Pens, Blue Jackets both post wins on Saturday
UNDATED (AP) - Los Angeles Kings netminder Martin Jones saw his goals-against average rise a bit on Saturday afternoon, but his winning percentage remains the same.
Jones made 23 saves and was perfect on three shootout attempts as Los Angeles topped Colorado 3-2. He is the second NHL goaltender to win his first eight starts, and the first since Philadelphia's Bob Froese in 1982-83. Jones owns a 0.98 goals-against average and hasn't allowed more than two goals in any of his starts, posting three shutouts along the way.
Jeff Carter and Justin Williams scored for the Kings, who are off to their best 37-game start at 25-8-4.
Also on ice:
- Sidney Crosby stretched his point streak to 10 games by netting his 20th goal and adding two assists in the Pens' 4-3 win over Calgary. Crosby has collected seven goals and 18 points during the 10-game stretch, giving him a league-leading 55 points. The Penguins have won seven straight and 12 of their last 13. They also own a 10-game home winning streak.
- Anaheim stretched its winning streak to a team-record eight straight by scoring four unanswered goals in the third period of a 5-3 comeback win against the New York Islanders. Ryan Getzlaf completed his second career hat trick by scoring twice in the final period.
- Chris Stewart notched his third career hat trick and Brian Elliott turned back 23 shots as St. Louis blasted Edmonton 6-0. Jaden Schwartz and Patrick Berglund each had a goal and an assist to support Elliott's second shutout of the season and 23rd of his career.
- Joe Thornton assisted on the game-tying tally before netting the lone shootout goal in the fifth round to give San Jose a 3-2 comeback win against Dallas. Joe Pavelski scored the equalizer early in the third period and Alex Stalock handled 44 shots for the Sharks.
- Reilly Smith scored twice as Boston downed Buffalo 4-1, leaving the Bruins 11-0-1 in their last 12 home games. - David Krejci had a goal and an assist to support Tuukka, who turned back 34 shots.
- Montreal blew a 3-0 lead before David Desharnais scored at 1:43 of overtime to give the Canadiens a 4-3 win at Nashville. P.K. Subban, Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec scored during a 3:07 span of the first period.
- Antoine Vermette completed a hat trick at 2:23 of overtime to give Phoenix a 4-3 victory over Ottawa. Radim Vrbata also scored to help the Coyotes snap a three-game losing streak.
- Pavel Datsyuk scored once in regulation before notching the game-clinching shootout goal in Detroit's 5-4 triumph at Toronto. The Maple Leafs turned a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead before Tomas Tatar with 6:16 left in the third period.
- New Jersey knocked off Washington 5-4 on Andy Greene's goal 43 seconds into overtime. The Capitals had a 4-2 lead until Marek Zidlicky and Dainius Zubrus scored 2:26 apart midway through the third period.
- Ryan Johansson and R.J. Umberger each scored twice as Columbus doubled up Philadelphia 6-3. It was a 2-2 tie until Nikita Nikitin set up goals by David Savard and Boone Jenner 2:03 apart early in the final period.
- Radkos Gudas scored at 2:16 of overtime to lift Tampa Bay over Carolina 3-2. Victor Hedman had a goal and an assist for the Lightning, who trailed 2-1 until Martin St. Louis notched a power-play goal eight minutes into the third period.