Hayes scores in 10th round of SO, Bru­ins top Light­ning

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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

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