Black­hawks lose in Col­li­ton’s de­but

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The Carolina Hur­ri­canes built an early lead and held on for a 4-3 vic­tory against the host Black­hawks on Thurs­day night in the first game af­ter a Chicago coach­ing change. An­drei Svech­nikov, Jac­cob Slavin, Phillip Di Giuseppe and Calvin de Haan scored to give Carolina a 4-0 lead. Di Giuseppe was in his first game since a re­call this week from the Amer­i­can Hockey League. It was a rough be­gin­ning for new Chicago coach Jeremy Col­li­ton, who at age 33 be­came the youngest head coach in the NHL fol­low­ing the fir­ing of Joel Quen­neville ear­lier this week.

The tur­bu­lent stretch con­tin­ued early in the game for the Black­hawks. The Hur­ri­canes snapped a five-game winless streak de­spite al­low­ing the Black­hawks to build a come­back at­tempt off goals by Pa­trick Kane, Daniel Kampf and Nick Schmaltz.

SABRES 6, CANA­DI­ENS 5 (OT)

Ras­mus Ris­to­lainen scored at 1:38 of over­time as Buf­falo came back to win at Mon­treal. Ris­to­lainen scored his sec­ond goal of the sea­son on a shot from the top of the right cir­cle on a break­out af­ter the Cana­di­ens missed the net on a three-on-one chance.

Vladimir Sobotka and Jeff Skin­ner each scored twice for Buf­falo, and Conor Sheary scored once. Evan Ro­drigues, Sam Rein­hart and Jack Eichel each had two as­sists for Buf­falo. Jonathan Drouin, Matthew Peca, An­drew Shaw, Tomas Tatar and Ni­co­las Des­lau­ri­ers scored for Mon­treal. Max Domi had three as­sists.

FLY­ERS 5, COY­OTES 4

Shayne Gostis­be­here scored 1:01 into over­time to rally Philadel­phia past vis­it­ing Ari­zona. Gostis­be­here added an as­sist, Scott Laughton scored two goals while Dale Weise and Travis Konecny had one goal each as the Fly­ers came back from a 4-2 deficit to win.

Philadel­phia goal­tender Calvin Pickard al­lowed four goals and was lifted for Brian El­liott af­ter the fourth goal. El­liott stopped all 16 shots he faced. Oliver Ek­man-Lars­son and Michael Grab­ner each had a goal and an as­sist for the Coy­otes. Brad Richard­son and Derek Stepan also scored one goal apiece.

PAN­THERS 4, OIL­ERS 1

Roberto Luongo won for the sec­ond straight time in his re­turn to the lineup to lead Florida past Ed­mon­ton in Sun­rise, Florida. Luongo, who missed nine games, stopped 26 shots in his first home start.

Ev­genii Dadonov, Nick Bjugstad, Jonathan Hu­berdeau and Colton Sce­viour scored for the Pan­thers, who earned their first win on home ice. Leon Drai­saitl scored for Ed­mon­ton, and Con­nor Mc­David, the league’s sec­ond-lead­ing scorer, had an as­sist to give him 23 points for sea­son. Colorado’s Mikko Ran­ta­nen leads with league with 23 points.

CANUCKS 8, BRU­INS 5

Loui Eriks­son had two goals and an as­sist as part of a five-goal sec­ond pe­riod for Van­cou­ver, which fin­ished a sea­son sweep of host Bos­ton. Bo Hor­vat added two goals and two as­sists, and Ben Hut­ton, An­toine Rous­sel, Erik Gud­bran­son and Jake Vir­ta­nen tal­lied one goal apiece for Van­cou­ver, which won for the fourth time in five games.

Markus Gran­lund and Niko­lay Goldobin each had two as­sists. Jake De­Brusk had two goals and an as­sist, and Matt Grzel­cyk, Pa­trice Berg­eron and Dan­ton Heinen had a goal apiece for Bru­ins, who lost for just the sec­ond time at home this sea­son. David Kre­jci had three as­sists, and Torey Krug added two.

LIGHT­NING 4, IS­LAN­DERS 2

Tyler John­son scored the tiebreak­ing goal with 1:26 left in the third pe­riod as host Tampa Bay beat New York. Mathieu Joseph and JT Miller scored in the sec­ond pe­riod and Steven Stamkos added an empty-net­ter with 9.9 sec­onds re­main­ing for the Light­ning, who have won four straight and lead the NHL in points. Goalie An­drei Vasilevskiy made 35 saves. Josh Bai­ley scored both goals for the Is­lan­ders, who have lost two straight and had their point streak snapped at seven games. Goalie Robin Lehner recorded 23 saves.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS 5, SEN­A­TORS 3

Ve­gas’ strug­gling of­fense came to life in a road win over Ot­tawa. Pierre-Edouard Belle­mare recorded a goal and an as­sist, and Jonathan Marches­sault, Shea Theodore, Nick Holden and Wil­liam Car­rier also scored as the Golden Knights reached the five-goal plateau for the first time this sea­son.

Ve­gas en­tered the game ranked third to last in the league in goals scored and sec­ond to last in shot per­cent­age. Matt Duchene, Ryan Dzin­gel and Thomas Chabot scored for the Sen­a­tors.

STARS 4, SHARKS 3

Devin Shore scored his sec­ond goal of the game with 5:47 to play, and Tyler Seguin snapped a 12-game goal­less drought with a sec­ond-pe­riod tally as Dal­las de­feated vis­it­ing San Jose. The Stars snapped a two-game los­ing streak and beat the Sharks at home for the fifth straight time. San Jose’s loss ended a two-game win streak and was just the Sharks’ sec­ond game with­out a point in its past 10 out­ings.

San Jose’s Joe Thorn­ton, who had an as­sist, played in his 1,500th NHL game, be­com­ing just the 19th player in league his­tory to reach the mile­stone. Thorn­ton is also one of 13 play­ers in NHL his­tory with 1,000 as­sists in his ca­reer.

(USA TO­DAY Sports)

Chicago Black­hawks de­fense­man Bran­don David­son (left) bat­tles for the puck with Carolina Hur­ri­canes cen­tre Se­bas­tian Aho dur­ing the NHL game.

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