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Sunday’s Results Vancouver 3 Arizona 1 Detroit 2 St. Louis 1 ( OT) Tampa Bay 5 Boston 3 N. Y. Rangers 7 Anaheim 2 Saturday’s Results Winnipeg 3 Washington 0 Montreal 2 San Jose 0 Ottawa 5 Toronto 3 Edmonton 5 Philadelphia 4 ( OT) Vancouver 4 Los Angeles 1 Columbus 3 Calgary 2 ( OT) Florida 2 Boston 1 ( SO) N. Y. Islanders 3 New Jersey 0 N. Y. Rangers 3 Carolina 2 ( SO) Pittsburgh 3 Arizona 1 Dallas 4 Chicago 0 Minnesota 6 St. Louis 3 Nashville 3 Buffalo 0 Monday’s Games Chicago at Carolina, 6 p. m. Los Angeles at New Jersey, 6 p. m. San Jose at Ottawa, 6: 30 p. m. Minnesota at Toronto, 6: 30 p. m. Buffalo at Dallas, 7: 30 p. m. Colorado at Calgary, 8 p. m. Winnipeg at Edmonton, 8: 30 p. m. Tuesday’s Games Anaheim at Columbus, 6 p. m. Minnesota at N. Y. Islanders, 6 p. m. Los Angeles at N. Y. Rangers, 6 p. m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 6 p. m. Arizona at Detroit, 6: 30 p. m. Florida at Tampa Bay, 6: 30 p. m. Montreal at Nashville, 7 p. m. Winnipeg at Vancouver, 9 p. m. National Hockey League WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OL SL F A P Home Away Last 10 Strk St. Louis 73 45 21 3 4 223 180 97 24- 9- 1- 1 21- 12- 2- 3 5- 3- 1- 1 L- 3 Nashville 73 44 21 3 5 208 176 96 27- 7- 1- 1 17- 14- 2- 4 3- 6- 1- 0 W- 1 Chicago 71 43 22 3 3 203 162 92 22- 9- 3- 2 21- 13- 0- 1 7- 2- 1- 0 L- 1 Pacific GP W L OL SL F A P Home Away Last 10 Strk Anaheim 74 46 21 2 5 216 206 99 25- 10- 1- 221- 11- 1- 3 6- 4- 0- 0 L- 1 Vancouver 72 42 26 2 2 206 193 88 20- 14- 0- 122- 12- 2- 1 6- 3- 0- 1 W- 2 Calgary 72 39 27 4 2 211 189 84 20- 13- 3- 119- 14- 1- 1 6- 2- 1- 1 L- 1 Wild Card GP W L OL SL F A P Home Away Last 10 Strk Minnesota 72 40 25 5 2 207 181 87 20- 11- 4- 120- 14- 1- 1 7- 3- 0- 0 W- 1 Winnipeg 72 37 23 7 5 201 189 86 20- 11- 3- 217- 12- 4- 3 6- 3- 0- 1 W- 4 Los Angeles 71 34 23 7 7 189 179 82 22- 9- 4- 3 12- 14- 3- 4 5- 3- 2- 0 L- 2 Colorado 71 33 26 8 4 191 198 78 19- 14- 2- 114- 12- 6- 3 7- 2- 1- 0 L- 1 San Jose 72 35 29 3 5 199 201 78 17- 16- 2- 318- 13- 1- 2 5- 5- 0- 0 L- 1 Dallas 72 34 28 7 3 224 230 78 15- 14- 5- 319- 14- 2- 0 7- 3- 0- 0 W- 2 Edmonton 72 20 39 6 7 172 247 53 12- 20- 1- 2 8- 19- 5- 5 2- 5- 0- 3 W- 1 Arizona 73 21 44 3 5 149 242 50 10- 23- 3- 211- 21- 0- 3 1- 8- 1- 0 L- 8 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OL SL F A P Home Away Last 10 Strk Montreal 73 46 20 4 3 193 159 99 24- 8- 3- 2 22- 12- 1- 1 5- 3- 1- 1 W- 3 Tampa Bay 73 45 21 2 5 238 188 97 29- 7- 0- 1 16- 14- 2- 4 7- 2- 0- 1 W- 3 Detroit 71 39 21 2 9 204 190 89 20- 7- 0- 7 19- 14- 2- 2 4- 6- 0- 0 W- 1 Metropolitan GP W L OL SL F A P Home Away Last 10 Strk N. Y. Rangers 71 46 18 2 5 217 163 99 23- 8- 1- 4 23- 10- 1- 1 8- 1- 1- 0 W- 2 N. Y. Islanders 73 44 25 1 3 225 203 92 23- 12- 0- 021- 13- 1- 3 3- 5- 1- 1 W- 1 Pittsburgh 72 40 22 4 6 200 178 90 21- 12- 1- 219- 10- 3- 4 4- 5- 0- 1 W- 1 Wild Card GP W L OL SL F A P Home Away Last 10 Strk Washington 73 39 24 6 4 212 180 88 20- 11- 2- 319- 13- 4- 1 6- 4- 0- 0 L- 1 Boston 73 36 25 3 9 193 190 84 21- 10- 2- 415- 15- 1- 5 5- 3- 0- 2 L- 5 Ottawa 71 36 24 5 6 207 188 83 19- 11- 2- 317- 13- 3- 3 9- 1- 0- 0 W- 6 Florida 72 33 25 4 10 177 197 80 18- 11- 0- 715- 14- 4- 3 6- 3- 0- 1 W- 2 Philadelphia 74 29 29 7 9 192 215 74 20- 9- 1- 5 9- 20- 6- 4 2- 4- 2- 2 L- 4 New Jersey 72 31 30 4 7 163 183 73 18- 11- 4- 413- 19- 0- 3 6- 3- 0- 1 L- 1 Columbus 72 33 35 