Devils extend win streak to 10 with victory over Canadiens

MONTREAL (AP) — Jack Hughes scored twice and the New Jersey Devils extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Dougie Hamilton, Jesper Bratt, and John Marino also scored for New Jersey. Vitek Vanecek made 25 saves.

Evgenii Dadonov scored his first goal of the season for the Canadiens. Jake Allen’ finished with 34 saves.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vladislav Gavrikov scored at 3:14 of overtime to give Columbus a victory over Philadelphia, sending the Flyers to their fourth straight loss.

Boone Jenner scored twice, Eric Robinson had a goal and an assist, Sean Kuraly added a goal and Gavrikov also had an assist for Columbus. Elvis Merzlikins stopped 15 shots before leaving in the second period with a leg injury, and Joonas Korpisalo stopped 18 in relief.

Kevin Hayes and Noah Cates each had a goal and an assist, Nick Seeler scored and Travis Konecny added a power-play goal for the Flyers. Carter Hart stopped 28 shots in his third straight loss.


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Killorn scored from the left circle on a 2-on-1 at 3:43 of overtime as Tampa Bay beat Dallas.

Lightning captain Steve Stamkos got the second assist on the goal, making him the second Tampa Bay player to reach 500 assists.

Ian Cole, Ross Colton, Nick Paul and Stamkos all scored for the Lightning. Brian Elliott made 28 saves.

Joe Pavelski and Jason Robertson had a goal and an assist for the Stars. Mason Marchment and Radek Faksa also scored, and Jake Oettinger stopped 33 shots.


PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Tavares scored his 400th goal, Matt Murray made 34 saves in his return to Pittsburgh and Toronto raced by the Penguins.

The 14-year veteran Tavares added an assist on the night he became the 107th player in NHL history to reach 400 goals.

Murray, who won Stanley Cups with the Penguins in 2016 and 2017, held his ground in the second period after Pittsburgh trimmed an early three-goal deficit to one, buying Toronto time to eventually pull away.

Sidney Crosby and Rickard Rakell scored for the Penguins.


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Bo Horvat had a goal and two assists as Vancouver beat Buffalo to snap a three-game skid.

The Canucks also got goals from Dakota Joshua, Ethan Bear, Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller in closing a five-game road trip. Pettersson added an assist, and backup goalie Spencer Martin made 28 saves.

Jeff Skinner scored twice for the struggling Sabres.


SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Carter Verhaeghe scored twice in the final minutes as Florida beat Washington.

Verhaeghe, who had six goals and 12 points in Florida’s six-game playoff series win over Washington last spring, scored on a loose puck to give the Panthers a two-goal lead with 3 minutes remaining before scoring into an empty net with 1:24 left.

Sergei Bobrovsky made 41 saves for his first win since Nov. 3.

Dylan Strome and John Carlson scored for Washington.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Duchene scored a goal and assisted on another to lead Nashville over Minnesota.

Nino Niederreiter also scored and Juuse Saros made 32 saves for Nashville. Ryan Johansen had two assists.

Frederick Gaudreau scored and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 23 shots for the Wild.


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Strome scored on a pass from Trevor Zegras with 49 seconds left in overtime, and Anaheim snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over Detroit.

After John Klingberg scored his first goal for his new team with 46 seconds left in regulation to force OT, the Ducks earned only their fifth win of the season when a backhand clearing attempt by Detroit’s Tyler Bertuzzi accidentally hit Strome in front of the net. Zegras and Strome executed a back-and-forth passing game that ended with Strome’s fifth goal.

Mason McTavish scored a rare power-play goal for the Ducks, and John Gibson stopped 31 shots in his third win of the season.

Jonatan Berggren got his first NHL goal and Michael Rasmussen also scored for the Red Wings, who have lost four straight. Ville Husso made 27 saves.


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Timo Meier scored the tiebreaking goal on a power play with 2:47 remaining to send San Jose past Vegas.

The Sharks handed the Golden Knights their second straight home loss after they had won nine straight, including six on the road.

Luke Kunin, Matt Nieto, Logan Couture and Mario Ferraro also scored for San Jose, while James Reimer made 22 saves.

Jack Eichel and Jonathan Marchessault scored for Vegas. Logan Thompson, who had his six-game win streak snapped, stopped 24 shots.


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