SPURGEON DELIVERS THE GAME-WINNER
nashville, tenn.»Jared Spurgeon scored the gamewinner at 2:46 of overtime to give the Wild a 3-2 victory over the Predators on Tuesday night.
Jordan Schroeder carried the puck up on the right side and slid a crossice pass to Spurgeon, and he beat Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne with a one-timer.
Zach Parise and Chris Stewart also scored for Minnesota, which extended its franchise-best winning streak to 11 games.
Nick Foligno scored a power-play goal midway through the third period, Sergei Bobrovsky had 37 saves and the NHL-leading Blue Jackets beat the Bruins 4-3 to extend their winning streak to 13 games. Evander Kane scored his second goal of the game in the third period to lift the Sabres over the Red Wings 4-3 and get coach Dan Bylsma his 300th NHL victory. Kane got his fifth goal in seven games 8:29 into the third by taking a cross-ice pass from Brian Gionta and beating goalie Petr Mrazek with a high wrist shot to the glove side. … Sidney Crosby scored a goal for the fourth straight game and added two assists in leading the Penguins to a 5-2 victory over the Devils. Evgeni Malkin added a goal and an assist in becoming the fourth Penguin to collect 800 points, and defenseman Justin Schultz scored the go-ahead goal with 5.4 seconds left in the second period after being set up by Pittsburgh’s two star forwards. … Andrew Ladd and Anders Lee scored 43 seconds apart early in the third period to lift the Islanders over the Capitals 4-3. Ladd had two goals for New York. … Defenseman Nick Holden scored the go-ahead goal less than 7 minutes into the third period, lifting the Rangers toa comeback 4-3 victory over the Senators. … Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele and Drew Stafford scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 34 saves to help the Jets beat the Blackhawks 3-1. Jacob Trouba added two assists. … John Klingberg scored and the Stars hung on for a 3-2 win over the Coyotes after Radim Vrbata converted a penalty shot. The Associated Press