Saturday’s Hockey

After a very quiet Friday night that only saw one game, the Carolina Hurricanes v New York Rangers (3-0 Carolina), we had a very busy Saturday (14 games).

 

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Los Angeles Kings v Boston Bruins

4-5 (OT) 

Patrice Bergeron scored 2:43 into overtime as the Boston Bruins extended their point streak to six games.

Bergeron, who also recorded two assists, was honored in a ceremony before puck-drop for playing in 1,000 NHL games. He hit the milestone Tuesday against the New York Islanders.

Charlie McAvoy, Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand each had a goal and an assist, David Krejci also scored for Boston. Tuukka Rask made 25 saves, extending his personal point streak to 10 games.

Alex Iafollo, Anze Kopitar, Nathe Thompson and Oscar Fatenberg scored for the Kings, with Jonathan Quick making 28 saves for the visitors, who had won their last three.

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Up Next:

Kings v Capitals – Monday, February 11th (7pmNBCSN)

Avalanche v Bruins – Sunday, February 10th (3pm)

 

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Detroit Red Wings v Buffalo Sabres

1-3 

The Buffalo Sabres scored twice on the power-play for the second time in three games to defeat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1.

Buffalo are 5-for-10 on the PP in four games this month after scoring just once in 25 attempts during January.

Conor Sheary, Casey Mittelstadt and Kyle Okposo scored for the hosts in the second period and Linus Ullmark made 28 saves.

Dylan Larkin scored and Jimmy Howard made 18 saves for Detroit.

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Up Next:

Red Wings v Blackhawks – Sunday, February 10th (3pm)

Jets v Sabres – Sunday, February 10th (3pmESPN+)

 

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Minnesota Wild v New Jersey Devils

4-2 

The Minnesota Wild beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 to win their first game of the month (1-2-2).

Marcus Foligno and Luke Kunin each had a goal and an assist, Zach Parise and Joel Eriksson Ek also scored, and Devan Dubnyk made 16 saves for the Wild, who are without star player Mikko Koivu for the rest of the season after he tore his ACL.

Cory Schneider lost his 20th straight regular-season game for the Devils. The 32-year-old hasn’t won an NHL regular-season game since Dec. 27, 2017 and is 0-6-2 in 11 games this season. He made his second straight start for New Jersey after missing 17 games with an abdominal strain.

Brett Seney and Jesper Bratt scored for the hosts and Schneider made 29 saves.

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Up Next:

Wild v Islanders – Sunday, February 10th (3pm)

Canes v Devils – Sunday, February 10th (3pm)

 

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Colorado Avalanche v New York Islanders

3-4 (OT)

Ryan Pulock scored his second goal of the game just under halfway into overtime to give the New York Islanders a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.

Colorado have lost six in a row and have allowed at least four goals in 10 of their last 14 games.

Jordan Eberle registered a goal and an assist, Josh Bailey also scored and Robin Lehner made 25 saves for New York, who have won 15 of their last 20 and are 6-0-1 in their past seven home games.

Carl Soderberg had a goal and two assists, Erik Johnson had a goal and one assist and J.T. Compher sent the game to overtime with 2:45 remaining in the third. Semyon Varlamov made 37 saves.

It was the Avs’ second straight overtime loss, after losing 4-3 to the Washington Capitals on Thursday.

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Up Next:

Avalanche v Bruins – Sunday, February 10th (3pm)

Wild v Islanders – Sunday, February 10th (3pm)

 

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Anaheim Ducks v Philadelphia Flyers

2-6

Carter Hart matched an NHL record with his eighth straight win for the Flyers as they handed the Anaheim Ducks their seventh successive loss.

The 20-year-old made 30 saves and tied Jocelyn Thibault for the longest winning streak by a goaltender before his 21st birthday.

Sean Couturier had a goal and two assists, whilst Phil Varone, Michael Raffl and Travis Konecny each had a goal and one assist. Oskar Lindblom and Nolan Patrick also netted for the hosts.

