Bozak scores 2, Maple Leafs hold off Bruins 4-3
MONTREAL (AP) — Jaromir Jagr passed Mark Messier to move into seventh place in the career NHL goal-scoring list as the New Jersey Devils downed the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Tuesday.
The 41-year-old Jagr got his 695th goal in his 1,438th career game. On Saturday, he passed former Pittsburgh Penguins’ teammate Mario Lemieux for seventh place in points with 1,724.
Goals less than three minutes apart early in the second period from Eric Gelinas and Adam Henrique were the difference as the Devils extended their points streak to five games and picked up a win against a team ahead of them in the Eastern Conference. Martin Brodeur made 29 saves and Dainius Zubrus added an empty-net goal on an assist from Jagr.
Max Pacioretty scored for Montreal in the first period.
Colorado’s Tyson Barrie scored his second goal of the game on a power play 4:09 into overtime to lift the Avalanche past the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2.
With Jonathan Toews off the ice for hooking, Barrie beat Corey Crawford with a one-timer from the left circle after taking a cross-ice pass from Matt Duchene to give Colorado its second straight win. The Avalanche improved to 6-1-1 in their last eight games despite being outshot 48-26.
Barrie and Ryan O’Reilly scored 1:02 apart late in the first period.
Chicago’s Andrew Shaw scored on a rebound at 7:27 of the third to tie it. Shaw also assisted on Johnny Oduya’s goal in the second.
Semyon Varlamov made 46 saves for Colorado.
At Nashville, Tennessee, Ryan Ellis ended a 42-game scoring drought by notching the first of the Predators’ three third-period goals and added an assist in a 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames.
Shea Weber scored in the first period, Craig Smith and Viktor Stalberg followed Ellis with goals in the third, and David Legwand had three assists to help Nashville snap a three-game losing streak. Carter Hutton stopped 22 shots for the Predators.
The San Jose Sharks beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 after Patrick Marleau scored the only goal of the shootout, and Tyler Bozak scored twice as the Toronto Maple Leafs held off the Boston Bruins 4-3.
Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov scored 9 seconds apart early in the second period to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the New Rangers, while the Philadelphia Flyers edged the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 thanks to Vincent Lecavalier’s goal with 15 seconds remaining.
In other games, the Dallas Stars downed the Edmonton Oilers 5-2, the Florida Panthers defeated the New York Islanders 4-2, the St. Louis Blues edged the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 and Ottawa Senators blanked the Minnesota Wild 3-0.