Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews are both looking forward to playing against their former teammate, Patrick Marleau when he comes to town Friday with the San Jose Sharks.
Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews are both looking forward to playing against their former teammate, Patrick Marleau when he comes to town Friday with the San Jose Sharks.
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WINNIPEG — Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and three assists as the Winnipeg Jets battled back from an early 3-1 deficit to defeat the Edmonton Oilers 6-4 on Tuesday.Andrew Copp added two goals, including one into an empty net, and two assists, while Adam Lowry scored and set up two others for Winnipeg (5-2-0). Paul Stastny, with a goal and an assist, and Mathieu Perreault provided the rest of the offence for the Jets, who got 22 saves from Connor Hellebuyck after falling 4-3 to the Oilers in dramatic fashion Sunday.Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, with a goal and an assist each, Leon Draisaitl and Adam Larsson replied for Edmonton (3-5-0). Mikko Koskinen made 27 saves, while Darnell Nurse added three assists.Winnipeg head coach Paul Maurice was behind the bench for the 1,607th regular-season game of his NHL career, tying him with Al Arbour for fourth on the all-time list.Down 3-2 through 40 minutes, the Jets tied things at 3:19 of the third period when Stastny weaved into the offensive zone and slid a pass to Ehlers for him to bury his fifth of the season — and a career-high fifth in as many games.Stastny then gave Winnipeg its first lead at 5:26 when he fished a loose puck out of a crowd in front and flicked his second beyond Koskinen.The Jets continued the onslaught just 1:20 later when Lowry redirected his fourth off a pass from Derek Forbort to make it 5-3.McDavid got one back the visitors with 1:50 left on the clock and Koskinen on the bench for an extra attacker, but Copp iced it into an empty net with under a minute to go.Edmonton, which won Sunday's opener of the two-game set when Draisaitl scored with less than a second remaining in regulation, and Winnipeg will go head-to-head seven more times this season in the all-Canadian North Division, with the next meetings scheduled for Feb 15 and 17 in Alberta's capital.Playing the finale of a four-game road trip through Toronto and Winnipeg, the Oilers opened the scoring on a power play at 1:48 of the first when Draisaitl snapped his fourth of the campaign — and fourth in as many games — off the rush on a shot that beat Hellebuyck through the pads and just dribbled over the line.Winnipeg, which suited up for its sixth game in nine nights, responded on a man advantage of its own at 5:14 when Copp banged home his third after Koskinen made a couple of good stops.Edmonton nudged back in front 2-1 at 9:13 when Patrick Russell found Larsson at the point, and he beat Hellebuyck on a shot the Jets goalie will want back.The Oilers, who came in with the NHL's 25th-ranked power play after finishing first in 2019-20, connected on their second straight man advantage to go up by two just 2:03 later when Nugent-Hopkins took a pass from McDavid and wired his fourth upstairs.But the Jets countered once again three seconds after an Edmonton penalty expired when Perreault fired his first past Koskinen, who has played every minute of his team's season with fellow netminder Mike Smith out injured, off a Lowry feed at 14:37 as the Oilers took a 3-2 advantage to the locker room.Mark Scheifele hit the post for Winnipeg early in the second on a 2-on-1 chance as the teams played with a lot more tempo following that penalty-filled first.Edmonton's Zack Kassian had three great chances to put his team back up by two, including a breakaway moments before the intermission, but was unable to find the range.Notes: Edmonton hosts the Maple Leafs for two games beginning Thursday after the teams split a pair of contests last week in Toronto. ... Winnipeg now has three days off before resuming its seven-game homestand Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 26, 2021.___Follow @JClipperton_CP on Twitter The Canadian Press
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SALT LAKE CITY — Rudy Gobert had 18 points, 19 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the Utah Jazz beat the New York Knicks 108-94 on Tuesday night for their ninth consecutive win. Royce O’Neale scored 20 points, helping Utah overcome a quiet night for Donovan Mitchell. Mike Conley had 19 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Mitchell finished with nine points on 3-for-15 shooting. Austin Rivers scored 25 points for New York — all in the first half. Julius Randle had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and R.J. Barrett scored 17 in the Knicks' third straight loss. The Jazz trailed by as many 15 points in the first half, but they grabbed the lead for good when they opened the fourth quarter with a 20-3 run. O’Neale punctuated the run with three straight baskets, giving Utah a 100-84 lead with 5:19 remaining. Utah endured a cold spell on offence during the first quarter. The Jazz missed 12 of their first 14 shots and shot 2 of 13 from the perimeter during the period. They made only six baskets in the first 12 minutes. Rivers scored 18 of New York’s first 21 points in the second quarter. His flurry of baskets stopped a Jazz rally. After Utah cut the deficit to 36-32 on back-to-back layups from Joe Ingles and Gobert, Rivers made three 3-pointers to fuel a 12-2 run that extended the Knicks’ lead to 48-34 midway through the quarter. Rivers went 10 of 10 from the field during the first half, including five 3-pointers. Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic rallied the Jazz, combining for 22 points during the third quarter. Conley made four baskets, assisted on a pair, and hit four free throws during the quarter. Bogdanovic hit a pair of 3-pointers. TIP-INS Knicks: Alec Burks made his second start of the season and his Knicks career. He finished with nine points and seven rebounds. ... Rivers went 0 of 4 from the field after halftime. ... New York held Utah to two fast-break points. Jazz: Mitchell, Conley, and Bogdanovic combined to go 1 of 19 from the field in the first half. … Utah finished with just six turnovers. … Mitchell finished with a season-high eight rebounds. UP NEXT Knicks: Host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. Jazz: Host the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports John Coon, The Associated Press
CALGARY — Mitch Marner scored the game-winner for the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 4-3 win Tuesday over the host Calgary Flames. Marner scored Toronto's fourth goal at 12:14 of the third period. With his assist on an Auston Matthews goal, Marner has two goals and four assists in his last four games. Matthews also had a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs (6-2-0). Wayne Simmonds and Travis Boyd scored Toronto's other goals and defenceman Morgan Rielly had a pair of assists. Frederik Andersen stopped 23-of-26 shots for the win. Johnny Gaudreau scored twice for Calgary (2-2-1). Milan Lucic also scored for the Flames and Jacob Markstrom stopped 17 shots in the loss. A sluggish start by the Flames forced the hosts to chase Toronto. Calgary drew even at 3-3 in the third on Gaudreau's second goal of the game, but Marner's quick release on a Matthews pass from the boards restored Toronto's lead. Sean Monahan beside Toronto's net feathered a pass up to Gaudreau to score top corner from the face-off circle at 9:03. Calgary outshot the visitors 18-5 in the second period, but still trailed by a goal after two. Lucic pulled the Flames within one at 14:21. A Juusu Valimaki pass caromed off Leaf Alex Kerfoot's skate to Lucic in the slot for him to beat Andersen between the pads. Gaudreau halved a two-goal deficit at 1:08 of the second period, but Boyd restored Toronto's two-goal cushion 61 seconds later. Pierre Engvall dished to an unchallenged Boyd charging into the slot. Boyd scored his first as a Leaf fishing the puck out of his feet and chipping it over Markstrom. Monahan dealt the puck to an unchecked Gaudreau on Andersen's right and the Flames left-winger had time to go backhand-forehand on Toronto's goalie. Toronto outshot the Flames 10-1 and led 2-0 after the opening period. It took nearly 16 minutes for Calgary to register a shot on net. Marner fed Matthews with a cross-ice pass, and the latter whipped the puck over Markstrom's right shoulder at 14:16 of the first period for a power-play goal. Simmonds scored his second goal in as many games tucking his own rebound by Markstrom's right toe at 3:44. Leafs backup goaltender Jack Campbell was replaced in the lineup by Michael Hutchinson. Campbell's leg was injured in the final minute of Sunday's 3-2 win over the Flames when Matthew Tkachuk fell on him in a goal-mouth scrum. Toronto head coach Sheldon Keefe said Tuesday that Campbell will be sidelined for "weeks". After enjoying the gentlest schedule to start the season of any team in the all-Canadian Scotia North Division, the Flames will now play 21 games in the next 40 days. Calgary departs on a five-game road trip with two games in Montreal starting Thursday, followed by three games in four days in Winnipeg. Toronto faces the Oilers on Thursday and Saturday in Edmonton to conclude a four-game road trip. Notes: The Maple Leafs wore No. 10 patches on their chests in memory of George Armstrong, who captained Toronto to four Stanley Cups in the 1960s and died this week at age 90. Every Leaf wore No. 10 and "Armstrong" on their back during warmup . . . Flames winger Dillon Dube was scratched for a second straight game with an upper-body injury. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 26, 2021. Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press
GLENDALE, Ariz. — John Gibson stopped 31 shots for his second shutout in four starts, Danton Heinen scored and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Arizona Coyotes 1-0 on Tuesday night. Heinen scored his first goal of the season in the opening period and Gibson was sharp all night for his 21st career shutout. Gibson stopped 34 shots in a shutout against Minnesota on Jan. 18. Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves in his 100th game with Arizona, but the Coyotes missed on numerous good chances and lost 1-0 for the second straight game. Arizona has dropped four of five overall. The Coyotes were caught flatfooted by a non-whistle in their last game, a 1-0 loss to Vegas. Thinking an icing call would be made, Jakob Chychrun took a wide angle to the puck behind the net and was beat by Jonathan Marchessault, who set up William Karlsson for the winning goal with 42 seconds left. The Ducks scored more than two goals for the first time this season on Sunday, beating Colorado 3-1 at home to earn three of a possible four points in the two-game set. Anaheim had a good chance early against the Coyotes after a turnover by Arizona defenceman Jordan Goss, but Kuemper stopped Ryan Getzlaf on a breakaway. Another turnover, by Drake Caggiula in Arizona's end, put Kuemper in another tough spot midway through the period. He couldn't make the stop this time, beaten by Heinen to the stick side with Chychrun blocking his view. Gibson made a snatching glove save on Conor Garland in a sharp opening period, and Arizona's Lawson Crouse hit the post on a shot from just outside the crease. Arizona turned up the pressure in the second, outshooting Anaheim 14-2, but couldn't get anything past Gibson. The Coyotes had a prime chance after a turnover deep in the Ducks' end, but Caggiula sailed a shot over the net with Gibson out of position. Gibson stopped Tyler Pitlick's shot from between the circles after another turnover two minutes later. The Ducks killed off a penalty early in the third period after Jacob Larsson ran Garland into the boards and Gibson stopped Nick Schmaltz from just outside the crease. UP NEXT The Ducks and Coyotes close out the two-game set on Thursday. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports John Marshall, The Associated Press
NEWARK, N.J. — Nolan Patrick, Joel Farabee and Ivan Provorov scored third-period goals, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New Jersey Devils 5-3 Tuesday night for their first road win. James van Riemsdyk scored two power-play goals and Brian Elliott made 23 saves as the Flyers came back to win after blowing an early two-goal lead. Provorov, who had an empty-net goal, and Claude Giroux each had two assists as the Flyers bounced back from two losses (0-1-1) in Boston. “We’re not going to be perfect, we’re going to make mistakes, we’re going to need our goaltenders to cover up for some of those mistakes, but we battled, we found a way to get the job done in the third,” Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said. “I think for our group that’s a very positive sign, and we took a step forward and we need to continue to take step forward.” Michael McLeod and Travis Zajac scored for the Devils, who hit a crossbar and a goalpost early in the third period with the score tied at 2. Scott Wedgewood, filling in with Mackenzie Blackwood in the COVID-19 protocol, made 26 saves for New Jersey. Pavel Zacha closed out the scoring with 1:08 to play. Patrick made it 3-2 at 7:03 of the final period, taking a pass from Giroux and putting a shot into an open net. Wedgewood got tangled with defenceman P.K. Subban and could not get back into position. Patrick played on a line with Giroux in his second season, and he likes being back with him when he gets the chance. “He’s a nice guy to play with, sees the ice so well, makes great plays,” Patrick said. "TK (Travis Konecny) made a nice play down low and I had some room in the slot there and was trying to find him, and he had a lot poise to get it back to me, great play by him." Farabee gave the Flyers breathing room a little more than five minutes later, putting a rebound into another open net after a turnover by rookie defenceman Ty Smith. Van Riemsdyk staked the Flyers to a 2-0 lead, tipping a pair of point shots by Provorov past Wedgewood, the second 59 seconds into the second period. Devils coach Lindy Ruff shook up his lines later in the period and it paid off almost immediately. McLeod got his first NHL goal in close at 11:59, and Zajac tied it at 2 at 16:43 by tipping in a shot from Andreas Johnsson. Johnsson hit a crossbar and Damon Severson hit the goalpost for New Jersey early in the third before Patrick struck. Wedgewood said the Devils could have easily taken the two points with a little luck. “We did a good job bearing down and we didn’t give up on those plays off the post,” he said after his third straight start. “Our guys were still whacking the sticks around the net. But it can go either way. And that’s kind of what the hockey Gods wanted for us, I guess.” CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN Giroux played in his 611th game as the Flyers' captain, moving him past Bob Clarke for the most games in the role. Since taking over the captaincy in January of 2013, he has played in 610 of 614 regular season games. He got an assist on van Riemsdyk's second goal. “You try to show up in every game and obviously with the results that we had in Boston, we wanted to make sure that we’re going to win tonight and I feel like we had a step forward from the last two games tonight,” Giroux said. Clarke had two stints as the Flyers’ captain. He served 498 games between Jan. 17, 1973. through the end of the 1978-79 season. He became a player-assistant at the start of the next season and could not serve as captain. He returned to the captaincy on Jan. 6, 1983 and served for the final 112 games of his career, ending in 1983-84. ZAJAC COUNTDOWN Zajac played in his 997th regular-season game. The 15-year veteran is on track to join Ken Daneyko, Marty Brodeur and Patrik Elias as the fourth player in the organization to reach 1,000 games on Sunday. GHOST BACK Flyers defenceman Shayne Gostisbehere played for the first time this season. He missed the first six games after testing positive for COVID-19. Erik Gustafsson got the night off. SMITH STREAK: Smith saw his five game-game point scoring streak to start his career end. He was the sixth NHL defenceman to start his career with points in his first five. UP NEXT Flyers: Play the Devils again at the Prudential Center on Thursday night. Devils: Host the Flyers again on Thursday night. ____ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
