FRIDAY’S NHL GAMES


Canadiens 3, Capitals 2

WASHINGTON

Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist to help the Montreal Canadiens break a three-game losing streak with a win over the Washington Capitals. Paul Byron also scored for the Canadiens. Antii Niemi, playing in place of Carey Price, who had been in goal for eight consecutive games, stopped 24 shots. John Carlson and Lars Eller scored for the Capitals, and Philipp Grubauer finished with 22 saves.

Panthers 3, Golden Knights 2

SUNRISE, FLA.

Aaron Ekblad scored 40 seconds into overtime to lift the Panthers to over the Vegas Golden Knights, spoiling former coach Gerard Gallant’s return to Florida. Ekblad grabbed a rebound in the high slot and fired it past Malcolm Subban to give Florida its second win in six games this month. Aleksander Barkov scored his league-leading fifth short-handed goal of the season and had two assists, and Evgenii Dadonov and Jamie McGinn also scored for the Panthers. James Reimer stopped 33 shots. William Karlsson had a goal and an assist, and David Perron and James Neal also scored for Vegas. Subban finished with 22 saves.

Associated Press

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