Tanev lifts Penguins over Avalanche 3-2
Tanev, Pittsburgh’s biggest free-agent pickup in the offseason, scored his first goal with his new team 3:57 into the extra session. He became the second player in franchise history with a short-handed overtime goal, joining Mario Lemieux on Jan. 22, 1996.
Tanev swooped into the zone and threw a shot on goal that went between Philipp Grubauer’s pads. Colorado forward Gabriel Landeskog knocked the puck into the net, giving Pittsburgh its fourth straight win for the first time since an eight-game winning streak last season.
The Avalanche, the NHL’s last unbeaten team, looked to start the season with six straight wins for the first time since 2013-14.
It was McDavid’s third career five-point game. Mikko Koskinen made 49 saves for Edmonton (6-1-0) in his third win of the season.
Kane opened the scoring at even strength and added two power-play goals in the first for his second career hat trick. The Sharks are hitting their stride after beginning the season with four straight losses.
Victor Olofsson scored his team-leading sixth power-play goal for the Sabres, who absorbed their first regulation loss after a 5-0-1 start. Jack Eichel also scored for Buffalo, and Linus Ullmark stopped 26 shots.
Buffalo entered with the league’s best power play with nine goals in 21 opportunities, but was 1 for 7 with the man advantage.
Rookie goaltender Ilya Samsonov made 29 saves in his first home start to earn his third career win.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sonny Milano scored a flashy goal in the third period to help Columbus get the win.
Columbus (3-3-0) won back-to-back games and pulled to .500 with its eighth consecutive victory over the Stars (1-6-1).
Milano made it 3-1 when he skated between two defenders and shot from between his legs to go top shelf past Bishop at 9:07.
- Anaheim Ducks
- Brandon Tanev
- Colorado Avalanche
- Columbus Blue Jackets
- Edmonton Oilers
- Pittsburgh Penguins
- San Jose Sharks
- Washington Capitals