Canadiens surge continues with 4-2 win over Bruins
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