Sharks top Ducks 2-1 for season-high 4th straight win
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joonas Donskoi scored the deciding goal in the sixth round of the shootout and the San Jose Sharks rallied for their season-high fourth straight win, beating the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Saturday night.
Joel Ward tied the game midway through the third, setting the stage for the shootout that kept the Sharks perfect through three games of this homestand. Martin Jones made 25 saves to win for the seventh time in eight starts.
Corey Perry scored to highlight his 900th career game but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Ducks from losing their third straight game.
Ryan Miller made 44 saves, but couldn’t stop Donskoi’s nifty stickhandling move in the shootout.
Jones then sealed the game when he stopped Brandon Montour.
PREDATORS 4, KINGS 3, OT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson scored on a breakaway at 4:40 of overtime, lifting Nashville to the road win.
Miikka Salomaki, P.K. Subban and Craig Smith also scored for Nashville, and Juuse Saros made 36 stops for his first victory in four starts.
Los Angeles forced overtime with three goals in the third period. Alex Iafallo, Christian Folin and Alec Martinez scored, and Darcy Kuemper finished with 27 saves.
CANUCKS 4, PENGUINS 2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Rookie Brock Boeser had three goals and an assist, powering Vancouver to the win.
It was Boeser’s first career hat trick. Bo Horvat had a goal and three assists for Vancouver, and Sven Baertschi also had three assists.
Jacob Markstrom made 37 saves as the Canucks snapped a two-game slide where they scored just one combined goal in consecutive home losses.
Jake Guentzel and Greg McKegg scored for Pittsburgh, and Matt Murray made 17 stops.
BLACKHAWKS 2, WILD 0
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Artem Anisimov scored a power-play goal with 5:42 left in the third period, leading Chicago to the victory.
Corey Crawford made 24 saves for his second straight shutout as the Blackhawks won their second straight after three straight losses.
Devan Dubnyk stopped 33 shots for Minnesota, which finished a season-long six-game homestand 3-3-0.
With Minnesota’s Luke Kunin serving a double-minor for high-sticking, Duncan Keith’s shot from just inside the blue line was deflected in front by Anisimov just past the halfway point of the man advantage.
Alex DeBrincat added an empty-net goal for the second straight game.
BLUES 6, MAPLE LEAFS 4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo scored twice for St. Louis, and Brayden Schenn had four assists.
Vladimir Tarasenko, Joel Edmundson, Magnus Paajarvi and Vladimir Sobotka also scored for the Blues, who improved to 6-1 at home. Jake Allen had 26 saves.
Edmundson and Pietrangelo gave St. Louis a league-best 17 goals from defensemen this season. Pietrangelo’s 15 points leads all NHL defensemen.
Tyler Bozak scored twice, Andreas Borgman had a goal and an assist and Connor Brown also scored for the Maple Leafs, who lost for the fifth time in six games. Frederik Andersen made 27 saves.
LIGHTNING 5, BLUE JACKETS 4, SO
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had a power-play goal in regulation and the lone goal during the shootout, helping Tampa Bay to the win.
Stamkos is 9 for 38 in the shootout over his career.
Brayden Point, Nikita Kucherov and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 30 saves.
Columbus got goals from Seth Jones, Zach Werenski, Markus Hannikainen and Brandon Dubinsky, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 32 shots.
CAPITALS 3, BRUINS 2
BOSTON (AP) — Tom Wilson posted his first two goals of the season, Alex Ovechkin also scored and Washington continued its recent success against Boston.
The Capitals have won the last 10 meetings against the Bruins, including two in overtime. Braden Holtby made 31 saves while improving to 12-2 against Boston for his career.
David Pastrnak scored both goals for the Bruins, who had collected at least a point in their last six games, going 3-0-3. Tuukka Rask stopped 24 shots, falling to 1-10-5 in his career against Washington.
RANGERS 5, PANTHERS 4
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Shattenkirk scored twice for New York, including the winner in overtime.
Rick Nash, Michael Grabner and Nick Holden also scored for the Rangers, who won their third straight. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots.
Colton Sceviour scored two goals for the Panthers. Vincent Trocheck and Keith Yandle also scored, and Roberto Luongo made 39 saves in his first game since he injured a hand against Pittsburgh on Oct. 20.
Florida dropped its fourth consecutive game.
Shattenkirk fired a shot from the right side that beat Luongo 1:08 into overtime.
STARS 5, SABRES 1
DALLAS (AP) — Tyler Seguin scored his fifth power-play goal of the season in Dallas’ four-goal first period.
Seguin’s goal on a slap shot from the left faceoff circle made it 4-0 just 12:51 into the game.
Remi Elie, Radek Faksa and Stephen Johns also scored in the first, and Antoine Roussel added a second-period goal. Johns’ goal chased goaltender Robin Lehner at 10:27.
Kari Lehtonen had 27 saves to win his second straight start. Ryan O’Reilly broke up Lehtonen’s shutout bid by winning a faceoff and sending a shot between the goalie’s legs late in the second.
COYOTES 2, HURRICANES 1, SO
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rookie Clayton Keller scored in regulation and the shootout, leading lowly Arizona to its first home win.
Antti Raanta had 36 saves in Arizona’s second win of the season. Derek Stepan also scored in the shootout, and Raanta stopped Derek Ryan’s attempt to end the game.
The Hurricanes tied it at 1 with 2:25 to play in the third period when Jordan Staal scored off a pass from Sebastian Aho.
Scott Darling had 23 saves for Carolina, which dropped to 1-4-2 in its last seven games.
AVALANCHE 5, FLYERS 4
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mikko Rantanen scored the winner in the shootout, and the Avalanche kicked off a lengthy road trip with their third straight victory.
In the third round, Rantanen made a nifty move and fired a shot past the sprawled-out Michal Neuvirth.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 33 shots for Colorado, three on point-blank shots in overtime.
The Flyers scored twice and the Avalanche once in a frantic 2:04 stretch early in the third period that ended with Philadelphia tying it at 4 on Dale Weise’s goal at 6:37.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 5, SENATORS 4
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Maxime Lagace made 24 saves for his first NHL victory, and the Golden Knights got three power-play goals.
Expansion Vegas snapped a three-game slide and improved to 9-4-0. Erik Haula had two goals and an assist, and Alex Tuch, William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault also scored.
The 24-year-old Lagace lost his first three games with the Golden Knights. He was 2-2-0 in four games this season for the Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League.
Mark Stone, Alex Burrows, Ryan Dzingel and Erik Karlsson scored for Ottawa, and Craig Anderson stopped 29 shots.
CANADIENS 5, JETS 4, OT
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Max Pacioretty scored a power-play goal at 3:07 of overtime, lifting Montreal to the win.
Jets defenseman Tyler Myers cross-checked Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk at 1:54 to give the Habs the man advantage.
Some mishandling of the puck by the Jets behind the net led to Pacioretty’s fifth of the season from in close on goalie Connor Hellebuyck. Pacioretty also had two assists.
The Canadiens peppered Hellebuyck with 50 shots. He made 45 saves as Winnipeg’s winning streak ended at three games.
Al Montoya started in goal for the injured Carey Price and stopped 19 shots.
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