Bobrovsky shuts down Hurricanes as Blue Jackets win 3-0
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 46 shots — including 22 in the second period — to get his sixth shutout of the season, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 on Friday night.
Adam McQuaid, David Savard and Josh Anderson scored for the Blue Jackets, who pulled even with the Hurricanes for the two wild cards in the Eastern Conference. Both teams are four points behind third-place Pittsburgh in the Metropolitan Division.
Bobrovsky set a franchise record for saves in a shutout.
Petr Mrazek, who had won his last six starts, didn’t have a whole lot to do after the Blue Jackets tallied twice in the first period, especially in the second when Carolina kept the puck mostly in its offensive zone. He finished with 17 saves.
MAPLE LEAFS 7, FLYERS 6
TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews scored twice in the third period as Toronto held on after rallying from a three-goal deficit.
Jake Muzzin had two goals and an assist, and Patrick Marleau, Zach Hyman and Martin Marincin also scored to for the Maple Leafs, who had five consecutive goals to take the lead after trailing 5-2. Toronto snapped a two-game skid and pulled two points behind Boston for second place in the Atlantic Division. Frederik Anderson finished with 23 saves.
James van Riemsdyk scored three goals, Shayne Gostisbehere and Radko Gudas each had a goal and an assist, and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Flyers. Claude Giroux had three assists, and Nolan Patrick and Sean Couturier each had two, and Brian Elliott had 44 saves.
Matthews got the tiebreaking goal with 5 minutes left, taking a one-handed pass from Nylander in front and burying it past Elliott. He then added his 34th of the season with 2:39 remaining off a rebound on a rush to put the Maple Leafs up 7-5.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2, STARS 1
DALLAS (AP) — Ryan Reaves scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and Vegas beat Dallas.
Max Pacioretty scored in the opening minute of the game for Vegas, and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 40 shots — including 16 in the third period — for his 35th win. The Golden Knights have won seven of eight to remain third in the Pacific Division.
Roope Hintz scored for Dallas and Anton Khudobin finished with 35 saves and also stopped a penalty shot by William Karlsson in the second period. The Stars lost for just the second time in eight games but fell from third in the Central Division behind St. Louis. Each team has 79 points, but the Blues have a game in hand.
DUCKS 5, AVALANCHE 3
DENVER (AP) — Corey Perry scored twice, including the go-ahead goal with 56.9 seconds remaining, to lead Anaheim.
Perry knocked in the winner shortly after Mikko Rantanen was whistled for a high-sticking penalty. Hampus Lindholm added an empty-netter to seal the victory.
Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Daniel Sprong all scored in the second period as the Ducks erased a 2-0 deficit. Colorado’s Sven Andrighetto tied the game at 3 with 11:18 remaining, setting the stage for Perry.
The Ducks were coming off a 6-1 loss in Arizona the night before, but were the more energetic team most of the night.
Gibson had 14 of his 41 saves in the third period. He’s now 7-2 in his career against Colorado.
A three-day break energized the Avalanche early as they got goals from Nathan MacKinnon and Rantanen in the first period. Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves.
FLAMES 5, RANGERS 1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk scored two goals and had a career-high five points to lead Calgary.
Johnny Gaudreau, Garnet Hathaway and Michael Frolik also scored for Calgary, which moved one point ahead of San Jose for the Pacific Division lead with 11 games to go. David Rittich had 24 saves.
Tkachuk had 10 points (six goals, four assists) on the Flames’ 3-0-0 homestand. The hot streak comes after an extended cold stretch during which he had just six points in the previous 18 games.
Neal Pionk scored for the New York, which is winless in its last six on the road. Alexandar Georgiev made 27 saves to fall to 10-12-3.
DEVILS 3, CANUCKS 2, SO
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Damon Severson scored in the seventh round of the shootout to give New Jersey a win after rallying from two goals down.
Kevin Rooney and Stefan Noesen scored 7:53 apart in the third period to tie the score. MacKenzie Blackwood stopped 25 shots as New Jersey won its second straight after a seven-game skid (0-6-1).
Elias Pettersson and Tanner Pearson scored for Vancouver, and Bo Horvat had two assists. Jacob Markstrom finished with 31 saves.
Petterson also scored on the opening attempt of the shootout, and Drew Stafford tied it for New Jersey in the second round.