Letang gets OT game-winner, leads Penguins over Panthers 7-6

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Letang scored his next intention of the activity with 54 seconds still left in additional time to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 7-6 victory in excess of the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night time. Letang, who hadn’t performed given that Dec.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Letang scored his second objective of the activity with 54 seconds left in extra time to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 7-6 victory in excess of the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.

Letang, who hadn’t played considering the fact that Dec. 28 due to a reduce-body personal injury, also additional two assists for Pittsburgh. His electricity-play blast gave the Penguins just their fourth extra time victory of the season.

Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby and Danton Heinen each individual had a goal and two helps for Pittsburgh. Rickard Rakell and Drew O’Connor also scored for the Penguins. Casey DeSmith stopped 33 pictures, which includes both of those that he confronted in time beyond regulation, to gain for just the third time in his very last 10 starts off.

Carter Verhaeghe scored two times for Florida, which includes a tying goal with 2:32 left in regulation. Aaron Ekblad had a intention and two assists. Matthew Tkachuk and Sam Reinhart each had a target and an aid. Colin White’s sixth objective of the season 4:10 into the 3rd gave the Panthers the lead but Florida could not keep it. Alex Lyon manufactured 42 will save.


MONTREAL (AP) — Patrice Bergeron broke a tie with 2:55 remaining and the NHL-foremost Boston Bruins gained their sixth straight victory.

Taylor Hall and David Krejci also scored for Boston in the very first video game of the year involving the rivals. David Pastrnak had an vacant-netter in the closing minute and additional a few assists.

Jeremy Swayman made 19 will save to enable the Bruins boost to 38-5-4.

Kirby Dach scored 2 times for Montreal, and Samuel Montembeault produced 25 will save. The Canadiens dropped to 20-25-3.


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Dougie Hamilton scored late to tie the video game and netted a power-engage in target with 1:06 left in additional time to guide New Jersey more than Vegas.

Ondrej Palat also scored and Vitek Vanecek built 28 will save as the Devils improved to 7–1 in their final 8 video games. Vanecek has received a profession-very best eight games in a row, turning into New Jersey’s to start with goalie to do that since Martin Brodeur in 2007-08.

Ben Hutton and William Karlsson scored for the Golden Knights, who are 2-5-1 in their very last 8 game titles. Rookie All-Star Logan Thompson experienced 35 saves for Vegas.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tanner Jeannot scored early in the third period and Juuse Saros created 32 saves and Nashville gained its fourth earn in five video games.

Cody Glass experienced the Predator’s other purpose.

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored and Connor Hellebuyck designed 39 saves for Winnipeg, which concluded a 5-game street excursion 2-3-.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Fiala scored 1:09 into additional time to clinch the get for Los Angeles.

Anze Kopitar scored two ambitions and Samuel Fagemo additional a person for the Kings.

James van Riemsdyk, Wade Allison and Rasmus Ristolainen scored for the Flyers.

Los Angeles dominated the 3rd period but could not discover the tiebreaking aim until eventually the extra session. Fiala took the puck the duration of the ice for his 17th target and group-leading 50th stage.

Pheonix Copley produced 28 will save for the Kings. Hart stopped 34 photographs.


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored the tiebreaking objective with 5:38 remaining and Tampa Bay won its 10th consecutive dwelling video game.

Nikita Kucherov scored into an empty web with 16.4 seconds still left, handing Minnesota its 3rd straight loss.

Tampa Bay’s Corey Perry scored two times in the 2nd period of time on deflections of shots by Ross Colton. Andrei Vasilevskiy concluded with 35 will save and earned his 250th NHL win, all with the Lightning.

Joel Eriksson Ek scored shorthanded and assisted on Kirill Kaprizov’s electricity-play purpose for Minnesota. Marc-Andre Fleury produced 33 saves.


DENVER (AP) — Artturi Lehkonen, Andrew Cogliano and Alex Newhook scored in opposition to previous teammate Darcy Kuemper and a surging Colorado crew gave coach Jared Bednar his franchise-record 266th victory.

Logan O’Connor additional two assists, Nathan MacKinnon had an support for his 700th level and Alexandar Georgiev made 37 will save in the Avs’ period-very best sixth straight victory. They moved into third place in the Central Division, just one position forward of Minnesota.

Bednar, coaching his 500th recreation for Colorado, improved to 266-185-49 and handed previous Quebec Nordiques boss Michel Bergeron for the most coaching victories in franchise history.

Alex Ovechkin returned from an injury to score his 31st purpose for Washington. Conor Sheary also scored and Kuemper stopped 23 pictures in his first sport in Denver due to the fact assisting the Avalanche win the Stanley Cup in June.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tage Thompson and Jeff Skinner each and every had a objective and two helps as Buffalo snapped a nine-activity dropping streak in St. Louis relationship to Jan. 21, 2012.

Thompson prolonged his place streak to five video games, his 3rd streak of 5 or a lot more video games this season. Skinner also has a 5-sport point streak, his 2nd these types of stretch this year.

Alex Tuch had a goal and an aid, and Owen Electrical power and Dylan Cozens also scored for the Sabres.

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen designed 26 will save for Buffalo, which enhanced to 2-6-1 in the next activity of back again-to-backs this time.

Ivan Barbashev, Brayden Schenn and Jordan Kyrou scored for the Blues, who completed 3-4 on their longest homestand of the time. Jordan Binnington built 26 saves.


DETROIT (AP) — Andrew Copp scored 25 seconds into extra time to give Detroit the win above San Jose.

Copp banged in a rebound close to the goal crease following goalie James Reimer stopped Michael Rasmussen’s shot.

Rasmussen and Adam Erne scored in regulation, with Dylan Larkin reaching 400 NHL details with an assist on Erne’s purpose. Ville Husso created 26 saves.

Timo Meier scored his fifth target in seven video games for San Jose. Logan Couture also scored, Erik Karlsson assisted on the two targets, and Reimer stopped 29 photographs.


VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Dakota Joshua and Sheldon Dries scored 34 seconds aside in the third interval, and Vancouver gave Rick Tocchet a victory in his initial activity as mentor.

There was a mixture of boos and cheers when Tocchet was launched to the crowd during the to start with period. The video game was 3:30 outdated when a supporter threw a Canucks jersey on the ice.

Andrei Kuzmenko scored 2 times for the Canucks, who snapped a a few-match shedding streak. Elias Pettersson experienced two helps, providing him six plans and 22 helps in the last 16 video games. Bo Horvat scored shorthanded into an vacant web, matching his job substantial of 31 ambitions in a season.

Patrick Kane and Sam Lafferty scored for the Blackhawks, who lost their 2nd in a row adhering to a 3-video game get streak. Petr Mrazek created 43 saves.

Vancouver goaltender Collin Delia stopped 12 shots.


TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Cam Fowler experienced two aims and an guide, Anthony Stolarz stopped 37 pictures and Anaheim’s strong get started held off Arizona.

The Ducks jumped on the Coyotes early to build a 4- guide. Troy Terry experienced a intention and two assists for Anaheim, with Frank Vatrano introducing a purpose and an guide.

Just after Fowler’s next objective, Arizona cut Anaheim’s guide in 50 % on targets by Barrett Hayton and Nick Schmaltz.

Adam Henrique ended the Coyotes’ hopes of completing the comeback on an empty-web target with 3 1/2 minutes remaining.

Connor Ingram experienced 39 will save for Arizona.


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