NHL recap: Kraken ends the Panthers’ profitable streak in Stunner

11/28/2021 8:07:56 AM GMT + 00: 00 – Chris Driedger made 33 saves against his former team as the Seattle Kraken snapped the Florida Panthers’ record home winning streak with a 4-1 win on Saturday night in Sunrise, Florida.

Jordan Eberle scored two goals, and Ryan Donato and Jamie Oleksiak (empty net) each added one goal as Seattle ended Florida’s season opener streak with eleven games, setting the Chicago Blackhawks’ 1963-64 NHL record for longest home winning streak, to open a season.

Driedger went 21-8-4 with the Panthers for the last two seasons, but this was only his third start and first win with the Kraken extension.

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Patric Hornqvist scored for the Panthers.

Avalanche 6, predators 2

Mikko Rantanen scored three goals and one assist, Bo Byram, Tyson Jost and Valeri Nichushkin also scored, and Colorado beat Nashville in Denver.

Cale Makar had three assists to expand his points streak to six games, Gabriel Landeskog, Nazem Kadri and Devon Toews had two assists each and Jonas Johansson stopped 26 shots for Colorado, which has won seven of the last eight.

Matt Duchene and Luke Kunin had goals and David Rittich had 29 saves for the Predators.

Oilers 3, Golden Knights 2

Mikko Koskinen peaked the season with 36 saves, leading Edmonton to a win in Las Vegas on an evening that kept the NHL’s top two scorers off the scorers list.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Zach Hyman and Jesse Puljujarvi scored goals for Edmonton, who won the same game for the first time this season without a point despite Leon Draisaitl (40 points) and Connor McDavid (36).

Koskinen improved to 11-2-0 with the win. Chandler Stephenson scored a third straight goal and Reilly Smith also scored for Vegas. Robin Lehner ended with 27 saves.

Red Wings 3, Saber 2 (OT)

Lucas Raymond scored 26 seconds in overtime when Detroit beat the visiting Buffalo in overtime for the second time in as many games this season.

Raymond ran into the Saber zone and fired a wrist shot from the top of the left face-off that hit Buffalo goalkeeper Dustin Tokarski between the legs.

The Red Wings also won their second straight win, improving to 7-2-2 at home. Buffalo lost for the fifth time in their last six games and is now 2-5-2 on the road.

Blues 6, blue jackets 3

Pavel Buchnevich and Ivan Barbashev each scored two goals in St. Louis’ win over Columbus.

Jordan Kyrou and Justin Faulk also scored for the Blues, who have only won their last 10 games for the third time. Vladimir Tarasenko made three assists, Robert Thomas had two assistants and goalkeeper Ville Husso made 24 saves for St. Louis.

Adam Boqvist scored two goals and an assist for the Blue Jackets, who have lost only a second time in their last seven games. Boone Jenner also scored for Columbus and Joonas Korpisalo made 27 saves.

Canadiens 6, penguins 3

Montreal scored five goals in the third period and goalkeeper Jake Allen made 47 saves to shorten hosts Pittsburgh’s winning streak in five games.

Josh Anderson scored twice, and Jonathan Drouin, Christian Dvorak, Artturi Lehkonen and Tyler Toffoli also scored for the Canadiens, who had stood 1-5-1 in their last seven games and took their second win in 12 away games.

Sidney Crosby scored one goal and two assists, while Evan Rodrigues and Jeff Carter also scored for the Penguins. Pittsburgh goalkeeper Casey DeSmith, who made only his fourth start and the first since November 13, made 28 saves.

Kings 4, Senators 2

Carl Grundstrom scored two goals to help Los Angeles end a five-game losing streak with a win over Ottawa.

Viktor Arvidsson and Arthur Kaliyev also scored, Anze Kopitar had three assists and Cal Petersen made 30 saves for the Kings, who lost four in a row, to begin a seven-game home game.

Michael Del Zotto and Connor Brown scored, and Filip Gustavsson made 33 saves for the Senators, who have lost five in a row and are 1-10-1 in their last 12 games.

Stars 3, Coyotes 2

Jason Robertson scored the game-winning goal and added an assist as Dallas took their fourth straight win by defeating hosts Arizona in Glendale.

Robertson broke a 2-2 draw midway through game two as the Stars won for the sixth time in their last seven games.

Roope Hintz scored his seventh goal for the team, and Jacob Peterson scored once. Joe Pavelski handed out two assists for the Stars, who stand 7-3-1 in November.

Jets 4, Flames 2

Kyle Connor scored two goals, including the late goal to victory, to turn the Winnipeg visit into a win over Calgary.

Paul Stastny and Andrew Copp also scored, and Blake Wheeler amassed two assists for the Jets, who lost five games. Goalkeeper Connor Hellebuyck showed an outstanding performance of 34 saves, 16 of them in the third period, on the way to leveling a deficit of two goals.

The Flames had all the dynamics of the third period until Connor broke the draw with 4:51 in regular time. After an odd rush, he once scored a short shot on goal from the top corner for his 14th goal of the season. Copp added a blank net gate that ended a 13-game losing streak to round off the result.

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