Rangers emerge with win over Devils after 7 shootout rounds

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Kreider scored the deciding goal in the seventh round of a shootout and the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 Sunday night.

Kaapo Kaako had a goal and an assist, and Adam Fox and Alexis Lafreniere also scored to help the Rangers win their third straight and beat the Devils for the seventh straight time. Alexandar Georgiev made 24 saves.

Pavel Zacha and Jesper Bratt each had a goal and an assist, and Dougie Hamilton also scored for New Jersey. Mackenzie Blackwood had 30 saves before leaving in the third period and entering concussion protocol. Jonathan Bernier made eight saves in relief of Blackwood.

Kaako, Artemi Panarin and Ryan Strome also scored for New York in the shootout, and Bratt, Hamilton and Andreas Johnsson scored for New Jersey.


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Zegras had two goals and an assist and Troy Terry extended his scoring streak to 14 games in Anaheim’s seventh straight victory — this one over Vancouver.

Sonny Milano also scored and John Gibson made 26 saves for the Ducks, who remained in second place in the Pacific Division while staying perfect since Oct. 29.

Adam Henrique and Sam Steel added goals in the final minute for Anaheim, which has earned a point in nine straight games and scored at least three goals in a franchise-record 11 consecutive games.

Nils Hoglander scored and Jaroslav Halak stopped 33 shots for the Canucks, who have lost four straight and eight of 10.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Garnet Hathaway scored his third goal in two games, Alex Ovechkin added two assists and Washington spoiled Sidney Crosby’s return, routing Pittsburgh.

Martin Fehervary, Daniel Sprong, Conor Sheary, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson also scored for Washington, which won its fourth straight game and pulled even with Carolina atop the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals also trail Florida by a point for the NHL lead.

Jake Guentzel scored in the first period for the Penguins, who got Crosby and defenseman Brian Dumoulin back from the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan was also back from protocol, but his team fell behind early and then allowed second-period goals to two former Penguins.


ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) — Kailer Yamamoto scored in the final minute as Edmonton beat St. Louis.

Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan McLeod also scored for Edmonton, which won in St. Louis for the first time since Dec. 5, 2018.

Mikko Koskinen made 35 saves as the Oilers improved to 11-3-0 on the season.

Vladimir Tarasenko, Ivan Barbashev, Jordan Kyrou and Robert Bortuzzo scored for the Blues. Jordan Binnington had 27 saves, but St. Louis lost its third straight game.


BOSTON (AP) — Charlie Coyle had an attempted clearing pass carom into the net off his head for his first of two goals, Charlie McAvoy also scored twice, and Boston beat Montreal Canadiens in the 750th meeting between the longtime rivals.

It was the first time they faced each other in nearly two years — 641 days to be exact— because of altered divisions and scheduling changes by the NHL last season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jeremy Swayman stopped 27 shots for Boston, improving his career record to 8-0-0 at TD Garden. Taylor Hall added an empty-netter as the Bruins improved to 6-1 at home.

Joel Armia and Michael Pezzetta had the Canadiens’ goals, and Sam Montembeault made 36 saves. Montreal fell to 1-6-1 on the road.


OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Dan Vladar made 27 saves for his first career shutout as Calgary snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Ottawa.

The Flames were led by Elias Lindholm with a goal and an assist, while Andrew Mangiapane, Matthew Tkachuk and Nikita Zadorov also scored, and Sean Monahan had two assists.

Anton Forsberg made 29 saves for the Senators.


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