- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

MONTREAL (AP) - Max Pacioretty scored the tiebreaking goal in Montreal’s three-goal third period as the Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 Thursday night for their sixth straight win.

Alex Galchenyuk and Torrey Mitchell also scored to help Montreal improve to 7-0-1, remaining the only NHL team without a regulation loss. Carey Price made 29 saves to win for the fourth time in four starts this season.

Alex Killorn scored the lone goal for the Lightning, who lost against an Eastern-Conference opponent for the first time this season. Ben Bishop stopped 23 shots.

With the scored tied 1-1, Pacioretty got the go-ahead goal at 10:23 by beating Bishop glove-side. Blown coverage by the Lightning left the Canadiens’ captain all alone on the edge of the face-off circle, and Bishop couldn’t see the shot with Andrew Shaw posted firmly in front of goal.


PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period to lead defending champion Pittsburgh.

Patric Hornqvist, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel also scored - each getting his third of the season - to help the Penguins win for the third time in four games and improve to 5-0-1 at home.

Crosby, playing for the second straight game after missing the first six with a concussion, scored with 2:25 left as he caught a pass from Scott Wilson at the top of the crease and quickly turned to his forehand to put the puck behind Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak. Kessel added a power-play goal to cap the scoring 32 seconds later.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 35 shots while starting for the eighth straight game.

Travis Hamonic and Shane Prince scored for the Islanders, and Halak finished with 31 saves.


TORONTO (AP) - Mitch Marner had three assists and goalie Frederik Andersen bounced back from a horrid outing as Toronto won for the second time this season.

Marner set up Tyler Bozak for two goals and also assisted James van Riemsdyk. Andersen, who gave up a career-worst seven goals on Tuesday, stopped 29 of 31 shots for the Maple Leafs (2-2-3).

Jonathan Marchessault had both goals for the Panthers. Roberto Luongo made 25 saves.

Andersen was under the microscope heading into the game after another rough start two nights earlier against the Lightning (seven goals on 24 shots).


PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Martin Hanzal and Brad Richardson scored the decisive goals to help Arizona snap a five-game road losing streak.

Jamie McGinn, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Ryan White also scored for the Coyotes, whose two wins this season are both against the Flyers.

The Coyotes salvaged one victory on a season-high, six-game road trip.

Louis Domingue stopped 28 shots and won his first game of the season. He had been 0-4 with a 5.03 goals against average and had stopped only 85 percent of his shots.

Nick Cousins, Brayden Schenn, Andrew MacDonald and Wayne Simmonds scored for the Flyers.


ST. LOUIS (AP) - Henrik Zetterberg scored in the eighth round of a shootout to lift Detroit past St. Louis for the Red Wings’ sixth straight win.

In the shootout, St. Louis’ first shooter, Alexander Steen, scored but then Vladimir Tarasenko, Kevin Shattenkirk, David Perron, Nail Yakupoc, Robby Fabbri, Patrick Burgland and Dmitrjij Jaskin all came up short.

Gustav Nyquist scored on Detroit’s second attempt but Frans Nielsen, Dylan Larkin, Andreas Athanasiou, Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheehan and Darren Helm all missed.

St. Louis’ Jaden Schwartz missed a wide-open net early in overtime, and Jori Lehtera was stopped on a breakaway midway through the extra period by Detroit goalie Petr Mrazek.

Shattenkirk scored early in the second for the Blues, and Jake Allen had 27 saves through overtime.

Nielsen tied it with 6:06 to go in the middle period, and Mrazek had 31 saves.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jeff Carter tipped a shot past Pekka Rinne at 4:31 of overtime to lift Los Angeles to its fourth straight win.

Jake Muzzin and Tyler Toffoli also scored for the Kings and Nic Dowd and Alec Martinez each had two assists. Peter Budaj stopped 24 shots while making his third straight start in place of the injured Jeff Zatkoff.

Craig Smith and Viktor Arvidsson scored for Nashville, and Pekka Rinne finished with 42 saves.

One night after giving up six goals to Anaheim, the Predators allowed the Kings to come back and tie the game twice before losing in the extra period.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Patrik Laine scored twice on the power play to help Winnipeg beat Dallas.

Defenseman Tyler Myers got the Jets on the scoreboard 15 seconds into the game and rookie Kyle Connor got his first NHL goal. Connor Hellebuyck had 38 saves.

Winnipeg, which lost at Dallas in the opener of the home-and-home on Tuesday, has scored five power-play goals this season, with the 18-year-old Laine getting four.

Tyler Seguin scored early in the third period for Dallas, and Antti Niemi stopped 32 shots.

In the opening minute, Myers took advantage of a loose puck bouncing off the boards in the Dallas end to fire a one-timer from the point past Niemi. Connor’s high shot doubled the lead with 3:48 left in the opening period, and Laine’s fifth of the season at 4:30 of the second made it 3-0.


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Devan Dubnyk made 38 saves for his second straight shutout to lead Minnesota.

Ryan Suter had a goal and an assist, and Joel Ericsson Ek, Jason Zucker and Mikko Koivu also scored. The Wild went 2-1-1 on a four-game road trip to improve to 5-2-1.

Anders Nillson made 18 saves in his second straight start for the Sabres, losers of four in a row.

Minnesota built a two-goal lead in the first period, but Buffalo controlled the action in the second. Dubnyk made 19 saves, including 15 in the first 6:11 of the period, and the Wild killed two penalties.

Suter scored his third goal of the season 2:58 into the third period, sending a wobbly wrist shot from the right circle over Nillson’s glove. Koivu added an empty-net goal with 1:09 left.


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Tomas Hertl had two goals and Joonas Donskoi also scored to lead San Jose past Columbus.

Martin Jones stopped 24 shots to help the Sharks improve to 3-0 at home.

Scott Hartnell scored for the Blue Jackets, who lost for the second straight game. Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 26 saves.

Hartnell spoiled Jones’ shutout bid with 2:50 remaining as the puck skipped off Jones’ skate and onto Hartnell’s stick and he put it in to make it 2-1.

Hertl added an empty net goal in the final second.

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