Scheifele and Stafford lead Jets past Blackhawks
Jacob Trouba added two assists, and the Jets won their second straight and fourth in five games to improve to 17-17-3. Winnipeg beat Western Conference-leading Chicago for the third time in three tries this season, outscoring the Blackhawks 9-2 over those games.
With Nashville forward Colin Wilson a step behind in pursuit, Schroeder, who posted a pair of assists in the game, took a quick look to his left and saw a gap between Spurgeon and Predators defenseman Roman Josi.
Anisimov slipped down the slot and took Kane's pinpoint pass from the right circle. He tucked in a shot with a quick forehand-to-backhand-to-forehand move just inches beyond Hellebuyck's reach.
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''Coming across the blue line, I saw the lane there, and anytime you can make the goalie move, and (Spurgeon) obviously got the shot off quick, that's really hard to defend,'' Schroeder said. ''I was thinking go to the net, but he gave me the lane, so I took it.'
The Senators (20-12-3) saw their four-game winning streak end even though they had a 2-0 lead just over 3 minutes into the game.
The Senators, who beat the Rangers 2-0 at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 27, outshot the Rangers 12-7 in the first period and had a 14-10 advantage in the second.
Raanta made several strong saves with the Senators on the power play late in the third to seal the victory, his best a denial of Mike Hoffman from point blank range. He also stopped former Ranger Derick Brassard in the waning seconds. cheap nfl jerseys He added to that total Tuesday night when he joined Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in a 4-on-4 rush with time winding down in the second period. Malkin fed the puck to Schultz, who picked his spot on Devils goalie Cory Schneider and ripped it past him to give the Penguins a 3-2 lead heading into the intermission, a lead they would extend in the third.
Wheeler opened the scoring 8:27 in when he cut across the crease and popped in a rebound of Bryan Little's deflection. Crawford reacted quickly to stop Little's tip of Trouba's drive from the point off a faceoff but couldn't reset in time for Wheeler's shot.
''You look at the three games and there were some good stretches in all of them, cheap jerseys but not what we were looking for on home ice,'' Quenneville said. ''We gave away some valuable points in the standings.''The Penguins beat the Devils, 5-2, Tuesday night in their first game back after a three-day holiday break. Schultz scored the game-winner late in the second period the continue his red-hot offensive month. He has 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in December.
The Blackhawks consecutive defeats (0-2-1) have come at home, while surging Minnesota has cut into Chicago's conference and Central Division leads.