Jagr scores 700th career goal in Devils’ win over Islanders
Jaromir Jagr became the seventh player to score 700 NHL goals, sparking New Jersey’s four-goal second period, and Martin Brodeur earned the win in his first start in over a month as the Devils routed the New York Islanders, 6-1, yesterday.
Jagr gave the Devils a 2-0 lead early in the second, and Ryane Clowe, Marek Zidlicky and Mark Fayne followed in rapid succession. The four goals came in a span of 4:36 in the first 8:07 of the second.
Adam Henrique opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 5:00 of the first. New Jersey needed only 12 shots to net its first four goals and 16 total to get to five against beleaguered goalie Evgeni Nabokov. Clowe and Zidlicky, with an assist from Jagr, also tallied during power plays.
Kyle Okposo cut New York’s deficit to 3-1 at 6:14 of the second with his team-leading 25th goal, but the Devils quickly answered with two more goals to pad their lead. Anders Nilsson, recalled yesterday from Bridgeport of the AHL, made 15 saves in the third period in place of Nabokov, who stopped only 14 of 19 shots.
KINGS 3, HURRICANES 1
Alec Martinez scored the tiebreaking goal on a power play with 11:45 to play, Jonathan Quick made 24 saves, and Los Angeles beat Carolina for its third victory in four days since the Olympic break.
Mike Richards scored his second goal since Thanksgiving and Justin Williams added an empty-net goal for the Kings, who have roared out of the break with three wins in three cities in about 70 hours. Low-scoring Los Angeles put up eight goals at Colorado and Calgary before holding off the Hurricanes in the Kings’ return to Staples Center.
FLYERS 4, RANGERS 2
Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist to lead Philadelphia over New York.
Vincent Lecvalier, Sean Couturier and Luke Schenn also scored for Philadelphia, which rebounded from a 7-3 home defeat to San Jose on Thursday.
Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 3, OT
Max Pacioretty scored his second goal of the game on a power play 3:28 into overtime to lead Montreal past Toronto.
Pacioretty took a feed from Andrei Markov, who had three assists, and beat Jonathan Bernier with a high wrist shot for the winner.
BLUE JACKETS 6, PANTHERS 3
Artem Anisimov scored a short-handed goal late in the second period and Columbus’s special teams provided four goals in the Blue Jackets’ win over Florida.
David Savard, Cam Atkinson and R.J. Umberger added power-play goals – the Blue Jackets were 3-for-4 with a man advantage – while Jack Johnson had three assists. Savard also had an assist.
JETS 3, PREDATORS 1
Olli Jokinen, Andrew Ladd and Devin Setoguchi scored and Ondrej Pavelec stopped 39 shots and Winnipeg beat Nashville.
Simon Moser scored his first NHL goal for Nashville.
LIGHTNING 4, STARS 2
Martin St. Louis scored two goals for the second consecutive game, leading Tampa Bay over Dallas.
Goalie Ben Bishop cooled off Dallas by making 39 saves for his 29th win.