Scrivens sets record in Oiler's NHL win

Ben Scrivens set an NHL record for saves in a regular-season shutout with 59 to help Oilers beat Sharks 3-0.

    Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens (30) broke the earlier record of 54 stops set in 2012 [Reuters]
    Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens (30) broke the earlier record of 54 stops set in 2012 [Reuters]

    Ben Scrivens set an NHL record for saves in a regular-season shutout with 59 in a spectacular performance that helped the Edmonton Oilers beat the San Jose Sharks 3-0.

    Scrivens topped the previous record set by Phoenix's Mike Smith, who stopped 54 shots in a victory over Columbus in 2012. 

    Elsewhere, New York's Daniel Carcillo scored the tiebreaking goal 4:36 into the third period as the Rangers completed a two-game sweep of the outdoor series with a 2-1 victory over the Islanders.

    Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad each had a goal and an assist in the second period as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Canucks 5-2.

    Marian Hossa also scored in the second period for Chicago and Saad added an empty-netter late. Corey Crawford made 29 saves.

    Chicago scored four times on five shots in a span of 7:31 in the second to rally from two goals down and snap a four-game winless streak (0-2-2).

    The victory was Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville's 693rd, moving him past Dick Irvin into sole possession of third place on the all-time NHL coaching wins list.

    SOURCE: AP


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