2 2 193 225 70 13- 20- 1- 120- 15- 1- 1 7- 3- 0- 0 W- 3 Carolina 71 26 35 3 7 164 196 62 15- 14- 1- 511- 21- 2- 2 2- 5- 1- 2 L- 3 Toronto 73 27 40 3 3 192 235 60 19- 15- 1- 0 8- 25- 2- 3 2- 7- 1- 0 L- 5 Buffalo 72 20 45 2 5 135 241 47 12- 20- 1- 3 8- 25- 1- 2 1- 7- 0- 2 L- 2 Scoring Leaders Through Saturday GP G A Pts +/- PIM PP SH GW S Pct Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh 67 24 50 74 7 43 9 0 2 202 11.9 Alex Ovechkin, Washington 72 47 26 73 11 50 21 0 11 356 13.2 John Tavares, N. Y. Islanders 73 33 40 73 1 46 12 0 7 245 13.5 Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia 74 21 52 73 6 68 10 0 3 208 10.1 Nicklas Backstrom, Washington 73 18 54 72 4 40 3 0 3 143 12.6 Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis 72 35 35 70 29 29 7 0 6 250 14.0 Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh 63 28 40 68 5 60 9 0 4 190 14.7 Jamie Benn, Dallas 72 24 43 67 - 4 64 6 2 5 217 11.1 Claude Giroux, Philadelphia 73 21 46 67 0 34 12 0 4 257 8.2 Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay 72 40 26 66 5 40 11 0 5 240 16.7 Joe Pavelski, San Jose 72 34 31 65 13 25 17 0 4 222 15.3 Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay 70 25 40 65 31 16 7 0 5 184 13.6 Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim 70 23 42 65 12 58 3 0 5 173 13.3 Tyler Seguin, Dallas 62 33 31 64 - 1 18 11 0 5 243 13.6 Patrick Kane, Chicago 61 27 37 64 10 10 6 0 5 186 14.5 Jiri Hudler, Calgary 69 26 38 64 9 14 6 0 4 138 18.8 Max Pacioretty, Montreal 73 35 28 63 40 28 6 2 9 282 12.4 Nick Foligno, Columbus 69 25 38 63 10 46 10 0 2 159 15.7 Saturday’s Summaries LIGHTNING 5 RED WINGS 2 COYOTES 1 BRUINS 3 COYOTES 1 PENGUINS 3 CANUCKS 3 BLUES 1 ( OT) FLYERS 4 ( OT) RANGERS 7 OILERS 5 DUCKS 2 Ondrej Pavelec stopped 28 shots for his second shutout of the season to lead the Winnipeg Jets in a 3- 0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Mark Scheifele posted a goal and an assist while Mark Stuart and Adam Lowry also scored for the Jets, who have ripped off four straight wins. “ I thought we did a really good job of 5- on- 5 play tonight,” said Winnipeg head coach Paul Maurice. “ We were able to control the puck real well and any time we did have a breakdown Ondrej was there for us. First Period 1. Winnipeg, Stuart 2 ( Scheifele, Stafford) 11: 46. Penalties — Stuart Wpg ( interference) 17: 43. Second Period 2. Winnipeg, Scheifele 13 ( Wheeler, Stafford) 10: 48. Penalties — Kuznetsov Wash ( holding) 5: 51, Trouba Wpg ( roughing) 13: 15, Glencross Wash ( roughing) 13: 15. Third Period 3. Winnipeg, Lowry 9 ( unassisted) 18: 38 ( ensh). Penalties — Thorburn Wpg ( tripping) 1: 51, Brouwer Wash ( elbowing) 3: 06, Latta Wash ( high- sticking) 5: 28, Slater Wpg ( tripping) 16: 59. Shots on goal by Washington 9 8 11— 28 Winnipeg 6 8 10— 24 Goal — Washington: Holtby ( L, 35- 19- 9); Winnipeg: Pavelec ( W, 17- 14- 7). Power plays — Washington: 0- 3; Winnipeg: 0- 3. Att. at Winnipeg, MB — 15,016 Kari Lehtonen turned aside all 33 shots he faced for his fifth shutout of the season to lead the Dallas Stars in a 4- 0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. Patrick Eaves and Jason Spezza each posted a goal and an assist, while Shawn Horcoff and Tyler Seguin also scored for the Stars, who have won five of their last six games. Corey Crawford allowed all four goals on 29 shots for the Blackhawks, who had a fourgame winning streak snapped. Chicago is now four points behind both Nashville and St. Louis for first place in the Central Division. First Period 1. Dallas, Eaves 9 ( Goligoski, Jokipakka) 9: 36. 