roundup: Ovechkin's second straight hat trick leads Caps
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[December 15, 2018]
Jakub Vrana scored in the sixth round of a shootout to give
the Washington Capitals a 6-5 victory against the host Carolina
Hurricanes in a thriller in which Washington's Alex Ovechkin posted
a hat trick for the second straight game Friday night in Raleigh,
The Capitals overcame a three-goal hole, with Ovechkin breaking a
4-4 tie with 10:11 to play in regulation on a power-play goal.
Ovechkin scored his 26th, 27th and 28th goals of the season,
notching a goal in each period.
In the shootout, Carolina's Dougie Hamilton and Washington's Nicklas
Backstrom converted in the fourth round before Vrana ended it.
In regulation, Tom Wilson and Travis Boyd also scored for
Washington, which has won four games in a row. John Carlson and Nic
Dowd each registered three assists for the Capitals. Sebastian Aho
scored twice for the Hurricanes and finished with a four-point
outing, but he was not used in the shootout.
Coyotes 4, Rangers 3 (OT)
Derek Stepan scored with 32 seconds remaining in overtime as Arizona
stormed back from a three-goal deficit and ended a nine-game road
losing streak to New York.
Stepan gave Arizona its first win over the Rangers in New York since
Dec. 2007 when he finished off an odd-man rush and lifted a wrist
shot from the right circle over former teammate Henrik Lundqvist's
right pad while using New York defenseman Brady Skjei as a screen.
Stepan's dramatic tally also ended Arizona's four-game losing streak
and a nine-game overall skid to the Rangers since Oct. 3, 2013. It
was Arizona's first overtime win against the Rangers since Nov. 2,
1986 and the franchise's first overtime win at Madison Square
Devils 5, Golden Knights 4
Nico Hischier scored 41 seconds into overtime as host New Jersey
twice rallied from three-goal deficits to defeat Vegas.
Hischier took a pass from Marcus Johansson and then skated in from
the right side of the goal and slid a shot inside the left post past
Marc-Andre Fleury to give New Jersey its first overtime win of the
season in six tries.
William Karlsson scored two goals, and Alex Tuch and William Carrier
also scored for Vegas, which lost for the first time in 13 chances
when leading after two periods. Fleury had 37 saves for the Golden
Penguins 5, Bruins 3
Jake Guentzel scored a tiebreaking goal in the third period and
goaltender Casey DeSmith made a career-high 48 saves as Pittsburgh
beat visiting Boston.
Zach Aston-Reese finished with two goals, an assist and nine hits.
Derek Grant and Phil Kessel scored and Sidney Crosby had two assists
for Pittsburgh, which is 4-1-1 in its past six games.
Chris Wagner had a goal and an assist, and Brandon Carlo and David
Krejci also scored for Boston, which had won three straight.
Jaroslav Halak made 23 saves.
Oilers 4, Flyers 1
Connor McDavid scored twice and had an assist as Edmonton defeated
visiting Philadelphia, who improved to 9-2-2 under new coach Ken
Hitchcock, including 6-0-0 at home.
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Dec 14, 2018; Newark, NJ,
USA; New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier (13) skates with the
puck against Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore (27)
during the third period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed
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Alex Chiasson and Adam Larsson also scored for the Oilers, Leon
Draisaitl added three assists and goaltender Mikko Koskinen remained
unbeaten in seven decisions this season at home by stopping 31 of 32
Jakub Voracek scored and Anthony Stolarz made 18 saves for the
Flyers, who have lost three straight and are 3-7-3 in their past 13
games. Stolarz has allowed 14 goals over his past three appearances.
Jets 4, Blackhawks 3
Mark Scheifele scored his second goal of the game 50 seconds into
overtime to lead Winnipeg to its fourth straight win by beating host
Goalie Laurent Brossoit stopped 34 shots for the Jets, who have won
eight of their last nine games and sit atop the Western Conference
standings. Winnipeg has won four straight meetings with the
Scheifele, whose game winner gives him 20 goals on the season, also
collected an assist, giving him 11 points in a four-game scoring
Blues 4, Avalanche 3 (OT)
Ryan O'Reilly scored on a shorthanded breakaway at 2:05 of overtime
and St. Louis defeated visiting Colorado.
Colton Parayko scored twice and Ivan Barbashev also had a goal for
St. Louis while O'Reilly added an assist. Sven Andrighetto, Matt
Calvert and J.T. Compher scored for Colorado. Compher added an
Jake Allen stopped 39 shots for St. Louis. Philipp Grubauer made 24
saves for Colorado.
Senators 4, Red Wings 2
Mark Stone scored the tiebreaking goal 7:08 into the third period
for visiting Ottawa, who went on to beat Detroit.
The Senators snapped a two-game losing streak while the Red Wings
dropped their second straight.
Thomas Chabot also scored for the Senators. Goalie Craig Anderson
recorded 26 saves. Luke Glendening and Dylan Larkin scored for the
Red Wings. Goalie Jimmy Howard made 28 saves.
--Field Level Media
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