Bruins End Streak, But Increase Lead – NHL Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins ended their 12-game winning streak on Monday, but they still managed to increase their lead in the NHL's Eastern Conference.
Alex Galchenyuk (gahl-CHEHN'-yuhk) scored the only shootout goal and Montreal slipped into third place in the East by nipping the Bruins 2-1. The Canadiens were on their way to a regulation victory until Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES' BEHR'-zhur-ahn) tallied with 5:26 left in the third period.
Bergeron's goal gives the B's a seven-point lead over Pittsburgh in the East and puts them one point ahead of St. Louis in the overall standings.
The rest of the NHL schedule was also decided by one goal:
— The San Jose Sharks are within two points of West-leading St. Louis following a 2-1 shootout loss at Calgary. Joe Colborne scored the equalizer for the Flames late in the second period before Mike Cammalleri notched the lone shootout goal.
— Ryan McDonagh capped his three-point night by scoring at 1:56 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 win against Phoenix. The Coyotes led 3-2 until Dan Girardi scored with 3:28 left in regulation.
— Dwight King scored with 9:24 remaining to lift Los Angeles past the Flyers 3-2 at Philadelphia. Jeff Carter and Justin Williams also scored for the Kings, who blew a 2-0 lead before winning for the 11th time in 14 games.
— Jason Spezza (SPET'-suh) scored in regulation and had the lone shootout goal in Ottawa's 4-3 victory at Tampa Bay. Erik Karlsson had a goal and two assists to help the Senators snap a six-game losing streak.
— Jamie Benn set up power-play goals by Ray Whitney and Tyler Seguin (SAY'-gihn) as Dallas topped Winnipeg 2-1. Kari Lehtonen (LEH'-toph-nehn) stopped 32 shots and was perfect until Bryan Little scored on a power play with 2:44 remaining.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenseman Justin Faulk to a six-year contract extension worth $29 million. Faulk is second on the Hurricanes with an average of about 23½ minutes of ice time a game. He played for the U.S. at the Sochi Olympics.