2. Dallas, Seguin 33 ( Ja. Benn, Spezza) 16: 02 ( pp). Penalties — Demers Dal ( tripping) 2: 17, Ja. Benn Dal ( high- sticking) 5: 28, Hjalmarsson Chi ( hooking) 15: 24, Shaw Chi ( hooking) 19: 08. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — None. Third Period 3. Dallas, Horcoff 11 ( Goligoski, Hemsky) 6: 02 ( pp). 4. Dallas, Spezza 16 ( Eaves) 9: 32. Penalties — Hjalmarsson Chi ( high- sticking) 4: 59. Shots on goal by Chicago 9 12 12— 33 Dallas 10 12 7— 29 Goal — Chicago: Crawford ( L, 29- 15- 5); Dallas: Lehtonen ( W, 31- 14- 10). Power plays — Chicago: 0- 2; Dallas: 2- 3. Referees — Jean Hebert, Tim Peel. Linesmen — Scott Driscoll, Pierre Racicot. Att. at Dallas, TX. — 18,532 Brandon Pirri netted the lone score in the shootout, sending Florida past Boston by a 2- 1 count in a matchup rife with playoff implications on Saturday. Jimmy Hayes tallied in regulation for the Panthers, winners of two straight and five of seven to pull within four points of the final wildcard berth in the Eastern Conference. Roberto Luongo ended up with 26 stops. First Period 1. Florida, Hayes 18 ( Bolland, Jokinen) 14: 41. Penalties — Seidenberg Bos ( goaltender interference) 3: 37, Petrovic Fla ( slashing) 10: 14, Chara Bos ( slashing) 19: 13. Second Period 2. Boston, Bergeron 20 ( Spooner, Hamilton) 2: 52 ( pp). Penalties — Bolland Fla ( high- sticking) 1: 52, Seidenberg Bos ( hooking) 8: 30, Gudbranson Fla ( boarding) 17: 22. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — None. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout — Florida wins 1- 0 Boston: Bergeron miss, Marchand miss, Spooner miss. Florida: Huberdeau miss, Pirri goal. Shots on goal by Boston 12 7 8 0— 27 Florida 9 8 6 2— 25 Goal — Boston: Rask ( LO, 29- 18- 11); Florida: Luongo ( W, 25- 16- 11). Power plays — Boston: 1- 3; Florida: 0- 3. Att. at Sunrise, FL — 17,044 Vladislav Namestnikov, J. T. Brown and Ondrej Palat each tallied a goal and an assist to power the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5- 3 win over the slumping Boston Bruins Sunday. Jason Garrison and Anton Stralman also scored, while Ben Bishop made 25 saves for the Lightning, who have won three straight games and improved to 7- 1- 1 over their last nine. “ We feel like we can win any game,” Tampa Bay head coach Jon Cooper said. First Period 1. Boston, Bergeron 21 ( Marchand, McQuaid) : 33. 2. Tampa Bay, Namestnikov 6 ( Morrow, Brown) 5: 49. 3. Tampa Bay, Brown 3 ( Palat, Carle) 10: 47. 4. Tampa Bay, Stralman 8 ( Filppula, Namestnikov) 11: 02. Penalties — Marchand Bos, Johnson TB ( roughing) 2: 07, Stralman TB ( tripping) 3: 35, Stamkos TB, Marchand Bos ( fighting) 10: 05. Second Period 5. Tampa Bay, Garrison 4 ( Johnson, Carle) 7: 54. Penalties — None. Third Period 6. Boston, Chara 8 ( Smith, Pastrnak) 10: 22 ( pp). 7. Tampa Bay, Palat 16 ( Callahan, Kucherov) 13: 50 ( pp). 8. Boston, Paille 6 ( Talbot, Campbell) 19: 12. Penalties — Killorn TB ( slashing) 8: 56, Soderberg Bos ( hooking) 12: 01. Shots on goal by Boston 7 10 11— 28 Tampa Bay 8 7 4— 19 Goal — Boston: Rask ( L, 29- 19- 11); Tampa Bay: Bishop ( W, 36- 11- 4). Power plays — Boston: 1- 2; Tampa Bay: 1- 1. Referees — Justin St. Pierre, Dan O’Halloran. Linesmen — David Brisebois, Andy McElman. Att. at Tampa, FL — 19,204. 