March 25 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's NHL games.
Flames 3, Blues 2 (overtime)
Sean Monahan scored with three seconds left in vertime to lift Calgary.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Flames and ended a four-game winning streak for St. Louis.
Calgary tied it 2-2 on the first goal of the season by Matt Bartkowski, whose shot on a delayed penalty deflected off the skate of the Blues' Jay Bouwmeester and into the net at 10:53 of the third period.
Canadiens 3, Senators 1
Andrei Markov scored two goals to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
Shea Weber also scored for Montreal, which moved three points ahead of Ottawa atop the Atlantic Division. Carey Price made 31 saves for the Canadiens.
Bruins 2, Islanders 1
Riley Nash scored both goals as Boston moved into sole possession of the second wild card in the Eastern Conference by snapping a four-game losing streak.
The Bruins broke a tie with New York for the final wild card, but the Islanders have a game in hand on Boston. Anton Khudobin, playing in place of injured starter Tuukka Rask, recorded 18 saves.
Panthers 7, Blackhawks 0
Jonathan Marchessault scored a natural hat trick as Florida routed Chicago.
Marchessault, who scored twice in his previous game, has a team-high 28 goals this season. James Reimer (25 saves) picked up his first shutout of the season.
Predators 7, Sharks 2
Colton Sissons and James Neal each scored twice as Nashville won for the sixth time in last seven games.
Cody McLeod, P.K. Subban and Viktor Arvidsson also scored for the Predators, who moved one point ahead of St. Louis for third place in the Central Division. Pekka Rinne, who was honored prior to the game for playing his 500th NHL contest last week, stopped 26 shots for his fifth straight victory.
Capitals 4, Coyotes 1
Daniel Winnik scored twice, including the go-ahead goal with 4:39 left, and Alex Ovechkin produced his 30th of the season as Washington defeated Arizona.
The Capitals won their fourth straight game and lead Pittsburgh and Columbus by three points in the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals play six of their final eight games on the road and begin a five-game road trip Tuesday at Minnesota.
Oilers 4, Avalanche 1
Laurent Brossoit made 23 saves as Edmonton beat last-place Colorado for the second time in three days.
Brossoit also won Thursday's 7-4 decision in relief of Cam Talbot and increased his career win total to three. The Oilers pulled even with the Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks atop the Pacific Division.
Blue Jackets 1, Flyers 0
Alexander Wennberg scored in the second period and Sergei Bobrovsky posted his seventh shutout of the season as Columbus ended a two-game losing streak.
The Blue Jackets are the only team in the NHL this season that avoided a skid longer than two games. Bobrovsky made 36 saves in posting his NHL-leading 40th victory of the season and is 9-0-2 in his last 11 contests.
Rangers 3, Kings 0
Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh scored the first two goals, and Antti Raanta made 30 saves as New York handed Los Angeles its 10th shutout of the season.
The Rangers snapped a two-game slide and swept the home-and-home season series. They extended their league-leading road record to 27-9-1.
Sabres 5, Maple Leafs 2
Jack Eichel had two goals and an assist to lead Buffalo over Toronto.
Ryan O'Reilly, Evander Kane and Dmitry Kulikov also scored for the Sabres while Robin Lehner made 32 saves. Connor Brown and Auston Matthews scored for the Maple Leafs, who had a three-game winning streak end.
Canucks 4, Wild 2
Reid Boucher scored twice and Brock Boeser recorded his first NHL goal in his pro debut as part of a four-goal second period as Vancouver defeated Minnesota.
Backup goaltender Richard Bachman made 25 saves in limiting the Wild to a pair of late third-period goals by Ryan Suter and Eric Staal. The Canucks defeated Minnesota and Chicago on the road this week, scoring a combined nine goals.
Hurricanes 3, Devils 1
Jeff Skinner continued his recent goal-scoring splurge as Carolina kept its faint playoff hopes alive.
The score extended Skinner's goal-scoring streak to five games and point streak to six (seven goals, two assists). This is the third time Skinner reached the 30-goal plateau in his career. (Compiled by Peter Rutherford)