NHL roundup: Mitchell Marner extends points streak to 21 games
Mitchell Marner extended his team-record points streak to 21 games with a goal as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the visiting Los Angeles Kings 5-0 Thursday night.
Ilya Samsonov made 29 saves to earn his first shutout of the season and the seventh of his career. It was Toronto’s second straight shutout. The Maple Leafs scored four second-period goals to send them to their 13th consecutive game (10-0-3) with at least one point, three games shy of the team record.
William Nylander had a goal and an assist for Toronto. Pierre Engvall, David Kampf and Auston Matthews also scored, and Michael Bunting added two assists. Engvall, Kampf and Nylander netted their goals in a span of 66 seconds, turning a scoreless game into a romp.
Jonathan Quick stopped 36 shots for the Kings, who have split the first two games of a six-game road trip.
Panthers 5, Red Wings 1
Captain Aleksander Barkov tallied one assist as he returned from a six-game absence to help Florida defeat Detroit in Sunrise, Fla.
Barkov, who reportedly suffered from pneumonia, had the primary assist on a goal by Eetu Luostarinen. The Panthers also got goals from Chris Tierney, Josh Mahura, Matt Kiersted and Matthew Tkachuk, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 19 saves to earn his first win since Nov. 15.
The Red Wings, whose four-game road winning streak ended, got a goal from Jonatan Berggren and 36 saves from backup goalie Alex Nedeljkovic.
Jets 5, Blues 2
Pierre Luc-Dubois had two goals and an assist as visiting Winnipeg defeated St. Louis, the Jets’ sixth win in seven games.
Blake Wheeler contributed a goal and an assist, Kyle Connor and Cole Perfetti also scored and Mark Scheifele and Neal Pionk had two assists for the Jets. Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves to earn his sixth straight victory.
Robert Thomas and Josh Leivo scored and Thomas Greiss made 15 saves for the Blues, who lost for the fifth time in their past six games.
Lightning 5, Predators 2
Brayden Point’s second goal of the night was the game-winner in the third period as Tampa Bay beat visiting Nashville.
The result was the 450th career win for Tampa Bay’s Jon Cooper, who reached the mark faster than any coach in NHL history. The 11th-year bench boss needed 741 games, one fewer than current Vancouver Canucks coach Bruce Boudreau. The game was also the 300th straight home sellout for the Lightning.
Corey Perry, Nicholas Paul and Brandon Hagel also hit the net for the Lightning, and Brian Elliott denied 34 shots for the win. Mark Jankowski and Alexandre Carrier potted goals, but the Predators had their three-game winning streak snapped. Juuse Saros finished with 27 saves.
Stars 4, Senators 3 (OT)
Tyler Seguin scored on a feed from Wyatt Johnston with 29 seconds left in overtime to give Dallas a win over visiting Ottawa.
Miro Heiskanen scored twice, Nils Lundkvist had a goal and an assist, and Johnston and Roope Hintz each had two assists for the Stars, who improved to 3-1-1 in their past five games. Jake Oettinger made 28 saves for the win.
Derick Brassard, Thomas Chabot and Travis Hamonic scored for the Senators, who have lost two in a row after winning four of their previous five games. Anton Forsberg stopped 28 shots.
–Field Level Media