NHL Roundup: Wild deserve wild OT victories over jets

2021-10-20 06:15:24 GMT + 00: 00 – Joel Eriksson Ek’s overtime winner completed his hat trick and Mats Zuccarello scored two goals and added two assists to bring the Minnesota Wild to an incredible 6-5 comeback win across the Winnipeg to lead Jets in their home opener on Tuesday in Saint Paul, Minn.

Marcus Foligno also scored for the Wild, who won three wins in a row at the start of the season. Goalkeeper Cam Talbot stopped 25 shots. Minnesota made up four deficits, including a two-goal hole in the final five minutes of the third period to force overtime.

Eriksson Ek, who forced extra time by forcing a goal with the goalkeeper drawn and 59 seconds before regular time, completed a three-way passing game on an odd-man rush with 90 seconds to go in OT.

Kyle Connor scored twice in a three-point game while Andrew Copp scored once, adding two assists for the Jets, who lost three games in a row earlier in the season. Josh Morrissey and Pierre-Luc Dubois also scored, goalkeeper Connor Hellebuyck stopped 38 shots.

Oiler 6, ducks 5

Leon Draisaitl had two goals and two assists to help Edmonton defeat Anaheim.

Zack Kassian also scored two goals, Connor McDavid scored one goal and two assists, and Evan Bouchard added a goal and assist for the Oilers, who have won their first three games. Edmonton goalkeeper Mike Smith scored four goals in 15 shots before being replaced by Mikko Koskinen, who stopped 20 of 21 shots the rest of the way.

Sam Steel and Kevin Shattenkirk each scored two goals, Nicolas Deslauriers also scored and Anthony Stolarz made 31 saves for the Ducks.

Sharks 5, Canadians 0

Rookie Jonathan Dahlen scored his first two NHL goals and drew a penalty that led to a power play record when San Jose knocked out hosts Montreal for the second straight year at the start of the season.

Adin Hill made 21 saves to post his first Shark shutout since it was acquired in an offseason deal with Arizona. Timo Meier and Erik Karlsson each added one goal and two assists, Kevin Labanc also scored and Logan Couture had two assists.

Montreal goalie Jake Allen, who played while Carey Price is in the NHL / NHLPA player assistance program, stopped 20 of 25 shots.

Predators 2, Kings 1

Tanner Jeannot scored the tiebreak goal at 5:06 of the third third as Nashville rallied to beat the Los Angeles visit.

Matt Duchene also scored and goalkeeper Juuse Saros made 25 saves for the Predators, who took their first win in three games this season.

Anze Kopitar from Los Angeles scored his fifth goal of the season, tied with Tyler Bertuzzi from Detroit, who secured the NHL lead. Goalkeeper Calvin Petersen, who celebrated his 27th birthday, stopped 29 of 31 shots.

Stars 2, penguins 1 (SO)

Alexander Radulov scored the decisive goal on penalties and gave Dallas a victory over Pittsburgh.

Radulov, the last of six shooters, froze Pittsburgh goalkeeper Tristan Jarry by holding the puck and then backhanded it to seal the win. Joe Pavelski also defeated Jarry in the shootout. Jeff Carter was the only Penguins shooter to beat Dallas goalkeeper Braden Holtby.

Michael Raffl scored a regular goal for Dallas and Holtby made 27 saves through regulation and overtime. John Marino scored for Pittsburgh, who had won five straight games between the clubs. Holtby stopped 27 shots.

Devil 4, octopus 2

Dawson Mercer scored his first NHL goal 5:02 in the first period for New Jersey, overcoming an early injury to star Jack Hughes to beat the Seattle expansion in Newark, NJ

Damon Severson, Jimmy Vesey and Pavel Zacha also scored for the Devils, who each won their first two games. Jonathan Bernier made 27 saves. After a tough check, Hughes hit the boards with 1:06 to go in the first third.

Riley Sheahan and Jared McCann met, and Joey Daccord posted 29 saves for the Kraken, who went 1-3-1 on his first road trip.

Panther 4, lightning 1

Rookie Anton Lundell scored his first goal and added assist when Florida hosts beat Tampa Bay in the first of four regular season fixtures between rivals.

Aleksander Barkov scored one goal and added an assist, Anthony Duclair hit an empty net and Sam Reinhart made two assists for Florida, making it 3-0-0 for the second straight season. Rookie goalie Spencer Knight stopped 30 of 31 shots.

Brayden Point scored his first goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy gave up three markers with 31 shots and defender Ryan McDonagh was in his 200th game for the Lightning.

Capitals 6, avalanche 3

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his first two goals of the season and provided an assist to take hosts Washington past Colorado.

Nick Jensen scored a goal and an assist, Anthony Mantha, Nic Dowd and Alexander Ovechkin also matched and Ilya Samsonov made 24 saves on his season debut for the Capitals.

JT Compher scored a goal and an assist, and Mikko Rantanen and Darren Helm also scored for Colorado, who opened their three-game road trip with a second straight loss. Darcy Kuemper logged 34 parades.

Islanders 4, Blackhawks 1

Ilya Sorokin stopped the best 39 shots of his career and Oliver Wahlstrom scored twice in a third period with three goals to give New York a win in Chicago.

New York took its first win of the season, despite being beaten 40:29. The Islanders benefited from Wahlstrom’s first multi-goal game of his career and an outstanding performance by Sorokin, who lost the application for his fourth career shutout with 26 seconds from MacKenzie Entwistle’s goal.

Anthony Beauvillier and Cal Clutterbuck also scored for the Islanders. Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 25 saves for Chicago.

Saber 5, Canucks 2

Jeff Skinner and Tage Thompson scored 23 seconds off early in the third period to break the tie as Buffalo went undefeated with a win over the Vancouver visit.

Kyle Okposo and Zemgus Girgensons each scored one goal and one assist, Dylan Cozens had two assists and Rasmus Asplund added a blank goal for Buffalo, which improved to 3-0-0 for the first time since 2008. Craig Anderson finished with 32 stores.

Bo Horvat and Justin Dowling scored goals for Vancouver, who suffered their third loss in four games to begin a six-game coast-to-coast road trip to the season opener. Thatcher Demko made 38 saves for the Canucks.

Red Wings 4, Blue Jackets 1

Lucas Raymond scored his first NHL goal and added an assist when hosts Detroit defeated Columbus. The 19-year-old left winger, the fourth pick in the 2020 draft, retired to the locker room after a hard blow.

Tyler Bertuzzi scored his fifth goal of the season after scoring four goals in the Red Wings opener against Tampa Bay. Vladislav Namestnikov and Adam Erne added empty goals for Detroit, and Thomas Greiss made 22 saves.

Boone Jenner scored the only Columbus goal and Joonas Korpisalo stopped 41 shots.

–Field-level media

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