Draisaitl, Talbot help Oilers thump Blackhawks 5-0
Leon Draisaitl scored twice and Cam Talbot made 31 saves for his third shutout of the season, helping the Edmonton Oilers beat the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks 5-0 on Monday night. Oscar Klefbom, Andrej Sekera and Anton Slepyshev also scored for the Oilers. Corey Crawford made 22 saves in the loss as the Blackhawks had a two-game winning streak snapped. Teenage captain Connor McDavid had two assists for Edmonton. The 19-year-old set up a goal 2:39 in by skating the length of the ice before centering the puck for Klefbom, who blasted a shot past Crawford. McDavid also assisted late in the first when Draisaitl tipped in Klefbom’s shot from the point on a power play for a 2-0 lead.
RANGERS 5, PENGUINS 2
J.T. Miller scored short-handed to cap a second-period rally, helping New York overcome an early two-goal deficit to beat Pittsburgh. The teams play again tonight at Madison Square Garden to complete a pivotal, early season home-and-home between Metropolitan Division contenders. The Penguins have lost four of six and trail the first-place Rangers by four points. Pittsburgh’s Jake Guentzel scored twice in the first period of his first NHL game, but Rick Nash and Michael Grabner made it 2-2 before Miller, a Pittsburgh native, got his eighth of the season. Kevin Hayes added his ninth goal midway through the third, and Derek Stepan also scored into an empty net. Antti Raanta, starting the second game of a back-to-back for New York, rebounded after the first period and made 29 saves for his fifth win in six games. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 31 shots for Pittsburgh.
STARS 3, WILD 2, OT
Jamie Benn flicked in a goal 1:23 into overtime, lifting Dallas over Minnesota. Benn took a cross-ice pass from Tyler Seguin in the left faceoff circle and shot over goalie Darcy Kuemper’s right shoulder. The Stars had lost five straight overtime games and nine in a row going back to last season. Their last overtime win at home was on Nov. 14, 2015 - also 3-2 against the Wild. Dallas twice took one-goal leads, but the Wild answered each time. The Stars’ Jamie Oleksiak scored his first in more than two years on a rebound at 7:19 of the second period. Nino Niederreiter tied the game on the power play at 17:22 of the second. Brett Ritchie gave Dallas a 2-1 lead at 1:01 of the third, but 3 minutes later, Erik Haula scored for Minnesota.
SHARKS 4, DEVILS 0
Martin Jones made 26 saves, Chris Tierney and Patrick Marleau each scored early and San Jose sent New Jersey to its third straight loss.Logan Couture and Brent Burns also scored for the Sharks, who had just one point in their last three games. Keith Kinkaid saved 37 of 41 shots for the Devils, who ended their California trip winless in three games. Tierney scored a short-handed goal two minutes into the contest after he stole a pass and raced unguarded to beat Kinkaid. Tierney later left the game after getting hit in the face by the puck.
PREDATORS 3, LIGHTING 1
P.K. Subban scored twice in the second period and Pekka Rinne made 23 saves, helping Nashville to a win over Tampa Bay. Viktor Arvidsson also scored and Ryan Ellis added three assists for the Predators, winners of two of three. Rinne continued his hot November, improving to 6-1-2 on the month. Tyler Johnson scored and Ben Bishop made 27 saves for Tampa Bay, which got its only defeat in the final game of a five-game trip.
AVALANCHE 3, BLUE JACKETS 2, OT
Matt Duchene scored 1:49 into overtime in his first game back from a concussion, helping Colorado snap Columbus’ seven-game home winning streak. The victory improved Colorado’s record to 9-9-0, while Columbus, playing its second game in two days, fell to 10-5-2. Colorado led 2-1 before Columbus’ Cam Atkinson tied it with 6.5 seconds left, assisted by Sam Gagne and Zach Werenski. It was Atkinson’s second goal of the night and seventh of the season. His first score came at 9:00 of the first period.Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 of 42 shots, while Curtis McElhinney, starting in relief of Sergei Bobrovsky, stopped 24 attempts.
SABRES 4, FLAMES 2
Kyle Okposo had a goal and an assist, helping Buffalo bust an offensive slump with three power-play goals in a victory over Calgary. Johan Larsson, Matt Moulson and Marcus Foligno also scored for the Sabres, who reached three goals in a game for the first time in 11 chances, since a 3-1 win at Winnipeg on Oct. 30. Buffalo has won consecutive games for just the second time this season. Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and an assist and Mikael Backlund also scored for Calgary, which is coming off a 3-2 win at Detroit on Sunday night. Buffalo got two assists each from Sam Reinhart and Taylor Fedun, who now has four assists in three games since being called up from the AHL. Robin Lehner had 29 saves for the Sabres, and Brian Elliott turned away 28 shots for Calgary. — AP
EDMONTON: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers looks for a shot as Niklas Hjalmarsson #4 and goalie Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks defend on Monday at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
PITTSBURGH: Justin Schultz #4 of the Pittsburgh Penguins reaches for the puck while laying on the ice against the New York Rangers at PPG PAINTS Arena on Monday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.