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  1. Games Played on 10/12/19 Dylan DeMelo vs Yanni Gourde Winner ? Jean-Gabriel Pageau vs Brayden Point Winner ? Ross Johnston vs Josh Brown Winner ?
  2. Golden Knights snap two-game skid, top Flames 6-2 Game # 5 6 2 The Golden Knights score three goals in the second period as they beat the Flames 6-2. By Associated Press Updated: 4 hours ago LAS VEGAS -- The Vegas Golden Knights came into the season with one of the best top-six forward units in the NHL. In their latest win, they proved they have the potential to be a threat with all four lines. Mark Stone and William Carrier each had a goal and an assist and Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves to lead the Golden Knights past the Calgary Flames 6-2 Saturday night. Tomas Nosek, Paul Stastny, Ryan Reaves and rookie Cody Glass also scored to help Vegas remain undefeated at home against the Flames. All three forwards on the fourth line scored and 12 players had at least one point. "When you get your team going like we had tonight, all four lines contributed, that's a big part ... you're excited when you see that," said Vegas coach Gerard Gallant, who is now one win shy of his 250th. "Not too often our so-called fourth line are gonna get three goals in a game, but they went out there, they did their jobs, they kept the game simple, they worked really hard ... they did their job and they got rewarded for it." Since the Golden Knights joined the NHL in 2017, Calgary is winless in five visits to T-Mobile Arena while being outscored 21-6. Fleury, who went 2-0-0 with a 0.50 goals-against average and a .984 save percentage last season against the Flames, improved to 13-4-1 in his career against Calgary. With regular backup Malcolm Subban nursing an undisclosed lower-body injury, Fleury figures to have a heavy workload ahead of him with Vegas playing six games over the next 10 days. Vegas recalled goaltender Oscar Dansk from Chicago of the AHL earlier Saturday. The Golden Knights will endure their first back-to-back situation, as they travel to play in Los Angeles on Sunday, but Gallant said he would confer with goalie coach Dave Prior before deciding on his starting netminder against the Kings. "We're looking forward to it, it's gonna be a tough game," Gallant said. "L.A. had a real good game today ... they'll be on a high tomorrow. We'll go in there tonight, no morning skate tomorrow and get ready for a game tomorrow night and it should be a real good hockey game. They're playing real well this year, doing a real good job." Vegas found its offense at the right time, with back-to-back Pacific Division opponents on deck, after losing to Boston on Tuesday and at Arizona on Thursday. "A little scrambly for us the last couple of games, so we had to just get back to playing simple hockey," Reaves said. "But being in position for each other and getting in on the puck and reloading and getting out of piles properly is something that we talked about and it definitely showed today." Rasmus Andersson and Johnny Gaudreau scored for Calgary. David Rittich stopped 24 shots in his fifth straight start, and dropped to 2-4 with a 3.67 goals against average in six starts against Vegas. Calgary coach Bill Peters wasn't pleased with his team's effort, as it was thoroughly outplayed after Andersson and Gaudreau gave the Flames a 2-1 lead early in the second period. "We didn't play hard enough," Peters said. "Until we start to play hard, and play hard for 60 minutes, it's going to be up in the air all night long or you're going to get blown out. ... We're disappointed the way we've played." Meanwhile, Vegas has benefited from a well-balanced offense, including a fourth line that has eight points (six goals, two assists) in five games. "We're trying to be the best fourth line in the league," Carrier said. "Shift after shift, whatever the team needs -- a big hit, tonight it was a goal, but it could be anything out there -- we're just trying to be the best fourth line out there."
