An­der­sen, Toronto blank Pitts­burgh

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

Fred­erik An­der­sen made 31 saves for his first shutout of the sea­son and 16th over­all, and the Toronto Maple Leafs routed the high-scor­ing Pen­guins, 5-0, on Satur­day night in Pitts­burgh.

Mor­gan Rielly scored twice and John Tavares had a goal and an as­sist to help Toronto im­prove to 6-0 on the road. The Maple Leafs are av­er­ag­ing an NHL-best 5.4 goals on the road. Zach Hy­man and Pa­trick Mar­leau also scored and Kasperi Ka­pa­nen had two as­sists.

The Maple Leafs picked up their first win with star for­ward Aus­ton Matthews out in­def­i­nitely with a shoul­der in­jury. Toronto scored just one goal in each of its two straight reg­u­la­tion losses with­out Matthews, who has 10 goals and 16 points in 11 games.

Ev­geni Malkin saw his ninegame point streak end for the Pen­guins. They have lost three Matt Mur­ray made 26 saves. Mur­ray, who shut out Toronto on Oct. 18, briefly left the game mid­way through the sec­ond pe­riod with an equip­ment is­sue. Backup Casey DeSmith stopped both shots he faced.

The Pen­guins were swept in a home-and-home se­ries with the New York Is­landers on Tues­day and Thursday. They won their pre­vi­ous four games in Canada by a com­bined 23-6 mar­gin, in­clud­ing a 3-0 shutout at Toronto on Oct. 18.

IS­LANDERS 3, DEVILS 0: Thomas Greiss made 35 saves for his first shutout of the sea­son, and New York beat vis­it­ing New Jersey for its fifth straight win.

It was Greiss’s ninth ca­reer shutout. Since Oct. 28, Greiss has al­lowed just four goals on 114 shots.

Jor­dan Eberle, Brock Nel­son and Scott May­field scored for New York (8-4-1), which im­proved to 6-0-0 against the Metropoli­tan Di­vi­sion this sea­son.

LIGHT­NING 4, CANA­DI­ENS 1: Steven Stamkos scored two goals to lead Tampa Bay over host Mon­treal.

J.T. Miller and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Light­ning, win­ners of nine of 13 games this sea­son. An­ton Stral­man had three as­sists.

An­drei Vasilevskiy con­tin­ued his dom­i­nant start in the nets, fin­ish­ing with 34 saves in his sev­enth vic­tory.

SABRES 9, SEN­A­TORS 2: Jeff Skin­ner and Ja­son Pom­inville each had two goals and an as­sist to lead Buf­falo over vis­it­ing Ot­tawa.

Conor Sheary, Casey Mit­tlestadt, Pa­trik Ber­glund and Zem­gus Gir­gen­sons added a goal and an as­sist apiece, and Jack Eichel had three as­sists for the Sabres, who snapped a three­game los­ing streak.

Predators ex­tend Rinne

The Nashville Predators signed goal­tender Pekka Rinne to a twoyear con­tract ex­ten­sion worth $10 mil­lion, keep­ing the Vez­ina Tro­phy win­ner un­der con­tract through 2020-21.

Gen­eral Man­ager David Poile an­nounced the ex­ten­sion on Rinne’s 36th birth­day, a cou­ple of hours be­fore the Predators hosted the Bos­ton Bru­ins.

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