Tuesday Night Hockey

After a small break that saw just eight teams play Monday, 12 games were played Tuesday night.

 

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Carolina Hurricanes v Pittsburgh Penguins

4-0 

Curtis McElhinney made 23 saves for the Carolina Hurricanes to record his first shutout with the team, ninth of his career, to help lift the Canes to an 11th victory in 16 games.  He also tied his career-high with his 12th win of the season.

Jordan Martinook scored in his 300th NHL game, Brett Pesce, Micheal Ferland and Andrei Svechnikov also netted for Carolina, who are 11-4-1 in their past 16 games.

Pesce‘s was his NHL career-high fifth of the season, assisted by Justin Williams, who was playing his 400th game as a Cane, and Ferland scored an empty netter, smartly set up by Justin Faulk to prevent the icing, though the sole assist went to Lucas Wallmark.

Matt Murray made 28 saves for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who have lost six of their past nine after winning 10 of 11.

The Canes limited Sid Crosby to just two shots and Kris Letang to four, with the former ending the game on -2.

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Up Next:

Canes v Sabres – Thursday, February 7th (7pm)

Penguins v Panthers – Thursday, February 7th (7pm)

 

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New York Islanders v Boston Bruins

1-3 

Patrice Bergeron scored twice in his 1,000th NHL game to defeat the New York Islanders 3-1. He is the 334th NHL player to play that many games. The 33-year-old opened the scoring in the second period and finished the game with an emptynetter 55 seconds from time.

Peter Cehlarik scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and Tuukka Rask made 28 saves for Boston, who have won two consecutively and have a four-game point streak (2-0-2).

Robin Lehner made 24 saves and Jordan Eberle scored the consolation for the Islanders, who have lost in regulation for the first time in nine games (6-1-2).

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Up Next:

Islanders v Devils – Thursday, February 7th (7pm)

Bruins v Rangers – Wednesday, February 6th (8pmNBCSN)

 

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Minnesota Wild v Buffalo Sabres 

4-5 (SO) 

Sam Reinhart had a goal and an assist in regulation before converting the only penalty in the shootout, securing a 5-4 win for the Buffalo Sabres against the Minnesota Wild.

Minnesota’s Zach Parise scored the game-tying goal with 1:37 left in the third period, after Jared Spurgeon had netted twice and Charlie Coyle once. Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves.

Evan Rodrigues, C.J. Smith and Rasmus Dahlin scored for the hosts, who won for the first time in three games. Linus Ullmark made 41 saves.

Minnesota’s five-game winning streak at Buffalo came to an end.

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Up Next:

Oilers v Wild – Thursday, February 7th (8pm)

Canes v Sabres – Thursday, February 7th (7pm)

 

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St Louis Blues v Florida Panthers 

3-2 

The St Louis Blues overcame a 2-0 deficit by scoring three goals in the final period for the victory.

Vince Dunn broke the tie with 3:53 remaining after Colton Parayko and Ryan O’Reilly scored. Jordan Binnington made 22 saves in his fifth straight start. The Blues have now won three in a row.

Henrik Borgstrom and Aleksander Barkov scored power play goals to give the hosts a 2-0 lead. James Reimer made 31 saves for Florida, who won four of their previous five.

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Up Next:

Blues v Lightning – Thursday, February 7th (7:30pm)

Penguins v Panthers – Thursday, February 7th (7pm)

 

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Los Angeles Kings v New Jersey Devils 

5-1 

The L.A. Kings scored four unanswered goals in the third period to secure a 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils.

Tyler Toffoli scored twice, with Dion Phaneuf Adrian Kempe and Ilya Kovalcuk also finding the back of the net, Anze Kopitar had three assists and Jack Campbell made 29 saves for the Kings.

Pavel Zacha scored and Keith Kinkaid made 20 saves for New Jersey, who have lost five of their last seven.

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Up Next:

Kings v Flyers – Thursday, February 7th (7pm)

Islanders v Devils – Thursday, February 7th (7pm)

 

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Vancouver Canucks v Washington Capitals

2-3 

Alex Ovechkin became the NHL’s all-time leading Russian point scorer with his assist on T.J. Oshie‘s goal in their 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. The veteran has 1,180pts (644g, 536a) in his 14 seasons in the league, one more than Sergei Fedorov (483g, 696a).

Jakub Vrana had a goal and an assist, Brett Connolly also scored, Evgeny Kuznetsov registered two assists and Braden Holtby made 30 saves for the 29-18-6 Caps.

Markus Granlund and Elias Pettersson scored for the visitors, who have lost three in four. Jacob Markstrom made 28 saves.

