nhl roundup | Friday’s games
Capitals 4, Penguins 1
John Carlson and T.J. Oshie scored rare home power-play goals, Braden Holtby became the second-fastest goaltender in NHL history to 200 victories and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins. Holtby stopped 27 of the 28 shots he faced to pick up victory No. 200 in his 319th game, second only to Hockey Hall of Famer and six-time Stanley Cup winner Ken Dryden, who did it in 311. The only goal he allowed was credited to Phil Kessel but went in off Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov. Chandler Stephenson also scored for the Capitals on a feed from Nicklas Backstrom, who snapped his career-worst point drought at seven games. In his first game on Washington’s top line, Stephenson picked up his fifth point in eight games. Before Stephenson’s insurance goal 13:42 into the third period and Jakub Vrana’s empty-netter that sealed it, special teams made the difference in this matchup between rivals who met in the second round of the playoffs the past two years. Washington was 2 for 6 on the power play after scoring just twice in 25 opportunities in its first six home games, while Pittsburgh went 0 for 4. Penguins goaltender Matt Murray made 27 saves. Carlson’s goal at 14:09 of the first period went in off Penguins penalty killer Tom Kuhnhackl, and Oshie’s at 8:26 of the second was a deflection from just outside the crease. Carlson continued his strong play of late, scoring for the second time in three games after coming up empty in his first 14 and adding an assist. The defenseman led all skaters in ice time at 28:43.
Senators 4, Avalanche 3
Mark Stone scored in regulation and again in overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a victory over the Colorado Avalanche in the first of two regular-season games in the Swedish capital. Swedish defenseman Fredrik Claesson and Christopher DiDomenico also scored for the Senators. Nail Yakupov, Alexander Kerfoot and Nathan MacKinnon scored for Colorado. Stone scored 59 seconds into overtime for his 11th of the season. MacKinnon tied it for Colorado with 7:07 remaining in regulation. The teams will complete the NHL Global Series in Stockholm on Saturday night. It’s for the fifth time the NHL has played regular-season games in Europe, but the first since 2011. The capacity crowd of 13,000 spectators at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe cheered loudly for both teams, each led by Swedish captains — Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog and Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson.
Panthers 4, Sabres 1
Roberto Luongo broke a tie with Curtis Joseph for fourth place on the NHL career victory list with 455, making 24 saves in Florida’s win over Buffalo. Evgenii Dadonov and Aleksander Barkov each had a goal and an assist, and Ian McCoshen and Vincent Trocheck also scored to help the Panthers snap a five-game skid. Kyle Okposo scored for the Sabres, and Robin Lehner stopped 27 shots.
Hurricanes 3, Blue Jackets 1
Jordan Staal had two goals, Cam Ward made 25 saves and Carolina beat Columbus. Staal snapped a 1-1 tie 8:54 into the third period when he beat Sergei Bobrovsky from the slot. Teuvo Teravainen assisted on each of Staal’s goals, and Brock McGinn got an empty-net goal with 25 seconds left. Brandon Dubinsky scored for Columbus, and Bobrovsky stopped 26 shots.
Maple Leafs 3, Bruins 2, OT
Patrick Marleau scored in overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a victory over the Boston Bruins. James van Riemsdyk scored twice, the second to tie it with a minute left in regulation, and Frederik Andersen made 33 saves. The Maple Leafs have won three in a row to improve to 11-7-0. Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak scored for Boston, and Anton Khudobin stopped 30 shots.