NHL Wrap: Canadiens shut out Hurricanes

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NHL Wrap: Canadiens shut out Hurricanes

MONTREAL -- Carey Price stopped 36 shots for his third shutout of the season to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

Brandon Prust, Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty scored the goals to help Montreal end its season-high four-game losing streak.

Anton Khudobin had 27 saves for Carolina, which snapped a four-game winning streak.

Prust and Gallagher put the Canadiens on the scoreboard in the first period, and Pacioretty got his team-leading 22nd goal in the second.

Montreal has now won six of its last seven against Carolina at the Bell Centre (see full recap).

Spezza lifts Senators over Jackets
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jason Spezza scored a power-play goal with 5 minutes left and Stephane Da Costa had two goals to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

Craig Anderson had 34 saves for the Senators, who had lost two in a row and four of five.

Cam Atkinson and James Wisniewski had power-play goals for the Blue Jackets, who have lost three in a row after setting a franchise record with eight consecutive victories. Curtis McElhinney stopped 25 shots.

With Columbus' Nathan Horton off for tripping, Colin Greening's pass through the crease was deflected by Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin, with Spezza closest to the loose puck. His first shot was blocked by Tyutin, but he took another whack at it and got it past McElhinney for the tiebreaker (see full recap).

Ovechkin, Capitals top Sabres in OT
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Alex Ovechkin capped a four-point night by setting up Mike Green's goal one minute into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 5-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.

Ovechkin had two goals and two assists for his 14th multipoint outing of the season. Green had two goals and an assist and Troy Bouwer also scored in a game the Capitals never trailed but squandered a 2-0 lead. Washington (24-21-8) was coming off a 5-0 win at Montreal on Saturday and won consecutive games since Jan. 9-10.

Cody Hodgson had two goals and Christian Ehrhoff and rookie Phil Varone, with the first of his career, scored for Buffalo. The Sabres (14-31-7) dropped to 1-5-2 in their past seven (see full recap).

NHL Playoffs: Crosby, Bonino lead Penguins to Game 1 win over Caps

NHL Playoffs: Crosby, Bonino lead Penguins to Game 1 win over Caps

WASHINGTON -- Sidney Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, Nick Bonino had the winner in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Thursday night.

In a high-profile showdown of Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, Washington's captain also scored and Evgeny Kuznetsov had the goal that tied it in the third. But Marc-Andre Fleury made 15 of his 32 saves in the third period to help Pittsburgh to the win.

Crosby was a threat to score just about every time he touched the puck. He beat Braden Holtby with his first two shots of the second period.

Holtby stopped 18 of the 21 shots he faced but allowed Bonino's goal with 7:24 left.

Game 2 is Saturday night (see full recap).

Karlsson helps Senators edge Rangers 2-1 in Game 1
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Erik Karlsson scored on a bad-angle shot with 4:11 left in the third period, sending the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in the opener of their second-round playoff series on Thursday night.

The Senators captain beat fellow Swede Henrik Lundqvist from just above the goal line. The shot pinged off Rangers center Derek Stepan before going into the net.

It was Karlsson's first goal and seventh point of the playoffs. The 26-year-old defenseman, who has been playing with a foot injury, also logged more than 28 minutes in the win.

Game 2 is Saturday.

Ryan McDonagh scored for New York, and Lundqvist finished with 41 saves.

Craig Anderson stopped 33 shots and Ryan Dzingel scored for Ottawa, which eliminated Boston in six games in the first round (see full recap).

Flyers officially sign 2015 draft pick Mikhail Vorobyov to entry-level deal

Flyers officially sign 2015 draft pick Mikhail Vorobyov to entry-level deal

It’s official now.
 
The Flyers signed Russian forward Mikhail Vorobyov to an entry-level contract and announced it Thursday afternoon two days after it had been reported by Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports in Canada.
 
Vorobyov is the Flyers' fourth-round pick (104th overall) from the 2015 NHL Draft.
 
The 6-foot-2, 194-pound center from Ufa, Russia, played this past season in the KHL with Salavat Yulaev and had 11 points (three goals) in 44 games.
 
The 20-year-old is expected to play for the Phantoms next fall.
 
Vorobyov played for Russia at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships, where his country won the bronze medal. He had 10 assists in seven games. That tied him for third in overall team scoring.
 
Vorobyov recorded points in six of the seven games. He also added a shootout goal in the semifinals against the United States.