Highlights of Monday's NHL games
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[November 22, 2016]
Nov 21 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights
of Sunday's National Hockey League games:
Oilers 5, Blackhawks 0
After years of being tormented by their longtime nemesis from
Chicago, the Edmonton Oilers gained a measure of revenge on Monday
night with a 5-0 victory over the Blackhawks at Rogers Place Arena.
Cam Talbot made 31 saves for the shutout as Edmonton beat Chicago
for just the third time in the past 13 meetings. Leon Draisaitl
scored twice and added an assist.
While the Oilers were 1-5-0 in their previous six games, the
Blackhawks were one of the hottest teams in the league, going 11-1-2
in their previous 14 games.
Oscar Klefbom got the Oilers going with his third goal in three
games at 2:39, and Draisaitl added to the lead with a power-play
goal at 19:26. Connor McDavid assisted on both goals to increase his
total to a league-leading 16 on the season.
With 7.6 seconds left in the second period and Chicago's Marcus
Kruger just stepping out of the penalty box, Andrej Sekera made it
3-0 with a shot from the point.
Anton Slepyshev and Draisaitl added third-period goals to put the
Avalanche 3, Blue Jackets 2 (OT)
Matt Duchene, back after missing four games with a concussion,
scored at 1:49 of overtime to lift Colorado at Nationwide Arena.
The well-rested Avalanche took advantage of a Columbus team playing
its second game in as many nights. Tyson Barrie and Erik Johnson
also scored for Colorado, which got 40 saves from Semyon Varlamov.
In what seems to be the new "normal" for the Blue Jackets, Cam
Atkinson scored the tying goal with seven seconds left in
regulation. It was his second goal of the game and seventh of the
season. Curtis McElhinney made 24 saves for the Blue Jackets.
Rangers 5, Penguins 2
Three straight New York goals in the second period negated a
smashing NHL debut by Pittsburgh's Jake Guentzel as the Rangers
prevailed over the Penguins.
Rick Nash, Michael Grabner and J.T. Miller scored in the second
period after Guentzel scored his first two goals, including one on
his first shift and first shot, in the first period. Kevin Hayes
added an insurance goal at 12:46 of the third period and Derek
Stepan had an empty-netter.
The win allowed New York to break a two-game losing streak and
stiff-arm Pittsburgh atop the Metropolitan Division. The teams play
the second half of a back-to-back set Wednesday at Madison Square
The Penguins called up Guentzel because winger Chris Kunitz was put
on injured reserve. He played in Kunitz's spot on the second line.
Stars 3, Wild 2 (OT)
Jamie Benn scored the winner 1:23 into overtime as Dallas edged
Minnesota to snap its OT losing streak at nine.
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Benn beat Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper, who stopped 29 of 32 shots,
with a wrist shot from the left circle. Dallas, which finished its
four-game homestand at 2-1-1, last won an overtime game on Feb. 15
at Nashville. The Stars last won an overtime game at home on Nov.
14, 2015, against Minnesota.
Jamie Oleksiak and Brett Ritchie also scored for Dallas, 1-5 in
overtime this season. Antti Niemi stopped 27 of 29 shots for the
Stars. Nino Niederreiter and Erik Haula scored for the Wild.
Predators 3, Lightning 1
P.K. Subban scored two goals, Ryan Ellis assisted on all three goals
and Roman Josi was all over the ice as Nashville improved to 6-1-1
in sold-out Bridgestone Arena.
Pekka Rinne stopped 23 of 24 shots he faced. Tyler Johnson's rebound
goal at 19:10, his seventh goal of the season, kept Tampa Bay from
being shut out.
Coming off a 1-2-0 road trip, the Predators started a three-game
homestand by posting their sixth straight home win over Tampa Bay
dating to the 2009-10 season. They are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games
against the Lightning.
Ben Bishop made 27 saves but took the loss on his 30th birthday.
Tampa Bay finished its five-game road trip at 4-1-0.
Sabres 4, Flames 2
Buffalo scored three power-play goals in a span of 1:41 on its way
Kyle Okposo, Johan Larsson, Matt Moulson and Marcus Foligno scored
for Buffalo. Robin Lehner made 29 saves.
Mikael Backlund and Matthew Tkachuk scored for Calgary. Brian
Elliott had 28 saves.
Sharks 4, Devils 0
Martin Jones made 26 stops for his second shutout of the season, and
San Jose got goals from four skaters en route to a win over New
San Jose returned to SAP Center for the first time since Nov. 5 and
snapped a three-game winless streak to begin a five-game homestand.
Patrick Marleau, Logan Couture, Chris Tierney and Brent Burns scored
goals to support Jones' 15th career shutout and hand the Devils
their third consecutive loss. Burns also recorded an assist.
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