Stephenson scores in OT, Golden Knights rally past Blues
Stephenson streaked in on a breakaway and beat goalie Jake Allen with a backhand 3:01 into overtime.
Pacific Division-leading Vegas is 15-6-3 since Nov. 17 and leads the NHL with 33 points in that span.
The Blues are 5-0-3 against the Golden Knights since they entered the NHL in the 2017-18 season and remained the only NHL team that has never lost in regulation against Vegas.
BOSTON (AP) — Darnell Nurse and Gaetan Haas each had a second-period goal off poor Boston plays, Connor McDavid added an insurance score for Edmonton in the third after being stopped twice by Jaroslav Halak.
Nurse’s goal with 6.3 seconds left in the second gave the Oilers a 2-1 edge. He fired what looked like a relatively easy shot to handle from the left circle, but the puck slipped into the net between the post and Halak’s right shoulder.
The Oilers tied it at 1 in the second when Boston winger Jake DeBrusk turned the puck over right in front of his own net — whiffing on a pass — and Haas slipped a shot under Halak 7:41 into the period.
Marcus Foligno and Luke Kunin also scored for Minnesota, which put up a season-high 44 shots on goal. Devan Dubynk stopped 19 shots for the Wild, who finally solved Winnipeg’s league-worst penalty-kill.
Minnesota was 0 for 5 on the power play in regulation before scoring on Blake Wheeler’s slashing penalty in the extra session.
The loss ended a 12-game point streak for the Blue Jackets (8-0-4).
Zach Werenski had both goals for Columbus, and Elvis Merlikins had 25 saves. Merlikins had his first loss in three starts since starter Joonas Korpisalo was injured.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Tyler Johnson scored with 1:30 left in regulation, and Tampa Bay got its sixth straight win.
After Johnson’s tiebreaking goal, the final minute of play had the home fans on their feet as many believed the Senators had tied the score again, but the goal was called off because Colin White deliberately head-butted the puck past McElhinney.
Newly-acquired veteran Ilya Kovalchuk did not play for the Canadiens. The Russian signed a one-year, two-way contract with Montreal on Friday but hasn’t dressed for a game yet.
The hat trick was Rantanen’s second. He had one against Montreal on Feb. 7, 2017.
Hutchison delivered with his first shutout since last Jan. 5 against Vancouver.
Arizona set a season high for goals but also lost goalie Antti Raanta to a lower-body injury. Raanta stopped 17 of 17 shots before exiting during the second intermission. Adin Hill relieved and stopped 10 of 12 shots.
Carter Hart allowed three goals on 12 shots before getting pulled by Philadelphia. Brian Elliott made seven saves in relief as the Flyers lost for the fourth time in five games. Tyler Pitlick and Justin Braun scored for the Flyers.
Roman Josi had two assists to extend his point streak to a career-high nine games, tying Shea Weber for the longest in franchise history by a defenseman. Ryan Johansen and Yakov Trenin also scored, and Pekka Rinne made 23 saves.
Florida lost for the second time in three games. Mike Matheson and Evgenii Dadonov scored for the Panthers, and Chris Driedger stopped all 11 shots he faced after replacing Sergei Bobrovsky in the second period.