Highlights of Saturday's NHL games
Nov 4 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of the National Hockey League games on Saturday:
Rangers 5, Panthers 4
The New York Rangers made sure goaltender Roberto Luongo's surprise return from injury would not be successful with a 5-4 overtime victory over the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on Saturday night.
Kevin Shattenkirk recorded his second goal of the contest at 1:08 of overtime to give the Rangers their third straight win and fifth in their last seven games. The score came following a 2-on-1 rush with Shattenkirk taking the feed from Rick Nash for the winner.
The Panthers have dropped their last four on home ice.
Blues 6, Maple Leafs 4
Alex Pietrangelo scored a pair of goals, the first to cap a three-goal flurry in the second period, to lead St. Louis to a win over Toronto.
The six goals were a season high for the Blues and included three from their defensemen, increasing their total on the campaign to a combined 17 in 15 games.
Vladimir Tarasenko, Joel Edmundson and Pietrangelo scored in a span of 7:55 in the second period after the Maple Leafs took a 1-0 lead in the first. Tarasenko's seventh goal of the year, off the rebound of a shot by Brayden Schenn, tied the game 2:33 into the second period. It was the sixth consecutive game Tarasenko has scored a goal against Toronto.
Capitals 3, Bruins 2
Tom Wilson scored his first two goals of the season and Braden Holtby stopped 31 shots, powering the Capitals to a victory, their 10th straight win over Boston dating back to 2014.
Wilson, scoring his first goals in 11 career games against Boston, opened the scoring and then, after David Pastrnak scored the first of his two goals, made it 3-1 late in the second period.
Golden Knights 5, Senators 4
Maxime Lagace made 24 saves for his first NHL victory and Vegas scored three power-play goals in a decision over Ottawa.
The win ended a three-game losing streak for the Golden Knights. The Senators have just one win in their last four.
Erik Haula scored twice for Vegas, while William Karlsson, Alex Tuch and Jonathan Marchessault had the others. Haula added one assist and Marchessault two for three-point games.
Lightning 5, Blue Jackets 4 (SO)
Steven Stamkos scored the only goal in the shootout to lift league-leading Tampa Bay to a victory against Columbus.
Seth Jones, Zach Werenski, Brandon Dubinsky and Markus Hannikainen scored for the Blue Jackets while goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves.
Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov each scored a goal while Victor Hedman picked up a pair of assists. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 30 saves. Brayden Point and Yanni Gourde also scored for Tampa Bay.
Avalanche 5, Flyers 4 (SO)
Mikko Rantanen scored one goal in regulation and the game-winner in the shootout, leading Colorado to a win over Philadelphia.
Canadiens 5, Jets 4 (OT)
Montreal erased a two-goal deficit in the third period and rallied for a wild overtime victory over Winnipeg.
Max Pacioretty scored the winner on a power play with 1:53 left in overtime. Jets defenseman Tyler Myers had been sent to the box for cross-checking Alex Galchenyuk into the boards during the three-on-three.
Montreal improved to 5-8-1 and the Jets fell to 7-3-3, including 4-0-3 in their past seven and 7-1-3 in their past 11.
Stars 5, Sabres 1
Dallas dominated the first period in a win against Buffalo.
Returning home from a five-game road trip, the Stars led 4-0 midway through the first period and never looked back.
Coyotes 2, Hurricanes 1
Arizona rookie Clayton Keller scored a goal in regulation and Keller and Derek Stepan scored in the shootout to lift the Coyotes to a victory over Carolina.
Stepan scored on the Coyotes' third shootout attempt, and Antti Raanta turned aside Derek Ryan's last shot as the Coyotes won at home for the first time in seven tries.
Carolina center Jordan Staal forced overtime on a goal with 2:25 remaining in the third period. Sebastian Aho and Noah Hanifin assisted on Staal's goal, his fourth.
Blackhawks 2, Wild 0
Corey Crawford made 24 saves for his second consecutive shutout as Chicago skated to a win over Minnesota.
Artem Anisimov's power-play goal off a deflection of Duncan Keith's shot with 5:42 remaining in the third period held as the game-winning goal. Chicago had a four-minute power play after a high-sticking call on Wild forward Luke Kunin.
It was the fifth goal of the year for Anisimov, who now has a goal in four straight games. Alex DeBrincat added an empty-net goal with 1:37 remaining.
Canucks 4, Penguins 2
Rookie Brock Boeser had a hat trick and added an assist as the Vancouver defeated Pittsburgh.
Bo Horvat had a goal and three assists, and Sven Baertschi had three assists for the Canucks (7-4-2), who had lost four straight games against the Penguins.
It was the first hat trick of Boeser's career. He leads Vancouver with 13 points (five goals, eight assists) and has 18 points (nine goals, nine assists) in 19 games as a Canuck.
Sharks 2, Ducks 1 (S0)
Joonas Donskoi scored in the sixth round of the shootout as San Jose beat Anaheim.
Donskoi beat Ducks goalie Ryan Miller with a backhand-to-forehand move to extend San Jose's winning streak to four straight. Anaheim lost for the third straight game.
Sharks goalie Martin Jones stopped five of six Anaheim shooters in the shootout.
Predators 4, Kings 3 (OT)
Viktor Arvidsson scored on a breakaway goal with 19.7 remaining in overtime as Nashville beat Los Angeles.
Miikka Salomaki, P.K. Subban and Craig Smith scored in regulation for Nashville, which blew a 3-0 lead.
Alex Iafallo, Christian Folin and Alec Martinez scored for the Kings.