NHL: Columbus' Bobrovsky outlasts Coyotes' Smith in goalie battle

2013-03-17T00:00:00Z NHL: Columbus' Bobrovsky outlasts Coyotes' Smith in goalie battleThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 17, 2013 12:00 am  • 

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Sergei Bobrovsky made 39 saves in regulation and overtime, then two more in the shootout to finish with his second career shutout - both coming in the last week - to lift surging Columbus to a 1-0 victory over Phoenix on Saturday night.

The win extended the Blue Jackets' franchise record point streak to 10 games.

Artem Anisimov and Mark Letestu scored in the shootout, making nice moves and firing shots past the Coyotes' Mike Smith, who had 23 saves and also got credit for a shutout, his fourth of the season and 23rd of his career. It was the fourth straight shootout game for the Blue Jackets, 6-0-4 in their last 10 games. Bobrovsky has stopped 239 of 245 shots in his past eight games.

The Coyotes have lost four of their last six and travel to Los Angeles to face the Kings on Monday.

• Penguins 3, Rangers 0: In Pittsburgh, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 23 shots to break a tie for Pittsburgh's career shutout record with 23, and the Penguins beat New York for their eighth straight victory. Fleury broke a tie with Tom Barrasso for the shutout record for Pittsburgh.

• Blackhawks 8, Stars 1: In Dallas, Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa each scored twice in leading Chicago to a rout of Dallas. Corey Crawford made 18 saves for his 13th victory for Chicago.

• Bruins 4, Capitals 1: In Boston, Nathan Horton had a goal and two assists, Milan Lucic set up Boston's first two scores on hustle plays behind the net and the Bruins beat Washington. Lucic had a career-high three assists.

• Senators 4, Sabres 3, OT: In Buffalo, N.Y., Kyle Turris scored his second goal 3:54 into overtime to lift Ottawa past Buffalo. Ottawa extended its string of games decided by one goal to 11, one short of tying the NHL record set by Chicago during the 1997-98 season.

• Wild 6, Avalanche 4: In Denver, Devin Setoguchi scored twice and added the 100th assist of his NHL career to help Minnesota hold off slumping Colorado.

• Islanders 4, Panthers 3: In Sunrise, Fla., Casey Cizikas broke a third-period tie, and the New York Islanders held on to beat Florida after blowing a three-goal lead in the final frame.

• Canadiens 2, Devils 1: In Newark, N.J., big defenseman Jarred Tinordi, in his NHL debut, set up Tomas Plekanec's tiebreaking goal at 6:49 of the third period, and Montreal extended its winning streak to five games with a victory over New Jersey.

• Red Wings 5, Canucks 2: In Vancouver, British Columbia, Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader each scored twice, and Detroit surged past the Canucks with three goals in the third period.

• Kings 5, Sharks 2: In Los Angeles, Kyle Clifford recorded his first two-goal game in the NHL, and Justin Williams, Jarret Stoll and Dwight King also scored as the Kings to beat San Jose.

• Lightning 4, Hurricanes 1: In Tampa, Fla., Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat both scored their first NHL goals, and Tampa Bay beat Carolina to stop a five-game losing streak at home.

• Blues 2, Ducks 1, OT: In St. Louis, Chris Stewart scored 45 seconds into overtime and rookie Jake Allen made 27 saves, helping St. Louis end Anaheim's five-game winning streak.

• Jets 5, Maple Leafs 4, SO: In Toronto, Zach Bogosian scored in the 10th round of the shootout to lift Winnipeg over Toronto, which lost its fifth straight.

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