NHL ROUNDUP

The Day - - SUMMARY -

Bruins 2, Avalanche 1

Brad Marc­hand scored 4:03 into over­time and Bos­ton ex­tended its points streak to seven games with a win over Colorado on Sun­day. Pa­trice Berg­eron left the puck at the top of the right cir­cle for Marc­hand, who skated into the slot and fired it past goalie Se­myon Var­lamov to ex­tend his fran­chise record with 14 ca­reer over­time goals. John Moore also scored and Jaroslav Halak made 35 saves for the Bruins, who im­proved to 4-0-3 in their last seven. Nathan MacKin­non scored his 29th goal for Colorado, ty­ing Gabriel Lan­deskog for the team lead. Var­lamov had 33 saves as the Avs lost their sev­enth in a row (0-3-3) but earned a point with a third straight over­time loss. MacKin­non gained con­trol of the puck in the cor­ner be­fore char­ing the net and beat­ing Halak high on the glove side with 32.1 sec­onds left in the first. Bos­ton tied it on Moore's goal nearly four min­utes into the sec­ond. The vet­eran de­fense­man's wrist shot from atop the left cir­cle found its way past a screened Var­lamov for his third goal of the sea­son. MacKin­non's per­fectly-timed exit from the penalty box dur­ing a Bruins power play mid­way through the pe­riod re­sulted in a break­away, but he hes­i­tated and jammed the puck against Halak's blocker.

Rangers 4, Maple Leafs 1

Alexan­dar Ge­orgiev had a ca­reer-high 55 saves to lead the New York Rangers over Toronto. Mika Zibane­jad, Jimmy Ve­sey and Adam McQuaid scored for the Rangers, who fin­ished their five-game home­s­tand at 2-2-1. Kevin Hayes added an empty-net­ter, and Mats Zuc­carello and Chris Krei­der each had two as­sists. Kasperi Ka­pa­nen scored for the Maple Leafs, who had their four-game win­ning streak snapped. Toronto had a sea­son-high 56 shots, forc­ing Ge­orgiev to be at his best through­out. He is the sev­enth goalie in fran­chise his­tory with 50 or more saves in a game. The pre­vi­ous goalie to do it was Hen­rik Lundqvist last year. The Rangers penalty killers also helped to slow down the Maple Leafs. Toronto went 0 for 4 on the power play de­spite man­ag­ing 23 shots. Lead­ing 2-1 in the third pe­riod, McQuaid gave the Rangers some in­sur­ance when he scored from the point at 11:59 for his sec­ond goal of the sea­son. The Rangers, who were blanked by Carolina on Fri­day, got off to a fast start against the Leafs. Krei­der sent a pass from be­hind the net to Zuc­carello, who was alone in front. Toronto backup goalie Gar­ret Sparks stopped Zuc­carello twice, but the loose puck went to Zibane­jad, who scored his 23rd of the sea­son just 28 sec­onds into the game.

Is­lan­ders 2, Wild 1

Devon Toews scored the tiebreak­ing goal early in the sec­ond pe­riod, Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots and the New York Is­lan­ders beat Min­nesota. Anthony Beauvil­lier also scored for Metropoli­tan Di­vi­sion-lead­ing New York, which won for the fourth time in five games and ninth in 12 (9-1-2). The Is­lan­ders, who beat Colorado 4-3 in over­time Satur­day, im­proved to 15-2-1 in back-to-back games, in­clud­ing 9-00 on the back end. Mikael Gran­lund scored for the Wild, who lost for the fifth time in six games (1-3-2). De­van Dub­nyk, start­ing for the sec­ond straight game af­ter fac­ing just 18 shots in a 4-2 win at New Jer­sey on Satur­day, had 32 saves. Min­nesota pressed for the ty­ing goal in the third, out­shoot­ing New York 12-9 in the pe­riod af­ter to­tal­ing just 15 shots over the first 40 min­utes. Greiss had four saves in close on one Wild power play in the mid­dle of the pe­riod, stop­ping a tip by Eric Staal, a shot by Ja­son Zucker and two more tries by Staal.

Dev­ils 3, Hur­ri­canes 2

Mar­cus Jo­hans­son scored twice and a bat­tered Keith Kinkaid made 32 saves and New Jer­sey pre­vented Carolina from mov­ing into a play­off spot. Nico His­chier set up all three goals to help the Dev­ils snap the Hur­ri­canes' three-game win­ning streak and hand them only their fifth loss (13-5-1) in 19 games. Pavel Zacha also scored for the Dev­ils. Dougie Hamil­ton and Teuvo Ter­a­vainen scored for Carolina, and Petr Mrazek made 18 saves. The Hur­ri­canes have missed the play­offs the last nine sea­sons. The Hur­ri­canes would have moved into the sec­ond wild-card spot ahead of idle Pitts­burgh with a win.

Notes Ducks fire Car­lyle

The Ana­heim Ducks fired coach Randy Car­lyle on Sun­day amid a seven-game los­ing streak. The Ducks an­nounced that gen­eral man­ager Bob Murray would take over as in­terim coach for the re­main­der of the reg­u­lar sea­son. Ana­heim will name a new coach fol­low­ing the sea­son. "Dif­fi­cult de­ci­sions need to be made when times are tough, and our play has clearly been un­ac­cept­able," Murray said in a state­ment. "We have a tra­di­tion of suc­cess in Ana­heim and we need to get back to that." Car­lyle, 62, the win­ningest coach in Ducks his­tory, was in his sec­ond stint with Ana­heim. He led the team to the Stan­ley Cup in 2007 and three ap­pear­ances in the West­ern Con­fer­ence Fi­nal (2006, 2007, 2017).

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