The Associated Press
Jan. 21, 2014
GLENDALE, Arizona (AP) — Jonathan Bernier stopped 39 shots as the Toronto Maple Leafs had another big scoring night to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 Monday for their first five-game winning streak in seven years.
Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist to extend his points streak to six games for Toronto, which last won five straight from Jan. 27-Feb., 2007. Jake Gardiner and Nazem Kadri each had a goal and an assist, and Carl Gunnarsson scored his first goal in nearly a year.
The Maple Leafs have 20 goals during their winning streak.
The Coyotes sent a flurry of shots at Bernier after falling behind 3-0 and matched a team record by scoring a power-play goal in eight straight games when Mike Ribeiro scored early in the third period.
Antoine Vermette also scored a short-handed goal for Phoenix, which had numerous near-misses.
SHARKS 3, FLAMES 2
SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Joe Pavelski scored two goals to move into a tie for the second most in the NHL this season and lift San Jose over Calgary.
Pavelski scored on a deflection in the first period and on the power play in the second to give him five goals in his past two games and 18 in the past 20 to tie Anaheim's Corey Perry with 27 on the season. Washington's Alex Ovechkin has 35.
Tommy Wingels also scored and Antti Niemi made 21 saves for the Sharks, who returned home from a perfect three-game road trip with a win over struggling Calgary to open a pre-Olympic stretch of eight games out of 10 at home.
Jiri Hudler and Kevin Westgarth scored for the Flames, who have lost four straight games and 11 of 13. Karri Ramo made 24 saves.
PANTHERS 5, PENGUINS 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Drew Shore scored twice for the first multi-goal game of his career as Florida ended Pittsburgh's club-record 13-game home winning streak.
Jonathan Huberdeau, Dmitry Kulikov and Shawn Matthias also scored for the Panthers, who beat Pittsburgh for the second time in three meetings this season.
Scott Clemmensen stopped 35 shots in his first start in three weeks, ending Florida's two-game losing streak.
Matt Niskanen scored the only goal for the Penguins, who lost at home for the first time since Nov. 13. Marc-Andre Fleury made 23 saves, losing for only the fourth time in his past 37 starts at Consol Energy Center.
BLUES 4, RED WINGS 1
DETROIT (AP) — Magnus Paarjarvi, Barret Jackman, Kevin Shattenkirk and Jay Bouwmeester scored as St. Louis beat Detroit to snap a two-game skid.
Alex Steen added two assists and Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves for the Blues.
Gustav Nyquist scored for Detroit. Jimmy Howard stopped 22 shots before being replaced by Petr Mrazek midway through the second period because of a lower-body injury. Mrazek made 13 saves.
ISLANDERS 4, FLYERS 3, SO
UNIONDALE, New York, Kyle Okposo scored the game-leveling goal from a power play late in regulation and then netted the winner in the shootout to lift New York to a rare win over Philadelphia.
The Islanders used a dominant third period to erase a 3-1 deficit and force overtime.
Brock Nelson made it a one-goal game at 8:16, and Okposo tied it with 2:58 left in regulation on a lunging push with his stick after the puck struck his skate. The goal was confirmed by video replay.
Frans Nielsen and John Tavares also scored in the four-round shootout against Ray Emery, who made 40 saves through overtime.
Anders Nilsson turned aside Vincent Lecavalier and Sean Couturier in the tiebreaker to help the Islanders avoid a four-game, season-series sweep versus the Flyers.
Tavares also scored a power-play goal in regulation for the Islanders.
PREDATORS 4, STARS 1
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Roman Josi had a goal and an assist to lead Nashville over Dallas.
Nick Spaling, Shea Weber, and Mike Fisher also scored for Nashville, which has won three of four.
Cody Eakin scored for Dallas, which has lost of nine of 10.
BRUINS 3, KINGS 2
BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand continued his recent hot scoring stretch with a pair of goals, lifting Boston over Los Angeles.
Marchand, who also had two in Boston's shootout loss in Chicago on Sunday, has scored six in his past four games. Torey Krug had the other goal for the Bruins, who won at home for the 11th time in 13 games.
Boston's backup goaltender Chad Johnson made 21 saves.
Willie Mitchell and Jeff Carter scored for the Kings and Jonathan Quick stopped 20 shots.
Los Angeles has lost two straight, but collected points in six of eight (4-2-2).