The NHL roundup …
PITTSBURGH ó Few goalies have shut down the Pittsburgh Penguins as often as Jose Theodore has. Facing them without Sidney Crosby made this win that much easier.
Theodore made 26 saves for his 30th career shutout, and the Minnesota Wild shut down the Crosby-less Penguins 4-0 on Saturday night. Theodore improved 19-4-3 all-time against Pittsburgh.
Crosby missed his second straight game ó both Penguins losses ó because of a concussion.
Theodore, 17-1-3 in his past 21 starts against Pittsburgh, has won each of the past four games in leading Minnesota to a season-high winning streak while starter Niklas Backstrom is out with a groin injury.
Rangers 2, Blues 1
ST. LOUIS ó Martin Biron made 24 saves to beat St. Louis for the first time in 11 career games and Sean Avery scored the go-ahead goal in the second period of the New York Rangersí victory.
Brandon Dubinsky had two assists ó also helping to set up Derek Stepanís goal ó for the Rangers, the only NHL team that hadnít beaten the Blues in regulation the last 10 seas
Sabres 2, Coyotes 1, OT
GLENDALE, Ariz. ó Drew Stafford scored 3:12 into overtime to lift Buffalo over Phoenix.
Jordan Leopold also scored and Ryan Miller made 33 saves for the Sabres, who won for the fourth time in five games. Buffalo won its fifth straight against Phoenix.
Predators 2, Sharks 1
SAN JOSE, Calif. ó Sergei Kostitsyn broke a tie early in the third period by scoring in his fifth straight game to lead Nashville to its fifth straight win. Pekka Rinne made 42 saves.
Flyers 2, Devils 1
PHILADELPHIA ó James van Riemsdyk and Danny Briere scored, and Brian Boucher stopped 34 shots to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 win over New Jersey.
Islanders 4, Avs 3, OT
DENVER ó John Tavares scored 3:52 into overtime and Kevin Poulin stopped 34 shots in his first NHL start, lifting the New York Islanders over Colorado.
Capitals 3, Panthers 2
WASHINGTON ó Alex Ovechkinís skates left the ice as he scored a goal off a breakaway, and Mike Green and Eric Fehr also contributed two points apiece, helping Washington edge Florida.
Lightning 2, Senators 1
OTTAWA ó Martin St. Louis scored a tiebreaking goal in the third period to give Tampa Bay a victory over Ottawa.
Canadiens 3, Bruins 2, OT
MONTREAL ó Max Pacioretty scored 3:43 into overtime, completing Montrealís come-from-behind win over Boston.