The Dallas Morning News
Red-hot Devils win on Bratt’s power-play goal
Coyotes send Wild to Dallas with loss; Tkachuk lifts Panthers
NEWARK, N.J. — Jesper Bratt scored on a power play with 43 seconds left in overtime and the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-4 on Monday night after squandering a three-goal lead.
Jack Hughes and Ondrej Palat scored two goals apiece and Vitek Vanecek made 26 saves in winning his 10th straight game for New Jersey, which is 9-1-1 in its last 11 games.
Andrei Kuzmenko, Luke Schenn, Curtis Lazar and Phillip Di Giuseppe scored for the Canucks, who were playing for the first time since trading captain and leading goal scorer Bo Horvat to the Islanders for Anthony Beauvillier, prospect Aatu Raty and a conditional firstround pick this year.
Coyotes 3, Wild 2: In Tempe, Ariz., Jakob Chychrun had two goals, Jack Mcbain scored the tie-breaking goal on a breakaway with seven minutes remaining and Arizona beat Minnesota, which plays at Dallas on Wednesday night.
Mcbain put a back-hander past Marc-andre Fleury moments after the Coyotes killed off an abbreviated 55-second power play. Karel Vejmelka had 33 saves for his career-best third straight victory.
Jonas Brodin gave the Wild a 2-1 lead 1:40 into the third period on a wrist shot from the left circle through a screen in front before Chychrun tied it at 2-2 with his second goal of the game at 9:35.
Panthers 7, Lightning 1: In Sunrise, Fla., two days after being named MVP of the NHL All-star Game on home ice, Matthew Tkachuk had a fivepoint night with two goals as Florida beat Tampa Bay.
Tkachuk, who was also named NHL First Star of the Week for his All-star performance, had a hand in the first three goals for the Panthers.
His five-point night also made him the fifth player in the NHL to hit 70 points this season as he surpassed Jonathan Huberdeau for most points in franchise history through the first 50 games of a season.
Huberdeau had 70 in 50 last season — and then was traded to Calgary for Tkachuk.
Rangers, 5, Flames 4: In New York, Alexis Lafreniere scored 1:37 into overtime and Jaroslav Halak made 28 saves as New York beat Calgary.
Lafreniere led a 2-on-1 rush and then tracked down a rebound, beating Flames netminder Jacob Markstrom for his seventh goal of the season. That ended a frenzied game that was tied four times and featured several fights following big hits — two by Rangers captain Jacob Trouba.
Calgary’s Andrew Mangiapane and Michael Stone scored two minutes apart early in the third period to give the Flames a 4-3 lead, but Mika Zibanejad scored his second goal of the game — his team-leading 24th — to tie it for the fourth time at 12:55.
Islanders 2, Flyers 1: In Philadelphia, Kyle Palmieri and Mathew Barzal scored for New York in its first game since the Islanders acquired All-star center Bo Horvat, leading them to a win over Philadelphia.
Horvat, 27, made his debut a day after the Islanders signed him to an eight-year contract worth $68 million.
Horvat was a nonfactor in New York’s goals. Palmieri scored his seventh on a wrist shot in the first that snapped the Islanders’ 0-for-26 powerplay drought. Barzal beat Carter Hart for his 13th goal and a 2-0 lead in the second.
Noah Dobson earned his 18th assist on Barzal’s goal and collected his 100th career point.