Umberger Propels Jackets
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to their franchise-record seventh straight win, a 5-3 victory Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Kings.
Nathan Horton scored in his 600th NHL game, Artem Anisimov had a goal and an assist and Ryan Johansen also scored for Columbus, with James Wisniewski picking up two assists. Sergei Bobrovsky moved to 8-0 in his past eight starts with 26 saves.
NEW YORK (AP) – Thomas Vanek scored a power-play goal with 4:38 left, and the Islanders rallied from two goals down for a second straight day and beat the Rangers.
Vanek capped the comeback as the Rangers were trying to kill a penalty for too many men on the ice. Colin McDonald and defenseman Thomas Hickey scored in the second period to get the Islanders even.
DEVILS 7, BLUES 1
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Mark Fayne and Ryan Carter scored 24 seconds apart early in the first period to spark New Jersey Devils past St. Louis.
Jaromir Jagr, Ryane Clowe, Adam Henrique, Damien Brunner and Eric Gelinas added goals and the Devils celebrated a return to the snow-bound Prudential Center after losing three of four on the road. The seven goals were a season high. It was the biggest outburst by the Devils, and the most surrendered by the Blues.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Ed Jovanovski scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in his 1,100th career game, sparking Florida past Buffalo.
Sean Bergenheim, Jesse Winchester and Nick Bjugstad also scored for Florida, which improved to 4-0-1 in its past five trips to Buffalo. Tom Gilbert set up two goals in helping the Panthers overcome a pair of one-goal first-period deficits and then hang on for the win.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Kyle Turris and Jason Spezza scored, Craig Anderson made 34 saves and Ottawa beat Washington to hand the Alex Ovechkin-less Capitals their sixth straight loss.
STARS 4, WILD 0
DALLAS (AP) – Erik Cole and Ray Whitney scored power-play goals, and Dallas stopped a three-game losing streak with a victory against Minnesota.
Kari Lehtonen made 18 saves as Dallas won for the second time in its past 11 games. It was his second shutout of the season and No. 24 for his career.
Jordie Benn scored on a penalty shot, beating Darcy Kuemper at 11:22 of the third period.