Blue Jackets give Tortorella 500th coaching victory
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Seth Jones scored 46 seconds into overtime lead Columbus to a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, giving the Blue Jackets their ninth straight win and coach John Tortorella the 500th of his career.
Brandon Saad had two goals and Cam Atkinson added a goal and an assist for Columbus, which has earned points in 11 straight games (10-0-1).
Rangers 3, Devils 2, SO
NEW YORK — Kevin Hayes scored the deciding goal in the shootout, lifting New York past rival New Jersey.
Henrik Lundqvist then stopped Damon Severson to secure the Rangers’ sixth win in seven games and second against the Devils at home in eight days.
Bruins 1, Kings 0
BOSTON — Jimmy Hayes scored early in the first period and Tuukka Rask made 18 saves for his fourth shutout of the season to lead Boston.
Hayes’ goal was his first in seven games and only his second in 28 games this season.
Rask recorded his 34th career shutout for the Bruins, who improved to .500 at home (8-8-0) after losing two straight games and five of six coming in.
Blackhawks 4, Sharks 1
CHICAGO — Ryan Hartman, Vinnie Hinostroza and Patrick Kane scored in the third period, and Chicago won its fifth straight.
The division leaders in the Western Conference were tied at 1 when Hinostroza won a faceoff for Chicago and Hartman whipped the puck right by Martin Jones on the stick side at 6:59.
Jets 4, Avalanche 1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Nikolaj Ehlers scored twice to lead Winnipeg past Colorado.
Patrik Laine had a goal and two assists and Blake Wheeler also scored for the Jets. Mark Scheifele had two assists and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 27 shots to improve to 12-10-1 this season.
Senators 6, Islanders 2
NEW YORK — Mark Stone had a goal and two assists, Zack Smith scored twice and Ottawa won its second straight.