Highlights of Tuesday's NHL games
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[December 13, 2017]
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Hockey League
games on Tuesday:
Devils 5, Kings 1
Taylor Hall scored twice and Cory Schneider made 16 saves as New
Jersey beat Los Angeles 5-1 on Tuesday night.
The win snapped New Jersey's two-game skid and halted the Kings'
eight-game winning streak, the longest in the NHL this season and
one shy of the longest in franchise history.
Hall recorded his second multi-goal game of the season, while Travis
Zajac, Brian Boyle and Brian Gibbons also scored for the Devils.
Torrey Mitchell scored a third-period goal for the Kings.
Lightning 3, Blues 0
Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov each scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy
made 32 saves to lead Tampa Bay to its fifth consecutive win.
The Lightning moved into sole possession of the top spot in the NHL
standings, breaking a tie with the Blues, who had won four straight.
Tyler Johnson added an empty-net goal with 22 seconds to play.
Flyers 4, Maple Leafs 2
Claude Giroux scored one goal and set up Sean Couturier's
game-winner with a spectacular between-the-skates pass in the
closing minutes of regulation to give Philadelphia a victory over
Taylor Leier and Scott Laughton also scored for the Flyers, who won
for the fourth straight time following a 10-game losing streak. It
was the Flyers' first win at Wells Fargo Center since Nov. 9,
snapping an 0-4-2 streak. Brian Elliott earned the win with 20
Patrick Marleau and James van Riemsdyk scored for the Maple Leafs,
who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Frederik Andersen
stopped 35 shots in the loss.
Oilers 7, Blue Jackets 2
Mark Letestu scored a short-handed goal and had an assist, and
Connor McDavid tallied a goal and three assists to lead Edmonton
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Milan Lucic, Matt Benning, Zack Kassian and
Jesse Puljujarvi also scored for the Oilers and Puljujarvi, Anton
Slepyshev, Michael Cammalleri, Leon Draisaitl and Darnell Nurse each
contributed an assist.
Oliver Bjorkstrand and Jack Johnson scored for the Blue Jackets.
Capitals 5, Avalanche 2
Evgeny Kuznetsov had three assists, Braden Holtby stopped 22 shots
as Washington defeated Colorado.
Jakub Vrana, John Carlson, Matt Niskanen, Brett Connolly and Devante
Smith-Pelly scored for the Capitals, and Madison Bowey had two
Colin Wilson and Tyson Jost scored for the Avalanche, and Semyon
Varlamov made 22 saves against his former team.
Sabres 3, Senators 2
Evander Kane, Kyle Okposo and Benoit Pouliot scored to lead Buffalo
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Blues defenseman Jordan Schmaltz (43) clears the puck past Tampa Bay
Lightning center Brayden Point (21) during the third period at
Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Buffalo has points in its last four games (2-0-2) after losing 11 of
12 games (1-9-2). Robin Lehner made 24 saves.
Cody Ceci and Derick Brassard scored for the Senators, who have lost
12 of their past 13 games. Mike Condon made 23 saves.
Blackhawks 3, Panthers 2 (OT)
Patrick Kane scored at 2:24 of overtime, and Brandon Saad tallied a
goal and an assist as Chicago defeated Florida for its third
Corey Crawford made 35 saves to help preserve the victory.
Jonathan Toews' goal with 6:02 remaining drew the Blackhawks even
when he beat Panthers goalie John Reimer, who finished with 25
Jamie McGinn and Nick Bjugstad scored for the Panthers.
Wild 2, Flames 1 (SO)
Chris Stewart and Mikael Granlund scored in a shootout, lifting
Minnesota over Calgary.
The Wild got a regulation goal from Matt Cullen and 16 saves from
goalie Alex Stalock en route to their third consecutive win. Devan
Dubnyk started the game in goal for Minnesota but left with an
The Flames got a regulation goal from Micheal Ferland and 21 saves
from goalie Mike Smith but saw their two-game winning streak
snapped. Johnny Gaudreau had Calgary's only shootout goal.
Hurricanes 3, Golden Knights 2 (shootout)
Phil Di Giuseppe scored the decisive goal in a shootout to give
Carolina the win over Vegas, snapping the home side's four-game
Cam Ward, who notched his 300th career win, finished with 22 saves.
Marcus Kruger and Trevor van Riemsdyk scored in regulation for the
Hurricanes. Both were traded by Vegas to the Hurricanes during the
summer for draft picks. The goals were the first of the season for
Deryk Engelland and Reilly Smith lit the lamp for the Golden
Knights. The game marked the return of Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre
Fleury, who had missed 25 games since Oct. 13 with a concussion.
Fleury, a 14-year veteran, made 35 saves.
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