COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nick Foligno set a career high with his 19th and 20th goals of the season and also had an assist to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the St. Louis Blues 7-1 on Friday night.
The defeat ended the Blues’ seven-game winning streak and franchise-record 13-game points streak (12-0-1) — and the Blue Jackets’ three-game skid.
Ryan Johansen scored his first NHL short-handed goal, Corey Tropp tallied for the first time in 66 games and Cam Atkinson, Matt Calvert and Scott Hartnell also scored for Columbus. Curtis McElhinney had 32 saves and Brandon Dubinsky had two assists. Johansen also had two assists and Tropp and Hartnell added helpers.
Paul Stastny scored a power-play goal for the Blues. Brian Elliott was pulled after giving up four goals on 14 shots with Jake Allen surrendering three on 19 shots.
The seven goals were a season high for the Blue Jackets.
DEVILS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 1
NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — Patrik Elias scored his 400th career goal and the Devils sent the Maple Leafs to a franchise-record 11th straight loss.
Cory Schneider had 33 saves, giving up a third-period power-play goal to Tyler Bozak. Tuomo Ruutu, Steve Bernier and Jaromir Jagr also scored as the streaking Devils won their third straight for the first time since the start of the season and improved to 8-2-2 in the last dozen games.
The Maple Leafs’ skid breaks the old mark set by the 1966-67 team. That group rebounded with a 10-game unbeaten streak (eight wins, two ties) and won the Stanley Cup, the last time Toronto was in a Cup final.
The Maple Leafs will have a chance to end the streak Saturday against Edmonton, the NHL’s second-worst team.
CAPITALS 3, DUCKS 2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nicklas Backstrom scored shootout goals, Philipp Grubauer stopped 23 shots in his first NHL action of the season and the Washington Capitals defeated the Anaheim Ducks.
After Alex Ovechkin, Washington’s third shooter, failed to score, Anaheim had a chance to extend the game. But Grubauer stopped Ryan Kesler. Jakob Silfverberg scored the Ducks’ lone shootout goal.
Jason Chimera had a goal and an assist in regulation for Washington, and Kuznetsov added two assists.
Kesler had a goal and an assist for Anaheim, the NHL points leader, which had won eight of 10.
BLACKHAWKS 2, JETS 1, OT
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Brandon Saad scored in overtime to lift Chicago.
Patrick Kane also scored for the Blackhawks, while Corey Crawford made 20 saves.
Mark Scheifele scored for the Jets, who entered on an 0-4-1 skid since the All-Star break and were outscored 23-11 during that span.
Winnipeg announced before the game that Evander Kane, a healthy scratch in Vancouver on Tuesday night, will undergo left shoulder surgery and be out of the lineup for four to six months.
With Kane out and options limited at forward, coach Paul Maurice moved All-Star defenseman Dustin Byfuglien back to the wing, where he started the season.
PENGUINS 4, FLAMES 0
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury got his NHL-leading eighth shutout of the season and Sidney Crosby contributed two goals and an assist.
David Perron and Brandon Sutter also scored for Pittsburgh, which moved past the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division.
Mired in a mini-slump with two assists in his last six games, Crosby was the best player on the ice — along with Fleury, of course. Crosby moved into fourth place in NHL scoring with 56 points.
The Penguins outplayed the Flames, who entered having won eight of their last 10, and Fleury made 21 saves to surpass Tom Barrasso’s club record for shutouts in a season.