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Up Next:

Canucks v Blackhawks – Thursday, February 7th (8:30pm)

Avalanche v Capitals – Thursday, February 7th (7pm – ESPN+)

 

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Anaheim Ducks v Montreal Canadiens

1-4 

The Montreal Canadiens were victorious for the seventh time in nine games with a 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks at Bell Centre.

The hosts scored three goals in the first period, two by Brendan Gallagher and the other by Jesperi KotkaniemiPhillip Danault scored the fourth early in the third.

Jonathan Drouin recorded three assist and Carey Price made 24 saves for his sixth consecutive victory for Montreal, who are 7-1-1 in their last nine.

Ryan Getzlaf got a consolation for Anaheim, who have been outscored 27-6 during their five-game losing streak, 19 of those have come in their past three games. Chad Johnson made 28 saves.

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Up Next:

Ducks v Senators – Thursday, February 7th (7:30pm)

Jets v Canadiens – Thursday, February 7th (7:30pm)

 

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Vegas Golden Knights v Tampa Bay Lightning

3-2 (SO) 

The Vegas Golden Knights ended their four-game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout victory against Tampa at Amalie Arena.

Cody Eakin and Valentin Zykov scored for Vegas, with the latter’s goal coming in the third period, tying the game and forcing overtime. Alex Tuch had the only score of the shootout and Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves.

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 25 saves for the Bolts, who are 4-3-1 in their last eight. Brayden Point and Mathieu Joseph netted for the hosts.

Steven Stamkos recorded two assists for the home side and Nikita Kucherov took his season tally to 59.

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Up Next:

Knights v Red Wings – Thursday, February 7th (7:30pm)

Blues v Lightning – Thursday, February 7th (7:30pm)

 

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Arizona Coyotes v Nashville Predators 

2-5

Nashville Predators captain Roman Josi had a goal and two assists in his side’s 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes at Bridgestone Arena.

Craig Smith, Filip Forsberg, Ryan Ellis and Calle Jarnkrok also scored for the hosts, who are 4-1-0 in their last five. Pekka Rinne made 24 saves.

Vinnie Hinostroza and Derek Stepan scored for Arizona, who are 0-3-1 in their past four and Calvin Pickard made 42 saves.

 

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Up Next: 

Blue Jackets v Coyotes – Thursday, February 7th (9pm)

Stars v Predators – Thursday, February 7th (8pm)

 

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San Jose Sharks v Winnipeg Jets

3-2 (OT)

Joe Pavelski scored on the shorthand 2:49 into overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a third successive victory.

Logan Couture and Marcus Sorensen scored in regulation, Kevin Labanc had two assists and Martin Jones made 25 saves for the visitors.

Blake Wheeler and Mathieu Perreault scored for the Jets, who lost for the first time in four games. Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves.

 

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Up Next:

Sharks v Flames – Thursday, February 7th (9pm)

Jets v Canadiens – Thursday, February 7th (7:30pm)

 

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Columbus Blue Jackets v Colorado Avalanche

6-3

Josh Anderson and Alexander Wennberg scored 1:42 apart in the third to help the Columbus Blue Jackets end their five-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory.

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice, including an empty netter, with Oliver Bjorkstrand and Cam Atkinson also scoring for Columbus. Sergei Bobrovsky made 27 saves.

Erik Johnson, Nikita Zadorov and Samuel Girard all netted for the hosts, who have lost four straight and 14 of their last 17. Philipp Grubauer made 30 saves.

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Up Next:

Blue Jackets v Coyotes – Thursday, February 7th (9pm)

Avalanche v Capitals – Thursday, February 7th (7pm – ESPN+)

 

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Chicago Blackhawks v Edmonton Oilers

6-2

The Chicago Blackhawks scored five goals in the third period to win their fifth consecutive game.

John Hayden, Dylan Strome, Patrick Kane, Drake Caggiula and Dominik Kahun all scored in the last period. Four of the five were scored within 2:48 of each other.

Erik Gustafsson opened the scoring in the first for the visitors.

Kane, who took his goal total to 32, also registered an assist, his 46th of the season. Alongside him, Jonathan Toews assisted two, taking his season assists tally to 30. Brandon Saad also recorded two assists and Cam Ward made 25 saves.

Leon Draisaitl netted a double for the hosts, both in the first period and on the power play. Connor McDavid registered the primary assist on the goals, he now has 47 assists on the season. Darnell Nurse and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins recorded the secondary assists.

Cam Talbot allowed four goals on 27 shots before being pulled a 5:51 of the third period. Mikko Koskinen made six saves in relief for the Oilers, who have lost six in a row.

 

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Up Next:

Canucks v Blackhawks – Thursday, February 7th (8:30pm)

Oilers v Wild – Thursday, February 7th (8pm)

 

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