Mikael Granlund scored with 10 seconds remaining in the third period and Ryan Johansen scored 33 seconds into overtime to lead the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils in Newark, NJ on Thursday
Granlund cleaned a rebound in front of the net to make it 3-3. Nashville carried that momentum into overtime, capitalizing on New Jersey’s turnover at their own end before Johansen scored from the right hashmarks for his fifth career overtime goal.
Johansen, who scored two goals and an assist, scored after 11 seconds in the first half to equal David Legwand’s record for the fastest opening goal in franchise history. Colton Sissons scored late in the first half and Juuse Saros made 25 saves against the Predators, who improved to 6-1-1 in their last eight games.
Kevin Bahl, Jesper Bratt and Alexander Holtz scored early in the second period at 2:38 for the Devils, who lost for only the second time in 18 games (16-1-1). Jack Hughes and Erik Haula each had two assists.
Kraken 3, Capitals 2 (OT)
Rookie Matty Beniers scored a breakaway goal seven seconds after overtime as Seattle extended the longest winning streak in franchise history to seven games with a win over the Washington visit.
Jaden Schwartz and Yanni Gourde also scored for Seattle, who came from a 2-0 deficit in their last 14 games to go 12-1-1. Andre Burakovsky and Vince Dunn each had two assists and Philipp Grubauer made 21 saves for the win.
Conor Sheary had a goal and an assist, and Martin Fehervary also scored for the Capitals, who lost for the seventh time in their last eight away games (1-4-3). Alex Ovechkin had two assists and Darcy Kuemper stopped 22 of 25 shots.
Panther 5, Canuck’s 1
Matthew Tkachuk, Gustav Forsling and Ryan Lomberg all scored within 59 seconds in the first period of Florida’s win in Vancouver. It was the fastest three goals scored in Panthers history.
Tkachuk had two assists for his goal and Sam Bennett scored the Panthers’ other two goals. Panthers goalie Spencer Knight stopped 32 shots. Dakota Joshua scored Vancouver’s only goal.
Florida has won just the second time in eight games (2-3-3) and the win ended a 0-1-2 winning streak. The Canucks lost their second straight game and so did goaltender Thatcher Demko due to an apparent first-half lower body injury.
Canadians 2, Flames 1
Cole Caufield’s power-play goal in the third period broke a block and goalkeeper Jake Allen gave the visitor a win over Calgary in Montreal.
Juraj Slafkovsky also scored for the Canadiens, who have won three of four games and started a four-game outing with a dismal win. Allen made 45 saves – 21 in the third period alone – in a brilliant performance. Sean Monahan, returning to Calgary for the first time after nine seasons with the Flames, collected two assists.
Elias Lindholm scored for the Flames, who lost four games in five (1-3-1). Jacob Markstrom stopped 17 shots in the loss.
Kings 5, coyotes 3
Anze Kopitar scored two goals, including the winner in the third period, and led Los Angeles to a win over Arizona.
It was the 41st multiple-goal game of Kopitar’s career and his first this season. Kevin Fiala had a goal and an assist, and Trevor Moore and Carl Grundstrom also scored for Los Angeles, who won just the second time in seven games (2-2-3).
Matias Maccelli had a goal and an assist, and Nick Bjugstad and Christian Fischer also had goals for Arizona, which has slipped to 1-5-2 in their last eight games.
Flash 4, Flyer 1
Nicholas Paul scored twice, Ian Cole contributed a goal and an assist, and Tampa Bay defeated hosts Philadelphia.
Ross Colton scored, Corey Perry had two assists and Steven Stamkos grabbed an assist for his 1,000. Point in his career to help Lightning win in Philadelphia for the seventh year in a row. Tampa Bay has improved to 7-2-0 overall in the last nine games.
Blitz goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevskiy made 21 saves.
Avalanche 6, Saber 4
Nathan MacKinnon had two goals with three assists and JT Compher had two goals and also added two assists as Colorado scored four goals in the second half to win Buffalo.
After being humiliated in Tuesday’s 5-0 defeat in Winnipeg, the Avalanche won 3-6 on the power play for the fourth time in five away competitions. It was MacKinnon’s fifth career five-pointer and first of the season. Colorado also scored an Artturi Lehkonen goal and an empty net over Mikko Rantanen to extend its winning streak over Buffalo to eight games.
Tage Thompson and Dylan Cozens each scored with two assists for the Sabers, who went 2-1 into the second period.
Hurricanes 6, Blues 4
Jordan Martinook scored three goals, including the winner, as the visiting Carolina overcame a 2-0 deficit in the second half to beat St. Louis.
Brent Burns, Seth Jarvis and Jordan Staal also scored for the Hurricanes, and Burns also recorded an assist. Antti Raanta stopped 12 of 15 shots for Carolina before Pyotr Kochetkov took over in the third period and saved 10 of 11 shots to claim the win.
Pavel Buchnevich scored and earned an assist for the Blues, who lost for the fourth time in five games. Noel Acciari, Torey Krug and Ryan O’Reilly also scored for the Blues, Vladimir Tarasenko had two assists and Jordan Binnington made 30 saves.
Wild 5, Oiler 3
Kirill Kaprizov had a goal and two assists to lead hosts Minnesota to a win over Edmonton in St. Paul.
Kaprizov extended a career-high 10-game point streak and set a franchise record with his ninth straight game with an assist. Joel Eriksson Ek had a goal and an assist and Sam Steel also scored for Minnesota.
Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl each had a goal and an assist for Edmonton, who ended a three-game winning streak.
Penguins 4, Golden Knights 3
Kasperi Kapanen’s tie midway through the third period gave Pittsburgh a win over the visiting Vegas.
Kapanen, McGinn and Jake Guentzel each had a goal and an assist, and Rickard Rakell also scored for the Penguins, who have accumulated points in seven of their last eight games.
Jack Eichel had a goal and an assist, and Reilly Smith and Shea Theodore also scored for the Golden Knights, who lost three of four.
Stars 5, ducks 0
Jason Robertson delivered his third career hat-trick and Jake Oettinger recorded his second shutout of the season as Dallas drove to a win over Anaheim.
Robertson has 22 goals in the league this season and extended his points streak to 17 games (20 goals, 12 assists), which is the third longest in Dallas Stars/Minnesota North Stars franchise history. Joel Kiviranta and Wyatt Johnson also scored for the Stars. Miro Heiskanen recorded three assists and Roope Hintz had two while Oettinger had 31 stops.
Anthony Stolarz made 36 saves for the Ducks, who have lost four in a row and seven of eight.
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