Alex Tuch scores in OT, Golden Knights top Rangers 4-3
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Tuch buried a sharp-angled shot just over two minutes into overtime, giving the Vegas Golden Knights a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots in his 423rd career victory, which moved him into a tie with Tony Esposito for ninth on the NHL's wins list.
Paul Stastny, Reilly Smith and William Carrier scored for Vegas, which extended its points streak to four straight games.
Tkachuk gets 1st goal in hometown, leads Flames over Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk spent his childhood dreaming of scoring an NHL goal in his hometown.
It became reality Sunday.
Tkachuk got his first goal in the city where his dad was a star, Johnny Gaudreau and Alan Quine each scored twice, and the Calgary Flames beat the St. Louis Blues 7-2.
Kylington gets 1st NHL goal, Flames beat Predators 5-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Despite a depleted lineup, the Calgary Flames showed their depth and kept their winning streak going.
Oliver Kylington scored his first NHL goal and helped set up Garnet Hathaway's tiebreaking score as the Flames beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — If you didn’t spend a lot of time with the 2015-16 Bridgeport Sound Tigers, you probably didn’t know Tanner Fritz’s name a year ago when he showed up to the New York Islanders’ training camp.
A lot has changed in 12 months since last year’s solid preseason. Fritz is engaged. He’s coming off a 42-point AHL season. And what he has done the past two years might be putting himself in position to use the NHL contract he earned last year.
Giroux scores 3:20 into OT to lift Flyers past Islanders
NEW YORK (AP) — Claude Giroux scored at 3:20 of overtime as the Philadelphia Flyers rallied to beat the Islanders 3-2 Sunday night to end New York's three-game winning streak.
Giroux's 11th goal of the season came on pass from defenseman Shayne Gostibehere from behind the net, giving the Flyers a much-needed win after trailing 2-0. Philadelphia 2as 3-9-3 in its previous 15 since a 10-game winning streak.
Rasmus Ristolainen scores in OT, Sabres beat Islanders 3-2
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rasmus Ristolainen has just two goals this season. Both have been game-winners for the Buffalo Sabres.
The defenseman scored 42 seconds into overtime to give the Sabres a 3-2 comeback victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night.
"I love to play overtime," said Ristolainen, who also scored in the extra period in Buffalo's 4-3 victory over Edmonton on Dec. 6.
Brock Nelson and Shane Prince each had a goal and an assist, Thomas Greiss stopped 33 shots, and the Islanders beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-1, Sunday night in New York.
Travis Hamonic, Casey Cizikas and Josh Bailey also scored, and Nikolay Kulemin, Nick Leddy and Dennis Seidenberg each had two assists to help the Islanders snap a two-game skid.
Jake Gardiner scored for the Maple Leafs and Jhonas Enroth finished with 30 saves. Toronto lost its sixth straight on the road (0-3-3).
NHL roundup: John Tavares leads Islanders over Wild
John Tavares had two goals and an assist, Johnny Boychuk scored for the second straight game and the Islanders beat the Minnesota Wild, 6-3, on Sunday in New York.
Calvin de Haan, Alan Quine and Thomas Hickey also scored to help the Islanders reach their highest scoring total of the year and win for the third time in four home games at Brooklyn.
Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots for his first win in two starts this season.
Tavares has 2 goals, assist to lead Islanders past Wild 6-3
NEW YORK (AP) — Captain John Tavares thinks the New York Islanders have room for improvement, even after winning three of four games.
It needs to happen fast with what's next on the schedule.
Tavares had two goals and an assist, Johnny Boychuk scored for the second straight game and the Islanders beat the Minnesota Wild 6-3 on Sunday night.
Calvin de Haan, Alan Quine and Thomas Hickey also scored to help New York get its highest scoring total of the year.
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — Alan Quine said his summer flew. Considering where we left him in spring, that might not be bad if he picks up where he left off with the New York Islanders.
Quine turned a late-season call-up from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers into top-line NHL minutes in the playoffs and a memorable goal in the Islanders’ first playoff-series win in 23 years.