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DALLAS — Jason Dickinson scored 1:32 into overtime and the Dallas Stars won a third straight home game to start their delayed season, beating the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Tuesday night. The Red Wings controlled the puck for the first minute-plus of the 3-on-3 period before the Stars gained control and moved into the offensive zone. John Klingberg, who scored the other Dallas goal, passed up a couple of opportunities to shoot and sent the puck to Dickinson, who beat Thomas Greiss from the high slot. The former longtime Central Division rivals played as division foes for the first time since 1997-98, again in the Central, after the NHL had to realign as part of adjustments in scheduling for the coronavirus pandemic. Detroit dropped a fifth straight game in Dallas but gained a point for the first time that stretch. The Red Wings are winless in four of their past five games this season. Anton Khudobin stopped 20 shots to improve to 3-0. Greiss also had 20 saves. The Stars had their first two games called off because of COVID-19 protocols before beating Nashville twice while tying an NHL record with eight power-play goals in their first two games. Dallas' only goal in regulation was again with the man advantage. Dallas trailed for the first time this season when Vladislav Namestnikov caught Khudobin unprepared and slipped a soft backhander between the goalie's legs on a pass from Taro Hirose in the first period. The Stars came in 8 of 12 on the power play in the first two games but generated just one shot on their only opportunity in the first period before converting four seconds into their second chance. Klingberg's shot from just inside the blue line was set up by the penalty Justin Dowling drew when a nice move in the neutral zone gave him a run at Greiss. Filip Hronek was called for slashing on Dowling's shot attempt. Pavelski won the ensuing faceoff and Gurianov fed the puck to Klingberg, whose shot through traffic appeared to have been tipped but went over Greiss' left shoulder untouched. ANOTHER SIDELINED STAR Roope Hintz joined captain Jamie Benn on the inactive list for Dallas with a lower-body injury. Hintz had five points in the first two games with one goal and four assists, all on power plays. Benn missed his second consecutive game after his right leg buckled awkwardly during a collision in the opener. Another forward, Joel Kiviranta, is on injured reserve with a lower-body injury sustained in practice between the first two games. WHAT'S NEXT These teams meet again Thursday in Dallas. ___ More AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL Schuyler Dixon, The Associated Press
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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Carl Grundstrom and Kurtis MacDermid scored, and Calvin Peterson made 32 saves as the Los Angeles Kings held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Tuesday night. For the third time in three games between the teams, Los Angeles squandered a third-period lead. But this time, the Kings bounced back and earned the win after two losses at home to start the season. Grundstrom skated from the side boards to the middle of the offensive zone and wristed a quick shot past Kaapo Kahkonen’s glove for his second goal in as many games. Los Angeles has won three of four after starting the season 0-2-1. Wild centre Joel Eriksson Ek scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season just 1:09 into the third to tie the game. Kahkonen made 19 saves for Minnesota, which has lost two in a row. The teams opened the season with a two-game series in Los Angeles where the Kings had 3-1, third-period leads in both games. The Wild came back to win each game 4-3. Peterson kept Minnesota from adding another comeback victory. Making his third start of the season, Peterson stood tall as the Wild outshot Los Angeles 27-9 over the final two periods. Before Eriksson Ek’s goal, linemate Jordan Greenway came up short on a scoring chance. MacDermid started the scoring in the second with his first goal of the season. Eriksson Ek tied it up with his third in four games, jamming the puck between Peterson's skate and the goal post after several swings. POWER OUTAGE The teams combined to go 0 for 6 on the power play, continuing their season-long issues against each other. In their three games, they have combined to score once in 26 power-play chances. Minnesota’s woes have extended to every game they’ve played. After an 0 for 3 night, the Wild are now 2 for 30 on the power play this season. They entered the game ranked 29th in the league on the power play. INJURY ROUNDUP Wild goaltender Cam Talbot missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury, with Andrew Hammond coming off the taxi squad to serve as Kahkonen’s backup. Coach Dean Evason said Talbot is getting close to a return and could possibly practice on Thursday. Nico Sturm returned to the lineup after being held out of two games for an illness unrelated to COVID-19. Los Angeles coach Todd McLellan said Martin Frk and Matt Luff didn’t travel with the team, but he’s hopeful both are close to returning to on-ice activities when the team returns home. WHAT’S NEXT? The teams close out a two-game series Friday in Minnesota. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Brian Hall, The Associated Press
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