Hayes scores in 10th round of SO, Bruins top Lightning
Jimmy Hayes scored in the 10th round of a shootout, Tuukka Rask won his sixth straight game to start the season and the Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Thursday night. Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point and Boston’s Riley Nash both scored in the fourth round, but Rask and Andrei Vasilevskiy were strong during the shootout as Boston won 2-1. Brandon Carlo, Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak scored in regulation for the Bruins, who finished a 3-1 road trip. The Lightning got two goals from Tyler Johnson. Victor Hedman had the other Tampa Bay goal in the team’s first home game since a 3-3 trip.
CAPITALS 4, JETS 3, OT
Alex Ovechkin scored his second goal of the game in overtime, and Washington blew a three-goal lead in the third period but regrouped to beat Winnipeg for its fourth consecutive victory. The Capitals took a 3-0 lead on goals by Nicklas Backstrom, Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie, only to see it evaporate. Tobias Enstrom, Adam Lowry and Marko Dano scored in a 9-minute span for the Jets to tie it. It was the third time in 11 games this season Winnipeg overcame a three-goal deficit in the third period to force overtime. Braden Holtby stopped 24 shots to beat the Jets for the second time in three days. Winnipeg starter Michael Hutchinson made 28 saves.
RANGERS 5, OILERS 3
Rick Nash scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:21 remaining to lead New York over Western Conference-leading Edmonton. Nick Holden took a shot from the point that was blocked by Edmonton’s Milan Lucic. Nash corralled the loose puck in front of the net and fired it past Oilers goalie Cam Talbot. Kevin Hayes had a goal and two assists, Michael Grabner and J.T. Miller each had a goal and an assist, and Jesper Fast also scored for the Rangers, who rallied from three one-goal deficits and won for the sixth time in seven games. Holden had two assists and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Patrick Maroon and Adam Larsson scored for the Oilers, who lost their third straight (0-2-1) after starting the season 7-1-0. Talbot made 26 saves in his first game against the Rangers since being traded to Edmonton on June 27, 2015.
BLACKHAWKS 4, AVALANCHE 0
Corey Crawford made 38 saves for his second shutout in three games, leading Chicago past Colorado for its fourth straight victory. Marian Hossa had two goals, Jonathan Toews also scored and the Blackhawks killed off three more penalties to run their streak to 12 after an awful start to the season for their penaltykillers. Artemi Panarin added his fifth of the season off a slick pass from Patrick Kane in the third, closing out Chicago’s seventh win in nine games overall. Semyon Varlamov made 17 saves for the Avalanche, who have dropped four of five.
STARS 6, BLUES 2
Tyler Seguin assisted on Dallas’ first four goals against St. Louis. Seguin’s four assists tied his career high. He had scored three of Dallas’ six goals in the previous five games. John Klingberg had two goals for the Stars, including an empty-netter. Patrick Eaves, Stephen Johns, Jason Spezza and Jordie Benn also scored for Dallas. Jamie Benn had three assists. Paul Stastny and captain Alex Pietrangelo scored for St. Louis. Stars goalie Antti Niemi made 28 saves. Jake Allen had 21 for the Blues.
MAPLE LEAFS 2, SABRES 1
Mitchell Marner scored two goals and Toronto defeated Buffalo for its first road victory of the season. Frederik Andersen made 42 saves for the Maple Leafs, who have won two straight and improved to 1-3-3 on the road. They also ended an eight-game winless streak in Buffalo. Marner, a 19-year-old rookie, scored for the first time since Oct. 15 and had his first two-goal game. Marcus Foligno scored for the Sabres, and Robin Lehner made 27 saves. Buffalo had a four game winning streak snapped.
FLYERS 3, ISLANDERS 2, SO
Claude Giroux scored the only goal in the shootout to lift Philadelphia over New York. Travis Konecny and Matt Read had goals for the Flyers, who improved to 6-5-1 with their third straight victory. Dennis Seidenberg and John Tavares scored for the Islanders, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 40 of 42 shots. Michal Neuvirth made 25 saves for the Flyers.
