NHL roundup: Allen, Blues shut out Blackhawks


Jaden Schwartz had a objective and an help, Jake Allen stopped all 38 pictures he confronted, and the St. Louis Blues skated to a Four-Zero win over the host Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night time, the reigning champions’ fourth straight win.

Dec 2, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen (34) makes a save on Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) in the course of the third interval at United Middle. Necessary Credit score: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports activities

Mackenzie MacEachern, Brayden Schenn and Tyler Bozak additionally scored for the Blues, who’ve earned not less than one level in seven of their previous eight contests.

Patrick Kane led the Blackhawks with six pictures on objective whereas Brandon Saad completed with 5 pictures. Chicago misplaced its third consecutive sport and was blanked for the third time this season.

Allen recorded his first shutout of the season and the 20th of his profession. The seventh-year veteran stopped 10 pictures within the first interval, 11 within the second and 17 within the third as he improved to 5-1-2 in 2019-20.

Sabres 7, Devils 1

Jack Eichel’s objective lower than three minutes after faceoff sparked a five-goal first interval for host Buffalo, which continued its dominance of the Devils with a simple rout.

Conor Sheary scored twice within the first for the Sabres, who led 5-Zero after one interval and 6-Zero fewer than 5 minutes into the second. Jeff Skinner and Rasmus Asplund added first-period targets earlier than Victor Olofsson and Henri Jokiharju scored within the second.

The Sabres have crushed the Devils twice this season by a mixed rating of 14-Three. Buffalo’s five-goal first interval was its greatest outburst because it scored 5 in opposition to New Jersey within the second interval of a 5-1 win on Jan. Eight.

Geese Four, Kings 2

Derek Grant scored twice, together with an empty-netter, as Anaheim defeated visiting Los Angeles within the first Freeway Faceoff of the season between the NHL’s Southern California rivals.

Carter Rowney added a objective and an help, Jakob Silfverberg additionally scored, and Hampus Lindholm had three assists for the Geese. Goaltender Ryan Miller, 39, who began as a result of John Gibson was sidelined by an sickness, made 34 saves to enhance to Four-1-Zero this season.

Kurtis MacDermid and Nikolai Prokhorkin scored, and Jack Campbell stopped 16 of the 19 pictures he confronted for the Kings, whose winless streak on the highway reached 9 video games (Zero-Eight-1). Los Angeles final received an away sport on Oct. 22 at Winnipeg.

Golden Knights Four, Rangers 1

Alex Tuch scored two first-period targets and Malcolm Subban completed with 29 saves as Vegas skated to its third consecutive win with a strong displaying in New York.

It was Tuch’s third profession two-goal sport. Reilly Smith and Max Pacioretty additionally scored targets for the Golden Knights, who improved to Four-1-Zero in franchise historical past in opposition to the Rangers. It marked the primary time this season that Vegas has received three video games in a row, all with Subban in web.

Brendan Lemieux scored for New York, which had a five-game factors streak snapped (Four-Zero-1). Henrik Lundqvist completed with 28 saves in defeat.

Islanders Four, Crimson Wings 1

Jordan Eberle scored his first two targets of the season as New York handed host Detroit its 10th consecutive loss. Eberle was showing in his 15th sport this season. He scored 19 targets final season.

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Anders Lee and Anthony Beauvillier additionally scored for the Islanders whereas Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves. New York earned its second win in a row and improved to 7-2-1 in its previous 10 video games.

Dylan Larkin scored for the Crimson Wings, whose previous eight defeats have are available in regulation. Jonathan Bernier made 21 saves.

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