Tuesday in the NHL | Jake Allen shines in a Devils victory against the Maple Leafs

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Jake Allen made 42 saves and the New Jersey Devils beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3 on Tuesday night.

Jack Hughes scored two goals while Nico Hischier had a goal and two assists for the Devils, who have won four of their last five games.

Timo Meier added a goal and an assist while Luke Hughes and Max Willman threaded the needle once each for the winners.

Jesper Bratt contributed to three Devils goals and Curtis Lazar contributed two goals.

Auston Matthews, with his 59e goal of the season, an NHL high, William Nylander and Tyler Bertuzzi responded for the Maple Leafs.

TJ Brodie set the table for two goals for Toronto, who saw Joseph Woll stop 19 pucks.

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

The Capitals have the upper hand over the Red Wings in the middle of a race for the playoffs


The Washington squad has won a third game in a row and five of its last six.

Dylan Strome scored twice and the Washington Capitals beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in overtime Tuesday night in an important duel for the Eastern Conference playoff race.

The Capitals trailed the Red Wings by two points and have one more game to play. They are also in the rearview mirror of the Philadelphia Flyers, who occupy third place in the Metropolitan Division.

The Washington squad has won a third game in a row and five of its last six.

Nic Dowd and Connor McMichael also moved the ropes for the Capitals. Charlie Lindgren stopped 30 shots.

Alex DeBrincat ended a 12-game goalless drought. David Perron and Patrick Kane also scored for the Red Wings, who lost by 10e times in their last 13 outings.

Alex Lyon gave up four times in 30 shots.

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press

Bruins defeat Panthers 4-3


Sergei Bobrovsky (72) and David Pastrnak (88)

Pavel Zacha scored the game-winning goal with 2:21 left in regulation and the Boston Bruins defeated the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Tuesday.

The Bruins took first place in the Atlantic Division with their victory. The team is two points ahead of the Panthers, who however have a game in hand.

Charlie McAvoy, David Pastrnak and Trent Frederic also scored in the victory. Jeremy Swayman made 18 saves.

Evan Rodrigues, Sam Reinhart and Carter Verhaeghe found the back of the net for the Panthers. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 17 shots.

The Panthers have lost five of their last six games.

Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov returned to action after a five-game absence due to a lower body injury. He got an assist on Rodrigues’ goal, just 27 seconds into the first period.

Colby Guy, Associated Press

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