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NHL recap October 20: Jeff Petry and Ryan Poehling score their first goals with the Penguins

Montreal Canadiens alumni Jeff Petry and Ryan Poehling both scored their first goals for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday in a 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

Petry scored the team’s fourth goal and added assists on goals from Rickard Rakell and Jeff Carter. He has four points in as many games with his new team.

Poehling made it 6-0 in the third period.

The Penguins acquired Petry and Poehling from the Canadiens last July in exchange for defenseman Michael Matheson and a 4th round draft pick.

Jan Rutta and Jake Guentzel scored the Penguins’ other first-period goals.

Tristan Jarry appeared to be heading for his first shutout of the season, but gave up for the only time of the game to Carl Grundstrom with 2:28 on the clock in the third. He stopped 39 shots, 32 in the first two periods.

Cal Petersen started the game for the Kings and allowed three goals on nine shots. In relief from the second period, Jonathan Quick saved 22 of the 25 pucks aimed at him.

Stop in extremis of Quick!

The Penguins won for the third time in four games this season and went undefeated in regulation.

The Kings see their winning streak stop at three. They have three wins and three losses since the start of the season.

Oilers not impressed with Svechnikov hat-trick

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid both had a goal and three assists to guide the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-4 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Zach Hyman, Ryan McLeod, Evander Kane and Leon Draisaitl also hit the mark for the Oilers, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Jack Campbell saved 36 pucks in Alberta’s victory.

Andrei Svechnikov recorded a hat trick while Martin Necas added a goal for the Hurricanes, who suffered their first loss this season.

Sebastian Aho was involved in three goals for his own while Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots in a losing cause.

Prior to the game, the Hurricanes were the only NHL team against which McDavid had not posted at least one career point per game.

Hat-trick by Tuch, record by Dalhin

Alex Tuch scored the first hat trick of his career, Rasmus Dahlin became the first defenseman in NHL history to score in each of the first four games of a season, and the Buffalo Sabers beat the Calgary 6-3.

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This is the first loss in four games for the Flames (3-1-0) this season.

Dylan Cozens and Casey Mittelstadt also scored for the Sabers (3-1-0) who were perfect on their trip to Alberta after beating the Oilers 4-2 on Tuesday.

Eric Comrie made 40 saves in the win.

Andrew Mangiapane, Trevor Lewis and Nikita Zadorov replied for the Flames. Jacob Markstrom stopped nine of 12 shots he received before giving way to Dan Vladar, who made 17 saves.

Karlsson and the Sharks finally win

Erik Karlsson hit the target 49 seconds from the start of overtime on Thursday to give the San Jose Sharks their first win this season, 3-2 over the New York Rangers.

Karlsson lost the puck after a tenacious effort in the slot. He stayed there and it was from there that he hit the mark on a nice pass from Timo Meier, coming from behind the net.

Karlsson also had an assist for the Sharks, who started the season with a five-game losing streak.

Logan Couture opened the scoring with the only goal of the first period.

Filip Chytil and Artemi Panarin then put Rangers ahead by scoring in the first half of the second period.

Radim Simek equalized before the end of the engagement.

The Rangers have three wins, one regular loss and one overtime loss since the start of the season.

First win for Fleury and the Wild

Kirill Kaprizov scored in overtime as the Minnesota Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3.

After allowing 11 goals in two outings, Marc-André Fleury finally tasted victory with a 23-save performance.

This prevented at the same time Bruce Boudreau from collecting his 600th career victory, the Canucks being without success since the beginning of the season.

The Wild got the lead in a game for the first time this season thanks to Mats Zuccarello’s goal 4:37 into the first period.

Bo Horvat tied the game, however, and then Nils Aman scored his first career NHL goal.

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Sam Steel made it 2-2 with a one-timer, assisted by Kaprizov, still in the same busy first period.

The Canucks regained the lead in the second period when Dakota Joshua took advantage of his own rebound, but Zuccarello forced overtime by deflecting none other than Kaprizov’s pass.

Canucks defenseman Riley Stillman left the game in the second period after a fight with Brandon Duhaime.

In the victory, Alex Goligoski played the 1000th game of his career. He is the eighth active defender to reach this milestone.

Eichel twice rather than once

Jack Eichel scored twice and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2.

Eichel had his third multi-goal game in 39 games since joining the Golden Knights last season. It is the 32nd time in his career that he has scored two or more goals.

William Karlsson, Chandler Stephenson and Jonathan Marchessault have also threaded the needle for the Golden Knights, who are 4-1-0 this season under new head coach Bruce Cassidy.

Adin Hill has made 26 saves and has gone undefeated in two starts this season, his first with the Nevada roster.

Jets 2 – Golden Knights 5

Neal Pionk had a goal and an assist for the Jets. Pierre-Luc Dubois added a goal while David Rittich saved 27 pucks.

Eichel opened the scoring at 4:23 of the first period, after linemate Reilly Smith skated down the left wing to recover the puck and give him a perfect pass. Eichel put the finishing touches to a Golden Knights four-goal push in the first period by intercepting a pass from Rittich.

Double from Gaudreau, victory for the Blue Jackets

Johnny Gaudreau scored twice and the Columbus Blue Jackets scored four unanswered goals in the third period to claim a 5-3 victory over the Nashville Predators.

In his first season in Columbus, Gaudreau has four goals and six points in five games so far. He has collected at least one point in each of his last four games.

The Predators had built a 3-1 lead through the first two periods. Tanner Jeannot and Ryan Johansen scored for Nashville in the first. Jake Bean replied for Columbus in the second and Yakov Trenin restored the Preds’ two-goal lead 1:29 later.

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The Blue Jackets came back from a two-goal deficit for the second straight game, winning every opportunity.

Gaudreau brought the Blue Jackets within one goal after just 38 seconds in the third and Justin Danforth tied the game midway through the period.

Playing his first game of the season, Nick Blankenburg gave the Jackets the lead with 1:23 to go and Gaudreau completed the scoring in an empty net.

Elvis Merzlikins stopped 23 shots in the Blue Jackets win.

Colton Sissons had two assists while Kevin Lankinen stopped 37 shots in front of the Predators net. Nashville thus suffered a fourth consecutive loss.

Palat proves his worth for the Devils

Ondrej Palat scored twice to help the New Jersey Devils beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Thursday night.

Nico Hischier had a goal and two assists as Jack Hughes scored his first goal of the season for the Devils.

Mackenzie Blackwood blocked 16 shots for the New Jersey squad, which recorded a second straight win.

Anders Lee deprived Blackwood of a shutout and Ilya Sorokin made 37 saves for the Islanders.

Hughes opened the scoring early in the second period when he slipped the puck between Sorokin’s pads after accepting a long pass from Damon Severson.

Palat, who signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Devils in the offseason, doubled the lead in the second period before dealing a blow to the Islanders in the third period.

Already a bad streak for the Ducks

Taylor Hall was the lone shootout scorer as the Boston Bruins defeated the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Thursday.

Hall slipped the puck between John Gibson’s pads.

Linus Ullmark then sealed the result by frustrating Maxime Comtois in the fourth round.

Hall also scored in the second period, before Frank Vatrano replied.

Ullmark made 30 saves, Gibson stopped 35.

The Ducks lost a fourth game in a row. Their five-game trip will conclude Sunday night in Detroit.

David Pastrnak hit the post in the first period, where Boston outshot 13-5.

 

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