NEWARK, NJ (AP) — Matt Murray made 34 saves and the Devils’ franchise-record streak of 13 wins came to an end Wednesday night when the Toronto Maple Leafs in a game in which New Jersey disallowed three goals with 2: 1 won .
John Tavares and Pontus Holmberg scored first-half goals as Toronto became the first team to defeat the Devils (16-4) since Washington defeated them on October 24.
Defenseman Dougie Hamilton scored a good goal at 5:08 to bring the sold-out crowd back into play at the Prudential Center.
Murray made half a dozen saves in the closing minutes, twice stopping Jesper Bratt, Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier on good chances to salvage the win.
The Devils’ winning streak was the fifth-longest in NHL history, four games behind the 1993 record set by Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins. New Jersey’s other 13-game series came in 2001.
CAPITAL LETTERS 3, FLYER 2, OT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sonny Milano usually leveled it with less than three minutes remaining, and Alex Ovechkin scored the overtime winner for his 790th career goal as Washington beat Philadelphia for a four-game sled.
The Capitals were on their way to a fifth straight loss before Milano defeated Felix Sandstrom (29 saves) with 2:58 left in regulation.
Ovechkin hit 1:04 OT with a one-timer after a pass from Dylan Strome and gave the Capitals their first win of the season in a game that went beyond the regulations.
The Flyers lost their eighth straight game, wasting goals from Morgan Frost and Patrick Brown.
that Washington’s Darcy Kuemper should have quit. Sandstrom was brilliant with 29 saves, but his game wasn’t enough to give Philadelphia its first win since November 8.
Marcus Johansson scored a power play goal for Washington. Darcy Kuemper had 21 saves.
PENGUINS 2, FLAMES 1, SUN
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin flipped a backhander over Dan Vlader’s glove for the deciding goal in the shootout, and Pittsburgh continued their four-game winning streak by beating Calgary.
Sidney Crosby and Rickard Rakell also scored in the tiebreak for the Penguins, who improved to 6-1-1 aggregate in their last eight games. Jan Rutta scored in regulation time and Tristan Jarry made 33 saves for his 100th NHL win.
Dillon Dube scored in the second half for the Flames, who had won Vladar twice in a row for his fourth start of the season and stopped 38 shots for the first time since November 10.
PANTHER 5, BRUINS 2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Anton Lundell, Aleksander Barkov and Matthew Tkachuk scored in the second half and Florida ended Boston’s seven-game winning streak.
The Panthers took seven power play chances by scoring three manpower goals, two of them in the second period.
Sam Reinhart and Aaron Ekblad also scored for Florida. Spencer Knight, who spent two seasons at Boston College before joining the Panthers in 2021, made 37 saves in the win.
Boston scored goals from Charlie McAvoy and David Pastrnak. Jeremy Swayman made 26 saves.
ISLANDER 3, OILER 0
NEW YORK (AP) — Ilya Sorokin made a career-high 49 saves in New York’s win over Edmonton and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored twice early in the second period.
Defenseman Sebastian Aho also scored for the Islanders, who have won two straight games and four of six.
Sorokin made nine saves in the first, 17 in the second, and 23 more in the third for his second shutout of the season and 12th of his career.
Jack Campbell made 28 saves in the loss.
The Islanders are 13-2-0 this season if they score at least three goals.
SABER 6, BLUES 2
BUFFALO, NY (AP) — Jeff Skinner scored twice, with his second topping it with three goals in the second half, and Buffalo ended St. Louis’ seven-game winning streak.
Minor league nominee Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 34 shots for his fourth career NHL win and first since December 16.
Rookie Jack Quinn capped the win with two third-half goals, and Victor Olofsson and Dylan Cozens also scored for the Sabers, who went on to win back-to-back.
Pavel Buchnevich and Brayden Schenn scored for the Blues, and Jordan Kyrou’s assist extended his points streak to six games (two goals, nine points). Jordan Binnington stopped 25 shots in his first loss in seven starts.
RED WINGS 3, PREDATORS 0
DETROIT (AP) — Ville Husso made 26 saves for his third shutout of the season, sending Detroit to victory.
Filip Hronek, Dylan Larkin and Michael Rasmussen scored in Detroit’s third straight win. It was Hronek’s fourth goal in his last three games and Larkin scored his ninth of the season to take the lead.
Nashville had gone 4-0-1 in their last five games and won their last six encounters with Detroit. Kevin Lankinen stopped 26 shots on his first start in nearly two weeks, but the Predators were ruled out for the second time this season.
COYOTS 4, HURRICANES 0
RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Karel Vejmelka made 36 saves and Arizona stopped a slide in four games.
