Kuemper records shutout, Coyotes beat Flames 3-0
After Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau cross-checked Arizona’s Jason Demers late in the second period while Demers was down on the ice, Kuemper put the Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk in a headlock and flipped him off his feet. Tkachuk came up swinging and landed a few blows on Kuemper in a dustup that also included Calgary goaltender David Rittich barreling in from the other side of the rink.
The crowd chanted Kuemper’s name as he returned to the net. Three Flames and two Coyotes combined for 14 penalty minutes. Vinnie Hinostroza served Kuemper’s four-minute roughing penalty, and Rasmus Andersson sat for two minutes on Rittich’s behalf.
Kuemper and forward Nick Schmaltz played in their 200th career NHL games.
Benn converted a backhand to close out Dallas’ 3-0-1 trip to Canada. It was Benn’s first goal since Oct. 10 and his second on the season.
The 29-year-old Stamkos is the ninth active player and 98th overall to reach the milestone.
Carter tipped Matt Roy’s shot from the blue line to put the Kings ahead 4-3 at 12:42 of the third period. It was the 371st career goal and 713th point for Carter, who also played his 500th game with the Kings.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov’s goal 1:33 into overtime lifted Carolina to a victory over Minnesota.
Kahun matched a career-high with three points. Bryan Rust also had a three-point game, with a short-handed goal and two assists.
Jake Guentzel and Evgeni Malkin each had a goal and an assist, and Jared McCann also scored for the Penguins, who bounced back from Friday’s 2-1 loss at New Jersey. The Penguins have won three of their last seven games, but have points in seven of their last nine games.
Tristan Jarry made 32 saves for Pittsburgh. Jarry has allowed two or fewer goals in four of five outings.
Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 31 shots for Toronto in his NHL debut.
The Islanders are on a 13-0-1 roll that has vaulted them into second place in the Metropolitan Division behind Washington. It’s New York’s longest stretch without a regulation loss since a 15-game run in 1982.
Thomas Greiss stopped 28 shots for the Islanders.
BOSTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie tied it with 59 seconds left in regulation and Jakub Vrana scored the decisive goal in the shootout as Washington beat Boston in a matchup of the Eastern Conference’s top teams.
Charlie Coyle scored to open the shootout for Boston, but Braden Holtby stopped the next four tries. Nicklas Backstrom tied it on Washington’s third try and then, after Jaroslav Halak’s glove save on Alex Ovechkin went to a replay review, Vrana scored the winner.
David Pastrnak scored to break a second-period tie, and Coyle also had a goal in regulation for Boston. Halak made 42 saves for Boston, which has beaten the Capitals just once in 15 tries (0-11-4).
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Evgenii Dadonov scored twice to lead Florida over New York.
Mike Hoffman and Brett Connolly also scored, and Jonathan Huberdeau and Keith Yandle each had three assists for the Panthers. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 30 shots to help coach Joel Quenneville get his 900th career victory.
Huberdeau increased his career total to 252 assists, taking over the franchise record after coming in tied with Stephen Weiss.
It was the first four-goal performance of Eichel’s five-year NHL career, and the first by a Sabres player since Thomas Vanek in April 2010. It was Eichel’s second hat trick, with the first coming on Dec. 15, 2017, against Carolina.
The Sabres snapped a six-game losing streak and improved to 10-6-3.
Linus Ullmark made 21 saves for Buffalo.
It was just the second multigoal game of Grant’s 229-game career and first since Oct. 20, 2017.
The Blackhawks improved to 5-1-1 in their last seven games. It was a markedly different performance than their first meeting with Nashville this season, a dominant 3-0 win for the Predators on Oct. 29.
Kane’s goal-scoring streak reached five games and his point streak eight.
Andre Burakovsky had a goal and an assist, and Nazem Kadri and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored to help the Avalanche improve to 4-1-0 in their last five games. Rookie defenseman Cale Makar added four assists.
Colorado goalie Antoine Bibeau, who was making his first NHL start since the 2016-17 season when he started two games for Toronto, stopped 28 shots.
The Sharks moved to .500 (10-10-1) for the first time since they were 3-3 on Oct. 15.
Jimmy Howard had 16 saves and stopped 2 of 3 shootout attempts.
- Arizona Coyotes
- Buffalo Sabres
- Carolina Hurricanes
- Chicago Blackhawks
- Colorado Avalanche
- Dallas Stars
- Darcy Kuemper
- Florida Panthers
- Los Angeles Kings
- New Jersey Devils
- New York Islanders
- Pittsburgh Penguins
- San Jose Sharks
- Vancouver Canucks
- Washington Capitals
- Winnipeg Jets