Mon, Mar 23, 2015 - Page 19 News List

Dubnyk, Wild beat Blues

AP, ST PAUL, Minnesota

Justin Fontaine had a goal and two assists, while linemate Thomas Vanek also scored as the Minnesota Wild breezed by the St Louis Blues with a 6-3 victory on Saturday.

Chris Stewart, Zach Parise, Jonas Brodin and Mikko Koivu also contributed goals, while Charlie Coyle and Ryan Suter each had two assists for the Wild, who improved to an NHL-best 22-6-2 since trading for goalie Devan Dubnyk on Jan. 14.

Dubnyk, acquired from Arizona for a third-round draft pick, has started all 30 of those games. He made 26 saves to beat the Blues on a second straight weekend.

Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz each had a goal and an assist, while Paul Stastny scored late for the Blues.

Vancouver’s Radim Vrbata set up the equalizer for Nick Bonino in the second period and scored the go-ahead goal during a five-on-three power play in the third, leading the Canucks over the Los Angeles Kings 4-1.

Eddie Lack made 25 saves for Vancouver.

Daniel Sedin and Bo Horvath scored empty-net goals in the final minute.

In Calgary, Alberta, Rene Bourque scored his second goal of the game at 4 minutes, 1 second of overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 win over the Flames.

Artem Anisimov also scored for Columbus, who have won six of seven overall, including their first sweep of western Canada.

Sean Monahan and Jiri Hudler scored for Calgary.

Jesper Fast and J.T. Miller scored, while Mats Zuccarello had the lone goal for New York in the shootout as the Rangers edged the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2.

Fast’s goal at 12:59 of the second gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead after Miller had tied it at 3:39.

Carolina struck first as Elias Lindholm scored 2:01 in, but the Rangers swept the five-game season series.

The Florida Panthers beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 after Brandon Pirri scored the winning shootout goal. Pirri beat Tuukka Rask in the second round of the shootout. Roberto Luongo turned aside all three of Boston’s shooters.

Jimmy Hayes scored in regulation for the Panthers, while Luongo made 26 saves in his second start since returning from injury.

Tomas Plekanec scored in the first period and Carey Price made 29 saves for his second shutout in a row and ninth of the season as the Montreal Canadiens beat the San Jose Sharks 2-0, while Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves in his return to the lineup as the New York Islanders ended a four game losing streak with a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils.

In other games, Kyle Turris scored the winning goal as the Ottawa Senators extended their winning streak to six games by topping the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3, the Winnipeg Jets blanked the Washington Capitals 3-0 and the Nashville Predators shut out the Buffalo Sabres 3-0.

The Dallas Stars had a 4-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, the Pittsburgh Penguins downed the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 and the Edmonton Oilers were 5-4 winners over the Philadelphia Flyers.

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