Viktor Arvidsson’s hat trick powers Predators By Reuters
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Viktor Arvidsson capped his third profession hat trick with a penalty-shot aim on his twenty eighth birthday to steer the visiting Nashville Predators to a 7-1 shellacking of the Detroit Pink Wings on Thursday.
Erik Haula and Nick Cousins each collected one aim and one help whereas Mikael Granlund and Yakov Trenin additionally scored for the Predators, who posted seven unanswered objectives. Goaltender Juuse Saros made 25 saves to backstop Nashville to its third consecutive win.
Because of a stretch during which they’ve collected wins in 9 of 10 video games and 11 of 13 outings, the Predators strengthened their maintain on the fourth and ultimate playoff spot within the Central Division.
Darren Helm scored for the Pink Wings, who sit final within the division and have one win of their previous six video games (1-3-2). Jonathan Bernier, in his first sport since sustaining an harm March 18, stopped 25 pictures.
Hurricanes 3, Panthers 0
Sebastian Aho, Vincent Trocheck and Martin Necas scored objectives and Alex Nedeljkovic posted a 24-save shutout as Carolina beat Florida in Raleigh, N.C.
Nedeljkovic has three shutouts in his 20-game NHL profession, all of them coming in his previous 12 appearances. Necas and Trocheck every completed with two factors.
Chris Driedger stopped 19 pictures for Florida. The Panthers have been shut out for the third time this season, every by a 3-0 rating — in opposition to the Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks and now Carolina.
Jets 4, Canadiens 2
Connor Hellebuyck made 36 saves and Winnipeg scored three objectives within the first interval en path to a victory over host Montreal.
Defenseman Josh Morrissey scored 18 seconds into the competition and Trevor Lewis and Nikolaj Ehlers additionally tallied within the first interval for the Jets. Andrew Copp sealed the win by scoring into an empty web with 38 seconds remaining within the third interval.
Phillip Danault and fourth-liner Paul Byron scored and Jesperi Kotkaniemi notched two assists for the Canadiens, who’ve misplaced three of their previous 4 video games.
Penguins 5, Rangers 2
Rookie Radim Zohorna was certainly one of 4 gamers who had a aim and an help in Pittsburgh’s win over New York.
Kris Letang, Evan Rodrigues and Jason Zucker additionally had a aim and an help and Mark Jankowski scored for Pittsburgh, which earned a cut up of the groups’ two straight video games. Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry, who acquired pulled after one interval Tuesday, made 22 saves.
Colin Blackwell and Kevin Rooney scored for the Rangers. Igor Shesterkin made 27 saves.
Bruins 4, Capitals 2
Brad Marchand and Craig Smith every completed with a aim and an help as Boston beat host Washington.
The Bruins additionally have been helped by one other sturdy efficiency from rookie goalie Jeremy Swayman. He made his NHL debut Tuesday and received earlier than registering 31 saves on this victory. Jeremy Lauzon and Anton Blidh additionally scored for Boston.
Alex Ovechkin scored as soon as for the Capitals and have become simply the eighth participant to register 16 or extra straight 20-goal seasons. The ability-play aim gave him 266 in his profession and moved him previous Brett Hull into second place all time. T.J. Oshie added a aim and an help, and Ilya Samsonov made 28 saves.
Lightning 6, Blue Jackets 4
Blake Coleman tallied a aim and two assists in a four-goal, first-period outburst as Tampa Bay prevailed at Columbus.
Having received simply twice of their earlier seven video games, the Lightning opened quick with markers from Coleman, Steven Stamkos and Barclay Goodrow inside the primary six minutes. Ryan McDonagh registered the primary of his two objectives within the ultimate second of the interval for a commanding 4-1 edge. Ross Colton scored, and Yanni Gourde logged a career-high 4 assists.
Jack Roslovic produced a aim and two helpers, and Michael Del Zotto, Zach Werenski and Max Domi scored for the Blue Jackets, who slipped to 1-4-0 of their previous 5 video games.
Oilers 3, Senators 1
Kailer Yamamoto, Devin Shore and Jesse Puljujarvi every scored objectives as Edmonton completed off an ideal 9-0-0 common season in opposition to host Ottawa.
Shore’s go-ahead rating got here from simply in entrance of the Senators’ aim with 7:02 remaining when he redirected Caleb Jones’s shot from close to the blue line by way of the legs of Senators goaltender Anton Forsberg. Goaltender Mike Smith had 39 saves for Edmonton.
Connor Brown scored a aim for the Senators to increase his NHL-best lively scoring streak to 6 video games. Forsberg had 20 saves.
Devils 6, Sabres 3
Pavel Zacha scored twice and Jesper Boqvist netted the tiebreaking aim within the third interval as visiting New Jersey snapped a four-game winless rut with a victory over Buffalo.
New Jersey’s Jack Hughes, Yegor Sharangovich and Janne Kuokkanen every had a aim and two assists. Aaron Dell made 24 saves to win for the primary time in three begins for the Devils, who ended an 0-2-2 slide.
Victor Olofsson, Tage Thompson and Jeff Skinner every scored for Buffalo, which noticed its 3-0-1 stretch conclude. Ullmark stopped 32 pictures as his three-game profitable streak additionally ended.
Islanders 3, Flyers 2 (SO)
Brock Nelson scored the one aim of the shootout within the fifth spherical and Ilya Sorokin made 5 saves within the shootout as New York edged Philadelphia in Uniondale, N.Y.
The Islanders moved two factors forward of Washington into first place within the East Division.
The Islanders held a 2-0 lead 7:13 into the sport when Nelson and Jordan Eberle scored 63 seconds aside. Nicolas Aube-Kubel tallied within the first interval and Jakub Voracek scored early within the second to tie up the sport for the Flyers.
Stars 5, Blackhawks 1
Roope Hintz had a aim and three assists for Dallas in a win at Chicago.
Blake Comeau scored two objectives, Jason Robertson and Miro Heiskanen additionally scored and Anton Khudobin made 38 saves for the Stars, who ended a two-game shedding streak.
Dominik Kubalik scored and Kevin Lankinen made 29 saves for Chicago, which dropped 4 factors again of the fourth-place Predators within the Central Division.
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