Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Sharks finish trip with 6th win in row

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Joe Pavelski scored twice and the Sharks rallied late for a 5-3 win over the Blue Jackets for their sixth straight victory Sunday.

San Jose won its seventh straight road game by completing a perfect six-game trip.

"I think that 6-0 at the NHL level at any time is quite a feat," said coach Peter DeBoer, back with the Sharks after missing Saturday's game at Pittsburgh for personal reasons. "But to go on the road and rattle off those wins in the buildings we just played in, I think is a real testament to the character of our group."

Columbus led 3-1 after Cam Atkinson's goal 1:23 into the third, but the Sharks stormed back with help from several key offensive zone faceoff wins. They took the lead by scoring three times in 7:02, including Brenden Dillon's go-ahead score with 6:45 left.

"They found a way to win," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. "We found a way to lose."

Game highlights: Justin Faulk scored two power-play goals, giving him a league-leading eight, and the host Hurricanes stopped a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Kings. … The host Canadiens beat the Islanders 4-2 to complete a weekend home-and-home sweep.

Lightning reassigns three: With wing Ryan Callahan back and center Tyler Johnson close to returning from injury, the Lightning reassigned defenseman Luke Witkowski and forwards Mike Angelidis and Mike Blunden to AHL Syracuse.

Callahan (lower body) returned to the lineup Saturday against the Ducks, and Johnson (upper body) could be available by the next game, Wednesday against the Kings. Forwards Joel Vermin and Jonathan Marchessault remain with the Lightning, but their status will depend on the recovery of forwards Jonathan Drouin (undisclosed) and Cedric Paquette (upper body), who continue to skate but are not cleared for contact.

The team is off today before returning to practice Tuesday.

Times staff writer Joe Smith contributed to this report.

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at Blue Jackets0213

First—1, SJ, Marleau 7 (Donskoi, Ward), 16:27. Penalties—Rychel, Clm (trip), 6:11; Haley, SJ, major (fight), 9:50; Prout, Clm, major (fight), 9:50; Brown, SJ, major (fight), 9:54; Campbell, Clm, major (fight), 9:54; Wingels, SJ (interfere), 10:03.

Second—2, Clm, Johansen 4 (Rychel, Anderson), 5:30. 3, Clm, Jenner 11 (W.Karlsson, Saad), 6:48. Penalties—Bourque, Clm (high-sticking), 8:57; Burns, SJ (interference), 9:54; Braun, SJ (holding), 10:29; Prout, Clm (cross-checking), 14:31.

Third—4, Clm, Atkinson 5 (Foligno, Hartnell), 1:23. 5, SJ, Pavelski 11 (Braun, Vlasic), 6:13. 6, SJ, Burns 8 (Ward, Marleau), 11:25 (pp). 7, SJ, Dillon 1 (Tierney), 13:15. 8, SJ, Pavelski 12, 18:44 (en). Penalties—Prout, Clm (hooking), 11:18; Hartnell, Clm, minor-misconduct (unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:44. Shots on Goal—SJ 10-7-12—29. Clm 5-19-7—31. Power-play opportunities—SJ 1 of 5; Clm 0 of 3. Goalies—SJ, Stalock 2-3-0 (31 shots-28 saves). Clm, Bobrovsky 8-10-0 (28-24).

at Hurricanes1304
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First—1, Car, Pesce 1 (Malone), 3:31. Penalties—Clifford, LA, major (fighting), 13:00; Malone, Car, major (fighting), 13:00.

Second—2, Car, Skinner 4 (Versteeg, Pesce), 1:48. 3, Car, Faulk 7 (Lindholm, Versteeg), 4:26 (pp). 4, LA, D.Brown 2 (penalty shot), 13:02. 5, LA, Kopitar 6, 14:00. 6, Car, Faulk 8 (Hanifin, Rask), 17:46 (pp). Penalties—Kopitar, LA (faceoff violation), 3:45; Doughty, LA (interfere), 3:45; Doughty, LA (delay game), 5:49; Skinner, Car (interference), 5:57; Nolan, LA (slash), 17:11.

Third—7, LA, Kopitar 7 (Doughty, Muzzin), 9:15 (pp). Penalties—Pearson, LA (high-sticking), :08; D.Brown, LA (hooking), 1:35; Rask, Car (slashing), 8:23; J.Staal, Car (closing hand on puck), 19:41. SOG—LA 7-14-8—29. Car 10-11-8—29. PP opps—LA 1 of 3; Car 2 of 6. Goalies—LA, Quick 9-7-0 (21 shots-17 saves), Enroth (0:00 third, 8-8). Car, Ward 6-6-3 (29-26).

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First1, NYI, Tavares 10 (Okposo, Hamonic), 18:41. PenaltiesStrait, NYI (interference), 10:47.

Second2, Mon, Desharnais 7 (Weise, Subban), 9:37 (pp). 3, Mon, Fleischmann 7, 14:09 (sh). PenaltiesBeaulieu, Mon (tripping), 5:12; Cizikas, NYI (delay of game), 8:22; Plekanec, Mon (interference), 12:57; Okposo, NYI (holding), 19:03.

Third4, NYI, Lee 4 (Bailey, Grabovski), 11:53. 5, Mon, Galchenyuk 3 (Subban, Markov), 16:31 (pp). 6, Mon, Pacioretty 11 (Plekanec), 19:51 (en-pp). PenaltiesSemin, Mon (tripping), 5:01; Weise, Mon (holding), 9:49; Beaulieu, Mon (hooking), 13:53; Beck, NYI (goaltender interference), 16:25; Hamonic, NYI, misconduct, 18:38; New York bench, served by Martin (too many men), 18:38. Shots on GoalNYI 9-10-4—23. Mon 10-9-8—27. PP opsNYI 0 of 5; Mon 3 of 5. GoaliesNYI, Greiss 5-3-2 (26 shots-23 saves). Mon, Price 9-2-0 (23-21).

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