LOS ANGELES — Cory Schneider made 20 saves en route to his sixth NHL shutout, Mason Raymond scored in the first period, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 on Saturday for their third consecutive victory.
The defending Stanley Cup champion Kings, coming off a 2-0 home loss to Dallas on Thursday in which they had 40 shots, were shut out for the third time this season.
WILD 2, SHARKS 0
In St. Paul, Minn., Niklas Backstrom made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season, and Ryan Suter had two more assists, leading Minnesota past San Jose for the Wild’s season-high fifth consecutive victory.
Zach Parise and Jared Spurgeon scored for Minnesota. The Wild are 14-5-1 in their past 20 games, and have won by at least two goals in each victory in the streak.
SENATORS 5, LIGHTNING 3
In Ottawa, Jakob Silfverberg, Eric Gryba, Guillaume Latendresse and Daniel Alfredsson scored in a 7:01 span in the first period, and the Senators held off Tampa Bay.
Alfredsson also had an empty-net goal in the final minute. Robin Lehner made 29 saves, and Marc Methot, who missed the last game because of a knee injury, and Kyle Turris each had two assists.
SABRES 2, CANADIENS 1
In Montreal, Thomas Vanek scored two goals to lead Buffalo over the Canadiens.
It was the Sabres’ third consecutive win in a run that began with an overtime victory in Montreal on Tuesday. Ryan Miller stopped 39 shots in this one for Buffalo.
Michael Ryder scored the lone goal for Montreal, and Carey Price made 16 saves.
DEVILS 2, PANTHERS 1
In Newark, N.J., Travis Zajac set up two goals, and New Jersey rode another solid performance by Martin Brodeur.
Patrik Elias and David Clarkson scored for New Jersey, and Brodeur finished with 17 saves as the Devils won their second in a row since the 40-year-old goalie returned to the lineup after being sidelined a month with a pinched nerve in his neck.
MAPLE LEAFS 3, BRUINS 2
In Toronto, Nazem Kadri scored in the first period, and Frazer McLaren added a timely goal in the third as the Maple Leafs ended an eight-game losing streak to the Bruins.
Mikhail Grabovski also scored for Toronto, which did a lot with a little offense in a game in which both teams misfired.
STARS 5, AVALANCHE 2
In Dallas, Derek Roy, Eric Nystrom and Jaromir Jagr each had a goal and an assist to lead the Stars to a victory over Colorado.
Rookie Jordie Benn got his first NHL goal and Cody Eakin also scored for Dallas.
PREDATORS 5, BLUE JACKETS 2
In Nashville, Tenn., Taylor Beck had a goal and an assist during Nashville’s four-goal first period and the Predators beat Columbus to win consecutive games for the first time in more than a month.