PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The struggling Arizona Coyotes finally got their first win of the season, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Alex Goligoski’s overtime goal after blowing a two-goal lead in the final minute of regulation Monday night.
Goligoski scored with 14.4 seconds left on the clock in OT and Arizona (1-10-1) avoided setting an NHL record for most consecutive losses to start a season. Jordan Martinook, Christian Dvorak and Brandon Perlini also scored for the Coyotes, who matched the 1943-44 Rangers (0-11) by losing their first 11 games.
BLUES 4, KINGS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz each had a goal and an assist to lead St. Louis past Los Angeles in a matchup between two of the NHL’s top teams.
Carl Gunnarsson scored the game-winner and Vladimir Sobotka added an empty-netter for the Blues, who improved to 10-2-1 to match the franchise’s best start set in 1997. Jake Allen made 26 saves as St. Louis remained the only unbeaten team on home ice this season (5-0).
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 3
NEW YORK (AP) — John Tavares kept up his scoring surge with two more goals and New York handed expansion Vegas its second loss of the season.
Andrew Ladd, Mathew Barzal, Cal Clutterbuck and Nikolay Kulemin also scored, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 shots to help the Islanders win for the fifth time in six games. Tavares has eight goals in the last four games.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy won his ninth straight start and Steven Stamkos scored twice to lift Tampa Bay over Florida.
Vasilevskiy made 18 saves and shares the longest win streak by a goalie in franchise history with John Grahame, who won nine in a row from Nov. 14 to Dec. 10, 2005.
BLUE JACKETS 4,
BRUINS 3, SO
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artemi Panarin and Oliver Bjorkstrand scored in the shootout, and Columbus beat Boston after squandering a two-goal lead in the third period.
Columbus has won eight of its first 12 games, a franchise record for October.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Charles Hudon scored his first two NHL goals and had an assist, helping Montreal roll to a victory over Ottawa.
Artturi Lehkonen also scored twice for the Canadiens, and Shea Weber had three assists. Al Montoya stopped 25 shots in his first win of the season.
CANUCKS 1, OT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alexander Radulov scored 2:28 into overtime and Dallas defeated Vancouver.
Ben Bishop made 38 saves and Tyler Seguin had a second-period goal for the Stars, who improved to 3-1 on a five-game road trip.
Sam Gagner scored a power-play goal for the Canucks, who had won four straight. Jacob Markstrom made 27 saves.