Devils beat Flyers for team-record 11th straight road win

December 4, 2022 GMT
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New Jersey Devils' players celebrate after an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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New Jersey Devils' players celebrate after an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jack Hughes, Dawson Mercer and Fabian Zetterlund scored, and the New Jersey Devils set a club record with their 11th straight road victory, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Saturday night.

Miles Wood added two assists and Akira Schmid stopped 31 shots for the Devils, who are a win away from tying the NHL record for consecutive road victories. New Jersey lost its first road game of the season, at the Flyers on Oct. 13, and hasn’t dropped one away from home since. The Devils’ next road game is Dec. 12 at the Rangers.

The Devils, who recently had a 13-game winning streak, have won four of five and 17 of 19 overall.

Travis Konecny and Lukas Sedlak scored for the Flyers, who have lost 12 of 13. Carter Hart had 15 saves.


BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak and Trent Frederic scored two goals apiece, Linus Ullmark stopped 25 shots and Boston improved to an NHL-record 14-0 at home.

Jake DeBrusk scored his 100th career NHL goal, making it 5-1 late in the third period just 10 seconds after Frederic gave the Bruins a three-goal lead.

Andrew Cogliano scored for the injury-plagued Avalanche at 6:32 of the third, spoiling Ullmark’s shutout bid after two Bruins collided in front of the net and gave the puck away. Pavel Francouz made 34 saves for Colorado, which is without forwards Valeri Nichushkin, Evan Rodrigues and Darren Helm and defensemen Bowen Byram and Kurtis MacDermid; captain Gabriel Landeskog had knee surgery in October.


NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists and Max Domi scored twice as Chicago snapped an eight-game losing streak.

Reese Johnson and Taylor Raddysh also scored as the Blackhawks won for the first time since Nov. 12 at Anaheim. They had won just two of their previous 16.

Petr Mrazek stopped 21 shots over two periods and Arvid Soderblom had five saves in the third as the Blackhawks improved to 6-3-0 at Madison Square Garden since February 2012.

Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers, who have lost five of their last six overall (1-4-1) and four straight (0-3-1) at home. Artemi Panarin had two assists and Jaroslav Halak had 16 saves.


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Killorn scored from the right circle 33 seconds into overtime and Tampa Bay beat Toronto.

Nikita Kucherov, Ross Colton and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for the Lightning. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 36 shots.

Mitch Marner broke the Toronto points streak record at 19 games, scoring short-handed and power-play goals. Marner broke the team record set by Darryl Sittler in 1977-78 and matched by Eddie Olczyk in 1989-90. The NHL record is 51 games, set by Wayne Gretzky (1983-84).

William Nylander also scored for the Maple Leafs and Matt Murray had 29 saves.

Steven Stamkos extended his point streak to 10 games with an assist on Kucherov’s goal. It was his fifth career double-digit point streak, trailing only Martin St. Louis (seven) and Kucherov (six) in Lightning franchise history.


SEATTLE (AP) — Carter Verhaeghe scored twice 26 seconds apart in the first period, Matthew Tkachuk scored his 12th goal and had an assist, and Florida snapped Seattle’s seven-game win streak.

The longest active win streak in the league came to an end as Seattle couldn’t solve Florida goalie Spencer Knight other than Jared McCann’s goal early in the second period. Knight made 36 saves and the Panthers won consecutive games for the first time in nearly a month.

Aleksi Heponiemi and Gustav Forsling both scored in the third period, and Sam Bennett had three assists for Florida.

Philipp Grubauer had 23 saves for Seattle.


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kasperi Kapanen scored his second career hat trick to lift Pittsburgh.

Bryan Rust had a goal and three assists, Jason Zucker had a goal and two assists, Sidney Crosby also scored and Evgeni Malkin added three assists to help the Penguins win their second straight and seventh in the last nine. Tristan Jarry stopped 26 shots for the Penguins, who are 9-2-2 in their last 13.

