NHL roundup: Coyotes still can't beat Canadiens in Montreal

2013-12-18T00:00:00Z NHL roundup: Coyotes still can't beat Canadiens in MontrealThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 18, 2013 12:00 am  • 

MONTREAL — The Phoenix Coyotes’ hard luck in Montreal continued Tuesday night.

Max Pacioretty scored twice in the third period to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-1 victory over Phoenix, which hasn’t won in Montreal since 1996.

Carey Price stopped 26 of 27 shots for Montreal and Andrei Markov also scored in the third period. Mikkel Boedker scored for the Coyotes and Mike Smith made 26 saves for Phoenix (18-10-5).

Pacioretty scored the winner at 13:18 of the third, netting his 13th of the season by shooting the puck into traffic in front of Smith’s goal. The puck ricocheted off defenseman Michael Stone’s skate and into the net.

Boedker got the Coyotes on the board at 6:14 of the first period, banking his own rebound off his skate and into the net for his 10th goal of the season.

Phoenix captain Shane Doan missed the game with an illness.

Blackhawks 3, Predators 1: In Nashville, Tenn., Duncan Keith scored a goal and added an assist to lead Chicago to a win.

Patrick Kane and Nick Leddy also scored for the Stanley Cup champions, who have won five of six.

Shea Weber scored for the Predators.

Ducks 5, Red Wins 2: In Detroit, Sami Vatanen had a goal and an assist, and Anaheim used a four-goal first period to extend its winning streak to six games with a victory over Detroit.

Nick Bonino, Jakob Silfverberg, Corey Perry and Saku Koivu also scored for the Ducks. Andrew Cogliano had three assists and Jonas Hiller made 16 saves.

Tomas Jurco got his first career goal and Daniel Cleary scored for Detroit, 0-4-2 in its past six.

Sharks 4, Blues 2: In St. Louis, Joe Pavelski scored the first of three straight goals by San Jose, and Antti Niemi stopped 20 shots to lead the Sharks over St. Louis.

San Jose completed a season sweep of the Blues, winning all three games by a combined 16-7. St. Louis has lost two in a row after winning eight of 11.

Matt Irwin, Brent Burns and Marty Havlat added goals for the Sharks, who led 3-0 after 22 minutes. Niemi improved to 18-6-6.

Bruins 2, Flames 0: In Boston, Zdeno Chara scored two power-play goals and Jarome Iginla had a pair of assists against his former team to help Boston beat Calgary.

David Krejci also had two assists and Tuukka Rask made 21 saves for the Bruins in their third straight shutout of the Flames in Boston. Rask picked up his third shutout of the season and extended Calgary’s scoreless streak in Boston to 189 minutes, 36 seconds.

Panthers 3, Maple Leafs 1: In Toronto, Tomas Fleischmann, Sean Bergenheim and Brad Boyes scored for Florida against slumping Toronto. The Panthers have won four straight and six of seven.

Lightning 3, Islanders 2, SO: In Uniondale, N.Y., Valtteri Filppula scored twice in the final 3 minutes of regulation, including the tying goal with 3.8 seconds left, and then converted in the shootout to rally Tampa Bay past the skidding New York Islanders.

Nikita Kucherov also connected in the shootout as the Lightning handed New York its 13th loss in 14 games (1-9-4). The only Islanders victory during that stretch came in a shootout last week at San Jose.

Flyers 5, Capitals 2: In Philadelphia, Jakub Voracek scored two goals to help Philadelphia beat Washington. Mark Streit, Wayne Simmonds and Matt Read also had goals for the Flyers. Alex Ovechkin and Eric Fehr scored for Washington.

Wild 3, Canucks 2, SO: In St. Paul, Minn., Jason Pominville slipped a shot past Roberto Luongo’s glove in the third round of a shootout, and Minnesota ended Vancouver’s winning streak at seven games.

Luongo made 30 saves, including 14 in the third period and overtime, and stopped Zach Parise to open the shootout. Mikko Koivu, who had two assists for a team-high 20 this season, hit the crossbar with his shot before Pominville scored. Ryan Kesler’s last-chance attempt for the Canucks sailed wide right.

Stars 3, Avalanche 2: In Dallas, Colton Sceviour scored the go-ahead goal at 17:08 of the third period to give Dallas the win.

A rebound of a Colorado shot bounced out to Rich Peverley, who put a pass on Sceviour’s stick for a breakaway against Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

Sabres 4, Jets 2: In Buffalo, N.Y., Marcus Foligno, Matt Moulson and Matt Ellis scored in the third period to lift Buffalo over Winnipeg. It was Buffalo’s first regulation win since Nov. 15.

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