Vesey’s shootout goal lifts Rangers
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jimmy Vesey scored in the fifth round of the shootout to lift the New York Rangers over the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 on Saturday night.
Vesey beat goalie Joonas Korpisalo after the Blue Jackets’ Oliver Bjorkstrand was stopped by Alexander Georgiev to give New York its fifth win in six games ( 5- 0- 1).
The game remained tied 4-4 through the third period despite an 11-2 shot advantage by Columbus, and a scoreless 5-minute overtime period.
The Blue Jackets finished with a 38-19 advantage on shots.
Kevin Shattenkirk and Mika Zibanejad also scored in the shootout for New York. Artemi Panarin and Anthony Duclair tallied for Columbus.
Vesey and Pavel Buchnevich each had a goal and an assist in regulation, and Zibanejad and Chris Kreider also scored for the Rangers. Georgiov stopped 34 shots.
BRUINS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 1: David Pastrnak had three goals and an assist to lead Boston.
Patrice Bergeron had a goal and two assists, Joakim Nordstrom also scored and Brad Marchand had two assists as the Bruins ended the Maple Leafs’ three-game winning streak and handed Toronto its first road loss of the season. Jaroslav Halak stopped 40 shots.
John Tavares scored the only goal for Toronto, and Garret Sparks finished with 29 saves.
PANTHERS 4, ISLANDERS 2: Aleksander Barkov scored the go-ahead goal in the third period for Florida.
Troy Brouwer, Mike Hoffman and Denis Malgin also scored for the Panthers, who won their third straight. Roberto Luongo made 29 saves for his third straight win after missing nearly a month with a knee injury.
Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal scored goals for New York, which has lost three in a row after winning its previous five. Robin Lehner stopped 27 shots.