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Leafs blank Habs, extend home run to 12

Toronto Maple Leafs' Andreas Johnsson, left, celebrates at the final buzzer with goaltender Curtis McElhinney after the team's 4-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens in an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) The Maple Leafs were without their starting goalie, their best overall player and two other regulars - and still managed to do what they've been doing a lot lately.

They won again at Air Canada Center.

Curtis McElhinney made 33 saves for his third shutout of the season and the Maple Leafs extended their club-record home winning streak to 12 straight games with a 4-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.


Jackets edge Senators, push streak to 7

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Just three games back after an injury that sidelined him for nearly a month, Markus Nutivaara played in place of injured star Seth Jones on the power-play unit. His second-period goal ended up being the game-winner for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Nutivaara scored his first goal since Jan. 23, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 23 shots, and the surging Blue Jackets outlasted the Ottawa Senators 2-1 Saturday night for their season-high seventh straight win.


Bruins hand Lightning first shutout, 3-0

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tuukka Rask and the stubborn Boston Bruins stymied the Tampa Bay Lightning - and got even closer in the standings.

Rask stopped 23 shots to hand Tampa Bay its first shutout of the season and lifted the Bruins over the Lightning 3-0 on Saturday night.


Blues top Rangers in OT, Tarasenko hurt

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues got a much-needed two points against the New York Rangers. They hope they haven't lost leading scorer Vladimir Tarasenko in the process.

Brayden Schenn scored 1:02 into overtime, Alex Pietrangelo had two goals in regulation and the St. Louis Blues came back to beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Saturday night. But Tarasenko played just 7 minutes, 53 seconds of the first period and left the ice following his last shift of the period with what the team called an upper-body injury. He did not return to the Blues bench to begin the second period.


Flyers score 4 in 3rd to down Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers took advantage of another third-period meltdown by the Carolina Hurricanes to keep their hold on third-place in the Metropolitan Division.

Valterri Filppula scored the tiebreaking goal on a breakaway with 5:49 left, and the Flyers scored four times in the third period to beat the scuffling Hurricanes 4-2 on Saturday night.


Devils' Kinkaid stops 38 to blank Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) Keith Kinkaid has always performed well against the Los Angeles Kings.

Entering the crux of a six-game road trip crucial to the New Jersey's playoff hopes, the Devils' goalie tormented the Kings once again.


Dubnyk wins 200th as Wild beat Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) It took Devan Dubnyk 11 games to get his first NHL win. On Saturday night, the veteran goalie earned No. 200.

Dubnyk stopped 30 shots and Marcus Foligno scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes.


Meier scores 2 as Sharks handle Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The San Jose Sharks were able to pull out a win despite struggling to shake the Vancouver Canucks.

Timo Meier's second goal of the game snapped a third-period tie and the Sharks won 5-3 on Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory.


Caps' Kuznetsov out Sunday vs. Flyers

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) The Washington Capitals say center Evgeny Kuznetsov is day-to-day with an upper body injury and won't play Sunday at the Philadelphia Flyers.

Kuznetsov was slashed in the left wrist/arm by New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey and crashed into the boards in the same place Friday night in the Capitals' 5-1 victory Friday night. Kuznetsov left the game and did not return.


McDavid's 3 points get Oilers by Florida

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Connor McDavid kept the Edmonton Oilers on a roll on Saturday.

McDavid had a goal and two assists in the third period and the Oilers rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers.