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Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones (31) gets his blocker on a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Matt Niskanen (2) to make the save in the second period Thursday in Pittsburgh.
Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones (31) gets his blocker on a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Matt Niskanen (2) to make the save in the second period Thursday in Pittsburgh.
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PITTSBURGH — Drew Doughty scored early in the third period to give Los Angeles the lead for good, and the Kings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 Thursday night for their franchise-record tying eighth straight road win.


Alec Martinez and Jeff Carter also scored for Los Angeles, and Martin Jones made 35 saves as the Kings matched the club road record set nearly 40 years ago.


The Penguins rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie it on goals by Chris Kunitz and Taylor Pyatt. Jeff Zatkoff stopped 29 shots but couldn’t get a handle on Doughty’s slap shot 3:51 into the third.


A potential tying goal by Penguins forward Brandon Sutter midway through the third was waved off due to goaltender interference.


Coyotes 3, Devils 2, SO


NEWARK, N.J. — Thomas Greiss stopped all three New Jersey shootout attempts and Mikkel Boedker scored on Phoenix’s first try as the Coyotes defeated the Devils.


The Coyotes got five of six possible points on their three-game road trip and opened a five-point lead over idle Dallas in the race for the No. 8 spot. Their only loss was in overtime to the Rangers, and they posted wins over Pittsburgh and New Jersey with Greiss playing for injured No. 1 goalie Mike Smith.


Kyle Chipchura and Chris Summers scored for the Coyotes and Greiss made 26 saves, including two outstanding stops of Patrik Elias in the 5-minute overtime. He stopped Damien Brunner, Ryane Clowe and Elias in the shootout.


Lightning 3, Islanders 2, SO


TAMPA, Fla. — Sami Salo scored in the 13th round of a shootout to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a win over the New York Islanders.


The shootout was tied at 4 through 12 rounds before Salo put a backhander past Evgeni Nabokov. Ben Bishop preserved the win by making a glove save on Johan Sundstrom.


Ryan Callahan had two goals for the Lightning, who trail Montreal by two points for second place in the Atlantic Division. The Islanders got goals from Ryan Strome and Matt Donovan.


Canadiens 5, Red Wings 4


DETROIT — Max Pacioretty broke a third period tie, Tomas Plekanec scored twice and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings.


Tomas Vanek added a goal and two assists and David Desharnais had a goal and an assist for Montreal. P.K. Subban had two assists and Carey Price made 23 saves.


Tomas Tatar scored two goals for Detroit, Riley Sheahan a goal and an assist, and Johan Franzen also scored. Jimmy Howard stopped 19 shots.


Bruins 3, Blackhawks 0


BOSTON — Patrice Bergeron scored two goals, and the Bruins beat the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks in the first meeting between the teams in Boston since the deciding game of the Stanley Cup final.


Bergeron scored his first goal at 11:50 of the first period, and the Bruins broke the game open with goals by Carl Soderberg and Bergeron in a 13-second span early in the third.


Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots in posting his NHL-leading seventh shutout.


Hurricanes 3, Panthers 0


SUNRISE, Fla. — Jiri Tlusty scored twice and Anton Khudobin stopped 35 shots to lead the Carolina Hurricanes over the Florida Panthers.


Khudobin recorded his first shutout this season and the third of his career. His last shutout was March 31, 2013, at Buffalo. Jeff Skinner also scored for the Hurricanes.


Dan Ellis started the second period in relief of Roberto Luongo and made 18 saves. Luongo left the game after the first period with an upper body injury sustained in a collision with Carolina’s Radek Dvorak. The Panthers described it as a precautionary measure. Luongo stopped 11 of 12 shots.

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