Monday Night Hockey

With a jam-packed schedule on Tuesday, only six teams took to the ice on Monday Night.

 

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers

4-1

Matt Murray made an NHL career-high 50 saves, of which more than half came in the second period of their 4-2 win over their state and divisional rivals.

Nick Bjugstad scored his first goal for Pittsburgh, who ended their four-game losing streak. Sid Crosby had a goal and two assists, Jake Guentzel and Kris Letang also scored.

Carter Hart made 24 saves for Philly, but lost for the first time in nine games. The 20-year-old was trying to set a record for longest winning streak by a goalie before his 21st birthday. His eight straight wins tied him with Jocelyn Thibault, who went 8-0-0 in March of 1995.

Jakub Voracek scored for the Flyers, who lost in regulation for the first time in 11 games (9-1-1).

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Up Next:

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

Flyers v Wild – Tuesday, February 12th (8pm)

 

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Los Angeles Kings v Washington Capitals

4-6

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a double and assisted two more for the Washington Capitals in their 6-4 win over the L.A. Kings.

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 38th goal and had two assists for Washington, who finished their season-long six-game homestead 4-1-1.

Brett Connolly, Christian Djoos and Jakub Vrana also added themselves to the scoresheet, and Pheonix Copley made 29 saves for the Caps.

Austin Wagner scored twice, Tyler Toffoli and Oscar Fatenberg also scored and Jonathan Quick made 25 saves for the Kings, who went 3-2-1 on a season-long six-game road trip.

 

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Up Next:

Canucks v Kings – Thursday, February 14th (10:30pm)

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

 

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San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks

7-2

Joe Thornton passed Gordie Howe for ninth in assists in NHL history as the San Jose Sharks won their sixth consecutive games, a 7-2 victory against the Vancouver Canucks.

Thornton got his 1,050th assist on Kevin Labanc‘s goal to make it 6-1 at 17:30 of the second period. It was the Canadian’s 1,541st regular-season game, passing Shane Doan and Johnny Bucyk for 15th in NHL history. The assist gave the 39-year-old 1,457 points, moving him into a tie with Teemu Selanne for 15th in league history.

Evander Kane netted twice, Timo Meier, Melker Karlsson, Tomas Hertl and Joe Pavelski also scored for San Jose, who moved into first place in the Western Conference. Martin Jones made 25 saves.

Bo Horvat and Derrick Pouliot scored, and Michael DiPietro made 17 saves in his NHL debut for the Canucks, who have won once in their last five games.

DiPietro was called up from Ottawa of the OHL on an emergency basis on February 4th because Thatcher Demo injured his knee and the Canucks have no other healthy goaltender under NHL contract. Starting goalie Jacob Markstrom is out with a lower-body injury, leading to the 19-year-old’s debut.

DiPietro made his debut at the age of 19 years, 247 days and since he was born on June 9, 1999, only four other goalies have made their first NHL start before the age of 20: Rick DiPietro (no relation) , Dan Blackburn, Marc-Andre Fleury and Jonathan Bernier.

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Up Next:

Capitals v Sharks – Thursday, February 14th (10:30pm)

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

 

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