Peterson lifts Stars to 1-0 win in SO against Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) — Jacob Peterson scored the deciding goal in the sixth round of the shootout, leading the Dallas Stars to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.
Chicago’s Alex DeBrincat and Dallas’ Jason Robertson scored in the first shootout round. After that, goaltenders Marc-Andre Fleury and Jake Oettinger each stopped four shots. Oettinger stopped a fifth, by Jake McCabe, before Peterson faked Fleury and beat him between the legs for the victory.
Dallas won its second straight game and fourth in the last five. The Blackhawks dropped their second straight.
Oettinger made 34 saves in regulation and earned his eighth career shootout, and first this season.
The 37-year-old Fleury made a handful of impressive saves among his 27 stops in regulation, getting credit for his 71st career shutout and fourth of the season.
HURRICANES 5, PREDATORS 3
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov had two goals and an assist as Carolina beat Nashville.
Brady Skjei and Jaccob Slavin each had a goal and an assist, and Jesperi Kotkaniemi also scored for the Hurricanes, who improved to 2-2-2 since the All-Star break. Martin Necas and Sebastian Aho added two assists apiece. Frederik Andersen made 28 saves.
Luke Kunin and Filip Forsberg scored for the Predators, who are 0-4-0 since the break. Roman Josi had three assists and Juuse Saros stopped 25 shots.
KINGS 4, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 3, OT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Adrian Kempe scored his second goal in overtime and Los Angeles beat Vegas.
Andreas Athanasiou and Phillip Danault also scored for Los Angeles. Jonathan Quick had 21 saves to improve to 5-8-1 in his career against Vegas.
Max Pacioretty had two goals and Reilly Smith also scored for the Golden Knights. Laurent Brossoit, appearing in his 100th career game, made 27 saves.
With the win, Los Angeles moved into a tie for third place with Edmonton (57 points) in the Pacific Division. Vegas is alone in second with 60 points.
PANTHERS 6, WILD 2
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mason Marchment scored three goals for his first career hat trick, leading Florida over Minnesota.
Anthony Duclair and Aaron Ekblad each had a goal and an assist, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 24 saves for his fifth straight win. Florida has won back-to-back games after a 15-day break and is 16-3-1 since Dec. 29.
Kirill Kaprizov and Mats Zuccarello scored for Minnesota, which had won six straight at home. The Wild lost in regulation at the Xcel Energy Center for the first time in 15 games dating to Nov. 18. Cam Talbot had 28 saves.
Florida leads the league in scoring at 4.14 goals per game, scoring 203 goals in 49 games, including shootout-deciding goals. The last two teams to require less than 50 games in a season to reach that mark were the 2005-06 Senators (48 games) and 1995-96 Penguins (41 games).
Jonathan Huberdeau has set up plenty of those tallies. With two helpers, he has 51 on the season to become the first player in franchise history to register three seasons with 50-plus assists.