Tuch, Shipachyov shine in debuts as Vegas beats Bruins 3-1
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Tuch and Vadim Shipachyov made the most of their debuts with the Vegas Golden Knights, each scoring a goal in a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday.
It was just the seventh career game for Tuch, who played in six games with Minnesota last season, while Shipachyov was making his NHL debut. Both players were recalled from Chicago of the AHL to fill roster spots for the suddenly banged-up Golden Knights.
Also making his Vegas debut was goalie Malcolm Subban, who stopped 21 shots for the win against his former team.
Subban, claimed off waivers Oct. 3 from the Bruins, got the nod when No. 1 goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was placed on injured reserve earlier in the day.
Tuch, who had four goals and an assist in three AHL games, poked the puck away from Sean Kuraly, skated past Kevan Miller and beat Boston goalie Tuukka Rask with a shot in the upper left corner to give the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead with 5:21 left in the second period. It was Tuch’s first NHL goal.
SABRES 3, DUCKS 1
ANAHEIM, California (AP) — Chad Johnson made 25 saves and Benoit Pouliot scored the go-ahead goal in the second period as Buffalo beat Anaheim.
Justin Bailey and Johan Larsson also scored for Buffalo, which got its first win in six games this season.
Chris Wagner had a tying goal in the second period for Anaheim, and John Gibson stopped 28 shots for the Ducks.
KINGS 3, ISLANDERS 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anze Kopitar and defenseman Drew Doughty each had a goal and an assist to lead Los Angeles over New York.
Doughty had a short-handed goal, and Jake Muzzin also scored for Los Angeles (4-0-1). Backup goalie Darcy Kuemper stopped 23 shots in his first start for the Kings.
Josh Bailey and Casey Cizikas had the goals for the Islanders.