Sunday’s Hockey

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Carolina Hurricanes v Ottawa Senators 

5-4

Justin Williams broke the tie, after the Canes had been leading 4-2, to send Ottawa to their eighth straight defeat. The Hurricanes have now won four in a row, the first time since October.

Brock McGinn ended his goal drought by scoring a shorthander within the first five minutes of the game. Both him and Justin Faulk scored one and assisted another. Dougie Hamilton‘s second period goal saw him score a goal in three consecutive games for the first time in his NHL career.

Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen each registered two assists, whilst Petr Mrazek made 27 saves.

Matt Duchene, Ryan Dzingel, Rudolfs Balcers and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored for the Sens. Two of their goals came within 8 seconds of each other. Marcus Hogberg allowed three goals on 16 shots before being pulled in the second and replaced by Anders Nilsson, who made 11 saves.

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Up Next:

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

Senators v Ducks – Wednesday, January 9th (10pm)

 

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New Jersey Devils v Vegas Golden Knights

2-4 

The Knights topped off the Devils for their sixth win a row.

Malcolm Subban made 36 saves for Vegas, who extended their winning streak to a season-high six games. Ryan Reaves, Brayden McNabb and Max Pacioretty all scored for Vegas.

Ben Lovejoy had a goal and an assist for the visitors, Nico Hischier also scored and Keith Kinkaid made 25 saves for the Devils, who have lost two of their last three games.

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Up Next:

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

Rangers v Knights – Tuesday, January 8th (10pm)

 

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New York Rangers v Arizona Coyotes

0-5 

Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves for the shutout and Conor Garland had his first two goal game in the NHL to help the Coyotes end their three-game losing streak. It was head coach Rick Tocchet‘s 100th career win.

Alex Galchenyuk had a goal and two assists, meanwhile Clayton Keller scored his first goal in 17 games and Mario Kempe also scored.

Henrik Lundqvist allowed five goals on 32 shots before being pulled in the second period for New York, who have been outscored 18-3 by opponents on their three-game losing streak.

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Up Next:

Rangers v Knights – Tuesday, January 8th (10pm)

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

 

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Dallas Stars v Winnipeg Jets

1-5 

The Winnipeg Jets scored five unanswered goals in their thrashing of the Dallas Stars at Bell MTS Place.

Connor Hellebuyck made 26 saves for the Jets, whilst Josh Morrisey and Bryan Little both registered a goal and an assist. Adam Lowry, Tyler Myers and Kyle Connor also scored for Winnipeg, who had lost three of their last four games, whilst scoring one goal or fewer in four of their past five.

Dallas’ only goal of the game came courtesy of Alexander Radulov, on that goal Tyler Seguin registered his 300th NHL assist.

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Up Next:

Stars v Blues – Tuesday, January 8th (8pm)

Avalanche v Jets – Tuesday, January 8th (8pm)

 

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Washington Capitals v Detroit Red Wings

3-2 

The Washington Capitals rallied in the third to top the Detroit Red Wings and end their losing streak.

Michal Kempny scored with 3:52 left in the third to help secure the win. Tom Wilson and Travis Boyd also found the net. Braden Holtby made 23 saves for the reigning champions, who ended a three-game losing streak.

Anthony Mantha and Filip Hronek both scored for the hosts, who have lost seven of their past eight games. Jimmy Howard made 31 saves in net.

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Up Next:

Flyers v Capitals – Tuesday, January 8th (7:30pm)

Canadiens v Red Wings – Tuesday, January 8th (7:30pm)

 

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Edmonton Oilers v Anaheim Ducks

4-0 

The Ducks have matched their longest skid in team history, losing their eighth straight game. Edmonton’s Cam Talbot made 39 saves to keep a shutout for the visitors, his 20th career shutout and the first since a 3-0 win against the Flames on Oct 4th, 2017.

Connor McDavid, Jesse Puljujarvi, Kyle Brodziak and Leon Draisaitl scored for the Edmonton Oilers. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Caleb Jones each had two assists for the 20-19-3 Oilers.

It just wasn’t the Ducks’ day, on top of the 39 shots saved, 24 more were blocked by an Oilers team who seem to have found their strength once again.

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Up Next:

Oilers v Sharks – Tuesday, January 8th (10:30pm)

Senators v Ducks – Wednesday, January 9th (10pm)

 

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Chicago Blackhawks v Pittsburgh Penguins

5-3 

The Penguins’ winning streak ended at eight in their 5-3 loss to the Blackhawks.

Patrick Kane had three assists, whilst Cam Ward made 31 saves for Chicago, who won for the first time in three games and were 1-for-3 on the power play.

Patric Hornqvist, Jake Guentzel and Derek Brassard scored for the Pens, who outscored their opponents 32-9 during their winning streak. Casey DeSmith made 26 saves.

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Up Next:

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

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

 

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