Keller lifts Coyotes over Capitals 3-2
By The Associated Press
Dec. 23, 2017
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Keller scored 4:33 into overtime, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Friday night.
Arizona had lost seven in a row and 10 of 11. Christian Fischer tied the game with his ninth goal of the season with 1:01 to go in regulation, and Christian Dvorak also scored for the Coyotes.
First-place Washington had won four in a row. T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored for the Capitals, and Philipp Grubauer made 24 saves.
Max Domi set up Keller's game-winner, skating in from the left side and deking a defender with a swooping move toward the middle. Grubauer stopped Domi's shot, but Keller jumped on the rebound for his team-leading 13th goal.
PANTHERS 4, WILD 2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau scored two goals and James Reimer made 29 saves, leading Florida to the victory.
Vincent Trocheck and Connor Brickley also scored for Florida, and Aleksander Barkov had two assists. It was the Panthers' first win over the Wild since a 2-1 victory on Jan. 3, 2016.
Minnesota dropped to 1-2 on its four-game trip. Ryan Suter and Daniel Winnik scored for the Wild, and Alex Stalock stopped 30 shots.
SABRES 4, FLYERS 2
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Evander Kane had a goal and an assist, and the Sabres earned their fourth win in the last 20 games.
Jack Eichel added two empty-netters, helping Buffalo hold on after Philadelphia scored twice in the final 2:10. Ryan O'Reilly also scored for the Sabres, who had dropped three in a row and five of six.
Robin Lehner stopped 33 shots. He was working on his second shutout of the season before Michael Raffl scored a power-play goal to cut Buffalo's lead to 2-1.
Shayne Gostisbehere scored for Philadelphia on a one-timer with 32 seconds left, but Eichel sealed the win by scoring with 1 second remaining.
CANADIENS 3, FLAMES 2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Byron Froese scored for the first time in 22 months and had an assist, helping Montreal to the road win.
Nicolas Deslauriers and Brendan Gallagher also scored and Carey Price made 21 saves in his 12th straight start since returning from a lower-body injury. The Canadiens are 8-3-1 since Price returned.
Froese opened the scoring midway through the first period when he deflected Jordie Benn's point shot past Mike Smith for his first goal since Feb. 20, 2016, when he was with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Froese then assisted on Deslauriers' goal in the second.
Gallagher gave the Canadiens a 3-0 lead in the third, before the Flames made it close on goals by Micheal Ferland and Matthew Tkachuk.