Highlights of Friday's NHL games
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[January 07, 2017]
Jan 7 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights from National Hockey League games on Friday:
Avalanche 2, Islanders 1 (OT)
Nathan MacKinnon scored with 16.1 seconds left in overtime and the
Colorado Avalanche ended seven weeks of home futility with a 2-1 win
over the New York Islanders on Friday.
MacKinnon also had an assist and Gabriel Landeskog got the other
goal for Colorado. Calvin Pickard finished with 35 saves for the
Avalanche, who stopped a 10-game home winless streak.
Johnny Boychuk scored for New York and Thomas Greiss had 37 saves
for the Islanders.
The Avalanche had not won at home since Nov. 14 and lost 10-of-11
overall before prevailing. Their only win in the last four weeks
came Dec. 23 in Chicago.
Maple Leafs 4, Devils 2
Toronto used a first-period scoring flurry to cruise past New Jersey
at Prudential Center.
Nazem Kadri, Auston Matthews, Connor Brown and Tyler Bozak scored
four goals over a 5:49 stretch in the first period to give the Leafs
an insurmountable edge.
PA Parenteau and Jon Merrill scored for the Devils.
Blackhawks 2, Hurricanes 1
Jonathan Toews and Artemi Panarin each scored, and Chicago held on
for a win over Carolina.
Scott Darling made 39 saves to earn his first win since Dec. 18 for
the Blackhawks. Chicago earned its second win in a row and improved
to 15-4-4 on home ice.
Victor Rask scored the Hurricanes' lone goal.
Panthers 2, Predators 1
Jonathan Marchessault scored the go-ahead goal with 9:53 left in the
third period, leading Florida over Nashville at the BB&T Center.
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backup goalie James Reimer earned the win in his first January
start. Greg McKegg scored the Panthers' first goal. It was his
second of the season and his second in two games.
Craig Smith scored the Predators goal.
Ducks 3, Coyotes 2 (OT)
Ondrej Kase scored in overtime when Mike Smith was unable to clear
the puck from his own crease, giving Anaheim the victory over
Arizona at Honda Center.
Joseph Cramarossa and Chris Wagner also scored for the Ducks.
Martin Hanzal and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored for the Cotoes.
Canucks 4, Flames 2
Markus Granlund scored two goals and collected an assist as
Vancouver defeated Calgary to extend its winning streak to six
Michael Chaput and Loui Eriksson also scored for the Canucks.
Michael Frolik scored twice for the Flames, who out-shot Vancouver
46-13. (Editing by John O'Brien)
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