Nick Ritchie had a goal and an assist and Adam Henrique scored for Anaheim. Kevin Boyle made 24 saves in his NHL debut.

The Ducks have two wins in their past 21 games.

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Up Next:

Canucks v Ducks – Wednesday, February 13th (10:30pmESPN+)

Penguins v Flyers – Monday, February 11th (7pmNBCSN)

 

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Nashville Predators v St Louis Blues

2-3

St Louis extended their season-high winning streak to five games with a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators.

Vince Dunn, Vladimir Tarasenko and Mackenzie MacEachern scored, and Jordan Binnington made 29 saves and is 9-1-1 in his first 11 NHL starts for the Blues, who are 9-2-1 in their past 12.

Mattias Ekholm and Ryan Johansen scored, Roman Josi recorded his 33rd assist of the season, and Pekka Rinne made 30 saves for Nashville, who had won five of their last six.

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Up Next:

Blues v Predators – Sunday, February 10th (12:30pmNBC)

 

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Winnipeg Jets v Ottawa Senators

2-5

Anders Nilsson made 44 saves to help lift the Ottawa Senators to a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets, who lost their third successive game.

Mark Stone scored twice, Matt Duchene had a goal and an assist and Ryan Dzingel and Zack Smith also netted for Ottawa.

Nilsson has saved 89 of 91 shots faced in his past two starts; he made 45 saves in their 4-0 win against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday.

Bryan Little and Brendan Lemieux scored and Laurent Brossoit made 27 saves for the Jets, who have lost three in a row for the first time this season.

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Up Next:

Jets v Sabres – Sunday, February 10th (3pm ESPN+)

Canes v Senators – Tuesday, February 12th (7:30pm)

 

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Dallas Stars v Arizona Coyotes

2-3

The Arizona Coyotes ended their five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars at Gila River Arena.

Alex Galchenyuk scored a double and assisted Alex Goligoski‘s goal. Goligoski also registered an assist and Darcy Kuemper made 33 saves for the Coyotes, who were 0-4-1 in their previous five. They had lost nine in a row against the Stars since March. 24, 2016.

Brett Ritchie and Alexander Radulov netted for Dallas 27 seconds apart late in the third period, and Anton Khudobin made 35 saves for the Stars, who fell behind 3-0 and lost their second straight after winning five in a row, ending their six-game point streak (5-0-1).

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Up Next:

Stars v Panthers – Tuesday, February 12th (7pm)

Coyotes v Knights – Tuesday, February 12th (10pm)

 

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San Jose Sharks v Edmonton Oilers 

5-2

Kevin Labanc scored his first NHL hat trick for San Jose in a 5-2 thrashing of the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place.

Evander Kane and Tomas Hertl each registered a goal and an assist and Aaron Dell made 21 saves for the Sharks, who have won five straight and are 12-3-0 in their last 15 games.

Joe Thornton had two assists for San Jose to tie Geordie Howe (1,049) for ninth in NHL history.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Zack Kassian scored and Cam Talbot made 26 saves for Edmonton, who have lost seven of their last eight.

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Up Next:

Sharks v Canucks – Monday, February 11th (10pmESPN+)

Oilers v Penguins – Wednesday, February 13th (8pmNBSCN)

 

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Toronto Maple Leafs v Montréal Canadiens

4-3 (OT)

John Tavares scored 2:17 into overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs their fourth consecutive win.

Carey Price‘s personal seven-game winning streak ended in his 600th NHL game, all with the Montreal Canadiens, who lost for the first time in four games and are 8-1-2 in their last 11. He made 28 saves in the game.

Andreas Johnson, Nikita Zaitsev and William Nylander scored in regulation for the Maple Leafs and Frederik Andersen made 35 saves.

Andrew Shaw, who was playing for the first time since New Year’s Eve after missing 15 games with a neck injury, scored one and assisted another. Tomas Tatar and Brendan Gallagher also scored for the hosts and Max Domi recorded two assists.

