Stoll lifts Kings over Blue Jackets

AP, COLUMBUS, OHIO

Fri, Feb 18, 2011 - Page 19

Jarret Stoll had the only goal in the shootout, leading Los Angeles past the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Wednesday to extend the Kings’ points streak to 10 games.

The Kings’ spurt is their best run in 31 years. Los Angeles could match the franchise record when it plays the eighth of a 10-game road trip at the New York Rangers yesterday.

Los Angeles also has points in eight straight road games for its top surge since 1984.

The Blue Jackets forced overtime on Kris Russell’s goal with 1:23 left in regulation.

Andrei Loktionov had a goal and an assist, and Justin Williams and Drew Doughty also scored for the Kings. Jonathan Quick had 21 saves through overtime and stopped all three shots in the shootout.

Rick Nash and Jake Voracek each had a goal and an assist, and Derek MacKenzie had two assists for Columbus, which had won five of six. Mathieu Garon had 26 saves.

CAPITALS 7, DUCKS 6

In Anaheim, California, Alexander Semin completed his seventh career hat trick by scoring the tying and go-ahead goals in the final minutes as the Washington Capitals rallied to snap its three-game losing streak with a victory over Anaheim.

Semin tied it with 8:23 to play and put the Capitals ahead with 1:47 left, ending the supremely streaky scorer’s 17-game goal drought.

Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry had a goal and three assists apiece for the Ducks, whose four-game winning streak ended.

FLYERS 4, PANTHERS 2

In Sunrise, Florida, Mike Richards and Andreas Nodl scored 65 seconds apart in the first period as Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia held on to beat Florida.

James van Riemsdyk also scored for the Flyers, who improved their NHL-best road record to 19-6-3. Daniel Briere had an empty-net goal and two assists.

Rostislav Olesz and Booth scored for the Panthers.

PENGUINS 3, AVALANCHE 2, OT

In Denver, Colorado, Tyler Kennedy scored a power-play goal 4:10 into overtime and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins sent Colorado to its ninth straight loss.

Joe Vitale and Jordan Staal added goals for the injury-plagued Penguins, who snapped a two-game skid.

Chris Stewart and Cameron Gaunce scored for the Avalanche.

In other games it was:

‧ Devils 3, Hurricanes 2

‧ Maple Leafs 2, Sabres 1

‧ Blackhawks 3, Wild 1

‧ Flames 4, Stars 2