  3. Golden Knights snap two-game skid, top Flames 6-2 Game # 5 6 2 The Golden Knights score three goals in the second period as they beat the Flames 6-2. By Associated Press Updated: 4 hours ago LAS VEGAS -- The Vegas Golden Knights came into the season with one of the best top-six forward units in the NHL. In their latest win, they proved they have the potential to be a threat with all four lines. Mark Stone and William Carrier each had a goal and an assist and Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves to lead the Golden Knights past the Calgary Flames 6-2 Saturday night. Tomas Nosek, Paul Stastny, Ryan Reaves and rookie Cody Glass also scored to help Vegas remain undefeated at home against the Flames. All three forwards on the fourth line scored and 12 players had at least one point. "When you get your team going like we had tonight, all four lines contributed, that's a big part ... you're excited when you see that," said Vegas coach Gerard Gallant, who is now one win shy of his 250th. "Not too often our so-called fourth line are gonna get three goals in a game, but they went out there, they did their jobs, they kept the game simple, they worked really hard ... they did their job and they got rewarded for it." Since the Golden Knights joined the NHL in 2017, Calgary is winless in five visits to T-Mobile Arena while being outscored 21-6. Fleury, who went 2-0-0 with a 0.50 goals-against average and a .984 save percentage last season against the Flames, improved to 13-4-1 in his career against Calgary. With regular backup Malcolm Subban nursing an undisclosed lower-body injury, Fleury figures to have a heavy workload ahead of him with Vegas playing six games over the next 10 days. Vegas recalled goaltender Oscar Dansk from Chicago of the AHL earlier Saturday. The Golden Knights will endure their first back-to-back situation, as they travel to play in Los Angeles on Sunday, but Gallant said he would confer with goalie coach Dave Prior before deciding on his starting netminder against the Kings. "We're looking forward to it, it's gonna be a tough game," Gallant said. "L.A. had a real good game today ... they'll be on a high tomorrow. We'll go in there tonight, no morning skate tomorrow and get ready for a game tomorrow night and it should be a real good hockey game. They're playing real well this year, doing a real good job." Vegas found its offense at the right time, with back-to-back Pacific Division opponents on deck, after losing to Boston on Tuesday and at Arizona on Thursday. "A little scrambly for us the last couple of games, so we had to just get back to playing simple hockey," Reaves said. "But being in position for each other and getting in on the puck and reloading and getting out of piles properly is something that we talked about and it definitely showed today." Rasmus Andersson and Johnny Gaudreau scored for Calgary. David Rittich stopped 24 shots in his fifth straight start, and dropped to 2-4 with a 3.67 goals against average in six starts against Vegas. Calgary coach Bill Peters wasn't pleased with his team's effort, as it was thoroughly outplayed after Andersson and Gaudreau gave the Flames a 2-1 lead early in the second period. "We didn't play hard enough," Peters said. "Until we start to play hard, and play hard for 60 minutes, it's going to be up in the air all night long or you're going to get blown out. ... We're disappointed the way we've played." Meanwhile, Vegas has benefited from a well-balanced offense, including a fourth line that has eight points (six goals, two assists) in five games. "We're trying to be the best fourth line in the league," Carrier said. "Shift after shift, whatever the team needs -- a big hit, tonight it was a goal, but it could be anything out there -- we're just trying to be the best fourth line out there."
  4. Rask, Bruins blank Devils 3-0 in home opener Game # 5 3 0 Brad Marchand and Joakim Nordstrom each score in the first as the Bruins blank the Devils 3-0. By Associated Press Updated: 7 hours ago BOSTON -- It didn't take very long for the Boston Bruins to wash away the sting of last season's disappointing finish on home ice. Tuukka Rask stopped 31 shots in his 46th career shutout, leading the Bruins to a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils to win their home opener on Saturday night. Brad Marchand, Joakim Nordstrom and Patrice Bergeron all scored in the Bruins' first home game since losing 4-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues in June. "It's behind us -- we've got a new year," Bruins center Sean Kuraly said. "Everyone's got a clean slate this year. We're just trying to play good hockey. Last year is all gone, and we're looking forward." Boston hasn't shown any signs of a Stanley Cup Final hangover, winning four of its first five games. The Bruins took three straight on the road before a 4-2 loss at Colorado on Thursday night. "We're starting to figure it out a bit now," Marchand said. "A little bit of a different training camp this year, and a different feel. ... There's going to be a little bit of rust there, but I think we're feeling good." Cory Schneider stopped 29 shots for the Devils, who are 0-3-2 after playing three of their first five on the road. Wins were hard to come by last season for New Jersey, which finished with the second-fewest points in the Eastern Conference. The Devils had a 11-27-3 road record a season ago, but were 20-14-7 at home. "A good homestand is somewhere you can gain momentum," said Schneider, whose team begins a season-high, six-game stretch at home on Monday. "We need to get a win, get some confidence, and hopefully it snowballs from there." Boston took a 2-0 lead after one period with a pair of goals in the first 11 1/2 minutes. Marchand put the Bruins on the scoreboard 3:33 in when he skated to the high slot and fired a wrist shot to beat a screened Schneider. Nordstrom doubled the lead with 8:38 left in the period. Kuraly corralled a rebound in the slot and backhanded the puck to Chris Wagner, whose pass in front of the crease was finished off by Nordstrom. Bergeron made it 3-0 on a power-play goal with 46 seconds left in the second period, poking in a rebound of Marchand's shot from the right circle. Rask turned away a handful of Devils' scoring chances during a second period mostly controlled by the visitors with a 16-9 shots advantage. He also stymied New Jersey in the third to pick up his first shutout of the season. "We're still working on our game like every other team, and I thought that's where Tuukka really stepped up and that's when he should get the credit," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. "In a game like this, I thought that's when he earned his paycheck tonight."
