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Kessel’s OT winner leads Penguins past McDavid, Oilers

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POSTED October 24, 2017 10:53 p.m.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Kessel found a way to upstage Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid.
The Pittsburgh forward raced down the slot and beat goalie Cam Talbot 42 seconds into overtime to give the Penguins a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
Ian Cole scored his first goal of the season for the Penguins, and Matt Murray stopped 29 shots. Crosby was held without a point in his showdown with McDavid, but the Penguins rode their depth to keep the struggling Oilers in check.

LIGHTNING 5,
 HURRICANES 1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tyler Johnson had a power-play goal and an assist, and the Lightning pulled away to beat the Hurricanes.
Steven Stamkos had two assists, giving him league leads with 17 assists and 20 points, and Nikita Kucherov scored his 11th goal with 4 seconds left. Both players have 10-game points streaks — one shy of Martin St. Louis’ 8-year-old club record to begin a season.

DUCKS 6, FLYERS 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ondrej Kase had two goals, Anaheim scored three times in the second period and the Flyers lost No. 2 overall draft pick Nolan Patrick to an undisclosed injury in a Ducks’ win.
Patrick, the talented center who had three points this season, was checked head-first into the glass by Anaheim forward Chris Wagner, dropped to his knees and needed help leaving the ice. He went straight to the locker room in the second period and did not return.

ISLANDERS 5,
COYOTES 3
NEW YORK (AP) — John Tavares completed his hat trick with a tiebreaking goal in the third period, lifting the Islanders over the winless Coyotes.
The Islanders won their third straight and improved to 5-3-1. Jaroslav Halak made 32 saves for New York.

CANADIENS 5,
PANTHERS 1
MONTREAL (AP) — Shea Weber scored twice, helping the Canadiens end their seven-game skid with a win over the Panthers.
Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty also scored for the Canadiens, who had not won since their season opener.
SABRES 1,
RED WINGS 0
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Benoit Pouliot scored for the second straight game and Robin Lehner made 32 saves in a shutout as the Sabres beat the struggling Red Wings.
Victor Antipin and Taylor Fedun each had an assist for Buffalo, which handed the Red Wings their fifth defeat in a row.
The win was the first at home for rookie coach Phil Housley and ended the Sabres’ three-game home losing streak. Buffalo won consecutive games for the first time this season and improved to 3-5-2.

KINGS 3,
SENATORS 2, SO
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Adrian Kempe scored the shootout winner to help the Kings beat the Senators.
Alec Martinez and Kempe scored for the Kings (7-1-1) in regulation and Darcy Kuemper stopped 29 shots.

CANUCKS 1, WILD 0
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jake Virtanen broke a scoreless tie midway through the third period, Anders Nilsson made 29 saves for his fourth career shutout and the Canucks beat the Wild.

FLAMES 3,
PREDATORS 2, SO
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sean Monahan and Matthew Tkachuk scored in the shootout to give the Flames a win over the Predators.
Tkachuk and Micheal Ferland scored third-period goals for the Flames, who ended a two-game losing streak.

AVALANCHE 5, STARS 3
DENVER (AP) — Matt Nieto capped off his first career hat trick on an empty-netter in the closing seconds, Semyon Varlamov stopped 34 shots and the injury-riddled Avalanche ended a three-game skid with a victory over the Stars.
Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and an assist, and Mark Barberio contributed another tally in his 200th career NHL game.


GOLDEN KNIGHTS 4, BLACKHAWKS 2
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oscar Dansk stopped 29 shots for his second career win in two appearances, and the Golden Knights beat the Blackhawks for their fourth straight victory.
Dansk made his first NHL start after replacing injured Malcolm Subban during a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. The 23-year-old gave up goals to John Hayden and Patrick Kane, but was otherwise stellar for the Golden Knights.

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