NHL roundup: Wild’s Kirill Kaprizov caps hat trick in OT



Kirill Kaprizov capped his hat trick with a purpose with 19.9 seconds remaining in extra time, and the Minnesota Wild rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday in Saint Paul, Minn.

On a two-on-one within the waning moments of extra time, Calen Addison set the puck in entrance of the online for a large open Kaprizov to document his thirty seventh purpose of the season and second profession regular-season hat trick. The tally allowed the Wild to enhance to 5-0-1 of their final six video games.

Down 2-0 and pissed off whereas failing to transform on any of its 26 photographs by way of the primary two durations, Minnesota pressured from the primary drop of the puck within the third. The Wild had been finally rewarded simply 1:15 in, when the puck caught the stick of Columbus defenseman Andrew Peeke, then glanced off the shoulder of Kaprizov and over the purpose line. Lower than 5 minutes later, throughout a five-on-three benefit, Kaprizov struck once more straight from the faceoff to degree the competition at 2-2.

Columbus netminder Elvis Merzlikins was stout a lot of the afternoon whereas making 41 saves. Mathieu Olivier and Liam Foudy every scored for the Blue Jackets, who’re final within the Jap Convention however amid a 3-1-2 stretch.

Sabers 7, Capitals 4

Dylan Cozens delivered his first profession hat trick, and Buffalo defeated visiting Washington.

Tage Thompson scored his fortieth purpose of the season for the Sabres, who’ve received three straight. Vinnie Hinostroza had a purpose and an help for Buffalo, whereas Cozens added an help for the primary four-point recreation of his profession. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 26 saves in a recreation between groups competing for an Jap Convention wild-card spot.

Alex Ovechkin scored his thirty third purpose of the season for Washington. T.J. Oshie scored his fourth purpose in three video games and added an help, and Dylan Strome had a purpose and an help. Darcy Kuemper began his second recreation in two days in purpose for the Capitals and was lifted after permitting 5 targets in 19 photographs. Charlie Lindgren got here on and stopped 16 of 18 photographs.

Islanders 4, Jets 0

Semyon Varlamov stopped all 23 photographs he confronted for visiting New York, which blanked skidding Winnipeg.

Varlamov, making his first begin since Feb. 18, posted his second shutout of the season. He made 21 saves in a 3-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Dec. 4. Bo Horvat scored a short-handed purpose within the first interval, Alexander Romanov and Brock Nelson scored within the second and Adam Pelech added an empty-netter late within the third for the Islanders, who’ve received three of 4 (3-1-0).

David Rittich recorded 20 saves for the Jets, who’ve misplaced 5 of six (1-5-0) and sit atop the Western Convention wild-card race, one level forward of the Seattle Kraken.

Maple Leafs 5, Kraken 1

Mark Giordano scored in his return to Seattle and broke an NHL document for many profession blocked photographs as Toronto defeated the Kraken within the opener of a five-game journey.

Giordano had two blocked photographs to interrupt a tie with Kris Russell for essentially the most within the league (2,044) for the reason that statistic was first stored in 2005. Auston Matthews scored twice, and Mitchell Marner had three assists for the Maple Leafs, who’ve received three in a row and 5 of their previous six video games. Timothy Liljegren and John Tavares additionally tallied, and goaltender Ilya Samsonov made 26 saves.

Vince Dunn scored for Seattle, which suffered its third successive defeat. Goalie Philipp Grubauer was pulled early within the second interval after permitting 4 targets on 21 photographs. Martin Jones changed Grubauer and stopped 11 of 12 photographs the remainder of the way in which.

Predators 6, Coyotes 2

Roman Josi scored two targets and added an help and Matt Duchene and Tommy Novak every had a purpose and two assists to steer Nashville to a victory over Arizona in Tempe, Ariz.

Yakov Trenin and Cody Glass every added a purpose and an help and Mikael Granlund chipped in two assists for Nashville, which received its third straight recreation and closed to inside six factors of Seattle for the ultimate wild-card spot within the Western Convention. Juuse Saros completed with 25 saves.

Nick Schmaltz had a purpose and an help, and Shayne Gostisbehere additionally scored a purpose for Arizona. Connor Ingram, claimed by the Coyotes off waivers from Nashville on Oct. 10, stopped 28 of 34 photographs.

Rangers 5, Kings 2

Vincent Trocheck scored twice in 95 seconds early within the second interval, and host New York stopped a four-game shedding streak by beating Los Angeles.

The Rangers had been with out defenseman Ryan Lindgren (higher physique) and had been down to fifteen skaters for the ultimate 43-plus minutes after defenseman Okay’Andre Miller was given a match penalty for spitting on Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty. Trocheck added an help, and Mika Zibanejad and Artemi Panarin every had a purpose and an help. Alexis additionally scored for the Rangers.

New York goalie Igor Shesterkin was sharp in a 26-save efficiency after permitting 17 targets in his earlier 4 video games. Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Fast was pulled after permitting three targets on seven photographs. Pheonix Copley made 12 saves in reduction. Viktor Arvidsson and Matt Roy scored for the Kings, and Phillip Danault assisted on each.

Penguins 7, Lightning 3

Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby and Brian Dumoulin every had a purpose and an help, and host Pittsburgh let unfastened with six unanswered targets within the second interval to topple Tampa Bay.

Drew O’Connor, Teddy Blueger, Jason Zucker and Jeff Carter additionally scored, and Marcus Pettersson, Kris Letang and Jeff Petry every added two assists for the Penguins, who received their second straight. Pittsburgh goaltender Casey DeSmith made 26 saves.

Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Level every had a purpose and an help, and Anthony Cirelli additionally scored for the Lightning, who had their three-game level streak snapped. Tampa Bay goaltender Brian Elliott made 29 saves. Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak was serving the second recreation of a two-game suspension.

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