Jagr Records 1,700th Point Predators
Newark, n.j. — Jaromir Jagr scored 90 seconds into the game to become the eighth player in NHL history to reach 1,700 career points, Martin Brodeur got his 123rd career shutout, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Nashville Predators 5-0 Sunday night.
Brodeur stopped 15 shots to improve to 4-3-2 this season with his 673rd career victory.
Jagr, who also had an assist, boosted his career totals to 686 goals and 1,015 assists, to put him at 1,701. Former Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Mario Lemieux is seventh with 1,723 points — 690 goals and 1,033 assists.
Rangers 4, Panthers 3
New York — Brad Richards snapped a tie in the opening minute of the third period, and the surging New York Rangers handed the Florida Panthers their ninth straight loss .
Richards snapped a shot past goalie Tim Thomas 46 seconds in, and punched the glass in celebration of his first goal in nine games. New York then held on for its third consecutive win and sixth in seven games.
Canadiens 4, Islanders 2
Montreal — Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller each had a goal and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens ended a four-game losing streak.
Their linemate, Brendan Gallagher, and Michael Bournival also scored to help Canadiens coach Michel Therrien earn his 250th NHL win.
Blackhawks 5, Oilers 4
Chicago — Marcus Kruger scored the tiebreaking goal with 8:16 left in the third period, Duncan Keith added a power-play goal 1:55 later and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers.
5-4 on Sunday night for their third straight victory.
Kruger was alone at the edge of the crease when he took a pass from Ben Smith off the boards, turned and wrapped the puck past Devan Dubnyk to put Chicago ahead 4-3.
Keith added his first of the season on a screened shot from the point. It turned out to be the game-winner because Jordan Eberle scored short-handed for the Oilers on a deflection of Nick Schultz’s point shot with 1:28 remaining.
Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw and Bryan Bickell also scored for the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks (12-2-4), who are 6-0-1 in their last seven games.