NHL Roundup: Maple Leafs shut down Panthers

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Maple Leafs 3, Panthers 0 —Ben Scrivens notched his second consecutive shutout, and Clarke MacArthur and Nazem Kadri each had a goal and an assist to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-0 win over the Panthers Monday night in Sunrise, Fla.

Scrivens, who got his first career shutout last Saturday in a 3-0 victory over Ottawa, stopped 37 shots.

Phil Kessel also scored for the Maple Leafs, who won for the sixth time in seven games. Toronto is off to its best road start since opening 7-2-0 away from home during the 1940-41 season. The Leafs beat the Panthers for the first time in seven games dating to a 4-3 shootout win Feb. 1, 2011.

Jose Theodore made 30 saves for Florida, which lost its fifth straight and sixth in the past seven at home.

Canadiens 3, Hurricanes 0 — Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty scored 18 seconds apart in the third period as host Montreal beat Carolina for its fourth straight win.

Pacioretty added an assist and Brandon Prust also scored for Montreal in the third.

Peter Budaj made 19 saves for his second win of the season and his first shutout in a Canadiens uniform. Cam Ward stopped 23 shots for Carolina, which saw its three-game winning streak snapped.

Senators 2, Devils 1 — Jakob Silfverberg beat Martin Brodeur to his stick side in the shootout and goalie Ben Bishop turned aside 30 shots for his first victory of the season, giving visiting Ottawa a win over New Jersey.

Silfverberg, who assisted on the Senators’ regulation goal, skated in on Brodeur in the shootout and fired a wrist shot that caught the NHL’s all-time wins leader by surprise.

When Bishop, a star at the University of Maine, stopped former Senator Bobby Butler on the Devils’ third shootout attempt, Ottawa had its third road win of the season. Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias were both stopped by Bishop in the shootout.

Brodeur made 29 saves for the Devils.

Flyers 7, Islanders 0 — The line of Claude Giroux, Matt Read, and Jakub Voracek combined for three goals and 10 points, leading Philadelphia to a victory in Uniondale, N.Y.

Giroux scored two goals and added an assist, Read had a goal and two assists, and Voracek had four assists. Ilya Bryzgalov was solid in making 19 saves for his first shutout of the season and 30th in the NHL.

Evgeni Nabokov (18 saves) kept the Islanders in the game in the first period. He made several key saves to keep the deficit at 1-0, but things got out of control in the second period.

Avalanche 6, Predators 5 — Paul Stastny and Jamie McGinn scored 13 seconds apart and Colorado snapped a nine-game losing streak to Nashville with a victory in Denver.

The Predators pulled their goalie and Shea Weber scored with 1:18 left to make it a one-goal game, the only score of the final period.

Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists in helping the Avalanche to a rare win over the Predators, who had outscored Colorado, 34-14, while sweeping the season series each of the past two years.

Ducks 3, Blue Jackets 2 — Peter Holland and Ryan Getzlaf scored 21 seconds apart in the first period, rallying host Anaheim past Columbus for its fifth straight win.

The Ducks’ winning streak is currently the longest in the NHL. Corey Perry added a goal in the third and Jonas Hiller made 25 saves for his first win since Feb. 2 against Los Angeles.

Vinny Prospal and Derick Brassard scored for Columbus.

Coyotes 4, Flames 0 — Mike Smith stopped 29 shots, Keith Yandle scored in the opening minute of the first period, and Mikkel Boedker did the same to start the third, lifting host Phoenix over Calgary.

Antoine Vermette and Raffi Torres each added goals in the third period. David Moss had two assists against his former team and Oliver Ekman-Larsson added two assists.

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