Kraken post franchise’s 1st shutout, 3-0 over Islanders
NEW YORK (AP) — Jared McCann had a goal and an assist, and Philipp Grubauer stopped 19 shots for the first shutout in franchise history as the expansion Seattle Kraken beat the New York Islanders 3-0 Wednesday night.
Mason Appleton had a goal and an assist and Vince Dunn also scored to help Seattle to its third win in seven games. Grubauer got his 19th career shutout and first since last May 12 against Los Angeles in the season finale while playing for Colorado.
The Kraken go into the All-Star break last in the Pacific Division at 15-27-4.
Semyon Varlamov had 28 saves and lost his third straight start for New York, falling to 3-9-1 this season. The Islanders have lost four of six and remained 17 points out of the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.
OILERS 5, CAPITALS 3
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins broke a tie with a short-handed goal with 4:03 remaining as Edmonton beat Washington.
Nugent-Hopkins added an empty-net goal to wrap up the Oilers’ fifth victory in six games.
Washington played without Alex Ovechkin, who entered the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols Wednesday. He’ll also will miss the All-Star Game.
Leon Draisaitl, Evander Kane and Connor McDavid scored in the first 5:07 to give the Oilers a 3-0 lead. Mikko Koskinen stopped 24 shots.
Lars Eller, Conor Sheary and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored for Washington.
After allowing three goals and stopping just one shot, Ilya Samsonov was replaced by Pheonix Copley, who stopped 22 shots.
KINGS 5, RED WINGS 3
DETROIT (AP) — Phillip Danault scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the third period, and Los Angeles beat Detroit.
Arthur Kaliyev, Victor Arvidsson and Adrian Kempe also scored for the Kings, who went 4-0-2 on their road swing. Jonathan Quick made 22 saves. Trevor Moore and rookie Austin Strand had two assists apiece. Strand assisted on one goal in his previous 16 career games.
Michael Rasmussen, Tyler Bertuzzi and Joe Veleno scored for Detroit. Alex Nedeljkovic made 40 saves.
FLAMES 4, COYOTES 2
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Christopher Tanev scored the go-ahead goal and had three assists, Blake Coleman scored twice and Calgary beat Arizona for its fifth win in six games.
Elias Lindholm also scored, and Jacob Markstrom had 24 saves for Calgary, which had 50 shots on goal.
Clayton Keller and Alex Galchenyuk scored for the Coyotes, Arizona and goaltender Karel Vejmelka made 46 saves, including a franchise-record 24 in the first period while facing a franchise-record 26 shots.
Keller, Arizona’s All-Star, added an assist and extended his points streak to six games, tying a career high. He has three goals and five assists during the streak.
WILD 5, BLACKHAWKS 0
CHICAGO (AP) — Cam Talbot made 30 saves for his first shutout of the season and the 25th of his career, and Minnesota beat Chicago to extended its points streak to 10 games.
Mats Zuccarello, Kevin Fiala and Frederick Gaudreau each had a goal and an assist for surging Minnesota. The Wild head into the NHL’s All-Star break on a 9-0-1 roll.
Fiala extended his career-high points streak to 12 games, matching Mikael Granlund’s Wild record set in 2017.
Kirill Kaprizov scored his team-leading 19th goal to stretch his career-best points streak to eight games. Nico Sturm also connected to help Minnesota improve to 3-0-0 against fading Chicago.
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