24 seconds into overtime, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 2- 1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. Patrik Berglund was whistled for tripping with 1: 21 to play in regulation and the thirdperiod horn sounded before the Red Wings could take advantage. First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Butler StL ( holding) 2: 03, Abdelkader Det ( high- sticking) 2: 10, Berglund StL ( highsticking) 4: 32, Lehtera StL ( slashing) 13: 15, Sheahan Det ( tripping) 18: 59. Second Period 1. St. Louis, Steen 23 ( Pietrangelo, Stastny) 9: 38 ( pp). Penalties — Quincey Det ( roughing) 4: 07, Glendening Det ( high- sticking) 7: 57. Third Period 2. Detroit, Cole 21 ( Abdelkader, Quincey) : 24. Penalties — Stastny StL ( tripping) 3: 02, Lindbohm StL, Miller Det ( cross- checking, fighting) 5: 55, Oshie StL, Nyquist Det ( unsportsmanlike conduct) 6: 08, Butler StL ( tripping, roughing), Backes StL ( roughing), Abdelkader Det ( roughing), Tatar Det ( roughing, unsportsmanlike conduct) 10: 38, Michalek StL ( hooking) 12: 56, Berglund StL ( tripping) 18: 39. Overtime 3. Detroit, Abdelkader 20 ( Zidlicky, Kronwall) : 24 ( pp). Penalties — None. Shots on goal by St. Louis 8 11 5 0— 24 Detroit 10 5 8 2— 25 Goal — St. Louis: Allen ( OL, 18- 6- 4); Detroit: Howard ( W, 21- 12- 9). Power plays — St. Louis: 1- 4; Detroit: 1- 6. Referees — Eric Furlatt, Ian Walsh. Linesmen — Jean Morin, Tony Sericolo. Att. at Detroit, MI — 20,027. The Ducks’ quest to become the top team in the National Hockey League turned out to be a blowout ... for all the wrong reasons. Derek Stepan broke out of a scoring slump with two goals and one assist, while Keith Yandle contributed three helpers. First Period 1. N. Y. Rangers, Kreider 18 ( Stepan, McDonagh) 1: 24. 2. Anaheim, Perry 30 ( Maroon, Vatanen) 2: 50. 3. N. Y. Rangers, Stepan 12 ( Yandle, Nash) 5: 43 ( pp). 4. N. Y. Rangers, Hagelin 16 ( Hayes, Yandle) 10: 16. 5. Anaheim, Perry 31 ( Getzlaf) 11: 12. Penalties — Maroon Ana ( boarding) 4: 58, McDonagh NYR ( interference) 6: 48, Perry Ana, Boyle NYR ( roughing) 12: 06, Kesler Ana ( tripping) 15: 46. Second Period 6. N. Y. Rangers, Miller 9 ( Zuccarello, Yandle) 2: 38. 7. N. Y. Rangers, Stepan 13 ( unassisted) 16: 01. Penalties — None. Third Period 8. N. Y. Rangers, Fast 5 ( Hayes) 6: 12. 9. N. Y. Rangers, Brassard 15 ( Zuccarello, Miller) 8: 17. Penalties — None. Shots on goal by Anaheim 17 6 15— 38 N. Y. Rangers 11 9 9— 29 Goal ( saves- shots) — Anaheim: Andersen ( 4- 7, L, 31- 11- 5) , Gibson ( 10: 16 of 1st period, 18- 22); N. Y. Rangers: Talbot ( W, 19- 7- 4). Power plays — Anaheim: 0- 1; N. Y. Rangers: 1- 2. Referees — Wes McCauley, Francois St. Laurent. Linesmen — Don Henderson, Matt MacPherson. Att. at New York, NY — 18,006. Alexander Edler’s power- play goal with 3: 13 left in regulation was the deciding factor as the Vancouver Canucks topped the Arizona Coyotes 3- 1 on Sunday. Yannick Weber and Henrik Sedin also lit the lamp for the Canucks, who have won four of their last five games. Jacob Markstrom made 24 saves in his first start since March 3. Oliver Ekman- Larsson scored the Coyotes’ lone goal and Mike Smith turned aside 41 shots in the team’s eighth straight loss. After Joe Vitale went off for tripping, Elder fired a shot from the top of the left circle. The puck rang off the near post, caromed off Smith’s back and trickled over the goal line to put Vancouver ahead. The Coyotes pulled Smith with over a minute to play, but Sedin scored on the vacated cage moments later to seal the win. First Period 1. Vancouver, Weber 7 ( D. Sedin, Vrbata) 14: 23. 