The Dallas Morning News
Calgary wins in shootout
Wild 2 points behind Stars; Crosby’s OT score caps Pens’ rally
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Tyler Toffoli scored in the sudden death round of the shootout to send the Calgary Flames to a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Toffoli beat Wild goalie Filip Gustavsson five-hole to end Tuesday’s game, which nearly ended in overtime. Both teams scored in the third round of the shootout, but Matt Boldy’s missed backhander for Minnesota set the stage for Toffoli to win it.
Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon appeared to have scored the game-winner with 1:36 remaining in overtime when he buried a Ryan Hartman rebound. The play was reviewed, however, and it was deemed Spurgeon was offside.
With the shootout loss, Minnesota cut the Stars’ Central Division lead to two points.
Islanders 3, Sabres 2: In New York, Josh Bailey and Hudson Fasching each had a goal and an assist in the third period, and the Islanders beat Buffalo, which next hosts the Stars Thursday and has lost four of five.
Panthers 2, Golden Knights 1: In Sunrise, Fla., Sergei Bobrovsky made 31 saves as Florida ended Vegas’ three-game winning streak.
Avalanche 6, Sharks 0:
In Denver, Cale Makar and Valeri Nichushkin each had a goal and three assists to help Colorado end a three-game slide. Nathan Mackinnon, Mikko Rantanen, Denis Malgin and Artturi Lehkonen also got into the goal-scoring act. The Avalanche outshot the Sharks by a 43-13 margin, including 19-2 in the opening period when they took a 3-0 lead
Coyotes 6, Blues 2: In Tempe, Ariz., Travis Boyd had two goals and an assist in the third period, and Karel Vejmelka stopped 25 shots to lead Arizona. The Coyotes got off to a shaky start, giving up a breakaway for the first of Pavel Buchnevich’s two goals, but Vejmelka kept them in it with a series of spectacular saves. St. Louis has lost eight of nine.
Penguins 5, Blue Jackets
4 (OT): In Pittsburgh, Sidney Crosby’s power-play goal 2:45 into overtime finished off a frantic rally as the Penguins slipped by Columbus. The Penguins trailed the Blue Jackets, who began the night with the NHL’S worst record, by four early in the second period but found a way to win for the fifth time in six games.
Lightning 5, Flyers 2: In Tampa, Fla., Alex Killorn and Nikita Kucherov each had two goals and an assist, and Tampa Bay snapped a fivegame losing streak. The Flyers have lost five of six. Maple Leafs 4, Devils 3:
In Newark, N.J., Auston Matthews scored on a power play with 2:53 remaining to cap a Toronto win. Michael Bunting tied the score on a rebound with 4:50 to play, and Calle Jarnkrok and Mitch Marner also scored for the
Hurricanes 4, Canadiens 3 (SO): In Montreal, Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored the deciding goal in the sixth round of the shootout, and Carolina rallied for the victory.