- Associated Press - Saturday, December 3, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Columbus pummeled Mike Smith with a franchise-record 60 shots, Alexander Wennberg scored with 2:16 left in the third period and the Blue Jackets beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 in a shootout Saturday night.

Smith set a franchise record with 58 saves, but the Coyotes still lost their third straight.

Columbus is the first NHL team with 60 shots in a game since Toronto against the New York Islanders on Nov. 23, 2009, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Jackets’ previous high was 54 shots on April 3, 2012 - a 2-0 loss to Smith and the Coyotes.

Cam Atkinson and Sam Gagner scored on Smith in the shootout while Curtis McElhinney stopped both Arizona shooters. Boone Jenner also scored for Columbus, which has won three straight.

Shane Doan got his 399th career goal and Radim Vrbata also scored for Arizona, which was playing its eighth overtime game in 23 contests.

DEVILS 5, PREDATORS 4, OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Michael Cammalleri’s second goal of the game with 18 seconds remaining in overtime capped New Jersey’s comeback from three goals down in the third period.

Taylor Hall took a pass from Cammalleri and brought the puck up the right side into the offensive zone on a 2-on-1 break, passed it back to Cammalleri cutting up the middle and he fired it past Predators goalie Pekka Rinne.

Cammalleri started the Devils’ comeback from a 4-1 deficit after two as he fired a rebound into an open net 25 seconds into the third.

Andy Greene and Adam Henrique also scored in the third, Hall had a goal and two assists for the Devils, who were 0-4-2 in their previous six road games. Keith Kincaid stopped 38 shots.

Kevin Fiala had two goals and P.K. Subban and Roman Josi also scored for the Predators.

OILERS 3, DUCKS 2, OT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Leon Draisaitl scored 3:16 into overtime and Edmonton came away with a victory over Anaheim.

Drake Caggiula and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers, who have won two in a row. Jordan Eberle assisted on all three goals.

Ryan Kesler and Rickard Rakell scored for the Ducks, who had a three-game winning streak come to an end.

Anaheim’s John Gibson turned away 29 shots, and Cam Talbot stopped 31 for the Oilers.

STARS 3, AVALANCHE 0

DENVER (AP) - Kari Lehtonen had 23 saves for his first shutout of the season and Dallas beat Colorado.

Patrick Eaves and Tyler Seguin each had a goal and an assist, and Curtis McKenzie also scored.

Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves for the Avalanche, who were shut out for the fifth time this season.

Colorado played most of the game with five defensemen after Erik Johnson got hurt blocking a shot in the second period.

SENATORS 2, PANTHERS 0

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Erik Karlsson and Derick Brassard scored 19 seconds apart in the first period and Mike Condon stopped 24 shots for his second shutout of the season to lead Ottawa.

The Senators snapped a two-game skid and handed Florida its third loss in four games (1-2-1).

Roberto Luongo made 19 saves for the Panthers.

The Senators had two breakaways in the final 5 minutes but didn’t register a shot on goal.

On the first goal, Karlsson had a pass from behind the net bounce off his stick right to his left foot. He then kicked the puck back to his stick and beat Luongo from the top of the crease at 6:46.

Brassard then took a pass at the side of the net and kicked the puck to his stick before cutting around a fallen Luongo to score at 7:05.

BRUINS 2, SABRES 1

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Tuuka Rask made 35 saves to help Boston hold on to beat Buffalo.

David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron scored to give Boston a 2-0 lead and the Bruins improved to 3-0-1 in their last four.

Evander Kane scored his first goal of the season for Buffalo. Robin Lehner returned after missing one game with a hip injury and made 32 saves.

The Sabres combined for nine goals in their previous two wins but the NHL’s lowest-scoring team reverted to form from the first 21 games, when star center Jack Eichel was out of the lineup with a high-ankle sprain.

Krejci got the Bruins on the scoreboard with 5:50 left in the first when he deflected Brandon Carlo’s slap shot from the point off the right post and into the net.

