Brayden Point scored three straight power-play goals in 1:31 – the sixth-fastest three goals in NHL history – and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Thursday night.
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 by an arbitrator and is eligible to play immediately. Wilson has already served 16 games of his suspension for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis forward Oskar Sundqvist in each team’s preseason finale. The ruling by Shyam Das allows Wilson to return Tuesday night at Minnesota, and the 24-year-old will recoup $378,049 of the $1.26 million he initially forfeited as part of the suspension.
David Pastrnak had three goals and an assist to lead the Boston Bruins to a 5-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
WASHINGTON – The Columbus Blue Jackets’ NHL-worst power play scored twice and Sergei Bobrovsky made 33 saves in a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday night. Oliver Bjorkstrand scored in his return to the lineup and Anthony Duclair had his seventh goal of the season for Columbus, which has three power-play goals during its two-game winning streak. It entered the night 7 of 59 on the power play, an 11.9 percent conversion rate.
T.J. Oshie left for the second time after taking Evgeni Malkin’s shoulder to the head but returned to score late and lift the Washington Capitals over the rival Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Wednesday night in a meeting of the two most recent Stanley Cup champions.
Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night.
The Chicago Blackhawks fired Joel Quenneville on Tuesday, ending a wildly successful run that returned the franchise to the top of the NHL after years of heartache.
The struggling Los Angeles Kings fired head coach John Stevens on Sunday just 13 games into his second season in charge. The team also fired assistant Don Nachbaur, a former Spokane Chiefs head coach.
Thomas Greiss made 35 saves for his first shutout of the season, and the New York Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win. It was Greiss’ ninth career shutout. Dating to Oct. 28, Greiss has allowed just four goals on 114 shots.
Jordan Eberle scored twice in the second period to help the New York Islanders pull away from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 6-3 victory Tuesday night.
Leon Draisaitl and Drake Caggiula each scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers ended a 13-game losing streak against the Nashville Predators with a 5-3 victory Saturday. Connor McDavid also scored and Mika Koskinen made 24 saves in his first start of the season. Edmonton was 0-11-2 in its previous 13 games against Nashville.
Patric Hornqvist and Phil Kessel each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins pounded the Calgary Flames 9-1 on Thursday night.
Nazem Kadri had his first goal of the season and John Tavares, Kasperi Kapanen and Tyler Ennis also scored in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night.
Sidney Crosby made a slick move through two defenders, skated through the slot and lifted a backhander into the net at 2:12 of overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 6-5 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
Mikko Rantanen had two goals, Matt Nieto and Gabriel Landeskog also scored, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4–1 on Monday night.
Brayden Point had a goal and two assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning peppered the Chicago Blackhawks with 33 shots in a three-goal second period in a 6-3 victory Sunday night.
Jeff Skinner scored three goals for his fifth career hat trick and the Buffalo Sabres’ reconfigured top line keyed a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal, two assists and the shootout winner as the Florida Panthers recovered after giving up a three-goal lead in the second period and beat the Washington Capitals 6-5 on Friday night for their first victory of the season.
Matt Murray made 38 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped the Toronto Maple Leafs’ winning streak at five games with a stifling 3-0 victory Thursday night.
Alex Ovechkin scored two power-play goals and Matt Niskanen had the winner in the Washington Capitals’ 4-3 overtime victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
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