Kreider, Shesterkin lead Rangers past Flyers for 4th in row
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Kreider scored his 16th goal and Igor Shesterkin stopped 33 shots to help the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.
Artemi Panarin had a goal and an assist, Jacob Trouba and Dryden Hunt also scored and Kaapo Kakko added two assists as the Rangers won for the eighth time in nine games. New York has won six in a row at home.
Shesterkin made 11 saves in the first period, 15 in the second and seven in the third to improve to 12-3-2 with a 2.15 goals-against average this season.
Morgan Frost scored and Carter Hart had 24 saves for Philadelphia, which lost its seventh straight (0-5-2).
RED WINGS 4, KRAKEN 3, SO
DETROIT (AP) — Adam Erne scored the decisive goal in a shootout and Detroit won its fourth straight game by beating Seattle.
Detroit took the shootout 2-1, with Dylan Larkin also converting.
Robby Fabbri, Vladislav Namestnikov and Lucas Raymond scored in regulation for the Red Wings.
Ryan Donato had two goals and Vince Dunn scored the other for the Kraken.
Thomas Greiss made 21 saves for Detroit in his 150th career victory. Seattle goalie Philipp Grubauer stopped 23 shots.
MAPLE LEAFS 8, AVALANCHE 3
TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews scored three goals for his fourth career hat trick and the streaking Toronto Maple Leafs thumped Colorado.
John Tavares had a goal and two assists for Toronto (17-6-1), while William Nylander scored one and set up another. Jack Campbell made 28 saves.
Jason Spezza, Travis Dermott and Pierre Engvall had the other goals for the Maple Leafs, who have won five straight games and are 15-2-0 over their last 17. Michael Bunting added three assists.
Nazem Kadri had two goals and Samuel Girard also scored for Colorado (11-7-1). Jonas Johansson stopped 33 shots as the Avalanche lost for the second time in three games after winning six in a row.
Colorado star Nathan MacKinnon, who had two assists, returned to the lineup after missing eight games with a lower-body injury.
OILERS 5, PENGUINS 2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid had a goal and three assists, Zach Hyman scored twice and Edmonton defeated Pittsburgh.
Kailer Yamamoto and Evan Bouchard also scored for the Oilers (16-5-0), who won their third game in a row and improved to 9-1-0 on home ice despite getting outshot 34-22.
Jake Guentzel and Teddy Blueger each had a goal for the Penguins (10-8-5), who have lost three straight. Pittsburgh was 15-0-4 in its previous 19 games against the Oilers.
DUCKS 6, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 5
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Troy Terry scored his 15th goal during Anaheim’s four-goal second period, and Trevor Zegras and Sonny Milano had three assists apiece in a victory over Vegas.
Rickard Rakell, Josh Manson and Hampus Lindholm also scored in the second period for the Ducks, who have won 11 of 15 after back-to-back victories over Pacific Division rivals Los Angeles and Vegas.
Jamie Drysdale scored in the third period and Isac Lundestrom added a shorthanded empty-net goal for Anaheim. Anthony Stolarz made 34 saves.
Max Pacioretty and Mattias Janmark had a goal and an assist apiece for the Golden Knights, who have lost three of four. Robin Lehner stopped 28 shots and repeatedly kept his team in the game.
Zach Whitecloud and Janmark scored shorthanded for Vegas after the Ducks had taken a three-goal lead. Will Carrier and Reilly Smith also scored for the Golden Knights.
The Ducks played without captain Ryan Getzlaf, who appeared to injure his left ankle on Tuesday night early in Anaheim’s 5-4 shootout victory over the Kings.
CANUCKS 6, SENATORS 2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — J.T. Miller scored and added two assists to lead Vancouver over skidding Ottawa.
Luke Schenn, Tyler Motte, Tanner Pearson, Bo Horvat and Alex Chiasson also had goals for the Canucks, who finished a 2-3-0 road trip. Quinn Hughes had four assists and Thatcher Demko made 19 saves.
Adam Gaudette scored in his Senators debut after being claimed on waivers from Chicago. Brady Tkachuk also had a goal for Ottawa, and Filip Gustavsson stopped 29 shots.
Ottawa went 1-10-1 in November and is mired in a six-game losing streak.
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