Highlights of Thursday's NHL games
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[January 27, 2017]
Jan 26 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights of the National Hockey League games on Thursday:
Islanders 3, Canadiens 1
Andrew Ladd scored a pair of goals Thursday night, including the
go-ahead tally less than eight minutes into the third period, as the
New York Islanders continued surging into the All-Star Break with a
3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens at Barclays Center.
Josh Bailey also scored and Thomas Greiss made 21 saves for the
Islanders, who have won five of six (5-0-1) to climb out of last
place in the Eastern Conference and into the wild-card race.
Shea Weber scored in the second period for the Canadiens, who were
trying to extend their points streak to four games. Carey Price
recorded 39 saves.
Oilers 4, Sharks 1
Edmonton shrugged off fatigue and playing on the road to grind out a
victory over San Jose to move into a virtual first-place tie with
The Oilers, 7-0-1 in their last eight games after road wins on
consecutive nights over Anaheim and San Jose, snapped the Sharks'
season-high six-game winning streak. San Jose and Edmonton enter the
break with a division-leading 64 points apiece with the Sharks
playing one fewer game.
Rookie Drake Caggiula scored at 11:31 of the third period to break
open a one-goal game. The Oilers' Connor McDavid added an empty-net
goal -- his 17th -- at 18:08.
Kings 3, Hurricanes 0
Marian Gaborik and Trevor Lewis scored 38 seconds apart late in the
third period, and Peter Budaj recorded his fifth shutout of the
season as Los Angeles defeated Carolina.
Budaj recorded his 16th career shutout. He stopped 22 shots to move
into a tie for second in the league with his fifth shutout of the
Kyle Clifford's empty-net goal capped the scoring while Hurricanes
goalie Cam Ward made 26 saves.
Capitals 5, Devils 2
Washington continued its torrid pace with a victory over New Jersey
at the Prudential Center.
The league-leading Capitals received a pair of goals from Evgeni
Kuznetsov, including an empty-netter, a goal and an assist apiece
from Alex Ovechkin and Andre Burakovsky, a goal from Lars Eller and
27 saves from Braden Holtby.
Stefan Noesen and Adam Henrique scored for the Devils.
Flyers 2, Maple Leafs 1
Roman Lyubimov snapped a 13-game goalless streak, as well as a
third-period tie, scoring with 2:37 remaining in regulation to give
Philadelphia a win over Toronto at the Wells Fargo Center.
Wayne Simmonds also scored for the Flyers, and Michal Neuvirth,
starting in place of Steve Mason on the second end of back-to-back
games, stopped 27 shots to improve to 6-4-0.
William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs.
Bruins 4, Penguins 3
Brad Marchand scored two goals in the second period as Boston came
from behind for a victory over Pittsburgh.
Patrice Bergeron and Riley Nash also scored for the Bruins.
Justin Schultz, Phil Kessel and Patric Hornqvist scored for the
Panthers 2, Lightning 1 (OT)
Jonathan Marchessault scored a power-play overtime goal and James
Reimer produced 31 saves to lead Florida past Tampa Bay at the BB&T
The Panthers, who broke a four-game losing streak, also received a
shorthanded goal by Jussi Jokinen. It was just his second
shorthanded goal in five seasons.
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Nikita Kucherov scored his 19th goal of the season and his seventh
on a power play for the Lightning.
Flames 3, Senators 2 (OT)
Johnny Gaudreau scored at 4:29 of overtime to snap Calgary's losing
streak at four games with a victory over Ottawa at Canadian Tire
Michael Ferland and Sean Monahan scored for the Flames in
Chris Wideman and Tommy Wingels scored for the Senators in
Jets 5, Blackhawks 3
Andrew Copp and Bryan Little scored 32 seconds apart late in the
third period and Winnipeg rallied to record its fourth win of the
season over Chicago.
Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine and Shawn Matthias also scored for the
Jets and Connor Hellebuyck had 37.
Duncan Keith, Nick Schmaltz and Tanner Kero scored for the
Predators 4, Blue Jackets 3
Craig Smith scored two goals as Nashville topped Columbus at
Calle Jarnkrok and Harry Zolnierczyk also scored for the Predators.
Zach Werenski, Matt Murray and Brandon Saad scored for the Blue
Stars 4, Sabres 3
Patrick Sharp had two goals and Kari Lehtonen stopped 21 shots in
relief of Antti Niemi for Dallas in a victory over Buffalo at
American Airlines Center.
Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin also scored for the Stars, who snapped a
three-game winless streak.
Evander Kane had two goals and an assist and Matt Moulson scored a
goal for the Sabres, who saw their three-game winning streak. Anders
Nilsson made 33 saves.
Coyotes 3, Canucks 0
Lawson Crouse, Alex Burmistrov and Tobias Rieder scored and Mike
Smith made 19 saves for his first shutout this season as Arizona
topped Vancouver for its first three-game winning streak of the
The shutout was the 31st of Smith's career and his 20th as a Coyote
-- one shy of the franchise record held by Nikolai Khabibulin and
Ilya Bryzgalov -- allowing Smith to head to the NHL All-Star Game in
style as the team's lone representative.
Wild 5, Blues 1
Nino Niederreiter had a goal and two assists, and Devan Dubnyk made
25 saves as Minnesota entered the All-Star break with the most
points in the Western Conference thanks to a win against St. Louis.
Mikael Granlund added a goal and an assist as the Wild had goals
from five different players. Erik Haula, Tyler Graovac and Mikko
Koivu also scored for the Wild, who have won 21 of their past 26
Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 21st goal of the season for St. Louis,
but the Blues have lost four of their past five games.
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