2. Arizona, Ekman- Larsson 20 ( Vitale) 15: 34. Penalties — None. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Campbell Ari ( tripping) 2: 32; Edler Van ( slashing) 12: 23. Third Period 3. Vancouver, Edler 7 ( Weber, Vrbata) 16: 47 ( pp). 4. Vancouver, H. Sedin 7 ( D. Sedin, Tanev) 18: 51 ( en). Penalty — Vitale Ari ( tripping) 15: 03. Shots on goal by Vancouver 16 12 16— 44 Arizona 10 6 9— 25 Goal — Vancouver: Markstrom ( W, 1- 1- 0); Arizona: Smith ( L, 11- 37- 5). Power plays — Vancouver: 1- 2; Arizona: 0- 1. Referees — Mike Leggo, Tom Kowal. Linesmen — Tim Nowak, Ryan Galloway. Att. at Glendale, AZ — 12,405. Rene Bourque’s second goal of the contest was the game winner with 58.5 seconds remaining in overtime, and Columbus nipped Calgary, 3- 2, at the Saddledome. . First Period 1. Calgary, Monahan 29 ( Hudler, Gaudreau) 4: 18 ( pp). 2. Columbus, Bourque 5 ( Johansen) 11: 13. Penalties — Boll Clb ( high- sticking) 4: 05, Goloubef Clb ( high- sticking) 16: 59. Second Period 3. Calgary, Hudler 26 ( Monahan) 2: 44. Penalties — Ferland Cgy ( fighting) 9: 01, Tropp Clb ( fighting) 9: 01, Brodie Cgy ( roughing) 18: 03, Hartnell Clb ( roughing) 18: 03, Foligno Clb ( roughing) 18: 03, Wideman Cgy ( roughing) 18: 03. Third Period 4. Columbus, Anisimov 6 ( unassisted) 4: 21. Penalties — Tyutin Clb ( hooking) 5: 08, Gaudreau Cgy ( Embellishment) 5: 08, Atkinson Clb ( highsticking) 6: 35, Atkinson Clb ( interference) 8: 42, Bourque Clb ( high- sticking) 16: 57. Overtime 5. Columbus, Bourque 6 ( Connauton, Tyutin) 4: 01. Penalties — None. Shots on goal by Columbus 6 8 9 3— 26 Calgary 12 12 14 2— 40 Goal — Columbus: Bobrovsky ( W, 22- 17- 2); Calgary: Ramo ( LO, 14- 8- 2). Power plays — Columbus: 0- 0; Calgary: 1- 5. Referees — Frederick L’Ecuyer, Kevin Pollock. Linesmen — Lonnie Cameron, Brad Kovachik. Att. at Calgary, AB — 19,289 Justin Fontaine recorded a goal and an assist and the Minnesota Wild struck early and often in a 6- 3 victory over the St. Louis Blues. First Period 1. Minnesota, Stewart 14 ( unassisted) 7: 47. 2. Minnesota, Vanek 18 ( Fontaine, Suter) 12: 14. Penalties — Suter Minn ( hooking) 14: 24, Oshie StL ( tripping) 18: 24. Second Period 3. Minnesota, Parise 28 ( Brodin, Granlund) 3: 39. 4. Minnesota, Brodin 3 ( Fontaine, Coyle) 4: 05. 5. St. Louis, Tarasenko 35 ( Schwartz, Pietrangelo) 10: 02 ( pp). 6. St. Louis, Schwartz 24 ( Tarasenko, Bouwmeester) 11: 41. 7. Minnesota, Fontaine 9 ( Coyle, Suter) 16: 11. Penalties — Vanek Minn ( high- sticking) 8: 40, Stastny StL ( hooking) 12: 48, Parise Minn ( holding) 18: 20. Third Period 8. Minnesota, Koivu 11 ( Pominville, Dumba) 10: 48 ( pp). 9. St. Louis, Stastny 14 ( Steen, Backes) 14: 07 ( pp). Penalties — Berglund StL ( tripping) 5: 21, Tarasenko StL ( high- sticking) 10: 05, Stewart Minn ( tripping) 13: 12. Shots on goal by St. Louis 6 13 10— 29 Minnesota 11 11 6— 28 Goal — St. Louis: Elliott ( L, 24- 12- 3); Minnesota: Dubnyk ( W, 31- 11- 3). Power plays — St. Louis: 2- 4; Minnesota: 1- 4. Referees — Francis Charron, Steve Kozari. Linesmen — Mike Cvik, Darren Gibbs. Att. at St. Paul, MN — 19,204 Kyle Turris finished with two goals, including the game- winner, to power the Ottawa Senators to a 5- 3 victory over the lowly Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. First Period 1. Ottawa, Hoffman 25 ( Chiasson, Methot) 13: 20. 