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Avalanche storm past Montreal 6-1

TURNAROUND:The Bruins’ Tuukka Rask made 22 saves in a 3-1 win over the Red Wings, a near-complete reversal of the 27 goals he allowed in his past seven home games


The New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist, left, stops a shot from the Ottawa Senators’ Erik Karlsson in overtime in their game in Ottawa on Saturday.

Photo: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY

Nathan MacKinnon on Saturday scored twice 13 seconds apart in Colorado’s three-goal first period as the Avalanche jumped on a shaky Mike Condon to beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-1.

Mikhail Grigorenko, filling in on the top line for suspended Gabriel Landeskog, had a goal and set up both of MacKinnon’s scores. Reto Berra stopped 39 shots.

Blake Comeau, Matt Duchene and John Mitchell also scored for Colorado, who have won the first three on a six-game road trip. Duchene also had two assists to give him eight points on the trip.

Brendan Gallagher scored for Montreal, who ended a six-game points streak and lost at home in regulation for the first time this season.

Condon gave up four goals on 11 shots. Dustin Tokarski took over for the third period and stopped 11 of 13 shots he faced.


In Newark, New Jersey, Cory Schneider made 21 stops for his first shutout of the season and Mike Cammalleri had a goal and two assists to lead New Jersey to a dominant victory over Pittsburgh.

David Schlemko, Bobby Farnham and Lee Stempniak also scored for surprising New Jersey, who have won four of five. Adam Henrique added two assists.

Pittsburgh lost for the second straight night after winning seven of their previous eight games.

Schneider was only tested only a handful of times in his 17th career shutout. He had a nice save with his blocking pad on Penguins center Sidney Crosby, who has only two goals in 17 games.


In Buffalo, New York, Patrick Marleau scored by converting a rebound 2 minutes, 59 seconds into overtime as San Jose beat Buffalo to end an eight-game skid against the Sabres.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic had a goal and assist, goalie Martin Jones stopped 30 shots and San Jose won for just the second time in 16 visits to Buffalo — and first since Dec. 2, 2005, in Joe Thornton’s first game with the franchise.

Vlasic set up the game-winner. The Sharks were applying pressure in the Sabres zone, and his shot from the high slot bounced off the right post and caromed to the left of the net. Marleau reached out to coral the puck and snapped it into the open side.

San Jose won two straight for the first time since a 4-0 start. The Sharks are now 2-0 in beginning a six-game road trip following a 3-2 win at Detroit on Friday night.


In Ottawa, Ottawa native Dan Boyle scored the shootout winner as New York beat Ottawa.

Chris Kreider scored the lone goal in regulation for the Rangers, who have won eight in a row and have a point in 12 straight games.

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 shots for his 10th win of the season.

Erik Karlsson scored the only goal for the Senators as Craig Anderson made 33 saves.

In overtime, Ottawa’s Mike Hoffman hit the post twice and the Rangers’ Rick Nash hit the post as well.


In Nashville, Tennessee, Calle Jarnkrok scored twice and Pekka Rinne made 20 saves to lead Nashville over Winnipeg.

Craig Smith, Seth Jones, Mike Ribeiro, James Neal and Mattias Ekholm also scored as the Predators won for the second time in three games. Rinne recorded his second shutout of the season and 38th of his career.

Smith, Jones, Ryan Ellis and Cody Hodgson all had two assists.

Michael Hutchinson stopped four of the seven shots he faced and Ondrej Pavelec finished with 23 saves on his 27 shots for the Jets, who have lost five straight.

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