Highlights of Thursday's NHL games
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[January 20, 2017]
Jan 19 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights of the National Hockey League games on Thursday:
Islanders 3, Stars 0
John Tavares scored in the first and third periods Thursday and
Thomas Greiss earned his second straight shutout as the New York
Islanders won Doug Weight's debut as interim head coach by beating
the Dallas Stars 3-0 at Barclays Center.
Calvin De Haan added an empty net goal with four seconds left.
Greiss recorded 23 saves.
Rangers 5, Maple Leafs 2
Michael Grabner scored two third-period goals, Brady Skjei scored a
goal and added an assist, and New York defeated Toronto to end a
three-game losing streak.
Henrik Lundqvist, who allowed seven goals in two periods in a 7-6
loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday, made 23 saves in the Rangers'
net. Pavel Buchnevich and J.T. Miller also scored for the Rangers.
Tyler Bozak and Zach Hyman scored for the Maple Leafs. Frederik
Andersen made 36 saves in for Toronto, which won its previous three
Senators 2, Blue Jackets 0
Kyle Turris and Ryan Dzingel each scored a goal and Ottawa
neutralized Columbus behind the goaltending of Mike Condon for a
victory at Nationwide Arena.
The Blue Jackets lost for just the third time in regulation in their
past 21 home games.
Columbus could not get the puck past Condon, who stopped several
point-blank chances in the third period and weathered a
five-on-three power play late in the game. He finished with 42
Wild 4, Coyotes 3
Nino Niederreiter scored twice on the power play, including the
game-winner with 7:06 left, to propel Minnesota over Arizona.
Niederreiter added an assist, and Eric Staal and Chris Stewart also
scored as the Wild won for the 18th time in 22 games. Devan Dubnyk
made 20 saves.
Brendan Perlini, Jakob Chychrun and Jamie McGinn scored for the
Coyotes, who lost 12 of their past 15 games in regulation. Shane
Doan added two assists, and Louis Domingue stopped 21 of the 25
shots he faced.
Capitals 7, Blues 3
Andre Burakovsky and T.J. Oshie each scored one goal and assisted on
another as seven Washington players scored in a rout over St. Louis.
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Andre Burakovsky, Jay Beagle, Marcus Johansson, Brett Connolly and
Justin Williams also scored for the Capitals. Braden Holtby made 22
Jaden Schwartz scored once and Alexander Steen scored two late goals
for the Blues.
Flames 4, Predators 3
Ryan Ellis scored twice and Nashville held on to edge Calgary at the
James Neal and Filip Forsberg also scored for the Predators, who
rebounded from a 1-0 shutout loss of their own they suffered on
Tuesday in Vancouver to the Canucks. Viktor Arvidsson chipped in
with two assists, while rookie goalie Juuse Saros made 32 saves.
Kris Versteeg and Michael Frolik counted goals 17 seconds apart in
the third period, while Sean Monahan scored with 47.2 seconds
remaining for the Flames.
Sharks 2, Lightning 1
Logan Couture scored a tie-breaking goal early in the third period
to lead the San Jose over Tampa Bay.
Sharks recent call-up Ryan Carpenter broke a scoreless tie 5:01 into
the second period by scoring his second goal in his fifth game this
The lead was short-lived, however, as slick-skating forward Jonathan
Drouin wound up at center, blew right around the usually unflappable
Marc-Edouard Vlasic, and went backhand-to-forehand to tuck his 14th
goal of the season around San Jose goalie Aaron Dell 1:13 into a
Ducks 2, Avalanche 1
Nick Ritchie scored with 2:02 to play as Anaheim rallied for a win
over Colorado at the Honda Center.
Hampus Lindholm added his second goal in four games for the Ducks,
who received 21 saves from John Gibson in earning their eighth win
in 10 games.
Gabriel Landeskog scored for the Avalanche, who suffered their
fourth successive loss and 14th in 16 games despite 34 saves from
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