NHL roundup: Sharks halt record-tying, season-opening skid

League: NHL

Posted on: 08 Nov, 2023 at 07:13 AM

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Mackenzie Blackwood made 38 saves and Anthony Duclair had a goal and an assist as the host San Jose Sharks snapped their NHL record-tying 11-game losing streak to begin a season with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.

William Eklund also scored for San Jose (1-10-1), who came into the contest tied with the 1943-44 New York Rangers (0-11-0) and the Arizona Coyotes (0-10-1 in both 2017-18 and 2021-22) for the worst starts to a season in modern NHL history.

San Jose also snapped a 17-game regular-season losing streak (0-15-2) dating back to last season, when they defeated Arizona 7-2 on April 1. The 17-game skid matched the longest in franchise history.

Joel Farabee scored for Philadelphia, which lost for the fifth time in the past six games. Samuel Ersson finished with 17 saves.

Coyotes 4, Kraken 3 (SO)

Connor Ingram made 35 saves through overtime and then didn't allow a goal in the shootout as Arizona defeated Seattle in Tempe, Ariz.

Clayton Keller had a goal and an assist and Nick Schmaltz added two helpers for the Coyotes. Matias Maccelli and Barrett Hayton also scored for Arizona, and Nick Bjugstad was the only player to tally in the shootout for either team.

Eeli Tolvanen had a goal and an assist for Seattle, and Justin Schultz and Jaden Schwartz also tallied goals. Matty Beniers had two assists, and goaltender Joey Daccord, a former Arizona State standout, stopped 24 of 27 shots.

Hurricanes 3, Sabres 2 (OT)

Martin Necas scored 90 seconds into overtime to give Carolina a victory against Buffalo in Raleigh, N.C.

It was the second overtime winner at home this season for Necas. He tipped in the puck from near the crease after the Sabres controlled the puck for most of the first minute of the extra session.

Defensemen Tony DeAngelo and Brady Skjei scored the first two Hurricanes goals. Buffalo's goals came from Alex Tuch and Rasmus Dahlin. The Sabres were aiming for their fourth win in five games.

Lightning 5, Canadiens 3

Tampa Bay erupted for four goals in the game's first 13:50, helping goaltender Matt Tomkins post his first NHL victory in a win against host Montreal.

Starting for the third time in his career, the 29-year-old Tomkins -- a former netminder at Ohio State -- recorded 23 saves on 26 shots. Nikita Kucherov continued to sizzle on the offensive end, providing the game's first goal and later adding an assist. He has four markers and seven helpers in the past three games.

Nick Suzuki, Michael Pezzetta and Christian Dvorak scored for the Canadiens.

Wild 4, Islanders 2

Kirill Kaprizov scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period for Minnesota, which beat New York in Elmont, N.Y.

Joel Eriksson Ek added an insurance goal just 42 seconds later for the Wild, who have won two straight following a four-game losing streak. Pat Maroon and Vinni Lettieri also scored for Minnesota. Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves.

Noah Dobson and Oliver Wahlstrom scored for the Islanders, who have lost three of their past four games (1-1-2). Goalie Semyon Varlamov recorded 27 saves.

Rangers 5, Red Wings 3

Artemi Panarin scored and added an assist during New York's four-goal second period to extend his season-opening point streak to 12 games as the host Rangers surged ahead before holding on for a victory over Detroit.

Panarin finished with his seventh multi-point game this season as the Rangers improved to 7-0-1 in their past eight games. Vincent Trocheck scored New York's first goal and netted his second tally during a second-period power play. Chris Kreider scored on a power-play tip-in to start the Rangers' outburst at 7:31 of the second, and Trocheck followed with a man-advantage tally 44 seconds later.

Detroit's Ville Husso allowed five goals on 32 shots. Michael Rasmussen and Klim Kostin scored 20 seconds apart in the third and Andrew Copp tallied later in the period for the Red Wings, who dropped to 2-4-1 in their past seven games.

Jets 5, Blues 2

Kyle Connor scored two goals and added an assist as visiting Winnipeg defeated St. Louis.

Mark Scheifele had a goal and two assists for the Jets, who have earned points in seven of their past eight games (5-1-2). Alex Iafallo earned four assists, Josh Morrissey had two assists and Neal Pionk and Cole Perfetti scored for Winnipeg. Connor Hellebuyck made 20 saves to earn the victory.

Robert Thomas and Brayden Schenn scored and Jordan Binnington made 32 saves for the Blues, whose two-game winning streak ended.

Flames 4, Predators 2

Nazem Kadri collected a goal and an assist while Noah Hanifin and Blake Coleman added third-period goals to lead host Calgary to a comeback victory over Nashville.

Dillon Dube also scored for the Flames, who won consecutive games for the first time this season by finishing the contest with four unanswered goals. Calgary's Jacob Markstrom made 16 saves, while defenseman Nick DeSimone and Yegor Sharangovich collected two assists apiece.

Michael McCarron and Kiefer Sherwood scored for the Predators, who led 2-0 after the first period. Nashville's Juuse Saros stopped 35 shots.

Penguins 2, Ducks 0

Radim Zohorna and Sidney Crosby scored goals as Pittsburgh locked down the third period to end host Anaheim's six-game winning streak.

Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry departed late in the second period after taking a hip to the helmet from Ducks forward Adam Henrique and immediately skating toward the locker room. Jarry made 21 saves in 38 minutes before Magnus Hellberg made 11 saves the rest of the way in the combined shutout.

Pittsburgh native John Gibson made 34 saves for the Ducks, who lost for the first time since Oct. 22. Anaheim was unable to mount a third-period comeback after rallying from a deficit five times in the final period during the win streak.

Avalanche 6, Devils 3

Ryan Johansen and Nathan MacKinnon scored 2:08 apart in the third period, Mikko Rantanen had two goals and an assist and Colorado beat New Jersey in Denver.

MacKinnon and Miles Wood each had a goal and an assist, Ross Colton also scored before being ejected, Cale Makar had three assists and Alexandar Georgiev made 20 saves for Colorado.

Dougie Hamilton and Tyler Toffoli each had a goal and an assist, Timo Meier added a goal and Vitek Vanecek turned away 26 shots for New Jersey.

--Field Level Media