Sharks win 6th straight, beat Blue Jackets 5-3
COLUMBUS: Joe Pavelski scored twice and the San Jose Sharks rallied late for a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets for their sixth straight victory on Sunday night. San Jose won its seventh straight road game by completing a perfect six-game trip. Patrick Marleau had a goal and an assist, and Brent Burns and Brenden Dillon also scored. Joel Ward added two assists and Alex Stalock made 28 saves. Ryan Johansen, Boone Jenner and Cam Atkinson scored for Columbus. Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 24 saves. Columbus led 3-1 after Atkinson’s goal 1:23 into the third, but the Sharks stormed back with help from several key offensive zone faceoff wins. They took the lead by scoring three times in a 7:02 span, including Dillon’s go-ahead score with 6:45 left.
CANADIENS 4, ISLANDERS 2
Alex Galchenyuk broke a tie with 3:29 left and Max Pacioretty added an empty-net goal to lift Montreal over New York to complete a weekend home-and-home sweep. Galchenyuk one-timed a pass from P.K Subban for this third goal of the season during a power play. About 2 minutes later, the Islanders were called for too many men and Travis Hamonic was given a game misconduct penalty, setting up Pacioretty’s power-play empty-netter. David Desharnais also scored on the power play for his seventh goal and Tomas Fleischmann added his seventh this season for Montreal. Carey Price made 21 saves and the Canadiens followed a 5-3 win over the Islanders on Friday night with another victory. John Tavares gave New York a 1-0 lead late in the first period, and Anders Lee made it 2-1 Islanders with 8:07 left in the third.
HURRICANES 4, KINGS 3
Justin Faulk scored two power-play goals and Carolina snapped a five-game losing streak by beating Los Angeles. Brett Pesce scored his first NHL goal and added an assist, and Jeff Skinner also scored for Carolina, which led 3-0 in the second period. Faulk scored each of his goals in the second, giving him an NHL-best eight with the man advantage, and Cam Ward made 26 saves for the Hurricanes. Anze Kopitar scored two goals, including one 58 seconds after Dustin Brown scored on a penalty shot, for Los Angeles. Jonathan Quick allowed four goals with 17 saves in two periods before Jhonas Enroth replaced him and made eight stops. The Kings have lost two straight after winning three in a row.
DEVILS 3, CANUCKS 2
Mike Cammalleri had a goal and two assists, Cory Schneider made 36 saves against his former team and New Jersey beat Vancouver. Andy Greene and Adam Henrique also scored to help New Jersey end a two-game skid. Henrik Sedin and Radim Vrbata had goals for Vancouver, and Jacob Markstrom made 19 stops in his first home start of the season in place of resting No. 1 goalie Ryan Miller. Drafted by Vancouver in 2004, Schneider spent three seasons with the Canucks before being traded to New Jersey at the 2013 draft as the first casualty of the protracted goaltending controversy involving himself and Roberto Luongo - Luongo was also traded, going to Florida in a deal that brought back Markstrom. The 29-year-old Schneider got his first victory at Rogers Arena since the trade after going winless in his first tries. —AP
Carolina 4, Los Angeles 3; San Jose 5, Columbus 3; Montreal 4, NY Islanders 2; New Jersey 3, Vancouver 2.
Ottawa Detroit Tampa Bay Boston Florida Buffalo Toronto
10 11 10 10 8 8 7
5 8 9 8 8 10 10
5 2 3 1 4 2 4
61 49 53 62 54 43 48
57 52 50 56 53 55 58
25 24 23 21 20 18 18
NY Rangers 15 3 2 63 38 32 Washington 13 5 1 61 44 27 Pittsburgh 12 8 0 45 46 24 New Jersey 11 8 1 50 50 23 NY Islanders 10 8 3 59 53 23 Carolina 7 10 3 40 58 17 Philadelphia 6 9 5 35 58 17 Columbus 8 14 0 55 71 16 Note: Overtime losses (OTL) are worth one point in the standings and are not included in the loss column (L)