Jost scores 3 times as Avalanche beat Lightning 6-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyson Jost had three goals, Pavel Francouz made 44 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 Saturday night to remain the only NHL team without a regulation loss this season.
Colorado’s 7-0-1 start is the second-longest opening point streak in franchise history, behind only the 9-0-2 start in 2000-01.
Jost completed his first career hat trick with a pair of goals coming 2:49 apart early in the second period.
Jack Hughes, 18, played in his eighth NHL game after he was selected by New Jersey with the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft. Quinn Hughes, 20, was a first-round selection by Vancouver in 2018.
There were approximately 80 Hughes family members and friends on hand for their first NHL matchup.
Thatcher Demko made 23 saves for Vancouver.
Fleury recorded his 445th win, tying Terry Sawchuck for seventh on the NHL career list. Fleury, who made his second career start for Vegas against the Penguins in Pittsburgh, also registered his 57th career shutout.
The Golden Knights won for the fourth time in five games. Paul Stastny scored his fourth of the season, a power-play goal in the second period, and William Karlsson and Mark Stone added empty-netters in the final 90 seconds.
Tristan Jarry made 21 saves for Pittsburgh, which had won five in a row.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vincent Trocheck scored the deciding goal in the shootout to give Florida the road win.
Columbus’ Boone Jenner tied the score late in the second period when he pounced on a puck that fell out of New York goalie Thomas Greiss‘ glove after a shot by Dean Kukan. The third period was scoreless.
Seth Jones scored and Korpisalo finished with 31 saves as Columbus lost in overtime for the second consecutive night.
Kyle Capobianco posted his first NHL goal for the Coyotes, and Oliver Ekman-Larsson also scored in the first period. Carl Soderberg added a goal in the third period and Lawson Crouse had an empty-netter for Arizona, which has 20 goals during a five-game points streak.
Raanta, who was injured most of last season, earned his first win since last Nov. 2 against Carolina.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Zemgus Girgensons scored with 7:45 left and Buffalo continued its surprising start with a victory over San Jose.
Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist for Buffalo (7-1-1), which is coming off its sixth straight losing season.
The Sabres are looking to end an eight-year playoff drought. They have the Eastern Conference’s best record.
San Jose had a three-game winning streak snapped after opening the season with four straight losses.
Tyler Toffoli, Anze Kopitar and Ilya Kovalchuk also scored for the Kings, who put the game out of reach with a three-goal second period. Quick got his first victory of the season in his fourth start. He was on track to get a shutout until Mikael Backlund scored on a penalty shot with 2:10 remaining.
David Rittich, who came in with a 2.55 goals-against-average, allowed four goals on 28 shots in two periods. Cam Talbot came in for the final 20 minutes and made eight saves for the Flames, who have dropped three straight road games.
- Arizona Coyotes
- Colorado Avalanche
- Columbus Blue Jackets
- Dallas Stars
- Florida Panthers
- Jack Hughes
- Los Angeles Kings
- Montreal Canadiens
- Nashville Predators
- New Jersey Devils
- New York Islanders
- Quinn Hughes
- Toronto Maple Leafs
- Tyson Jost
- Vancouver Canucks
- Vegas Golden Knights