Steen scores twice, Blues hold on to beat Capitals 4-3
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alexander Steen had two goals and an assist, and Brian Elliot stopped 33 shots as the streaking St. Louis Blues held on to beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Sunday.
Dmitrij Jaskin and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored, and T.J. Oshie added three assists for St. Louis. The Blues have won five straight and 10 of 11.
Washington’s Alex Ovechkin scored twice, giving him a NHL-leading 31 goals, and had an assist. He became the fifth player in NHL history to start his career with 10 30-goal seasons. Ovechkin has 15 goals in his last 15 games.
Karl Alzner also scored for Washington.
Arizona’s Lauri Korpikoski scored two power-play goals and Montreal-area native Louis Domingue made 18 saves help to win in his first NHL start as the Coyotes edged the Canadiens 3-2.
The 22-year-old Domingue helped end the Canadiens’ five-game winning streak.
Domingue made his NHL debut Saturday in relief of Mike Smith during the third period in a 7-2 loss in Ottawa. His first start got off to a rough beginning when Alex Galchenyuk scored twice on Montreal’s first four shots in the opening 4:55. Oliver Ekman-Larsson also scored for the Coyotes.
At Pittsburgh, Carter Hutton made 21 saves for this second career shutout as the Nashville Predators blanked the Penguins 4-0 in their first regulation victory in Pittsburgh in 11 years.
Gabriel Bourque, Roman Josi, Eric Nystrom and Mike Fisher scored.
The Minnesota Wild downed the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 after Devan Dubnyk stopped 35 shots.
Zach Parise, Jared Spurgeon, Thomas Vanek and Jason Zucker scored for the Wild. Zucker sealed it with an empty-net goal with 55 seconds left.
Ronalds Kenins and Daniel Sedin scored for the Canucks.