Draisaitl, McDavid combine for seven points in win over Wild
EDMONTON Leon Draisaitl scored twice and added an assist and Connor McDavid had a goal and three assists as the Edmonton Oilers won their second game in a row with a 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Zack Kassian, Alex Chiasson and Darnell Nurse also scored for the Oilers (15-122), who have won five of their last six games.
Marcus Foligno and Nino Niederreiter replied for the Wild (15-12-2), who have lost five of their last six.
Cam Talbot made 31 saves to pickup back-to-back victories after dropping his six previous starts. The Oilers chased Devan Dubnyk after three goals on six shots. Alex Stalock made 22 saves in relief.
STARS 3, SHARKS 2
DALLAS — Miro Heiskanen and Brett Ritchie scored in the third period, and the Dallas Stars beat the San Jose Sharks for their fourth consecutive victory.
The game was tied at 1 before Heiskanen scored from the top of the right faceoff circle 4:38 into the third. Ritchie then got his second of the season at 6:26, making it 3-1 Dallas.
The Stars also got a solid performance from Ben Bishop, who made a seasonhigh 41 saves.
Evander Kane and Logan Couture scored for San Jose, which was coming off consecutive wins against Montreal and Carolina. Erik Karlsson had two assists, and Martin Jones stopped 27 shots.
BLUES 1, JETS 0
WINNIPEG — Jake Allen made 26 saves to record his first shutout in a year as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Winnipeg Jets 1-0 on Friday.
Alex Steen scored for the Blues (10-13-4) during a second-period power play. The Jets only had six shots on goal in the third period.
Allen’s last shutout was a 30 victory over Dallas on Dec. 7, 2017. He’s 8-7-4 in 21 games this season.
Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves for Jets (17-9-2), who had a season-long four-game winning streak end.
Winnipeg was last shut out in their fourth game of the season, a 3-0 loss In Nashville on Oct. 11.
The Jets, who were starting a four-game homestand, outshot the Blues 13-9 in the scoreless first period.