Saturday in the NHL | Matthews scores his 69th goal, but the Red Wings win 5-4 in overtime

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Dylan Larkin scored 41 seconds into overtime on the power play and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Saturday.

The Red Wings went for two precious points in the standings, they who are in the race for a place in the playoffs in the Eastern Association.

In the defeat, Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews scored his 69e net of the countryside.

Alex DeBrincat scored twice in the victory. Quebecer David Perron scored a goal and an assist and Simon Edvinsson also scored.

JT Compher had two assists and goaltender James Reimer stopped 32 shots to his 500e match in the league.

Larkin deflected a Patrick Kane shot to give the Red Wings the victory in overtime while Max Domi was in the penalty box for high sticking.

Mitch Marner, with a goal and two assists, John Tavares and Nick Robertson also found the back of the net for the Maple Leafs. Defenseman Morgan Rielly had two assists and Ilya Samsonov blocked 28 shots.

Robertson scored the first of three goals for the Maple Leafs in the second period, at 9:04 of play.

Matthews scored his 69e net of the season less than two minutes later, on the power play.

Tavares tied the score at 4-4 at 17:22 of play, with his 26e of the season.

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

Panarin helps Rangers beat Islanders 3-2 in shootout


Artemi Panarin tied the game late in the third period and scored the shootout winner to give the Rangers a 3-2 victory over their New York rivals, the Islanders, on Saturday.

The Rangers set a team record with a 54e victory this season.

Igor Shesterkin made 33 saves, Braden Schneider scored shorthanded and Vincent Trocheck also scored in the shootout.

Brock Nelson scored twice in the second period to give the Islanders a 2-1 lead.

Ilya Sorokin blocked 40 shots for the Islanders.

Panarin sent everyone into overtime when he found the back of the net with 4:17 left. It was the 48e striker’s net of the season.

The Islanders are 8-2-1 in their last 11 games.

Early in the second period, Schneider scored shorthanded to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead.

Allan Kreda, Associated Press

Stars beat Kraken 3-1 to win Central Division title


Defenseman Miro Heiskanen scored a goal and added two assists, Jason Robertson had a goal and an assist, and the Dallas Stars beat the Seattle Kraken 3-1 on Saturday.

With their victory, the Stars clinched the Central section title for the first time in eight years.

Craig Smith also found the back of the net in the victory. The Stars, who have one game remaining in the regular season, could also finish first in the Western Conference and the league.

Heiskanen scored his team’s third goal around the net with 7:37 remaining. It was his fourth game with at least three points this season.

Smith scored with 2.5 seconds left in the first period, while Robertson scored with 35.9 seconds left in the second period, during a five-on-three power play.

With his goal, Robertson reached the plateau of 80 points, a record for the Stars.

Jake Oettinger blocked 26 pucks, while Philipp Grubauer stopped 28 shots for the Kraken.

Kailer Yamamoto deprived Oettinger of a shutout by scoring late in the third period.

Associated Press

The Jets score four goals in the first period and crush the Avalanche 7-0


Josh Morrissey and Adam Lowry scored within 10 seconds of a four-goal first period that ended goaltender Alexandar Georgiev’s day, and the Winnipeg Jets took a serious shot at second place of the Central Division of the NHL Western Conference thanks to a 7-0 victory against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.

Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck stopped 30 pucks and collected his fifth shutout of the season.

Sean Monahan and Lowry finished the game with doubles for the Jets, who signed a sixth victory in a row. Gabriel Vilardi and Tyler Toffoli rounded out.

The Jets led 7-0 after 40 minutes of play thanks to the contribution of 10 different players to the scoresheet.

According to NHL Stats, this is the first time in franchise history that the Jets have scored seven consecutive goals in a game.

Earlier in the day, the Dallas Stars secured first place in the Central Division with a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Kraken.

As a result, it is now certain that the Avalanche and the Jets will cross swords in the first round of the playoffs. All that remains is to determine which team will benefit from home ice advantage in the event of a seventh game.

The Jets hold a two-point lead in second place in the section. Both clubs have two games remaining and the Jets have the tiebreaker in their favor.

The Jets finished the season series with a 3-0 record against the Avalanche and were outscored 17-4.

Pat Graham, Associated Press

Samuel Ersson records shutout in Flyers’ 1-0 win over Devils


Travis Konecny ​​scored the only goal of the game, shorthanded, Samuel Ersson blocked 20 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers maintained their slim hopes of participating in the playoffs by defeating the New Jersey Devils 1-0 on Saturday.

Scott Laughton and Nick Seeler had an assist on Konecny’s net.

The Flyers started the day needing to win their last two games of the season to hope to qualify for the playoffs.

The Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings and Washington Capitals all had three games remaining before Saturday.

The Flyers have not participated in spring ball since 2020.

Konecny ​​scored for the sixth time this season on the penalty kill, a league high. He beat Kaapo Kahkonen at 10:50 in the second period.

Kahkonen blocked 20 pucks for the Devils.

Dan Gelston, Associated Press

The Capitals stay in the race with a 4-2 win against the Lightning


John Carlson broke a tie on the power play with 11:31 remaining, Charlie Lindgren stopped 32 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Saturday.

Sonny Milano scored twice and Nic Dowd completed the scoring with 3:14 left in regulation.

The Capitals, in the race for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, have won only a second game in their last nine outings.

The Capitals took advantage of a five-on-three power play in the third period. Carlson fired a shot from the point to beat Andrei Vasilevskiy, after the first penalty had just ended.

Milano opened the scoring halfway through the first period, with his 14e goal of the campaign.

Duclair tied the score, before seeing Milano score his second goal of the period with six minutes left in the period.

At the end of the first period, Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen hit his head against the boards following a hit by Michael Eyssimont. Jensen remained motionless on the ice for several minutes before leaving on a stretcher.

The defender was conscious and moving his extremities, the team said shortly after.

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press

Reinhart decides in overtime for the Panthers, who win 3-2


Sam Reinhart scored in overtime and the Florida Panthers beat the Buffalo Sabers 3-2 on Saturday.

The Panthers only needed one point to ensure they started the playoffs with home ice advantage.

Reinhart scored his 55e goal of the campaign with 1:02 left in overtime.

Anton Lundell and Kevin Stenlund also scored in the victory, while Matthew Tkachuk got his 60e help note. It was the third consecutive season that the forward recorded at least 60 assists in a season.

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 27 pucks for the Panthers and signed the victory with his 700e career match. He is the 32e goalie in history to reach this plateau and one of three active goalkeepers with that many games played.

Tyson Jost and Jack Quinn found the back of the net for the Sabres. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen blocked 39 shots.

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press

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