Evgenii Dadonov scored his first goal of the season for the Canadiens. Jake Allen’ finished with 34 saves.
BLUE JACKETS 5, FLYERS 4, OT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vladislav Gavrikov scored at 3:14 of overtime to give Columbus a victory over Philadelphia, sending the Flyers to their fourth straight loss.
Boone Jenner scored twice, Eric Robinson had a goal and an assist, Sean Kuraly added a goal and Gavrikov also had an assist for Columbus. Elvis Merzlikins stopped 15 shots before leaving in the second period with a leg injury, and Joonas Korpisalo stopped 18 in relief.
LIGHTNING 5, STARS 4, OT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Killorn scored from the left circle on a 2-on-1 at 3:43 of overtime as Tampa Bay beat Dallas.
Lightning captain Steve Stamkos got the second assist on the goal, making him the second Tampa Bay player to reach 500 assists.
MAPLE LEAFS 5, PENGUINS 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Tavares scored his 400th goal, Matt Murray made 34 saves in his return to Pittsburgh and Toronto raced by the Penguins.
The 14-year veteran Tavares added an assist on the night he became the 107th player in NHL history to reach 400 goals.
Murray, who won Stanley Cups with the Penguins in 2016 and 2017, held his ground in the second period after Pittsburgh trimmed an early three-goal deficit to one, buying Toronto time to eventually pull away.
CANUCKS 5, SABRES 4
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Bo Horvat had a goal and two assists as Vancouver beat Buffalo to snap a three-game skid.
The Canucks also got goals from Dakota Joshua, Ethan Bear, Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller in closing a five-game road trip. Pettersson added an assist, and backup goalie Spencer Martin made 28 saves.
Jeff Skinner scored twice for the struggling Sabres.
PANTHERS 5, CAPITALS 2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Carter Verhaeghe scored twice in the final minutes as Florida beat Washington.
Verhaeghe, who had six goals and 12 points in Florida’s six-game playoff series win over Washington last spring, scored on a loose puck to give the Panthers a two-goal lead with 3 minutes remaining before scoring into an empty net with 1:24 left.
Sergei Bobrovsky made 41 saves for his first win since Nov. 3.
The Associated Press