Pavel Buchnevich and Vladimir Tarasenko scored for the Blues, who have lost three straight and five of six after a seven-game win streak. Jordan Binnington gave up four goals on 17 shots before being pulled in the opening minute of the second period. Thomas Greiss had 19 saves in relief.


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov and Matt Boldy scored in the shootout, helping Minnesota beat Anaheim.

Calen Addison and Joel Eriksson Ek each had a goal and assist during regulation as the Wild won for the fifth time in six games. Connor Dewar also scored for Minnesota, which has beaten Anaheim in 12 straight matchups, the longest streak against any opponent in team history.

Filip Gustavsson made 29 saves for the Wild.

Trevor Zegras and Troy Terry each had a goal and assist, and Ryan Strome and Cam Fowler also scored for the Ducks. John Gibson had 45 saves as Anaheim lost its fifth straight.

Zegras also scored in the shootout.


EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid had two goals and two assists, Leon Draisaitl had a goal and three assists and Edmonton beat Montreal.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Darnell Nurse also scored for the Oilers, winners of four of their last five games. Stuart Skinner made 30 saves.

Nick Suzuki, Evgenii Dadonov and Arber Xhekaj scored for the Canadiens, who have lost two of their last three. Jake Allen stopped 17 shots.


DETROIT (AP) — Jack Eichel scored just over a minute into the game and Vegas never relinquished the lead.

Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist, while Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith also scored for the Golden Knights, who won for the second time in five games. Adin Hill made 24 saves to record his first victory in his last four starts.

Oskar Sundqvist scored his third goal in two games, while Ville Husso stopped 21 shots for Detroit. The Wings lost in regulation for just the second time in eight games (4-2-2).


OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Claude Giroux had two goals and an assist to lead Ottawa to its second straight win.

Brady Tkachuk, Tim Stutzle and Thomas Chabot also scored for the Senators. Anton Forsberg made 35 saves.

Tomas Hertl scored twice for the Sharks, who are 1-2-0 through their four-game road trip that wraps up Sunday. Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 34 shots.


VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Bo Horvat scored his second goal of the game at 4:09 of overtime and struggling Vancouver beat road-weary Arizona.

Brock Boeser also scored for the Canucks. Spencer Martin stopped 21 shots in his first start since starter Thatcher Demko suffered a lower-body injury on Thursday night that is expected to sideline him for about six weeks.

Jakob Chychrun and Christian Fischer scored for the Coyotes, who are 0-2-2 in their last four and 4-5-3 on their 14-game homestand while construction continues at their new home at Mullett Arena. Karel Vejmelka made 29 saves.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Martin Necas had a goal and an assist and Carolina won its fourth straight.

Brady Skjei, Sebastian Aho and Andrei Svechnikov also scored for the Hurricanes, who got at least one point for the 10th time in their past 11 games. Pyotr Kochetkov made 31 saves.

Samuel Fagemo scored his first career goal for Los Angeles, and Arthur Kaliyev connected on the power play. The Kings had their four-game point streak end. Jonathan Quick allowed four goals on 31 shots.


CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Andrew Mangiapane scored twice, Adam Ruzicka had a goal and two assists and Calgary beat Washington.

Blake Coleman and Elias Lindholm also scored for Calgary, and Mikael Backlund had three assists. Dan Vladar, making his fourth start in six games in place of the struggling Jacob Markstrom, had 27 saves.

Conor Sheary and John Carlson scored for Washington, which is 1-5-3 in its last nine road games. Darcy Kuemper had 24 saves before leaving with an injury with 3:51 left in the second. Charlie Lindgren took over and gave up two goals on nine shots.

Washington left wing Alex Ovechkin played in his 1,300th NHL game. He’s the 14th player to reach that number with one team. He’s a game away from tying Sergei Gonchar for the second-most games in the NHL by a Russian. Alex Kovalev is the leader with 1,316.


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