St. Louis give Edmonton the blues with 6-2 win
AP Saturday, March 15, 2014, 12:05 am TWN
ST. LOUIS -- Alex Pietrangelo started a four-goal third period and Jaden Schwartz scored twice to help the NHL-leading St. Louis Blues beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-2 on Thursday.
St. Louis has won six of seven overall and eight of nine against Edmonton.
The Oilers lost for the second time in five games.
Pietrangelo, Schwartz and T.J. Oshie scored in a 7:14 span at the outset of the third period to break a 2-2 tie, and Schwartz added his second goal of the period at 12:56.
Ryan Miller made 23 saves to improve to 5-0-1 since joining the Blues in a trade with Buffalo on Feb. 28. He's 7-0 against Edmonton
Vladimir Sobotka and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for St. Louis, which outscored the Oilers 17-4 in winning all three games in the season series.
David Perron and Mark Fraser scored for Edmonton.
Maple Leafs 3, Kings 2 Mason Raymond broke a tie with a short-handed goal early in the third period as Toronto ended Los Angeles' eight-game winning streak.
James Reimer made 31 saves in the final two periods after replacing the injured Jonathan Bernier for the Leafs, who have won four of five. Captain Dion Phaneuf and Carl Gunnarsson also scored as Toronto beat both Southern California NHL clubs in a four-day span.
Marian Gaborik had an early goal and an assist in his home debut with the Kings, who fell just short of matching the longest winning streak in franchise history.
Anze Kopitar had a power-play goal and Jonathan Quick stopped 26 shots in his first loss since Feb. 3.
Bruins 2, Coyotes 1 Tuukka Rask made 21 saves and Boston took the top spot in the NHL's Eastern Conference, beating Phoenix for its seventh consecutive victory.
Zdeno Chara and Jarome Iginla scored for Boston. The Bruins have 93 points, one more than Pittsburgh.
Lauri Korpikoski scored for Phoenix with 12 minutes left in the game to spoil Rask's shutout.
Mike Smith made 18 saves for the Coyotes, who had won two straight.
Sharks 4, Blue Jackets 3, SO Patrick Marleau scored twice and Joe Pavelski had the lone shootout goal in Jose Sharks' victory over Columbus.
After tying his career high of 66 points with an assist on Marleau's second goal, Pavelski roofed a backhander in the tiebreaker to give San Jose its fourth straight win.
Matt Nieto also scored and Logan Couture had two assists for the Sharks, who are 8-1-1 in their last 10 to move into a tie with Anaheim for the Pacific Division lead.
Ryan Johansen, R. J. Umberger and James Wisniewski scored for the Blue Jackets.
Other games on Thursday:
Wild 2, Rangers 1
Lightning 5, Panthers 4
Hurricanes 4, Sabres 2
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