St. Louis Gives Minnesota The Blues – NHL Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — There are new leaders in the NHL's conference races following victories by the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins.
The Blues surrendered a 2-0 lead in the third period before T.J. Oshie (OH'-shee) and Alexander Steen scored shootout goals in a 3-2 triumph at Minnesota. St. Louis failed to score in regulation after Oshie and Carlo Colaiacovo (koh-lee-AH'-koh-voh) tallied in the game's first 8 ½ minutes.
Brian Elliott finished with 17 saves as the Blues moved one point ahead of Anaheim in the West and stayed four points ahead of Chicago.
The Boston Bruins have picked up their fifth straight win to regain the Eastern Conference lead, one point ahead of Pittsburgh.
Torey Krug snapped a 1-1 tie while sparking the Bruins' four-goal third period in a 5-2 triumph at Florida. Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES' BEHR'-zhur-ahn) and Jarome Iginla (ih-GIHN'-luh) later tallied 52 seconds apart to make it 4-2 before Chris Kelly capped the scoring.
The Blackhawks had dropped two straight road games before Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews (tayvz) scored in a 2-1 triumph at Buffalo. Toews snapped a 1-1 tie early in the third period and Cory Crawford finished with 20 saves in his 12th consecutive start.
The Hawks beat the Sabres for the fifth straight time and improved to 3-3 since the Olympic break.
Elsewhere on ice:
— Jeff Carter scored twice and had an assist as the Los Angeles Kings doubled up Edmonton 4-2 to run their winning streak to seven games. Alec Martinez and Trevor Lewis also scored to support Jonathan Quick's 25-save performance.
— Henrik Lundqvist earned his 300th NHL victory and 49th career shutout in the New York Rangers' 3-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Chris Kreider scored twice for the Rangers, who completed a three-game season sweep of the Red Wings and won their second straight since an 0-2-1 skid.