Sharks win 6th straight, beat Blue Jack­ets 5-3

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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

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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

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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)

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