Hurricanes beat Devils, 4-2

Jiri Tlusty scored two goals in the third period and Cam Ward made 26 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes beat New Jersey, 4-2, Tuesday night in Newark, snapping the Devils’ five-game winning streak.

Jussi Jokinen and Patrick Dwyer also scored for Carolina, which went 4-1-1 to conclude a six-game road trip.

With Carolina on the power play, Tlusty flipped a shot toward the net that bounced off Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador and over goalie Martin Brodeur at 7:25. Eric Staal picked up an assist, extending his point-scoring streak to 10 games.

Tlusty later added an empty-netter to seal the win.

Ilya Kovalchuk and Ryan Carter scored for the Eastern Conference-leading Devils, who lost in regulation for the first time at home this season (5-1-1). New Jersey had won seven straight at home against Carolina.


Ducks 3, Blackhawks 2 — Viktor Fasth made two stops in the shootout to remain perfect in six starts and visiting Anaheim beat Chicago in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.

After Jonathan Toews converted the first shootout attempt for Chicago, Fasth stopped Patrick Kane’s backhander and denied Brandon Saad on the right side of the goal to become the first goalie to win his first six NHL starts since Dan Ellis with Dallas and Nashville from Feb. 18, 2004 to Nov. 29, 2007.

Nick Bonino and Corey Perry scored in the tiebreaker for Anaheim, which improved to 3-1 on its season-high, six-game road trip.

Senators 2, Sabres 0 — Craig Anderson made 42 saves and Erik Karlsson and Erik Condra scored less than two minutes apart in the second period as host Ottawa defeated Buffalo.

Canadiens 4, Lightning 3 — Carey Price stopped all three shots in the shootout, David Desharnais had the lone goal in the tiebreaker, and Montreal rebounded after blowing a three-goal lead to beat host Tampa Bay.

Capitals 6, Panthers 5 — Troy Brouwer scored 32 seconds into overtime for visiting Washington, which rallied from a late two-goal deficit to beat Florida.

Stars 4, Oilers 1 — Kari Lehtonen made 35 saves and Dallas extended its winning streak to four games with a win over host Edmonton.


Predators 1, Sharks 0 — Colin Wilson scored at 2:08 of overtime, helping host Nashville snap a two-game skid.

Flyers 3, Jets 2 — Brayden Schenn, Kimmo Timonen, and Tye McGinn scored to lead visiting Philadelphia.

Canucks 2, Wild 1 — Kevin Bieksa and Jannik Hansen scored in the win for host Vancouver.

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