NHL roundup: Oilers defeat Kings to end skid

By Thomson Reuters Feb 27, 2024 | 1:21 AM

Evan Bouchard, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each had a goal and an assist to help the Edmonton Oilers end a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 win against the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.

Zach Hyman also scored, Connor McDavid had two assists and Stuart Skinner made 38 saves for the Oilers, who avoided matching their longest losing streak of the season and regained sole possession of third place in the Pacific Division.

Trevor Moore and Alex Laferriere scored and David Rittich made 27 saves for the Kings, who have lost two of three. Adrian Kempe, who leads Los Angeles with 51 points, appeared to injure his wrist when he fell awkwardly to the ice off a faceoff with about a minute left and went directly to the locker room.

McDavid has recorded at least one assist in eight straight games, tallying 20 in that span.

Islanders 3, Stars 2 (OT)

Bo Horvat lifted visiting New York to a much-needed win in Dallas, scoring in overtime to beat the Stars for the second time this season.

Mathew Barzal capped a marathon shift by weaving his way in and out of traffic in the Stars’ zone until finding Horvat, who fired a shot beyond Scott Wedgewood’s glove with 2:06 left in overtime. Horvat scored 41 seconds into overtime of a 3-2 win over the Stars on Jan. 21, when Patrick Roy made his debut as Islanders head coach.

Ryan Pulock scored in the first period Monday and Kyle MacLean scored in the second for the Islanders, who won for just the second time in seven games (2-3-2) and improved to 5-5-3 under Roy.

Kraken 4, Bruins 3 (SO)

Kailer Yamamoto converted the lone shootout goal as Seattle defeated visiting Boston.

Jordan Eberle, Vince Dunn and Oliver Bjorkstrand scored in regulation for Seattle, which improved to 4-1-1 in its past six games. Goaltender Philipp Grubauer made 29 saves through overtime and then stopped all three of the Bruins’ shootout attempts.

David Pastrnak had two goals and an assist for Boston, which played in its sixth straight overtime game. Charlie Coyle also scored and Linus Ullmark stopped 24 of 27 shots as the Bruins extended their road point streak to 13 games (7-0-6).

Capitals 6, Senators 3

Defenseman John Carlson scored on his multi-milestone night and Hendrix Lapierre recorded his first two-goal game as Washington beat the visiting Ottawa.

On a night when Carlson set the Capitals’ franchise mark with 984 games played by a defenseman, he also moved into second place on the club’s career goals list for defensemen with his 145th during Washington’s four-goal first period.

Shane Pinto and Brady Tkachuk each posted a goal with two assists and Drake Batherson also scored for Ottawa, which entered on a 3-0-1 spurt. The Senators’ Anton Forsberg was pulled after allowing four goals on 10 first-period shots.

–Field Level Media