NHL roundup: Blues shut out Wild, win tenth straight
Rookie Jordan Binnington recorded his second straight shutout and the third consecutive for the St. Louis Blues, who breezed to a franchise-high-tying 10th straight win with Sunday’s 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild in Saint Paul, Minn.
Feb 17, 2019; Saint Paul, MN, USA; St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) looks on in second period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The St. Louis Blues defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-0. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports
Vladimir Tarasenko extended his point streak to a career-best 12 games with a goal and two assists to stake Binnington, who made 31 saves to win his franchise-rookie-record eighth straight start. Binnington highlighted the performance by denying Wild defenseman Ryan Suter from point-blank range late in the second period, and notched his fourth shutout and improve to 12-1-1 on the season.
Ryan O’Reilly and Brayden Schenn each scored and set up a goal, and defenseman Vince Dunn also tallied for the Blues, who defeated Minnesota for the first time in three tries this season.
Alex Stalock turned aside 26 shots for the Wild, who have dropped five in a row at home (0-3-2) and eight of nine overall (1-5-3).
Panthers 6, Canadiens 3
Aleksander Barkov scored three goals and added one assist to lead host Florida over Montreal.
It was Barkov’s second career hat trick and his third four-point game. His second goal, which came on a breakaway with 2:11 left in the second period, was sensational, and it gave Florida a 4-3 lead. Montreal defenseman Victor Mete tried to catch up, but Barkov was too fast and skilled, moving the puck forward and then back between his legs before flipping it over goaltender Carey Price’s stick.
Max Domi scored twice for Montreal, giving him 19 this season, and the Canadiens also got a goal from Brendan Gallagher (his 23rd). Tomas Tatar added two assists.
Penguins 6, Rangers 5
Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin each scored twice as Pittsburgh held on to beat visiting New York.
Marcus Pettersson had a goal and an assist, Brian Dumoulin scored, Sidney Crosby had three assists, and Phil Kessel and Zach Aston-Reese each had two assists for the Penguins. Goaltender Casey DeSmith made 39 saves for Pittsburgh, which has won three of its last four games.
Mats Zuccarello scored two goals, and Ryan Strome, Kevin Hayes and Mika Zibanejad also scored for the Rangers, who have lost three of five. Alexandar Georgiev stopped 35 of 41 shots.
Flyers 3, Red Wings 1
Oskar Lindblom scored two goals, and Ivan Provorov scored the game winner early in the third period to lead Philadelphia to a win in Detroit, completing a weekend sweep.
On their home ice on Saturday, the Flyers beat the Red Wings 6-5 in overtime after blowing a 5-1 lead in the third period. But they were up to the task of protecting a one-goal lead this time in the third period.
Philadelphia goalie Carter Hart made 37 saves in net for the Flyers, who have won three games in a row and four out of their last five. Detroit outshot Philadelphia, 38-23.
Ducks 5, Capitals 2
Adam Henrique and Jakob Silfverberg each scored two goals, and Ryan Miller had 23 saves to become the all-time winningest U.S.-born goalie, as Anaheim dominated play to earn a victory over visiting Washington.
Corey Perry added his first goal of the season as the Ducks won for the second time in three games since Bob Murray took over as interim head coach for Randy Carlyle, who was fired.
Alex Ovechkin scored a goal for the Capitals, giving him his 10th 40-goal season.
Devils 4, Sabres 1
Miles Wood’s second-period goal gave New Jersey a lead it would never relinquish in a win over Buffalo in Newark, N.J.
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Jesper Bratt, Kyle Palmieri and Joey Anderson also scored for the Devils, who won back-to-back games for the first time since Jan. 12-14. New Jersey came back from a 4-1 deficit to beat the Minnesota Wild, 5-4, in overtime on Friday.
Goalie Cory Schneider, who snapped a nearly 14-month, regular-season losing streak by earning the victory in relief Friday, recorded the win Sunday by making 34 saves.
—Field Level Media