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Senators' Hammond earns 1st NHL shutout in win over Ducks

Hammond makes 25 saves in 1st NHL shutout; Senators beat Ducks 3-0
Joe Resnick, The Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Andrew Hammond's road to the NHL was longer than for most goalies. Now that he has arrived, he is determined to stay for a while.

Hammond made 25 saves to earn his first NHL shutout in his third career start, leading the Ottawa Senators to a 3-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.

He gave the credit to his teammates, who blocked 16 shots.

Monahan power-play goal gives Flames win over Devils, 3-1

Flames score twice in third period, end Devils' 4-game winning streak
Tom Canavan, The Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. - The Calgary Flames used another comeback to get back into a playoff spot and make the New Jersey Devils' post-season chances that much bleaker.

Sean Monahan scored a power-play goal 35 seconds into the third period and the Flames beat the Devils 3-1 on Wednesday night to move into a Western Conference wild-card spot.

Blackhawks' Kane has surgery for broken left clavicle

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has surgery for broken left collarbone
Jay Cohen, The Associated Press

CHICAGO - Blackhawks star Patrick Kane had surgery Wednesday to repair a broken left collarbone, likely sidelining the dynamic forward for the rest of the season unless Chicago makes another deep run in the playoffs.

Team physician Dr. Michael Terry and Dr. Bradley Merk performed the surgery, and Terry said a full recovery will take "approximately 12 weeks."

Price wins 9th straight on road, Canadiens top Blues 5-2

Price wins 9th straight on road, Canadiens offence sharp in 5-2 win over Blues
R.B. Fallstrom, The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - Once again, Carey Price made himself right at home in an unfamiliar environment. The Montreal Canadiens backed their goalie with big production.

Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher had two goals apiece and Price set a franchise record with his ninth straight road win in a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues Tuesday night.

"It's just amazing the way he's played this year," Galchenyuk said. "In my mind, he's the best goalie in the league.

Pouliot scores twice as Oilers beat Wild 2-1

Benoit Pouliot's 2 goals, Ben Scrivens' 33 saves help Oilers beat surging Wild 2-1
Adam Czech, The Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Benoit Pouliot made sure his former team didn't embarrass his current one for the second time in less than a week.

Pouliot scored twice, Ben Scrivens stopped 33 shots and the Edmonton Oilers beat Minnesota 2-1 on Tuesday night to snap the Wild's three-game winning streak.

Lack stops 40 for Canucks in win at Boston

Eddie Lack makes 40 saves, Canucks hold off Bruins 2-1
Doug Alden, The Associated Press

BOSTON - Eddie Lack has hardly looked like a backup goalie since Vancouver starter Ryan Miller was injured in a collision with a teammate.

Lack had 40 saves as the Canucks beat the struggling Boston Bruins 2-1 on Tuesday night.

"It was a busy night," Lack said. "It felt like we kept them a lot to the outside so it was a good overall effort from everyone."

Hayes, Talbot lift Rangers to 1-0 win over Flames

Hayes scores lone goal, Talbot earns another win as Rangers beat visiting Flames
Ira Podell, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Kevin Hayes replaced injured top scorer Rick Nash in position only when the New York Rangers took on the Calgary Flames.

Then he played the role quite well and netted the lone goal in his surging club's latest win.

Hayes broke a scoreless deadlock 3:00 into the third period, Cam Talbot made 21 saves, and the Rangers hung on to beat the Calgary Flames 1-0 on Tuesday night.

Blackhawks RW Kane leaves with injury

Blackhawks RW Patrick Kane leaves with injury in first period against Florida
The Associated Press

CHICAGO - Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has left their game against the Florida Panthers after he was checked into the boards in the first period.

It looked as if Kane slammed his left shoulder into the boards after he was cross-checked by Alex Petrovic with 12:11 left. Kane stayed down on the ice for a short time while a few of his teammates rushed over to confront Petrovic, and Kane then skated to the bench and went straight to the locker room.

Newly discovered wasp named after Rask

Newly discovered African wasp species named in honour of Bruins goalie Rask
The Associated Press

BOSTON - There's a new buzz surrounding Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.

A Boston-area researcher who was part of a team that discovered a new species of wasp in Kenya has named the insect Thaumatodryinus tuukkaraski in Rask's honour.

Newly-discovered wasp named after Boston Bruins goalie Rask

Newly-discovered African wasp species named in honour of Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
The Associated Press

BOSTON - There's a new buzz surrounding Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.

A Boston-area researcher who was part of a team that discovered a new species of wasp in Kenya has named the insect Thaumatodryinus tuukkaraski in Rask's honour.

The Boston Globe reports that Robert Copeland, an entomologist at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi who grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, named the wasp after Rask to show his admiration for the player.

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