Breaking News, World News and Taiwan News.

Sharks outfox road-shy Wild to halt 4-game skid

SAN JOSE, California -- San Jose arrested its losing streak by beating the suddenly road-shy Minnesota 3-1 on Thursday, tightening the fight at the top of the NHL Pacific Division.

Also Thursday, St. Louis showed why it is so hard to beat them at home and put six goals past Toronto, while Tampa Bay and Colorado won shootouts over Detroit and Winnipeg respectively.

San Jose's Joe Pavelski scored two power-play goals to help the Sharks end a run of four-straight losses and move within three points of Pacific leader Anaheim.

Tomas Hertl also scored on the power play for the Sharks, who went 3 for 7 with the extra man, having scored only four times in their previous 39 opportunities. They also earned their first regulation victory at home this month.

Jonas Brodin scored for Minnesota, which has run five successive road games.

St. Louis' David Backes scored twice and Jaden Schwartz added a goal and two assists to lead the Blues to a 6-3 victory over Toronto.

St. Louis has won eight of 11 overall. At 13-2-2, the Blues are tied with Boston, Pittsburgh and Minnesota for most home-ice wins.

Alexander Steen, Derek Roy and Chris Stewart scored for St. Louis, which shares the league lead for most home-ice wins at 13 and won the first clash between these teams in over two years.

Nazem Kadri, Nikolai Kulemin and James van Riemsdyk scored for the Maple Leafs, who were flattered by the scoreline, having scored twice in the final 5{ minutes.

Tampa Bay's Martin St. Louis scored in the sixth round of the shootout to give the Lightning a 2-1 win over Detroit.

Nikita Kucherov scored for the Lightning in the final minute of the second period, tying the game after Kyle Quincey had put the Red Wings ahead in the first; scoring his first goal in 51 games.

Detroit has lost all six of its shootouts this season.

Colorado also won a shootout, edging Winnipeg 4-3, with Matt Duchene and P.A. Parenteau scored in the tiebreaker.

Duchene also scored twice and had an assist in regulation, with Ryan O'Reilly adding a goal and an assist.

Blake Wheeler scored twice and Michael Frolik added another goal for the Jets.

Philadelphia's Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux scored to give the Flyers a 2-1 win over Montreal.

Steve Mason made 20 saves as Philadelphia extended its home winning streak to six games.

Montreal's goal came in the final minute from Alex Galchenyuk, avoiding back-to-back shutouts.

Boston's Jarome Iginla scored twice as the Eastern Conference-leading Bruins held on to defeat West cellar-dwellers Edmonton 4-2.

Dennis Seidenberg and Brad Marchand also had goals for the Bruins, who have won four in a row.

David Perron netted both goals for the Oilers.

Nashville's David Legwand had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators past Dallas 3-1.

Phoenix's Rob Klinkhammer had two goals and an assist as the Coyotes beat the New York Islanders 6-3.

Columbus' Matt Calvert, Artem Anisimov and David Savard all scored in the first 11:10 as the Blue Jackets won 4-2 and inflicted a fourth-straight loss on the New York Rangers.

Calgary's Chris Butler scored at 4:56 of overtime to give the Flames a 2-1 victory over Carolina.

Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson stopped 40 shots to preserve the Senators' 2-1 win over Buffalo.

Write a Comment
CAPTCHA Code Image
Type in image code
Change the code
 Receive China Post promos
 Respond to this email
 Swansea make last 32 of EL despite loss 
Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise #11 gets tangled with San Jose Sharks' Tommy Wingels #57 and Jason Demers #5 during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, California on Thursday, Dec. 12. (AP)

Enlarge Photo
Subscribe  |   Advertise  |   RSS Feed  |   About Us  |   Career  |   Contact Us
Sitemap  |   Top Stories  |   Taiwan  |   China  |   Business  |   Asia  |   World  |   Sports  |   Life  |   Arts & Leisure  |   Health  |   Editorial  |   Commentary
Travel  |   Movies  |   TV Listings  |   Classifieds  |   Bookstore  |   Getting Around  |   Weather  |   Guide Post  |   Student Post  |   English Courses  |   Terms of Use  |   Sitemap
  chinapost search