NEW YORK, NJ – Kiefer Belos scored his first two goals of the season and came from behind the New York Islanders to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2.
Belos, who has been playing his first NHL game since February 18, hit the target early in the third period and gave his team the lead minutes later.
Oliver Wallstr ఒకసారిm once found the back of the net and Semian Varlamov saved 26, helping the Islanders to their eighth consecutive victory. They have scored at least one point in their last 11 outings (10-0-1).
The Islanders ’winning streak is their longest since winning 10 consecutive games last year. The team set a record of 15 on 1982.
Powell Zacha and Janne Kukkanen responded for the Devils, who lost for the 10th time in a row at home. Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 26 puck.
With the Islanders trailing 2-1 in the third period, Belos accepted a pass from Matthew Barzel to beat Blackwood. He cut toward the net to keep his team ahead.
Alex Ovechkin put the needle and Washington capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4.
With his 716th career NHL goal, Ovechkin came close to Phil Esposito and was ranked sixth in history.
The Russian forward released a powerful wrist shot that stole Carter Hart’s vigilance in the power play. It was his 39th goal in 61 games against the Flyers.
Carl Hagelin had one goal and one assist as Nick Jensen, Daniel Sprong and Nick Dowd added a goal for the capitals, who have won eight of their last nine outings.
Nolan Patrick, James van Rimsdick, Shane Gostisbehr and Claude Giroix answered for the Flyers, who have lost four of their last five games and won three games against the Capitals this week.
Ilya Samsonov made 28 savings in front of the capitals cage. Hart came in after Brian Elliott allowed three goals in seven shots.
Playing in front of fans for the first time this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup champions raised their banner to the ceiling and defeated the Nashville Predators 6-3.
Predators 3 – Lightning 6
Tyler Johnson had a goal and an assist for Lightning. Alex Killorn, Bryden Point, Blake Coleman and Matthew Joseph also scored as Eric Cernac had two assists.
Andrei Vasilevsky stopped 28 shots for the 17th NHL victory this season.
Eric Howla, Alexander Carrier, with his first career NHL goal, and Yakov moving the strings for the Train Predators, have been 1-5-1 in their last seven tours. Pecca Rinne saved 21.
In front of 3,800 spectators, the maximum allowable, lightning raised their banner to the heights of the Amali Arena to give them a 3-0 lead.
Johnson started the scoring at 6:55 in the first period and Joseph doubled his lead before the first break. Killern added a goal for Lightning in the third minute of the second period.
Alexander Barkov scored two goals and one assist as the Florida Panthers beat the Chicago Black Hawks 4-2.
Black Hawks 2 – Panthers 4
Carter Verghey added a goal and assist.
Frank Vatrano also scored and Anthony Duclair provided two assists for Florida, unbeaten in their last three games.
Duclair returns to action after missing six games with a minor injury.
Only Brandon Hagel and Adam Bokvist beat Sergei Bobrowski, who made 31 saves.
The Panthers led in the second period at 4:33 with goals from Barkov, Verheige and Vatrano.
Everyone got their 10th net campaign.
Among the 4,721 fans were Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores with his family.
Casey Desmith flipped 24 puck, while the Pittsburgh Penguins closed the Buffalo Sabers 3-0.
It was Desmith’s second shotout against Sabers and the fifth of his career. He blocked 26 shots on March 14, 2019, with a 5-0 lead over the Sabers.
Jake Guntezel started scoring with 3:23 left in the second period. Evgeny Malkin set the table for a power play goal, extending his series to seven with at least one point.
Sidney Crosby and Mark Jankowski added a blank slate for the Penguins, who wiped out that short series against the Sabers. The Pittsburgh Forces achieved their fourth consecutive victory.
Carter Hutton stopped 31 shots for the Sabers, who suffered their 10th consecutive defeat, and was shot out for the fifth time this season. They have scored seven goals or less in their last eight games.
Buffalo has the fourth worst series in team history and the longest since the 2014-15 season
Jack Virenski scored 4:55 in overtime, while the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 on Saturday.
Stars 3 – Blue Jackets 4 (Extension)
Varenski signed the first goal on January 23.
Max Domi provided a goal and assist, backed by goals from Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno.
Jack Roslovic’s three-goal team-mate helped Columbus stop a three-game defeat.
27 Saves author Elvis Merzlikins was defeated by Andrew Cogliano, Andrzej Sekera and Denis Gurianov.
Jake Ottinger has blocked 22 shots for seven losing Stars in the last nine meetings.
Only one penalty was awarded and it was in the middle of the third period, a penalty shot missed by Emil Benstrom.
Jamie Ben knocked him out in the previous series.
Mark Stone scored twice, while the Vegas Golden Knights beat the St. Louis Blues 5-1.
Golden Knights 5 – Blues 1
Shea Theodore, Max Pasioretti and Alex Tuch have also scored for the Golden Knights, who have not beaten the Blues in control in their last 11 games, since 2017.
Mark-Andre Fleury, who made his 15th start in the last 16 games of the Golden Knights, made 34 saves.
Ville Husso blocked 21 puck for the Blues. Samuel Blaise loses Fleary of 66th career shutout.
Theodore scored his first goal of the game on January 22. Stone doubled the Golden Knights lead 38 minutes later.
After Blaise accepted a pass from Vladimir Tarasenko to close the gap, Passioretti allowed his team to move away.
Tyler Myers overcame a stalemate in the third period and the Vancouver Cancs beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1.
Bo Horwath opened the scoring for Connex, pushing Puck into the net in a power play in the second frame.
Oilers forward Leon Droysight also took advantage of the power play to tie the game. This is his 16th goal in the campaign.
Oilers goaltender Miko Coskinen saved 26. His Canucks counterpart Thatcher Demco stopped 34 of the 35 shots aimed at him.
The defeat ended a four-game winning streak for the Oilers, who fell to third place in the North Division after the Winnipeg Jets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier in the evening.
The Knox have won five of their last seven outings, but they are still last in the division.
Evander Kane lit the red light for the third consecutive game and the San Jose Sharks beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1.
Kane continued his winning streak when scoring opened in the seventh minute of the game. He crossed the ice before defeating goaltender Ryan Miller.
Kevin Labank and Dylan Gambrell also scored for the Sharks, who have a winning streak of the first three games of the season.
Martin Jones scored 26 goals for the San Jose team, who outscored the Ducks 9-1 on goals in the final two games.
Max Jones was the only one to find the back of the net for the ducks that last sat in the West section.
Miller finished the game with 30 saves. Anaheim have lost their last three outings and are 2-5-3 in their last 10 games.