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Schwartz delivers twice as Blues trash Oilers 6-2

AP, ST LOUIS, Missouri

Jaden Schwartz scored twice in a four-goal third period to help the NHL-leading St Louis Blues beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-2 on Thursday.

Elsewhere in the NHL, the Toronto Maple Leafs ended the Los Angeles Kings’ eight-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory, the Boston Bruins took over the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 in a shootout for their fourth straight win.

The St Louis Blues have won six of seven overall and eight of nine against Edmonton.

Alex Pietrangelo and TJ Oshie also had goals in the third period to break a 2-2 tie and give the Blues the win.

Ryan Miller made 23 saves to improve to 5-0-1 since joining the Blues in a trade with Buffalo on Feb. 28.

In Los Angeles, Mason Raymond broke a tie with a short-handed goal early in the third period to lead Toronto to victory.

James Reimer made 31 saves in the final two periods after replacing the injured Jonathan Bernier for the Leafs, who have won four of five.

Captain Dion Phaneuf and Carl Gunnarsson also scored as Toronto beat both Southern California NHL clubs in a four-day span.

The Leafs beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Monday.

The Kings fell just short of matching the longest winning streak in franchise history.

Boston’s Tuukka Rask made 21 saves to help the Bruins secure their seventh consecutive victory.

Zdeno Chara and Jarome Iginla scored for the Bruins, who have 93 points, one more than Pittsburgh.

San Jose’s Patrick Marleau scored twice and Joe Pavelski had the lone shootout goal to lift the Sharks to victory.

Pavelski also tied his career high of 66 points with an assist on Marleau’s second goal.

The Sharks are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games and are tied with Anaheim for the Pacific Division lead.

In other games, Zach Parise scored the game-winner early in the third period and Darcy Kuemper stopped 29 shots to break the Minnesota club record for rookie victories as the Wild claimed their victory over the New York Rangers 2-1.

Kuemper got his 12th victory of the season, two nights after failing to hold a three-goal lead against Edmonton.

Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since returning from a major injury as the Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 5-4.

Stamkos gave Tampa Bay a 5-2 lead on a power play at 10 minutes, 47 seconds of the third. He was playing his fourth game since missing 45 with a broken leg.

Carolina’s Alexander Semin and Jiri Tlusty scored in a 1 minute, 55 second span in the third period to lead the Hurricanes to a 4-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.

Semin tied it at 2-2 on a power play with 8 minutes, 12 seconds left, and Tlusty scored with 6 minutes, 17 seconds to go.

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