11/07/2021 05:45:29 GMT + 00: 00 – The Florida Panthers scored four first-period goals in a clash of top performers in the opening season and ended the Carolina Hurricanes’ perfect season with a 5-2 win on Saturday night in Sunrise, Florida.
Anthony Duclair scored twice for the Panthers, who improved to 10-0-1. Carolina is now 9-1-0.
The Panthers prevailed without their best player, center and team captain, Aleksander Barkov, who sat for a previously undisclosed lower body injury. Also due to injury, the Panthers had to do without their top goalkeeper Sergei Bobrovsky and top six striker Sam Bennett.
Florida scored these goals in the first period of Duclair, Frank Vatrano, Anton Lundell and Patric Hornqvist. The Panthers went 3-on-4 in power play in the early stages and achieved a 15-6 shot-on-goal advantage.
Red wings 4, saber 3 (OT)
Moritz Seider scored his first NHL goal at 2:45 overtime to give the guest in Detroit a victory over Buffalo and thus end a series of four defeats.
Seider, a rookie defender, came in from the left after collecting a pass from Tyler Bertuzzi and tearing a shot into the post. Bertuzzi had two goals in the third period, Pius Suter contributed one goal and one assist and Lucas Raymond contributed three assists. Alex Nedeljkovic made 29 saves.
Days Thompson, Rasmus Dahlin and Arttu Ruotsalainen scored for Buffalo while Dustin Tokarski stopped 29 shots. Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin missed his third game in a row for unknown personal reasons.
Blitz 5, Senators 3
Steven Stamkos ended a two-point game by scoring the green goal in the third period when Tampa Bay beat hosts Ottawa in a matinee game.
With the 2-2, Stamkos found a rebound from Alex Killorn’s shot and lifted him into the net for his sixth record of the season and a 3-2 lead at 7:32.
Ondrej Palat, who had two assists, scored at 18:19 in a breakaway to seal the win for the Lightning, who split their trip to Canada for two games. After a sluggish start, Tampa Bay are 4-0-1 in their last five games, scooping up three points north of the border.
Islanders 2, Jets 0
Ilya Sorokin made 24 saves to score his third shutout of the season and Brock Nelson stayed scorching hot by scoring an insurance goal in the third period when the visiting New Yorker beat Winnipeg.
Anders Lee scored early in the first third for the Islanders, who expanded their points streak to eight games (5-0-2) and improved to 5-2-2 on a 13-game road trip.
Goalkeeper Eric Comrie made 29 saves for the Jets, whose eight-game points streak was snapped.
Maple Leafs 5, Bruins 2
Auston Matthews and John Tavares scored two goals each, and Toronto beat Boston for the fifth straight time.
Mitchell Marner added one goal and three assists for Toronto and Morgan Rielly had two assists. Jack Campbell made 42 parades for Toronto.
Taylor Hall and David Pastrnak scored for Boston, and Brad Marchand added two assists. Linus Ullmark stopped 31 shots for Boston.
Wild 5, penguins 4 (SO)
Ryan Hartman scored 2.2 seconds before the regular score and Nick Bjugstad scored the winning goal in the fourth round of penalties as the Minnesota visitor tied a late two-goal deficit to beat Pittsburgh.
Jared Spurgeon, Kirill Kaprizov and Joel Eriksson Ek also scored one goal each, and Freddie Gaudreau had two assists for the savages.
Kasperi Kapanen scored his first hat trick of his career, Jake Guentzel scored as well and Evan Rodrigues, Jason Zucker and Bryan Rust each provided two assists for the penguins.
Flyer 2, Capitals 1
Derick Brassard and Sean Couturier each scored goals in the second half, and Martin Jones made 31 saves when Philadelphia gave Washington its first regular home defeat.
Brassard scored 8:42 in the middle, and Couturier followed 4 1/2 minutes later with his fifth goal of the season for the Flyers. Jones, who won each of his first three starts with Philadelphia, stopped 14 of 15 shots in the third.
After the hosts lost 2-0, Washington rookie Brett Leason shot a shot under Jones 6:02 in the third. Vitek Vanecek stopped 30 shots for the Capitals.
Blue jackets 4, avalanche 2
Cole Sillinger scored a tiebreak goal 1:02 remaining, and hosts Columbus beat Colorado.
Alexandre Texier, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Gabriel Carlsson also scored goals and Elvis Merzlikins had 34 saves and an assist for Columbus, who swept the home and home series with Colorado.
Andre Burakovsky scored two goals and Darcy Kuemper stopped 38 shots for the avalanche.
Golden Knights 5, Canadiens 2
Robin Lehner made 36 saves and had an assist and visited Vegas, despite losing 22-1 early in the game, rallied to score five unanswered goals and sail to victory over Montreal.
Alex Pietrangelo and Chandler Stephenson each scored a goal and an assist, and Jonathan Marchessault, Dylan Coghlan and Brayden McNabb also scored for Vegas. The Golden Knights were defeated 20-1 in the first period, a franchise record for the fewest number of shots in a period.
Nick Suzuki had a goal and an assist and Tyler Toffoli also scored for Montreal. Jake Allen stopped 13 of 16 shots.
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