Lewis goal helps Kings see off Blues

Trevor Lewis's first goal of the season broke a 1-1 tie as the Los Angeles Kings beat the St. Louis Blues in the NHL.

    Todd Bertuzzi of the Detroit Red Wings holds back Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers [AFP]
    Todd Bertuzzi of the Detroit Red Wings holds back Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers [AFP]

    Following Trevor Lewis's first goal early in the third period, he added a short-handed goal to help the Los Angeles Kings earn a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

    Lewis scored just four seconds after Los Angeles were unsuccessful on their fifth powerplay of the game.

    The puck appeared to be deflected into the net off the skate of Blues left winger Jaden Schwartz at 2:04 of the final period.

    It was only the fourth regulation loss by the Blues in 24 home games this season.

    The New York Rangers over came the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 with the smallest man on the ice making the biggest play for the Rangers.

    Mats Zuccarello, a 5-foot-7 centre, worked a give-and-go with Derek Brassard late in the game to score his 12th goal of the season.

    The San Jose Sharks continued their impressive cross-country road trip, using their team speed to defeat the Florida Panthers 3-0.

    Captain Joe Thornton, Matt Nieto and Joe Pavelski scored the goals.

    The Sharks moved to 66 points while Florida have 43.

    Defenseman Roman Josi scored the decisive goal in a shootout to lift the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

    Flyers right winger Wayne Simmonds scored a power-play goal with 1:24 left in regulation to tie it, and the shootout went seven rounds.

    Nashville (21-21-7) defenseman Shea Weber had a goal and two assists, and Eric Nystrom and Dave Legwand also had goals to help Nashville win in Philadelphia for the first time since 29th November 2006.

    The Montreal Canadiens blew a three-goal lead but came back to beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 in overtime.

    A goal by Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban 23 seconds into the extra session was the difference as Montreal won the wild Atlantic Division match.

    Subban's initial shot was stopped, but he muscled his way in for the rebound and then managed to get enough of the puck to push it over the line.

    New York Islanders centre Frans Nielsen scored the only goal in a shootout and goaltender Kevin Poulin stopped all three shots he faced as the Islanders beat the Eastern Conference leading Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1.

    Tampa Bay (28-15-15) entered the game tied for first with Boston in the conference. The Islanders (18-23-8) remained last in the Metropolitan Division.

    Minnesota cruised to a 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

    Minnesota Wild left winger Jason Zucker celebrated his 22nd birthday by setting a team record when he scored just eight seconds into the third period, the fastest home goal to start a period in team history.

    Jason Pominville, Justin Fontaine and Nate Prosser added goals for the Wild (26-19-5), who are winners of six of their last eight games.

    For Edmonton (15-30-5), Jordan Eberle scored in the second period but the team fell to 2-6-2 in their last 10 games.

    Boston Bruins beat the Dallas Stars 4-2 with Bruins centre David Krejci scoring late in the second period.

    Brad Marchand netted the eventual game-winner two minutes after Dallas tied the score in a 4-2 win over the Stars.

    Krejci and Milan Lucic each contributed a goal and an assist for the Bruins. Backup goaltender Chad Johnson made 38 saves for the win.

    The Winnipeg Jets enjoyed a 5-2 rout of the Calgary Flames to get their second consecutive convincing win since head coach Claude Noel was fired and replaced by Paul Maurice.

    Olli Jokinen, Bryan Little and Mark Scheifele each had a goal and assist for the Jets, who had lost five straight when Noel lost his job on Sunday.

    Dustin Byfuglien and defenseman Jacob Trouba also scored for Winnipeg.

    The Flames lost their seventh straight game at home - a new franchise record for the longest stretch without securing at least a point on home ice.

    The Coyotes entered Thursday night's game against the Canucks with the longest current losing streak in the NHL at four but the Canucks had dropped seven of their previous eight, including their worst loss in 10 years on Wednesday at Anaheim.

    In a game that was little more than a special teams battle, Coyotes' netminder Mike Smith came up big, posting his first shutout of the season with 28 saves.

    The Coyotes produced just enough heat to support him in a 1-0 win.

    Goaltender Semyon Varlamov stopped 33 shots, Ryan O'Reilly scored in regulation and in the shootout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1.

    Matt Duchene, celebrating his 23rd birthday, also had a goal in the shootout for the Avalanche, who have won three straight.

    Goalie Cory Schneider made 37 saves and Andre Lotkionov scored for the Devils.



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