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Tampa defeat makes Devils’ Jagr top game-winner

AP, NEWARK, New Jersey

Carter Ashton of the Toronto Maple Leafs, right, skates with the puck past Ryan Jones of the Edmonton Oilers in their NHL game on Tuesday at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Canada.

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Jaromir Jagr became the NHL’s game-winning goals leader after scoring on a second-period breakaway to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

The 684th goal of Jagr’s 20-year league career gave him 119 game-winners, putting him one ahead of NHL Hall of Famer Phil Esposito.

Adam Henrique also scored and Martin Brodeur made 16 saves, as the Devils won consecutive games for the first time this season and ended Tampa’s three-game winning streak.

Steven Stamkos, who had three goals and four assists last week, scored a power-play goal for the Lightning, who had won five of six to post the best record in the Eastern Conference.


In St Louis, Missouri, Alexander Steen scored a power-play goal with 59.4 seconds left to break a tie and Jaroslav Halak made 21 saves to lead the Blues to a win over the Winnipeg Jets.

The Blues, who won their second in a row, have recorded points in five successive games, while Winnipeg have lost five of six.

Halak improved to 7-1-1 on the season and is 5-2 lifetime in seven starts against Winnipeg.

Brenden Morrow and Alex Pietrangelo also scored for the Blues, who improved to 5-1-1 at home, while Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler tallied for the Jets.


In Chicago, Illinois, Jonathan Toews had three goals and an assist and Corey Crawford made 14 saves in relief of an ineffective Nikolai Khabibulin as the Blackhawks beat the Senators.

Andrew Shaw scored twice and Marian Hossa had a goal and two assists for the Blackhawks, who trailed 4-2 with 8 minutes, 46 seconds left in the second period.

It was Hossa’s 100th goal with Chicago and No. 439 in his career.

The Senators scored three times in a span of four shots in the second, but were unable to hold off the suddenly high-scoring Blackhawks.

Kyle Turris and Milan Michalek each had a goal and an assist in Ottawa’s fourth loss in five games.


In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kyle Palmieri scored two straight goals in the third period to rally the Ducks past the Flyers.

Andrew Cogliano also scored for the Ducks and Jonas Hiller had 26 saves, while Matt Read and Vinny Lecavalier scored for the Flyers.

Palmieri scored on a tip-in with 4:09 left in the game to help the Ducks win their third straight game and also scored the tying goal early in the third.

The Ducks lost veteran forward Teemu Selanne in the third period after he took Luke Schenn’s high stick to the face. Selanne went down on the corner ice, then skated off to the locker room.

Hiller and the Ducks killed one final Philadelphia power play that extended into the final minute to hang on for the win.


In Montreal, Canada, Rene Bourque scored in the second period and Carey Price made 26 saves as the Canadiens downed the Stars.

Michael Bournival also scored for Montreal, who have won three of their past four games, while Cody Eakin scored for Dallas, who remain last in the Central Division.

The Canadiens struck first as Raphael Diaz lofted a wrist-shot from the point to the far post that Bournival tipped off defenseman Stephane Robidas and past Kari Lehtonen at 12:02 in the first.

Bournival has three goals and four assists in his past seven games.

Also on Tuesday, it was:

‧ Rangers 3, Islanders 2

‧ Coyotes 3, Kings 1

‧ Maple Leafs 4, Oilers 0

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