Flames overwhelm Capitals
WASHINGTON: Sean Monahan scored his second goal of the game 1:40 into overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 32 win over the Washington Capitals on Friday night. Michael Frolik also scored for Calgary and Karri Ramo stopped 34 shots. Michael Latta and Jay Beagle had the goals for Washington, and Phillipp Grubauer finished with 26 saves. In overtime, Monahan took a pass from TJ Brodie and beat Grubauer from right in front. Washington coach Barry Trotz challenged the goal, claiming that Monahan was offside, but the goal was quickly confirmed. Monahan has six goals this season, including four in the last four games. The Flames, which lost two straight entered the game with the worst record in the Western Conference.
BLUE JACKETS 2, PENGUINS 1
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 shots and narrowly missed his 12th career shutout as Columbus held off Pittsburgh. Scott Hartnell scored his team-leading eighth goal to help the Blue Jackets improve to 5-5 under John Tortorella. Brandon Saad picked up his sixth with a power-play goal in the second period that gave Columbus a 2-0 lead. Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves for the Penguins but Pittsburgh went 0 for 6 on the power play. Patric Hornqvist deflected a shot from the point past Bobrovsky with 52 seconds remaining to spoil Bobrovsky’s shutout bid. Hornqvist appeared to tie it with 13 seconds left but the referees waved it off after ruling Hornqvist intentionally kicked the puck into the net.
SHARKS 3, RED WINGS 2
Joe Pavelski scored his ninth goal of the season, Martin Jones made 26 saves and San Jose beat Detroit. Melker Karlsson and Matt Nieto also scored for the Sharks, who improved to 7-1 in Detroit since the 2010-11 season. Tomas Tatar and Teemu Pulkkinen scored for the Red Wings, and Jimmy Howard finished with 11 saves. Pavel Datsyuk made his season debut for Detroit after missing the first 15 games due to off-season ankle surgery. He received a standing ovation when coming onto the ice for his first shift.
ISLANDERS 4, DUCKS 1
Frans Nielsen scored twice in the third period, backup goalie Thomas Greiss stopped 24 shots, and New York beat Anaheim. Brock Nelson and Cal Clutterbuck also had goals for the Islanders, who won two of three on a California road trip. Nelson, who had the Islanders’ only goal in a 2-1 loss at Los Angeles on Thursday night, has scored in consecutive games for the first time since last Dec 2-4. Corey Perry scored for the Ducks, who were coming off consecutive overtime losses at home against the Coyotes and Oilers. Anton Khudobin finished with 25 saves.— AP
NEW YORK: New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) trips over St Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, as Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) block the puck in front of the Rangers’ goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game in New York on Thursday, Nov 12, 2015. The Rangers defeated the Blues 6-3. —AP