Maple Leafs take down Coyotes 4-2
January 22, 2014, 12:13 am TWN
GLENDALE, Arizona -- Jonathan Bernier stopped 39 shots as the Toronto Maple Leafs had another big scoring night to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 Monday for their first five-game winning streak in seven years.
Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist to extend his points streak to six games for Toronto, which last won five straight from Jan. 27-Feb., 2007. Jake Gardiner and Nazem Kadri each had a goal and an assist, and Carl Gunnarsson scored his first goal in nearly a year.
The Maple Leafs have 20 goals during their winning streak.
The Coyotes sent a flurry of shots at Bernier after falling behind 3-0 and matched a team record by scoring a power-play goal in eight straight games when Mike Ribeiro scored early in the third period.
Antoine Vermette also scored a short-handed goal for Phoenix, which had numerous near-misses.
Sharks 3, Flames 2 Joe Pavelski scored two goals to move into a tie for the second most in the NHL this season and lift San Jose over Calgary.
Pavelski scored on a deflecti on in the first period and on the power play in the second to give him five goals in his past two games and 18 in the past 20 to tie Anaheim's Corey Perry with 27 on the season. Washington's Alex Ovechkin has 35.
Tommy Wingels also scored and Antti Niemi made 21 saves for the Sharks, who returned home from a perfect three-game road trip with a win over struggling Calgary to open a pre-Olympic stretch of eight games out of 10 at home.
Jiri Hudler and Kevin Westgarth scored for the Flames, who have lost four straight games and 11 of 13. Karri Ramo made 24 saves.
Panthers 5, Penguins 1 Drew Shore scored twice for the first multi-goal game of his career as Florida ended Pittsburgh's club-record 13-game home winning streak.
Jonathan Huberdeau, Dmitry Kulikov and Shawn Matthias also scored for the Panthers, who beat Pittsburgh for the second time in three meetings this season.