NHL Roundup: Carolina falls
NEWARK, N.J. ó Andy Greene scored consecutive goals, the first two-goal game of the defenseman’s career, and surging New Jersey beat Carolina 4-2 Wednesday night.
Patrik Elias and Rob Niedermayer also scored for the Devils, who have won four straight and seven of eight. Martin Brodeur made 21 saves and remained tied with Terry Sawchuk for the NHL career shutout record (103).
Brandon Sutter, the son of former Devils coach Brent Sutter, had the first goal for the Hurricanes (7-18-5). Tuomo Ruutu added a power-play goal.
Sabres 3, Capitals 0
BUFFALO, N.Y. ó Ryan Miller made 35 saves for his 16th career shutout, Nathan Gerbe scored his first NHL goal, and the Buffalo Sabres halted Washington’s six-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory over the league-leading Capitals.
The Capitals (19-6-6) were shut out for the first time this season. Washington took its first regulation loss in nine games. Alex Ovechkin was held without a point for only the fifth time in his 23 games.
Blues 1, Red Wings 0
DETROIT ó Brad Boyes scored early and Ty Conklin held on late for a shutout, leading St. Louis past Detroit.
Conklin made 42 saves against the team that couldn’t afford to keep him around as a backup. It was his second shutout this season.
The Blues have won three straight road games and five of six.
Maple Leafs 3, Islanders 2
TORONTO ó Jason Blake knocked home a bouncing puck with less than 5 minutes remaining against his former team, and Toronto held on to beat the New York Islanders.
John Tavares, the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft, had both goals for the Islanders (11-13-7) for the second straight night.
Blue Jackets 3, Panthers 0
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ó Jason Chimera scored for the third straight game and Steve Mason stopped 32 shots for his first shutout of the season to lift Columbus over Florida.
Oilers 3, Lightning 2
TAMPA, Fla. ó Zack Stortini scored his third goal of the season and had two fights in Edmonton’s win against Tampa Bay.