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Gaborik leads LA Kings' rally past Montreal, 4-3 in shootout

Coyotes end 10-game skid, beat Canucks 3-2 in shootout

Flyers score 3 goals in 3rd period, top St. Louis 3-1

Islanders win 4-3, send Predators to 5th straight loss

Lightning double up Maple Leafs 4-2

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Cory Schneider made 33 saves, and the playoff-hopeful New Jersey Devils beat NHL-leading Nashville 3-1 on Tuesday night, sending the Predators to their season-worst fourth straight loss.

Adam Larsson and Eric Gelinas scored first-period goals in front of a sparse crowd that came out on a snowy night. Mike Cammalleri was awarded a goal with 1:14 remaining in the game.

Mike Fisher had the lone goal for Nashville (41-17-7), which entered the night with a league-leading 89 points. This is the Predators' worst skid since last March. Backup goalie Carter Hutton made 21 saves for Nashville, which lost at the New York Rangers on Monday.

New Jersey started the night nine points behind Boston, holder of the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

MAPLE LEAFS 3, PANTHERS 2

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Peter Holland and the Leafs took advantage after both Panthers goalies were injured to snap a franchise-worst 16-game road losing streak.

Holland netted the winning goal 5:28 into the third period against Al Montoya, who had replaced injured starter Roberto Luongo after the first period. It was the Maple Leafs' first road win in 17 games (0-14-2) since they beat Boston on Dec. 31.

The Panthers changed goalies twice, and even had goalie coach Robb Tallas get dressed on an emergency basis, but the 41-year-old Tallas never entered the game. He hasn't played in an NHL game since 2001.

Montoya was injured early in the third period, but managed to stay in the game despite being hobbled. He eventually was replaced by Luongo, who got back into uniform after changing into street clothes.

LIGHTNING 3, SABRES 0

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves in his first NHL shutout.

Steven Stamkos opened the scoring late in the first period, snapping a wrist shot past former teammate Anders Lindback. Ryan Callahan and Victor Hedman added power-play goals 1:36 apart early in the second.

Lindback (2-9) made 32 saves in his first appearance for Buffalo since being acquired last month from Dallas. He was given the starting assignment one day after Michal Neuvirth was dealt to the New York Islanders for Chad Johnson in a swap of goalies.

FLAMES 3, FLYERS 2, OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jiri Hudler scored 1:23 into overtime. The Flames won for the second time in six games as they try to make a push in the Western Conference playoff race.

It was a successful homecoming for 21-year-old rookie and New Jersey native Johnny Gaudreau, who had hundreds of fans in attendance. Gaudreau assisted on the winning goal, helping the Flames rebound after blowing a 2-0 lead.

Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund also scored for the Flames.

Sean Couturier and Mark Streit both scored in the third period for Philadelphia.

CAPITALS 5, BLUE JACKETS 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Alex Ovechkin added to his NHL-leading total with two goals, leading the charge in Washington's victory over the Blue Jackets, Columbus' seventh loss in a row.

Eric Fehr and Tom Wilson also scored, and Marcus Johansson added an empty-net goal.

Nicklas Backstrom and Jason Chimera each had two assists for the Capitals, who solidified their hold on the first wild-card playoff spot in the East before starting a five-game homestand. Braden Holtby had 27 saves.

Ovechkin, who has won the Richard Trophy as the league's goal-scoring leader the last two years and four times overall, now has 43.

Scott Hartnell had two goals and an assist - and was stopped on a penalty shot - while David Savard also scored for the Blue Jackets, 0-6-1 in their last seven.

Sergei Bobrovsky started in goal for Columbus, making his first appearance in 18 games since sustaining a groin injury on Jan. 21. He had 27 saves.

WILD 3, SENATORS 2, SO

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Charlie Coyle scored the winner in a shootout, Matt Dumba had two goals in regulation and the Wild stopped Ottawa's five-game winning streak.

Devan Dubnyk made 31 saves and turned away Mike Hoffman in the fifth round of the shootout to secure Minnesota's 15th victory in 20 games.

Ottawa's Andrew Hammond showed why he's called "The Hamburgler" by making 36 saves, but he lost for the first time in six NHL starts. Mika Zibanejad and Bobby Ryan scored for the Senators.

Dumba scored twice in the second period for his first career two-goal game and give Minnesota a 2-0 lead.

STARS 3, ISLANDERS 2, OT

DALLAS (AP) - Cody Eakin scored 2:18 into overtime and the Stars snapped a six-game losing streak.

Eakin took a pass from Jamie Benn on a 2-on-1 break and beat goalie Jaroslav Halak. The goal gave the Stars their first overtime victory in eight games this season.

Anders Lee tied it for New York with 2 seconds remaining in regulation when his shot from the left-wing boards hit defender Jordie Benn's skate and eluded goalie Kari Lehtonen.

Josh Bailey scored for the Islanders in the first period.

Brett Ritchie and Vernon Fiddler scored on third-period rebounds as Dallas rallied for a 2-1 lead. Lehtonen made 35 saves for the Stars, who were 0-4-2 in their previous six games.

Halak stopped 32 shots but the Islanders lost their second consecutive game.

DUCKS 4, COYOTES 1

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Andrew Cogliano scored twice, Frederik Andersen stopped 29 shots in his return from injury, and the Ducks got a point from one of their newcomers.

A day after being acquired from Pittsburgh, Simon Despres assisted on Cogliano's first goal. Ryan Kesler added an acrobatic short-handed goal, and Jakob Silfverberg also scored as the Ducks moved into a tie with slumping Nashville atop the Western Conference with their third straight win.

Tobias Rieder scored in Arizona's 10th straight regulation loss, matching a franchise record set when the team was in Winnipeg in 1994. Mike Smith stopped 31 shots for the Coyotes, who also lost their ninth in a row at home, tying a club record set earlier this season.

KINGS 5, OILERS 2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Anze Kopitar and Trevor Lewis each had a goal and two assists for Los Angeles.

Matt Greene, Jeff Carter and Kyle Clifford also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who snapped a three-game skid that came on the heels of an eight-game winning streak.

Luke Gazdic and Teddy Purcell had the goals for the Oilers, who have lost four of five.

Los Angeles got on the board 9 minutes into the opening period on its 10th shot of the game as Greene hammered a point shot past Oilers starter Ben Scrivens.

The Kings made it 2-0 in the final minute of the first when a bad pass by Benoit Pouliot turned into a 2-on-1 the other way, with Lewis converting on a pass from Kopitar.

SHARKS 6, CANUCKS 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Matt Nieto had two goals and an assist for San Jose.

Chris Tierney, Melker Karlsson, Logan Couture and Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored for San Jose, which was coming off a 4-0 home win Monday against Montreal. The Sharks have won seven straight in Vancouver, including the postseason.

Antti Niemi made 26 saves for the San Jose.

Henrik Sedin had both goals for Vancouver, which is second in the Pacific Division, three points ahead of San Jose, Los Angeles and Calgary.

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