Saturday’s Hockey

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Philadelphia Flyers v New Jersey Devils 

2-3 

Mackenzie Blackwood made 32 saves upon his return from a lower-body injury to help lift the Devils to a 3-2 win over Philly, ending their three-game losing streak.

Nico Hischier had a goal and an assist, with Damon Severson and Miles Wood also scoring for the New Jersey, who are 2-4-0 in their past six games.

Sean Couturier and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist, whilst Carter Hart made 23 saves for the Flyers, who have lost nine of their past 10 games. Couturier‘s two points gave him 301pts (117g, 184a) in 541 NHL games, all with Philadelphia.

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Up Next:

Wild v Flyers – Monday, January 14th (7pm)

Blackhawks v Devils – Monday, January 14th (7pm)

 

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New York Rangers v New York Islanders

2-1 

Mats Zuccarello scored the tiebreaker with 5:05 remaining as the Rangers won at Barclays Center for the first time, defeating the Islanders 2-1.

Filip Chytil also found the back of the net and Alexander Georgiev made 24 saves for the Rangers, who ended a five-game losing streak.

Anthony Beauvillier scored for the Islanders, who were held to just seven shots on six unsuccessful power plays. Robin Lehner made 24 saves but lost for the first time in nine games.

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Up Next:

Rangers v Blue Jackets – Sunday, January 13th (6pm)

Lightning v Islanders – Sunday, January 13th (7pm)

 

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Tampa Bay Lightning v Buffalo Sabres

5-3 

Steven Stamkos scored the tiebreaker late in the third period to help the Lightning defeat the Sabres 5-3 at keyBank Center on Saturday night.

Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat and Ryan Callahan scored, Nikita Kucherov got his 20th goal and registered his 52nd and 53rd assists of the season, he leads the NHL with 75pts. Louis Domingue made 30 saves for Tampa Bay, who have won 10 of their last 11 games.

Sam Reinhart, Tage Thompson and Marco Scandella scored for Buffalo and Linus Ullmark made 25 saves for the 23-16-6 sabres.

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Up Next:

Lightning v Islanders – Sunday, January 13th (7pm)

Sabres v Oilers – Monday, January 14th (9pm)

 

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Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs

3-2 

The Bruins ended their season series against the Leafs with a 3-2 win at Scotiabank Arena.

Sean Kuraly finished the game with a goal and two assists, David Krejci and David Pastrnak also scored and Tuukka Rask made 30 saves for the Bruins, who have won six of their last seven.

Andreas Johnson and Mitch Marner scored, Auston Matthews recorded his 20th assist of the season and Michael Hutchinson made 26 saves for the Maple Leafs, who are 2-4-0 after a five-game win streak.

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Up Next:

Canadiens v Bruins – Monday, January 14th (7:30pm)

Avalanche v Leafs – Monday, January 14th (7pm)

 

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Colorado Avalanche v Montreal Canadiens

0-3

The Colorado Avalanche were shut out by the Montreal Canadiens for their ninth loss in 10 games. Carey Price made 28 saves for his third shutout of the season and the second in his past five starts.

Brett Kulak and Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored 2:28 apart in the third period. Jordie Benn topped off the night with an empty netter for the Habs, who have won two of their last three.

The hosts went 0-for-3 on the power play and haven’t scored a goal with the man advantage in their past nine home games (0-for-27), though they did score on the shorthand Saturday night.

Seymon Varlamov made 28 saves for Colorado, who are 1-7-2 in their past 10 games.

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Up Next:

Canadiens v Bruins – Monday, January 14th (7:30pm)

Avalanche v Leafs – Monday, January 14th (7pm)

 

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Columbus Blue Jackets v Washington Capitals

2-1 (OT) 

Artemi Panarin scored the winner on the power play with 1:30 left in overtime to defeat the reigning Stanley Cup champions. It was the forward’s second game winner in three days, fourth of the season.

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the equalizer 1:06 from time to send the game into extra time.

Nicklas Backstrom was sent to the box for slashing with less than two minutes remaining in overtime. Panarin received the puck from Seth Jones, who registered his 20th assist of the season, to secure the victory over their Metro division rivals.

The Blue Jackets celebrated by mocking the Caps’ flying eagle celebration, used against Columbus when Washington knocked them out of the playoffs last season.

Joonas Korpisalo made 32 saves, with counterpart Pheonix Copley making 10 saves in relief of Braden Holtby (allowed one goal on 11 shots) who left at 8:43 of the second period after appearing to get poked in the eye by Cam Atkinson‘s stick. Holtby went to the bench, where the team trainer gave him some eye drops before he left the ice.

The Caps had won three straight.

