NHL roundup: Panarin's OT goal lifts Blue Jackets over Caps
Artemi Panarin scored a power-play goal with 1:30 left in overtime that gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 victory over the host Washington Capitals on Saturday night.
Nicklas Backstrom had been whistled for slashing just 12 seconds earlier, and
that gave Columbus the extra man. Seth Jones slid a pass over to Panarin by
the left circle, and he ripped a slap shot past goalie Pheonix Copley for the
game-winner. It was Panarin's second game-winning goal in overtime in the last
two games as the Jackets on Thursday beat the Nashville Predators 4-3.
Cam Atkinson scored the other goal, and Joonas Korpisalo made 32 saves as the
Blue Jackets won for the ninth time in 12 games. Washington's three-game
winning streak came to an end.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored for the Capitals, and Braden Holtby and Copley each
stopped 10 of 11 shots in goal. The starter Holtby was poked in the face about
midway through the second period and left the game.
Kings 5, Penguins 2
Jeff Carter had a goal and two assists, and Anze Kopitar added a pair of goals
as host Los Angeles scored in each period to chill red-hot Pittsburgh.
Alex Iafallo and Brendan Leipsic added goals as the Kings won for the second
time in six January games. Jonathan Quick had 38 saves for the Kings.
Jake Guentzel had two goals for the Penguins, who entered with a victory in 10
of their last 11 games and were coming off a rally from a three-goal deficit
Friday at Anaheim against the Ducks. Guentzel had a hat trick in Pittsburgh's
victory Friday. Casey DeSmith stopped 20 of 24 shots faced.
Sharks 4, Senators 1
Brent Burns celebrated his recent milestone 1,000th game prior to puck drop
and followed up by collecting a goal and an assist to lead host San Jose past
Goalie Martin Jones made 27 saves for the Sharks, who are on a six-game
winning streak and are 8-1-2 in their last 11 games.
Coyotes 3, Oilers 2
Conor Garland scored twice, both on the power play, as Arizona defeated host
Edmonton for its third consecutive victory.
Jordan Oesterle had a goal and an assist, and Alex Galchenyuk added two
assists for Arizona. Goaltender Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves.
Connor McDavid and Kris Russell scored for the Oilers, who dropped to 3-9-0 in
their past 12 games. Goalie Cam Talbot, making his fourth straight start,
stopped 26 of 29 shots.
Lightning 5, Sabres 3
Steven Stamkos scored the go-ahead goal, his 24th of the season, late in the
third period to propel Tampa Bay past host Buffalo.
Nikita Kucherov had a goal and two assists, Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat and
Ryan Callahan also scored, and goalie Louis Domingue stopped 30 shots.
Sam Reinhart, Tage Thompson and Marco Scandella had goals for the Sabres, and
goalie Linus Ullmark made 25 saves.
Blues 3, Stars 1
Binnington made back-to-back starts for the first time in the NHL and earned
his third win in three career starts. He turned away 21 shots on Saturday and
has allowed just two goals in his three starts, which included a shutout in
his debut Jan. 7 in Philadelphia.
The Blues improved to 6-2 in their past eight road starts, while Dallas lost
for the second straight contest and snapped a 17-game home point-streak
against the Blues. Journeyman winger Erik Condra, playing in just his fifth
NHL game, scored the Stars' goal.
Golden Knights 4, Blackhawks 3
Shea Theodore snapped a 20-game goal drought with the winning score in
overtime as Vegas rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat host Chicago.
Alex Tuch had a goal and an assist for Vegas to extend his points streak to a
team-record nine consecutive games. Paul Stastny and Ryan Carpenter also
scored goals and Max Pacioretty added two assists for the Golden Knights.
Marc-Andre Fleury, playing in his 778th game to move pass Tom Barrasso into
20th place on the NHL's all-time games played list for goalies, finished with
20 saves to pick up his league-leading 26th victory, and Alex DeBrincat scored
two goals and Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist for Chicago.
Red Wings 5, Wild 2
Tyler Bertuzzi scored his first career hat trick and Thomas Vanek added two
goals as Detroit beat Minnesota in Saint Paul, Minn.
The Red Wings won for just the second time in 11 games and also cooled off a
Wild team that had won four of its previous five games. Red Wings goalie Jimmy
Howard made 16 saves.
Luke Kunin scored his first goal of the season for Minnesota, and Nino
Niederreiter also scored. Detroit dominated, outshooting the Wild by a 37-19
margin. Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk stopped 32 shots.
Canadiens 3, Avalanche 0
The Canadiens ended a stretch of 87 minutes, 13 seconds without a goal at the
Bell Centre until Kulak's goal on the feed from Phillip Danault at 8:21 of the
Bruins 3, Maple Leafs 2
Sean Kuraly scored a goal and added two assists as Boston came back to defeat
Kuraly set up David Pastrnak with the go-ahead goal in the final minute of the
second period after scoring the tying goal five minutes earlier. Tuukka Rask
made 30 saves in the Boston goal.
Rangers 2, Islanders 1
The Rangers won for the first time since a 2-1 decision at St. Louis on Dec.
31, and also won for the first time in eight all-time visits to Barclays
Center. Alexandar Georgiev stopped 24 shots for the Rangers.
Anthony Beauvillier scored for the Islanders, who lost for only the second
time in their last nine games. Rangers rookie Filip Chytil scored the tying
goal with less than six minutes left in the second.
Devils 3, Flyers 2
Damon Severson's first-period goal gave host New Jersey a lead it never
relinquished in edging Philadelphia.
Nico Hischier scored in the second period and Miles Wood scored in the third
period for the Devils, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Rookie goalie
MacKenzie Blackwood, who returned after missing the previous three games with
a lower-body injury, recorded 32 saves to earn his fourth win in the last six
James van Riemsdyk scored in the second period while Sean Couturier scored
with two seconds left in the game for the Flyers, who are 1-7-2 over their
past 10 games. Rookie goalie Carter Hart made 23 saves.
--Field Level Media