Maple Leafs Do Lot With Little, Beat Devils
Toronto (ap) — James Reimer made 31 saves, and Phil Kessel snapped a scoreless tie late in the third period to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 2-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night, despite recording only 12 shots.
Kessel broke the deadlock with a power-play goal at 13:28 of the third, and Jay McClement scored into an empty net with 36.6 seconds remaining to back Reimer’s third shutout of the season.
Toronto (24-14-5), aiming for its first postseason berth since 2004, is 9-1-4 in its past 14 games.
Flyers 7, Canadiens 3
Montreal — Scott Hartnell scored three goals and Philadelphia snapped a four-game losing streak with a victory over Montreal.
Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek each had a goal and two assists, and Wayne Simmonds and Erik Gustafsson also scored for the Flyers (18-21-3), who matched their season high for goals as they try to make a late push for a playoff spot.
Blackhawks 5, Stars 2
Chicago — Chicago’s Andrew Shaw, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marian Hossa scored in the third period after Dallas rallied to tie it, and the Blackhawks went on to beat the Stars for their sixth straight win. Jonathan Toews netted his team-leading 21st goal, and Viktor Stalberg also scored for NHL-leading Chicago.
Canucks 5, Predators 2
Nashville, Tenn. — Ryan Kesler scored two goals and Roberto Luongo made 36 saves to lead Vancouver over Nashville.
Derek Roy, Jason Garrison, and Alex Burrows also scored for Vancouver, which has won five of six. Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, and Jannik Hansen each had a pair of assists.
Nick Spaling and Bobby Butler scored for the Predators, who were eliminated from postseason contention with their franchise-record seventh straight loss and 10th in 11 games. They had qualified for the playoffs in seven of eight years.