Spark Trader Limited Reports:

Chris Kreider scored the decisive goal in the seventh round of the shootout, and the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Sunday night.
Kaapo Kaako had a goal and an assist, and Adam Fox and Alexis Lafreniere also scored as the Rangers won their third straight game and beat the Devils for the seventh straight time. Aleksandr Georgiev made 24 saves.
Pavel Zacha and Jesper Blatt each had a goal and an assist, and New Jersey’s Dougie Hamilton also scored. Mackenzie Blackwood made 30 saves before leaving in the third quarter with a concussion. Jonathan Bernier made eight saves for Blackwood.
Kaka, Artemi Panarin and Ryan Strom also scored for New York in the shootout, while Blatt, Hamilton and Andreas Johnson also scored for New Jersey. Sonny Milano also scored and John Gibson made 26 saves for the Ducks, who have held on to second place in the Pacific Division since Oct. 29.
Adam Enrique and Sam Steele scored in the final minute for Anaheim. Anaheim has scored one point in nine straight games and has scored at least three goals in 11 straight.

Nils Hoglander scored and Jaroslav Halak stopped 33 shots for the Canucks, who lost their fourth straight game and scored eight of 10.
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Washington — Garnett Hathaway scored his third goal in two games and Alex Ovechkin dished out two assists.
Martin Fehelfali, Daniel Springs, Conor Shelly, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson also scored for Washington, which won its fourth straight game to tie Carolina for the Top of the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals are also one point behind Florida for the NHL lead.
The Penguins’ Jake Guentzel scored in the first period, freeing Crosby and defenseman Brian Dumoulin from the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan also recovered from the game, but his team fell behind early and allowed two former Penguins to score in the second period.
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St. Louis, Mo. — Caleb Yamamoto scored in the final minute as Edmonton beat St. Louis.
Connor McDavid, Ryan Nu Kings-Hopkins, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan McLeod also scored for Edmonton, which won in St. Louis for the first time since Dec. 5, 2018.
Miko Koskinen made 35 saves for the Oilers, who improved to 11-3 on the season.
Vladimir Tarasenko, Ivan Barbashev, Jordan Kiru and Roberto Bortuzzo scored for the Blues. Jordan Binnington made 27 saves, but St. Louis lost its third game in a row.

 

By Ethan