  5. Games Played on 10/10/19 Korbinian Holzer vs Teddy Blueger
  6. Garland scores twice, Coyotes top Vegas 4-1 for 1st win Game # 4 1 4 Conor Garland scores a pair of goals in Arizona's first win of the season vs. Vegas. By Associated Press Updated: 3 hours ago GLENDALE, Ariz. -- During the first two games of the season, the Arizona Coyotes got quality goaltending, prime scoring chances and solid play from their defense. Now they've got a win, too. Conor Garland scored twice, Nick Schmaltz and Niklas Hjalmarsson each had a goal, and the Coyotes beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-1 Thursday night for their first victory. Darcy Kuemper made 36 saves in his third consecutive start and Arizona (1-2-0) broke out of a scoring slump after managing just one goal in the first two games. New center Carl Soderberg, acquired from Colorado in an offseason trade, added two assists. Shea Theodore scored for the Golden Knights, who have dropped two straight after winning their first two games. Vegas lost for the first time in Arizona after winning the first four meetings at Gila River Arena. Arizona rookie Barrett Hayton, the fifth overall pick in the 2018 draft, assisted on Schmaltz's goal in his NHL debut. The 19-year-old Hayton held off a defender with one arm while muscling a pass to Christian Dvorak on the wing. Dvorak got the primary assist when Schmaltz scored with 39 seconds left in the first period. "It's something you dream of for a long time," Hayton said. "Played a little longer than I would have thought. Overall, I thought it was a good game." Garland backhanded the puck off the skate of Vegas defender Nicolas Hague at the 8-minute mark of the first, the first goal for Arizona since Derek Stepan's second-period tally in the season opener at Anaheim on Oct. 3. "We just want to play the same way we always do no matter what," Garland said. "But if they're going in, that makes us a dangerous hockey team." Theodore answered for the Golden Knights with 5 seconds left in the first. His shot eluded Kuemper, who had to deal with Vegas forward Max Pacioretty in his line of sight as the shot zipped toward the net. The Coyotes challenged for goaltender interference, but the goal was upheld. Out of a penalty kill, Garland scored on a solo rush up the ice, beating goalie Malcolm Subban with a backhand for a 3-1 lead. Subban, who finished with 12 saves, was replaced in net by Marc-Andre Fleury to start the second period. "We weren't even close to good enough tonight," Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said. "We lost the game in the first period. We have to be better." Hjalmarsson scored off a faceoff at 18:28 of the second, his long slap shot getting past Fleury for his first goal with the Coyotes. The defenseman didn't score last season, his second with Arizona. Fleury made 13 saves, but the Golden Knights went 0 for 4 on power plays. Arizona has allowed just four goals on the season, second-fewest in the NHL. "Nobody was panicking after two games and we liked the way we played and the guys worked hard in practice," Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said.
