Ehlers scored twice 6:58 apart in the first period and once in the
second as the Byfuglien scored twice in the second period as the
Jets snapped a three-game skid.
Blake Wheeler assisted on four of the Jets' goals, including all
three of Ehlers', while Connor Hellebuyck stopped 32 shots.
The Coyotes got goals from Brad Richardson and Anthony Duclair.
Louis Domingue was pulled in favor of Anders Lindback following the
second period after allowing five goals on 25 shots. Lindback
stopped all 12 shots he faced.
Penguins 2, Devils 0
PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel scored goals, Marc-Andre
Fleury made a succession of strong saves during his 42nd career
shutout and Pittsburgh moved into the All-Star break with a win over
The Penguins won their third in a row and fourth in five games --
and improved to 9-3-4 in their last 16 games -- while halting the
Devils' attempt to win five consecutive games for the first time in
nearly three years.
Cory Schneider stopped 29 shots for the Devils, but his efficient
night couldn't prevent New Jersey from losing in Pittsburgh for the
fifth straight time and the 11th time in its last 13 trips to Consol
Ducks 6, Bruins 2
BOSTON -- Anaheim spotted Boston a goal in the first minute and
scored four consecutive goals against two goaltenders en route to a
victory in the final game before All-Star weekend for both teams.
Corey Perry, David Perron, Ryan Kesler and rookie Shea Theodore all
had a goal and an assist as the Ducks won for the fifth time in
their last six games and beat the Bruins for the fourth straight
time. Ryan Getzlaf and Jakob Silfverberg had two assists apiece.
Zach Trotman and Zdeno Chara scored for the Bruins.
Panthers 5, Maple Leafs 1
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Aleksander Barkov signed a $35.4 million contract
extension and scored a power-play goal all on the same day, leading
Florida over Toronto at the BB&T Center.
Vincent Trocheck, Jussi Jokinen and Reilly Smith all had a goal and
an assist for the panthers and Alex Petrovic also scored. Brian
Campbell recorded two assists.
Nazem Kadri scored the Maple Leafs' only goal.
Sabres 3, Senators 2
OTTAWA -- Rookie Jack Eichel scored two goals, including the winner
at 1:08 of the third period, to help Buffalo snap a three-game
losing streak with a victory over Ottawa at Canadian Tire Centre.
Evander Kane had the other Sabres goal.
Erik Karlsson and Bobby Ryan replied for the Senators.
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Hurricanes 5, Blackhawks 0
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Riley Nash scored two goals and Carolina cooled
red-hot Chicago goalie Corey Crawford after the first period in a
victory at PNC Arena.
Jeff Skinner, John-Michael Liles and Joakim Nordstrom also scored
for the Hurricanes while Eddie Lack made 26 saves for the shutout.
Blue Jackets 5, Canadiens 2
MONTREAL -- Brandon Dubinsky scored a goal and added an assist as
Columbus swept a back-to-back, home-and-home set against Montreal at
the Bell Centre.
Boone Jenner, Scott Hartnell, Brandon Saad and Cam Atkinson also
scored for the Blue Jackets. Devante Smith-Pelly and Alex Galchenyuk
scored for the Canadiens.
Joonas Korpisalo stopped 28 shots for the Blue Jackets while Ben
Scrivens, in his first home start since being acquired, made 21
saves for the Canadiens.
Predators 2, Canucks 1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- James Neal scored with 4:44 left in
the third period to snap a tie and give Nashville a win over
Craig Smith also scored for Nashville while Mattias Ekholm had an
assist to give him five points (two goals, three assists) in the
last four games.
Brandon Sutter, who returned to Vancouver's lineup after missing 33
games with a sports hernia, scored for the Canucks. Vancouver was
playing its first game at home after a six-game road trip.
Sharks 6, Avalanche 1
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Joe Thornton had a night for the history books
during a San Jose victory over Colorado.
Thornton became the 33rd player in league history to achieve 1,300
career points with his two assists while Melker Karlsson, Tomas
Hertl, Joe Pavelski, Joel Ward, Paul Martin and Dylan DeMelo all
scored for the Sharks.
Nathan MacKinnon converted Colorado's fifth power-play chance of the
game with his 17th goal at 11:35 of the third period to deny Martin
Jones of his fifth shutout of the season. Jones finished with 21
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