The Associated Press
Feb. 08, 2015
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Justin Williams had two goals and the Los Angeles Kings got a rare road win, beating the Lightning 4-2 on Saturday and snapping Tampa Bay's franchise-record 10-game home winning streak.
Tyler Toffoli and Drew Doughty also scored for the Kings, who had lost four in a row on the road and are 6-12-6 overall away from home. Robyn Regehr ended an eight-game point drought with two assists.
Tampa Bay got goals from Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman. It was the Lightning's first loss at home since losing 5-3 to Washington on Dec. 9.
PREDATORS 3, RANGERS 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Ribeiro scored with 7:14 left in the third period and the Nashville Predators bounced back from a rare home loss to beat the New York Rangers.
The Predators, coming off their third regulation loss at home this season against Anaheim on Thursday night, improved to 11-0-1 after a regulation loss this season. Pekka Rinne made 30 saves in his second game back from a knee injury.
Ribeiro's goal was his 700th career point. Roman Josi and captain Shea Weber also scored. Rick Nash scored his league-leading 33rd goal, and Ryan McDonagh also scored for the Rangers. They had won three straight.
WILD 1, AVALANCHE 0
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Charlie Coyle scored and Devan Dubnyk stopped 18 shots for his fourth shutout in nine starts with Minnesota, leading the Wild to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche for their fifth straight win.
With just over 5 minutes left in the third period, Dubnyk turned away five Colorado shots on a power play to preserve the lead as Wild fans chanted "Dooooob" for their recently acquired goalie.
One of those five shots was a wrister by Matt Duchene that sneaked between Dubnyk's legs, but Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin swiped it out before it crossed the line.
Minnesota has won five straight in regulation for the first time since March 25, 2013.
RED WINGS 3, COYOTES 1
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Petr Mrazek stopped 22 shots, including a third-period penalty shot, and the Detroit Red Wings moved into a first-place tie in the Eastern Conference with a victory over the Arizona Coyotes.
With Detroit ahead 1-0, Mrazek made a blocker save of Martin Erat's penalty shot with 8:22 left after Erat was hauled down on a short-handed breakaway.
Riley Sheahan, Tomas Tatar and Darren Helm scored for Detroit in its third straight win. The Red Wings' third straight win gave them 71 points and moved them even with Tampa Bay.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson's career-high 16th goal with under 2 minutes left ended Mrazek's bid for a second straight shutout.
BRUINS 2, ISLANDERS 1
BOSTON (AP) — Loui Eriksson scored the go-ahead goal with 7:34 left in the third period and Tuukka Rask stopped 39 shots to lift the surging Boston Bruins over the New York Islanders for their ninth win in 12 games.
Patrice Bergeron added a first-period, power-play goal for the Bruins, who have collected points in 14 of their last 16 games (10-2-4).
John Tavares had a power-play goal for the Islanders, who have lost four of five. Former Bruin Chad Johnson made 34 saves.
SABRES 3, STARS 2
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jhonas Enroth made 38 saves and Chris Stewart assisted on all three goals for the Buffalo Sabres in their first victory at home in more than a month.
Tyler Myers, Tyler Ennis and Zemgus Girgensons scored for the Sabres, who won at First Niagara Center for the first time since Dec. 27.
Tyler Seguin and Cody Eakin had goals for the Dallas Stars, who started a three-game road trip by spotting the last-place Sabres a 3-0 lead.
MAPLE LEAFS 5, OILERS 1
TORONTO (AP) — Interim coach Peter Horachek scratched David Clarkson and started James Reimer and the Toronto Maple Leafs snapped an 11-game winless streak, beating the Edmonton Oilers.
Richard Panik scored in Clarkson's spot on the power play and Reimer, starting with Jonathan Bernier out sick, made 31 saves to help Toronto win for the first time since Jan. 9 and just the second time since Horachek took over for Randy Carlyle.
Luke Gadzic's goal with 2.3 seconds left ended Reimer's shutout bid.
Phil Kessel, Mike Santorelli, Morgan Rielly and Peter Holland also scored for Toronto.
CANADIENS 6, DEVILS 2
MONTREAL (AP) — Tomas Plekanec and Dale Weise each scored twice and P.K. Subban assisted on three power-play goals as the Montreal Canadiens beat the New Jersey Devils.
Andrei Markov and Lars Eller also scored for the Canadiens, who topped two goals for the first time in five games. Markov, Eller and Plekanec scored in the second period to put Montreal ahead 3-1. Plekanec and Weise scored 30 seconds apart with about 7 1/2 minutes remaining in the third, and Weise scored again with 4:42 left.
Michael Cammalleri and Jacob Josefson scored for the Devils, who snapped a three-game winning streak. New Jersey also ended a run of six consecutive games with at least one point.
BLUE JACKETS 4, SENATORS 1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Curtis McElhinney stopped 34 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets scored four goals in the third period to beat the Ottawa Senators.
Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Scott Hartnell and Mark Letestu had the goals to help the Blue Jackets win for the second time in two nights.
Erik Condra had the only goal for the Senators, also in the third period. Robin Lehner stopped 29 shots as Ottawa lost its third straight.
CANUCKS 5, PENGUINS 0
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Ryan Miller made 31 saves for his sixth shutout of the season and 35th of his career, leading the Vancouver Canucks past the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Alexandre Burrows had a goal and an assist, and Bo Horvat, Shawn Matthias, Zack Kassian and Daniel Sedin each also scored for Vancouver. Radim Vrbata added two assists.
Thomas Greiss stopped 22 shots for Pittsburgh.
HURRICANES 5, SHARKS 4
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Andrej Sekera and Victor Rask scored 3:41 apart late in the third period and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the San Jose Sharks.
Eric Staal, Andrej Nestasil and Elias Lindholm also scored for the Hurricanes, who are 9-3-3 since Jan. 1 and have won four straight in San Jose. Cam Ward stopped 23 shots to improve to 4-1 against the Sharks.
Tomas Hertl scored twice, and Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau also had goals for San Jose.