Bruins In Tie For First – NHL Roundup For April 22nd
UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins own a share of the NHL’s Northeast Division lead after ending a four-game winless streak Sunday afternoon.
Tuukka (TOO’-kah) Rask stopped 28 shots and Jaromir Jagr (YAH’-roh-meer YAH’-gur) scored just over three minutes into the Bruins’ 3-0 shutout of Florida. Dougie Hamilton and Brad Marchand also tallied for the Bruins, who are tied with the Canadiens with 59 points but have a game in hand.
Elsewhere in the NHL, Ryan Callahan scored the New York Rangers’ first and last goals in a 4-1 victory over New Jersey, eliminating the Devils from postseason contention. The Rangers are tied for seventh with Ottawa and three points ahead of Winnipeg for the final Eastern Conference playoff berth with three games remaining.
Joey MacDonald made 34 saves and Mark Cundari scored a goal in his first NHL game to lead Calgary’s 4-1 verdict over Minnesota. The Wild are tied for seventh with Columbus in the West and will likely need to win at least two of their three remaining games to make the playoffs without help from others.
Mark Letestu (leh-TES’-too) tallied twice and Ryan Johansen scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:37 remaining to give the Blue Jackets a 4-3 win over San Jose. The Sharks remain one point away from clinching a ninth straight playoff berth.
The Avalanche prevented St. Louis from clinching a playoff berth as Jamie McGinn scored twice in Colorado’s 5-3 win over the Blues. St. Louis remains sixth in the West, one point behind San Jose and three in front of the Wild and Blue Jackets.
Goals by Cam Fowler, Kyle Palmieri and Corey Perry gave Anaheim a 3-1 win at Edmonton, putting the Ducks one win from the Pacific Division title. Jonas Hiller turned back 27 shots and was perfect after Taylor Hall scored one minute into the game.
The Kings are fourth in the West after beating Dallas 4-3 on Jeff Carter’s tip-in at 4:08 of overtime. The Kings blew a 2-0 lead and trailed 3-2 until Dustin Brown tied it with his second goal of the game early in the third period.
Jiri Tlusty (tuh-LOOS’-ty) scored twice while Carolina was building a 3-0 lead in the first period of a 3-2 win at Tampa Bay.