Tuesday was a busy night for the National Hockey League, with eight games on the schedule. Without further adieu, here are last night’s NHL scores.
At the Air Canada Centre, Kessel led the way with his fourth career hat-trick, while Jonathan Bernier made 23 saves to lead the Maple Leafs back to the win column.
Regulation and overtime didn’t settle things at the MTS Centre, so it was off to a shootout, where Martin Erat scored the winner in the sixth round to give the Capitals their third win in four games.
Down 4-3 late in the third period, Nielsen sent the game to overtime after converting a rebound from the top of the crease. However, Richardson ended it midway through overtime, beating Evgeni Nabokov from a bad angle.
New Jersey Goalscorer: Michael Ryder
Led by Wisniewski’s three points, the Blue Jackets won consecutive games for the first time this season. Meanwhile, the Devils have lost eight out of nine games to start the season.
In Montreal, the Oilers overcame an early two-goal deficit for a big road win. The Oilers got two assists from Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle, and Mark Arcobello, while Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves to help Edmonton snap a six-game losing streak.
Down 2-0 through 40 minutes of play, the Panthers tied the game and salvaged a point. However, Toews and Patrick Sharp scored in the shootout for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who have won five of their last six.
Mike Ribeiro had his second straight two-goal game, his second goal breaking a 2-2 tie early in the third period. The Coyotes have won five of their last seven, and Ribeiro has a five-game point streak (5 G, 4 A).
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