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Up Next:

Rangers v Blue Jackets – Sunday, January 13th (6pm)

Blues v Capitals – Monday, January 14th (7pm)

 

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Detroit Red Wings v Minnesota Wild

5-2 

Tyler Bertuzzi scored a hat trick in his 100th game as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday night.

The forward opened the scoring just 24 seconds into the first period, he completed the hat trick with two goals in the first nine minutes of the third period, securing the vital win for the Red Wings, who have lost four of their last six games.

Thomas Vanek added the other goals for Detroit, who scored four unanswered goals. Dylan Larkin assisted two to take his season tally to 25, as did Gustav Nyquist who took his assist total to 29. Jimmy Howard made 17 saves.

Luke Kunin and Nino Niederreiter scored and Devan Dubnyk made 32 saves on 37 shots for the Wild, who have won four of their last six games, seeing defeat against the Bruins on Tuesday and now the Red Wings.

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Up Next:

Ducks v Red Wings – Tuesday, January 15th (7:30pm)

Wild v Flyers – Monday, January 14th (7pm)

 

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Vegas Golden Knights v Chicago Blackhawks

4-3 (OT) 

Alex Tuch set a vegas Golden Knights record, extending his point streak to nine games in their 4-3 win against the Blackhawks on Saturday.

Shea Theodore won the game 1:19 into overtime, scoring between the pads of Collin Delia for his first goal since November 27th. Ryan Carpenter and Paul Stastny also scored. Max Pacioretty recorded two assists and Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves for the Knights.

Alex DeBrincat scored twice and has at least one goal in four straight games for Chicago. Patrick Kane scored his 25th and assisted his 35th of the season. Erik Gustafsson had two assists to extend his point streak to eight games. Delia made 29 saves.

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Up Next:

Knights v Jets – Tuesday, January 15th (8pm)

Blackhawks v Devils – Monday, January 14th (7pm)

 

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St Louis Blues v Dallas Stars

3-1 

Jordan Binnington made 21 saves and Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice for the St Louis Blues. The goaltender is 3-0-0 with a .974 save percentage in three starts since he was recalled from San Antonio of the AHL on January 5th.

Pat Maroon also scored and Oskar Sundqvist had two assists for the Blues, who have won three of their last four.

Erik Condra scored for Dallas, who have scored two or fewer goals in four of their past five games. Ben Bishop, who grew up in St Louis, made 25 saves on 28 shots.

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Up Next:

Blues v Capitals – Monday, January 14th (7pm)

Lightning v Stars – Tuesday, January 15th (8:30pm)

 

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Ottawa Senators v San Jose Sharks

1-4 

The San Jose Sharks won for a season-high sixth consecutive game on Saturday night. They have the longest current winning streak in the NHL and are 13-2-2 in their past 17 games.

Joe Pavelski, Brent Burns, Joe Thornton and Melker Karlsson scored. Meanwhile Martin Jones made 27 saves between the pipes for San Jose.

Ryan Dzingel netted for the Senators, who had won two in a row on the road. Anders Nilsson made 28 saves.

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Up Next:

Avalanche v Senators – Wednesday, January 16th (7pm)

Penguins v Sharks – Tuesday, January 15th (10pm)

 

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Arizona Coyotes v Edmonton Oilers

3-2 

Conor Garland scored two goals for the Coyotes in a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Saturday. The rookie has scored in four straight games (5g) and has eight in 17 NHL games.

Jordan Oesterle scored the other and also registered an assist, Alex Galchenyuk had two assists and Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves for Arizona, who have won three in a row.

Connor McDavid and Kris Russell scored for the Oilers, who are 3-9-0 in their past 12 games, after being 8-1-1 in the pervious 10. Cam Talbot made 26 saves.

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Up Next:

Coyotes v Flames – Sunday, January 13th (9:30pm)

Sabres v Oilers – Monday, January 14th (9pm)

 

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Los Angeles Kings

2-5 

The Pittsburgh Penguins had the longest road winning streak in the NHL this season, until the LA Kings ended it at six games with a 5-2 win on Saturday night.

Jeff Carter had a goal and two assists and Anze Kopitar scored twice for the Kings, who had previously lost two in a row. Alex Iafallo and Brendan Leipsic also scored.

Jonathan Quick made 28 saves for his 301st win, tying him with Mike Richter for fourth in NHL history for an American goalie.

Jake Guentzel scored twice for the Pens, who lost for the second time in 12 games. Sid Crosby registered his 35th assist of the season, Phil Kessel recorded his 33rd. Casey DeSmith made 20 saves.

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Up Next:

Penguins v Sharks – Tuesday, January 15th (10pm)

Kings v Wild – Tuesday, January 15th (9pm)

 

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