Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Hurricanes stop Maple Leafs' streak

RALEIGH, N.C. — Joe Corvo had a goal and an assist, and the Hurricanes won their third consecutive game, 3-1 over the Maple Leafs on Thursday.

Jussi Jokinen scored the go-ahead goal, and Jeff Skinner had two assists for Carolina.

Jordan Staal also scored for the Hurricanes, and his brother Eric extended his point streak to a league-leading 11 games with an assist on Corvo's goal, the first of three for the Hurricanes in the second period.

Nazem Kadri scored for Toronto, which had its four-game winning streak ended.

Former Lightning goalie Dan Ellis made 22 saves for Carolina. Ellis, Cam Ward's backup, has won three of his four starts this season.

Ben Scrivens, Toronto's starter since James Reimer went out with a knee injury against Philadelphia on Monday, made 30 saves.

Corvo kept the puck in the Toronto zone, then took advantage of misplays by the Toronto defense to score at 6:06 of the second period for a 1-0 lead. After Kadri tied it, Jokinen and Jordan Staal scored in the next 2:11.

Game highlights: John Tavares scored one of the Islanders' three-second period goals and then the winner in a shootout as the Islanders broke a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the host Rangers.

Senators' karlsson done for season: Erik Karlsson, voted the league's top defenseman last season, had season-ending surgery to repair his left Achilles after the tendon was cut by a skate blade against the Penguins on Wednesday. Karlsson was cut going into the boards for a puck with Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke. The league Department of Player safety reviewed the play and said what happened was a hockey play and no discipline was required. Ottawa general manager Bryan Murray said he was very disappointed given Cooke has a history of suspensions for dangerous plays.

Canucks get key loss, gain: Center Manny Malhotra will miss the rest of the season because he has failed to adapt sufficiently after having career-threatening eye injury, GM Mike Gillis said. Malhotra was hit by a puck in the left eye during a March 2011 game and had a series of operations that summer. Gillis said he expressed his concerns to Malhotra at the end of last season, in which the forward played 78 regular-season games (seven goals, 11 assists), and wanted to give him 10 games this season to prove he was at less risk. Gillis said there has not been "discernible change" in Malhotra's risk level. … All-Star center Ryan Kesler has been medically cleared to play, the team said. He hasn't played this season after offseason shoulder and wrist surgeries.

Jets' kane qualifies race comment: Forward Evander Kane said when he told the Hockey News he gets criticized for his off-ice behavior because he is black, he was referring to what is said on social media, not anything he has encountered personally. Kane's original comment — "I think a good portion of (the criticism) is because I'm black, and I'm not afraid to say that" — was made in an interview for a story in next month's Hockey News; the comment was released Wednesday. Kane, 21, was criticized during the lockout for posing for a photo using stacks of money as a phone, a joke that referenced a conversation between rapper 50 Cent and boxer Floyd Mayweather that incorporated phones made of money stacks. Kane showed up for training camp last month with "YMCMB" shaved into his head . It's an acronym for Young Money Cash Money Billionaires, a group of hip-hop artists.

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First PeriodNone. PenaltiesOrr, Tor, major (fighting), 2:05; Westgarth, Car, major (fighting), 2:05; Semin, Car (slashing), 10:27.

Second Period1, Carolina, Corvo 2 (E.Staal), 6:06. 2, Toronto, Kadri 4 (Phaneuf, Grabovski), 7:51 (pp). 3, Carolina, Jokinen 2 (Skinner, Corvo), 12:58 (pp). 4, Carolina, J.Staal 2 (Skinner, McBain), 15:09. PenaltiesSanguinetti, Car (interference), 6:28; McClement, Tor (tripping), 12:31; van Riemsdyk, Tor (tripping), 19:03; Phaneuf, Tor (roughing), 20:00.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalToronto 8-10-5—23. Carolina 8-13-12—33. Power-play opportunitiesToronto 1 of 2; Carolina 1 of 3. GoaliesToronto, Scrivens 2-3-0 (33 shots-30 saves). Carolina, Ellis 3-1-0 (23-22).

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First PeriodNone. PenaltiesBourque, Mon (goaltender interference), 1:35; Gudbranson, Fla (hooking), 4:18; Kuba, Fla (high-sticking), 15:00.

Second PeriodNone. PenaltiesGudbranson, Fla (interference), 11:21.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesGorges, Mon (tripping), 12:57.

Overtime1, Montreal, Bourque 4 (Galchenyuk), 2:10. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalMontreal 11-10-9-2—32. Florida 6-7-13-0—26. Power-play opportunitiesMontreal 0 of 3; Florida 0 of 2. GoaliesMontreal, Price 8-3-0 (26 shots-26 saves). Florida, Theodore 4-5-1 (32-31).

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Islanders win shootout 2-0

First Period1, N.Y. Rangers, Girardi 1 (Hagelin, Nash), 3:36. 2, N.Y. Rangers, Gaborik 7 (Richards, Callahan), 11:28. PenaltiesBoulton, NYI, major (fighting), 5:25; Asham, NYR, major (fighting), 5:25.

Second Period3, N.Y. Islanders, McDonald 2 (Cizikas), :29. 4, N.Y. Islanders, Tavares 8, 6:45. 5, N.Y. Islanders, Boyes 4 (Visnovsky, Strait), 7:25. 6, N.Y. Rangers, Hagelin 5 (Gaborik, Staal), 11:14 (pp). PenaltiesBoulton, NYI (tripping), 3:06; Nielsen, NYI (face-off violation), 4:33; Strait, NYI (interference), 9:43; Hagelin, NYR (interference), 14:45.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesFinley, NYI (high-sticking), 2:14.

OvertimeNone. PenaltiesNone.

ShootoutN.Y. Islanders 2 (Nielsen G, Tavares G), N.Y. Rangers 0 (Gaborik NG, Nash NG). Shots on GoalN.Y. Islanders 6-14-7-4—31. N.Y. Rangers 11-12-12-4—39. Power-play opportunitiesN.Y. Islanders 0 of 1; N.Y. Rangers 1 of 4. GoaliesN.Y. Islanders, Nabokov 5-5-1 (39 shots-36 saves). N.Y. Rangers, Biron 1-0-1 (31-28).

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