BOSTON (AP) — Reilly Smith scored the only goal of the shootout in the fifth round to give Vegas a 4-3 win in coach Bruce Cassidy's return to Boston on Monday night, snapping the Bruins' NHL-record 14-game home win streak to open the season.
The 57-year-old Cassidy was fired by Boston following 5 1/2 seasons in June after the Bruins were eliminated in the opening round of the playoffs. Eight days later, he was hired by Vegas.
Paul Cotter had two goals and Jonathan Marchessault also scored to help Vegas open a 3-0 lead early in the second period. Logan Thompson finished with 40 saves.
RANGERS 6, BLUES 4
Vincent Trochek had a goal and an assist, and Braden Schneider and Adam Fox also scored for the Rangers, who won for the second time in seven games (2-4-1) and snapped a four-game skid (0-3-1) at home. Artemi Panarin had two assists, Lafrenière added one, and Igor Shesterkin made 25 saves.
Jordan Kyrou had a goal and an assist, and Pavel Buchnevich, Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan O’Reilly also scored for the Blues, who have lost six of seven since a seven-game winning streak. Jordan Binnington had 18 saves.
FLYERS 5, AVALANCHE 3
Alex Newhook had two goals and Mikko Rantanen also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champion Avalanche, who lost another player to injury when leading scorer Nathan MacKinnon was hurt in the first period. Alexandar Georgiev had 29 saves.
CAPITALS 3, OILERS 2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nic Dowd scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and Washington snapped a two-game skid.
FLAMES 3, COYOTES 2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Nazem Kadri scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:18 left in the third period and added two assists to lead Calgary past Arizona.
The Associated Press