  7. Gaudreau scores winner in shootout, Flames beat Stars 3-2 Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau light the lamp for Calgary in its shootout victory against Dallas. By Associated Press Game # 4 3 2 SO DALLAS -- Johnny Gaudreau didn't watch the beginning of a shootout, though he had the best view in the house for the end. Gaudreau put a backhand past Dallas goalie Ben Bishop to give the Calgary Flames a 3-2 victory over the Stars on Thursday night. Tyler Seguin was the only one of three Stars who beat Calgary goalie David Rittich in the shootout. It was tied 1-1, with Sean Monahan beating Bishop before Gaudreau won the game on the last attempt in the first round that he didn't see the start of. "I was pretty tired, so I didn't really want to watch," Gaudreau said. Rittich had 34 saves, including the stop of a penalty shot awarded to Alexander Radulov with 21 seconds remaining in overtime. "(Rittich) is great on the (penalty kill), shootouts and penalty shots," Gaudreau said. "I had a lot of confidence in him there." He might have had more confidence in Rittich than the goalie had in himself. "Have you seen my record (in the shootout)?" Rittich asked rhetorically. "Don't even look at it. I'm glad I got my first win in the shootout." The Flames erased a 2-0 deficit in the third period on goals by Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin. Dallas newcomers Joel L'Esperance and Joel Hanley teamed up for a second-period goal. Captain Jamie Benn, the longest-tenured Star, scored Dallas' first power-play goal of the season nine seconds into the third period. Before the penalty shot, Stars coach Jim Montgomery called a timeout. "He was exhausted," Montgomery said of Radulov. Then Rittich stopped Radulov's attempt. "The big save on the penalty shot was huge," Calgary coach Bill Peters said. Benn said the overtime, penalty shot and shootout shouldn't have happened. He lost control of the puck, leading to a 2-on-1 and Mikael Backlund's pass back to Hanifin for the tying goal. "The deciding play was my turnover in the third," Benn said. "It was a stupid play and it cost us." Bishop made 27 saves. Radek Faksa set up the Stars' first goal by sending the puck across the ice to Hanley low in the left faceoff circle. He sent the puck to the slot, where L'Esperance redirected it past Rittich at 16:39. L'Esperance and Hanley began the season with Texas of the AHL. L'Esperance's goal was his third in the NHL and first of the season. Hanley's seventh career assist was his first NHL point since April 2, 2016, with Montreal. Hanley was playing in his first game for Dallas this season; L'Esperance scored in his second game back with the Stars. Calgary had lost its previous six games to Dallas since December 2016. The Flames improved to 2-1-1; Dallas is 1-3-1, with each game decided by a one-goal margin. Dallas won the third-period faceoff. Benn skated down the slot and took a pass in front to beat Rittich for his first goal of the season. Dallas had started the season 0 for 13 on the power play. Calgary scored 1:29 later on its first power play on Lindholm's shot from just inside the blue line. Hanifin tied the game at 2 at 5:32, trailing a 2-on-1 rush and taking a pass back in the slot from Mikael Backlund.
  8. Burakovsky scores late goal, Avalanche beat Bruins 4-2 Game # 4 2 4 Colorado comes back from a two-goal deficit to beat Boston 4-2. By Associated Press Updated: 4 hours ago DENVER -- Andre Burakovsky skated by one Boston defender and collided with another. In between, he had an instant of separation, just enough to get off a shot. Burakovsky scored the go-ahead goal with 7:06 remaining, Boston had two goals disallowed after video reviews, and the unbeaten Colorado Avalanche handed the Bruins their first loss of the season with a 4-2 victory on Thursday night. Gabriel Landeskog added an empty-net goal with 1:01 remaining for the Avalanche, who are off to a 3-0 start for just the second time since relocating to Denver from Quebec in 1995. The 2013-14 club opened the season 6-0. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Nathan MacKinnon also had goals for Colorado and Philipp Grubauer made 39 saves. David Pastrnak and Zdeno Chara had goals for the Bruins. Burakovsky, acquired last June in a trade with the Washington Capitals, scored his first goal as a member of the Avalanche. From the top of the left circle, Burakovsky banged in a shot off the post, falling on his backside an instant after the shot as he took a hit from a defender. "It felt great," Burakovsky said. "I don't think the (defenseman) was fully awake when I kind of jumped by him. We've been talking all the time about getting pucks to the net. That's something that was in my mind and I was just lucky it hit the post and went in." Colorado coach Jared Bednar said there was a lot more than luck involved in Burakovsky's game-winner. "That's the best game we've seen out of him," Bednar said. "He was on pucks, he was making some plays, he was using his speed and driving by guys in foot races." Boston had appeared to take a 3-1 lead on a goal by Karson Kuhlman at 1:50 of the second period, but it was negated after Bednar's challenge was upheld. Officials rescinded the goal after a video review determined David Krejci interfered with Grubauer as he jostled with a defender in front of the net. The Bruins had an apparent tiebreaking power-play goal by Jake DeBrusk negated in the opening seconds of the third period, again when a challenge by Bednar was upheld on a video review that showed Pastrnak was narrowly offside on the play. "Any time you get production finally and it gets taken away from you -- twice -- you almost don't believe it, but that's how things are going for me," said DeBrusk, who also was in line for an assist on the first disallowed goal. "I scored and had an assist tonight but they got called back. We should've won this game 4-2, but I guess neither of them were goals and that's how they called it. They looked at it and called it out how it was. It won't snowball for me, but I'm definitely (upset)." Boston took a 2-0 lead on first-period goals by Pastrnak and Chara, who scored on a slap shot from just inside the blue line. Colorado got on the board with a power-play score by MacKinnon. Gabriel Landeskog split defenders while leading a rush into the Boston zone and let fly a shot that Jaroslav Halak turned away. But MacKinnon knocked in the rebound from up close. The Avalanche evened the score at 2 on a goal by Bellemare at 9:43 of the second.
