NHL recap: Bruins cease successful streak on the Panthers season opener

10/31/2021 07:28:14 GMT + 00: 00 – Charlie Coyle scored the only goal on penalties against goalkeeper Spencer Knight when the Boston Bruins beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday night to end Florida’s unbeaten start.

Coyle deked and pocketed the puck on the Bruins’ second shootout attempt against Knight in his first NHL shootout. Owen Tippett tried to score five holes on the other end but was stopped by Bruins goalie Linus Ullmark.

Coyle also scored his third goal of the season in rule and Charlie McAvoy scored his first for the Bruins. Ullmark recorded 33 saves for the Bruins, who ended their losing streak after two games.

Anthony Duclair scored for the sixth time in the team lead, Aleksander Barkov scored his fifth goal of the season and Knight made 31 saves for the Panthers who failed to become the fourth team in NHL history, with nine straight wins a season started.

Flames 4, Airmen 0

Sean Monahan scored his first goal of the season and goalkeeper Jacob Markstrom scored his second straight shutout, leading hosts Calgary to a win over Philadelphia.

Matthew Tkachuk, Mikael Backlund and Johnny Gaudreau also scored for the Flames, who have won six games in a row. Markstrom made 20 saves to earn his third shutout of the season and 11th of his career. Monahan, Elias Lindholm and Rasmus Andersson had two-point games.

Flyers goalie Carter Hart gave his team every chance of victory with 32 saves, but it wasn’t enough.

Kings 5, Canadians 2

Alex Iafallo scored two goals and assist in the third period to help Los Angeles end a winless streak of six games with a win over the visitors in Montreal.

Rasmus Kupari scored one goal and one assist, Viktor Arvidsson and Arthur Kaliyev also scored, and Calvin Petersen made 26 saves for the Kings, who haven’t been since a 6-2 win at the season opener against the Vegas Golden Knights visitors on October won 14.

Josh Anderson scored one goal and one assist, Ben Chiarot also scored, and Jake Allen made 33 saves for the Canadiens, who had won two out of three after losing five games earlier in the season.

Predators 3, Islanders 2 (SO)

Tanner Jeannot scored two goals, including the crucial one in the late third period, and Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi each scored on penalties as hosts Nashville returned to beat New York.

Goalkeeper Juuse Saros made 34 saves in rule and in overtime before stopping both of the Islanders’ attempts on penalties for the Predators, who have won three straight.

The Predators were 1-0 and 2-1 back before Matt Benning shot into the archway, parallel to the net, where the puck ricocheted off Jeannot as he battled Ryan Pulock for position at 8:12 after regulation.

Maple Leafs 5, Red Wings 4

John Tavares had one goal and two assists and hosts Toronto held on to beat Detroit.

Jake Muzzin and Alexander Kerfoot added a goal and assist each, and Michael Bunting and Mitchell Marner also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won two straight wins. Petr Mrazek made 27 parades.

Joe Veleno and Filip Zadina scored one goal and one assist each, while Vladislav Namestnikov and Filip Hronek also scored for the Red Wings. Veleno was on the line-up to replace Tyler Bertuzzi, who cannot play in Canada because he has not been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Sharks 2, Jets 1 (OT)

Timo Meier scored a power play goal at 1:07 overtime and understaffed San Jose beat the guest in Winnipeg.

With a 4-on-3 lead after Nikolaj Ehlers was called to intervene, Meier hit from the right circle after a one-time pass from Kevin Labanc. Winnipeg’s Kyle Connor forced overtime with a goal at 16:48 of the third period.

Tomas Hertl scored San Jose’s first goal and James Reimer made 34 saves for the Sharks, who lost three times in a row. Meier also had an assist. The Haie were without seven players and coach Bob Boughner, all of whom were included in the COVID-19 log on Saturday.

Devil 4, penguins 2

Jesper Bratt scored a tiebreaker goal after a penalty shot at 3:00 a.m. before regular time when the guest in New Jersey led Pittsburgh.

Andreas Johnsson’s second goal of the game, an empty goal with 1:43 left, ended the score. Jimmy Vesey also scored for the Devils, who played their first street game.

Danton Heinen and Brock McGinn scored and Zach Aston-Reese added two assists for the Penguins, who lost their third episode.

Avalanche 4, Wild 1

Gabriel Landeskog had two goals and two assists to lead Colorado to a win over Minnesota in Denver.

Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist, and Nazem Kadri also scored a goal for Colorado, who won games for the first time this season while hitting the .500 (4-4-0) mark. Nathan MacKinnon and JT Compher added two assists each and Darcy Kuemper finished with 29 saves.

Ryan Hartman scored for Minnesota, which lost the last two games of its western road trip by three games. Cam Talbot stopped 27 of 30 shots.

Blues 1, Blackhawks 0

Jordan Binnington made 25 saves for his ninth career shutout – and his first since 2019-20 – when St. Louis hid a visit to Chicago.

Torey Krug scored a power play goal for the Central Division-leading Blues, who have won six of seven games at the start of the season. Marc-Andre Fleury made 36 saves for the staggering Blackhawks, which fell to 0-7-2.

Both teams were missing key players due to injuries and COVID-19 logs. Patrick Kane headlined the Blackhawks’ absenteeism, while team captain Ryan O’Reilly topped the list of blues dropouts.

Oiler 2, Canucks 1

Warren Foegele and Leon Draisaitl scored power play goals as Edmonton won 2-2 with the man and recovered from their first loss of the season with a win against hosts Vancouver.

Mikko Koskinen, who made his fourth straight start for the injured Mike Smith, made 29 saves. Koskinen’s shutout offer ended seven seconds before the end with Brock Boeser’s goal. That came shortly after Koskinen made four saves against a man from Vancouver, including three in a 15-second span with about 1:30 remaining.

Thatcher Demko stopped 32 of 34 shots for the Canucks, who had lost in as many home games for the third time this season.

–Field-level media

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