2. Ottawa, Karlsson 19 ( Zibanejad, Puempel) 16: 06. Penalties — Sill Tor ( fighting) 2: 12, Gryba Ott ( fighting) 2: 12, Bozak Tor ( tripping) 3: 14, van Riemsdyk Tor ( interference) 6: 11. Second Period 3. Toronto, Lindstrom 4 ( Phaneuf, Carrick) 2: 42. 4. Ottawa, Lazar 4 ( Pageau, Methot) 3: 09. 5. Toronto, Komarov 8 ( Sill) 4: 30. 6. Toronto, Erixon 2 ( unassisted) 15: 32. 7. Ottawa, Turris 20 ( Karlsson, Wiercioch) 19: 08 ( pp). Penalties — Ryan Ott ( goaltender interference) 7: 33, Erixon Tor ( high- sticking) 17: 17. Third Period 8. Ottawa, Turris 21 ( Stone, Hammond) 19: 13 ( en). Penalties — Lindstrom Tor ( interference) 3: 06, Sill Tor ( fighting) 9: 46, Borowiecki Ott ( fighting) 9: 46, Panik Tor ( high- sticking) 11: 41. Shots on goal by Toronto 9 12 4— 25 Ottawa 16 9 16— 41 Goal — Toronto: Bernier ( L, 20- 25- 6); Ottawa: Hammond ( W, 13- 0- 1). Power plays — Toronto: 0- 1; Ottawa: 1- 5. Referees — Dean Morton, Francois St. Laurent. Linesmen — Kiel Murchison, Brad Lazarowich. Att. at Ottawa, ON — 19,194 Radim Vrbata’s third- period goal on an extended power play was the difference in the Vancouver Canucks’ 4- 1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in a key Pacific Division clash. Vrbata’s gamewinner came 4: 05 into the third on a 5- on- 3 created when Kings forward Tyler Toffoli was assessed a five- minute major and a game misconduct for shoving Vancouver’s Alex Burrows into the boards from behind with the game tied at 1- 1. First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Carter LA ( hooking) 9: 25. Second Period 1. Los Angeles, Gaborik 22 ( Doughty, Kopitar) : 24 ( pp). 2. Vancouver, Bonino 13 ( Vrbata, Bieksa) 14: 54. Penalties — Hamhuis Vcr ( roughing) 0: 17, H. Sedin Vcr ( roughing) 16: 55, Quick LA ( roughing) 16: 55. Third Period 3. Vancouver, Vrbata 27 ( Edler, Weber) 4: 31 ( pp). 4. Vancouver, D. Sedin 16 ( unassisted) 19: 04 ( en). 5. Vancouver, Horvat 13 ( unassisted) 19: 59 ( ensh). Penalties — Doughty LA ( slashing) 3: 02, Toffoli LA ( boarding - major) 4: 05, Toffoli LA ( game misconduct) 4: 05, Hansen Vcr ( high- sticking) 13: 46, Hansen Vcr ( high- sticking) 19: 16. Shots on goal by Vancouver 13 13 16— 42 Los Angeles 11 7 8— 26 Goal — Vancouver: Lack ( W, 13- 10- 3); Los Angeles: Quick ( L, 30- 19- 12). Power plays — Vancouver: 1- 3; Los Angeles: 1- 3. Att. at Los Angeles, CA — 18,230 Pekka Rinne made 22 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3- 0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Taylor Beck, Craig Smith, and Mike Fisher scored for Nashville, which snapped a two- game losing streak. Rinne earned his third shutout of the season and 36th of his NHL career. Matt Hackett made 40 saves for Buffalo, which has lost nine of 10. Beck gave the Predators a 1- 0 lead at 14: 52 of the second period. Buffalo’s Johan Larsson was whistled for a holding- thestick penalty in the offensive zone. Matt Cullen won the ensuing faceoff back to Shea Weber at the right point, and he fired a slap shot. Beck skated through the slot and tipped the puck past Hackett for his second goal in three games. First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Josi Nash ( interference) 0: 31, Smith Nash ( high- sticking) 17: 50. Second Period 1. Nashville, Beck 7 ( Weber, Cullen) 14: 52 ( pp). Penalties — Larsson Buf ( stick holding) 14: 48. Third Period 2. Nashville, Smith 23 ( Ellis, Cullen) 5: 49. 