Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Curtis McElhinney (35) makes a save against the Edmonton Oilers during third-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
TORONTO (AP) Being a backup goalie isn't easy. Toronto's Curtis McElhinney thinks he's figured it out.
One night after starter Frederik Andersen beat Pittsburgh on the road, McElhinney stopped 41 shots in the Maple Leafs' 1-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.
The 34-year-old McElhinney was making just his fifth start of the season, with Andersen leading the NHL in minutes played.
CHICAGO (AP) Corey Crawford made 31 saves, Artem Anisimov scored with 4:47 left in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Sunday night.
Tommy Wingels and Nick Schmaltz also scored in the third as Chicago earned its second straight win after dropping five in a row. Patrick Kane had two assists to run his career total to 781 points, breaking a tie with Doug Wilson for fifth on the franchise scoring list.
ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues have placed forward Jaden Schwartz on injured reserve with a right ankle injury, and he will re-evaluated in six weeks.
The Blues made the move Sunday, hours ahead of their game against the Sabres. Schwartz suffered the injury during the Blues' 6-1 win in Detroit on Saturday. He was tied for ninth in the NHL with 35 points (14 goals, 21 assists) and ranked second with a plus-23 rating through 30 games for the Central Division-leading Blues.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) One game after needing a dramatic comeback to win, the San Jose Sharks started fast and rolled to a lopsided victory.
Logan Couture scored in the first period and added two assists to eclipse 400 career points, and Aaron Dell made 25 saves as San Jose blanked Ottawa 5-0 on Saturday night to hand the Senators their third shutout in four games.