Canadiens Have Company – NHL News And Scores For March 13th
UNDATED (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens have company atop the NHL’s Eastern Conference standings.
Pittsburgh Penguins pulled even with Montreal for first place in the East by scoring three times in the final 6:18 to beat the Bruins 3-2. Chris Kunitz (KOO’-nihts) and Brandon Sutter scored 51 seconds apart to tie the game before Sutter provided the game-winner with 2:03 remaining. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped just 14 shots and blanked the Bruins after Tyler Seguin (SAY’-gihn) scored with 6 ½ minutes left in the first period.
The Bruins are one point behind the Pens and Canadiens
Also on ice, Anaheim beat Minnesota 2-1 on Luca Sbisa’s goal with 3:04 remaining. Jonas Hiller stopped 30 shots for the Ducks, who have won four in a row to pull within four points of West-leading Chicago.
Marcus Foligno had a two-goal night and Jhonas Enroth made 18 of his 32 saves in the final period to lead Buffalo’s 3-1 triumph over the New York Rangers. Enroth had been 0-9-3 in his previous 16 appearances since a win over Washington 17 months ago.
Pekka Rinne (PEK’-uh RIN’-ay) has a league-high five shutouts after stopping 32 shots in Nashville’s 4-0 win against Dallas. Shea Weber and Gabriel Bourque scored power-play goals in the Predators’ first victory in their last seven road games.
Chris Stewart scored twice and rookie Jake Allen made 39 saves as St. Louis doubled up San Jose 4-2. The Sharks have dropped four straight overall, and 10 of 12 to the Blues, including the first round of last year’s playoffs.
Riley Nash scored twice and Justin Peters turned back 26 shots in Carolina’s 4-0 shutout in Washington. The Hurricanes won for the sixth time in seven games while dealing the Caps their third straight loss.
Blake Wheeler scored twice and Dustin Byfuglien (BUHF’-lihn) had three assists in Winnipeg’s 5-2 triumph over Toronto. Nik Antropov, Kyle Wellwood and Evander Kane also scored in the Jets’ third victory in four games.
Mason Raymond scored the lone shootout goal and Roberto Luongo handled 26 shots as Vancouver beat Columbus 2-1. The Blue Jackets ended a season-high five-game winning streak but matched a team record by earning a point in an eighth straight game.
Mikkel Boedker scored twice and Mike Smith stopped 31 shots as Phoenix dropped Los Angeles 5-2. Shane Doan and Raffi Torres each had a goal and an assist in the Coyotes’ fourth victory in six games.
Steven Stamkos scored his league-leading 20th goal while also snapping a 2-2 tie early in the third period of Tampa Bay’s 3-2 win at Florida. Martin St. Louis (mahr-TAN’ san loo-EE’) had a goal and two assists as the Lightning won for only the second time in nine games.
Devan Dubnyk (DOOB’-nihk) made 36 saves as Edmonton blanked Colorado 4-0.