The Associated Press
Dec. 18, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Loui Eriksson's goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in the past six.
Carl Soderberg, who set up the winner with a cross-crease pass in front of Wild defenseman Marco Scandella, scored early for the Bruins along with Patrice Bergeron.
Jason Pominville tied the game in the third period, and Kyle Brodziak also had a goal for the Wild, but Niklas Backstrom was beaten in the net for the second straight night. He stopped 22 shots.
Niklas Svedberg made 35 saves for the Bruins in just his second start in 11 games. He relieved Tuukka Rask, who lost in a shootout on Tuesday at Nashville.
The Wild dropped to 12-2-2 against the Bruins.
SENATORS 2, DEVILS 0
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Craig Anderson made 34 saves, and Kyle Turris scored two goals as Ottawa blanked New Jersey.
Anderson earned his third shutout of the season and 29th in his NHL career. He had struggled recently, going 2-6-2 in his previous 10 starts. New Senators coach Dave Cameron improved to 2-1-1 since he replaced the fired Paul MacLean.
The Devils, whose losing streak was extended to five games, went 0 for 5 on the power play — stymied by Anderson throughout.
Turris gave the Senators a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal 2:47 in on Ottawa's first shot of the game. Turris was off balance as he deflected Erik Karlsson's point shot past Cory Schneider for his first goal in 11 games.
He added an empty-net goal in the final second of the game.
STARS 2, CANUCKS 0
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kari Lehtonen made 27 saves for his second shutout this season and the 29th of his career as Dallas extended Vancouver's losing streak to five games.
Colton Sceviour and Antoine Roussel, into an empty net, scored for the Stars.
Eddie Lack stopped 27 shots for Vancouver. Lack started for the first time since Dec. 7 in place of No. 1 goalie Ryan Miller, who gave up five goals on 23 shots in a 5-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday.
Lehtonen has four wins this month but came in with a 3.10 goals-against average on the season.