Martin Jones turned aside all 24 shots he faced as San Jose moved into first place in the Pacific Division with a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday in Saint Paul, Minn.
Barclay Goodrow and Tomas Hertl each scored, and Logan Couture converted a penalty shot for the Sharks, who have won five in a row to move past the idle Calgary Flames atop the Pacific.
Jones - Shutout - Season - Second - Wild
Jones notched his third shutout of the season and second against the Wild, as he made 26 saves in San Jose’s 4-0 win at Minnesota on Dec. 18. The 29-year-old stopped 73 of 76 shots in a three-game season sweep of the Wild, and he has saved 128 of 137 shots during his five-game overall winning streak.
Devan Dubnyk turned aside 26 shots for Minnesota, which began a season-high, five-game homestand by dropping its second straight contest following an eight-game point streak (6-0-2).
Brendan - Perlini - NHL - Host - Chicago
Brendan Perlini collected his first NHL hat trick as host Chicago won its third straight game, thrashing Arizona. Perlini was acquired from the Coyotes via trade in November.
Corey Crawford made 24 saves for the Blackhawks, who erased an early deficit with authority by scoring seven unanswered goals.
Patrick - Kane - Chris - Kunitz - Brandon
Patrick Kane, Chris Kunitz, Brandon Saad and Jonathan Toews were the other goal-scorers for Chicago. Richard Panik opened the scoring for Arizona.
Leon Draisaitl’s one-timer 35 seconds into overtime gave Edmonton a win over visiting New York.
Lead - Oilers - Points - Thanks - Performance
After giving up an early 2-0 lead, the Oilers escaped with two points thanks to yet another big performance from Draisaitl, who also collected two assists. Draisaitl has 33 points (18 goals, 15 assists) over his past 21 games, and he has recorded at least one point in each of his past 14 games.
Connor McDavid assisted on Draisaitl’s winner, and he also scored a goal. Matt Benning added a goal for the...
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