NHL Roundup: Detroit beats Jets, snaps 12-game skid
15 December, 2019, 5:30 am
ROBBY Fabbri produced two goals and an assist and the Detroit Red Wings snapped a 12-game losing streak by defeating the visiting Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Thursday.
Filip Zadina and Filip Hronek had a goal and two assists apiece for Detroit, which lost 5-1 at Winnipeg on Tuesday. Darren Helm also scored for the Red Wings and Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves.
Kyle Connor scored both goals for the Jets, with assists from Mark Scheifele, and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 29 shots. The Red Wings outshot the Jets 14-5 in the opening period but needed some luck to gain a 2-0 lead.
The Red Wings had last each of their past 10 games in regulation immediately following losses in overtime and in a shootout. Winnipeg saw its two-game winning streak and four-game point streak (3-0-1) end.
Lightning 3, Bruins 2
Steven Stamkos scored twice, including one of Tampa Bay’s two power-play goals, to spark a 3-2 win over visiting Boston.
Brayden Point also netted a power-play goal, and Nikita Kucherov recorded two assists for the Lightning, who have won three of four. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves for his third straight win and beat the Bruins for the seventh straight time, including playoff starts.
Patrice Bergeron and Anders Bjork tallied for the Bruins, who lost their fifth straight (0-4-1). Brad Marchand assisted on Bergeron’s goal, giving him 30 helpers on the season in 33 games. He is the fastest Bruins player to 30 assists since Marc Savard in 2007-08.
Penguins 1, Blue Jackets 0 (OT)
Bryan Rust scored at 3:02 of overtime and goaltender Tristan Jarry stopped all 17 shots he faced as Pittsburgh edged visiting Columbus.
On a power play after Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang drew a slashing penalty against Pierre-Luc Dubois, Rust flipped a backhander past Columbus goaltender Joonas Korpisalo for the game’s only goal.
Jarry picked up his fifth career shutout and third of the season — all coming in his past four starts.
Wild 6, Oilers 5
Eric Staal, Jordan Greenway, Jason Zucker and Luke Kunin each had a goal and an assist as Minnesota extended its home point streak to 11 games with a win over Edmonton in Saint Paul, Minn.
Marcus Foligno and Ryan Donato also scored goals for Minnesota, which improved to 8-0-3 in its past 11 home games, the second-longest home point streak in team history. The Wild had a 13-game streak (10-0-3) from Dec. 27, 2017 to Feb. 13, 2018.
Minnesota goalie Kaapo Kahkonen finished with 28 saves. Carson Soucy added two assists for the Wild. Edmonton lost its third straight game (0-2-1) as Mike Smith finished with 20 saves.
Sabers 4, Predators 3
Rookie Victor Olofsson scored the go-ahead goal midway into the third period as host Buffalo skated to victory over Nashville.
Buffalo’s Jack Eichel scored a pair of goals in the second period to extend his career-high point streak to 15 games, tying Chicago’s Patrick Kane for the longest in the NHL this season. Eichel has 14 goals and 13 assists during his streak.
Jimmy Vesey also scored, and Linus Ullmark finished with 36 saves for the Sabres, who have won a season-high-tying three in a row overall. Ryan Johansen, Matt Duchene and Colton Sissons tallied for the Predators, who have lost three of their past five games (2-2-1).
Islanders 3, Panthers 1
Thomas Greiss stopped 32 shots as New York defeated host Florida in Sunrise, Fla.