Zucker, Dubnyk star in Wild’s 3-0 win over Canadiens

MONTREAL (AP) Jason Zucker scored three goals in the third period, Devan Dubnyk made 41 saves and the Minnesota Wild beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 on Thursday night to end a three-game losing streak.

Zucker scored twice in a 4-2 loss at Toronto on Wednesday night

Dubnyk, now 7-1-1 against Montreal, had his first shutout of the season and the 25th of his career. Charlie Lindgren, who had won two starts in a row and was unbeaten in five career NHL games, made 32 saves for Montreal.

It was the Wild’s second win in their last six games, both against Montreal. They beat the Canadiens 6-3 at home last week. Montreal has lost only twice in its last seven games, both times to Minnesota.


ST. LOUIS (AP) – Brayden Schenn and Alexander Steen scored in a shootout and Carter Hutton stopped both attempts he faced in tiebreaker to lead St. Louis past.

St. Louis beat the Coyotes for the 12th straight time and has won seven of eight overall.

Alex Pietrangelo and Joel Edmundson scored in regulation for the first-place Blues (13-3-1), who have earned at least one point in their last 16 games against the Coyotes.

Brendan Perlini scored twice for NHL-worst Arizona (2-13-3), which hasn’t won in regulation this season. One of the Coyotes’ wins came in overtime, the other in a shootout.


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Leon Draisaitl scored with 16.3 second left in overtime to lift Edmonton past New Jersey.

The Oilers have won consecutive games for the first time all season. Anton Slepyshev and Milan Lucic also scored for Edmonton, and Cam Talbot made 32 saves.

The Devils have lost four straight to fall to 9-4-2.

Brian Boyle and Drew Stafford scored for New Jersey, and Cory Schneider made 29 saves.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek each had a goal and two assists in Philadelphia’s victory over Chicago.

Brian Elliott made 38 saves and Sean Couturier also scored for the Flyers. They beat the Blackhawks for the 14th straight time in Philadelphia during the regular season.

Chicago’s last regular-season victory at Philadelphia came on Nov. 9, 1996. The Blackhawks did win their 2010 Stanley Cup title with a Game 6 victory on the Flyers’ home ice.

Connor Murphy scored for the Blackhawks.

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