Johansson, Capitals cool off Blackhawks with win
Marcus Johansson scored at 2:20 of overtime and Braden Holtby made 32 saves as the Washington Capitals snapped Chicago’s seven-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks on Friday night. Jay Beagle scored two goals, giving him three for the season, and the Capitals won for the sixth time in seven games in the opener of a threegame trip. Washington defenseman Dmitry Orlov made a nice pass to Johansson for the one-timer that beat Corey Crawford on the glove side. It was Johansson’s seventh goal of the season. Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist for Chicago, which extended its point streak to 10 games. Defenseman Brian Campbell also scored, and Crawford finished with 24 stops.
DEVILS 2, SABRES 1, OT
Andy Greene scored on a penalty shot 29 seconds into overtime, giving New Jersey a win over Buffalo.Greene earned the penalty shot when he was held from behind by Buffalo’s Evander Kane on a breakaway up the left side. Yohann Auvitu scored his first NHL goal and Keith Kinkaid made 25 saves to help the Devils win their third straight. Matt Moulson scored for Buffalo and Anders Nilsson made a season-high 41 saves, including 17 in the third period. The Sabres have lost three straight and are 0-4 in overtime games this season.
AVALANCHE 3, JETS 2, OT
Rene Bourque had two goals, including the winner in overtime when Nikolaj Ehlers scored into his own net, as Colorado beat Winnipeg. Bourque was credited with the goal when Ehlers, fighting for the puck along the side boards, backhanded the puck through the legs of teammate Toby Enstrom and past goaltender Michael Hutchinson 1:23 into overtime. Mikko Rantanen scored his first career goal and Semyon Varlamov had 16 saves for the Avalanche. Blake Wheeler had a goal and an assist, Mark Scheifele also scored and Ehlers had two assists. Hutchinson finished with 26 saves two weeks after blanking Colorado here.’
SENATORS 2, KINGS 1
Mark Stone scored with 7 seconds left in regulation to lift Ottawa past Los Angeles. Stone tracked down a loose puck in the crease and put the Senators ahead less than four minutes after Zack Smith tied it. Craig Anderson finished with 32 saves for Ottawa. Dwight King scored early in the second period for the Kings. Jeff Zatkoff had a shutout going through the first two periods, stopping all 18 shots the Senators sent his way, but he was replaced to start the third by Peter Budaj, who had a shutout streak of 140:57 snapped Thursday night in Montreal.After Budaj made 12 straight saves, Smith was able to bat his own rebound out of the air and in with 3:54 remaining to tie it. Budaj finished with 13 stops.
STARS 3, OILERS 2
Patrick Eaves had a goal and an assist, Kari Lehtonen made 40 saves and Dallas won its second straight after losing six of seven. Lauri Korpikoski and Antoine Roussel also scored for the Stars. Patrick Maroon and Tyler Pitlick scored for Edmonton, which has lost two straight to fall to 2-4 1 since starting the season
7-1-0. Cam Talbot stopped 27 shots. Roussel got the tiebreaking goal with 5 minutes left in the second period, taking a partial breakaway pass from Tyler Seguin and beating Talbot. Edmonton had some solid chances in the dying minutes, but Lehtonen preserved the win.
MAPLE LEAFS 6, FLYERS 3
Morgan Rielly had a goal and three assists, while Zach Hyman had the go ahead score in Toronto’s four-goal third period to lead the Maple Leafs. Martin Marincin, Leo Komarov, Nazem Kadri and Mitch Marner also scored for
Toronto, and Frederik Anderson stopped 30 shots. Wayne Simmonds scored twice and Travis Konecny also had a goal for the Flyers. Steve Mason finished with 17 saves.Marincin tied the score 3-3 at 4:03 of the third as he fired a slap shot from the point on a pass from Rielly for his first goal of the season. Hyman put Toronto ahead for good about 4 1/2 minutes later, shoveling in the rebound of Auston Matthews’ shot off the cross bar for his first NHL goal. Komarov’s unassisted backhander made it 5-3 with about 8 1/2 minutes remaining, and Marner capped the scoring with a snap shot with 3:43 to go. — AP
CHICAGO: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks tries to control the puck under pressure from Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Capitals at the United Center on Friday in Chicago, Illinois. The Capitals defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime. — AFP