Read the match reports from Tuesday, November 28 in the NHL.
The Minnesota Wild gave new head coach John Hynes his first victory on Tuesday when he defeated the St. Louis Blues 3-1.
Quebecer Frédérick Gaudreau and forward Joel Eriksson Ek set the tone with goals in the first period, helping the Wild end a seven-game losing streak.
Matt Boldy added the insurance goal and Filip Gustavsson made 23 saves to earn his first victory in eight starts.
Having already managed the Nashville Predators and the New Jersey Devils, Hynes was hired Monday by the Wild to replace Dean Evason, fired after a poor start to the club’s season.
Colton Parayko scored the only goal for the Blues.
Jordan Binnington blocked 34 shots in front of the Blues cage, including all 17 of the Wild’s in the second period.
The coaching change favored the Wild, who started the game at 31e rank for goals allowed per game (3.95).
Mats Zuccarello had an assist, extending his streak to seven games with at least one point. He has 22 points in 20 outings this season. Only Kirill Kaprizov (24 last year) and Marian Gaborik (24 in 2005-06 and 23 in 2008-09) have totaled more points with the Wild in the first 20 games of the season.
The Wild had to make do without Ryan Hartman, suspended for two games after tripping Alex DeBrincat of the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
Mike Cook, Associated Press
Stars shut out Jets
Jake Oettinger blocked all 27 pucks he faced to record his first shutout of the season, leading the Dallas Stars to a 2-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.
Tyler Seguin and Joe Pavelski moved the ropes for the Stars.
Seguin put the game out of reach for the Jets late in the third period. He took advantage of a pass from Mason Marchment, who lifted the puck over prone defenseman Nate Schmidt before placing the puck in the net.
Connor Hellebuyck stopped 19 of 21 pucks aimed at him for the Jets at Canada Life Centre. The goalkeeper had won his previous four matches. The Jets thus suffered a second defeat in a row.
The Stars managed to end two sequences short of two men. One of them lasted 44 seconds in the third, as the Texas club protected a one-goal lead.
The Jets requested video review after Pavelski’s goal due to an obstructive gesture towards the goalie. Despite the fact that Pavelski brought his stick to Hellebuyck’s face before scoring, officials did not overturn the decision rendered on the ice.
Jim Bender, The Canadian Press
The Predators defeat the Penguins in overtime
Filip Forsberg scored 14 seconds into overtime and the Nashville Predators scored their sixth straight victory, this time 3-2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.
Former Montreal Canadiens forward Michael McCarron scored twice and goalkeeper Juuse Saros made 29 saves in the victory.
Evgeni Malkin and Bryan Rust sparkled the red light for the Penguins, who have lost three of their last four games. Tristan Jarry stopped 23 pucks.
Forsberg crossed the ice from one end to the other to beat Jarry on the glove side during the overtime period. As the Finn crossed the Predators blue line, Ryan O’Reilly collided with Penguins captain Sidney Crosby to leave all the space for Forsberg in the slot.
Rust was back in the Penguins lineup after missing three games with a lower body injury.
Jim Diamond, Associated Press
Carcone scores twice in Coyotes win over Lightning
Michael Carcone scored twice and the Arizona Coyotes defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Tuesday.
Connor Ingram blocked 31 pucks for a second good performance in a row. He stopped 34 shots against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday in a 2-0 win.
Ingram also collected his second assist of the season in Tuesday’s victory. Travis Boyd scored his first goal of the season for the Coyotes.
Brayden Point was the only scorer for the visitors. Jonas Johansson made 22 saves for the Lightning, who lost a second straight game after a five-game point streak.
Tanner Jeannot and Boyd quickly set the tone in this first clash of the season between the two teams by throwing down the gloves.
Carcone opened the scoring just six seconds after this battle.
John Marshall, Associated Press
Noah Gregor leads Maple Leafs to victory over Panthers
Noah Gregor scored the decisive shootout goal and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Tuesday.
Gregor also scored the Maple Leafs’ goal in regulation. Joseph Woll stopped 37 pucks in 65 minutes.
Kevin Stenlund responded for the Panthers, who had scored a 5-0 victory against the Ottawa Senators marked by scuffles on Monday. Anthony Stolarz made 31 saves.
Evan Rodrigues thought he had given the Panthers a victory in the fifth-round shootout, but video review showed Woll made the initial save before the puck returned to the forward’s stick.
While the Panthers players weren’t all back on the ice, Gregor found the back of the net in the sixth round before Nick Cousins hit the post moments later to seal the win for the Maple Leafs.
The Toronto team played its first home game since November 11, having played two games in Sweden as part of the NHL Global Series. Upon her return, she faced the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins on the road before returning to Canada.
Looking to find the spark on offense, head coach Sheldon Keefe split his forwards Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner against the Panthers. Matthews played with William Nylander and Matthew Knies, while Marner played with John Tavares and Tyler Bertuzzi.
Marner and Mark Giordano were shot in the face during the encounter. Marner returned in the second with a face protector, but Giordano did not return to the game.
Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press
The Blackhawks win 4-3 against the Kraken
Tyler Johnson and MacKenzie Entwistle scored in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Seattle Kraken 4-3 on Tuesday.
Jason Dickinson and Boris Katchouk also threaded the needle for the Blackhawks. Petr Mrazek made 33 saves. Joey Anderson collected two assists.
Before this meeting, the Blackhawks had lost six of their last seven meetings. They managed to resist the Kraken in the final minutes to put an end to a difficult day.
The Blackhawks announced earlier that they would release forward Corey Perry due to what the organization called “unacceptable conduct.”
Matthew Beniers had a goal and an assist for the Kraken, who suffered a second loss in a row. Rookie Tye Kartye and Alex Wennberg were the other scorers, while an assist allowed Adam Larsson to reach the 200-point plateau.
Philipp Grubauer stopped 19 shots as he returned from an undisclosed injury last week against the Calgary Flames.
Matt Carlson, Associated Press
The Hurricanes defeat the Flyers 4-1
Michael Bunting had a goal and an assist and the Carolina Huricanes defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Tuesday.
Seth Jarvis, Brendan Lemieux and Jesper Kotkaniemi also scored for the Hurricanes, who have won four of their last five games. Sebastian Aho had two assists and Pyotr Kochetkov blocked 27 pucks.
Travis Konecny was the only scorer for the Flyers.
Lemieux broke a 1-1 tie with 6:35 left in the second period. He took advantage of a turnover by Scott Laughton in front of the Flyers net to deceive the vigilance of Carter Hart, author of 31 saves.
Jarvis got his 18e point of the season – a Hurricanes high – when he scored his ninth goal of the campaign with 3:26 remaining. Some 42 seconds later, Kotkaniemi placed the puck in an empty cage.
The Hurricanes have won two of the three meetings between the two teams this season, with the last meeting scheduled for March 21 in Carolina.
Aaron Bracy, Associated Press