NHL Roundup: Leafs halt Devils’ winning streak after 13 games

Nov. 24 – Matt Murray made 34 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs benefited from three unrecognized goals from New Jersey to earn a 2-1 win over the Devils, whose 13-game winning streak, which tied a team high, ended on Wednesday night ended Newark, New Jersey

John Tavares and rookie Pontus Holmberg scored a first-half goal in a 2:22 span as the Maple Leafs handed New Jersey their first loss since October 24.

Nathan Bastian, Damon Severson and Erik Haula were all disallowed as the Devils failed to break the team’s 2000-01 record. Dougie Hamilton scored late in the third period for New Jersey that ended 9-1-0 against Canadian sides that year.

Haula’s unrecognized goal — the Devils’ third of the game — resulted in a brief delay with 11:07 left. After officials reviewed the play and determined that there was no goal because Haula made a definite kicking motion when he hit the puck, fans began throwing beers and other objects onto the ice, and the Maple Leafs briefly went in her dressing room. Haula attempted to defuse the situation by asking fans to stop throwing objects.

Capital 3, Flyer 2 (OT)

Alex Ovechkin scored 1:04 in overtime to extend his NHL record, and Washington ended a four-game losing streak by beating Philadelphia.

Ovechkin, who fired a shot from the post 15 seconds earlier, fired a one-timer from the left circle after a pass from Dylan Strome for his 10th goal of the season and 790th of his career. It also raised his NHL record for overtime goals to 25.

Sonny Milano and Marcus Johansson also scored, and TJ Oshie, returning with a lower body injury after missing 11 games, added two assists for the Capitals. Ovechkin finished the game with two points and Darcy Kuemper made 21 saves.

Panthers 5, Brown Bears 2

Aleksander Barkov and Aaron Ekblad each had a goal and two assists as Florida ended Boston’s seven-game winning streak in Sunrise, Fla.

The Panthers also received a goal and an assist each from Sam Reinhart and Matthew Tkachuk, and a goal from Anton Lundell. Spencer Knight made 37 saves to improve his record to 6-3-1.

Charlie McAvoy and David Pastrnak scored and Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman made 26 saves.

Stars 6, Blackhawks 4

Radek Faksa scored the starting goal with 1:33 left while Dallas scored five in the final 9:45 to bounce back from a three-goal deficit to a win over Chicago.

Jamie Benn, Mason Marchment, Ty Dellandrea, Faksa and Jason Robertson (Empty-Netter) scored for the Stars in the final period. Jake Oettinger made 27 saves for the win.

Max Domi had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, who lost their fifth straight game. Seth Jones, Connor Murphy and Andreas Athanasiou also scored and Petr Mrazek saved 33 shots.

Octopuses 8, sharks 5

Oliver Bj√∂rkstrand broke a third-half tie with his first goal since the season’s opening night, helping Seattle overcome Timo Meier’s hat-trick and defeat the San Jose visit.

The Kraken set a franchise single-game record for goals scored. Jaden Schwartz scored twice, Andre Burakovsky and Matty Beniers each had a goal and two assists and Vince Dunn had one each for the Kraken. Ryan Donato and Jamie Oleksiak also scored, and Martin Jones made 21 saves.

Logan Couture had a goal and an assist, Alexander Barabanov also scored and Tomas Hertl provided two assists for the Haie, who lost for the third time in four games. Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 19 of 26 shots.

Penguins 2, Flames 1 (SO)

Evgeni Malkin scored the decisive goal in a penalty shoot-out to lead Pittsburgh past Calgary to a fourth straight win.

Jan Rutta scored for the Penguins, who were 6-1-1 in their last eight games. Tristan Jarry made 33 saves through regulation and overtime to earn his 100th career win (100-50-15).

Dillon Dube scored for the Flames, who had won back-to-back. Dan Vladar stopped 38 shots.

Wild 6, Jets 1

Matt Boldy had a goal and two assists to lead Minnesota to a dominant win over Winnipeg in Saint Paul, Minn.

Marcus Foligno had two goals and Kirill Kaprizov and Calen Addison each had a goal and an assist for the Wild, who have won twice in a row. Mason Shaw also scored and Joel Eriksson Ek and Matt Dumba each had two assists. Filip Gustavsson stopped 28 shots for the win.

Kyle Connor scored a goal and Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves for the Jets, who suffered their biggest loss this season.

Coyotes 4, Hurricanes 0

Lawson Crouse scored twice, Karel Vejmelka scored his second shutout of the season, and Arizona defeated Carolina in Raleigh, NC

Vejmelka stopped all of the Hurricanes’ 36 shots en route to his third career shutout in his 61st NHL start. The Coyotes, winning for the first time in five games (1-3-1), assisted the Czech keeper by blocking 30 shots.

