Blackhawks extend Capitals’ season-worst skid with 8-5 win
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews had three goals and two assists, Patrick Kane added two goals and three assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks handed the Washington Capitals their season-high fifth consecutive loss with an 8-5 victory on Sunday.
Brandon Saad and Alex DeBrincat also scored and Dylan Strome added an empty-netter as last-place Chicago stopped its own five-game slide. Collin Delia made 34 saves, including impressive stops on John Carlson and Tom Wilson in the second.
Washington’s defensemen accounted for each of its five goals while star forwards Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov were kept off the scoresheet. Carlson scored twice, Dmitry Orlov and Matt Niskanen each had a goal and an assist, and Brooks Orpik got his second of the season.
Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby allowed four goals on 11 shots before he was replaced by Pheonix Copley 2:30 into the second.
ISLANDERS 3, DUCKS 0
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Cal Clutterbuck scored twice in the first period and Robin Lehner made 19 saves as New York downed Anaheim for its fifth straight win.
The victory was the 15th in 18 games for the Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders, who have surged past Washington and Columbus over the past month.
Clutterbuck opened the scoring at 4:50 of the first with a power-play goal.
Clutterbuck scored again from a nearly identical spot midway through the first for his sixth goal of the season.
Leo Komarov scored his sixth this season with 29 seconds remaining in the second period.
CANUCKS 3, RED WINGS 2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Elias Pettersson had a goal and an assist in his return from a knee injury, and Vancouver beat Detroit.
The 20-year-old rookie, who ran his point total this season to 44, missed five games after suffering an MCL sprain against Montreal on Jan. 3.
Antoine Roussel and Bo Horvat also scored for Vancouver, and Brock Boeser had two assists.
Frans Nielsen and Thomas Vanek scored for Detroit.
Jacob Markstrom stopped 35 shots for the Canucks, and Wings goalie Jonathan Bernier had 28 saves.
COYOTES 4, MAPLE LEAFS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Vinnie Hinostroza scored in the third period and Arizona beat slumping Toronto.
Clayton Keller, Mario Kempe and Lawson Crouse also scored as Arizona won for the fifth time in its last seven games (5-1-1). Darcy Kuemper stopped 25 shots. The Coyotes improved to 8-0-1 in their last nine trips to Toronto.
John Tavares and Travis Dermott had the goals for Toronto, which has lost seven of its last 10.
HURRICANES 7, OILERS 4
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nino Niederreiter and Lucas Wallmark each scored twice to lead Carolina past Edmonton.
Andrei Svechnikov had a goal and two assists, and Brock McGinn and Jordan Martinook also scored as the Hurricanes snapped a two-game skid. Sebastian Aho and Jaccob Slavin each had three assists, and Petr Mrazek stopped 17 shots.
Leon Draisaitl had two goals, and Brandon Manning and Zack Kassian also scored for the Oilers, who have lost two straight. Cam Talbot gave up three goals on 15 shots before he was replaced by Mikko Koskinen, who had 15 saves.