NHL: NHL-leading Caps top Flyers 2-1 in SO to extend point streak
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in a shootout to lift the Washington Capitals over the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Brendan Leipsic had a goal in the first period and Braden Holtby made 30 saves for the Capitals, who extended their point streak to 13 games (11-0-2) and increased their NHL-best total to 32 points.
Claude Giroux scored a power-play goal in the third period for the Flyers (10-5-3), who had won four straight. Philadelphia has earned at least one point in seven consecutive games (5-0-2).
Carter Hart had 35 saves, including several late highlight-reel stops, but the 21-year-old netminder couldn’t stop either Washington attempt in the shootout.
Maple Leafs 4
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Anthony Beauvillier scored twice, Derick Brassard had a goal and two assists, and the streaking New York Islanders held off Toronto.
Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves and the Islanders earned a point for the 13th straight game (12-0-1). Mathew Barzal had a goal and an assist.
Kasperi Kapanen, William Nylander, Justin Holl and John Tavares scored for Toronto in its third straight loss. Frederik Andersen had 25 saves in the Maple Leafs’ second game since losing Mitchell Marner for at least four weeks due to a high ankle sprain.
Senators 4, Devils 2
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored a hat track, including the go-ahead goal with 2:01 to play, and Ottawa rallied in the third period to beat New Jersey.
Mark Borowiechi tied the game with 6:30 to go, and Pageau got the winner when he put the rebound of a shot off the post by Nick Paul into an open net. Pageau finished off his first regular-season hat trick with 26 seconds left on a shot into an empty net.