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Summary of NHL games on Monday, January 9, 2023

The Los Angeles Kings hit hard with four power-play goals to claim a 6-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

In the win, Anze Kopitar became the fifth active player to reach 1,100 NHL career points, joining Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane and Evgeni Malkin.

Kopitar reached this new mark by being complicit in Kevin Fiala’s first goal midway through the first period.

Both Kevin Fiala and Adrien Kempe had power-play braces in the Kings’ win. They finished the game with four and three points each respectively.

Alex Iafallo and Viktor Arvidsson hit the target in the third period. Pheonix Copley made 28 saves, being beaten by Connor McDavid, Kailer Yamamoto and Ryan McLeod.

McDavid leads the NHL with 34 goals and 77 points this season.

 

Flyers oget their first shutout of the season

The Philadelphia Flyers shut out the Buffalo Sabers 4-0.

Goaltender Samuel Ersson stopped all 28 shots for his first career shutout in his fifth game.

With this win, the Flyers have 39 points in the standings, 13 more than the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are in last place in the Metropolitan Division with 26 points.

In Flyers history, only three goaltenders have posted a shutout faster than him. Robbie Moore (1st game in 1978-79), Anthony Stolarz (2nd game in 2016-17), Bob Froese (3rd game in 1982-93) and Doug Favell (3rd game in 1967-68).

Ersson is also the fourth goaltender in Flyers history to win his first four games with the club.

Zack MacEwen opened the scoring in the second minute of the game for his fourth goal of the season in 37 games, which allows him to eclipse his best performance with the Flyers. Last year, he had hit the target three times in 75 games.

Joel Farabee added to the Flyers lead before seeing Noah Cates make it 3-0 before the end of the first period.

After a scoreless second period, Wade Allison found the back of the net early in the third period to dash the Sabers’ hopes of a comeback.

Travis Konecny ​​had two assists and extended his streak with at least one point at nine, a personal best. It’s also the longest such streak in Jakub Voracek’s nine-game point streak in 2018-19.

Konecny ​​has eleven points, six goals and five assists since Christmas in six games. That’s the same number of points as Tim Stützle (8-3—11), David Pastrnak (8-3—11) and Kyle Connor (5-6—11) during the same period in the NHL.

Craig Anderson made 34 saves for Buffalo, which suffered its first shutout this season.

 

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