03/25 00:17 CDT Lehner earns 5th shutout, Islanders beat Coyotes 2-0
Lehner earns 5th shutout, Islanders beat Coyotes 2-0
By The Associated Press
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) --- Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson scored to back Robin
Lehner's fifth shutout of the season as the New York Islanders beat the Arizona
Coyotes 2-0 Sunday.
Lehner stopped 31 shots to help the Islanders win for the second time in two
days and keep pace with first place Washington in the Metropolitan Division.
Starting for the second straight day, Lehner had nine saves in the first
period, and 11 each in the second and third to improve to 22-12-5 this season.
Darcy Kuemper finished with 24 saves as the Coyotes lost their fifth straight
(0-3-2), and finished 0-3-1 on a four-game trip. Arizona hasn't won since March
14 against Anaheim at home, where there will play four of their last six games
as they try to make the playoffs for the first time since 2012.
CAPITALS 3, FLYERS 1
WASHINGTON (AP) --- Braden Holtby made 35 saves and Washington beat
Philadelphia to snap a two-game skid.
Holtby helped Washington kill off three of four Philadelphia power plays, and
that allowed the Capitals to avoid what would have been their first three-game
losing streak since January.
Tom Wilson, Travis Boyd and Jakub Vrana scored for the defending Stanley Cup
Jakub Voracek scored a power-play goal and Brian Elliott made 27 saves for
Philadelphia, which made a run from near the bottom of the league before
running out of gas.
BLACKHAWKS 2, AVALANCHE 1, OT
CHICAGO (AP) --- Duncan Keith scored 1:23 into overtime to give Chicago the win
The defenseman took a feed from Brandon Saad, bulled his way down left wing,
shrugged off a check from Nathan MacKinnon and beat goaltender Phillipp
Grubauer between the legs to snap the Blackhawks' three-game losing streak.
Chicago pulled within five points of Colorado for the second Western Conference
Artem Anisimov had a power-play goal for the Blackhawks. Corey Crawford made 19
Alexander Kerfoot scored on a 5-on-3 power play for the Avalanche, who had won
HURRICANES 2, CANADIENS 1, OT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) --- Andrei Svechnikov scored with 1:45 left in overtime as
Carolina rallied to beat Montreal in a matchup with Eastern Conference playoff
Carolina's Trevor van Riemsdyk scored the tying goal with 5:39 remaining, and
Svechnikov ended it with a wrist shot in the extra session. Curtis McElhinney
stopped 28 shots.
With the win, Carolina remained alone in the first wild card spot in the
Eastern Conference. Montreal squandered a chance to move into a tie with
Carolina with a win.
Paul Byron scored in the first period, and Carey Price stopped 38 of 40 shots
as Montreal had its three-game winning streak snapped.
BLUE JACKETS 5, CANUCKS 0
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) --- Pierre-Luc Dubois ended a 13-game
scoreless slump and finished with a goal and an assist, and Sergei Bobrovsky
stopped 21 shots for his seventh shutout of the season as Columbus improved its
playoff chances with a victory over Vancouver.
Josh Anderson had two goals and an assist, and Ryan Dzingel and Oliver
Bjorkstrand also scored for the Blue Jackets (41-30-4), who moved within two
points of the Montreal Canadiens for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern
Columbus also snapped a three-game road winless streak.
Thatcher Demko stopped 28 shots for Vancouver.
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