February 26th, 2024

NHL roundup: Shesterkin unbeatable as Rangers win fifth straight by edging Flames 2-0


By The Associated Press on February 12, 2024.

New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) blocks a shot by Calgary Flames right wing Walker Duehr (71) during the third period an NHL hockey game on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

NEW YORK (AP) – Igor Shesterkin stopped 30 shots for his first shutout of the season and the New York Rangers beat the Calgary Flames 2-0 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.

Will Cuylle and Jimmy Vesey scored for the Rangers, who are 6-1-1 in their last eight games. Shesterkin got his 12th career NHL shutout and second straight win to improve to 21-12-1 on the season.

Jacob Markstrom finished with 29 saves as the Flames had their four-game win streak halted.

Elsewhere in the NHL on Monday:

FLYERS 5 COYOTES 3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Travis Konecny had a goal and two assists, Scott Laughton added a goal and an assist and Philadelphia rallied to beat Arizona for its fourth straight win.

Morgan Frost, Jamie Drysdale and Owen Tippett also scored for the Flyers, whose winning streak has come following the All-Star break. Philadelphia, third in the Metropolitan Division, entered the break on a five-game losing streak. Sam Ersson made 20 saves.

Matt Dumba, Matias Maccelli and Alex Kerfoot scored for Arizona, which has lost six in a row, including three straight since the All-Star break. The Coyotes’ last win came on Jan. 22. Karel Vejmelka finished with 29 saves.

DEVILS 3 KRAKEN 1

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – All-Star Jack Hughes had a goal and an assist for his first points since being injured in early January, Nico Daws made 27 saves and New Jersey handed Seattle its third straight loss.

Tyler Toffoli and Dawson Mercer also scored as the Devils swept the two-game season series with the Kraken. New Jersey has allowed one regulation goal in the last two games, losing to Carolina 1-0 on Saturday.

Defenceman Will Borgen scored halfway through the third period to deny Daws his first career shutout and the Devils’ first of the season. Joey Daccord had 34 saves for Seattle.

POKE CHECKS: The Vegas Golden Knights played the visiting Minnesota Wild in Monday’s late game.

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