Gagner scores twice as Jackets hammer Blues
Sam Gagner scored twice, Nick Foligno got a goal and two assists and 13 Blue Jackets had at least a point, helping Columbus beat the St. Louis Blues 8-4 on Saturday night. Eight days after whipping NHLleading Montreal 10-1, Columbus had its fans chanting “We want 10!” with its team ahead 7-1 late in the second period. Alexander Wennberg, Brandon Dubinsky, Markus Nutivaara, William Karlsson and Zach Werenski also scored for Columbus. The Blue Jackets rebounded from a tough loss Thursday night in Boston and have points in six of their last seven games (5-1-1), winning four straight at home. Cam Atkinson added a careerhigh four assists, and Brandon Saad, Scott Hartnell, Lukas Sedlak and Boone Jenner each had two. Sergei Bobrovksy, pulled in the first period against the Bruins, stopped 33 shots for the Jackets.
Robby Fabbri scored twice and Vladimir Tarasenko and Kevin Shattenkirk also score for St Louis. Jake Allen stopped eight of 12 shots and was pulled early in the second period. Carter Hutton finished with 14 stops.
PENGUINS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 1
Sidney Crosby and Bryan Rust scored in the third period to help Pittsburgh pull away from Toronto. Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz also scored and Matt Murray stopped 34 shots as Pittsburgh won for the seventh time in nine games. Zach Hyman scored for the Maple Leafs and Frederik Anderson had 45 saves in his second start in two nights. Toronto has won just once in its last eight on the road. Rust made it 3-1 at 6:58 of the third period when he took a feed from Crosby at the faceoff dot and put a shot on Andersen. He got his own rebound and darted to the net, sweeping a shot past Andersen’s outstretched pad.
RANGERS 4, FLAMES 1
Michael Grabner and Derek Stepan scored in the first period, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 35 shots and New York beat Calgary. Jimmy Vesey and Pavel Buchnevich also scored for New York, which has won six of seven.
Micheal Ferland spoiled Lundqvist’s shutout bid with 8:48 remaining and Brian Elliott finished with 24 saves for Calgary, which has lost four straight and six of seven. Grabner, who signed with the Rangers in the offseason, has a team-high eight goals in 15 games - just one fewer than his total in 80 games with Toronto last year. Buchnevich scored for the fourth straight game.
CANADIENS 5, RED WINGS 0
Carey Price made 24 saves for his second shutout of the season and Montreal beat Detroit to extend its winning streak to four games. Phillip Danault, Paul Byron, Shea Weber, Andrew Shaw and Max Pacioretty scored to help NHL-leading Montreal improve to 13-1-1. Shaw added two assists for his first multipoint game with the Canadiens. Jimmy Howard gave up five goals on 25 shots for Detroit before being replaced by Petr Mrazek at the start of the third period. Mrazek made 12 saves in relief. The Red Wings dropped to 8-7-1. Montreal has opened with 10 straight victories at Bell Centre, a franchise record for consecutive home victories to start a season. The previous record was established in 1953. Chicago St. Louis Winnipeg Minnesota Nashville Dallas Colorado
PANTHERS 3, ISLANDERS 2, OT
Jonathan Marchessault tied the game with 13.6 seconds left in regulation and Denis Malgin scored late in overtime, helping Florida beat New York.
Florida trailed 2-0 in the third period before getting goals from Kyle Rau and Marchessault. Marchessault tied it when Jaroslav Halak blocked a shot but let the puck trickle through his pads and in. Malgin poked in a rebound with 45.8 seconds left in overtime. Brock Nelson and Nick Leddy scored for New York and Halak had 40 saves. Roberto Luongo made 17 saves to win his second straight start after losing the previous four. James Reimer entered with 50.4 seconds left in regulation
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SHARKS 3, LIGHTNING 1
Patrick Marleau had a goal that required two video reviews, Martin Jones made 25 saves and San Jose beat Tampa Bay. Tommy Wingels and Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored for the Sharks, who are 3-0 midway through a sixgame road trip. San Jose is 11-3-1, including 6-1-1 on the road, against Tampa Bay since 2006. Tampa Bay got a goal from Anton Stralman. Ben Bishop had 17 saves.
PREDATORS 5, DUCKS 0
James Neal scored twice and Pekka Rinne stopped 27 shots for his 41st career shutout in Nashville’s win over Anaheim. Ryan Ellis, Colton Sissons and Filip Forsberg also scored for the Predators, who won their third straight and improved to 4-0-2 in their last six. Rinne’s shutout was his third this season. Ducks goalie John Gibson gave up four goals on 18 shots before he was replaced late in the third period by Jonathan Bernier, who stopped eight of the nine shots he faced. The first two games in the teams’ season series have both been decided by five-goal margins, including Anaheim’s 6-1 win on Oct. 26 at home.
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FLYERS 3, WILD 2
Brayden Schenn scored the tiebreaking goal at 8:43 of the third period, lifting Philadelphia over Minnesota. Brandon Manning and Michael Del Zotto also scored to help the Flyers end a three-game skid. Michael Neuvirth started and stopped six of seven shots before leaving after the first period due to an apparent injury. Steve Mason replaced him and finished with 19 saves, including a left pad save on Eric Staal in the closing seconds. Nino Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund scored for the Wild, who lost for the third time in four games. Devan Dubnyk had 33 saves. On the go-ahead score, Wayne Simmonds put a between-the-legs pass from behind the net onto Schenn’s stick and Schenn waited for Dubnyk to go down before firing the puck over him for his third of the season - all on the power play.
BRUINS 2, COYOTES 1
David Pastrnak got his team-leading 10th goal, Tuukka Rask stopped 31 shots and Boston held on to beat Arizona. Ryan Spooner also scored for the Bruins, who have won three of their last four overall and nine straight against Arizona. Boston has not lost to the Coyotes since Oct. 9, 2010, during a season-opening series in Prague. Radim Vrbata scored a power-play goal and Louis Domingue made 27 saves for the Coyotes, who have lost two straight and three of their past four.
HURRICANES 5, CAPITALS 1
Rookie Sebastian Aho scored his first two NHL goals, Jordan Staal had a goal and three assists and Carolina beat Washington. Aho added an assist, Teuvo Teravainen had a goal and three assists and Victor Rask also scored for Carolina. Cam Ward made 20 saves. Washington was coming off an overtime win in Chicago on Friday night. Evgeny Kuznetsov scored with 7:58 left in the first period to put Washington ahead 10, but backup Philipp Grubauer stopped only 33 of 37 shots.
DEVILS 4, SABRES 2
Nick Lappin and Kyle Palmieri scored in the second period to lead New Jersey over Buffalo. Kyle Quincey and John Moore also scored for the Devils, and Cory Schneider stopped 21 shots. Taylor Hall, Adam Henrique and Damon Severson had two assists each as New Jersey completed a sweep of the two-night, home-and-home set and won its season-high fourth straight. Marcus Foligno and Matt Moulson scored for the Sabres, who have lost four straight. Robin Lehner finished with 23 saves. — AP
OHIO: Columbus Blue Jackets’ Dalton Prout, bottom, knocks the puck away from St Louis Blues’ Kyle Brodziak during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, in Columbus, Ohio. — AP