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Up Next:

Leafs v Rangers – Sunday, February 10th (7pmNBCSN)

Canadiens v Predators – Thursday, February 14th (8pm)

 

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Tampa Bay Lightning

4-5

Sidney Crosby passed Mario Lemieux for the most games played in Pittsburgh Penguins history, a 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Crosby had an assist in his 916th NHL game (all with the Pens). Garrett Wilson, Jared McCann, Bryan Rust and Tanner Pearson scored for Pittsburgh, who have lost four in a row. It was Wilson‘s first NHL goal. Casey DeSmith made 29 saves.

Yanni Gourde, Erik Cernak, Anthony Cirelli, Tyler Johnson and J.T. Miller scored for Tampa. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves to secure the win after Tampa had lost their previous two.

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Up Next:

Penguins v Flyers – Monday, February 11th (7pmNBCSN)

Lightning v Panthers – Sunday, February 10th (6pm)

 

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Florida Panthers v Washington Capitals

5-4 (OT)

Mike Hoffman scored a power play goal at 1:31 of overtime to give the Florida Panthers a 5-4 victory at Capital One Arena, after the Washington Capitals fought back from 4-2 down.

Frank Vatrano, Keith Yandle, Colton Sceviour and Derick Brassard scored in regulation and Aaron Ekblad recorded two assist for the Panthers, who are 6-2-0 in their last eight games after previously losing seven in a row.

Roberto Luongo made 26 saves for the visitors in his 1,000th NHL start. The 39-year-old tied Patrick Roy (1,029) for second place on the NHL all-time games list behind Martin Brodeur (1,266) and is one win away from tying Ed Belfour (484) for third place on the all-time winners list.

Brett Connolly scored two goals and had an assist, Lars Eller had a goal and one assist, and Braden Holtby made 26 saves for the reigning champions, who have won three of four.

Evgeny Kuznetsov tied the game with 3:06 remaining in the third to send it to overtime.

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Up Next:

Lightning v Panthers – Sunday, February 10th (6pm)

Kings v Capitals – Monday, February 11th (7pm)

 

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Calgary Flames v Vancouver Canucks

3-4 (SO)

Jacob Markstrom made 44 saves and stopped all three attempts in the shootout to help lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames.

The goaltender stopped Johnny Gaudreau on the breakaway with six seconds left in the first period and again with 4:47 left in the third. He finished off his 21st win of the season by making saves on Matthew Tkachuk, Sean Monahan and James Neal in the shootout.

Elias Pettersson had two assists, giving him 50pts (25g, 25a) in 45 games as a rookie and scored the only goal in the shootout.

Only four players to debut in the NHL since Pettersson

Bo Horvat, Josh Leivo and Brock Boeser scored for the Canucks, who ended a three-game losing streak.

Elias Lindholm, Sam Bennett and Andrew Mangiapane scored, and David Rittich made 22 saves for Calgary, who had a season-high 47 shots on goal. They have lost consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 20-22.

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Up Next:

Flames v Lightning – Tuesday, February 12th (7:30pmESPN+)

Sharks v Canucks – Monday, February 11th (10pmESPN+)

 

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Columbus Blue Jackets v Vegas Golden Knights

4-3

Cam Atkinson scored two goals in 2:33 in the third period for the Blue Jackets to propel them to a 4-3 comeback win against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Artemi Panarin had a goal and two assists, Josh Anderson also scored for Columbus, who went 3-0-0 on their three-game Western Conference road trip after losing five in a row. Sergei Bobrovsky made 20 saves.

Nate Schmidt, Jon Merrill and Cody Eakin scored for Vegas, who lost for the first time in three games and for the fifth time in their past seven. Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves.

The Knights have lost three in a row at home after starting the season 16-4-3.

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Up Next:

Capitals v Blue Jackets – Tuesday, February 12th (7pm)

Coyotes v Knights – Tuesday, February 12th (10pm)

 

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