Devils Fire GM, End Lightning’s 10-Game Winning Streak

NEWARK, N.J. — Louis Domingue stopped 26 shots against his former team and the New Jersey Devils beat Tampa Bay 3-1 on Sunday night, ending the Lightning’s franchise record-tying 10-game winning streak.

Travis Zajac, Andy Greene and Miles Wood scored for the disappointing Devils, who fired general manager Ray Shero less than two hours before the start of the game. New Jersey made the playoffs once in his four-plus year tenure.

New Jersey Devils General Manager Ray Shero
Former New Jersey Devils General Manager Ray Shero (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Tyler Johnson scored for the Lightning, who tied their consecutive wins record on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Philadelphia. Curtis McElhinney made 17 saves in getting the start in place of Andrei Vasilevskiy, who had shutouts in the last two games.

The 10-game winning streak tied the New York Islanders for the longest this season.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Juuse Saros made 28 saves for his first shutout of the season, Kyle Turris scored in the first period and Nashville beat Winnipeg.

Predators captain Roman Josi had his points streak end at 12 games. He had 20 points (seven goals and 13 assists) during the career-high run and franchise record for defencemen. It was the NHL’s longest active streak.

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 31 shots for Winnipeg.


GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Teddy Blueger scored the deciding goal in the eighth round of the shootout to lift Pittsburgh past Arizona.

Pittsburgh Penguins Teddy Blueger
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Teddy Blueger (Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports)

Jared McCann, Patric Hornqvist and Brandon Tanev scored in regulation to help the Penguins sweep a three-game Western trip. Tristan Jarry had 25 saves.

Taylor Hall had a goal and an assist for Arizona. Conor Garland and Derek Stepan also scored, and Adin Hill made 30 saves.


SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist, surpassing Olli Jokinen for Florida’s career points lead with 420, and the Panthers beat Toronto.

Mike Hoffman scored twice, and Aleksander Barkov and Vincent Trocheck each had a goal and two assists. Frank Vatrano, Mike Matheson and Josh Brown also scored in the Panthers’ highest-scoring game of the season. Chris Driedger made 43 saves.

Mike Hoffman Florida Panthers
Mike Hoffman, Florida Panthers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Mitch Marner scored twice for the Maple Leafs, and Zach Hyman had a goal and two assists. John Tavares also scored. Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen allowed four goals on 12 shots before he was pulled 49 seconds into the second period. Michael Hutchinson stopped 13 shots.


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Elias Pettersson scored his 21st goal and fellow All-Star Jacob Markstom stopped 23 shots in Vancouver’s victory over Minnesota.

Bo Horvat added two goals — the second into an empty net with 5.7 seconds left — and Troy Stecher also scored for the Canucks. They’ve won nine of 11 and picked up their second win in two days.

Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves, and Marcus Foligno scored for Minnesota.


DETROIT (AP) — Evan Rodrigues scored twice in the first five minutes and Buffalo cruised past NHL-worst Detroit.

Evan Rodrigues Buffalo Sabres
Evan Rodrigues, Buffalo Sabres (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Rodrigues entered with no goals in 25 games this season. Zemgus Girgensons also scored in the first period for the Sabres, Zach Bogosian and Rasmus Ristolainen added goals, and Linus Ullmark made 21 saves.

Madison Bowey scored for Detroit.

The Associated Press