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Tuesday's NHL Capsules

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots for his NHL-leading fifth shutout as the Pittsburgh Penguins edged the New Jersey Devils 1-0 on Tuesday night.

Fleury matched his career high for shutouts in a season and was rarely tested by the Devils, who have just one victory in their last eight games.

Evgeni Malkin scored the game's only goal 3:32 into the third period, taking a feed from Blake Comeau and tucking it under Cory Schneider's outstretched arm for his 12th score of the season.

Schneider made 22 saves but received little help. New Jersey generated few quality chances against Fleury, who has won six straight at home against the Devils.

New Jersey forward Jaromir Jagr left in the second period following a vicious collision with Pittsburgh's Robert Bortuzzo. Scott Gomez played 22 minutes in his return to the Devils after being signed on Monday.

KINGS 2, BRUINS 0

LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Jonathan Quick made 31 saves in his 34th career shutout, carrying Los Angeles over Boston.

Tanner Pearson scored in the first period and Tyler Toffoli added an empty-net goal with 49.6 seconds left for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who earned their NHL-best 11th home victory with a strong defensive effort.

Niklas Svedberg stopped 33 shots, but Boston has scored just six goals while losing four of its last five games.

ISLANDERS 3, SENATORS 2, OT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) ??? Thomas Hickey scored 3:06 into overtime as the Islanders started December just as they ended November, with a victory.

The defenceman got his second of the season with a wraparound goal to help the Islanders improve to 8-0 in games decided after regulation.

Jaroslav Halak, the NHL's No. 1 star last week, wasn't busy but earned his team-record-tying 10th straight win with a 16-save performance. Brock Nelson scored in the second period for the Islanders, who have won seven of eight and 12 of 14, and Ryan Strome connected in the third.

Mike Hoffman and Clarke MacArthur scored for Ottawa.

HURRICANES 2, PREDATORS 1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ??? Jeff Skinner had a goal and an assist to lead the Hurricanes, snapping the Predators' four-game winning streak.

Skinner scored his sixth goal of the season late in the first period, and he assisted Victor Rask 55 seconds into the third for a 2-0 lead.

Mike Ribeiro cut the lead to 2-1 with 4:46 remaining in regulation for Nashville. Carolina failed to clear the zone, and Roman Josi sent the puck back toward the crease, where Ribeiro gathered it, then turned and beat Cam Ward.

The Predators earned their first power play of the game with a minute left, but couldn't score on a 6-on-4 opportunity after pulling goaltender Pekka Rinne.

Andrej Sekera blocked a shot in the final five seconds to seal the victory for Carolina.

CANUCKS 4, CAPITALS 3

WASHINGTON (AP) ??? Daniel Sedin scored two of Vancouver's three power-play goals and assisted on the other.

Sedin scored the winner at 9:39 of the third period when he took a pass from twin brother Henrik in the left circle and fired a shot to the far side of Braden Holtby.

The Canucks, 2-1 on their seven-game road trip, bounced back from Sunday's loss at Detroit. They haven't dropped back-to-back games since mid-October.

Radim Vrbata added a power-play goal and an assist, and Derek Dorsett also scored for Vancouver. Henrik Sedin had two assists, and Ryan Miller finished with 23 saves.

John Carlson had two goals and an assist, and Brooks Laich also scored for Washington, which is 1-3-1 in its last five games.

SABRES 2, LIGHTNING 1, SO

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) ????????? Cody Hodgson and Tyler Ennis scored shootout goals, and Buffalo defeated Tampa Bay for its third victory in a row.

Zemgus Girgensons forced overtime by scoring the tying goal with 3:54 left in regulation. Jhonas Enroth made 26 saves through overtime and then sealed the victory by stopping Ondrej Palat and Ryan Callahan in the shootout.

The Sabres (9-14-2) have won six of seven since a 3-13-2 start.

Palat scored for the Lightning (17-6-3), who had won four straight. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 21 shots before allowing goals on both shootout attempts he faced.

MAPLE LEAFS 5, STARS 3

TORONTO (AP) ????????? Joffrey Lupul scored twice, Phil Kessel ended a five-game goal drought and Toronto kept rolling by beating Dallas.

Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri also scored for the Maple Leafs, who won for the fourth time in five games and haven't lost at home since getting thrashed by Nashville on Nov. 18. Since back-to-back losses by a combined 15-4, they've outscored opponents 23-12.

Jonathan Bernier, making his sixth straight start, stopped 35 of 38 shots for his ninth victory.

Kari Lehtonen gave up five goals on 40 shots but made several saves to keep the game from being even more lopsided.

Jason Spezza, Ryan Garbutt, back from a two-game suspension, and Alex Hemsky scored for the struggling Stars, who lost their third straight.

PANTHERS 4, RED WINGS 3

DETROIT (AP) ????????? Sean Bergenheim scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period when he shot into an open net after a giveaway deep in the Red Wings' zone, and Florida ended Detroit's four-game winning streak.

Jimmy Hayes, Vincent Trocheck and Aaron Ekblad added goals for the Panthers, who have won three of four.

Gustav Nyqusit scored with 59 seconds to play to cut the lead to a goal, but the Red Wings never got another good chance.

Tomas Tatar and Pavel Datsyuk also scored for Detroit. Jimmy Howard made 27 saves for the Red Wings, who were seeking a fourth straight home victory.

Roberto Luongo made 38 saves to secure his eighth win of the season.

SHARKS 2, FLYERS 1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) ????????? Matt Nieto scored the tiebreaking goal with 11.5 seconds remaining to send San Jose past Philadelphia for its first consecutive wins in more than a month.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored and Antti Niemi made 28 saves for the Sharks, who last won back-to-back games Oct. 26-28 against Anaheim and Colorado. Both two-game winning streaks followed skids of four games as San Jose has gotten off to a slow start this season.

Sean Couturier scored for the Flyers, who have lost eight straight road games for their longest skid away from home since March 1998. Steve Mason made 25 saves but had no chance to stop the game-winner.

FLAMES 5, COYOTES 2

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) ??????????????????????????? Josh Jooris scored three goals in the latest impressive performance of his terrific rookie season, leading Calgary over Arizona.

David Jones and Sean Monahan also scored for surprising Calgary, which has won seven of nine to move within one point of Western Conference leaders Vancouver and Anaheim. Jiri Hudler had two assists to extend his point streak to five games (five goals, five assists).

Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Sam Gagner scored for the Coyotes, who also lost to the Flames 3-0 at home on Saturday.

Jooris' second of the night snapped a 2-all tie at 7:13 of the second period on a neat setup from fellow rookie Johnny Gaudreau.

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