3. Nashville, Fisher 17 ( Stalberg, Ellis) 15: 01. Penalties — Ekholm Nash ( tripping) 19: 57. Shots on goal by Buffalo 6 7 11— 24 Nashville 17 13 13— 43 Goal — Buffalo: Hackett ( L, 0- 3- 0); Nashville: Rinne ( W, 38- 15- 4). Power plays — Buffalo: 0- 4; Nashville: 1- 1. Referees — Ghislain Hebert, Dan O’Rourke. Linesmen — Steve Miller, Jay Sharrers. Att. at Nashville, TN — 17,113 Cam Talbot made 28 saves, then two more in a shootout to lead the New York Rangers to a 3- 2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. Mats Zuccarello beat Anton Khudobin with a forehand deke for the only goal in the shootout after J. T. Miller and Jesper Fast scored in regulation for New York. First Period 1. Carolina, Lindholm 16 ( Rask, Biega) 2: 01. Penalties — Dwyer Car ( high- sticking) 13: 59, McDonagh NYR ( holding) 15: 36. Second Period 2. N. Y. Rangers, Miller 8 ( Zuccarello, Brassard) 3: 39. 3. N. Y. Rangers, Fast 4 ( Hayes, Hagelin) 12: 59. Penalties — E. Staal Car ( slashing) 4: 05. Third Period 4. Carolina, Murphy 2 ( Liles, Jo. Staal) 14: 27 ( pp). Penalties — Hagelin NYR ( tripping) 12: 35. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout — N. Y. Rangers wins 1- 0 N. Y. Rangers: Hayes miss, Zuccarello goal. Carolina: Lindholm miss, Nash miss, Skinner miss. Shots on goal by N. Y. Rangers 7 14 6 2— 29 Carolina 8 5 17 0— 30 Goal — N. Y. Rangers: Talbot ( W, 18- 7- 4); Carolina: Khudobin ( LO, 8- 14- 5). Power plays — N. Y. Rangers: 0- 2; Carolina: 1- 2. Att. at Raleigh, NC — 13,404 Jaroslav Halak returned from a lower- body injury to make 26 saves, and the New York Islanders snapped their season- worst skid with a 3- 0 blanking of the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night. Halak, who sat out the Islanders’ last game, earned his fifth shutout of the season. Ryan Strome and Travis Hamonic each had a goal and one assist for the Islanders, who also got a boost from the return of Nick Leddy. The defenseman missed the last four games with an upper- body injury and New York lost all of them. Cory Schneider stopped 27 shots for New Jersey, which had its three- game winning streak ended. Strome opened the scoring 7: 37 into the game. First Period 1. N. Y. Islanders, Strome 15 ( Kulemin) 7: 37. Penalties — None. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Hamonic NYI ( hooking) 1: 17. Third Period 2. N. Y. Islanders, Hamonic 5 ( Strome, Nelson) 12: 19. 3. N. Y. Islanders, Okposo 15 ( Tavares, Hamonic) 19: 22 ( en). Penalties — Gionta NJ ( interference) 10: 15. Shots on goal by N. Y. Islanders 13 8 9— 30 New Jersey 9 11 6— 26 Goal — N. Y. Islanders: Halak ( W, 35- 15- 1); New Jersey: Schneider ( L, 26- 26- 7). Power plays — N. Y. Islanders: 0- 1; New Jersey: 0- 1. Referees — Greg Kimmerly, Chris Lee. Linesmen — Don Henderson, Brian Murphy. Att. at Newark, NJ — 16,592 Daniel Winnik scored the game- winning goal as the Pittsburgh Penguins halted a fourgame losing streak with a 3- 1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday. Brandon Sutter provided an interesting tally, Sidney Crosby supplied a goal and an assist and Marc- Andre Fleury made 30 saves for the Penguins, who are only two points behind the New York Islanders for third in the Metropolitan Division. First Period 1. Arizona, Rieder 12 ( Moss) 1: 34 ( sh). Penalties — Stone Ari ( holding) 0: 38, Bennett Pgh ( stick holding) 2: 41, Ekman- Larsson Ari ( holding) 4: 42, Doan Ari ( hooking) 11: 13, Adams Pgh ( stick holding) 11: 13. Second Period 2. Pittsburgh, Sutter 16 ( unassisted) 8: 45 ( pp). 