Highlights of Tuesday's National Hockey League games
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[October 26, 2016]
Oct 25 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights of Tuesday's National Hockey League games:
Penguins 3, Panthers 2
Sidney Crosby, playing for the first time this season, started
Pittsburgh's comeback with his first goal of the season and Carl
Hagelin and Eric Fehr scored in the third period as the Penguins
beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday.
Crosby, like the Penguins' offense, looked a bit rusty early on as
the Panthers opened a 2-0 lead on goals by Reilly Smith and Mark
Pysyk, but Pittsburgh came back from a two-goal deficit for the
second straight home game.
The Stanley Cup champion Penguins looked a step slow and a bit off
their game in the first two periods, despite Crosby's power-play
goal, but they got into a much faster tempo while dominating the
Red Wings 4, Hurricanes 2
Forward Dylan Larkin scored two goals to lead the Detroit Red Wings
to their fifth consecutive win, a 4-2 home decision over the
Andreas Athanasiou had a goal and an assist and left winger Thomas
Vanek scored for Detroit (5-2-0). Goaltender Petr Mrazek made 29
saves. The Red Wings last five-game winning streak was Jan. 13-27,
Devils 5, Coyotes 3
Travis Zajac scored with 2:01 remaining in the third period as the
New Jersey Devils staved off a late rally from the Arizona Coyotes
for a 5-3 win.
Left winger Taylor Hall continued his torrid start, scoring his
fourth and fifth goals and setting up Zajac's winning goal with a
cross-ice pass on a power play.
The Coyotes (1-5-0) have lost five straight in regulation.
Wild 5, Bruins 0
Charlie Coyle and Chris Stewart broke a scoreless tie with goals 12
seconds apart in a four-goal second period, and Devan Dubnyk stopped
27 shots, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 5-0 victry over the Boston
With the Bruins playing emergency goaltender Malcolm Subban because
of injuries to Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin, the Wild (4-2-1)
poured three goals past Subban and one past Zane McIntyre on nine
shots in the middle period.
Lightning 7, Maple Leafs 3
Steven Stamkos scored twice and added two assists as the Tampa Bay
Lightning thumped the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-3.
Stamkos reportedly met with the Maple Leafs before re-signing with
the Lightning in the offseason. Amidst boos from the Toronto crowd,
the 26-year-old opened the scoring 1:19 into the first period, the
first of four unanswered goals by the visitors.
Flames 4, Blues 1
Goalie Brian Elliott celebrated his return to St. Louis by stopping
22 of 23 shots to lead Calgary to the win.
Elliott was playing his first game against the Blues since being
traded to Calgary last June. He spent five seasons with the Blues,
winning 104 games and helping the team reach the Western Conference
final last spring.
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Dennis Wideman, Deryk Engelland, Sam Bennett and Johnny Gaudreau
scored for the Flames, and Kevin Shattenkirk scored for the Blues.
Flyers 4, Sabres 3 (SO)
Jakub Voracek, minutes after being knocked out of the game on an
open-ice check by Buffalo's Dmitry Kulikov, came back to score the
decisive goal in the shootout to give Philadelphia a
come-from-behind victory at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Flyers received third-period goals from rookie Travis Konecny,
center Brayden Schenn and defenseman Mark Streit.
Matt Moulson scored twice for the Sabres, with Tyler Ennis netting
Buffalo's other goal.
Stars 3, Jets 2
Devin Shore had two assists and Antti Niemi stopped 28 of 30 shots
to help Dallas to a win against Winnipeg at American Airlines
Brett Ritchie, Patrick Eaves and Tyler Seguin each had goals for the
Joel Armia and Mark Scheifele scored for the Jets.
Senators 3, Canucks 0
Ryan Dzingel scored two goals and goaltender Craig Anderson made 22
stops for the shutout as Ottawa defeated Vancouver.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau also scored into an empty net with 2:19
It was the first two-goal night for Dzingel, who was picked 204th
overall in the 2011 draft and played 30 NHL games for Ottawa last
Sharks 2, Ducks 1 (OT)
Defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored at 1:24 of overtime to give
the San Jose a win over Anaheim in front of a sold-out SAP Center.
Joe Pavelski scored a power-play goal for the Sharks before the
Ducks Chris Wagner backhanded a short rebound between the legs of
Sharks goaltender Martin Jones for his second goal of the season at
Anaheim played the third period without the services of captain Ryan
Getzlaf, who sustained an upper-body injury late in the second
Kings 3, Blue Jackets 2 (OT)
Alec Martinez tapped in the game-winning shot at 1:41 of overtime,
rallying Los Angeles over Columbus at Staples Center.
Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar scored the other goals, while goalie
Peter Budaj recorded 19 saves for the Kings, who defeated the Blue
Jackets for the eighth time in 11 games.
Brandon Saad and Cam Atkinson scored for the Blue Jackets.
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