(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of National Hockey League games on Tuesday:
Wild 3, Flyers 0
Goalie Devan Dubnyk’s career- and franchise-record shutout streak continued on Tuesday as the Minnesota Wild beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0.
Dubnyk stopped all 30 shots he faced for his third consecutive shutout, running his streak without giving up a goal to 195:05. Dubnyk has now stopped the past 106 shots he has faced.
Left winger Nino Niederreiter scored on Minnesota’s first shot of the game. Eric Staal and Jason Zucker added empty-net goals as the Wild ran their winning streak to three in a row.
Niederreiter, playing in his 400th career NHL game, ripped a low wrist shot past Elliott just 12 seconds into the game. Zucker was on the ice for the goal, but did not score it, breaking a streak of six straight Minnesota goals he had scored over the previous three games.
Oilers 8, Golden Knights 2
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid each scored twice in Edmonton’s easy victory over Vegas.
Oscar Klefbom, Patrick Maroon, Matt Benning and Mark Letestu added goals as the lowest-scoring team in the NHL erupted for a season-high goal total in winning at home for only the fourth time in 10 games. Cam Talbot made 22 saves for the Oilers.
The Knights came into Edmonton with only two wins in their previous seven games (2-4-1) and their No. 4 goaltender Maxime Lagace, who gave up seven goals on 29 shots.
Junior goalie Dylan Ferguson, on an emergency call-up, allowed a goal and made a save in the last nine minutes.
Penguins 5, Sabres 4 (overtime)
Conor Sheary scored his second goal of the game 16 seconds into overtime as Pittsburgh continued its domination of Buffalo.
The Penguins have a 13-game point streak against the Sabres, who have not won against Pittsburgh since April 23, 2013.
Sidney Crosby ended an 11-game goal drought, while Phil Kessel and Patrick Hornqvist also scored for the Penguins. Matt Murray made 28 saves.
Jack Eichel halted an eight-game goal drought for Buffalo. Sam Reinhart had a goal and two assists, and Evander Kane and Benoit Pouliot also scored for the Sabres. Robin Lehner stopped 40 shots.
Predators 6, Capitals 3
Filip Forsberg scored his 100th career goal as part of Nashville’s four-goal second period in its fifth straight victory.
Forsberg snapped a five-game goal-less drought on a wrister that hit off a defender’s skate and skittered by Braden Holtby at 6:45 for his ninth goal. It occurred 17 seconds after Alex Chiasson tied the score at 2 with a sizzling one-timer for his second goal of the year.
The teams combined for five goals in a 4:52 stretch of the period, with Washington’s T.J. Oshie netting two to bring the Capitals within 4-3. Miikka Salomaki and Mattias Ekholm, though, restored control for the Predators.
Blue Jackets 2, Canadiens 1 (OT)
Zach Werenski’s goal at 1:09 of overtime gave Columbus a victory over Montreal.
Josh Anderson also scored for the Blue Jackets and Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves, including a pair of spectacular ones. Columbus has won consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 2 and were 0-3-1 before defeating Detroit in a shootout Saturday.
Paul Byron scored for the Canadiens and Charlie Lindgren made 23 saves.
Canucks 3, Kings 2
Sven Baertschi broke a 2-2 tie with a power-play goal at 4:07 of the third period as Vancouver handed Los Angeles its third straight loss and fourth in a row at home.
Henrik Sedin and Bo Horvat also scored for the Canucks, Derrick Pouliot had two assists and Anders Nilsson made 30 saves in his first appearance since Oct. 26.
Tanner Pearson and Anze Kopitar scored in the first 3:14 to give the Kings a 2-0 lead, and Los Angeles outshot the Canucks 7-0 through the initial 9 1/2 minutes. The Kings came in with the No. 1 penalty-kill unit in the NHL at 91.9 percent, but the Canucks went 2-for-3 on the power play after coming in 2-for-21 over their past six games.
Panthers 4, Stars 3 (shootout)
Aleksander Barkov and Vincent Trocheck scored in the shootout to lift Florida over Dallas.
Jonathan Huberdeau, who missed practice Monday because of an illness, scored two power-play goals for the Panthers. Roberto Luongo, Florida’s 38-year-old goalie who is fourth on the NHL career wins list with 456, made 40 saves.
Jamie Benn scored twice for the Stars, who have lost four of their past six games. Alexander Radulov picked up two assists and has at least one point in nine consecutive games.
Jets 4, Coyotes 1
Connor Hellebuyck stopped 33 shots as Winnipeg defeated Arizona.
Andrew Copp, Joel Armia, Bryan Little and Adam Lowry scored for the Jets, who won for the third time in four games.
Alex Goligoski scored for the Coyotes (2-15-3), who have not won in regulation this season. Antti Raanta stopped 10 of 13 shots before giving way to Scott Wedgewood, who stopped 16 of 17 for Arizona.