Cana­di­ens surge con­tin­ues with 4-2 win over Bru­ins

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LOS AN­GE­LES: Cen­ter David De­shar­nais scored late in the third pe­riod to lift the Montreal Cana­di­ens to a 4-2 come-from-be­hind win over the Bos­ton Bru­ins. Goal­tender Mike Con­don stopped 29 shots for Montreal, while Jonas Gus­tavs­son made 29 saves for the Bru­ins.

Cen­ter To­mas Plekanec and left wingers Lars Eller and Max Pa­cioretty also scored for the Cana­di­ens. Left winger Loui Eriks­son and cen­ter Frank Va­trano scored for Bos­ton.

Wild 1, Light­ning 0

Min­nesota’s De­van Dub­nyk won a goal­tend­ing bat­tle in a game in which a de­fense­man scored the lone goal as the Wild es­caped with a 1-0 vic­tory over the Tampa Bay Light­ning. Dub­nyk made 30 saves to earn his 16th ca­reer shutout and sec­ond of the sea­son while de­fense­man Jared Sprur­geon’s sec­ond-pe­riod goal stood up. Light­ning goal­tender Ben Bishop made 24 saves.

Sabres 3, Canucks 2

De­fense­man Rasmus Ris­to­lainen scored his sec­ond goal of the game with 16.8 sec­onds re­main­ing to lead the Buf­falo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the Van­cou­ver Canucks. Left winger Jamie McGinn also scored for the Sabres, who got 35 saves from goalie Li­nus Ull­mark. Cen­ter Hen­rik Sedin and left winger Chris Hig­gins scored for the Canucks. Van­cou­ver goalie Ryan Miller, play­ing in his first game in Buf­falo against his former team, made 19 saves.

Kings 4, Pan­thers 1

De­fense­man Drew Doughty and cen­ter Anze Ko­pi­tar scored goals less than a minute apart late in the sec­ond pe­riod as the Los An­ge­les Kings de­feated the Florida Pan­thers. Cen­ter Jeff Carter and left winger Mi­lan Lu­cic also scored for Los An­ge­les, while Jonathan Quick made 18 saves. Cen­ter Nick Bjugstad scored for the Pan­thers.

Fly­ers 3, Jets 0

Philadel­phia goalie Michal Neu­virth posted his third shutout of the sea­son as the Fly­ers beat the Win­nipeg Jets. Neu­virth blocked 27 shots as the Fly­ers halted a six-game los­ing streak. Fly­ers cen­ter Bray­den Schenn fired a power play goal in the first pe­riod, be­fore right winger Wayne Sim­monds scored his sec­ond goal of the sea­son at 9:44 of the third pe­riod. Right winger Matt Read scored his third goal of the sea­son into an empty net with 1:35 re­main­ing.

Cap­i­tals 3, Maple Leafs 2 (SO)

Nick­las Back­strom tied the score with less than one sec­ond left in reg­u­la­tion be­fore Alex Ovechkin scored the only goal in the shootout as the Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals ral­lied to de­feat the Toronto Maple Leafs. The first three play­ers for each team missed their shots be­fore Ovechkin took his time and shot past Toronto goalie James Reimer. Cap­i­tals goalie Braden Holtby then stopped cen­ter Nazem Kadri to seal the win. Back­strom forced over­time when he scored with eight-tenths of a sec­ond left in reg­u­la­tion off a

pass from right winger Justin Wil­liams.

Hur­ri­canes 3, Sen­a­tors 2 (OT)

Jeff Skin­ner scored with 3.3 sec­onds left in reg­u­la­tion on Car­olina’s 43rd shot against An­drew Ham­mond be­fore Jor­dan Staal won it in over­time. Ham­mond was un­der siege in the fi­nal 2-1/2 min­utes of reg­u­la­tion with Cam Ward pulled for an ex­tra at­tacker and then Staal scored his third goal of the sea­son with 2:09 left in over­time. Alex Chi­as­son and Chris Wide­man scored 4-1/2 min­utes apart in the sec­ond pe­riod as the Sen­a­tors took a 2-1 lead into the third pe­riod but could not hold it.

Blues 4, Preda­tors 0

Colton Parayko and Alex Pi­etrange­olo scored power-play goals and goal­tender Jake Allen posted a shutout, lead­ing the St. Louis Blues to a 4-0 win over the Nashville Preda­tors. Allen made 46 saves for Nashville. — Reuters

ST PAUL: Tampa Bay Light­ning cen­ter Cedric Pa­que­tte, left, checks Min­nesota Wild cen­ter Ryan Carter (18) dur­ing the first pe­riod of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Satur­day. — AP

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