Allen stops 39 for Blues in 4-2 win at Bos­ton

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Robert Bor­tuzzo and Paul Stastny scored 2:12 apart in the sec­ond pe­riod and Jake Allen had 39 saves, help­ing the St. Louis Blues beat the Bos­ton Bruins 4-2 on Tues­day night to ex­tend their win­ning streak to four. Jori Le­htera scored twice for St. Louis, in­clud­ing into an empty net with 1:16 left. Colton Parayko and Pa­trik Ber­glund each had two as­sists. Long­time Blues cap­tain David Backes scored for Bos­ton in his first game against his for­mer club, put­ting the Bruins up 1-0 early in the first with the 20,000th goal in fran­chise his­tory. Montreal is the only other NHL team with 20,000 goals. Dominic Moore also scored for the Bruins, who lost for just the third time this sea­son with Tuukka Rask start­ing in goal. Rask had 24 saves for the Bruins, who had won four of five.


Vik­tor Stal­berg scored a tiebreak­ing, short­handed goal in the sec­ond pe­riod, lift­ing Carolina over Toronto for its fifth straight vic­tory. Jeff Skin­ner also scored for Carolina, and Cam Ward stopped 25 shots. Fred­erik An­der­sen made 27 saves for Toronto, which lost for only the third time in 10 games at home. Jake Gar­diner had the Leafs’ goal. Stal­berg got the de­cid­ing tally against his for­mer team after Tyler Bozak’s pass was picked off in the neu­tral zone. Stal­berg en­tered the zone alone, beat­ing An­der­sen for his third goal of the sea­son.


Mark Stone and Erik Karls­son scored 2:24 apart in the third pe­riod, help­ing Ot­tawa rally to beat Montreal. Stone tied it at 3 early in the third from the slot after three Cana­di­ens play­ers got caught be­hind their own net. Karls­son then scored at 5:37, the visi­tors’ first lead of the evening, on a fluke no-look shot from the blue line after a bad give­away by Jeff Petry. Mike Hoff­man and Der­ick Bras­sard also scored and Craig An­der­son made 36 saves for Ot­tawa. Shea We­ber, Alexan­der Radulov and Alex Galchenyuk scored for Montreal. An­drei Markov had three as­sists, and Carey Price stopped 19 of 23 shots.


Steven Ma­son made 38 saves and Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an as­sist, help­ing Philadel­phia beat Florida. Nick Cousins and Dale Weise also scored for the Fly­ers, and rookie Travis Konecny and Bray­den Schenn had as­sists. Reilly Smith scored for the Pan­thers, who got 25 stops from Roberto Luongo. The loss spoiled the re­turn of Florida for­ward Nick Bjugstad, who had missed all of this sea­son after an in­jury in the pre­sea­son.


Nick Leddy scored the win­ner in a marathon 14-round shootout, lift­ing New York over Ana­heim. Thomas Greiss made 39 saves and Adam Pelech and Josh Bailey scored in reg­u­la­tion for the Islanders, who had been 0-4-1 on the road this sea­son. Each team had four goals in the shootout through 13 rounds. After Kevin Bieksa missed on a slap shot to start Round 14, Chicago St. Louis Dal­las Min­nesota Win­nipeg Nashville Colorado

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23 22 21 21 17 16 14 30 Leddy waited out Jonathan Bernier be­fore snap­ping in the win­ner. Ana­heim nearly won in the 12th when of­fi­cials re­viewed a ty­ing goal by New York’s Thomas Hickey, but of­fi­cials de­ter­mined that Hickey did not in­ter­fere with Bernier on his at­tempt and awarded him the tally. — AP

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