Coyotes score 2 power-play goals in 4-1 win over Capitals
WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Panik and Alex Galchenyuk each had a goal and an assist, and the Arizona Coyotes became the latest team to take advantage of Washington’s penalty-killing struggles in a 4-1 win over the Capitals on Sunday.
Galchenyuk and Vinnie Hinostroza each scored on the man advantage for Arizona, which snapped a three-game skid in the third game of a four-game trip. Washington has allowed six power-play goals in its last four games.
Darcy Kuemper made 38 saves for the Coyotes, whose top-ranked penalty kill improved to 20 of its last 21 after two kills against a Capitals power play that entered Sunday ranked second in the NHL.
Derek Stepan added an empty-net goal with 1:32 remaining.
Nicklas Backstrom scored an even-strength goal in the second period for Washington, which ended a five-game homestand 2-2-1. Braden Holtby stopped 18 shots for the Capitals.
PANTHERS 5, SENATORS 1
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov scored twice during Florida’s five-goal second period and the Panthers won their fourth straight.
Frank Vatrano, Troy Brouwer and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored, and James Reimer made 33 saves. Reimer started in place of Roberto Luongo, who was given the night off after playing in Saturday’s 4-2 win over the New York Islanders.
Mike Hoffman had two assists and has points in 12 straight games, one short of Pavel Bure’s franchise record of 13.
Ryan Dzingel scored for the Senators, and Mike McKenna stopped 35 shots in his first start of the season.
WILD 3, BLUES 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mikael Granlund scored his 10th goal of the season in the third period to lift Minnesota to its fifth win in six games.
Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves, and the Wild won for the 10th time in their last 12. They completed a franchise-record seven-game road trip at 5-2.
Zach Parise and Joel Eriksson Ek also scored for Minnesota.
Oskar Sundqvist and Alex Pietrangelo scored for St. Louis, which also lost at home to Minnesota 5-1 on Nov. 3.
BRUINS 4, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 1
BOSTON (AP) — Jaroslav Halak stopped 37 shots to help Boston win for the fourth time in six games.
David Pastrnak scored again, and Danton Heinen, Jeremy Lauzon and Brad Marchand also had goals for the Bruins. Halak has won all three starts against the Golden Knights while allowing a total of five goals.
Cody Eakin scored for Vegas and Malcolm Subban finished with 33 saves. The Golden Knights lost for the third time in four games on their road trip.
One day after his second hat trick of the season, Pastrnak scored on the power play for his league-leading 16th goal to cap the scoring with 3:52 left.
JETS 5, DEVILS 2
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Mark Scheifele had two goals and an assist to lead Winnipeg.
Nikolaj Ehlers added a goal and an assist, and Jack Roslovic and Mathieu Perreault also scored for the Jets. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 34 shots.
Blake Wheeler had two assists, extending his point streak to 10 games (two goals, 17 assists).
Brett Seney, with his first NHL goal, and Blake Coleman scored for New Jersey, and Damon Severson had two assists. Cory Schneider finished with 23 saves. The Devils finished a season-high seven-game trip 1-6-0, and were outscored 18-6 in the last three games.
Ehlers scored on a rebound at 7:54 of the second to push Winnipeg’s lead to 4-2, and Perrault capped the scoring with 7:13 left in the middle period.
SHARKS 3, FLAMES 1
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski had a goal and two assists, Martin Jones stopped 29 shots, and San Jose snapped a two-game skid.
Evander Kane and Joonas Donskoi each had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, who had lost four of their previous six.
Sean Monahan scored and Mike Smith had 26 saves for the Flames, who had won five of their previous six.
Jones stopped a penalty shot from Sam Bennett with 7:38 left in the third period with Calgary trailing 2-1.
AVALANCHE 4, OILERS 1
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots to help Colorado snap a five-game losing streak.
Mikko Rantanen, Carl Soderberg and Tyson Barrie each had a goal and an assist, and Alexander Kerfoot also scored for the Avalanche, who led 4-0 midway through the second period.
Ty Rattie scored in Edmonton’s fourth straight loss. Cam Talbot stopped 12 of 15 shots before he was replaced 5:06 into the second. Mikko Koskinen came on and finished with 12 saves.