Arizona Coyotes v Calgary Flames
Mark Giordano had a goal and an assist, and Mike Smith made 27 saves to lift the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes.
Michael Frolik and Mikael Backlund also scored one and assisted another, Elias Lindholm and Rasmus Andersson each had two assists for the Flames, who have won two in a row and lead the San Jose Sharks by one point for top spot in the Western Conference.
Derek Ryan and Austin Czarnik also scored for Calgary.
Connor Garland and Jordan Weal scored and Calvin Pickard made 28 saves for Arizona, who have lost two of their last three and remain 3pts behind the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card slot in the West.
Coyotes v Oilers – Tuesday, February 19th (9pm)
Islanders v Flames – Wednesday, February 20th (9:30pm)
Tampa Bay Lightning v Columbus Blue Jackets
Nikita Kucherov had two goals and three assists to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Russian tied his NHL best of five points set in December of last year and leads the NHL with 99pts (29g, 70a). He also set the Lightning record for assists in a season with 70. and extended his multi-point streak to five games, 18 points – seven goals, 11 assists.
Andrei Vasilevskiy came close to setting a Lightning record with three straight shutouts, but Lukas Sedlak made it 5-1 with 1:45 left in the third. Vasilevskiy made 39 saves.
The Lightning won their sixth straight thanks to goal from Kucherov, Steven Stamkos and a double from Brayden Point, who also registered an assist.
Tampa are 18pts ahead of the Boston Bruins in the Atlantic Division.
Lightning v Flyers – Tuesday, February 19th (7pm)
Blue Jackets v Canadiens – Tuesday, January 19th (7:30pm)
Ottawa Senators v Chicago Blackhawks
Alex DeBrincat had a hat trick and two assists and Patrick Kane extended his point streak to 18 games for the Chicago Blackhawks, in their 8-7 goal fest victory over the Ottawa Senators.
Kane had a goal and two assists for the hosts, who led 5-4 at the end of the first period. His point streak is the longest in the league this season.
The game tied for most goal in an NHL match up this season; the Calgary Flames defeated the Blue Jackets 9-6 on December 4th.
Dylan Strome had a goal and two assists and Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad each recorded a goal and an assist for Chicago, who have won nine of their last 11 and trail the Minnesota Wild by a single point for the second wild card position in the Western Conference.
Gustav Forsling also scored for the Blackhawks and Cam Ward (24 saves on 28 shots) relieved Collin Delia (seven saves on 10 shots).
Colin White had two goals an an assist, Thomas Chabot scored twice, Bobby Ryan, Rudolfs Balcers and Mark Stone also scored.
Senators v Devils – Thursday, February 21st (7pm)
Blackhawks v Red Wings – Wednesday, February 20th (7:30pm – NBCSN)
Vegas Golden Knights v Colorado Avalanche
Semyon Varlamov made 40 saves and Andrew Agozzino scored his first NHL goal and registered an assist in Colorado’s strong 3-0 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.
The shutout was the Russian’s second of the season and 25th of his NHL career.
Matt Calvert and Tyson Jost also scored for the Avs, who ended a six-game losing streak at home. They are 2-6-3 in their last 11 games and are just a point behind the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card place in the West.
Malcolm Subban made 35 saves for Vegas, who have lost four of five and are 3-8-0 in their last 11. The Knights are also third in the Pacific Division, nine points behind second-placed San Jose Sharks.
Bruins v Knights – Wednesday, February 20th (10pm – NBCSN)
Jets v Avalanche – Wednesday, February 20th (8:30pm)
Boston Bruins v San Jose Sharks
The Boston Bruins overcame Joe Thornton‘s hat trick to win in overtime through Charlie McAvoy‘s goal, 1:01 away from heading to the shootout. The 6-5 victory is their season-high sixth successive win.
Chris Wagner tied the game with less than two minutes remaining in the third period for the visitors, who extend their point streak to 11 games and move three points ahead of the Maple Leafs for second place in the Atlantic Division. Tuukka Rask made 33 saves.
David Krejci recorded three assists for Boston and Jake DeBrusk registered two.
Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture scored, and Martin Jones made 14 saves for the San Jose sharks, who trail the Calgary Flames by 1pt for top spot in the Pacific Division.
Thornton‘s hat trick was the fifth of his NHL career and first since October 27th, 2010. It was the 15th time a player 39 or older has scored a hat trick.
Bruins v Knights – Wednesday, February 20th (10pm)
Sharks v Penguins – Thursday, February 21st (7pm)
Washington Capitals v Los Angeles Kings
Alex Ovechkin scored two power play goals for the Washington Capitals in a 3-2 victory over the L.A. Kings on Monday.
The captain scored his 13th power play goal in the game, he now has at least 13 goals on the man-advantage in 13 of his 14 seasons in the NHL.
The Russian extended his goal streak to three games for the Caps, who were coming off a 5-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday. They trail the NY Islanders by 3pts for first place in the Metropolitan Division.
John Carlson had two assists, getting the 300th of his NHL career when he set up Ovechkin‘s first goal of the night. Pheonix Copley made 26 saves to win his third straight start.
Alex Iafallo and Ilya Kovalchuk scored, Dustin Brown had an assist for his 600th NHL point and Jack Campbell made 18 saves for the Kings, who are 0-3-2 in their last five games.
L.A. sit last in the Western Conference, eight points behind Minnesota Wild for the second wild card spot in the West.
Capitals v Leafs – Thursday, February 21st (7pm – ESPN+)
Kings v Predators – Thursday, February 21st (8pm – NBCSN)
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