ST. LOUIS – Alex Pietrangelo started a four-goal third period and Jaden Schwartz scored twice to help the NHL-leading St. Louis Blues beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-2 on Thursday night.
St. Louis has won six of seven overall and eight of nine against Edmonton.
The Oilers lost for the second time in five games.
Pietrangelo, Schwartz and T.J. Oshie scored in 7:14 span at the outset of the third period to break a 2-2 tie, and Schwartz added his second goal of the period at 12:56.
Ryan Miller made 23 saves to improve to 5-0-1 since joining the Blues in a trade with Buffalo on Feb. 28. He’s 7-0 against Edmonton
Vladimir Sobotka and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for St. Louis, which outscored the Oilers 17-4 in winning all three games in the season series.
David Perron and Mark Fraser scored for Edmonton.
MAPLE LEAFS 3, KINGS 2
LOS ANGELES (AP)—Mason Raymond broke a tie with a short-handed goal early in the third period and Toronto snapped Los Angeles’ eight-game winning streak.
James Reimer made 31 saves in the final two periods after replacing the injured Jonathan Bernier for the Leafs, who have won four of five. Captain Dion Phaneuf and Carl Gunnarsson also scored as Toronto beat both Southern California NHL clubs in a four-day span.
Marian Gaborik had an early goal and an assist in his home debut with the Kings, who fell just short of matching the longest winning streak in franchise history.
Anze Kopitar had a power-play goal and Jonathan Quick stopped 26 shots in his first loss since Feb. 3.
BRUINS 2, COYOTES 1
BOSTON (AP)—Tuukka Rask made 21 saves and Boston took the top spot in the Eastern Conference, beating Phoenix for its seventh consecutive victory.
Zdeno Chara and Jarome Iginla scored for Boston. The Bruins have 93 points, one more than Pittsburgh.
Lauri Korpikoski scored for Phoenix with 12 minutes left in the game to spoil Rask’s shutout. Mike Smith made 18 saves for the Coyotes, who had won two straight.
SHARKS 4, BLUE JACKETS 3, SO
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)—Patrick Marleau scored twice and Joe Pavelski had the lone shootout goal in Jose Sharks’ victory over Columbus.
After tying his career high of 66 points with an assist on Marleau’s second goal, Pavelski deked Sergei Bobrovsky and roofed a backhander in the tiebreaker to give San Jose its fourth straight win.
Marleau scored his 27th and 28th goals. Matt Nieto also scored and Logan Couture had two assists for the Sharks, who are 8-1-1 in their last 10 to move into a tie with Anaheim for the Pacific Division lead.
Ryan Johansen, R. J. Umberger and James Wisniewski scored for the Blue Jackets.
WILD 2, RANGERS 1
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)—Zach Parise broke a tie goal early in the third period, and Darcy Kuemper stopped 29 shots to break the Minnesota franchise rookie victory record in a win over New York.
After Jason Pominville had several whacks at the puck from in close, Parise stuffed it past Rangers backup goalie Cam Talbot 1:03 into the third.
Two nights after Kuemper failed hold a three-goal lead against Edmonton, he bounced back for his 12th victory. Nino Niederreiter also scored to help the Wild snap a three-game losing streak.
Derek Stepan scored for the Rangers.
LIGHTNING 5, PANTHERS 4
TAMPA, Fla. (AP)—Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since returning from a major injury, Ryan Callahan had his first goal with Tampa Bay, and the Lightning beat Florida.
Stamkos gave Tampa Bay a 5-2 lead on a power play at 10:47 of the third. Playing his fourth game since missing 45 games after breaking his right shin, Stamlos also had an assist after three pointless games.
Callahan put Tampa Bay up 3-2 at 12:04 of the second. The Lightning obtained the right wing from the New York Rangers for former captain Martin St. Louis at the trade deadline.
Sami Salo, Michael Kostka and Tyler Johnson also scored for Tampa Bay. Tomas Fleischmann, Quinton Howden, Scottie Upshall and Brandon Pirri scored for Florida.
HURRICANES 4, SABRES 2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)—Alexander Semin and Jiri Tlusty scored in a 1:55 span in the third period to give Carolina the lead in its victory over Buffalo.
Semin tied it at 2 on a power play with 8:12 left, and Tlusty scored with 6:17 to go.
Jeff Skinner had a first-period goal—his 26th—and Nathan Gerbe had an empty-net goal.
Tyler Ennis scored on a penalty shot and Drew Stafford added a goal for Buffalo. Michal Neuvirth made a season-high 51 saves in his second start for the Sabres since being acquired in a trade with Washington.