NHL recap: Caps goalkeeper empties wings on debut

2021-11-12 07:03:07 GMT + 00: 00 – Zach Fucale scored a shutout on his NHL debut and led the Washington Capitals to a 2-0 win over hosts Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.

Fucale, who was called up by the AHL’s Hershey Bears on Wednesday, stopped 21 shots as Washington won for the second straight time after a streak of three games. Fucale, 26, was a 2013 Montreal Canadiens second-round draft pick.

Dmitry Orlov and Lars Eller scored within 10 seconds for the Capitals in the first third. Alex Ovechkin stayed in fourth place on the all-time goalscorer list with Brett Hull, despite an assist. Ovechkin, who is second in the NHL with 11 goals, had no shot on goal.

Red Wings goalie Thomas Greiss made 27 parades.

Penguins 3, Panthers 2 (SO)

Jeff Carter scored the decisive shootout goal when hosts Pittsburgh led Florida to a streak of two games.

Pittsburgh’s Bryan Rust and Jonathan Huberdeau of the Panthers earlier scored in the shootout, the fourth game in a row that went beyond regulation.

Jonathan Huberdeau converted on penalties and Frank Vatrano and Aleksander Barkov scored regular goals for Florida, who lost their third straight goal 10-0-1 after the start of the season.

Predators 4, Blues 3 (OT)

Matt Duchene scored twice and added an assist when the Nashville visiting guest defeated St. Louis in extra time.

Duchene, who scored six goals in his last six games, scored the overtime winner. Luke Kunin scored a goal and assist, and Yakov Trenin also scored for the Predators, who finished their six-game road trip with a 4-1-1 mark.

Jordan Kyrou scored twice for the Blues, who have accumulated points in 10 of their 12 games. Vladimir Tarasenko added one goal, Robert Thomas had two assists and Jordan Binnington made 23 saves.

Kings 2, Senators 0

Jonathan Quick made 34 saves for the 55th shutout of his NHL career, and Los Angeles extended its winning streak to seven by knocking out hosts Ottawa.

Anze Kopitar and Andreas Athanasiou scored for the Kings, who last played from 02/26.

Filip Gustavsson made 34 parades for the Senators who have nine players in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. They were excluded for the first time in 78 games, the longest streak in the NHL.

Oiler 5, Bruins 3

Leon Draisaitl scored two goals a little more than three minutes apart in the third period as Edmonton overtook hosts Boston.

Draisaitl was in the right place at the right time to take advantage of Brandon Carlos’ giveaway in the slot and shot the equalizer past Bruins goalie Linus Ullmark at 6:22. Draisaitl’s twelfth goal of the season led the Oilers 3:04 later to 4: 3.

The All-Star-Center entered the game tied with teammate Connor McDavid for the NHL lead with 23. Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen recorded 26 saves to improve to 8-1-0 in the season.

Canadians 4, flames 2

Nick Suzuki scored a green goal in the third period with 7:52 to go to help hosts Montreal beat Calgary.

Brendan Gallagher of Montreal joined Suzuki with a goal and assist, and Jake Evans and defender Ben Chiarot also agreed. Mike Hoffman and Tyler Toffoli each scored a pair of assists, and Jake Allen finished with 24 saves for the Canadiens.

Andrew Mangiapane scored his ninth goal as team leader and Mikael Backlund also scored for the Flames, who have lost twice in a row in regular time.

Devil 4, islanders 0

Mackenzie Blackwood made 42 saves, Dougie Hamilton scored a goal and an assist, and New Jersey dazzled New York in Newark, NJ. the end

Janne Kuokkanen scored his first shorthanded goal of his career and Tomas Tatar scored the power play when the Devils won their third game in a row. Dawson Mercer scored a runaway goal in the third period and Hamilton scored in the third period after missing the last three games with a lower body injury.

Blackwood scored his seventh career shutout, stopping 16 shots in the first third, 14 in the second, and 12 in the third.

Jets 4, Sharks 1

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored one goal and one assist and Andrew Copp added two assists as Winnipeg defeated the visit to San Jose.

Losing 1-0 midway through the first period, the Jets scored four unanswered goals to improve to 5-1-1 on the home ice this season. Kyle Connor, Nate Schmidt and Jansen Harkins scored for the Jets before Dubois sealed the game with an empty net.

Andrew Cogliano scored the only goal from San Jose.

Avalanche 7, Canucks 1

Mikko Rantanen scored one goal and two assists, Darcy Kuemper made 21 saves and Colorado beat Vancouver in Denver.

Devon Toews and Logan O’Connor each scored a goal and assist for the Avalanche, who snapped a two-game slip. Valeri Nichushkin, JT Compher, Gabriel Landeskog and Darren Helm also scored goals, and Cale Makar and Samuel Girard each scored two assists.

Nils Hoglander scored the Canucks’ only goal. Vancouver goalkeeper Thatcher Demko stopped 20 shots before being replaced by Jaroslav Halak, who made eight saves.

Golden Knights 3, Wild 2

Paul Cotter and Jonas Rondbjerg each scored their first NHL goals, and Laurent Brossoit made 24 saves to pull Vegas in Las Vegas past Minnesota.

Jonathan Marchessault also scored for the Golden Knights, who have won for the seventh time in their last nine games. Vegas shot six penalties in the competition, including a five-on-three power play at 1:39 in the second period.

Ryan Hartman and Jared Spurgeon scored and Cam Talbot finished with 32 saves for the Wild, who had a four-game winning streak.

Ducks 7, octopus 4

Troy Terry scored two goals and added an assist to extend his points streak to 13 NHL-leading games when Anaheim won in Seattle.

Mason McTavish, Josh Mahura, Kevin Shattenkirk, Hampus Lindholm and Sam Carrick also scored for the Ducks, which won their sixth straight competition. John Gibson made 21 parades.

Jared McCann scored twice for Seattle after being out on the league’s COVID-19 protocol since October 28. Jaden Schwartz and Jordan Eberle also counted for the expansion of Kraken, and Philipp Grubauer stopped 29 of 34 shots.

–Field-level media

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