Highlights of Friday's NHL games

Highlights of Friday's NHL games
By Reuters

28/10/2017 at 08:30Updated 28/10/2017 at 08:33

Oct 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Hockey League games on Friday:

Knights 7, Avalanche 0

David Perron, Oscar Lindberg, Cody Eakin and James Neal all scored goals during an 8 1/2 minute span in the second period and Oscar Dansk had 32 saves to lead the Golden Knights to a 7-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday afternoon at T-Mobile Arena.

It was the fifth consecutive win for the Golden Knights (8-1-0), matching the longest win streak by any team during its inaugural season in the 100-year history of the NHL, a mark set by the New York Rangers in 1926-27 and equaled by Edmonton Oilers in 1979-80. Vegas had earlier set an NHL record for best start by an expansion team by winning its first three games.

Blues 2, Hurricanes 1

Brayden Schenn scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and backup goalie Carter Hutton stopped 26 shots as St. Louis defeated Carolina.

Hutton improved to 3-0 this season and 11-2 in his last 13 regular-season road games.

Carolina scored one goal in a game for the fourth time in nine games -- including three straight at home.

Blue Jackets 2, Jets 1 (OT)

Josh Anderson scored with 2:22 remaining in overtime and Columbus rallied for the win.

The Jets lost an overtime game on the road for the second night in a row after falling by the same score in Pittsburgh on Thursday.

The Blue Jackets scored the tying goal at 10:23 of the third period when Cam Atkinson batted a loose puck in front of the net past Jets goaltender Steve Masons with a backhand shot.

The win gave the Blue Jackets (7-3-0) their best 10-game start in franchise history.

Devils 5, Senators 4 (SO)

For the second time in eight days, New Jersey defeated Ottawa, as rookie Jesper Bratt scored the winning goal in the fourth round of the shootout after veteran winger Drew Stafford had tied it up with a goal in the third round.

Trailing by two with under two minutes to play, the Senators scored twice after goaltender Mike Condon was pulled for a sixth attacker to force overtime. Mark Stone's seventh goal at 18:45 brought the Senators within one before rookie Christopher DiDomenico scored with 36.6 seconds remaining in regulation, tying the game with his first goal in the NHL.

Predators 2, Blackhawks 1

Goaltender Pekka Rinne set a season high with 43 saves, and Nashville outlasted Chicago.

Calle Jarnkrok and Craig Smith each scored for the Predators, who snapped a two-game winless skid and avenged an overtime loss to Chicago two weeks earlier.

Artem Anisimov scored the lone goal for the Blackhawks. Chicago lost its second game in a row and dropped to 1-3-1 in its past five contests. Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford turned aside 28 shots, but drew his third loss in the past four games.

Stars 2, Flames 1

Alexander Radulov's third-period power play goal helped Dallas snap a two-game losing skid.

Radulov beat Mike Smith with a wrist shot with 7:10 remaining. It was Dallas's second power play goal of the night. Defenseman Esa Lindell also scored for Dallas.

Kari Lehtonen got his second start of the season for Dallas, and he finished with 29 saves.

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