Lawson Crouse scored two goals, including an empty net, and Nick Schmaltz and Nick Bjugstad also scored for the Coyotes in the eighth stop of a 14-game road trip. Shayne Gostisbehere and Dylan Guenther each had two assists.
Vejmelka has two shutouts in 13 appearances this season.
Pyotr Kochetkov stopped 22 shots in Carolina’s fourth straight loss just hours after announcing a contract extension. It was closed for the second time this season.
STARS 6, BLACKHAWKS 4
DALLAS (AP) — Radek Faksa scored with 1:33 left, and Dallas erased a three-goal deficit in the last 10 minutes to beat Chicago.
Jason Robertson scored the first goal to equal the Dallas record for points in consecutive games with 13 points, then ended Dallas’ third five-goal streak with an empty net.
After Max Domi’s goal, the Stars were 9:37 behind in the third, 1:4 behind. Captain Jamie Benn started the rally less than a minute later.
Mason Marchment and Ty Dellandrea struck 14 seconds apart to level the Stars with six minutes remaining.
Seth Jones scored against his hometown team before Andreas Athanasiou and Connor Murphy ended a second half with three goals for the Blackhawks, who lost their fifth straight game, all by regulars.
Chicago captain Jonathan Toews had his 500th career assist on Murphy’s goal.
Canadians 3, blue jackets 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — David Savard scored the starting goal against his former team early in the third period, sending Montreal past Columbus for its second comeback win in three games.
Arber Xhekaj and Sean Monahan also scored for the Canadiens in the third period after the first two halves were scoreless. Sam Montembeault made 29 saves as Montreal avenged an away loss to Columbus six days earlier.
Mathieu Olivier scored for the Blue Jackets and Joonas Korpisalo stopped 26 shots in his second straight loss. Columbus dropped two out of three, both at home.
WILD 6, JETS 1
ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — Marcus Foligno scored two goals and Filip Gustavsson made 28 saves as Minnesota beat Winnipeg.
Matt Boldy added a goal and two assists for the Wild, and Kirill Kaprizov extended his scoring streak to seven games with a power play goal in the 28th second of the third period. Mason Shaw also scored and defender Cam Addison added his first goal of the season.
Kyle Connor had Winnipeg’s goal, a wrister in the second period.
The six goals allowed by Connor Hellebuyck was the most he has given up all season. He ranked second in the NHL with 2.07 goals per game.
DUCK 3, CONVEYOR 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — John Gibson made 41 saves and Dmitry Kulikov had a goal and an assist as Anaheim defeated New York to claim their first regular win of the season.
Mason McTavish and Troy Terry also scored for the Ducks, who had lost six of their last seven appearances. After 20 games, Anaheim narrowly missed tying the Arizona Coyotes for most games to start the season without a regular win.
Barclay Goodrow and Braden Schneider scored for New York, and Jaroslav Halak had 19 saves. Artemi Panarin collected his 400th career assist on Schneider’s goal.
OCTOPUS 8, SHARK 5
SEATTLE (AP) — Jaden Schwartz scored twice and Seattle set a team record for goals by overcoming Timo Meier’s hat-trick in a win over San Jose.
The Kraken won their third straight win. Martin Jones made 22 saves as Seattle advanced to 8-1-1 in their last 10 games.
Andre Burakovsky, Vince Dunn, Ryan Donato, Jamie Oleksiak, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Matty Beniers also scored for the Kraken.
Meier’s three goals gave him a team lead of 12. It was his first hat-trick of the season. Logan Couture and Alexander Barabanov also scored for the Sharks.
CANUCKS 4, AVALANCHE 3
DENVER (AP) — Ethan Bear scored a tie with 8 minutes left and Vancouver beat injury-plagued Colorado.
Shelden Dries was behind a goal in the third goal and equalized for Vancouver before Bear sent a shot past Pavel Francouz with a 4-on-4 shot just after Colorado’s Cale Makar was called up for interference.
Bo Horvat scored his 16th goal for the Canucks in the opener of a three-game trip. Ilya Mikheyev also scored, and Spencer Martin stopped 33 shots in his first game against his former team.
Colorado’s Mikko Rantanen scored twice in the first period. He left after hitting a high stick in the face on the second, then returned on the third. Makar also scored for the Avs, who lost to second-line center Evan Rodrigues late in the first period to a lower body injury. Francouz stopped 22 shots.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 4, SENATORS 1
LAS VEGAS (AP) — William Carrier scored his third goal in two games and Vegas beat Ottawa.
Mark Stone, William Karlsson and Jack Eichel also scored for the Golden Knights. Logan Thompson stopped 38 shots to earn his 11th win, the most in the NHL.
Jake Sanderson scored his first career goal for Ottawa and Cam Talbot made 32 saves.
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