Nick Schmaltz scored his first goal of the season with Arizona’s only first-half shot, and Nick Bjugstad added one. Shayne Gostisbehere and Dylan Guenther each had two assists as the Coyotes won for the fourth time in their last 16 duels with Carolina.

Canadians 3, Blue Jackets 1

Defenders Arber Xhekaj and David Savard equalized and opened the scoring 57 seconds apart as Montreal went on a six-game losing streak against hosts Columbus.

After two goalless hockey periods, Columbus used a turnover in Montreal’s own zone to take a 1-0 lead by just 1:08 in the final period. A lazy pass from Montreal’s Mike Matheson behind his own net landed on Mathieu Olivier’s racquet, who beat late-reacting Sam Montembeault (30 saves).

Just 90 seconds after Columbus took the lead, Xhekaj threw a wrister past Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (26 saves). Then Montreal’s Kirby Dach centered the puck in front of the net, which went past Savard’s forward and past Korpisalo to give the Canadiens the lead.

Saber 6, blues 2

Jeff Skinner and Jack Quinn each scored twice as hosts Buffalo ended St. Louis’ seven-game winning streak.

Dylan Cozens and Victor Olofsson also scored for the Sabers, who won their second straight game after suffering a losing streak in eight games. Alex Tuch had two assists for Buffalo and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 34 saves.

Pavel Buchnevich and Brayden Schenn scored, and Jordan Binnington made 26 saves for the Blues.

Red Wings 3, Predators 0

Ville Husso made his third shutout of the season with 26 saves, leading Detroit to a home win over Nashville.

Dylan Larkin, Filip Hronek and Michael Rasmussen each scored for the Red Wings, who won their third straight game. All three of Husso’s shutouts this season have come on home ice.

Kevin Lankinen also made 26 saves for the Predators, who lost two out of three (1-1-1) after winning three straight games.

Islanders 3, Oilers 0

Ilya Sorokin stopped all 49 shots he faced and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored a shorthanded goal and a power play goal in just over two minutes early in the second period as New York faded out Edmonton in Elmont, NY

The 49 saves were a career high for Sorokin and the most by an Islanders goalie in a shutout since Jaroslav Halak stopped 50 shots in a 3-0 win over the New York Rangers on February 15, 2018. The shutout was the 12th of Sorokin’s three-year career.

Sebastian Aho later scored in the second for the Islanders, who took five penalties. Goalie Jack Campbell made 28 saves for the Oilers, who have lost two straight games and seven of ten (3-7-0).

Ducks 3, rangers 2

Dmitry Kulikov and Troy Terry scored in the second half and hosts Anaheim beat New York to become the last team in the NHL to win this season.

Mason McTavish also scored for the Ducks, who went into 19 games with five wins, all in either overtime or a shootout. Anaheim has avoided matching the Arizona Coyotes in most games in 2017-18 to begin a season without a win for three straight periods, 20 straight. John Gibson made 41 saves as the Ducks ended a three-game losing streak.

Barclay Goodrow and Braden Schneider scored for Rangers, who fell short of their longest winning streak of the season at three games. New York entered with three wins in their last four games and had a four-game points streak (3-0-1).

Golden Knights 4, Senators 1

Logan Thompson made 39 saves for his 11th win of the season, leading Vegas past Ottawa in Las Vegas. Thompson is trailing only Linus Ullmark of the Boston Bruins, who has 13 wins this season.

Jack Eichel contributed a goal and an assist, and Mark Stone, William Carrier and William Karlsson also scored for Vegas, who won their eighth straight game against the Senators. Alex Pietrangelo, playing in his 900th NHL game, added an assist.

Jake Sanderson scored his first NHL goal for Ottawa, who suffered their third straight loss and finished 11th in their last 13 games (2-10-1). Cam Talbot stopped 32 of 35 shots while falling to 1-5-0 this season.

Canucks 4, Avalanche 3

Ethan Bear and Sheldon Dries had a goal and an assist each, Ilya Mikheyev and Bo Horvat also scored, and Vancouver beat Colorado in Denver.

Spencer Martin parried 33 shots and Oliver Ekman-Larsson had two assists for the Canucks, who were 3-2 down after two thirds before winning for the third time in four games.

Mikko Rantanen had two goals, Cale Makar also scored, JT Compher and Artturi Lehkonen each had two assists and Pavel Francouz made 21 saves for the Avalanche. Colorado had won seven of its previous eight games.

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