NHL roundup: recap, scores, notes for every game played on March 11

By The Sports Xchange  |  March 12, 2017 at 7:40 AM
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Calgary Flames 3, Winnipeg Jets 0

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Brian Elliott stopped 31 shots for his second shutout in three nights as the Calgary Flames rattled off their ninth consecutive victory with a 3-0 decision over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.

Mikael Backlund, Michael Frolik and Alex Chiasson scored for Calgary. Dougie Hamilton recorded three assists.

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 26 shots for Winnipeg.

The Flames scored in each period and made it 3-0 at 3:25 of the third period when Chiasson glided in untouched to the left circle and ripped a wrist shot past Hellebuyck for his ninth goal of the season.

Pittsburgh Penguins 3, Vancouver Canucks 0

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Ian Cole scored in the second period and Matthew Murray stopped 27 shots as Pittsburgh extended its winning streak to five games.

The shutout was the fourth of the season for Murray and fifth of his career. One of his best stops was a glove save off a Henrik Sedin shot early in the third period. Jake Guentzel and Connor Sheary (empty net) scored the other goals in the final stanza.

Ryan Miller made a season-high 45 saves for Vancouver, which had its four-game point streak snapped (2-0-2).

Los Angeles Kings 4, Washington Capitals 2

LOS ANGELES -- Adrian Kempe's first NHL goal proved to be the game-winner in the third period and Anze Kopitar added a goal and an assist as Los Angeles defeated Washington.

The Kings won their second straight game to remain three points behind St. Louis for the second wild card berth in the Western Conference. Jonathan Quick stopped 17 shots.

The Capitals lost a season-high third straight game and have not won in Los Angeles since Dec. 14, 2005. Jakub Vrana and T.J. Oshie scored goals for Washington and Philipp Grubauer made 18 saves.

Ottawa Senators 4, Colorado Avalanche 2

DENVER -- Craig Anderson stopped 14 shots to become Ottawa's all-time wins leader, and Alexander Burrows and Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist apiece to help Ottawa move into first-place tie in the Atlantic Division.

Frederik Claesson and Ryan Dzingel also scored for the Senators, who won their sixth straight. Anderson didn't have to work hard to get his 147th victory with Ottawa and pass Patrick Lalime.

Matt Nieto and Sven Andrighetto scored and Calvin Pickard had 24 saves for Colorado. The Avalanche had 10 shots on goal in the first period but six the rest of the way.

Buffalo Sabres 5, Columbus Blue Jackets 3

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Evander Kane scored with 2:29 remaining as Buffalo erased a 3-0 deficit to stun Columbus.

Jake McCabe, Matt Moulson, Sam Reinhart and Jack Eichel also scored for Buffalo, which ended a four-game losing streak. Robin Lehner made 24 saves after replacing Anders Nilsson to open the second period.

David Savard, Nick Foligno and Oilver Bjorkstrand scored for the Blue Jackets, who defeated the Sabres 4-3 on Friday. Joonas Korpisalo made 26 saves.

Boston Bruins 2, Philadelphia Flyers 1

BOSTON -- Drew Stafford's fluke goal with 5.6 seconds left gave Boston a victory over fading Philadelphia.

Stafford's seemingly innocent shot deflected off the Flyers' Brandon Manning and past Steve Mason. David Pastrnak scored to extend his points streak to eight straight games for the Bruins.

Jordan Weal scored and Mason made 25 saves for Philadelphia, which fell to 6-9-2 in their last 15 games.

Nashville Predators 3, San Jose Sharks 1

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Ryan Johansen, James Neal and Viktor Arvidsson scored as Nashville ended its season-long, four-game losing streak.

Backup Juuse Saros made 25 saves as the Predators maintained their hold on third place in the Central Division.

Martin Jones made 22 saves and Paul Martin scored for the Sharks. San Jose remains seven points ahead of Anaheim atop the Pacific Division.

St. Louis Blues 4, New York Islanders 3

ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and Alexander Steen had a goal and an assist as St. Louis defeated New York.

Patrik Berglund also scored and Jaden Schwartz had two assists as the Blues won their fourth straight game. Carter Hutton made 21 saves.

Brock Nelson, Anthony Beauvillier and Nick Leddy scored for the Islanders and Thomas Greiss made 20 saves.

Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Carolina Hurricanes 2 (OT)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Morgan Rielly scored his fourth goal of the season 2:13 into overtime as Toronto defeated Carolina.

Mitchell Marner and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal for the Maple Leafs, who won their third game in a row. Van Riemsdyk also posted an assist while Frederik Andersen made 36 saves.

Victor Rask and Teuvo Teravainen scored for the Hurricanes, who were denied in their bid for back-to-back wins for the first time in more than a month. Cam Ward stopped 23 shots for Carolina.

Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Florida Panthers 2

TAMPA, Fla. -- Ondrej Palat scored with 2:23 remaining as Tampa Bay defeated Florida.

Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 32 saves to improve to 5-0-1 in his past six starts. Nikita Kucherov scored on the power play while Yanni Gourde notched a short-handed goal for the Lightning, who are 10-2-3 in their past 15 games.

Jaromir Jagr and Mark Pysyk scored for the Panthers while James Reimer stopped 31 shots. Florida fell to 1-7-1 in its last nine games.

Arizona Coyotes 5, New Jersey Devils 4

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona scored four goals in the first 23:59 and held on to hand New Jersey its 10th straight loss (0-8-2).

Mike Smith preserved the victory when he stopped Taylor Hall on a penalty shot with 2:38 remaining.

The Coyotes power play entered the game in a 3-for-39 slump over its last 13 games, but scored twice with the man advantage on goals by Jakob Chychrun and rookie Brendan Perlini to build a 4-0 lead. Radim Vrbata, Tobias Rieder and Anthony DeAngelo also scored for Arizona.

Kyle Palmieri, Beau Bennett, Damon Severson and John Moore scored for New Jersey. Keith Kinkaid made 20 saves in relief of Cory Schneider, who allowed four goals on 10 shots.

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