roundup: Toews notches hat trick as Blackhawks crush Capitals
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[January 21, 2019]
Jonathan Toews finished with
three goals and two assists while Patrick Kane added two goals and
two assists as the Chicago Blackhawks snapped a six-game losing
streak with an 8-5 victory over the visiting Washington Capitals on
The Blackhawks scored four goals in the first 23 minutes and then
added four more in the third period while slumping Washington twice
sliced the lead to one. The Capitals have dropped five in a row, the
first time that's happened since early in the 2014-15 season.
Washington simply couldn't stop Toews (five points) and Kane (four)
as Chicago finished with at least three goals in two of the three
The Capitals have fallen out of first place in the Metropolitan
Division during their skid. Coach Todd Reirden tried to get the
offense going by shaking up his lines, including dropping top-line
center Evgeny Kuznetsov to the third line, but the defense couldn't
Islanders 3, Ducks 0
Robin Lehner recorded 19 saves as surging New York notched its
second straight shutout with a win over visiting Anaheim.
Cal Clutterbuck scored twice in the first period for the Islanders,
who have won five straight and 15 of 18 to move into first place in
the Metropolitan Division. It was the sixth career two-goal game for
Clutterbuck and his first since Jan. 4, 2018.
Leo Komarov scored in the final minute of the second period for the
Canucks 3, Red Wings 2
Elias Pettersson scored a goal and added an assist in his first game
back from a knee injury as host Vancouver came back to beat Detroit.
Antoine Roussel scored the winning goal at 13:13 of the third period
as he tipped in Jake Virtanen's pass into the middle. That came less
than six minutes after Bo Horvat tied the game at 2-2.
The Canucks earned their second straight win while handing the Red
Wings their second consecutive loss. Frans Nielsen and Thomas Vanek
each had a goal and an assist for Detroit.
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Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) advances the puck against
Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt (88) in the first
period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA
Coyotes 4, Maple Leafs 2
Vinnie Hinostroza scored the go-ahead goal in the third period as
visiting Arizona defeated Toronto.
It was the fifth goal this season for Hinostroza, who had not scored
since Nov. 11, a 21-game drought. Mario Kempe, Clayton Keller and
Lawson Crouse also scored for the Coyotes, who have won five of
their past seven games. Derek Stepan added two assists.
Travis Dermott and John Tavares scored for the Maple Leafs, who have
lost seven of their past 10 games and six of seven at home.
Hurricanes 7, Oilers 4
Nino Niederreiter scored two first-period goals in just his second
game with Carolina in a victory against host Edmonton.
Niederreiter joined the Hurricanes last week in a trade with the
Minnesota Wild. He made his Carolina debut in Friday night's home
loss to the Ottawa Senators.
Lucas Wallmark also had two goals for Carolina. Andrei Svechnikov,
Brock McGinn and Jordan Martinook had the other goals for the
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