Vejmelka gets first shutout in NHL, Coyotes beat Jets 1-0 | Kraken
WINNIPEG, Man. (AP) – Karel Vejmelka stopped 46 shots for his first NHL shutout as the Arizona Coyotes beat the Winnipeg Jets 1-0 on Monday night.
Antoine Roussel scored the only goal of the game to help Arizona claim their fifth victory of the season (5-15-2).
Connor Hellebuyck made 14 saves for Winnipeg, going 1-5-1 in his last seven games. The Jets scored 0 for 6 on the power play, including 0 for 5 in the third period.
Roussel, who was left alone in front of the net, converted a Loui Eriksson pass in front of a helpless Hellebuyck with 2:01 left in the second half. It was Roussel’s third season.
MONTREAL (AP) – Conor Garland scored the deciding goal in the second period, Thatcher Demko made 33 saves and Vancouver held on to beat Montreal.
Elias Pettersson scored on the power play to help Vancouver end a four-game losing streak.
Ryan Poehling scored for the fourth time in 10 games and Jake Allen made 40 saves for the Canadiens a day after Montreal fired general manager Marc Bergevin.
CALGARY, Alta. (AP) – Mikael Backlund scored the deciding goal in the seventh round of the shootout and Calgary overcame the relinquishment of a lead late in the third period.
Backlund, Calgary’s seventh shooter, broke down the right side and landed a shot in the top corner on Tristan Jarry. Jacob Markstrom sealed the victory by stopping Brock McGinn in Pittsburgh’s latest shootout attempt.
Johnny Gaudreau of the Flames and Kris Letang of the Penguins scored in the third round of the tiebreaker.
Milan Lucic scored in regulation for Calgary, which is 6-1-2 in its last nine games. Markstrom finished with 21 saves.
Jake Guentzel scored for Pittsburgh and Jarry made 31 saves.
BUFFALO, NY (AP) – Jared McCann and Mason Appleton each scored two goals and Seattle beat Buffalo.
Brandon Tanev scored one goal and had two assists, and Carson Soucy and Jaden Schwartz also scored for the expansion Kraken, which recorded its best score of the season. Yanni Gourde and Morgan Geekie each had two assists.
Chris Driedger made 32 saves as Seattle won its fourth in five games and its second in a row on the road for the first time.
Jeff Skinner scored two goals for the Sabers, who have lost five in a row at home and six of seven overall. Dylan Cozens and Brett Murray also scored, Kyle Okposo had two assists and Dustin Tokarski stopped 25 shots.
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