Coyotes get 1st win, beat Flyers in OT on Goligoski’s goal
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.
Sean Couturier scored twice and Ivan Provorov had three assists for the Flyers.
Arizona was in position to close it out earlier, but Jordan Weal scored on a rebound with 53 seconds left in the third period and Couturier tipped a shot past goalie Scott Wedgewood with 16 seconds left in the third period to tie the game at 3.
Goligoski scored the winner from a sharp angle in the 3-on-3 overtime period after a pass from Clayton Keller.
Wedgewood made 28 saves in his Arizona debut, and Niklas Hjalmarsson added two assists for the Coyotes. Wedgewood was acquired Saturday from the Devils for a 2018 fifth-round draft pick.
SHARKS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Rookie defenseman Tim Heed scored a tiebreaking goal on the power play early in the third period to spoil Patrick Marleau’s return to San Jose by leading the Sharks over Toronto.
Heed scored on a slap shot from just above the faceoff circle with 15:49 to play and assisted on Joe Pavelski’s second-period goal to give the Sharks their 10th straight win over Toronto. Joel Ward added an empty-net goal for San Jose.
This time it came with Marleau in a Maple Leafs sweater as he returned to the arena he called home for his first 19 seasons in the NHL. Marleau left as a free agent this summer to sign an $18.75 million, three-year contract with Toronto.
Marleau finished with two shots on goal but didn’t record a point as Martin Jones made 16 saves for San Jose to improve to 7-0 against the Maple Leafs. Jones has allowed just 10 goals in those starts.
Auston Matthews scored in the first period and Nazem Kadri added a goal with 1:10 remaining to cut San Jose’s lead to 3-2. The Maple Leafs have lost four of five and were held to only two shots on goal in a span of more than 31 minutes in the second and third periods.
Frederik Andersen made 36 saves.
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).
Tanner Pearson and Dustin Brown scored for the Kings, who had their three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 9-2-1. Jonathan Quick made 26 saves.
ISLANDERS 6, 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.
William Karlsson, Alex Tuch and Colin Miller scored for the Golden Knights, who snapped a five-game winning streak and lost another goalie to injury. With starter Marc-Andre Fleury and backup Malcolm Subban already sidelined, Oscar Dansk left after Tavares scored the tying goal late in the second period with an apparent leg injury.
Dansk, who came in 3-0 with an NHL-best 1.34 goals-against average, made 17 saves. Maxime Lagace, the fourth goalie Vegas has used in its inaugural season, came on for his NHL debut and gave up four goals on 11 shots.
LIGHTNING 8, PANTHERS 5
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.
Ondrej Palat scored the go-ahead goal and had an assist. Nikita Kucherov added his NHL-leading 13th goal and an assist, while Brayden Point and Yanni Gourde each had a goal and an assist for the Lightning. Vladislav Namestnikov and Anton Stralman also scored.
Aleksander Barkov had a goal and three assists to lead the Panthers. Evgeni Dadanov, Jamie McGinn, Jonathan Huberdeau and Aaron Ekblad also scored for Florida.
James Reimer allowed five goals on 19 shots before being replaced by Antti Niemi at 10:22 of the second. Niemi stopped 16 shots.
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.
Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky had an assist – the eighth of his career and first this season. Bobrovsky made 27 saves for his sixth win.
Tuukka Rask stopped 29 shots for the Bruins, who lost their second in a row and dropped to 4-4-2.
David Savard, Boone Jenner and Tyler Motte scored in regulation for Columbus.
Patrice Bergeron, Torey Krug and Brad Marchand had goals for the Bruins.
CANADIENS 8, SENATORS 3
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.
Max Pacioretty, Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Plekanec scored as Montreal won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Ottawa got goals from Tom Pyatt, Ryan Dzingel and Chris DiDomenico. Craig Anderson made just nine saves on 15 shots through two periods before being replaced by Mike Condon, who allowed two goals on 14 shots.
Senators captain Erik Karlsson, one of the NHL’s best defensemen, was on the ice for seven Montreal goals.
STARS 2, 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.
Radulov won it when he carried the puck the length of the ice and fired a shot over Markstrom’s blocker-side shoulder.
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