  9. Games Played on 10/8/19 Austin Watson vs Trevor Carrick Milan Lucic vs Kurtis MacDermid
  10. Bruins top Golden Knights 4-3, off to best start in 18 years Brad Marchand nets two goals as the Bruins edge the Golden Knights 4-3. By Associated Press Updated: 3 hours ago Game # 3 4 3 LAS VEGAS -- The defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins won't play their first home game until Saturday. That hasn't stopped them from opening on a rampage in Western Conference cities, clearly putting last season's Game 7 loss in the Stanley Cup Final behind them. The Bruins (3-0-0) remained undefeated when Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist in a 4-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night. Boston scored four straight goals after falling behind 2-0 early in the first period and has won its first three games for the first time in the past 18 seasons. "We have a good group. We're pretty much all together again. We've got a couple of new guys, but we have a good team," said Marchand, who has three goals this season. "We're going to compete every night. That's what's in this room, that's what we expect. "If we're going to get beat, we're either going to have a really bad game or another team is going to battle us." Neither of which has taken place yet, as the Bruins have outscored Dallas, Arizona and Vegas 7-3. David Pastrnak and Torey Krug also scored for the Bruins, and Tuukka Rask made 31 saves. "It's not too long since we last played together and I think we have pretty much the same group, so we know the system and it helps," said Rask, who moved into sole possession of 49th place with his 267th career win. "I think we're feeling comfortable playing together and even though we were down a couple of goals we just trust the system and it worked out today." Boston, which was 4-0-2 in the preseason, improved to 4-1-0 all-time vs. the Golden Knights and concludes its four-game road trip Thursday in Denver. "Obviously being down early, being able to come back, winning a close game at the end, pushing them off a little bit at the end, those are just experiences that we'll put in our pocket and use for another day," Krug said. "Early on you're trying to find your legs, your game and sometimes it's not going to be pretty. When you go on the road you don't worry about putting on a show for the fans. We're just able to grind out some games. "We got some greasy wins, they weren't pretty early on, it's still not where we want to be -- but they're steppingstones. I think it's beneficial to go out on the road." The Golden Knights (2-1-0), who swept a season-opening home-and-home series with San Jose, looked out of sync much of the night despite occasional flashes from their top two lines. Mark Stone, Reilly Smith and Max Pacioretty scored for Vegas. Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves but dropped to 12-8-5 against the Bruins with a .915 save percentage. "Their defense has good gaps, big, long sticks -- we had to be prepared for that," Stone said. "We didn't do a good enough job in the neutral zone and that led to their attack. We had our looks in the second period to score goals. A bounce here, a bounce there, we're right back in it. We've just got to clean up our mistakes." Vegas started out strong with back-to-back goals in the first period by Stone and Smith to take a 2-0 lead in the first 8:20. But then the Bruins answered with four consecutive goals -- three from their top line of Marchand, Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron. Marchand scored 33 seconds into the second period to put Boston ahead 3-2, handing Vegas its first deficit of the young season, and Krug extended the lead with a blistering slap shot that got through traffic to make it 4-2. The Golden Knights, who didn't get their first shot on goal in the third period until there was 8:28 left in the game, made it a one-goal game when Pacioretty beat Rusk with his first of the season, a power-play goal with 5:18 remaining.
