LAS VEGAS (AP) — Although Gerard Gallant downplayed Vegas’ latest win against his former team, Jonathan Marchessault — who played under Gallant with Florida — made it clear how important it was.
Erik Haula scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Golden Knights beat the Panthers 5-2 Sunday.
Nate Schmidt, Colin Miller, Marchessault and James Neal also scored for Vegas, while goalie Malcolm Subban stopped 16 shots. The 18 shots by Florida were its fewest of the season, four less than its previous low of 22 against Anaheim on Oct. 26.
Vegas is now 8-0-0 with 39 shots or more in a game, and has tallied 40 or more shots-on-goal in six games this season.
FLAMES 6, CANUCKS 1: VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Mark Giordano scored twice, Sam Bennett had a goal and three assists, and the Calgary Flames beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-1 Sunday.
Mark Jankowski had a goal and two assists, and Matthew Tkachuk and Micheal Ferland also scored to help Calgary snap a three-game skid. Dougie Hamilton had two assists and backup goalie David Rittich made 16 saves to pick up his third win in four appearances.
Markus Granlund scored for Vancouver. Jacob Markstrom allowed five goals on 19 shots in a forgettable outing before getting replaced by Anders Nilsson to start the third period. Nilsson made 18 saves in relief as the Canucks lost in regulation for the fifth time in six games.
BLACKHAWKS 4, WILD 1: CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane is finally on a roll, and so are the Chicago Blackhawks.
Kane scored two slick goals, Corey Crawford made 27 saves and the Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Sunday night for their season-high fifth straight win.
Kane, who has seven points in his last four games, connected on a one-timer and a breakaway to give him 14 goals this season and four in the last three games. The flashy Chicago forward’s 298th and 299th career goals moved him into fifth place in team history, ahead of Dennis Hull.
JETS 4, BLUES 0: WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Connor Hellebuyck was happy to have a hand in helping the Winnipeg Jets get some payback.
Less that 24 hours after Winnipeg was shut out in St. Louis, Hellebuyck made 24 saves as the Jets returned the favor with a 4-0 victory over the Blues on Sunday night.