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NHL: Winnipeg Jets end Bruins’ scoring run


Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little, left, scores on Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask during their NHL game in Winnipeg, Canada, on Tuesday.

Photo: Reuters

Bryan Little scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and Ondrej Pavelec made 39 saves as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in the NHL on Tuesday.

The Bruins lost in regulation for the first time since Oct. 29, ending a 15-game stretch in which they earned 29 of a possible 30 points.

The Jets have won six of their last seven games at home, and they moved above .500 for the first time this season.

Little scored 94 seconds after Shawn Thornton leveled the score at 1-1 for Boston.

Canucks 6, Avalanche 0

In Vancouver, Daniel Sedin got his fifth career hat-trick to lead the Canucks to their seventh victory in eight games.

Sedin opened the scoring on Vancouver’s first shot of the game. He now has six goals in his last four games after an eight-game drought.

Jannik Hansen added two goals for the Canucks, who got four third-period goals in a span of 4 minutes.


In St Louis, David Backes and Alex Steen scored power-play goals as the Blues broke out of a 2-for-39 slump with the man advantage in a victory against Detroit.

The Blues entered the game having scored eight goals in 87 power-play chances — the worst record in the NHL.

St Louis have won nine of their 14 games since Ken Hitchcock replaced Davis Payne as coach.

Detroit’s Jonathan Franzen scored for the third straight game and Danny Cleary added a goal with 1:20 to go.


In Anaheim, California, Bobby Ryan’s awkward shot glanced off Drew Doughty’s shin and past Jonathan Quick with 48.8 seconds to play as the Ducks escaped with a victory over the Kings.

Jonas Hiller made 37 saves for the Ducks, who got their first victory under new coach Bruce Boudreau and just their fourth in 22 games.

Justin Williams tied the game for the Kings at 2-2 with 11:10 to play.

In other games on Tuesday:

‧ Devils 3, Maple Leafs 2, OT

‧ Islanders 5, Lightning 1

‧ Wild 2, Sharks 1

‧ Blue Jackets 3, Canadiens 2, SO

‧ Flames 7, Hurricanes 6

‧ Coyotes 3, Predators 2

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