  11. Bruins top Golden Knights 4-3, off to best start in 18 years Brad Marchand nets two goals as the Bruins edge the Golden Knights 4-3. By Associated Press Updated: 3 hours ago Game # 3 4 3 LAS VEGAS -- The defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins won't play their first home game until Saturday. That hasn't stopped them from opening on a rampage in Western Conference cities, clearly putting last season's Game 7 loss in the Stanley Cup Final behind them. The Bruins (3-0-0) remained undefeated when Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist in a 4-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night. Boston scored four straight goals after falling behind 2-0 early in the first period and has won its first three games for the first time in the past 18 seasons. "We have a good group. We're pretty much all together again. We've got a couple of new guys, but we have a good team," said Marchand, who has three goals this season. "We're going to compete every night. That's what's in this room, that's what we expect. "If we're going to get beat, we're either going to have a really bad game or another team is going to battle us." Neither of which has taken place yet, as the Bruins have outscored Dallas, Arizona and Vegas 7-3. David Pastrnak and Torey Krug also scored for the Bruins, and Tuukka Rask made 31 saves. "It's not too long since we last played together and I think we have pretty much the same group, so we know the system and it helps," said Rask, who moved into sole possession of 49th place with his 267th career win. "I think we're feeling comfortable playing together and even though we were down a couple of goals we just trust the system and it worked out today." Boston, which was 4-0-2 in the preseason, improved to 4-1-0 all-time vs. the Golden Knights and concludes its four-game road trip Thursday in Denver. "Obviously being down early, being able to come back, winning a close game at the end, pushing them off a little bit at the end, those are just experiences that we'll put in our pocket and use for another day," Krug said. "Early on you're trying to find your legs, your game and sometimes it's not going to be pretty. When you go on the road you don't worry about putting on a show for the fans. We're just able to grind out some games. "We got some greasy wins, they weren't pretty early on, it's still not where we want to be -- but they're steppingstones. I think it's beneficial to go out on the road." The Golden Knights (2-1-0), who swept a season-opening home-and-home series with San Jose, looked out of sync much of the night despite occasional flashes from their top two lines. Mark Stone, Reilly Smith and Max Pacioretty scored for Vegas. Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves but dropped to 12-8-5 against the Bruins with a .915 save percentage. "Their defense has good gaps, big, long sticks -- we had to be prepared for that," Stone said. "We didn't do a good enough job in the neutral zone and that led to their attack. We had our looks in the second period to score goals. A bounce here, a bounce there, we're right back in it. We've just got to clean up our mistakes." Vegas started out strong with back-to-back goals in the first period by Stone and Smith to take a 2-0 lead in the first 8:20. But then the Bruins answered with four consecutive goals -- three from their top line of Marchand, Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron. Marchand scored 33 seconds into the second period to put Boston ahead 3-2, handing Vegas its first deficit of the young season, and Krug extended the lead with a blistering slap shot that got through traffic to make it 4-2. The Golden Knights, who didn't get their first shot on goal in the third period until there was 8:28 left in the game, made it a one-goal game when Pacioretty beat Rusk with his first of the season, a power-play goal with 5:18 remaining.
  12. Doughty's OT winner gives Kings 4-3 win over Flames Game # 3 3 4 OT Drew Doughty is wide open on the one-timer for the game-winning goal in the Kings' 4-3 victory vs. the Flames. By Associated Press Updated: 3 hours ago CALGARY, Alberta -- Drew Doughty and Matthew Tkachuk lived up to the hype around their rivalry. Doughty scored a power-play goal 50 seconds into overtime to give the Los Angeles Kings a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Tkachuk scored twice, including the tying goal with 64 seconds left in regulation, and had an assist for Calgary. The tension between Doughty and Tkachuk dates back to the latter elbowing the former in the face in 2017 during Tkachuk's rookie season. The Flames winger and the Kings defenseman have taken the odd verbal jab at each other off ice in the media. The men bring out the competitor in the other on the ice. Doughty said before Tuesday's game: "I think we both know who the better player is." He was more conciliatory in victory and downplayed the friction between the two players. "You guys make a bigger deal of it than we do," Doughty told reporters. "He's just trying to play a good game. "As much as he doesn't want to say it, he knows I'm a really good player and he's trying to get me off my game. But really, he's just feeding into my game. "We're both good players. We just want to win games. That's it." Said Tkachuk: "I'm excited for round two in two weeks in L.A." The Kings picked up their first win after falling 6-5 in their season opener to the host Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist, with Sean Walker and Ilya Kovalchuk also scoring for Los Angeles (1-1-0). Jack Campbell made 26 saves. Noah Hanifin also scored for Calgary (1-1-1). David Rittich turned away 36 shots. With Rittich pulled for an extra attacker, Tkachuk's second goal of the game pulled the Flames even with 64 seconds remaining. The winger tipped the puck in the air on a rebound and batted it by Campbell. The Kings took a man advantage into overtime with Calgary's Sam Bennett serving a tripping minor. Calgary trailed 3-0 midway through the second period when Tkachuk and Backlund scored within a three-minute span. Campbell squeezed his pads too late on Hanifin's backhand at 13:33 to pull the hosts within a goal. Tkachuk scored off a broken play in the offensive zone, beating Campbell low stick side at 10:51 of the second period. Kovalchuk batted a rebound in the air by Rittich at 3:46 of the second period. The Kings' third goal was allowed to stand upon review. Flames forward Milan Lucic and Kings defenseman Kurtis MacDermid fought after Kovalchuk's goal. The flat-footed Flames were outshot 20-3 in the opening period and failed to register a shot on net during a first-period power play. Walker's sharp-angled wrister from the boards fooled Rittich at 17:26. A scramble for a rebound from Doughty's shot squirted out to Toffoli, who beat Rittich glove side at 2:53. Fans in the Saddledome booed Doughty whenever he had the puck. The Flames gave their fans little to cheer about for half a game until Tkachuk's goal sparked the home club. "The personal rivalry between the two . . . the intensity that both of them bring, when you buy a ticket you're going to watch those two closely," Kings coach Todd McLellan said. "Nobody went home disappointed I'm sure with Tkachuk's or Doughty's performances tonight."
  13. Game # 2 1 0 Halak stops 35 shots in Bruins' 1-0 win over Coyotes Brad Marchand scores the only goal of the game as the Bruins win 1-0 against the Coyotes. By Associated Press Updated: 16 hours ago GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jaroslav Halak was tested from the start, facing breakaways, odd-man rushes, numerous good chances on power plays. He turned away every one and the Boston Bruins won yet another game in the desert. Halak stopped 35 shots, Brad Marchand scored and the Bruins extended their winning streak over the Arizona Coyotes to 15 straight games with a 1-0 win Saturday night. "It's good to get in the game early and if you get tested early you stay focused more," Halak said. "That's what happened tonight." The Bruins opened defense of their Eastern Conference title with a 2-1 victory over Dallas on Thursday night behind Tuukka Rask's 28 saves. Boston turned to Halak for Game 2 and the veteran was sharp against Arizona. Halak stopped Vinnie Hinostroza on a short breakaway in the first period and slid over to get a skate on Clayton Keller's shot from the slot. He also stopped Michael Grabner on a short-handed mini breakaway later in the period and had Phil Kessel muttering to himself with a glove save in the third. Halak faced a flurry of shots after Arizona pushed late in the third and turned those away, too, finishing off his 48th career shutout. "He was good like Tuukka the other night," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. "Not a lot of rebound issues, pucks were sticking to him and I think we did a good job of clearing the ones that didn't." Darcy Kuemper stopped 23 shots to keep Arizona it in, but the Coyotes couldn't convert on numerous good scoring chances -- just as they did in the opener at Anaheim. Arizona has not beaten Boston since 2010 in Prague. "Play like that, most of the nights you're going to come out on top," Coyotes center Derek Stepan said. "I like tonight. Sometimes you get snake bitten. Their goaltender stood tall and we didn't bury them." The Coyotes made one of the biggest offseason splashes by acquiring Kessel in a trade with Pittsburgh. Kessel had an assist on Arizona's only goal in its opener on Thursday, but the Coyotes lost 2-1 to Anaheim. Kuemper, who played well after Antti Raanta was injured last season, stopped 27 shots in that game and started again Saturday after Raanta was recalled from Tucson of the AHL. Arizona controlled play most of the first period until Boston made a push. Marchand beat Kuemper to the stick side with a wrister from the left circle with less than two minutes left. "I didn't see anything," Marchand said. "I just tried to get it on net and it found its way in." Kuemper made some difficult saves in the second period, stopping David Pasternak on one shot and sliding over for a spectacular save on Marchand's rebound attempt. Kumper also stuffed Chris Wagner on a near breakaway early in the third period and gave the Coyotes a chance with several quality saves. "He had a really good game," Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson said. "I thought when we turned a couple pucks over in the second, he kept us in the game. It could have been a different game there. He's a good goalie and showed it tonight."
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