Saturday’s Hockey

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Calgary Flames v Philadelphia Flyers

3-2 (OT) 

T.J Brodie scored 1:59 into overtime to hand the Flyers their sixth straight loss. He finished a 2-on-1 rush with Matthew Tkachuk, who had scored earlier in the game to tie things. Tkachuk has 49pts (19g, 30a) in 43 games, tying his NHL best from last year, which he accomplished in 68 games.

Johnny Gaudreau netted his 24th of the season, whilst Noah Hanifin had two assists and David Rittich made 32 saves.

Travis Sanheim and Travis Konecny scored for Philly and Carter Hart made 29 saves.

It was Calgary’s 700th road victory.

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Up Next:

Flames v Blackhawks – Monday, January 7th (8:30pm)

Blues v Flyers – Monday, January 7th (7pm)

 

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Minnesota Wild v Ottawa Senators 

4-3 

Despite a late comeback effort, Minnesota Wild handed the Ottawa Senators their seventh straight loss.

Jared Spurgeon scored twice for the Wild in their 4-3 win in Canada. Zach Parise added a goal and assisted two others, Jordan Greenway also got on the scoresheet.

Charlie Coyle and Luke Kunin each had two assists and Devan Dubnyk saved 24 shots.

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Up Next:

Wild v Canadiens – Monday, January 7th (7pm)

Canes v Senators – Sunday, January 6th (1pm)

 

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Buffalo Sabres v Boston Bruins

1-2 

The Bruins defeated the Sabres to extend their winning streak to four as Tuukka Rask made 31 saves between the pipes.

David Backes scored the winner upon his return from suspension, with Chris Wagner supplying the other Bruins goal.

Rasmus Ristolainen scored the consolation for the visitors, whilst Linus Ullmark made 39 saves for Buffalo, who have lost four of their past five games (1-3-1)

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Up Next:

Devils v Sabres – Tuesday, January 8th (7pm)

Wild v Bruins – Tuesday, January 8th (7pm)

 

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Vancouver Canucks v Toronto Maple Leafs

0-5 

Michael Hutchinson made 28 saves in his second start with the leafs on the way to securing a shutout.

Auston Matthews scored once and assisted twice, whilst Trevor Moore scored his first NHL goal for the Leafs, who have won six of their last eight games.

The Canucks were without injured star player Elias Pettersson and you could tell.

Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves for the Canucks, who went 3-3-0 on a six-game road trip.

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Up Next:

Coyotes v Canucks – Thursday, January 10th (10pm)

Predators v Leafs – Monday, January 7th (7pm)

 

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Nashville Predators v Montreal Canadiens

4-1 

Craig Smith scored twice as the Preds beat the Canadiens 4-1 at Bell Centre on Saturday.

Mattias Ekholm had a goal and an assist, Viktor Arvidsson scored an empty netter with 00:45 left on the clock. Juuse Saros made 27 saves for Nashville, which has won three of four following a six-game losing streak.

P.K. Subban recorded his 300th NHL assist with his second of the game, on Smith‘s second.

Shea Webber scored the only goal for the home side.

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Up Next:

Predators v Leafs – Monday, January 7th (7pm)

Wild v Canadiens – Monday, January 7th (7:30pm)

 

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Columbus Blue Jackets v Florida Panthers

4-3 (OT) 

Seth Jones scored 18 seconds into overtime to secure the victory for the Blue Jackets on the back of a 4-2 defeat in Carolina Friday night.

Florida’s Aaron Ekblad sent the game to overtime when he scored on the backhand with 2:13 left in the third period.

Anthony Duclair, Josh Anderson and Brandon Dubinsky scored in regulation for the Blue Jackets, who completed a second consecutive three-game series sweep of the Panthers.

Sergei Bobrovsky made 27 saves in net, just one night after being replaced in the second period at PNC on Friday after allowing three goals on 16 shots.

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Up Next:

Blue Jackets v Lightning – Tuesday, January 8th (7:30pm)

Panthers v Penguins – Tuesday, January 8th (7pm)

 

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New York Islanders v St Louis Blues 

4-3 

The New York Islanders scored three in the third period to win their sixth straight, despite being outshot 32-14.

Jordan Eberle and Johnny Boychuk scored 11 seconds apart. Eberle found the net 8:27 into the third to tie the game, before Boychuk put the Isles ahead at 8:38.

Anders Lee had a goal and an assist, Matt Martin scored his fifth of the season and Robin Lehner made 29 saves to win his seventh straight for New York. Casey Cizikas registered two assists.

Their 14 shots on goal was a season low for the Islanders. Meanwhile Mathew Barzal‘s six-game point streak ended and Devon Toews got his first NHL assist.

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Up Next:

Canes v Islanders – Tuesday, January 8th (7pm)

Blues v Flyers – Monday, January 7th (7pm)

 

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Edmonton Oilers v Los Angeles Kings

0-4 

Jonathan Quick became the fifth U.S. -born goaltender with 300 wins, making 16 saves in his 51st NHL shutout for the Kings. He reached the milestone in 575 NHL games, the second-fewest among U.S. -born goalies. Only Ryan Miller achieved it quicker, in his 566th game.

It was also a milestone night for Anze Kopitar who scored his 300th NHL goal, becoming the first Slovenia-born player to reach the mark and the fifth Kings player. He achieved it in his 964th NHL game.

Connor McDavid‘s multipoint game streak ended at five for Edmonton. Mikko Koskinen allowed three goals on eight shots in the first period before being replaced by Cam Talbot, who made 14 saves.

Edmonton have now lost seven of their past eight and allowed four or more goals in each of those defeats.

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Up Next:

Oilers v Ducks – Sunday, January 6th (8pm)

Kings v Sharks – Monday, January 7th (22:30pm)

 

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Tampa Bay Lightning v San Jose Sharks

2-5 

Tampa’s point streak ends at 16 in defeat to the Sharks. San Jose denied the league leaders an eight consecutive win, meaning the Bolts lost in regulation for the first time since a 3-1 defeat to Anaheim on November 27th. They fell two games short of tying their record 18-game point streak set in 2004, the season they won the Stanley Cup.

Evander Kane had two goals, whilst Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski and Lukas Radil scored for the hosts. Brent Burns had three assists, Erik Karlsson and Timo Meier each had two and Martin Jones made 17 saves.

Victor Hedman and Mikhail Sergachev scored for Tampa, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves and Nikita Kucherov‘s point streak ended at 12 games. Brayden Point‘s eight-game point streak also ended.

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Up Next:

Blue Jackets v Lightning – Tuesday, January 8th (7:30pm)

Kings v Sharks – Monday, January 7th (10:30pm)

 

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