Kucherov, Vasilevskiy lead NHL-best Lightning past Oilers
Edmonton got goals from Ryan Strome and Leon Draisaitl, and Mikko Koskinen stopped 30 shots. Connor McDavid was kept off the scoresheet for just the second time this season as his eight-game point streak ended (six goals, five assists).
The clip showed seven players during an Uber ride in Phoenix last month insulting the team and assistant coach Martin Raymond. Earlier in the day, Stone dismissed the latest Senators drama as a “hiccup” and said the team is already repairing the frayed relationship between players and coaches that was laid bare in the video.
Thomas Chabot, Ryan Dzingel and Magnus Paajarvi had the other goals for the Senators (6-6-3). Craig Anderson made 30 saves before he was replaced by Mike McKenna (six saves) for the final five minutes. Chabot also had two assists, and Matt Duchene had three.
Taylor Hall, Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac scored for the Devils (6-6-1), who haven’t won consecutive games since starting the season with four straight wins. Cory Schneider started in goal but was replaced by Keith Kinkaid in the second period after allowing four goals on 22 shots.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky made 27 saves to lead Columbus past Dallas.
Bobrovsky, who has struggled lately, withstood a 6-on-5 surge after Dallas pulled Bishop late in the game.
New York trailed 3-1 early in the second period before scoring the last four goals — three in the third.
Tomas Tatar had two goals and Max Domi also scored for the Canadiens, who were 7-3-1 in their previous 11 games. Brendan Gallagher and Jeff Petry each had two assists, and Carey Price stopped 27 shots.
Justin Abdelkader and Gustav Nyquist scored in regulation for the Red Wings, who have won four of five. Jimmy Howard stopped 40 shots before denying Elias Pettersson, Nikolay Goldobin and Bo Horvat in the tiebreaker.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan O’Reilly had his first NHL hat trick and Robby Fabbri added his first goal in almost two years, sending St. Louis over Carolina.
Chad Johnson, starting his second game of the season, made 38 saves in his first win since March 31, 2018, for Buffalo.
O’Reilly has five goals in the last four games. He extended his scoring streak to eight games, with seven goals and eight assists during that span.
Carolina goalie Curtis McElhinney fell to 1-6-1 against the Blues in his career.
Dustin Brown and Kyle Clifford scored first-period goals, while Jack Campbell made 30 saves and picked up his first career assist as the Kings comfortably won the first Freeway Faceoff of the season for these two struggling Southern California rivals.
Desjardins has run just one practice since getting his new job Sunday after the Kings fired John Stevens early in his second season in charge.
Tyler Toffoli’s empty-net goal clinched the Kings’ first back-to-back victories of the season. Los Angeles has won three of four overall following a six-game skid with a huge boost from newcomer Kovalchuk, who has nine points during that four-game stretch.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Sorenson had a goal and two assists as San Jose beat Minnesota.
Barclay Goodrow’s second goal of the season broke a 3-all deadlock at 7:25 of the third period. Goodrow also had an assist and Martin Jones made 23 saves for the Sharks, who had dropped six straight to Minnesota.
Minnesota (8-4-2) had won seven of eight overall.
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