nhl roundup Tuesday’s other games
Predators 3, Blue Jackets 1
Calle Jarnkrok scored in the third period, Pekka Rinne stopped 35 shots and Nashville beat Columbus. Jarnkrok put Nashville ahead to stay, sweeping a rebound past goaltender Joonas Korpisalo at 14:25. The Blue Jackets challenged the goal, contending Kevin Fiala interfered with Korpisalo and kept him from making the save, but it was upheld after a video replay. Matt Irwin scored in the first period and Viktor Arvidsson got an empty-net goal in the final minute as the Predators (8-5-2) won their third straight game. The Blue Jackets (9-6-1) have lost three straight for the first time this season.
Sabres 3, Capitals 1
Benoit Pouliot scored the go-ahead goal on and end-to-end rush 3:22 into the third period, and Buffalo s beat Washington, snapping the Capitals’ three-game winning streak. Evander Kane scored twice, including an empty-netter with 20 seconds left, and Robin Lehner stopped 24 shots. Buffalo won for just the second time in five games and improved to 2-5-2 in its past nine meetings against the Capitals. Alex Ovechkin scored his 13th of the season and extended his goal streak to three games for the Capitals, who came up flat in playing on consecutive nights. Washington was outshot 24-14 through two periods and 32-25 overall a day after rallying from a two-goal deficit in a 3-2 overtime win over Arizona.
Blues 3, Devils 1
Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz scored in a 1:35 span bridging the second and third periods and St. Louis beat New Jersey, sending the Devils to their season-high third straight loss. Jake Allen made 21 saves and Brayden Schenn scored into an empty net as the Blues beat the Devils for the eighth straight time. Schenn also had two assists, giving him six in the last two games. Tarasenko, who left the Blues’ practice early Monday with upper body soreness, also had an assist on Schwartz’s winner.
Hurricanes 3, Panthers 1
Derek Ryan scored the go-ahead goal at 9:35 of the third period and Carolina beat Florida to snap a four-game losing streak. Brock McGinn also scored, Justin Williams added an empty-netter and rookie Roland McKeown had his first two assists for the Hurricanes, who went 1-4-2 in their previous seven games while slipping into last place in the Metropolitan Division. Vincent Trocheck scored for the Panthers, who are 0-3-2 in their last five games, and Roberto Luongo made 45 saves in his second game back from a hand injury. Scott Darling stopped 30 shots for Carolina.
Oilers 2, Islanders 1
Connor McDavid scored 38 seconds into overtime to lead Edmonton Oilers over the New York Islanders. Leon Draisaitl also scored for Edmonton, which has won two of three to improve to 5-8-1. Cam Talbot made 36 saves. Thomas Greiss made 23 saves, and the Islanders got their goal from former Oiler Jordan Eberle.
Canadiens 3, Golden Knights 2
Brendan Gallagher and Jordie Benn scored in the first period and Montreal beat the Vegas for their third straight win. Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal, which has gone 5-1-0 since starting the season 2-7-1. Goaltender Charlie Lindgren, called up from AHL Laval last week when Carey Price went out with a lower body injury, won his second game in a row and has won all five of his NHL starts over the last three seasons. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Erik Haula scored for Vegas, which ended a six-game trip 1-4-1. The Knights were coming off a shootout loss in Toronto on Monday night and were playing their sixth game in nine days. The Canadiens outshot the Knights 13-2 in the opening period, but Vegas battled back and had a 31-28 edge for the game.