Domi, Kotkaniemi help Canadiens beat Capitals
MONTREAL (AP) — Max Domi broke a tie with 21 seconds left and Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored his first two NHL goals in the Montreal Canadiens‘ 6-4 victory over the Washington Capitals 6-4 on Thursday night.
After Domi’s goal, Joel Armia added an empty-netter two seconds later for the fastest two goals in NHL history.
Kotkaniemi tied it with his second of the night with 3:04 remaining. Surrounded by three Capitals players, the Finn got his stick on the puck and his shot trickled past Holtby. At 18 years and 118 days old, Kotkaniemi became the second-youngest goal scorer in franchise history.
Domi gave the Canadiens the lead when Holtby fanned on his wrist shot.
Rinne was hurt in the third period of a 5-3 win at Calgary on Oct. 19. He was stretching to try and stop the puck when teammate Kevin Fiala landed on top of the goalie in an awkward-looking collision.
Laine scored in the second period and twice in the third, including an empty-netter. The teams will meet again Friday night.
DETROIT (AP) — Justin Abdelkader scored a short-handed goal midway through the third period and Trevor Daley put the puck in an empty net for another short-handed score in the final minute, and Detroit beat New Jersey for its third straight victory.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Oskar Sundqvist scored twice to lead St. Louis past Vegas.
Rakell tied it with 25.3 seconds remaining in the third period after the Ducks pulled Gibson for an extra skater.
Ivan Provorov scored for the second straight game and the Flyers won consecutive games for the first time this season. Brian Elliott made 25 saves, and Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds each had a goal.
It was San Jose’s first regulation loss since Oct. 14 at New Jersey. The Sharks were 4-0-2 in their last six games since dropping three of four during a road trip.
Kevin Labanc scored a power-play goal in the first period for San Jose.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mark Giordano had a goal and two assists, and Calgary scored five straight times in the third period to rally past Colorado.
Giordano scored the go-ahead goal at 13:47 of the third when he took a pass from Mikael Backlund and snapped a shot over the blocker of goaltender Semyon Varlamov. Calgary was down 4-1 after two periods.
It’s already the fourth time this season the Flames have come back to win when trailing after two periods.
Mike Smith got the win despite giving up five goals on 26 shots.
Varlamov, who entered with a 1.62 goals-against average and .950 save percentage, made 31 saves. The five goals he allowed in the third period came on just 11 shots.
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