NHL roundup: Blackhawks stop Jets

Scoring outburst in 2d sparks win

Chicago’s Ben Smith (center) celebrates with teammates following his third-period goal.
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Chicago’s Ben Smith (center) celebrates with teammates following his third-period goal.

Brandon Bollig, Patrick Sharp, and Nick Leddy scored in a 4:55 span of the second period to lead Chicago to a 5-1 win over the Jets on Saturday in Winnipeg, Manitoba, extending the Blackhawks’ winning streak to three games.

Goalie Corey Crawford stopped 26 shots to pick up his eighth win of the season and Chicago also got goals from Niklas Hjalmarsson and Ben Smith. Marcus Kruger had a pair of assists, and Leddy and Bollig also picked up an assist each for the Blackhawks, who are 4-1-1 on the road. Tobias Enstrom scored for the Jets.

Ondrej Pavelec started in net for Winnipeg, but was replaced by Al Montoya after Leddy’s goal at 5:49 of the second made it three in a row. Pavelec had stopped 10 of 14 shots at that point. Montoya faced 11 shots in his stint.


Rangers 5, Hurricanes 1 — Derek Stepan scored his first three goals of the season and Carl Hagelin added his first two as New York had its best offensive output of the season in a win over visiting Carolina.

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Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves for the Rangers, who are on a season-high, three-game winning streak. Hagelin scored the Rangers’ first two goals, and Stepan netted the final three.

Penguins 3, Blue Jackets 0 — Deryk Engelland, Chris Kunitz, and Jussi Jokinen scored and backup Jeff Zatkoff had 19 saves in his first NHL win as Pittsburgh beat host Columbus for its fourth victory in a row.

Zatkoff made several big stops but wasn’t very busy. He’s backing up Marc-Andre Fleury while Tomas Vokoun recovers from preseason surgery.

Canucks 4, Maple Leafs 0 — Roberto Luongo made 21 saves for his second shutout of the season, leading Vancouver over visiting Toronto.


Daniel Sedin, Zack Kassian, Chris Higgins, and Dan Hamhuis scored for the Canucks, who rebounded from a disappointing loss to Detroit on Wednesday with one of their best efforts of the season.

Flyers 1, Devils 0 — After being embarrassed by Washington at home just 24 hours earlier, Philadelphia found a way to gut out a win on the road, edging the New Jersey in Newark.

Brayden Schenn deflected an Andrej Meszaros shot past Martin Brodeur in the first period and goalie Ray Emery made 14 saves for his 15th career shutout as last-place Philadelphia perhaps authored its most complete effort of the season.

Capitals 3, Panthers 2 — Nicklas Backstrom scored in the first period and added the winning goal in the shootout to lift host Washington over Florida.

The Capitals won their second game in a row without Alex Ovechkin, who is out with an unspecified upper-body injury.


Ducks 6, Sabres 3 — Emerson Etem and Corey Perry both scored two goals to lift Anaheim over host Buffalo.

Ryan Getzlaf scored and added two assists for the Ducks, who recorded five straight goals after Buffalo struck first. Sami Vatanen also scored for Anaheim. Cody Hodgson, Tyler Myers, and Henrik Tallinder scored for Buffalo.

Buffalo barely tested Anaheim goalie Jonas Hiller, and the Sabres were outshot for the sixth straight game, 29-17.

Avalanche 4, Canadiens 1 — Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and an assist and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 29 saves as host Colorado beat Montreal.

Nathan MacKinnon, P.A. Parenteau, and Ryan O’Reilly also scored for the Avalanche. Brendan Gallagher scored for the Canadiens.

Red Wings 5, Oilers 0 — Joakim Andersson and Jakub Kindl each had a goal and an assist, and Petr Mrazek made just 14 saves to post his first NHL shutout as Detroit defeated host Edmonton.

Todd Bertuzzi, Darren Helm, and Tomas Tatar had the other Red Wings’ goals.

Lightning 4, Blues 2 — Brett Connolly and Valtteri Filppula scored in the third period as host Tampa Bay beat St. Louis.

Alex Killorn had a goal and two assists and Steven Stamkos also scored for the Lightning, who have won all five games this season against Western Conference teams. St. Louis received goals from Alex Pietrangelo and Jaden Schwartz.

Predators 4, Kings 3 — David Legwand scored a pair of goals, Eric Nystrom and Sean Weber added one apiece, and visiting Nashville beat Los Angeles.

Carter Hutton made 35 saves for the Predators. The Kings received goals from Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown, and Mike Richards.