Barrie scores as Maple Leafs beat Avalanche 5-3

Barrie scores as Maple Leafs beat Avalanche 5-3

DENVER — Tyson Barrie had a goal and an assist in his return to Colorado, leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-3 victory over the Avalanche on Saturday night.

Auston Matthews also had a goal and an assist as Toronto earned its second straight win since Sheldon Keefe took over after Mike Babcock was fired Wednesday. Keefe coached the Maple Leafs to a 3-1 win at Arizona on Thursday night.

Nicholas Shore, Zach Hyman and Kasperi Kapanen also scored for Toronto, and Frederik Andersen had 34 saves.

Barrie, who was traded to the Maple Leafs in July, got a warm reception from fans during a timeout in the first period.

Nazem Kadri, who was sent to Colorado in the deal, had two assists against his former team.

HURRICANES 4, PANTHERS 2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dougie Hamilton and Brett Pesce scored to help the Hurricanes to the victory.

Hamilton also assisted on Martin Necas’ goal. Andrei Svechnikov added an empty-netter and Petr Mrazek stopped 21 shots for the Hurricanes (14-8-1), who won for the fifth time in six games.

Aaron Ekblad and Brian Boyle scored for Florida (12-6-5), which had won three straight.

Carolina, which entered leading the NHL with 18 goals by defencemen, got two more as Pesce delivered the Hurricanes’ first score of the game and Hamilton broke a 2-all tie off a feed from Teuvo Teravainen with 2:15 remaining in the second period.

LIGHTNING 6, DUCKS 2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 36 shots and set a franchise record with his 132nd victory.

Brayden Point had two goals, and Nikita Kucherov, Pat Maroon, Anthony Cirelli and Ondrej Palat also scored for the Lightning, who have won five of their last seven games. Vasilevskiy moved past former teammate Ben Bishop atop the team’s win list.

Derek Grant had a short-handed goal for Anaheim, and Rickard Rakell also scored. Ryan Miller finished with 21 saves as the Ducks lost for the eighth time in nine games (1-5-3).

CANUCKS 2, CAPITALS 1, SO

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jacob Markstrom stopped 32 shots and then denied seven more during an extended shootout, helping the Canucks to the road win.

Elias Pettersson scored his 10th goal for Vancouver, which earned its second straight win since a stretch of seven losses in eight games. It was the Canucks’ 12th power-play goal in their last seven games.

Bo Horvat scored the decisive goal in the seventh round of the shootout.

Washington managed just one goal for the third time this season despite Vancouver losing defenceman Alexander Edler to an upper-body injury.

Jakub Vrana scored his 11th goal for the Capitals, and Braden Holtby made 32 saves.

COYOTES 3, KINGS 2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arizona’s Lawson Crouse scored the go-ahead goal before a scary fall that forced him to leave the game.

Phil Kessel and Christian Fischer also scored for the Coyotes, who have won five of seven, including a 3-0 home victory over the Kings on Monday. Antti Raanta made 43 saves.

Anze Kopitar and Nikolai Prokhorkin scored for the Kings. Jonathan Quick stopped 16 shots.

Crouse’s goal off a rebound in the second period put Arizona ahead 2-1. He left in the third period after he fell and hit his head awkwardly into the boards. After being checked by a trainer, he was helped off the ice, and he walked to the locker room.

RANGERS 6, CANADIENS 5

MONTREAL (AP) — Jacob Trouba scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the Rangers overcame a four-goal deficit to get the victory.

Trouba’s shot from the point went off Jeff Petry and in with 7:50 left.

Brendan Lemieux had two goals for the Rangers (10-9-2), who trailed 4-0 early in the second period. Filip Chytil, Pavel Buchnevich and Artemi Panarin also scored.

Backup goalie Alexandar Georgiev stopped 38 shots in the second game in two nights for New York following a 4-1 loss in Ottawa on Friday.

Max Domi and Artturi Lehkonen each scored twice for the Canadiens (11-7-5), who have lost a season-high four straight games. Shea Weber also scored, and Carey Price had 28 saves.

BRUINS 5, WILD 4

BOSTON (AP) — Torey Krug scored 2:41 into overtime after Boston’s David Krejci had two goals in the final two minutes of regulation.

Jake DeBrusk and Brad Marchand also scored to help Boston pick up at least a point for the seventh straight game (4-0-3). Tuukka Rask finished with 32 saves.

Victor Rask, Eric Staal, Kevin Fiala and Jason Zucker scored for the Wild, who were on the verge of sending Boston to its first regulation loss at home this season but fell to 3-0-2 in their last five games. Alex Stalock had 34 saves.

The Bruins remained the only NHL team yet to lose in regulation at home (9-0-4).

Krug cut between a pair of Minnesota players and slipped a shot between Stalock’s pads for the game-winner.

JETS 4, BLUE JACKETS 3

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Andrew Copp scored with 1:54 left to lift Winnipeg to the win.

Columbus goalie Elvis Merzlikins tried to clear the puck up the middle of the ice but Copp knocked it down and scored. He also had an assist for the Jets, who are 4-1-0 in their past five games.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored his team-leading 11th goal for Winnipeg. Blake Wheeler had a goal and an assist, and Mathieu Perreault also scored.

Pierre-Luc Dubois, Seth Jones and Gustav Nyquist each scored a power-play goal for Columbus, which had won three in a row.

FLAMES 3, FLYERS 2, SO

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Flames stopped a six-game slide.

Calgary’s Elias Lindholm tied it at 2 with 1:23 left in regulation. Andrew Mangiapane also scored for the Flames, who were shut out in their previous three road games as part of their skid.

Kevin Hayes and Jakub Voracek scored for Philadelphia, which lost for the fifth time in six games.

David Rittich made 27 saves and stopped all three Flyers attempts in the tiebreaker. Tkachuk, Calgary’s second shooter, scored on a backhander that went through Carter Hart’s legs.

STARS 2, BLACKHAWKS 1, SO

DALLAS (AP) — Joe Pavelski and Tyler Seguin scored in a shootout to lift Dallas to its sixth consecutive victory.

The Stars are 10-0-1 during an 11-game point streak.

Dallas goalie Anton Khudobin stopped Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in the tiebreaker. Khudobin equaled his season high with 38 saves, including one on a breakaway by Patrick Kane in overtime.

Roope Hintz scored for Dallas and Olli Maatta for the Blackhawks in the first period.

Chicago had two possible goals disallowed in the third.

PREDATORS 4, BLUES 2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored 20 seconds into the game and Juuse Saros made 24 saves to help Nashville snap a six-game losing streak.

Mattias Ekholm, Colton Sissons and Calle Jarnkrok also scored as the Predators won in St. Louis for the first time since December 2017. Saros improved to 2-5-1 this season as he earned his first win since Oct. 26 at Tampa Bay.

Klim Kostin and Alex Pietrangelo had the goals for the Blues. Jordan Binnington made 39 saves two nights after stopping 40 shots in a 5-0 victory over Calgary.

DEVILS 5, RED WINGS 1

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Will Butcher scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and New Jersey handed Detroit its fifth straight loss.

Blake Coleman scored two goals for the Devils, who had dropped two in a row. Kyle Palmieri and Taylor Hall also scored, and Louis Domingue made 19 saves.

Taro Hirose scored for the Red Wings, and Jonathan Bernier made 29 saves.

The game featured the two worst teams in the Eastern Conference. Both had only seven wins coming in. New Jersey started the night in 15th place with 18 points, one more than Detroit.

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