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Blackwood earns 1st shutout, Devils top Hurricanes 2-0

Blackwood earns 1st shutout, Devils top Hurricanes 2-0

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rookie goalie MacKenzie Blackwood stopped 37 shots for his first shutout and Pavel Zacha scored short-handed as the New Jersey Devils beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 on Saturday.

It was the second straight victory for Blackwood, giving the Devils their first two-game winning streak since Nov. 13-15. Andy Greene added an empty-netter to seal the win.

Curtis McElhinney made 28 saves for the Hurricanes who have lost four of their last five.

Zacha broke a scoreless deadlock with 36 seconds left in the second period. He poked the puck away from Carolina’s Justin Faulk and sped into the Hurricanes’ zone. McElhinney made the initial stop and Zacha stayed with the play to collar the rebound and flip it into the net.

WILD 3, JETS 1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Devan Dubnyk stopped 26 shots to help Minnesota end a season-high five-game losing streak.

Defenseman Matt Bartkowski scored in his debut with the Wild, and Charlie Coyle and Eric Fehr also scored. Zach Parise had two assists.

Patrik Laine scored on the power play for his 24th goal of the season for Winnipeg, and his first point in five games. Connor Hellebuyck finished with 21 saves for the Central Division-leading Jets.

Winnipeg has lost two straight for just the second time this season.

The Wild were 0-4-1 in the last five games, with only five goals during the stretch.

SHARKS 7, OILERS 4

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Erik Karlsson had a goal and three assists, Logan Couture and Melker Karlsson each scored twice, and San Jose beat slumping Edmonton.

Joonas Donskoi and Tomas Hertl also scored for the Sharks, who have won two in a row.

Connor McDavid had two goals and Caleb Jones and Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Oilers, who have lost a season-high five straight.

McDavid got Edmonton on the board 6 1/2 minutes in, but Donskoi scored 17 seconds later. That was the first of six straight San Jose goals.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS 4, KINGS 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Malcolm Subban stopped 30 shots to help the Vegas beat Los Angeles and snap the Kings’ four-game winning streak.

William Carrier, Alex Tuch, William Karlsson and Paul Stastny scored as the Golden Knights improved to 6-1-3 in their last 10 games.

Anze Kopitar scored for the Kings, and Jonathan Quick finished with 27 saves.

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