Sabres win shootout over Cap­i­tals, end 6-game skid

Kings take down Avalanche for sixth con­sec­u­tive win

Kuwait Times - - Sports -

BUGGALO: Do­minik Kahun scored in the sev­enth round of a shootout to give the Buf­falo Sabres a 3-2 vic­tory over the visit­ing Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals on Mon­day. Sabres goalie Li­nus Ull­mark stopped 33 of 35 shots dur­ing open play and then made six more saves dur­ing the shootout. It was an im­pres­sive re­turn for Ull­mark, who was play­ing for the first time in 18 games af­ter re­cov­er­ing from a lower-body in­jury. Vic­tor Olof­s­son and Jack Eichel scored in reg­u­la­tion for Buf­falo, which snapped an 0-6-0 streak. Alexan­der Ovechkin had two points, in­clud­ing his 48th goal of the sea­son to tie Bos­ton’s David Pas­tr­nak for the league scor­ing lead. Dmitry Orlov also scored for the Cap­i­tals.



De­fense­man Shea Theodore scored 2:13 into over­time to lift Ve­gas over host Ed­mon­ton in a matchup of the top two teams in the Pa­cific Di­vi­sion. Jonathan Marches­sault forced a turnover in the of­fen­sive zone and alertly fed Theodore, who wired a shot from the high slot that beat Mikko Kosk­i­nen. Marches­sault and Ni­co­las Roy each scored, and Marc-An­dre Fleury fin­ished with 22 saves for first­place Ve­gas. Ryan Nu­gent-Hop­kins and Alex Chiasson scored, and Kosk­i­nen turned aside 45 shots for Ed­mon­ton, which now trails Ve­gas by three points in the Pa­cific Di­vi­sion.


Jonathan Quick made 21 saves, and host Los An­ge­les ex­tended its sea­son-high win­ning streak to six games by de­feat­ing Colorado, which missed a chance to tie St. Louis for first place in the Cen­tral Di­vi­sion. Quick has al­lowed one goal or fewer in five of his past six starts, go­ing 5-0-1 in that span. Mikey An­der­son scored his first NHL goal in his fifth game, and Austin Wag­ner and Alex Iafallo also scored for the Kings, who hadn’t won six in a row since an eight-game win­ning streak in 2017. Pierre-Edouard Belle­mare scored, and Pavel Fran­couz made 32 saves for the Avalanche.


Brett Con­nolly scored the go-ahead goal in the third pe­riod, and Florida pre­vailed at St. Louis, earn­ing its sec­ond con­sec­u­tive vic­tory. Mike Hoff­man also scored for the Pan­thers, and Chris Driedger made 26 saves. Driedger has stopped 85 of 89 shots in his past three starts while fill­ing in for the in­jured Sergei Bo­brovsky. Colton Parayko scored, and Jor­dan Bin­ning­ton made 32 saves for the Blues, who lost for just the sec­ond time in their last 11 games.


Win­nipeg na­tive Cody Eakin scored the go-ahead goal in the third pe­riod — his first goal for his home­town club — to lead the host Jets to a 4-2 come­back win over Ari­zona. The Jets’ sea­son-high sixth straight home vic­tory bumped Win­nipeg into the top wild­card spot in the Western Con­fer­ence. Niko­laj Eh­lers notched a goal and two as­sists, Tucker Pool­man had

Fleury fin­ish with 22 saves

a goal and an as­sist, and Mark Scheifele scored for the Jets. Con­nor Helle­buyck stopped 36 of 38 shots. Win­nipeg’s Paul Mau­rice coached his 1,599th game, break­ing a tie with Ken Hitch­cock for the fifth-most

NHL games be­hind the bench. The Coy­otes’ Nick Schmaltz scored two first-pe­riod goals, Phil Kes­sel con­trib­uted two as­sists, and Darcy Kuem­per made 30 saves. — Reuters

NEW YORK: File photo shows Ilya Ko­valchuk #17 of the Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals cel­e­brates his goal at 12:01 of the sec­ond pe­riod game. — AFP

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