Christian Ehrhoff and Marcus Foligno scored shorthanded goals to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-2 victory over host Columbus on Saturday night, ending the Blue Jackets’ franchise-record winning streak at eight.
Ryan Miller was almost flawless in goal for the Sabres, making 38 saves — standing particularly tall on the Blue Jackets’ four fruitless power plays.
Matt Ellis, Steve Ott, and Cody Hodgson also scored for the Sabres, who had lost five in a row (0-3-2). Ehrhoff added two assists, tying a career high with three points.
Derek MacKenzie had a goal and an assist and Mark Letestu also scored.
Ducks 3, Kings 0 — Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey scored first-period goals, and Anaheim beat Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium in the NHL’s first warm-weather outdoor game.
Jonas Hiller made 36 saves in his 20th career shutout as the league-leading Ducks dominated the landmark meeting of Southern California’s two hockey teams under the stars in Chavez Ravine.
Although the temperature was 63 degrees with significant humidity when Wayne Gretzky dropped the first puck, the ice held up fairly well in the night air.
Blues 4, Islanders 3 — Kevin Shattenkirk and Alexander Steen scored shootout goals to lift St. Louis over New York in Uniondale, N.Y., following a puzzling goal reversal call in overtime.
Thomas Vanek appeared to score the winner for the Islanders on the power play with 1:15 left in overtime but the play was overturned on review.
Stars 3, Penguins 0 — Kari Lehtonen made 24 saves for his second shutout in three games to lead host Dallas to a shutout victory over Pittsburgh.
Capitals 5, Canadiens 0 — Alex Ovechkin returned from an injury that sidelined him two games to start a four-goal second period as visiting Washington ended a seven-game winless run with a victory over slumping Montreal.
Jets 5, Maple Leafs 4 — Dustin Byfuglien fired a low shot past goalie Jonathan Bernier 2:44 into overtime in host Winnipeg’s victory over Toronto.
Hurricanes 6, Senators 3 — Manny Malhotra had two goals and an assist, leading host Carolina over Ottawa.
Lightning 5, Avalanche 2 — Tyler Johnson scored three goals to lead Tampa Bay over visiting Colorado.