Canadiens Clip Red Wings
Detroit — Max Pacioretty broke a third period tie, Tomas Plekanec scored twice and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 Thursday night.
Tomas Vanek added a goal and two assists and David Desharnais had a goal and an assist for Montreal. P.K. Subban had two assists and Carey Price made 26 saves.
Tomas Tatar scored two goals for Detroit, Riley Sheahan a goal and an assist, and Johan Franzen also scored. Jimmy Howard stopped 24 shots.
Coyotes 3, Devils 2 (so)
Newark, n.j. — Thomas Greiss stopped all three New Jersey shootout attempts and Mikkel Boedker scored on Phoenix’s first try as the Coyotes defeated the Devils to give them a little more breathing room in the race for the final playoff berth in the Western Conference.
The Coyotes got five of six possible points on their three-game road trip and opened a five-point lead over idle Dallas in the race for the No. 8 spot.
Kings 3, Penguins 2
Pittsburgh — Drew Doughty scored early in the third period to give Los Angeles the lead for good, and the Kings beat Pittsburgh for their franchise-record tying eighth straight road win.
Alec Martinez and Jeff Carter also scored for Los Angeles, and Martin Jones made 35 saves as the Kings matched the club road record set nearly 40 years ago.
Hurricanes 3, Panthers 0
Sunrise, Fla. — Jiri Tlusty scored twice and Anton Khudobin stopped 35 shots to lead Carolina over Florida.
Khudobin recorded his first shutout this season and the third of his career. His last shutout was March 31, 2013, at Buffalo. Jeff Skinner also scored for the Hurricanes.
Dan Ellis started the second period in relief of Roberto Luongo and made 18 saves. Luongo left the game after the first period with an upper body injury sustained in a collision with Carolina’s Radek Dvorak.
Lightning 3, Islanders 2 (so)
Tampa, Fla. — Sami Salo scored in the 13th round of a shootout to lead Tampa Bay over New York.
The shootout was tied at 4 through 12 rounds before Salo put a backhander past Evgeni Nabokov. Ben Bishop preserved the win by making a glove save on Johan Sundstrom.
Predators 6, Sabres 1
Nashville, Tenn. — Shea Weber scored twice to lead Nashville over Buffalo.
Colton Sissons, Colin Wilson, Calle Jarnkrok, and Eric Nystrom also scored for Nashville, winners of three of four.
Blues 5, Predators 1
St. Louis — T.J. Oshie scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick and Ryan Miller made 27 saves to lead St. Louis over Minnesota.
St. Louis has won three in a row overall and nine straight against the Wild. The Blues lead the NHL with 107 points.
Minnesota has lost six of eight.