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Karlsson breaks tie, Golden Knights win

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POSTED January 7, 2018 11:29 p.m.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — William Karlsson scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to lift the Vegas Golden Knights to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday night.

James Neal also scored and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots to improve to 9-2-1 in front of a season-high 18,234 in attendance.

RED WINGS 2

DETROIT (AP) — Dan Girardi had a goal and an assist in the first period before blocking a shot above the shoulders in the second period and leaving Tampa Bay’s victory over Detroit.

PENGUINS 6,

BRUINS 5, OT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin got his second goal of the game at 2:51 of overtime to rally Pittsburgh past Boston.

Phil Kessel set up Malkin, who one-timed a shot over Tuukka Rask’s pad during a 2-on-1.

CAPITALS 4, BLUES 3, OT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom scored at 4:17 of overtime and Alex Ovechkin had a power-play goal and an assist to help Washington beat St. Louis.

Recognizing a change of possession in Washington’s end late in overtime, Backstrom headed down ice, received a long pass from T.J. Oshie and beat goalie Carter Hutton for his ninth goal of the season.

BLACKHAWKS 4,

OILERS 1

CHICAGO (AP) — Anton Forsberg made 32 saves, and Nick Schmaltz and Alex DeBrincat scored in the first period in Chicago’s victory over slumping Edmonton.

Brandon Saad and Jordan Oesterle also scored to help the Blackhawks win at home for the first time since Dec. 17. Jonathan Toews extended his point streak to four games.

ISLANDERS 5,

DEVILS 4, SO

NEW YORK (AP) — Jaroslav Halak made 42 saves and Brock Nelson scored the only goal in the shootout and New York beat New Jersey to snap a five-game losing streak.

Nelson beat Cory Schneider in the fifth round of the shootout after the Islanders overcame a 4-2 to force overtime. The Devils lost their fifth straight.

FLYERS 4, SABRES 1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and added an empty-netter to help Philadelphia beat Buffalo for its third straight victory.

Couturier has four goals in two games and 42 points, three more than his previous career best.

BLUE JACKETS 3,

PANTHERS 2, SO

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Josh Anderson scored the deciding goal in the eighth round of the shootout, lifting Columbus past Florida.

Nick Foligno and rookie Pierre-Luc Dubois scored power-play goals for Columbus. Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov scored for Florida, with Barkov tying it with 1:34 left in the third period.

CANADIENS 5,

CANUCKS 2

MONTREAL (AP) — Brendan Gallagher broke a tie midway through the third period, and Carey Price made 34 saves in Montreal’s victory over Vancouver.

Karl Alzner, Alex Galchenyuk, Paul Byron and Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal. The Canadiens were coming off a shootout victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday night that snapped a five-game losing streak. Daniel Sedin and Michael Del Zotto scored for Vancouver.

 

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