Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Jets topple Rangers' rookie goalie

NEW YORK — Olli Jokinen's third-period outburst for the Jets on Monday put any talk of a Rangers goalie controversy to rest.

Not that there was much of one to begin with.

Jokinen scored the go-ahead and insurance goals against rookie Cam Talbot and pushed Winnipeg past New York 5-2.

By the time of Blake Wheeler's empty-net goal in the final minute, Talbot was on the bench mulling his second NHL loss.

"I thought I felt all right, still not where I wanted to be," said Talbot, who had 25 saves in his second straight start over All-Star Henrik Lundqvist. "Four goals is not going to cut it. I can't expect the guys to go and score five goals for me every night."

Talbot has had two shutouts and hadn't allowed more than two goals in his first seven starts — a Rangers record. But Jokinen broke a 2-2 tie with 7:18 left and scored again 5:24 later and John Albert scored in his NHL debut.

"I'm very glad to get the two goals and see Albert get his first goal on his first shot," Jokinen said.

Game highlights: Jason Pominville and Charlie Coyle scored 57 seconds apart early in the third as the host Wild defeated the Flyers 2-0. Alex Galchenyuk scored midway through the third to lead the host Canadiens past the Devils 3-2.

U.S. Hall class: Doug Weight was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in his hometown of Detroit along with his close friend and former teammate Bill Guerin. Weight was part of Carolina's Stanley Cup winner in the 2005-06 season and Guerin earned two Cups. Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos, former college coach Ron Mason and women's hockey pioneer Cindy Curley also were inducted.

Varlamov case: Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov remains free on bond while facing a domestic violence charge involving his girlfriend. Varlamov was at a brief hearing as a judge formally advised him he faces a misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault. He is scheduled to enter a plea at his next hearing, Jan. 22. Neither Varlamov nor his attorneys commented. Varlamov's girlfriend, Evgeniya Vavrinyukat, told police he knocked her down with a kick, stomped on her chest and dragged her by her hair at their apartment on Oct. 30, according to an arrest affidavit. Varlamov, 25, has helped Colorado to a franchise-best 19-6 start and went into Monday ranked sixth in the league with a .933 save percentage.

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First1, N.Y. Rangers, Zuccarello 4 (McDonagh), 2:49. PenaltiesD.Brassard, NYR (tripping), 11:21; Peluso, Wpg, major (fighting), 16:46; Falk, NYR, major (fighting), 16:46; Wheeler, Wpg (slashing), 18:45.

Second2, Winnipeg, Setoguchi 7 (Jokinen, Thorburn), 8:16. 3, Winnipeg, Albert 1 (Byfuglien), 10:00. 4, N.Y. Rangers, Callahan 7 (Richards, Pouliot), 15:50. PenaltiesKreider, NYR (holding), 3:37.

Third5, Winnipeg, Jokinen 5 (Thorburn, Setoguchi), 12:42. 6, Winnipeg, Jokinen 6 (Frolik, Trouba), 18:06. 7, Winnipeg, Wheeler 6 (Trouba, Little), 19:09 (en). PenaltiesStuart, Wpg (cross-checking), 7:11. ShotsWinnipeg 6-13-11—30. N.Y. Rangers 11-15-11—37. Power playsWinnipeg 0 of 2; N.Y. Rangers 0 of 2. GoaliesWinnipeg, Pavelec 10-10-3 (37 shots-35 saves). N.Y. Rangers, Talbot 6-2-0 (29-25). A18,006 (18,006). T2:22.

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FirstNone. PenaltiesSimmonds, Phi (holding), 19:26.

SecondNone. PenaltiesRosehill, Phi, major (fighting), 3:30; Rupp, Min, major (fighting), 3:30; Giroux, Phi (delay of game), 6:58.

Third1, Minnesota, Pominville 14 (Koivu), 3:52. 2, Minnesota, Coyle 3 (Spurgeon, Scandella), 4:49. PenaltiesCoyle, Min (slashing), 7:48; Koivu, Min (tripping), 13:08. ShotsPhiladelphia 4-6-11—21. Minnesota 9-6-6—21. Power playsPhiladelphia 0 of 2; Minnesota 0 of 2. GoaliesPhiladelphia, Emery 3-5-0 (21 shots-19 saves). Minnesota, Harding 14-4-3 (21-21). A17,676 (17,954). T2:22.

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First1, New Jersey, Bernier 3 (Volchenkov, Henrique), 11:13. PenaltiesBournival, Mon (hooking), 18:14.

Second2, Montreal, Bourque 6 (Desharnais, Subban), 8:49. 3, Montreal, Pacioretty 10 (Markov, Desharnais), 16:49 (pp). PenaltiesRyder, NJ (holding), 2:04; Eller, Mon (high-sticking), 9:22; Zubrus, NJ (interference), 15:49.

Third4, New Jersey, Ryder 6 (Fayne, Gelinas), 4:42. 5, Montreal, Galchenyuk 7 (Emelin, Bourque), 9:34. PenaltiesEmelin, Mon (delay of game), 13:51. ShotsNew Jersey 11-11-8—30. Montreal 5-4-8—17. Power playsNew Jersey 0 of 3; Montreal 1 of 2. GoaliesNew Jersey, Brodeur 7-7-2 (17 shots-14 saves). Montreal, Price 12-8-2 (30-28). A21,273 (21,273). T2:24.

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