PANTHERS 4, DEVILS 3, OT
Vincent Trocheck scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to give Toronto 2, Buffalo 1; Philadelphia 3, NY Islanders 2 (SO); NY Rangers 5, Edmonton 3; Washington 4, Winnipeg 3 (OT); Ottawa 1, Vancouver 0; Boston 4, Tampa Bay 3 (SO); Florida 4, New Jersey 3 (OT); Chicago 4, Colorado 0; Dallas 6, St. Louis 2; Arizona 3, Nashville 2 (SO); Los Angeles 3, Pittsburgh 2 (OT); Calgary 3, San Jose 2. Florida a victory over New Jersey. Trocheck poked in a rebound past Cory Schneider with 43.4 seconds left in overtime. Denis Malgin and Aaron Ekblad also scored for the Panthers, and James Reimer made 33 saves. Reimer started in place of Roberto Luongo, who has lost his last three starts. Pavel Zacha, PA Parenteau and Travis Zajac scored for the Devils. Schneider stopped 25 shots. Zacha tied the score 3-all with 3:55 left in the third period, his first NHL goal.
SENATORS 1, CANUCKS 0
Mike Condon made 27 saves in his Ottawa debut, and Vancouver was shut out for the fourth time in five games. Mike Hoffman scored for the Senators. Jacob Markstrom made 23 saves for the Canucks, who have lost seven straight (0-6-1). Ottawa made the most of a giveaway by Erik Gudbranson at the 14-minute mark of the second period as Markstrom tried to play the loose puck, but instead left a wide-open net for Hoffman. Condon, acquired from Pittsburgh for a 2017 fifth-round draft pick, arrived in Ottawa on Wednesday after a long day of travel from Los Angeles.
KINGS 3, PENGUINS 2, OT
Nic Dowd scored 2:37 into overtime, and Los Angeles snapped a three-game skid with a victory over Pittsburgh. Trevor Lewis and Matt Greene scored slump-busting goals and Peter Budaj made 21 saves in a strong bounce-back effort for the Kings, who had been shut out in three consecutive games before they beat the defending Stanley Cup champions. Sidney Crosby scored two goals for Pittsburgh, giving him six in five games to start his season. MarcAndre Fleury stopped 24 shots for the Penguins, whose four-game winning streak ended. The Kings started overtime with a power play, but Pittsburgh easily killed it. Dowd then got in alone on Fleury and roofed a backhand for his second NHL goal. Los Angeles is 5-0-0 in extra-time games and 0-6-0 in regulation this season.
FLAMES 3, SHARKS 2
Matthew Tkachuk had his first two-goal game, including the game-winner with 4:21 to play, and Calgary handed San Jose its first home loss of the season. Troy Brouwer and Tkachuk scored in a 93-second span late in the second period as the Flames ended a twogame slide. Brent Burns and Melker Karlsson scored for the Sharks, who were the last NHL team to lose at home. Chad Johnson stopped 26 of 28 shots in his fourth appearance for the Flames. Martin Jones had 19 saves for the Sharks.
COYOTES 3, PREDATORS 2, SO
Anthony Duclair and Radim Vrbata scored in the shootout, and Louis Domingue stopped 35 shots plus two more in the tiebreaker to lead Arizona over Nashville. Duclair and rookie Christian Dvorak scored in regulation for the Coyotes, who won for the third time in four games after a 1-5 start. Matt Irwin and Craig Smith had the goals for Nashville. The Predators lost four of five games on a West Coast road trip that ended in Arizona, though they earned two overtime points. Domingue saved shots by Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen in the shootout. Duclair made it 2-all with his first goal of the season, at 5:48 of the third period. — AP
NEW YORK: Anton Lander #51 of the Edmonton Oilers is checked by Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers during the third period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Oilers 5-3. — AFP