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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Jimmy Howard made 28 saves for his 19th career shutout, and Tomas Tatar and Tomas Jurco each had a goal and an assist to lift the Detroit Red Wings past the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-0 on Tuesday night.

Gustav Nyquist, Riley Sheahan and Darren Helm also scored and Brendan Smith added two assists to help Detroit snap a three-game road winless skid. The Red Wings scored twice on the power play and put the game out of reach with three third-period goals.

Columbus' two-game winning streak ? after a franchise-tying nine straight losses ? ended as the Red Wings won most of the puck battles to control the tempo. Columbus did have scoring chances, but they failed to generate sustained pressure.

Sergei Bobrovky, who finished with 35 saves, didn't have his best form in his second start in row since missing eight with a broken finger.


MONTREAL (AP) ? Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves for his league-leading fourth shutout of the season as Pittsburgh snapped Montreal's six-game winning streak.

Beau Bennett and Steve Downie had first-period goals for the Penguins, and Brandon Sutter and captain Sidney Crosby each scored in the second. Pittsburgh has now won 10 of its last 11.

Carey Price stopped 18 shots for Montreal.

Fleury, who made a couple of key saves early on, is 8-1-0 with a .944 save-percentage in his last nine starts dating back to Oct. 25.


UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) ??? Cal Clutterbuck, Mikhail Grabovski and Ryan Strome scored in the second period to lift the New York Islanders.

Brock Nelson and Casey Cizikas also scored and Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots for the Islanders, who got a measure of revenge for a 5-2 loss at Tampa on Saturday that snapped their five-game winning streak.

Alex Killorn and Ondrej Palat scored for the Lightning and Evgeni Nabokov finished with 31 saves.

Clutterbuck tied the score at 1-1 with a short-handed goal 39 seconds into the middle period. Grabovski and Strome then scored 1:03 apart to give the Islanders a two-goal lead with 6 1/2 minutes to go in the period. Nelson's power-play goal in the opening minute of the third made it 4-1.


BOSTON (AP) ??? Tuukka Rask made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season and Boston Bruins snapped a six-game home losing streak against St. Louis.

Patrice Bergeron and Torey Krug scored for the Bruins, outshot 33-17. Rask earned his 24th career shutout.

Boston played sound defence throughout against a Blues team that had won 10 of 11. The Bruins limited St. Louis to mostly shots from outside, and Rask didn't leave many rebound opportunities.

Boston hadn't won at home against the Blues since Jan. 30, 2001.

Brian Elliott made 15 saves for St. Louis.


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) ??? Brian Gionta had two goals and an assist in leading Buffalo past San Jose in front of a sparse, snowstorm-depleted crowd.

Nicolas Deslauriers and Brian Flynn also scored for Buffalo, which won its eighth straight against San Jose, dating to the 2009-10 season. Jhonas Enroth stopped 20 shots over the final two periods after replacing starter Michal Neuvirth who sustained a lower body injury in the first period.

Brent Burns scored for San Jose, which finished 3-4 on a seven-game road swing.

The Sabres improved to 16-1 at home against the Sharks. Buffalo also won consecutive games for the first time since a three-game streak late last February.

The game was played in front of an estimated crowd of about 6,200 on a day a severe lake effect snowstorm dumped more than 4 feet of snow in the area.


TORONTO (AP) ????????? Taylor Beck scored twice as Nashville routed Toronto.

Filip Forsberg, Calle Jarnkrok, Roman Josi, Eric Nystrom, Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy and Colin Wilson also had goals for Nashville. Shea Weber had three assists for Nashville, which led 8-0 in the third period.

Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier lasted just one period, allowing three goals ????????? two by Beck ????????? on 12 shots. He had allowed only three goals combined in his previous two starts. James Reimer started the second.

Pekka Rinne continued his early-season dominance by turning aside 29 shots.

Mike Santorelli and Nazem Kadri scored for Toronto.

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