WASHINGTON — Johnny Gaudreau had a
goal and an assist to extend his career-best point streak to 10
games and the Calgary Flames beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 on
Gaudreau scored and assisted on Sean
Monahan's goal, one of two on the power play for Calgary, which has
won four of its past five. Mikael Backlund and captain Mark Giordano
also scored for the Flames, who got 29 saves from Mike Smith.
Gaudreau, nicknamed "Johnny
Hockey," has eight goals and 11 assists during his point
streak. Led by the Carneys Point, New Jersey, native, the Flames are
7-3-0 in that time.
Lars Eller scored the only goal for
the Capitals, who took five minor penalties and lost for the third
time in four games. Braden Holtby allowed four goals on 39 shots.
DEVILS 4, WILD 3, OT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — John Moore
scored 52 seconds into overtime and New Jersey overcame a late
letdown to cap a successful road trip with a win against Minnesota.
Rookie defenseman Will Butcher scored
for the second straight game and Cory Schneider stopped 33 shots for
New Jersey, which led 3-1 before Minnesota's Mikael Granlund scored
twice in the third period.
Adam Henrique had a goal and two
assists, and Steven Santini scored his first goal of the season for
the Devils. They finished a 3-0-1 road trip that included wins over
Chicago and Minnesota and an overtime loss at Toronto.
Nino Niederreiter also scored for the
Wild, who have lost two in a row. Devan Dubnyk made 21 saves.
PREDATORS 5, JETS 3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Turris,
Kevin Fiala and Ryan Johansen each had a goal and an assist to lead
Nashville past Winnipeg.
Mattias Ekholm and Nick Bonino also
scored, and P.K. Subban, Viktor Arvidsson and Roman Josi added two
assists apiece as Nashville won for the seventh time in eight games.
Pekka Rinne made 32 saves.
Mathieu Perreault scored twice and
Tyler Myers had a goal and an assist for the Jets, who had won four
BLUE JACKETS 3, SABRES 2
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sergei
Bobrovsky made three of his 30 saves on a power play in the final
two minutes, and Columbus beat Buffalo for its fourth straight
Rookie Pierre-Luc Dubois, Artemi
Panarin and Boone Jenner scored for the Blue Jackets. Markus
Nutivaara had two assists.
Buffalo dropped its sixth straight
game. Evander Kane and Sam Reinhart scored for the Sabres, and Robin
Lehner stopped 25 shots.
COYOTES 4, MAPLE LEAFS 3
TORONTO (AP) — Antti Raanta made 26
saves and Arizona ended Toronto's winning streak at six games.
Brendan Perlini, Oliver Ekman-Larsson,
Max Domi and Tobias Rieder scored for the Coyotes, who have won
three in a row for the first time this season.
James van Riemsdyk scored for the
Maple Leafs. Frederik Andersen had his shutout streak snapped at
1:41:28 when the Coyotes scored in the first period. Andersen, who
made 28 saves, had blanked the opponent in back-to-back games.
DUCKS 3, SHARKS 2, SO
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Antoine
Vermette beat goalie Martin Jones in the ninth round of a long
shootout to give Anaheim a victory over San Jose.
Corey Perry, Cam Fowler and Brandon
Montour also scored during the tiebreaker for the Ducks.
Joonas Donskoi, Tim Heed and Brent
Burns had shootout goals for the Sharks. Tomas Hertl missed his
attempt in the ninth round, leaving Vermette a chance to win it.
Perry and Rickard Rakell scored in
regulation for Anaheim. Reto Berra made 40 saves in his first start
of the season.
Donskoi had two goals for the Sharks,
including the tying score midway through the third period. Jones
stopped 28 shots.