Habs Handle Coyotes
Montreal — Max Pacioretty scored twice in the third period to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night.
Carey Price stopped 26 of 27 shots for Montreal and Andrei Markov also scored in the third period.
Mikkel Boedker scored for the Coyotes and Mike Smith made 26 saves.
Pacioretty scored the winner at 13:18 of the third, netting his 13th of the season by shooting the puck into traffic in front of Smith’s goal. The puck ricocheted off defenseman Michael Stone’s skate and into the net.
Lightning 3, Islanders 2 (so)
Uniondale, n.y. — Valtteri Filppula scored twice in the final 3 minutes of regulation and then converted in the shootout to rally Tampa Bay past New York.
Nikita Kucherov also connected in the shootout as the Lightning handed New York its sixth straight loss at home.
Filppula scored his second third-period goal off a scramble with 3.8 seconds left to force overtime. He also scored at 17:07 to cut New York’s lead to 2-1. He has 12 goals on the season.
Ducks 5, Red Wings 2
Detroit — Sami Vatanen had a goal and an assist and the Ducks used a four-goal first period to extend their winning streak to six games.
Nick Bonino, Jakob Silfverberg, Corey Perry and Saku Koivu also scored for Anaheim. Andrew Cogliano had three assists and Jonas Hiller made 16 saves.
Tomas Jurco got his first career goal and Daniel Cleary scored for Detroit, which has lost its past six (0-4-2).
Panthers 3, Maple Leafs 1
Toronto — Tomas Fleischmann, Sean Bergenheim and Brad Boyes scored and Florida topped slumping Toronto.
The Panthers won their fourth straight game and won for the sixth time in their past seven. Their last loss came Dec. 8 at the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.
The Leafs were playing the second half of back-to-back games. They lost to Pittsburgh on Monday night. Turnovers led to each of the Panthers’ goals.
Sabres 4, Jets 2
Buffalo, n.y. — Marcus Foligno, Matt Moulson and Matt Ellis scored in the third period to lift Buffalo over Winnipeg.
It was Buffalo’s first regulation win since Nov. 15 against Toronto, when interim head coach Ted Nolan took over for the fired Ron Rolston.
Buffalo’s Steve Ott also scored.
Blackhawks 3, Predators 1
Nashville, Tenn. — Duncan Keith scored a goal and added an assist to lead Chicago over Nashville.
Patrick Kane and Nick Leddy also scored for Chicago, which has won five of six.
Shea Weber scored for the Predators.
Sharks 4, Blues 2
St. Louis — Joe Pavelski scored the first of three straight goals by San Jose, and Antti Niemi stopped 20 shots to lead the Sharks over St. Louis.
San Jose completed a season sweep of the Blues, winning all three games by a combined 16-7. St. Louis has lost two in a row after winning eight of 11.
Flyers 5, Capitals 2
Philadelphia — Jakub Voracek scored two goals and Philadelphia beat Washington.
Mark Streit, Wayne Simmonds and Matt Read also had goals for the Flyers.
Alex Ovechkin and Eric Fehr scored for Washington.