NEW YORK, N.Y. – Ben Scrivens made 37 saves in his second consecutive shutout, and Tyler Toffoli’s second-period goal held up as the winner as the Los Angeles Kings completed a successful Eastern road trip with a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday night.
Dominic Moore thought he tied it with 2:41 remaining, but the goal was disallowed because he kicked it in with his right skate.
Scrivens, filling in for injured regular Jonathan Quick, followed up a blanking of New Jersey on Friday with one against the Rangers. Los Angeles went 3-0-1 on the trip, winning the final three games.
Scrivens has gone 155 minutes, 2 seconds without allowing a goal over three games. Los Angeles is 5-0-1 in its last six.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots in the hard-luck loss. The Rangers, 7-3 in their last 10, failed to follow up on a 1-0 win at Montreal on Saturday and dropped their second straight at home.
BLACKHAWKS 5, SHARKS 1
CHICAGO (AP)—Patrick Sharp scored two goals, including one on a third-period penalty shot, and Kris Versteeg had a goal and an assist to lead Chicago over San Jose.
Jonathan Toews and rookie Brandon Pirri also scored for the Blackhawks, who rebounded with a tidy defensive effort following a 7-2 loss in Nashville on Saturday.
Joe Pavelski connected for San Jose.
Versteeg scored his first goal with the Blackhawks since being reacquired from Florida on Thursday.
Corey Crawford stopped 23 shots and wasn’t heavily tested in the win.
CAPITALS 4, BLUES 1
WASHINGTON (AP)—Alex Ovechkin won the head-to-head matchup between the NHL’s two leading goal scorers, getting a pair in the first period to move into a tie with Alexander Steen in Washington’s win over St. Louis.
Ovechkin’s 16th and 17th goals led the Capitals to their third straight win and seventh in nine games. Mikhail Grabovski and John Carlson also scored for Washington, Nicklas Backstrom had three assists, and Braden Holtby made 46 saves.
Ovechkin and Steen are two of the NHL’s hottest forwards playing for two of the league’s hottest teams, but the Capitals cruised after dominating early, scoring on three of their first six shots against Jaroslav Halak.
Vladimir Sobotka scored in the second period for the Blues, who had won eight of 10. St. Louis was playing for the third time in four nights, including a back-to-back after a home win over Carolina.
The Blues took a season-high 47 shots compared to 20 for the Capitals.
BLUE JACKETS 4, SENATORS 1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP)—Ryan Johansen, R.J. Umberger and Fedor Tyutin each had a power-play goal to lead Columbus over Ottawa.
Derek MacKenzie also scored for Columbus (7-10-3), and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 30 shots.
Erik Karlsson scored the lone goal for the Senators (8-8-4) in the third period. Craig Anderson made 18 saves.
The ugly game got even uglier after Ottawa’s Mark Borowiecki caught Jared Boll with his head down in the third. James Wisniewski quickly came to his teammate’s defence and fought Borowiecki. The two were tossed from the game.
WILD 2, JETS 1
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)—Mikko Koivu scored two goals, including the winner with 3:12 remaining, and Minnesota extended its winning streak to four games by beating Winnipeg.
Josh Harding made 21 saves for his 12th victory.
The Wild have an eight-game point streak (7-0-1) and pulled into second place, two points behind Chicago, in the Central Division. They also extended their home winning streak to six and are 10-1-2 at home.
The Jets had a four-game winning streak snapped.
Koivu doubled his goal total for the season. Zach Parise earned an assist and has 13 points in his past 12 games.
STARS 2, CANUCKS 1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)—Kari Lehtonen made 42 saves to help Dallas edge Vancouver.
Valeri Nichushkin and Erik Cole scored for Dallas (11-7-2), which came off a 7-3 victory over Calgary on Thursday and extended its road winning streak to six games.
Henrik Sedin scored for Vancouver (11-8-3), which got 21 saves from Roberto Luongo but dropped its fourth in a row.
After Lehtonen kept Vancouver off the scoreboard in the second period in which Vancouver held a 20-6 edge in shots, Cole made it 2-0 early in the third.