Monday Night Hockey

After a busy Trade Deadline Day we were treated to six games and 34 goals.


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Buffalo Sabres v Toronto Maple Leafs


Frederik Gauthier had a goal and an assist for his first multipoint game in the NHL, as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Buffalo Sabres 5-3.

Kasperi Kapanen had a goal and an assist, John Tavares, Auston Matthews and Tyler Ennis scored, and Frederik Andersen made 31 saves for the Leafs, who have won two in a row following a three-game losing streak. They also trail the Boston Bruins by 1pt for second place in the Atlantic Division.

Jack Eichel scored twice, Sam Reinhart had a goal and an assist and Rasmus Dahlin had two assists for the Sabres, who are 1-4-1 in their last six and trail the Carolina Hurricanes by 6pts for the second wild card spot in the East.

Carter Hutton allowed three goals on 12 shots before being pulled in the second period, Linus Ullmark made 19 saves in relief.

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Up Next:

Sabres v Flyers – Tuesday, February 26th (7pmNBCSN)

Oilers v Leafs – Wednesday, February 27th (7pm)


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Montreal Canadiens v New Jersey Devils


Corey Schneider made 34 saves for the New Jersey Devils in a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

Schneider is 4-1-0 in his past five games after going 0-17-4 in his previous 24 regular-season games.

Paul Byron scored and Carey Price made 20 saves for Montreal, who hold the first wild card from the Eastern Conference, 1pt ahead of the Carolina Hurricanes. They are 7pts behind the Leafs for third place in the Atlantic Division.

Nathan Bastian and Kurtis Gabriel scored and Connor Carrick had two assists for New Jersey, who have won four of their last six.

Carrick, who was acquired by the Devils in a trade with the Dallas Stars for defenseman Ben Lovejoy on Saturday, was playing his first game for New Jersey.

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Up Next:

Flames v Devils – Wednesday, February 27th (7pm)

Canadiens v Red Wings – Tuesday, February 26th (7:30pm)


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Los Angels Kings v Tampa Bay Lightning

3-4 (OT)

Tampa won their ninth consecutive game and reached 100pts this season with a 4-3 shootout win over the the L.A. Kings.

Brayden Point, Anthony Cirelli and J.T. Miller scored for the Bolts, who tied their record for most consecutive victories. They also became just the fourth team in NHL history to reach 100pts in 63 games or fewer. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 30 saves.

Alex Iafallo, Austin Wagner and Jonny Brodzinski scored 5:46 in the third for the Kings, who have lost eight in a row. Jack Campbell made 31 saves.

Victor Hedman scored the deciding goal in the fourth round of the shutout.


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** Winning Shot

Up Next:

Kings v Canes – Tuesday, February 26th (7pm)

Lightning v Rangers – Wednesday, February 27th (7:30pmNBCSN)


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Edmonton Oilers v Nashville Predators

2-3 (SO)

P.K. Subban had a goal and an assist for the Nashville Predators in a 3-2 shootout win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Colton Sissions also scored and Pekka Rinne made 25 saves for the hosts, who have won three of their four and moved 1pt ahead of the Winnipeg Jets for top spot in the Central Division.

Leon Draisaitl scored twice and Mikko Koskinen made 36 saves for the Oilers, who have lost 12 of their last 15 and are 7pts behind Minnesota Wild for the second wild card place in the West.

Edmonton were without Connor McDavid, who was serving the second of his two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Islanders’ Nick Leddy.

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** Winning Shot


Up Next:

Oilers v Maple Leafs – Wednesday, February 26th (7pm)

Predators v Blues – Tuesday, February 26th (8pm)


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Florida Panthers v Colorado Avalanche

4-3 (OT)

Roberto Luongo got his 485th NHL win and passed Ed Belfour for third on the all-time list, when his Florida Panthers defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 in overtime.

The 39-year-old goaltender made 36 saves, whilst Aaron Ekblad scored 26 seconds into overtime for Florida, who have won five of six and trail the Carolina Hurricanes by 8pts for the second wild card position in the Eastern Conference.

Derick Brassard, who was acquired from the Panthers earlier in the day, scored on his debut for Colorado, who are tied on points with the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card from the West.

Semyon Varlamov made 34 saves for the hosts, who saw their four-game win streak end.

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Up Next:

Panthers v Coyotes – Tuesday, February 26th (9pm)

Canucks v Avalanche – Wednesday, February 27th (9:30pm)


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Anaheim Ducks v Vancouver Canucks


Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves for his first shutout of the season and Bo Horvat scored twice for the Canucks, when they beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-0.

Nikolay Goldobin and Alex Biega scored and Elias Pettersson had two assists for the hosts, who ended a three-game losing streak and won in regulation for the first time in 11 games.

The Canucks are 4pts behind the Minnesota Wild for that second western wild card and are 5pts ahead of the Ducks.

Kevin Boyle, who shut out Vancouver earlier in the month in his first NHL start, made 25 saves for Anaheim, who have lost three in a row and are 3-11-0 in their last 14.

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Up Next:

Blackhawks v Ducks – Wednesday, February 27th (10pmNBCSN)

Canucks v Avalanche – Wednesday, February 27th (9:30pm)



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