NHL roundup: Devils dump Habs for 10th straight win

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Jack Hughes scored a pair of second-period goals Tuesday night for the red-hot New Jersey Devils, who won their 10th straight game by cruising past the host Montreal Canadiens 5-1.

Vitek Vanecek made 25 saves for the Devils, whose winning streak is the third longest in franchise history and the longest since an 11-game run from March 28 to April 18, 2006. The club’s all-time mark is a 13-game streak in 2001.

Dougie Hamilton, Jesper Bratt and John Marino also scored for New Jersey.

Evgenii Dadonov scored in the second for the Canadiens, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Jake Allen recorded 34 saves.

Sharks 5, Golden Knights 2

Timo Meier scored the go-ahead goal with 2:48 remaining and Logan Couture and Mario Ferraro sealed it with empty-net goals as San Jose won in Las Vegas.

Matt Nieto and Luke Kunin also scored and Erik Karlsson and Alexander Barabanov each had two assists for San Jose, which has won three straight games for first time since Jan. 6-11. James Reimer stopped 24 shots for the Sharks, who defeated Vegas in regulation for just the second time in 25 regular-season meetings.

Jonathan Marchessault and Jack Eichel scored for the Golden Knights, who took their second straight loss following a nine-game winning streak. Logan Thompson made 24 saves while having a personal six-game winning streak snapped.

Ducks 3, Red Wings 2 (OT)

Ryan Strome scored with 50 seconds remaining in overtime after John Klingberg forced the extra period with a goal in the last minute of regulation as Anaheim beat visiting Detroit.

Mason McTavish also scored for the Ducks, who ended a three-game losing streak. John Gibson had 31 saves for Anaheim, which improved to 3-0 in overtime but remained the only NHL team without a victory in regulation (16 games).

Jonatan Berggren scored his first career goal and Michael Rasmussen also scored for the Red Wings, who saw their losing streak extend to four games (0-2-2). Ville Husso made 27 saves for the Red Wings.

Blue Jackets 5, Flyers 4 (OT)

Vladislav Gavrikov scored at 3:14 of overtime to lift host Columbus past Philadelphia, after the Blue Jackets had twice blown two-goal leads.

Boone Jenner added two goals and Eric Robinson contributed one goal and one assist for the Blue Jackets. Sean Kuraly also scored. Elvis Merzlikins made 15 saves and Joonas Korpisalo, who relieved in the second period, made 18.

Travis Konecny, Kevin Hayes and Noah Cates each had one goal and one assist for the Flyers, who dropped their fourth in a row (0-3-1). Nick Seeler also added one goal for Philadelphia. Carter Hart stopped 28 shots.

Canucks 5, Sabres 4

Bo Horvat notched a goal and two assists as Vancouver ended a three-game losing streak with a win in Buffalo.

Elias Pettersson had a goal and an assist for Vancouver, and Dakota Joshua, Ethan Bear and J.T. Miller scored the other goals. Horvat has collected multiple points in five of his last nine games and has 20 points (14 goals, six assists) in 17 games.

Alex Tuch tallied a goal and two assists for Buffalo, which has lost six straight. Jeff Skinner scored the Sabres’ two other goals and Tage Thompson had two assists.

Maple Leafs 5, Penguins 2

Michael Bunting had two goals and an assist, and John Tavares notched his 400th career goal as visiting Toronto handled Pittsburgh.

William Nylander tallied a goal and an assist, and Mitch Marner also scored for the Maple Leafs, who are 5-1-1 over their past seven games. Matt Murray, a former two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Penguins who was starting for the first time back in Pittsburgh, made 35 saves in his return from a groin injury. Tavares left late in the third after taking a high stick.

Rickard Rakell and Sidney Crosby scored for the Penguins, who are 2-7-2 in their past 11 contests. Crosby has 1,426 career points, moving him into sole possession of 17th place on the all-time list. Casey DeSmith made 28 saves.

Lightning 5, Stars 4 (OT)

Alex Killorn’s goal on a two-on-one breakaway in overtime lifted Tampa Bay over visiting Dallas.

The deciding tally at 3:43 was set up on a breakout play from Steven Stamkos, who recorded his 500th career assist on the OT goal. Killorn finished with a goal and two assists. Ross Colton, Nicholas Paul and Ian Cole each had a goal and an assist for the Lightning, who moved to 5-2-1 on home ice. Tampa Bay’s Brian Elliott stopped 28 shots.

Mason Marchment and Joe Pavelski notched power-play goals and Radek Faksa scored short-handed for the Stars. Pavelski’s 430th goal lifted him into sole possession of eighth place for NHL goals among U.S.-born skaters. Jason Robertson tallied and had an assist, and Miro Heiskanen logged two assists. Jake Oettinger made 33 saves.

Predators 2, Wild 1

Matt Duchene had a goal and an assist for Nashville in a win against visiting Minnesota.

Nino Niederreiter also scored, Ryan Johansen had two assists and Juuse Saros made 32 saves for the Predators, who have four wins in their past six games.

Frederick Gaudreau scored and Marc-Andre Fleury made 23 saves for the Wild, who have scored a combined four goals while going 1-1-1 over the past three games.

Panthers 5, Capitals 2

Sergei Bobrovsky made a season-high 41 saves to earn his first victory since Nov. 3 as Florida defeated visiting Washington in Sunrise, Fla.

Aleksander Barkov, Sam Reinhart, Nick Cousins and Carter Verhaeghe (twice) scored for the Panthers, who also got three assists from Matthew Tkachuk.

Dylan Strome and John Carlson scored for the Capitals, who got 38 saves from Darcy Kuemper. Washington went 0-for-5 on its power play, and the Panthers kept Capitals star Alex Ovechkin off the scoresheet.

–Field Level Media

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