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NHL: Clutterbuck’s Late-Game Heroics Lift Islanders Again

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016
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Blues 4, Capitals 0

Jake Allen made 32 saves, Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 35th goal of the season and the St. Louis Blues defeated the Washington Capitals 4-0 on Saturday night for their fourth straight shutout win.

Kyle Brodziak and Colton Parayko also scored as part of a three-goal second period for St. Louis (45-22-9), which has won 10 of 12 games.

It's the first time in franchise history the Blues have recorded four straight shutouts.

Stars 4, Sharks 2

Goaltender Antti Niemi made 34 saves, Mattias Janmark scored two goals, and the Dallas Stars held on for a 4-2 victory against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Centre on Saturday afternoon.

Patrick Sharp scored in the second period for the Stars (45-22-9), who clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Tuesday and lead the Central Division with 99 points. Jamie Benn scored an empty-net goal with 1:08 left to play, his 37th goal of the season.

Wild 4, Avalanche 0

ach Parise scored twice, Devan Dubnyk had 29 saves for his fifth shutout of the season, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Saturday to grab control of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Mikael Granlund had a goal and an assist and Jordan Schroeder also scored for Wild.

Penguins 7, Red Wings 2

Phil Kessel and Nick Bonino had a goal and four assists each to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings Saturday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena.

Carl Hagelin had two goals, Kris Letang and Eric Fehr had a goal and an assist each and Chris Kunitz also scored for Pittsburgh. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21 shots. Kunitz left the game late in the second period after a hit from Pavel Datsyuk and did not return.

Sabres 3, Jets 2

Jack Eichel scored his 23rd goal of the season to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.

Sam Reinhart and Hudson Fasching also scored for the Sabres (31-34-10). Chad Johnson made 17 saves.

Rangers 5, Canadiens 2

Chris Kreider scored two goals and added an assist to lead the New York Rangers to a 5-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

J.T. Miller, Derick Brassard and Derek Stepan also scored for New York, which won its third straight.

Lars Eller and Phillip Danault connected for the Canadiens.

Islanders 4, Hurricanes 3 (overtime)

New York Islanders right winger Cal Clutterbuck scored with 13.8 seconds remaining in overtime to produce a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night at PNC Arena.

Clutterbuck also scored 30 seconds into the third period to force a tie, but there was no other scoring in regulation. His winning goal came by deflecting the puck past Carolina goalie Eddie Lack.

Panthers 5, Lightning 2

Roberto Luongo had 33 saves to lift the Florida Panthers to a 5-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Saturday.

Florida (42-24-9) takes over first place in the Atlantic Division with the win. Tampa Bay (43-27-5) had its three-game win streak snapped.

Jiri Hudler gave the Panthers a 3-1 lead they would not lose when he scored on a deflected shot at 15:53 in the second period. The shot by Alex Petrovic deflected off Hudler and Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman.

Ducks 4, Senators 3 (overtime)

The Anaheim Ducks rallied from a three-goal deficit in the third period and went on to defeat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in overtime on Saturday night at Canadian Tire Centre.

Rickard Rakell scored the winner at 2:38 of overtime, improving Anaheim's record to 41-23-10. The Senators dropped to 34-33-9.

Bruins 3, Maple Leafs 1

The Boston Bruins ended a five-game losing streak, beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 Saturday night in front of a crowd of 19,185 at Air Canada Centre.

Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara and Matt Beleskey had the goals for the Bruins, who raised their record to 40-28-8. They now have 88 points on the season, third in the Atlantic Division.

Kings 6, Oilers 4

Tyler Toffoli had two goals and two assists and Milan Lucic registered three assists as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Edmonton Oilers 6-4 on Saturday night at Staples Centre.

Los Angeles (45-25-5) broke a three-game losing streak and swept the three-game season series with the Oilers. Jeff Carter added two goals and an assist and Jonathan Quick made 25 saves.

Blackhawks 4, Flames 1

Andrew Ladd had two goals and an assist Saturday and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Calgary Flames 4-1.

Andrew Shaw also scored for the third straight game for Chicago. Ladd's second goal was into an empty net with 1:12 remaining and Teuvo Teravainen also scored with the net empty with nine seconds left.

Coyotes 2, Flyers 1

The Philadelphia Flyers are in desperation mode as they chase an Eastern Conference playoff spot. Desperation wasn't enough to solve the streaking Arizona Coyotes and red-hot goaltender Mike Smith on Saturday night.

Shane Doan scored his 26th goal of the season, Michael Stone added a goal before the second-period buzzer and Smith stopped 34 of 35 shots to pace the Coyotes to a 2-1 win over the Flyers at Gila River Arena.

Nashville 5, Columbus 1

James Neal scored his 30th goal of the season and had an assist as Nashville scored four straight goals in a 5-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Columbus tied the score 1-1 in the first period before Nashville rattled off four unanswered goals.

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