Bergeron made it 2-0 at 7:44 of the third when he knocked on the rebound of his own missed shot.

JETS 3, BLUES 2, OT

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Patrik Laine set up Bryan Little for an overtime goal and also got his 16th score of the season, helping Winnipeg beat St. Louis.

Laine pushed a backhanded pass across the slot to Little 17 seconds into OT, helping Winnipeg end a six-game road losing streak. Laine tied Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby for the NHL goals lead with a score assisted by Little midway through the second period.

Michael Hutchinson stopped 20 of 22 shots to get his first win since Oct. 28, snapping a string of four straight losses. Chris Thorburn also scored for Winnipeg.

Alexander Steen and Dmitrij Jaskin scored for St. Louis, which snapped a six-game home winning streak and fell to 11-1-3 at Scottrade Center.

Carter Hutton stopped 20 of 23 shots and has lost his last four games.

LIGHTNING 2, CAPITALS 1, SO

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Brian Boyle scored in the fourth round of the shootout and Tampa Bay snapped a four-game losing streak.

Tampa Bay won the shootout 2-1 when Boyle put a shot between Braden Holtby’s pads. Brayden Point also scored in the tiebreaker for the Lightning and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored for the Capitals.

Tampa Bay got a regulation goal from Nikita Kucherov. Ben Bishop stopped 34 shots.

Nicklas Backstrom scored for the Captials, who have lost three in a row (0-2-1). Holtby made 32 saves.

CANUCKS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2, SO

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Markus Granlund and Bo Horvat scored in the shootout, Ryan Miller was solid at the end of a busy night in goal and Vancouver beat Toronto.

Miller had 38 saves and stopped 2 of 3 attempts in the shootout, backing regulation goals from Daniel Sedin and Sven Baertschi.

James van Riemsdyk and Auston Matthews scored for Toronto. Frederik Andersen turned away 22 shots.

Mitch Marner scored in the shootout for Toronto, but Miller stopped Matthews and Tyler Bozak to clinch it.

FLYERS 3, BLACKHAWKS 1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Rookie defenseman Ivan Provorov scored two goals and prevented another to help Philadelphia beat Chicago.

Provorov, 19, scored 31 seconds apart early in the second period to give the Flyers their fourth straight win. Brayden Schenn also scored and Steve Mason stopped 26 shots.

Artemi Panarin scored his ninth of the season for the Blackhawks, who lost in regulation for the first time in five games, snapping a 3-0-1 streak.

The Flyers’ biggest save of the night might have come from Provorov, who swatted a bouncing puck out of the goal crease with 3:22 remaining in the second period to preserve a two-goal lead.

Chicago backup goalie Scott Darling, pressed into action after projected starter Corey Crawford underwent an emergency appendectomy, finished with 27 saves.

RANGERS 4, HURRICANES 2

NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Kreider scored twice less than 5 minutes apart late in the third period to lift New York past Carolina at home for the second time in five days.

Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists and Michael Grabner also scored, and Mats Zuccarello had two assists for the Rangers. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots to bounce back from a shaky outing at Buffalo two nights earlier and pick up his 11th win of the season.

Kreider scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:35 left as he knocked in a rebound past Hurricanes goalie Michael Leighton. Kreider then made it a two-goal game with 2:49 remaining as his shot from the left side rang off the post and deflected back in off Leighton to seal the win.

Viktor Stalberg and Victor Rask scored for Carolina and Leighton finished with 24 saves in his second start of the season.

PENGUINS 5, RED WINGS 3

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Phil Kessel scored twice, including one of Pittsburgh’s four goals in the third, and the Penguins rallied to beat Detroit.

Nick Bonino, Justin Schultz and Matt Cullen also scored in the third, helping Pittsburgh win back-to-back games for the first time in a month. Marc-Andre Fleury had 28 saves in his second straight start.

Detroit had recorded at least a point in five straight games. Henrik Zetterberg scored his 314th career goal, matching Pavel Datsyuk for seventh in team history.


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