Tuesday Night Hockey

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San Jose Sharks v Washington Capitals

7-6 (OT) 

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and Tomas Hertl of the San Jose Sharks both finished with a hat tick. Hertl scored his third of the game 1:48 into overtime to hand the Caps their sixth consecutive loss.

Evander Kane sent the game to overtime by tying it with just one second left in regulation, with his second goal of the game.

Ovechkin (643) also had an assist, passing Dave Andreychuk (640) for sole possession of 14th place on the NHL goals list. He needs just one more point to tie Sergei Fedorov (1,179) for the most points registered by a Russian-born player in league history.

Ovi‘s hat trick was his third of the season and the 23rd of his NHL career, he also leads the league with 36 goals.

Joe Pavelski had a goal and three assists for the Sharks, who had lost three in a row. Logan Couture scored one and assisted another, whilst Martin Jones made 33 saves for San Jose.

T.J. Oshie had a goal and two assists, Evgeny Kuznetsov found the net and assisted on another for Washington. Andre Burakovsky also scored and Braden Holtby made 36 saves.

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Up Next:

Coyotes v Sharks – Saturday, February 2nd (10:30pm)

Capitals v Leafs – Wednesday, January 23rd (7:30pm NBCSN)


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Arizona Coyotes v Ottawa Senators 


Vinnie Hinostroza scored two goals and registered an assist for the Arizona Coyotes in a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Richard Panik had two assists and Derek Stepan scored for the visitors, who won for the sixth time in eight games. Darcy Kuemper made 25 saves for his sixth win in seven starts.

On the other side of the puck, Ryan Dzingel had a goal and assist, Bobby Ryan scored and Craig Anderson made 30 saves for the Sens, who have lost two in a row.

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Up Next:

Coyotes v Canadiens – Wednesday, January 23rd (7:30pm)

Senators v Penguins – Friday, February 1st (7pm)


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New York Islanders v Chicago Blackhawks 

2-3 (SO) 

The Islander’s five-game winning streak came to an end with a 3-2 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center.

Cam Ward made 34 saves through overtime and two in the shootout for the Blackhawks. Dylan Strome and Jonathan Toews scored power-play goals in regulation. Toews tied it with at 2-2 with 22 seconds left in the second period, it was his 22nd goal of the season.

Their victory ended a streak of allowing four goals in six straight games. They have now won two in a row.

Valtteri Filppula and Mathew Barzal scored for New York, who have won 15 of their previous 18. Robin Lehner made 38 saves.

Toews and Patrick Kane scored in the first two rounds of the shootout for Chicago, with Ward making saves against Josh Bailey and Barzal.

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Up Next:

Lightning v Islanders – Friday, February 1st (7pm)

Blackhawks v Sabres – Friday, February 1st (7pm)


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Detroit Red Wings v Edmonton Oilers


Luke Glendening scored twice for the Detroit Red Wings as they beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 at Rogers Place on Tuesday.

Jimmy Howard made 32 saves and Dylan Larkin scored for the visitors, who won for the first time on their three-game road trip after losing the other two.

Leon Draisaitl had a goal and assist, Matt Benning also scored and Mikko Koskinen made 24 saves for Edmonton, who have lost three in succession.

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Up Next:

Leafs v Red Wings – Friday, February 1st (7:30pm)

Oilers v Flyers – Saturday, February 2nd (1pm)


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Carolina Hurricanes v Calgary Flames

3-2 (OT) 

The match-up between the two sides was more of a reunion than a game. The Carolina Hurricanes were reunited with Elias Lindholm, Noah Hanifin, Derek Ryan and former head coach Bill Peters. Meanwhile the Calgary Flames were reunited with Dougie Hamilton and Micheal Ferland, who were traded for Lindholm and HanifinRyan was signed as a free agent.

Mikael Backlund scored 15 seconds into overtime to help Calgary secure a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, extending their point streak to nine games.

Oliver Kylington and Mark Jankowski scored in regulation for the Flames, who are
8-0-1 since January 5th  and have won 11 of their last 14 games. David Rittich made 33 saves.

Dougie Hamilton scored against his former club, with Sebastian Aho leveling the playing field with 44 seconds left of regulation. Petr Mrzaek made 22 saves for Carolina, who have lost three of their last four.

The Calgary Flames have 71pts from 51 games so far this season. There has only been one other season in franchise history that has seen them reach the 70pt mark in less games, they achieved the feat in 50 games in 1988-89, en route to winning the Stanley Cup.

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Up Next:

Canes v Canucks – Wednesday, January 23rd (10:30pm) 

Flames v Capitals – Friday, February 1st (7pm)



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