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Niemi shuts out Rangers in 1-0 win

SHARKS FINN:Antti Niemi made 41 saves to extend San Jose’s win streak to six, while in Montreal, Dustin Tokarski posted his first shutout, against the Sabres



Eddie Lack got the better of former goaltender teammate Roberto Luongo, as he made 26 saves to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a shootout win.

Luongo was traded to the Panthers (25-35-8) on March 4 after he spent parts of eight seasons in Vancouver (31-29-10).

He made 29 saves against his former team, but surrendered the lone shootout goal by Nicklas Jensen that proved the difference in the game.


Defenseman Justin Schultz scored a power-play goal midway through the third period as the Edmonton Oilers capped a successful four-game road trip with a victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Edmonton (24-36-9), with the worst road record in the Western Conference entering the game, went 2-1-1 on the trip.

The Hurricanes (29-30-9) had 20 points in January, but have gone 4-10 since to fall out of the Eastern Conference playoff chase.


Goalie Dustin Tokarski made 29 saves for his first career shutout, leading the Montreal Canadiens to a victory over the Buffalo Sabres.

Tokarski made his seventh career NHL start. The Canadiens’ regular goaltender, Carey Price, got the night off due to a lower-body injury.

Dale Weise and Brad Gallagher scored for Montreal (37-25-7), who won back-to-back games for the first time in more than two weeks.

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