Tuukka Rask stopped all 26 shots he faced, David Pastrnak extended his goal streak to five games and the Boston Bruins beat the visiting St. Louis Blues 3-0 Saturday night in a rematch of last season’s Stanley Cup Final.
Rask picked up his second shutout of the season as the Bruins got revenge in the same building where they lost a decisive Game 7 to the Blues in June. Pastrnak’s goal was his ninth during his streak, and Anders Bjork and Brandon Carlo (empty-netter) also scored in Boston’s second straight victory.
Brad Marchand assisted to extend his points streak to nine games, while Pastrnak has points in eight straight. The Bruins have also scored power-play goals in six consecutive contests.
Jordan Binnington had 21 saves for St. Louis, which had a two-game winning streak end.
Flyers 7, Blue Jackets 4
James van Riemsdyk had two goals and one assist, and Jakub Voracek and Kevin Hayes each added a goal and two assists as host Philadelphia scored five unanswered third-period goals to rally past Columbus.
Shayne Gostisbehere had one goal and one assist, while Michael Raffl and Travis Konecny each scored for the Flyers, who won their third in a row by coming back from a 4-2 deficit in the final 9:08. Philadelphia goaltender Brian Elliott made 22 saves.
Boone Jenner paced the Blue Jackets with two goals, while Pierre-Luc Dubois and Josh Anderson had one goal apiece, with Anderson adding an assist. Columbus had a six-game point streak snapped (4-0-2 in that span). Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo stopped 39 shots.
Predators 3, Lightning 2 (OT)
Defenseman Ryan Ellis scored 3:15 into overtime as visiting Nashville continued its mastery of Tampa Bay.
The Predators were unable to convert on their power play in the extra session, but Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn’s failure to clear the puck resulted in Ellis wiring a wrist shot from above the left circle that sailed past Curtis McElhinney. The goal was Ellis’ second of the season and first career in overtime.
Calle Jarnkrok and captain Roman Josi each scored a power-play goal, and Juuse Saros finished with 28 saves for Nashville, which has won three in a row overall and improved to 10-0-2 in its last 12 encounters with Tampa Bay.
Jets 2, Flames 1 (OT)
Bryan Little was the overtime hero as Winnipeg rallied from a third-period deficit to beat Calgary in the Heritage Classic outdoor game in Regina, Sask.
Kyle Connor made a perfect pass for Little to convert on a two-on-one rush with 1:56 remaining in overtime, capping a game played amidst falling snow and before a sellout crowd of 33,518 at Mosaic Stadium, home of the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck stopped 29 shots for the win in what became an entertaining goaltending battle despite the poor ice conditions. Four of Winnipeg’s six victories this season have come after regulation.
Penguins 3, Stars 0
Goaltender Matt Murray stopped 25 shots, and Dominik Kahun, Bryan Rust and Brandon Tanev scored third-period goals as visiting Pittsburgh downed Dallas.
For Murray it was his 11th career shutout, his first of the season and his first against the Stars. Dallas goalie Ben Bishop made 24 saves.
The win broke the Penguins’ three-game losing streak — which began after Pittsburgh beat the Stars 4-2 at home on Oct. 18. Dallas had won three straight since the previous loss to the Penguins.
Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 2
Joel Armia scored a power-play goal in the opening seconds of the third period to snap a tie as the Montreal scored three third-period goals to defeat visiting Toronto.
Jonathan Drouin had two goals on a pair of breakaways for the Canadiens, and Brendan Gallagher and Nick Suzuki added a goal each. Armia also had an assist. Carey Price made 29 saves for the Canadiens, who had lost their two previous games.
Jake Muzzin and Andreas Johnsson scored for the Maple Leafs, but it was Muzzin’s turnover that allowed Armia to score just seven seconds into the third for the eventual winner.
Hurricanes 4, Blackhawks 0
Andrei Svechnikov scored twice, and Petr Mrazek stopped 32 shots as Carolina halted a three-game losing streak in Raleigh, N.C.
Nino Niederreiter and Jordan Staal also scored for the Hurricanes, who tallied twice on the power play. Niederreiter, who scored his first goal of the season, also had an assist. Sebastian Aho picked up two assists. Mrazek posted his second shutout of the season.
Chicago, playing in its first true road game of the season, has lost four straight. Corey Crawford made 27 saves for the Blackhawks.
Ducks 5, Avalanche 2
Ryan Getzlaf, Carter Rowney and Adam Henrique scored, Hampus Lindholm had three assists, and Anaheim beat Colorado in Denver.
Jakob Silfverberg and Max Comtois also had goals, and Ryan Miller stopped 35 shots and had an assist for the Ducks, who ended a three-game losing streak.
Nathan MacKinnon and Joonas Donskoi scored goals, as the Avalanche lost for the first time in 11 regular-season home games dating back to last season. MacKinnon’s goal extended his points streak to 11 games to start the season, tops since the team moved to Colorado in 1995.
Wild 5, Kings 1
Alex Stalock stopped 30 shots and Matt Dumba had two primary assists as Minnesota scored the final four goals of the game while cruising over Los Angeles in Saint Paul, Minn.
Jared Spurgeon, Mikko Koivu, Joel Eriksson Ek, Eric Staal and Gerald Mayhew scored goals for Minnesota, which improved to 9-1-4 in its last 14 games against Los Angeles. It was also the third win in the last four games for the Wild.
Ben Hutton scored his first goal of the season for Los Angeles. Jonathan Quick finished with 22 saves for the Kings.
—Field Level Media