Sabres top Sharks 3-2 in OT, winning streak reaches 10 games
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres had to go to overtime after squandering a two-goal lead in the third period, but they still made it a perfect 10.
The streak matches the longest in Sabres history and is the NHL’s best run since the Columbus Blue Jackets won 16 in a row from Nov. 29, 2016, to Jan. 3, 2017. Buffalo won 10 straight twice before, and most recently by going 10-0 to open the 2006-07 season.
Carter Hutton stopped the first 32 shots he faced and 36 overall to extend his personal-best winning streak to eight, during which he’s allowed just 15 goals.
Joe Pavelski scored twice for the Sharks in the final 8½ minutes to up his team-leading total to 15.
Martin Jones stopped 28 shots and had little chance on any of the three goals.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brady Tkachuk scored twice in the third period and Matt Duchene scored the eventual winner with 2:59 left, lifting Ottawa past Philadelphia, in the Flyers‘ first game since they fired general manager Ron Hextall.
Thomas Chabot also scored for Ottawa, which snapped a three-game losing skid.
Miller won his 373rd game, moving past Andy Moog for sole possession of 17th place on the career wins list. He also moved within one victory of tying John Vanbiesbrouck for the most by a U.S.-born goalie.
McElhinney made 21 saves in the third period alone for his fourth straight victory.
Montreal outshot Carolina 49-22, but its scoring woes continued. The Canadiens have seven goals in their past four games.
Alex Tuch added a goal and an assist as Vegas continued its resurgence in the opener of a three-game trip. William Karlsson, Ryan Reaves and Daniel Carr also scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 21 saves for his sixth win in his last seven starts.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Josh Archibald had two goals and an assist, and Arizona rallied from a two-goal, third-period deficit for the win.
Devyn Dubnyk, who missed Minnesota’s last game with a stomach bug, stopped 10 of 14 shots. Antti Raanta stopped 17 of 20 shots before leaving with a lower-body injury after two periods. Adin Hill stopped all five Minnesota shots in the third period.
Goalie Mikko Koskinen made 28 saves and earned his second career shutout for Edmonton.
Leon Draisaitl made a perfect pass 2:42 into overtime to set up Klefbom for the winner as the Oilers snapped a two-game losing skid.
Kings coach Willie Desjardins returned to Rogers Arena for the first time since the Canucks fired him at the end of the 2016-17 season. Desjardins took over in Los Angeles when John Stevens was dismissed this month.
Desjardins received a mix of cheers and jeers from the crowd when his face was shown on the big video screen before the game.
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