A record-setting night for Golden Knights

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<p>We recap Thursday's top NHL action, including the Golden Knights notching a 3-2 win over the Jets for their 34th victory of the season, the most ever by an expansion team in its debut season.</p>

A record-setting night for Golden Knights

We recap Thursday's top NHL action, including the Golden Knights notching a 3-2 win over the Jets for their 34th victory of the season, the most ever by an expansion team in its debut season.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- David Perron scored 3:57 into overtime to lead Vegas past the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Thursday night for the Golden Knights' 34th victory, the most by an NHL expansion team in its debut season.

The Jets had the puck rolling in the crease three times in the extra period, but it couldn't get it into the net. Perron then fired a high shot past Connor Hellebuyck to win it.

Winnipeg's Kyle Connor had tied it with a high shot to Marc-Andre Fleury's glove side with 2:36 left in the third period. Joel Armia also had a goal and one assist for Winnipeg.

Hellebuyck made 28 saves for the Jets (30-13-9), who were trying to set a franchise record with their eighth straight home win.

Fleury stopped 24 shots for Vegas (34-12-4). It was his 389th win, putting him into a tie for 13th among NHL goaltenders (see full recap)

Ward, Hurricanes blank Habs for 3rd straight win
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Cam Ward stopped 27 shots in his second shutout of the season, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 on Thursday night.

Brett Pesce and Brock McGinn scored to help the Hurricanes win their third straight, sweep the season series from Montreal and keep themselves in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race. Carolina entered two points out of a playoff spot.

Carey Price made 28 saves for the Canadiens, who have lost three in a row and fell to 2-5-2 in their last nine games.

McGinn made it a two-goal game with 5:09 remaining, taking a smooth pass from Justin Williams and slipping the puck past Price.

That gave Ward some breathing room, and he finished with the 27th shutout of his 13-year career -- but his first in 36 games against the Canadiens. He previously blanked defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh 4-0 on Jan. 4 (see full recap).

Karlsson helps Senators snap 6-game skid
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Erik Karlsson scored 32 seconds into overtime to lift the Ottawa Senators over the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Thursday night and snap a six-game skid.

Karlsson one-timed a pass from Matt Duchene on a power play, beating Ryan Miller with a shot inside the near post.

Bobby Ryan scored early in the third period for Ottawa, and Mike Condon stopped 30 shots.

Ryan Kesler tied it with 54 seconds left in regulation after Anaheim pulled Miller for an extra attacker. Miller made 30 saves, but Anaheim ended a three-game winning streak.

Each team already had a player in the penalty box when Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg took a tripping penalty early in the third period. Ottawa scored on the 4-on-3 when Ryan tipped Mike Hoffman's shot (see full recap).

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