Blues Edged By Kings, NHL Roundup
Published on December 3 2013 6:24 am
Last Updated on December 3 2013 6:24 am
Written by Millie Lange
Kings Quiet Blues
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Tyler Toffoli scored twice and the Kings held on late for a 3-2 win over the Blues at STAPLES Center. Jarret Stoll also lit the lamp for Los Angeles, which built a 3-0 lead on its way to winning for just the second time in six games. Mike Richards had two assists while Ben Scrivens notched 25 saves in the win. Kevin Shattenkirk and Vladmir Tarasenko each had a goal and assist for St. Louis. Tarasenko's goal came with under 30 seconds to play as the Blue Notes attempted to come back. Jaroslav Halak recorded 20 saves in defeat as St. Louis lost its second straight following a five-game winning streak.
Jets Fly Past Rangers
(New York, NY) -- The Jets scored three times in the third period to rally for a 5-2 win over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Olli Jokinen scored twice while Blake Wheeler added an empty-netter in the final minute. Devin Setoguchi also lit the lamp for Winnipeg as did John Albert. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 35 shots for the Jets, who have won three out of four. Mats Zuccarello and Ryan Callahan each scored for New York in defeat. Cam Talbot made 25 stops for the Blueshirts, who have dropped three of their last five.
Canadiens Clip Devils
(Montreal, Quebec) -- Alex Galchenyuk broke a scoreless tie midway through the third period as the Canadiens clipped the Devils 3-2 at the Bell Centre. Rene Bourque and Max Pacioretty both scored second period goals for the Habs, who have won six of their last seven. Carey Price kicked aside 28 of the 30 shots he faced in the victory. Steve Bernier and Michael Ryder scored a goal each for New Jersey, which had won its previous two. Martin Brodeur allowed all three goals on 17 shots in the setback.
Harding Leads Wild Past Flyers
(St. Paul, MN) -- Josh Harding stopped all 21 shots he faced to lead the Wild in a 2-0 win over the Flyers from Xcel Energy Center. It's Harding's third shutout of the season for Minnesota, which stopped a four-game slide. Jason Pominville and Charlie Coyle each scored within minutes of each other early in the third to lead the Wild offense. Ray Emery stopped 19 shots in the cage for Philadelphia. The Flyers saw a two-game winning streak end.
Blackhawks Face Stars Tonight
(Chicago, IL) -- The Blackhawks host the Stars tonight at United Center. Chicago brings a 20-4-and-4 record into the contest after rolling to a 5-2 win over Phoenix Saturday. Dallas comes in at 12-9-4 following a shootout loss to Edmonton Sunday. The puck drops at 7:00.
Monday, December 2 Scoreboard
Winnipeg Jets 5, New York Rangers 2
Montreal Canadiens 3, New Jersey Devils 2
Minnesota Wild 2, Philadelphia Flyers 0
Los Angeles Kings 3, St. Louis Blues 2
Tuesday, December 3 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p.m. - San Jose Sharks at Toronto Maple Leafs
6:00 p.m. - Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders
6:00 p.m. - Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals
6:00 p.m. - Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets
6:30 p.m. - Ottawa Senators at Florida Panthers
7:00 p.m. - Dallas Stars at Chicago Blackhawks
7:00 p.m. - Vancouver Canucks at Nashville Predators
8:30 p.m. - Phoenix Coyotes at Edmonton Oilers
9:00 p.m. - Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks