PITTSBURGH (AP) — Zach Aston-Reese broke a third-period tie with a power-play goal and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Thursday night for their 10th straight home victory.
Two nights after scoring his first two NHL goals, Aston-Reese gave the Penguins the lead at 5:24 of the period. Kris Letang’s point shot through traffic clipped Aston-Reese’s skate and went between goalie Jonathan Quick’s pads.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 4, OILERS 1
LAS VEGAS (AP) — William Karlsson got the 100th point of his career with his 30th goal of the season as Vegas beat Edmonton for the first time in three meetings.
Ryan Carpenter, Jonathan Marchessault and Erik Haula also scored for the Golden Knights, while Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots to improve to 18-6-2 and move seven wins shy of 400 for his career.
Leon Draisaitl scored Edmonton’s lone goal, his 17th of the season, and Cam Talbot finished with 24 saves.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nico Hischier had a goal and two assists, and Stefan Noesen scored twice to help New Jersey win its second straight after losing four in a row.
Kyle Palmieri and Damon Severson also scored for the Devils, and Keith Kinkaid made 27 saves.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jaroslav Halak stopped 50 shots for his first shutout of the season as theIslanders kept up their recent mastery of the crosstown-rival Rangers.
Josh Bailey, Jordan Eberle and Thomas Hickey each scored for the Islanders, who have won all three meetings this season and 10 of the last 11. Rookie sensation Mathew Barzal had three assists to help the Islanders move into a tie with Columbus one point behind Carolina for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.
RED WINGS 1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored twice, Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists, and Tampa Bay beat Detroit for the 11th straight time.
Andrei Vasilevskiy made 38 saves and Victor Hedman picked up three assists for the Lightning, who were coming off an 0-2 road trip. Alex Killorn had the other Tampa Bay goal.
Tomas Tatar scored for Detroit and Jimmy Howard stopped 28 shots.
SABRES 2, OT
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mike Hoffman scored 1:13 into overtime to lift Ottawa past Buffalo. Hoffman took a cross-ice pass from Erik Karlsson and beat Robin Lehner with a one-timer from the left side to end the Senators’ two-game skid.
Marian Gaborik, making his Ottawa debut two days after being acquired from Los Angeles, and Derick Brassard also scored for the Senators, who rallied after trailing twice in the third period. Craig Anderson made 23 saves.
CAPITALS 5, WILD 2
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 34th goal and had three assists, and Tom Wilson scored twice to lead Washington.
Ovechkin assisted on Wilson’s opening goal in the second period before adding his own in a building in which he’s had plenty of success for the Capitals. In eight career games in Minnesota, Ovechkin has 11 goals.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk and Dougie Hamilton each had a goal and an assist to lead Calgary.
Mark Jankowski and Curtis Lazar also scored, and David Rittich made 29 saves. The Flames won two of their last three to finish 4-2 on their longest trip of the season.
CHICAGO (AP) — Ondrej Kase had a goal and two assists, Adam Henrique scored in the third period and Anaheim handed Chicago its eighth straight loss.
Nick Ritchie added a goal and an assist and John Gibson made 42 saves as Anaheim improved to 1-1 on a four-game trip. The Ducks had dropped two in a row and four of six, hurting their playoff positioning as they try for a wild card in the Western Conference.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brendan Perlini scored twice in a 19-second span in the second period, and Arizona won its third straight and fourth in the last five games.
Perlini scored his first two goals since a four-game streak from Jan. 18-25. Tobias Rieder had a goal and assist in the third period to help the Coyotes hold off a late Montreal rally.
Clayton Keller had a goal and three assists, and Antti Raanta made 34 saves for the Coyotes. The have earned points in five straight games.
The Canadiens, on the second night of a back-to-back after playing at Colorado on Wednesday, lost their fourth straight. Brendan Gallagher scored his team-leading 21st goal of the season.