Alexander Steen had two goals and an assist, and Brian Elliot stopped 33 shots as the streaking St Louis Blues held on to beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Sunday.
Dmitrij Jaskin and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored, and T.J. Oshie added three assists for St Louis.
The Blues have won five straight and 10 of 11.
Washington’s Alex Ovechkin scored twice, giving him an NHL-leading 31 goals, and had an assist.
He became the fifth player in NHL history to start his career with 10 30-goal seasons. Ovechkin has 15 goals in his last 15 games.
Karl Alzner also scored for Washington. The Capitals are 1-4-2 in their last seven.
COYOTES 3, CANADIENS 2
In Montreal, Lauri Korpikoski scored two power-play goals for Arizona as Montreal-area native Louis Domingue made 18 saves to win in his first NHL start.
The 22-year-old Domingue helped end the Canadiens’ five-game winning streak.
Domingue made his NHL debut on Saturday in relief of Mike Smith during the third period in a 7-2 loss in Ottawa.
His first start got off to a rough beginning when Alex Galchenyuk scored twice on Montreal’s first four shots in the opening 4 minutes, 55 seconds.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson also scored for the Coyotes.
PREDATORS 4, PENGUINS 0
Carter Hutton made 21 saves for this second career shutout in Nashville’s first regulation victory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 11 years.
Gabriel Bourque, Roman Josi, Eric Nystrom and Mike Fisher also scored for the Predators.
Hutton improved to 3-1-2, temporarily filling in as Nashville’s No. 1 goalie while All-Star Pekka Rinne recovers from a sprained knee that is expected to sideline him for at least another week.
WILD 4, CANUCKS 2
In Vancouver, Devan Dubnyk stopped 35 shots to help Minnesota beat the Canucks.
Zach Parise, Jared Spurgeon, Thomas Vanek and Jason Zucker scored for the Wild.
Zucker sealed it with an empty-net goal with 55 seconds left.
Ronalds Kenins and Daniel Sedin scored for the Canucks.
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