Lundqvist makes 31 saves as Rangers blank Predators 3-0
NEW YORK: Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist continued his brilliant season by stopping 31 shots in the New York Rangers’ 3-0 victory over the Nashville Predators. Lundqvist leads the league with 12 wins and also leads in both goals against average and save percentage before registering his second shutout. Rick Nash and Kevin Hayes and Derek Stepan scored for the Rangers, who have won 11 of 12. Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne stopped 16 shots.
BLUES 2, SABRES 1
Right wingers Troy Brouwer and Robby Fabbri both scored goals as the St. Louis Blues came from behind to beat the Buffalo Sabres. Goalkeeper Jake Allen made 24 saves for the Blues. Center David Legwand scored for the Sabres, who are winless in their last five games. Rookie goaltender Linus Ullmark made 24 saves.
CAPITALS 1, OILERS 0 Washington goalie Braden Holtby stopped 33 shots while defenseman Dmitry Orlov scored the game’s only goal with 6:32 left as the Capitals beat the Edmonton Oilers. Holtby produced two strong saves in the third when he robbed defenseman Eric Gryba with a sprawling glove save during a two-on-one break. A minute later he denied left winger Taylor Hall alone in front. It was Holtby’s first shutout of the season and the 21st of his career.
KINGS 3, PANTHERS 1
Center Tyler Toffoli, defenseman Alec Martinez and right winger Marian Gaborik scored goals as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Florida Panthers. Center Aleksander Barkov scored for the Panthers. Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick made 32 saves. Florida’s Roberto Luongo had 21 stops in place of goaltender Al Montoya, who made eight saves before leaving after an injury in the first period.
AVALANCHE 4, JETS 1
The Colorado Avalanche capped off a sevengame road trip with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Cody McLeod scored the goahead goal at 6:45 of the third period when defenseman Zach Redmond’s shot caromed off the left winger and past goaltender Michael Hutchinson. Colorado center Matt Duchene then scored his 11th of the season at 16:11 of the third period on a partial breakaway before left winger Blake Comeau added an empty-net goal with 1:10 remaining. The Avalanches played seven games in 15 days, tied for the longest road trip in team history, and posted a 4-3-0 record.
BRUINS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 3 (SO)
Center David Krejci scored the only goal in a shootout to give Boston Bruins a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Brad Marchand and Zac Rinaldo scored for Boston in regulation. Joffrey Lupul, Leo Komarov and Tyler Bozak scored for Toronto. Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask stopped 39 shots while Toronto’s James Reimer made 26 saves.
FLYERS 3, HURRICANES 2 (OT)
Philadelphia defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere scored 24 seconds into overtime on a power play to help the Flyers defeat the Carolina Hurricanes. Brayden Schenn and Claude Giroux also scored for the Flyers, who won for only the third time in the last 14 games. The Hurricanes lost their eighth game over the last 10. Philadelphia’s Michal Neuvirth made 31 saves, while Eddie back stopped 33 shots and is winless since Oct. 29. —Reuters