Knights high Avs for tenth straight win By Reuters
William Karlsson set a membership report for the quickest aim to start out a recreation because the Vegas Golden Knights prolonged their franchise-record profitable streak to 10 video games with a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night time in Las Vegas.
Karlsson’s aim after 10 seconds set the tone. Vegas’ Max Pacioretty had two objectives and an help, whereas Mark Stone had a aim and two assists. Jonathan Marchessault additionally scored a aim for the Golden Knights, who additionally broke a tie with the New York Islanders for the longest win streak within the league this season.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves as Vegas prolonged its West Division result in six factors. It was the 488th profession victory for Fleury, who moved inside one in every of Roberto Luongo for third place on the NHL’s all-time wins listing.
Devon Toews and Ryan Graves scored for second-place Colorado. Nathan MacKinnon added an help to increase his level streak to fifteen video games, the longest of his profession and within the NHL this season. Devan Dubnyk had 21 saves as Colorado dropped its third straight recreation, the staff’s longest shedding streak this season.
Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 1
Jason Spezza and Morgan Rielly every had two assists and Jack Campbell made 32 saves as Toronto recorded a highway victory over Montreal to turn into the primary staff within the North Division to clinch a postseason berth.
The Leafs have received three straight video games and have a six-point lead on idle Calgary for the division’s fourth and last playoff spot. The Habs are solely 4-9-0 of their final 13 video games. Nick Suzuki scored the Habs’ solely aim as Montreal has dropped 5 of seven head-to-head conferences with Toronto this season.
Spezza’s two assists offers him 966 profession NHL factors, tying him with Canadiens legend Maurice “Rocket” Richard for 99th on the all-time factors listing. Toronto’s Joe Thornton grew to become the seventh participant in NHL historical past to achieve the 1,100-assist plateau when he assisted on Jake Muzzin’s aim.
Blues 4, Wild 3
Robert Thomas capped St. Louis’ three-goal third interval by scoring the tiebreaker with 23 seconds left in regulation in a surprising win over Minnesota in Saint Paul, Minn.
The Blues trailed 3-1 after two intervals, however Mike Hoffman scored his second power-play aim of the night time 3:49 into the third. Then, Jordan Kyrou pushed the puck by means of the legs of Wild netminder Cam Talbot (28 saves) on the 7:41 mark. Thomas, who assisted on Kyrou’s aim, completed the comeback by flipping the puck previous Talbot.
Hoffman had three factors whereas Thomas, Kyrou and David Perron (two assists) had two apiece for the Blues. St. Louis goaltender Jordan Binnington made 26 saves. Marcus Foligno had a aim and an help, and Joel Eriksson Ek and Jonas Brodin scored for the Wild, whose season-high seven-game profitable streak ended.
Oilers 3, Jets 1
Connor McDavid made historical past with three assists whereas Tyson Barrie and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each collected one aim and one help to steer Edmonton previous host Winnipeg.
Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl additionally scored and goalie Mikko Koskinen made 29 saves on yet one more huge night time for McDavid. The Oilers captain set an NHL report with 9 consecutive multi-point video games (seven objectives, 15 assists) towards a single opponent in a single season.
The Oilers have a three-point edge on the Jets within the chase for the second spot within the North Division, and Edmonton has two video games in hand. Blake Wheeler scored Winnipeg’s lone aim. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 24 pictures for the Jets, who’re on a season-worst five-game shedding streak.
Sharks 4, Coyotes 2
San Jose scored three first-period objectives and Josef Korenar made 28 saves because the Sharks held on to defeat visiting Arizona.
Evander Kane, Rudolfs Balcers and Kevin Labanc scored early for San Jose, and Tomas Hertl added an empty-net aim within the last minute. The Sharks leveled the season sequence with the Coyotes at three wins apiece.
Phil Kessel and Johan Larsson have been the goal-scorers for the Coyotes. Darcy Kuemper, who was taken out of the Coyotes’ 6-4 loss at San Jose on Monday, made 27 saves on Wednesday.
Senators 6, Canucks 3
Brady Tkachuk had a “Gordie Howe hat trick” with a aim, help and a battle as Ottawa defeated visiting Vancouver.
Thomas Chabot added a aim and an help for the Senators, who moved out of final place within the all-Canadian North Division for the primary time for the reason that opening week of the season.
Victor Mete, Chris Tierney, Josh Norris and Colin White additionally scored for Ottawa, which took three of 4 video games from Vancouver within the home-and-home sequence that featured two video games in every metropolis. Alex Formenton had two assists and goaltender Marcus Hogberg made 19 saves.
Geese 3, Kings 2
Cam Fowler scored with 1:01 left within the recreation and visiting Anaheim rallied to edge Los Angeles.
Sam Carrick and Sam Metal additionally scored, and John Gibson made 28 saves for the Geese, who rallied from a 2-0 deficit within the second interval to finish a five-game shedding streak.
Adrian Kempe had a aim and an help, Gabriel Vilardi additionally scored and Calvin Petersen made 19 saves for the Kings, who dropped eight factors again of the ultimate playoff spot within the West Division with 9 video games remaining.
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