Highlights of Tuesday's NHL games
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[November 29, 2017]
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's National
Hockey League games:
Sharks 3, Flyers 1
Chris Tierney and Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored even-strength goals,
and Joe Thornton added a power-play tally as the San Jose Sharks
opened a four-game road trip with a 3-1 win over the slumping
Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Goaltender Aaron Dell, who filled in for injured starter Martin
Jones, stopped 22 shots for the Sharks. San Jose extended its points
streak to five games (3-0-2).
Claude Giroux scored for the Flyers, who lost for the ninth
consecutive time (0-4-5). The Flyers have blown leads in seven of
those nine games, including a 1-0 lead against the Sharks. The
Flyers are riding their longest losing streak since the 2007-08
season, when they lost 10 in a row and still made the playoffs.
Panthers 5, Rangers 4
Florida squandered a three-goal lead, but Denis Malgin's goal with
1:09 remaining proved to be the difference in a victory against New
Aleksander Barkov, Jamie McGinn and Micheal Haley staked the
Panthers to a 3-0 lead in the first period. Jonathan Huburdeau had
the Panthers' fourth goal. James Reimer earned the win by making 33
Chris Kreider recorded two goals and an assist, Pavel Buchnevich had
a goal and two assists, and David Desharnais had three assists for
New York. J.T. Miller had the Rangers' other goal. Ondrej Pavelec
took the loss in relief despite stopping 19 of 21 shots after
replacing Henrik Lundqvist during the first period.
Islanders 5, Canucks 2
Five players scored for New York, which remained red-hot with a
victory over Vancouver.
Andrew Ladd, Calvin de Haan, Jordan Eberle, Andres Lee and John
Tavares collected the goals for the Islanders, who have won four
straight and seven of eight. New York is also unbeaten in regulation
at home (8-0-2). Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak recorded 23 saves.
Thomas Vanek and Bo Horvat scored for the Canucks, who have lost
three straight (0-2-1) and five of seven (2-3-2). Goalie Anders
Nilsson made 31 saves.
Lightning 2, Sabres 0
Andrei Vasilevskiy made 34 saves to lead Tampa Bay over Buffalo.
It was the second shutout of the season and the sixth of his career
for Vasilevskiy, who leads the NHL in wins with 16.
Defensemen Mikhail Sergachev and Dan Girardi scored for the
Lightning, who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Robin Lehner made 24 saves for the Sabres, whose struggles
continued. Buffalo has one win in its past 10 games.
Blue Jackets 3, Hurricanes 2 (SO)
Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin scored in a shootout and Columbus
Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo stopped both Carolina shots
in the shootout and finished with 29 saves. Josh Anderson scored his
team-leading ninth goal of the season in the first period, and Zach
Werenski had the lone goal in the second period that gave the Blue
Jackets a 2-1 lead.
Hurricanes left winger Brock McGinn tied it at 2 at 10:09 of the
third period with a high blast for his sixth goal of the season.
Noah Hanifin scored a Carolina goal in the first period and Scott
Darling finished with 36 saves.
Kings 4, Red Wings 1
Anze Kopitar scored twice, including the eventual game winner, and
set up another as Los Angeles rallied for a victory over Detroit.
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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a pad save
during the third period against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank
Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
Dustin Brown and Adrian Kempe also scored for the Kings, who won
successive games for the first time since a three-game winning
streak in October. Jonathan Quick made 23 saves.
Mike Green scored for the Red Wings, who have lost five straight
(0-2-3). Detroit also dropped to .500 (4-4-4) on home ice this
Predators 3, Blackhawks 2
In their first trip to Bridgestone Arena since getting swept by
Nashville in last season's Western Conference playoffs, Chicago was
once again stymied by Pekka Rinne.
The Nashville goalie turned away 37 shots, including at least five
point-blank chances, to lead his team to victory.
Austin Watson, Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi scored for the
Predators and Tommy Wingels and Lance Bouma had the Blackhawks'
Oilers 3, Coyotes 2 (OT)
Matt Benning scored with 5:35 left in regulation to tie the game,
and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored on a breakaway with 39.8 seconds left
in overtime to lift Edmonton past Arizona.
Zack Kassian scored in the first period for Edmonton. Benning also
had an assist.
Christian Fischer scored in the first period and Oliver
Ekman-Larsson scored in the second for the Coyotes, and Max Domi had
Maple Leafs 4, Flames 1
Roman Polak, Nikita Zaitsev, Nazem Kadri and Leo Komarov scored as
Toronto topped Calgary.
Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen made 19 saves to improve his
record to 14-7-1.
Michael Stone scored the lone goal of the game for the Flames, who
will have a chance to avenge the loss when the same two teams meet
in Toronto on Dec. 6. Netminder Mike Smith did his best to keep the
Flames in the game by stopping 26 of 29 shots he faced.
Stars 3, Golden Knights 0
Radek Faksa scored his first career hat trick and Ben Bishop stopped
34 shots for his second shutout of the season as Dallas defeated
The loss snapped a five-game win streak and also an eight-game home
win streak for the Golden Knights, both of which had tied the NHL
record for a team in its inaugural season.
The Stars snapped a four-game road losing streak and won for the
fourth time in five games. Dallas also became the first team to shut
out Vegas, which entered the contest second in the NHL in scoring
with an average of 3.7 goals per game.
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