Meier’s OT goal pushes San Jose by Philadelphia
Timo Meier scored twice, including the game-winner 13 seconds into overtime, as the Sharks slipped past the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Saturday night at SAP Center.
Meier’s 11th goal of the season, and eighth in his past seven games, came off an assist by Logan Couture and gave the Sharks 17 points, two points behind Pacific Divisionleading Calgary.
Martin Jones had 22 saves for San Jose. Philadelphia got 31 from Cal Pickard.
Joe Thornton, playing in his fourth game of the season, had his first goal of the season. It came at 15:03 of the third period and tied the game at 3-3.
Joe Pavelski also scored for San Jose, which got two assists from Kevin Labanc.
Nolan Patrick, Jordan Weal and Jakub Voracek scored for the Flyers, who led 2-1 after one period and 3-2 at the end of two periods.
The Sharks took 35 shots on goal, 10 more than the visitors managed.
Kings 4, Blue Jackets 1: Dustin Brown had a goal and two assists, Jack Campbell made 26 saves and host Los Angeles got its second win in the past nine games. The Kings led 2-1 in the third period when they put the game away with a two short-handed goals 57 seconds apart.
Sabres 9, Senators 2: Jason Pominville and Jeff Skinner each had two goals and an assist to lead Buffalo past visiting Ottawa. Conor Sheary, Casey Mittlestadt, Patrik Berglund and Zemgus Girgensons added a goal and an assist apiece, Kyle Okposo also scored, Jack Eichel had three assists and Linus Ullmark made 27 saves for the Sabres, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Predators 1, Bruins 0: Pekka Rinne celebrated his 36th birthday and a contract extension by shutting out visiting Boston. Rinne stopped 26 shots. The Predators announced before the game they had signed the Vezina Trophy winner to a two-year extension worth $10 million.
Wild 5, Blues 1: Eric Staal got his 400th career goal, and Nick Seeler, J.T. Brown, Matt Dumba and Eric Fehr also scored for visiting Minnesota. Devan Dubnyk stopped 15 shots. Flames 5, Blackhawks 3: Sean Monahan scored two goals and host Calgary overcame a two-goal deficit to win its fourth in a row. Chicago has lost five straight.
Lightning 4, Canadiens 1: Steven Stamkos scored two goals to lead visiting Tampa Bay. J.T. Miller and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning, winners of nine of 13 games this season. Anton Stralman had three assists.
Golden Knights 3, Hurricanes 0: Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 34 shots for his second shutout of the season as host Vegas handed Carolina its fourth consecutive loss.
Maple Leafs 5, Penguins 0: Frederik Andersen made 31 saves for his first shutout of the season. Morgan Rielly scored twice and John Tavares had a goal and an assist to help Toronto improve to 6-0 on the road.
Islanders 3, Devils 0: Thomas Greiss made 35 saves for his first shutout of the season as host New York won its fifth straight. It was Greiss’ ninth career shutout. Dating to Oct. 28, Greiss has allowed four goals on 114 shots. Jordan Eberle, Brock Nelson and Scott Mayfield scored for New York, which improved to 6-0-0 against the Metropolitan Division this season. Josh Bailey had two assists to extend his point streak to eight games.
Stars 4, Capitals 3: Jason Spezza and Tyler Pitlick scored 10 seconds apart and Jason Dickinson had the overtime winner for visiting Dallas. Dickinson scored 3:17 into overtime.
Oilers 4, Red Wings 3: Kyle Brodziak scored his first two goals of the season and center Connor McDavid ran his point streak to seven games for visiting Edmonton.
The Sharks’ Timo Meier (second from left) celebrates his game-winning goal with teammates Saturday night in San Jose.