The Los Angeles Kings completed a successful Eastern road trip with a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday, after Ben Scrivens made 37 saves in his second consecutive shutout and Tyler Toffoli’s second-period goal held up as the winner.
Dominic Moore thought he had leveled it with 2 minutes, 41 seconds remaining, but the goal was disallowed because he kicked it in with his right skate.
Scrivens, filling in for injured regular Jonathan Quick, followed up a blanking of New Jersey on Friday with one against the Rangers.
Los Angeles went 3-0-1 on the trip, winning the final three games.
Chicago’s Patrick Sharp scored two goals, including one on a third-period penalty, while Kris Versteeg had a goal and an assist to lead the Blackhawks over the San Jose Sharks 5-1.
Jonathan Toews and rookie Brandon Pirri also scored for the Blackhawks, who rebounded with a tidy defensive effort following a 7-2 loss in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday.
Joe Pavelski connected for San Jose.
In Washington, Alex Ovechkin won the head-to-head matchup between the NHL’s two leading goalscorers, getting a pair in the first period to move into a tie with Alexander Steen in the Capitals’ 4-1 win over the St Louis Blues.
Ovechkin’s 16th and 17th goals led the Capitals to their third straight win and the seventh in nine games.
Mikhail Grabovski and John Carlson also scored for Washington, while Nicklas Backstrom had three assists and Braden Holtby made 46 saves.
In other games on Sunday, Ryan Johansen, R.J. Umberger and Fedor Tyutin each had a power-play goal to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Ottawa Senators 4-1, the Minnesota Wild beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 and the Dallas Stars were 2-1 winners over the Vancouver Canucks.
‘CRIMINAL ACT’: The UCI said it ‘strongly condemns’ Dylan Groenewegen’s ‘dangerous behavior,’ which left Jakobsen in critical condition and injured other cyclists Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was in a coma on Wednesday, in “serious” condition, after he was thrown into and over a barrier at 80kph in the conclusion to the opening stage of the Tour de Pologne. Footage showed 23-year-old Jakobsen, of the Deceuninck-Quick-Step, racing elbow-to-elbow with fellow Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen of Jumbo-Visma as both men frantically tussled in a tight sprint to the line in Katowice. However, Jakobsen came off worst, somersaulting over the barriers before colliding with a photographer after Groenewegen had veered suddenly to the right, squeezing his rival into the security wall. “His condition is very serious. His life is
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