3. Pittsburgh, Winnik 8 ( Letang, Crosby) 12: 21. Penalties — Vitale Ari ( tripping) 7: 38, Perron Pgh ( tripping) 17: 21. Third Period 4. Pittsburgh, Crosby 24 ( unassisted) 19: 48 ( en). Penalties — Arcobello Ari ( tripping) 1: 22, Letang Pgh ( hooking) 14: 19. Shots on goal by Pittsburgh 3 22 12— 37 Arizona 13 11 7— 31 Goal — Pittsburgh: Fleury ( W, 32- 16- 7); Arizona: Smith ( L, 11- 36- 5). Power plays — Pittsburgh: 1- 4; Arizona: 0- 3. Att. at Glendale, AZ — 15,581 Ryan Nugent- Hopkins started the scoring and ended it. First Period 1. Edmonton, Nugent- Hopkins 21 ( Eberle) : 51. 2. Philadelphia, Giroux 20 ( Voracek) 4: 25. 3. Philadelphia, Giroux 21 ( Voracek, Simmonds) 12: 00 ( pp). 4. Philadelphia, White 4 ( Rinaldo) 14: 17. 5. Edmonton, Purcell 10 ( Roy) 16: 15. 6. Edmonton, Hendricks 8 ( Gordon, Ference) 19: 29. Penalties — Grossmann Pha ( hooking) 5: 39, Hall Edm ( interference) 6: 08, Edm Bench ( too many men) 10: 53. Second Period 7. Edmonton, Eberle 20 ( Pouliot, Nugent- Hopkins) 1: 11. Penalties — Scrivens Edm ( slashing) 2: 46, Grossmann Pha ( interference) 14: 44, Voracek Pha ( tripping) 17: 09. Third Period 8. Philadelphia, Raffl 18 ( Voracek, Streit) : 46. Penalties — Nugent- Hopkins Edm ( tripping) 1: 08, Pha Bench ( too many men) 8: 33. Overtime 9. Edmonton, Nugent- Hopkins 22 ( Nikitin, Hall) 2: 46. Penalties — None. Shots on goal by Philadelphia 11 7 10 3— 31 Edmonton 11 11 9 3— 34 Goal — Philadelphia: Emery ( LO, 10- 10- 6); Edmonton: Scrivens ( W, 14- 22- 10). Power plays — Philadelphia: 1- 4; Edmonton: 0- 4. Att. at Edmonton, AB — 16,839 Carey Price posted his ninth shutout of the season as the Montreal Canadiens blanked the San Jose Sharks, 2- 0, on Saturday night. Price made 29 saves in Montreal’s third win in its last four games. Tomas Plekanec scored what turned out to be the game- winner late in the first period, while Brendan Gallagher added an empty- net goal late in regulation. Antti Niemi stopped 27 shots for the Sharks, who have lost three of four as they attempt to make a late push for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Montreal opened the scoring at 18: 46 of the first.. First Period 1. Montreal, Plekanec 22 ( Galchenyuk, Parenteau) 18: 46. Penalties — Braun SJ ( holding) 6: 08, Gallagher Mtl ( Embellishment) 6: 08. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Plekanec Mtl ( slashing) 3: 39. Third Period 2. Montreal, Gallagher 21 ( Pacioretty, Plekanec) 19: 46 ( en). Penalties — Smith- Pelly Mtl ( slashing) 11: 53. Shots on goal by San Jose 8 10 11— 29 Montreal 13 12 4— 29 Goal — San Jose: Niemi ( L, 28- 21- 7); Montreal: Price ( W, 40- 15- 4). Power plays — San Jose: 0- 2; Montreal: 0- 0. Referees — Wes McCauley, Marc Joannette. Linesmen — Scott Cherrey, Mark Wheler. Att. at Montreal, QC — 21,286 KINGS 1 CANUCKS 4 BLUE JACKETS 3 CAPITALS 0 FLAMES 2 ( OT) DEVILS 0 JETS 3 ISLANDERS 3 MAPLE LEAFS 3 SENATORS 5 CANADIENS 2 BRUINS 1 ( SO) HURRICANES ( SO) PANTHERS 2 SHARKS 0 RANGERS 3 BLACKHAWKS 0 SABRES 0 BLUES 3 STARS 4 PREDATORS 3 WILD 6 D_ 02_ Mar- 23- 15_ FP_ 01. indd D2 3/ 22/ 15 10: 41: 43 PM

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