NHL roundup: Rangers edge Flyers, win 10th straight

By Thomson Reuters Feb 25, 2024 | 1:45 AM

Alexis Lafreniere and Matt Rempe each scored one goal to lift the New York Rangers to their 10th consecutive victory, 2-1, over the host Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin stopped 39 shots, including a couple of nifty ones in the final two minutes with the Flyers using an extra skater with an empty net.

The Rangers won 10 straight games two other times in franchise history — 1939-40 and 1972-73.

Tyson Foerster scored the lone goal for the Flyers.

Canucks 3, Bruins 2 (OT)

Brock Boeser scored his second goal of the game at 1:34 of overtime as Vancouver came back from a two-goal deficit in the third period to defeat visiting Boston in a matchup of the NHL’s top two teams.

Boeser’s winning goal came as he tipped in J.T. Miller’s shot from above the left circle while stationed just outside the blue paint of Boston goaltender Jeremy Swayman.

Jesper Boqvist and Danton Heinen scored for Boston, which had to settle for a fifth consecutive game that ended in overtime or a shootout (2-0-3).

Red Wings 6, Blues 1

Alex DeBrincat had two goals and an assist as Detroit defeated visiting St. Louis for its fourth straight victory.

Michael Rasmussen and Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist for the Red Wings, who are 14-4-2 in 2024. Robby Fabbri and J.T. Compher also scored for Detroit and Lucas Raymond had two assists.

Rookie Zachary Bolduc scored his first NHL goal for the Blues, who suffered their fourth loss in their last six games.

Devils 4, Canadiens 3

Nico Hischier scored the tiebreaking goal on a power play with 6:27 remaining as New Jersey held on to beat visiting Montreal.

Hischier scored New Jersey’s first power-play goal in 18 opportunities since Tyler Toffoli scored with the man advantage against the Los Angeles Kings on Feb. 15.

Brendan Gallagher and Suzuki scored in the second as the Canadiens blew a pair of one-goal leads and dropped their fifth straight.

Lightning 4, Islanders 2

Nicholas Paul and Nikita Kucherov scored within an 82-second span in the first period as visiting Tampa Bay snapped a three-game losing streak by beating New York.

Brayden Point scored in the second and Luke Glendening added an empty-net insurance goal in the final minute of the third for the Lightning, who extended their lead over the Islanders to seven points in the race for the final Eastern Conference wild-card spot.

Anders Lee and Brock Nelson scored late in the third period for the Islanders, who have lost five of six (1-3-2) to fall to 4-5-3 since Patrick Roy replaced Lane Lambert as head coach. Goalie Ilya Sorokin recorded 18 saves.

Panthers 3, Capitals 2 (OT)

Gustav Forsling scored with 1:19 left in overtime as host Florida defeated Washington.

The Panthers are 11-2-0 in their past 13 games as Forsling scored his first overtime goal since the 2021-22 season.

Tom Wilson drew two key penalties and scored a goal to lead Washington. Sonny Milano scored Washington’s other goal, and Charlie Lindgren stopped 26 shots.

Maple Leafs 4, Avalanche 3

Tyler Bertuzzi scored three goals, including the go-ahead marker late in the third period, and surging Toronto beat visiting Colorado.

William Nylander had three assists, Mitch Marner had a goal and an assist and Ilya Samsonov had 26 saves for Toronto, which won its seventh straight despite Auston Matthews being held without a goal for the first time in six games.

Mikko Rantanen had a goal and an assist, Andrew Cogliano and Arturri Lehkonen also scored and Nathan MacKinnon had three assists for Colorado. Alexandar Georgiev turned away 26 shots for the Avalanche.

Senators 4, Golden Knights 3 (SO)

Josh Norris and Thomas Chabot each had a goal and an assist as Ottawa beat visiting Vegas in a shootout.

Tim Stutzle scored the lone goal in the shootout and Anton Forsberg made 26 saves in regulation and overtime, and three more in the shootout, for the Senators, who are 3-0-1 in their past four games.

Chandler Stephenson had two goals, Jonathan Marchessault finished with a goal and an assist, and William Karlsson and Shea Theodore each had two assists for the Golden Knights, who have lost three straight and five of six. Logan Thompson made 30 saves, plus two more in the shootout.

Stars 2, Hurricanes 1

Jake Oettinger stopped 20 shots and Dallas used its best offensive production in the past three outings to end a four-game winless streak by defeating host Carolina.

Jason Robertson and Wyatt Johnston scored for the Stars, while Miro Heiskanen posted two assists. The Central Division-leading Stars seemed to regain some good vibes despite being limited to 16 shots on goal.

Sebastian Aho had Carolina’s goal, but the team’s four-game winning streak ended. Pyotr Kochetkov stopped 14 shots.

Flames 6, Oilers 3

Noah Hanifin scored twice in a three-point performance and visiting Calgary rode a three-goal first period to a victory over Edmonton.

Nazem Kadri, Martin Pospisil, Dryden Hunt and Blake Coleman also scored as the Flames claimed their third consecutive win. Goaltender Dan Vladar made 32 saves. Jonathan Huberdeau and Connor Zary collected two assists apiece.

Zach Hyman scored twice and Mattias Janmark added a goal for the Oilers, who have lost three straight. Goalie Stuart Skinner stopped 25 shots. Connor McDavid collected two assists, giving him 18 assists in a seven-game stretch and points in 22 consecutive home games.

Wild 5, Kraken 2

Kirill Kaprizov scored twice and had an assist and Mats Zuccarello added four helpers as Minnesota defeated host Seattle in a matchup of teams chasing a wild-card playoff berth in the Western Conference.

Marcus Johansson, Matt Boldy and Dakota Mermis also scored for Minnesota, which is 7-1-1 in its past nine games. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves.

Vince Dunn and Jordan Eberle scored for the Kraken, who had a four-game point streak snapped (3-0-1). Joey Daccord allowed four goals on 13 shots before being replaced by Philipp Grubauer early in the second period. Grubauer made 17 saves the rest of the way.

Kings 3, Ducks 2 (SO)

Kevin Fiala and Drew Doughty each had a power-play goal and an assist and Los Angeles beat visiting Anaheim in a shootout.

Adrian Kempe had two assists and David Rittich made 22 saves and stopped two of three attempts in the shootout for the Kings, who improved to 6-2-0 under interim coach Jim Hiller.

Jakob Silfverberg and Sam Carrick scored and John Gibson made 48 saves for the Ducks, who have lost three of four and five of seven.

Predators 4, Sharks 2

Kiefer Sherwood scored two goals and Juuse Saros made 23 saves to lead visiting Nashville to its fourth straight win, beating San Jose.

Gustav Nyquist and Filip Forsberg each had a goal and an assist for Nashville, which moved two points ahead of both St. Louis and Minnesota for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference. It was Nashville’s ninth consecutive win over the Sharks.

Mikael Granlund and Filip Zadina scored and Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 31 of 34 shots for San Jose, which suffered its third straight loss.

–Field Level Media