AROUND THE NHL | Monday’s games

Red Wings 3, Devils 0


Petr Mrazek had 37 saves in posting his second straight shutout and third of the season as Detroit beat slumping New Jersey. Tyler Bertuzzi, David Booth and Dylan Larkin scored for the Red Wings, who snapped a two-game losing streak and won for the second time in six games. Cory Schneider, sidelined two of the last three games with an illness, made 27 saves for the Devils, who have two wins in their last 10 games (2-5-3). Jimmy Howard, who has carried the load for the Red Wings’ in goal, has played the last two games, giving up seven goals. Devils defenseman Andy Greene hit a goalpost on a rebound early in the second period with the net wide open and Detroit ahead 1-0.

Avalanche 4, Maple Leafs 2


Blake Comeau scored the go-ahead goal with 7:43 left and Colorado beat Toronto to extend its winning streak to 10 games. Comeau beat a backchecking Auston Matthews to the net and redirected Carl Soderberg’s feed past goalie Frederik Andersen to put Colorado ahead 3-2. Gabriel Landeskog added an empty-net goal in the final minute to seal it. Gabriel Bourque and Nail Yakupov also scored for the surprising Avalanche (27-16-3), who have surged into a crowded race for the two Western Conference wild cards. Jonathan Bernier made 29 saves for his ninth straight win in place of injured Semyon Varlamov. Matthews and Patrick Marleau scored for the Maple Leafs (26-18-5). Andersen stopped 23 shots in defeat.

Wild 3, Senators 1


Jason Zucker scored for the fourth straight game and Alex Stalock made 37 saves to help Minnesota beat Ottawa. Zach Parise and Mikael Granlund also scored for Minnesota, which is 4-0-2 in the past six games. Matt Duchene scored his seventh goal for Ottawa. Mike Condon made his first start since Dec. 30 and made 33 saves as the Senators lost for the fourth time in five games.

Lightning 2, Blackhawks 0


Andrei Vasilevskiy made 40 saves in his NHL-best seventh shutout, Chris Kunitz scored a short-handed goal in the second period and Tampa Bay beat Chicago. Yanni Gourde also scored as Tampa Bay stopped a season-high three-game slide and leapfrogged idle Vegas for the best record in the NHL. The Lightning, who lost to Chicago in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, improved to 11-0-2 against the Blackhawks in their last 13 regular-season meetings. Gourde put the game away when he beat Glass with a slap shot low on the goaltender’s glove side with 1:34 left. It was Gourde’s 15th goal of the season. Tampa Bay (32-12-3) improved to 1-1 on an eight-game trip overlapping the All-Star festivities at its home arena. Glass made 29 saves, but last-place Chicago (22-19-6) lost for the fourth time in five games.

Associated Press

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