Oct 21 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Saturday:
Knights 3, Blues 2
William Karlsson slapped in a Reilly Smith pass with 23.8 seconds left in overtime to give the Vegas Golden Knights a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues before a sellout crowd of 17,883 at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night.
Smith and Colin Miller also scored goals for the Golden Knights (6-1-0), who became the first team in NHL history to win six of their first seven games in their inaugural season.
Goaltender Malcolm Subban had 37 saves for Vegas but gave way to Oscar Dansk with 9:10 remaining in regulation after suffering a right leg injury while doing the splits. Dansk, recalled Oct. 19 from the Chicago Wolves of the AHL, made his NHL debut and stopped 10 of the 11 shots he faced.
Magnus Paajarvi and Alex Pietrangelo scored for St. Louis (6-2-1), which fell into a tie for first place in the Central Division with Chicago. Jake Allen had 19 saves in goal for the Blues, who had a two-game win streak snapped.
Kings 6, Blue Jackets 4
Anze Kopitar scored his second goal of the game with 2:14 left in the third period and Los Angeles remained the only team in the NHL without a regulation loss after a victory over Columbus.
Trevor Lewis, Jake Muzzin, Drew Doughty and Dustin Brown also scored for the Kings (6-0-1), who have won four straight. Brown's goal was an empty-netter with 1:33 left and he also had three assists. Jonathan Quick finished with 32 saves for Los Angeles.
Nick Foligno, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Matt Calvert and Sonny Milano scored for the Blue Jackets. Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves for Columbus.
Lightning 7, Penguins 1
Steven Stamkos tied a career high with four points while Nikita Kucherov scored twice and had a season-high three points to lead Tampa Bay to a victory over Pittsburgh.
Rookie defenseman Mikhail Sergachev had his third consecutive multi-point game with a goal and an assist. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 28 saves as his bid for a second consecutive shutout ended with 1:42 left in the game on a Jake Guentzel power-play goal.
Yanni Gourde and Brayden Point each had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay. Anton Stralman added his first goal of the season.
Pittsburgh goaltender Antti Niemi, making just his third start of the season, allowed all six goals. He has allowed 15 goals in his three starts, with all coming in the second half of back-to-backs.
Sabres 5, Bruins 4 (OT)
Ryan O'Reilly scored a spectacular goal with 2:01 left in overtime and Buffalo came back from three goals down to stun Boston.
O'Reilly, who had an earlier assist, did a 360-degree spin from behind the net, moved out front and backhanded the winner past Anton Khudobin for his fourth goal of the season -- giving the Sabres only their second victory. Jack Eichel scored in the second period before Benoit Pouliot and Evander Kane, with 2:08 left in regulation, tallied in the third period for Buffalo.
David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand scored two goals apiece as the Bruins built a 4-1 lead.
Rangers 4, Predators 2
Kevin Hayes had a goal and an assist as New York snapped a five-game losing streak.
Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves, including all nine he faced in the third period with Nashville pushing for the tying goal. Jimmy Vesey scored into an empty net with 38.5 seconds remaining to seal the victory.
The Predators outshot the Rangers 9-3 in the third period. Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast also scored for New York.
The Predators received goals from Mattias Ekholm and Filip Forsberg. Backup goaltender Juuse Saros stopped 11 shots.
Blackhawks 4, Coyotes 2
Lance Bouma scored off a deflection with 4:24 remaining and Chicago kept Arizona winless this season while defeating the Coyotes for the eighth straight time.
Patrick Kane scored his second goal in as many games, Jonathan Toews had two assists and Corey Crawford made 27 saves for Chicago, which had lost two straight.
Rookie Clayton Keller scored for Arizona and has three goals in two games and six in eight games. The Coyotes are 0-7-1 heading into a five-game road trip, matching the Columbus Blue Jackets' eight-game streak to start the 2015-16 season.
Senators 6, Maple Leafs 3
Derick Brassard and Mark Stone scored two goals apiece as Ottawa defeated Toronto for its first home victory of the season.
Nate Thompson and Ryan Dzingel also scored for the Senators while Erik Karlsson had three assists to give him six in the last two games. Craig Anderson made 28 saves for Ottawa.
James van Riemsdyk, Auston Matthews and William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs. Toronto's Frederik Andersen stopped 29 shots.
Panthers 4, Capitals 1
James Reimer was sharp in net and Florida got power-play goals from Evgenii Dadonov and Vincent Trocheck to end a three-game losing streak and win for the first time on the road.
Reimer, filling in for the injured Roberto Luongo, survived an early barrage of shots by Washington and settled in, making 41 saves for his second victory. The Panthers had dropped their first three road contests, including Friday night in Pittsburgh.
Defenseman Christian Djoos scored in the second period for the Capitals. Washington tied a season high with six penalties and had 17 giveaways. Philipp Grubauer made 19 saves but remains winless in three starts this season.
Wild 4, Flames 2
Jared Spurgeon scored on a rocket of a slap shot with 7:52 remaining for the winning goal and Minnesota scored three times in the third period to down Calgary.
Wild defenseman Ryan Suter tied the game with a wrister on a rush with 9:27 remaining and also had two assists. Chris Stewart and Daniel Winnik (empty net) also scored. Alex Stalock made 35 saves in his second start of the season.
Kris Versteeg and Sean Monahan replied for the Flames. Mike Smith made 28 saves in his eight straight start for Calgary. The Flames lost 45-year-old Jaromir Jagr to an undisclosed lower-body injury. He didn't return after the first period.
Stars 4, Hurricanes 3
Tyler Pitlick scored two goals and Radek Faksa had a pair of assists as Dallas defeated Carolina.
Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin also scored for the Stars, while Ben Bishop made 35 saves to help Dallas extend its winning streak to four games. The Stars fourth line, which includes Pitlick and Faksa, scored in its third straight game.
Jeff Skinner scored twice and Scott Darling made 23 saves as the Hurricanes' two-game win streak came to an end as they closed out a four-game road trip. Carolina's Jordan Staal scored with 4:36 left to cut the deficit to one.
Islanders 5, Sharks 3
Anders Lee scored twice and New York pulled away in the third period to defeat San Jose.
Andrew Ladd scored the tiebreaking goal 3:12 into the third, Josh Bailey also scored and John Tavares added an empty-net goal as the Islanders have won two straight games for the first time this season. Thomas Greiss made 28 saves for New York.
Logan Couture scored all three goals for the Sharks for his second career hat trick. Couture's final goal pulled the Sharks within 4-3 with 1:52 to go. Aaron Dell made 18 saves.
Flyers 2, Oilers 1
Wayne Simmonds netted his team-high sixth goal of the season with 2:15 remaining in regulation to give Philadelphia the win over Edmonton.
Center Claude Giroux also scored for the Flyers and goaltender Brian Elliott stopped 23 of 24 shots to pick up his fourth win of the season (4-1-0). The win was the Flyers' third in four games.
Patrick Maroon scored the only goal for the Oilers, who have dropped five of their last six games after starting the season with a win over Calgary. Oilers captain Connor McDavid was held without a point for just the second time in seven games.
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