Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Lundqvist blanks Blues with 35 saves

NEW YORK — Henrik Lundqvist had a season-high 35 saves for his 60th career shutout Tuesday, two behind Turk Broda for 16th all-time, to lead the Rangers past the Blues 5-0.

Jimmy Vesey had a goal and two assists, and Dan Girardi, Rick Nash, Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Hayes also scored for New York. Chris Kreider, who missed the previous four games with neck spasms, had two assists as 11 Rangers recorded at least one point.

Jake Allen started in goal for St. Louis and allowed four goals on 19 shots until he was replaced by Carter Hutton after Zuccarello made it 4-0 with 7:05 left in the second. Hutton stopped eight of the nine shots he faced.

Lundqvist, who entered with a .901 save percentage and 2.45 goals against average, wasn't consistently tested by the Blues, but was strong when called upon and got his first shutout of the season. Lundqvist's toughest save was a sprawling pad stop on Robby Fabbri late in the first.

Game highlights: Nazem Kadri got his second goal of the game in overtime, lifting the host Maple Leafs over the Oilers 3-2. Edmonton's Connor McDavid and Toronto's Auston Matthews were scoreless in the anticipated first matchup of the past two No. 1 overall picks. Kadri won it on the first shift of overtime, eluding McDavid's pursuit before beating Cam Talbot. … Sam Gagner tied the score with 16 seconds left in regulation and Seth Jones scored 46 seconds into overtime, with a wrist shot through traffic from above the circles, to spark the host Blue Jackets over the Stars 3-2. … Brad Marchand and Dominic Moore scored and Tuukka Rask stopped 33 shots to lead the visiting Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Panthers. … Johan Larsson had a third-period goal in his return to Minnesota and Robin Lehner made 27 saves as the visiting Sabres defeated the Wild 2-1.

Around the league: The Red Wings claimed forward Martin Frk off waivers from Carolina and assigned him to Grand Rapids of the AHL. … Wild center Zac Dalpe is out 4-6 weeks after arthroscopic surgery on a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee.

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