Kaprizov joins the 100-point club

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The hockey world lost another legend on Friday when Hall of Famer and five-time Stanley Cup champion Guy Lafleur died at the age of 70 following a battle against cancer that lasted for nearly three years.

Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and fans for their loss

Lafleur routinely electrified the crowd with his rushes up the ice. He netted 50 or more goals for six straight seasons from 1974-75 to 1979-80 and he easily surpassed 100 points in each of those campaigns. He spent the vast majority of his career as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. Lafleur scored 560 goals and 1,353 points in 1,126 matches.

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The Senators have won two consecutive contests, while the Blue Jackets have gone winless in four straight matches.

Filip Gustavsson turned aside 33 shots for his second win of the week and fifth in the NHL this season. He also stopped all three shots he faced in the shootout.

Jack Roslovic was the only player who managed to beat Gustavsson in the contest when he opened the scoring 11:20 into the first period.

Roslovic’s 20th goal of the season was his eighth marker in his past six appearances.

Brady Tkachuk’s 29th goal of the year tied the game at 7:06 of the third period.

Cole Sillinger and Kent Johnson assisted on Roslovic’s power-play tally, while Drake Batherson and Josh Norris had a hand in Tkachuk’s score.

Elvis Merzlikins blocked 25 of 26 shots through regulation and overtime, but he permitted one goal on two attempts from Ottawa in the shootout to take the loss.

Tim Stutzle had the lone goal in the shootout.

Michael Del Zotto had a game-high six hits.


The Wild ended a season-high three-game win streak of the Kraken with their fourth victory in a row.

Kirill Kaprizov generated one goal and three assists to become the first player in Wild history to reach 100 points in a season. He has 45 goals and 101 points in 77 contests. Kaprizov is the seventh player to reach the 100-point plateau this year.

Kevin Fiala also starred offensively for Minnesota with five assists. He is currently riding a nine-game point streak.

Joel Eriksson Ek filled the stat sheet with two goals, one assist and five shots. He got Minnesota on the board at 16:01 of the first period during a power-play opportunity.

Daniel Sprong and Yanni Gourde lit the lamp for Seattle for a 2-0 lead in the opening period before the Wild scored the next six.

Ryan Hartman, Mats Zuccarello (power play) and Nicolas Deslauriers found the back of the net for the Wild in the second stanza

Matthew Beniers rounded out the scoring in the third period. He has picked up one point in each of his first five NHL games with the Kraken. The 19-year-old forward has three goals and two assists.

Jared McCann collected two assists, while Karson Kuhlman. Joonas Donskoi, Vince Dunn, Tyson Jost and Matthew Boldy got on the board with one helper apiece.

Marc-Andre Fleury defended 25 of 28 shots in the win. He has seven victories in eight games as a member of the Wild.

Philipp Grubauer permitted six goals on 36 shots in the loss. It has been a struggle for him this year, but he had won three of four starts entering into Friday’s game.

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The Oilers have won four straight matches, while handing the Avalanche a third consecutive loss. Friday’s victory clinched Edmonton’s playoff spot.

Evander Kane scored a hat trick and added an assist to power the Oilers’ victory. He also had six shots, three hits and one block.

Connor McDavid contributed three assists to reclaim the scoring lead with 116 points in 77 games.

Nathan MacKinnon, Kailer Yamamoto, Kris Russell notched one goal and one assist each.

MacKinnon also had a game-high seven shots.

Valeri Nichushkin potted a pair of goals for Colorado, while Evan Bouchard had the other goal for the Oilers

Andre Burakovsky earned two assists, while J.T. Compher, Bowen Byram, Cale Makar, Leon Draisaitl, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Duncan Keith and Brett Kulak supplied one helper each

Mike Smith shielded 34 shots for his eighth straight win. He has 15 victories on the campaign.

Darcy Kuemper made 21 saves on 26 shots in the defeat. He has lost his past two outings following a six-game win spree.


The Capitals have won three of four games, while the Coyotes have gone winless in nine straight matches.

Vitek Vanecek turned aside all 19 shots he faced for his fourth shutout of 2021-22. He has 20 wins on the year.

Conor Sheary opened the scoring at the 11:33 mark of the first period and it ended up being the game winner. He also picked up an assist.

John Carlson, who sealed the win with an empty-netter in the final minute of the third period, had the other goal of the match.

Nicklas Backstrom, Justin Schultz and Nic Dowd chipped in one assist each.

Jack McBain had a game-high seven hits, while Bokondji Imama had five in his NHL debut.

Karel Vejmelka stopped 27 of 28 shots in the loss. He has gone winless in his past six starts.