NHL roundup: Tkachuk posts five-point game as Flames rout Rangers

NHL roundup: Tkachuk posts five-point game as Flames rout Rangers
By Reuters

16/03/2019 at 07:57Updated 16/03/2019 at 07:59

Matthew Tkachuk collected two goals and a career-high five points -- his second game of the week with at least four points -- and the host Calgary Flames climbed back atop the Western Conference with a 5-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night.

Goalie David Rittich stopped 24 shots for the Flames, who have racked up 20
goals during a three-game winning streak.

Tkachuk has been as hot as anybody through the winning spree, having netted
six goals and 10 points in that span, and coming through at key times. Case in
point was his game-winning goal three minutes into the second period.

With the score tied 1-1, Tkachuk deflected Mark Giordano's waist-high point
shot en route to his sixth four-point game of the campaign. Seventy seconds
later, Tkachuk had a hand in Garnet Hathaway's tally, feeding the puck to the
front of the net for a nifty redirect for his 100th career assist.

Maple Leafs 7, Flyers 6

Jake Muzzin scored two goals and added an assist, Auston Matthews added
another pair of goals and host Toronto rallied from a three-goal deficit to
defeat Philadelphia.

Patrick Marleau, Zach Hyman and Martin Marincin each contributed one goal for
the Maple Leafs, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Ron Hainsey, Nazem
Kadri, William Nylander and Nikita Zaitsev each had two assists. Maple Leafs
goaltender Frederik Andersen stopped 23 of 29 shots on goal.

James van Riemsdyk paced the Flyers with a hat trick, while Jakub Voracek,
Radko Gudas and Shayne Gostisbehere added one goal apiece.

Blue Jackets 3, Hurricanes 0

Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky made 46 saves for his sixth shutout of the
season as host Columbus defeated Carolina.

Adam McQuaid, David Savard and Josh Anderson scored for Columbus, with two
early goals providing the Blue Jackets with a cushion as the Hurricanes
peppered Bobrovsky at times.

Bobrovsky stopped 22 second-period shots, as the Hurricanes held a 22-2 edge
on shots but didn't change the scoreboard.

Devils 3, Canucks 2

Damon Severson's shootout goal gave visiting New Jersey a comeback victory
over Vancouver.

Severson, New Jersey's seventh shooter in the shootout, was falling down as he
beat Vancouver goaltender Jacob Markstrom with a wrist shot from the doorstep.
He decided the contest after Vancouver's Elias Pettersson and Drew Stafford
had exchanged shootout goals.

The Devils posted their second straight win following seven consecutive
losses. The Canucks took their 14th loss in 19 games.

Golden Knights 2, Stars 1

Ryan Reaves scored the game-winner early in the third period, and Marc-Andre
Fleury had 40 saves for his league-leading 35th victory as visiting Las Vegas
defeated Dallas.

Max Pacioretty also scored for Vegas, which improved its lead over
fourth-place Arizona to six points in the Pacific Division with its seventh
win in its last eight games. Fleury extended his personal winning streak to
six games, during which he has allowed a total of five goals.

Roope Hintz scored for Dallas, which lost for just the second time in eight
games. The Stars, playing the second half of a back-to-back that started with
a 4-1 win at Minnesota on Thursday night, didn't land in Dallas until 2:30 in
the morning.

Ducks 5, Avalanche 3

Corey Perry scored a tie-breaking power-play goal with 57 seconds left, Josh
Gibson had 41 saves, and visiting Anaheim beat Colorado.

Perry finished with two goals, Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and two assists and
Daniel Sprong had a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who dealt a blow to
Colorado's playoff hopes.

Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist, and Mikko Rantanen and Sven
Andrighetto scored for the Avalanche. Colorado (30-29-12) is now five points
behind Arizona for the Western Conference's second wild-card spot with 11
games remaining for both teams.

--Field Level Media