the Bruins.
Flyers 4, Canadiens 2
PHILADELPHIA -- Wayne Simmonds scored a pair of goals and
Philadelphia got back to its winning ways on home ice with a victory
over Montreal at Wells Fargo Center.
Brayden Schenn and Matt Read also scored for the Flyers, who got 30
saves from Steve Mason.
Mike Condon stopped 32 shots while Andrei Markov and Jeff Petry
scored for the Canadiens.
Devils 3, Rangers 2
NEWARK, N.J. -- David Schlemko scored a power-play goal with 8:46
remaining in the third period to give New Jersey a come-from-behind
victory against the New York Rangers at Prudential Center.
Lee Stempniak and Joseph Blandisi scored in support of Cory
Schneider, who turned aside 31 shots for the Devils.
J.T. Miller scored both Rangers goals and Henrik Lundqvist stopped
Islanders 5, Wild 3
NEW YORK -- Brock Nelson scored the tie-breaking goal in the final
minute of the second period and Frans Nielsen and John Tavares
scored a little more than two minutes apart early in the third
period as the New York Islanders beat Minnesota at Barclays Center.
Mikhail Grabovski and Anders Lee also scored for the Islanders, who
won for the fourth time in six games. Jean-Francois Berube earned
his first NHL win by recording 40 saves.
Charlie Coyle, Jason Pominville and Nino Niederreiter scored for the
Wild, who has lost three straight and 11 of 14 since Jan. 1. Devan
Dubnyk made 20 saves before he was pulled and Darcy Kuemper finished
with eight saves in the mop-up effort.
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Stars 5, Jets 3
WINNIPEG -- Stars looked fresh and relaxed after the All-Star break
and used a three-goal second period to help defeat Winnipeg.
Tyler Seguin led the way with two goals, while John Klingberg,
Vernon Fiddler and Antoine Roussel also scored for the Stars.
Andrew Ladd, Adam Lowry and Dustin Byfuglien scored for the Jets.
Blackhawks 2, Avalanche 1
DENVER -- Artemi Panarin and Richard Panik scored first-period
goals, and short-handed Chicago beat Colorado.
Corey Crawford had 23 saves for the Blackhawks, who played without
Jonathan Toews. The Blackhawks captain had to sit out Tuesday's game
because he skipped Sunday's All-Star Game in Nashville because of
Calvin Pickard had 41 saves and Gabriel Landeskog scored for the
Kings 6, Coyotes 2
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dustin Brown scored twice to lead Los Angeles
over Arizona at Gila River Arena.
Jonathan Quick made 23 saves and Alec Martinez, Jake Muzzin, Marian
Gaborik and Vincent Lecavalier scored goals for the Kings.
Jordan Martinook and Anthony Duclair scored for Arizona, which got
20 saves from Louis Domingue before he was pulled early in the third
Oilers 5, Blue Jackets 1
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Rookie standout Connor McDavid did not
In his highly anticipated return after a three-month absence because
of injury, McDavid delivered a goal-of-the-year candidate and added
two assists in leading Edmonton over Columbus.
Leon Draisaitl, Eric Gryba, Benoit Pouliot and Jordan Eberle added
goals as the Oilers prevailed in a battle between the last-place
teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences.
Matt Calvert scored the Blue Jackets' lone goal.
Ducks 3, Sharks 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rickard Rakell, Hampus Lindholm and Ryan Garbutt
scored to give Anaheim a win over San Jose at the Honda Center.
Frederik Andersen stopped 30 shots for the Ducks, who earned their
fourth successive victory and moved into a tie with the Arizona
Coyotes for third place, the Pacific Division's final automatic
Dainius Zubrus and Tommy Wingels scored for the Sharks, who suffered
their first loss in regulation since Jan. 7. Martin Jones made 22
saves but center Joe Thornton's 10-game point streak ended.
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