roundup: Isles blank Caps 2-0, move into first place in division
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[January 19, 2019]
Thomas Greiss stopped 19 shots as the New York Islanders
defeated the host Washington Capitals 2-0 Friday night to move into
first place in the NHL's Metropolitan Division.
Josh Bailey and Cal Clutterbuck scored 2:26 apart early in the third
period for the Islanders, who won their fourth in a row and improved
to 14-3-0 in their past 17 games to move a point ahead of the
Capitals and Columbus. The Blue Jackets lost 4-1 Friday night to
Braden Holtby stopped 23 of 25 shots for the Capitals, but their
losing streak reached a season-high four games (0-3-1).
Islanders coach Barry Trotz, who led the Capitals to their first
Stanley Cup championship last season, was honored with a video
tribute during a stoppage in play with 13:41 remaining in the first
Flames 6, Red Wings 4
Sam Bennett scored twice, including the game-winner, in a
three-point outing as host Calgary erased four different deficits to
The Flames tallied three power-play goals and a short-handed score,
and scored four times in the final period. Goalie Mike Smith made 31
saves in the wild win that has Western Conference-leading Calgary on
a 6-0-1 roll.
Jimmy Howard stopped 30 shots for the Red Wings, who had a modest
two-game winning streak snapped.
Penguins 3, Coyotes 2 (OT)
Phil Kessel deflected a shot by Sidney Crosby for an overtime
power-play goal to lift Pittsburgh past Arizona in Glendale, Ariz.
After Richard Panik was penalized for hooking Pittsburgh's Brian
Dumoulin, Kessel was in front of the net when he shoveled Crosby's
shot past goaltender Darcy Kuemper with 49.9 seconds left in
Penguins goaltender Matt Murray made 30 saves to improve to 10-1-0
in his past 11 starts. He is 4-0-0 in his career against the
Coyotes. Kuemper, who had won four consecutive starts, stopped 32 of
35 shots for the Coyotes. Arizona had won four of its previous five
Canadiens 4, Blue Jackets 1
Tomas Tatar and Joel Armia each scored twice as Montreal earned a
win at Columbus.
The victory gave Montreal its first four-game winning streak of the
season and a 10-4-0 record over its last 14 games. The Canadiens won
for the first time in their past five visits to Columbus. The defeat
snapped the Blue Jackets' four-game winning streak.
The Blue Jackets outshot the Canadiens 35-26, yet Carey Price was a
difference-maker in net. Price stopped 34 of 35 shots, giving
Montreal an 8-0-0 record this season when he has made 33 or more
saves in a game.
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Jan 18, 2019; Washington,
DC, USA; New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss (1) makes a
save on Washington Capitals left wing Jakub Vrana (13) in the second
period at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY
Canucks 4, Sabres 3
Loui Eriksson's goal at 5:57 of the third period to break a 3-3 tie
gave host Vancouver a win over Buffalo.
Thatcher Demko stopped 36 of 39 shots as Vancouver earned only its
second win in the past six games (2-2-2). The Sabres dropped their
fourth decision in five games.
Brock Boeser led the Canucks with a goal and an assist, while Alex
Edler and Sven Baertschi also tallied. Bo Horvat, whose status was
in question after he took a hard hit Wednesday against Edmonton,
furnished two assists. Evan Rodrigues, Kyle Okposo and Sam Reinhart
scored for the Sabres.
Panthers 3, Maple Leafs 1
Vincent Trocheck, playing for the first time since he fractured his
right ankle on Nov. 19, earned an assist and helped Florida snap a
seven-game losing streak by defeating Toronto in Sunrise, Fla.
Florida had been on its longest skid since dropping nine in a row in
2013-14. Trocheck, a 2017 All-Star who scored 54 goals over the past
two seasons, missed 27 games. He had played all 82 games in each of
the two previous seasons.
Mike Hoffman, Mike Matheson and Frank Vatrano scored for Florida.
Roberto Luongo earned the win, making 20 saves. Ron Hainsey scored
Senators 4, Hurricanes 1
Magnus Paajarvi, Bobby Ryan, Mark Stone and Christian Wolanin scored
for Ottawa in a victory that included two goals in a 13-second span
at Raleigh, N.C.
Cody Ceci supplied two assists for the Senators, who have won four
of their past five games. Warren Foegele scored for Carolina, which
doesn't have another home game until February.
Senators goalie Anders Nilsson stopped 33 shots. Carolina goalie
Petr Mrazek made 22 saves. He also gave up four goals Jan. 6 at
Ottawa, but the Hurricanes won that game 5-4.
--Field Level Media
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