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NHL ROUNDUP

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KINGS 5, SENATORS 2: Anze Kopitar scored twice to lead Los Angeles to a win over Ottawa for its their sixth straight victory.

Jeff Carter, Dwight King and Jarret Stoll also scored to help the Kings improve to 22-7-4. Rookie Martin Jones extended his winning streak to five games, stopping 37 shots.

Joe Corvo and Erik Karlsson scored for the Senators. Craig Anderson was pulled after allowing two goals on four shots in 4:18. Robin Lehner finished the game, allowing three goals on 22 shots.

 

MAPLE LEAFS 7, BLACKHAWKS 3: Joffrey Lupul and Peter Holland each scored twice to help Toronto end a three-game losing streak with a win over Chicago.

Mason Raymond added four assists for the Leafs.

Tied 1-1 after the first period, Toronto outscored Chicago 4-1 in the second to pull ahead for its first win in regulation time since Nov. 19, a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders.

Jerry D’Amigo, Nikolai Kulemin and Phil Kessel also scored for Toronto.

 

CANADIENS 1, ISLANDERS 0, OT: Max Pacioretty scored 1:51 into overtime and Carey Price made 21 saves for his 21st NHL shutout and Montreal beat New York.

Pacioretty took a short feed in front from David Desharnais and shoved a shot past Evgeni Nabokov for his 12th goal. Nabokov stopped 24 shots and was the hard-luck loser as he came back from injury.

The Canadiens improved to 10-2-1 in their last 13.

Montreal spoiled the NHL debut of prized Islanders prospect Ryan Strome, the No. 5 pick in the 2011 draft.

New York returned lost for the 12th time in 13 games (1-9-3).

DEVILS 3, LIGHTNING 0: Dainius Zubrus scored two goals in the third period and Martin Brodeur made 33 saves, leading New Jersey past Tampa Bay.

Brodeur earned his third shutout of the season and 124th of his career.

Jaromir Jagr assisted on both goals to raise his assist total to 1,024.

Damien Brunner’s seventh goal had broken the scoreless tie in the second period.

 

STARS 6, JETS 4: Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn each scored two goals and Sergei Gonchar had four assists and Dallas beat Winnipeg.

The victory halted a two-game losing skid for the Stars, who only have four wins in their past 10 games.

Dallas rookie Valeri Nichushkin also scored a goal and center Colton Sceviour scored his first NHL goal.

Kari Lehtonen, playing his 200th game for the Stars and 404th career NHL game, stopped 34 of the 38 shots he faced.

Blake Wheeler had a pair of goals, Matt Halischuk also scored, and Olli Jokinen added a goal and assist for Winnipeg.

 

HURRICANES 3, COYOTES 1: Eric Staal had a goal and two assists, Justin Peters stopped 37 shots, and Carolina ended a four-game road trip with a win over Phoenix.

Nathan Gerbe tied it at 1 midway through the second and Jeff Skinner put the Hurricanes ahead early in the second with his eighth goal in six games.

Staal added an empty-net goal for Carolina.

Paul Bissonette scored his first goal in two years and Mike Smith stopped 30 shots for Phoenix.

 

PREDATORS 3, SHARKS 2: Carter Hutton made 36 saves to lead Nashville over San Jose.

Eric Nystrom, Roman Josi, and Viktor Stalberg scored for Nashville, which has won three straight.

Making his third consecutive start, Hutton stopped eight in the first, 10 in the second, and 18 in the third.

Dan Boyle and Patrick Marleau scored for San Jose, losers of five of their past six.

 

FLAMES 2, SABRES 1, OT: Paul Byron and Matt Stajan scored and Calgary started a five-game road trip with an overtime win over Buffalo.

Karri Ramo made 26 saves for the Flames, who have won their past three road games.

Matt Moulson scored for the Sabres, while Jhonas Enroth made 24 saves in the loss.

 

BLUES 4, BLUE JACKETS 3, OT: David Backes scored 22 seconds into overtime on a breakaway and St. Louis rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat Columbus.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and Chris Stewart tied it with 6:27 remaining in regulation for St. Louis, which entered tied for the fewest regulation losses in the league with six and have won three straight and four of five.

Brenden Morrow added two assists and Jaroslav Halak made 30 saves for the Blues.

Fedor Tyutin, Artem Anisimov and Ryan Johansen scored for Columbus.

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