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Blue Jackets hike win streak to nine


VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Seth Jones scored 46 seconds into overtime to lead Columbus to a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, giving the Blue Jackets their ninth straight win and coach John Tortorella the 500th of his career.

Brandon Saad had two goals and Cam Atkinson added a goal and an assist for Columbus, which has earned points in 11 straight games (10-0-1). Alexander Wennberg had two assists and Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 14 saves for his league-leading 19th win.

Rangers 3, Devils 2, SO At New York, Kevin Hayes scored the deciding goal in the shootout to lead the Rangers to a win over New Jersey.

Henrik Lundqvist then stopped Damon Severson to secure the Rangers’ sixth win in seven games and second against the Devils at home in eight days. Lundqvist finished with 29 saves through overtime.

Mats Zuccarello also scored in the shootout, and Chris Kreider and Derek Stepan had goals in regulation.

PA Parenteau and Miles Wood scored and Cory Schneider stopped 24 shots as the Devils lost their sixth straight. Michael Cammalleri had a shootout goal.

Blackhawks 4, Sharks 1 At Chicago, Ryan Hartman, Vinnie Hinostroza and Patrick Kane scored in the third period, and the streaking Blackhawks beat San Jose for their fifth consecutiv­e victory.

The division leaders in the Western Conference were tied at 1 when Hinostroza won a faceoff for Chicago and Hartman whipped the puck right by Martin Jones on the stick side at 6:59. It was Hartman’s first goal since Nov. 25 at Anaheim, ending an 11-game drought.

Senators 6, Islanders 2 At New York, Mark Stone had a goal and two assists, Zack Smith scored twice and Ottawa beat the Islanders.

Bobby Ryan, Derick Brassard and Tom Pyatt also scored to help the Senators win their second straight.

Jets 4, Avalanche 1 At Winnipeg, Manitoba, Nikolaj Ehlers scored twice to lead the Jets to a victory over Colorado.

Patrik Laine had a goal and two assists and Blake Wheeler also scored for the Jets. Mark Scheifele had two assists and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 27 shots to improve to 12-10-1 this season.

Jarome Iginla had a power-play goal for Colorado, and Calvin Pickard had 26 saves while making his first career NHL start in his hometown.

Laine got his 18th early in the second period, and Wheeler and Ehlers scored 1:09 apart early in the third to make it 3-0.

After Iginla pulled the Avalanche within two with 2:01 remaining, Ehlers had an empty-netter with 30 seconds to go.

Bruins, 1, Kings 0 At Boston, Jimmy Hayes scored the game’s only goal, Tuukka Rask made 18 saves and the Bruins beat Los Angeles.

Hayes’ goal was his first in seven games and only his second in 28 games this season.

Rask recorded his fourth shutout of the year for the Bruins (17-13-1), who had lost two straight games and five of six coming in.

Boston was without leading scorer David Pastrnak, who had right elbow surgery Friday.

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