Tuesday Night Hockey

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Carolina Hurricanes v New York Islanders


The Carolina Hurricanes scored twice late in the third period to end the Islanders winning streak at six, in front of a home crowd at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday.

Saku Maenalanen opened the scoring for the visitors with his first NHL goal.

Jaccob Slavin scored for the second consecutive game, Greg McKegg scored his second NHL goal and registered an assist. Curtis McElhinney made 28 saves for Carolina, which defeated the Isles for the first time this season, after three previous attempts.

Brock Nelson had two goals and an assist, with Devon Toews also scoring for the hosts.

The Canes haven’t won five in a row since 2016.

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Up Next:

Canes v Lightning – Thursday, January 10th (7:30pm)

Islanders v Rangers – Thursday, January 10th (7pm)


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Minnesota Wild v Boston Bruins


Tuukka Rask made 24 saves to earn his 250th NHL win, first shutout of the season and 42nd in the NHL, as the Boston Bruins defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-0 at TD Garden.

Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron each scored one and assisted two for Boston, who have won a season-high give games in a row.

Alex Stalock made 23 saves in his first start since Dec. 6th for the Wild, who had won their previous three.

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Up Next:

Jets v Wild – Thursday, January 10th (8pm)

Capitals v Bruins – Thursday, January 10th (7pm)


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New Jersey Devils v Buffalo Sabres 


C.J. Smith and Lawrence Pilut both scored their first NHL goal, as part of a five-goal second period for the hosts. Jeff Skinner, Casey Mittelstadt and Jake McCabe all scored as well.

It’s the first time since April 2014 that Buffalo have defeated New Jersey on home ice. Carter Hutton made 20 saves in net.

Blake Coleman scored the lone goal for the Devils, who opened the scoring in Buffalo.

Keith Kinkaid made 28 saves, but his Devils team lost their second straight game.

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Up Next:

Leafs v Devils – Thursday, January 10th (7pm)

Sabres v Canes – Friday, January 11th (7:30pm)


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Florida Panthers v Pittsburgh Penguins


Matt Murray made 36 saves in his eighth straight win for Pittsburgh, becoming just the fourth goalie in franchise history to have a personal winning streak of at least eight. He’s also the first to win eight straight since Marc-Andre Fleury won nine in 2012. The Pens goaltender has allowed two or fewer goals in seven of eight starts since returning from a lower-body injury.

Bryan Rust scored twice, once shorthanded, for the Pens who are 9-1-0 in their last 10 games. Sid Crosby recorded a goal and an assist, whilst Tanner Pearson and Riley Sheahan also scored.

Roberto Luongo allowed four goals on 16 shots before being pulled by the Panthers in the second period. James Reimer made 14 saves in relief.

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Up Next:

Panthers v Oilers – Thursday, January 10th (9pm)

Penguins v Ducks – Friday, January 11th (10pm)


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Philadelphia Flyers v Washington Capitals


The Flyers tied the NHL record by using their seventh different goaltender in one season. Mike McKenna, who was claimed off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks on January 4th, made 21 saves in Philly’s eighth straight loss.

T.J. Oshie scored twice, as did JakubVrana, who also registered an assist. John Carlson recorded two assists in the game. Meanwhile Pheonix Copley made 37 saves for the Caps, who have won two in a row after a three-game losing streak.

Jakub Voracek had a goal and two assists, whilst Sean Couturier had a double assist for the Flyers, who are on their longest losing streak since they lost 10 in a row in 2007.

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Up Next:

Stars v Flyers – Thursday, January 10th (7pm)

Capitals v Bruins – Thursday, January 10th (7pm)


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Montreal Canadiens v Detroit Red Wings 


Antti Niemi made 30 saves for the Montreal Canadiens as they beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday night.

Brendan Gallagher, Joel Armia and Jeff Petry scored for the visitors. Tomas Tatar had two assists for the Canadiens, who are 6-3-0 in their past nine games.

