Leafs Extend Streak With Win Over Avs – NHL Roundup For Jan. 22nd
UNDATED (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have suffered their first regulation home loss of the season.
The Ducks had been 20-0-2 on home ice until Winnipeg scored three straight goals in a 3-2 win over Anaheim. Blake Wheeler and Andrew Ladd scored first-period goals before Evander Kane's short-handed tally put the Jets ahead 3-1 late in the second.
Ondrej Pavelec (AHN'-dray PAV'-uh-lihk) stopped 40 shots to help the Jets move back to .500.
The Ducks lost for just the third time in their last 22 games overall.
The St. Louis Blues had been 14-2-1 against the NHL's Eastern Conference teams before suffering their most lopsided loss of the season.
Mark Fayne and Ryan Carter scored 24 seconds apart early in the first period to jumpstart the New Jersey Devils' offense in a 7-1 rout of the Blues. Damien Brunner and Eric Gelinas (ZHEH'-lih-nuh) each had a goal and two assists for the Devils, who had just completed a 1-1-2 road trip before handing St. Louis its third loss in four games.
It was a season high for goals by New Jersey and goals allowed by the Blues, who were 15-5-3 on the road.
Also in the NHL:
- Thomas Vanek's power-play goal snapped a 3-3 tie with 4:38 left as the New York Islanders won for the ninth time in their last 11 road games, beating the Rangers 5-3 at Madison Square Garden. John Tavares had three assists and Kyle Okposo (oh-POH'-soh) added two to help the Islanders rally from a two-goal deficit for the second straight day.
- R.J. Umberger's two goals were the difference as Columbus picked up its team-record seventh straight win, downing Los Angeles 5-3. Artem Anisimov (ah-NEE'-see-mahv) had a goal and an assist to support Sergei Bobrovsky (bah-BRAHF'-skee), who turned back 26 shots in winning for the eighth time in as many starts.
- Phil Kessel scored twice, James van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist in Toronto's 5-2 win at Colorado. The Maple Leafs have followed a four-game skid with a six-game winning streak, their longest in eight years.
- Craig Anderson stopped 34 shots and Kyle Turris and Jason Spezza (SPET'-suh) provided the offense as Ottawa blanked the Capitals 2-0 in Washington. The Senators improved to 7-1-2 in their last 10 games and handed the Capitals their sixth straight loss.
- Roberto Luongo stopped 28 shots and Zack Kassian scored the eventual game-winner in Vancouver's 2-1 win at Edmonton. Henrik Sedin's (seh-DEENZ') NHL ironman streak ended at 679 games when the Vancouver captain sat out with an undisclosed injury.
- Ed Jovanovski scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist to give Florida its second victory in as many nights, 4-3 at Buffalo. Tim Thomas made 15 of his 32 saves in the final period to improve to 7-3-2 in his past 12 games.
- Kari Lehtonen (KAH'-ree leh-toh-nehn) picked up his 24th career shutout by handling 18 shots in the Stars' 4-0 win over Minnesota at Dallas. Erik Cole and Ray Whitney scored power-play goals as the Stars ended a three-game skid and won for only the second time in 11 games.
- The Philadelphia Flyers postponed their game against the Carolina Hurricanes until Wednesday because of the snowstorm that has clobbered the Northeast. The rescheduling means the Hurricanes will have to play three straight nights, in Philadelphia, Buffalo and Raleigh.
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard has been ruled out for at least a week after injuring his left knee again during Monday night's game against St. Louis.
Howard sprained a ligament in his left knee two months ago and missed eight games. He returned in time to be named to the U.S. team for the Winter Olympics. Howard insists he is not concerned about missing the Sochi Games.