Andreas Athanasiou scored twice for the hosts and Jimmy Howard made 22 saves for Detroit, who lost for the eighth time in nine games.

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Up Next:

Canadiens v Blues – Thursday, January 10th (8pm)

Red Wings v Jets – Friday, January 11th (8pm)


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Columbus Blue Jackets v Tampa Bay Lightning 


Andrei Vasilevskiy made 21 saves for his second shutout of the season to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-0 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Vasilevskiy was named to the 2019 Honda All-Star game earlier in the day as a replacement for Canadiens goalie Carey Price. It will be the Russian’s second All-Star appearance.

Brayden Point scored twice and assisted another, whilst Nikita Kucherov assisted his 50th and scored his 21st of the season.

Sergei Bobrovsky allowed four goals on 19 shots for the Blue Jackets before being pulled in the third period. Joonas Korpisalo saved all three shots he faced in relief.

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Up Next:

Predators v Blue Jackets – Thursday, January 10th (7pm)

Canes v Lightning – Thursday, January 10th (7:30pm)


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Dallas Stars v St Louis Blues


Tyler Seguin finished the game with three points after scoring two goals and assisting another for Dallas, who are 7-3-1 in their past 11 games.

John Klingberg had a goal and an assist, Alexander Radulov assisted two and Ben Bishop made 26 saves in net for the Stars.

David Perron extended his point streak to an NHL career-high eight games (4g,7a) with his consolation goal for St Louis.

Jake Allen made 15 saves for the Blues, who lost for the fourth time in six games.

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Up Next:

Stars v Flyers – Thursday, January 10th (7pm)

Canadiens v Blues – Thursday, January 10th (8pm)


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Colorado Avalanche v Winnipeg Jets


The Winnipeg Jets fired home seven goals in a 4-7 Manitoba beating of Colorado.

Blake Wheeler had a goal and three assist for the Jets. Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba each scored once and assisted twice, with Mathieu Perreault, Kyle Connor, Bryan Little and Andrew Copp also scoring for the hosts.

Connor Hellebuyck made 37 saves for the Jets, who have scored at least four goals in three of their last four games.

Gabriel Landeskog scored twice, Carl Soderberg had a goal and an assist and Nathan Mackinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Tyson Barrie each recored two assists for the Avs, who have lost seven of their last eight. Philipp Grubauer made 14 saves between the pipes.

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Up Next:

Avalanche v Flames – Wednesday, January 9th (9:30pm)

Jets v Wild – Thursday, January 10th (8pm)


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New York Rangers v Vegas Golden Knights


Jonathan Marchessault ended his eight-game goal drought for Vegas. Cody Eakin, Brandon Pirri and Ryan Carpenter also scored for the Knights, who are one win from tying their record of eight straight victories.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves for his NHL-leading 25th win.

Mika Zibanejad and Jesper Fast scored for the visitors, who have been outscored 22-5 in a four-game losing streak. Alexander Georgiev also made 27 saves.

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Up Next:

Islanders v Rangers – Thursday, January 10th (7pm)

Sharks v Knights – Thursday, January 10th (10pm)


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Edmonton Oilers v San Jose Sharks 


Erik Karlsson became the fifth defenseman in NHL history with at least one assist in 14 straight games. He recorded three assists on Tuesday night taking his season tally to 38. The Swede now has 25pts (1g, 24a) in his past 14 games for the 25-13-7 Sharks.

San Jose extended their point streak to four. Evander Kane and Joonas Donskoi each scored twice, Brent Burns had a goal and an assist, Marcus Sorensen and Joe Thornton also scored, whilst Aaron Dell made 20 saves for the Sharks.

Alex Chiasson and Milan Lucic scored for the Oilers, Connor McDavid registered his 39th assist of the season and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins recorded his 25th. Cam Talbot gave up four goals on 17 shots and was replaced by Mikko Koskinen in the second period, who made gave up three and made 16 saves.

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Up Next:

Panthers v Oilers – Thursday, January 10th (9pm)

Sharks v Knights – Thursday, January 10th (10pm)



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