Jonathan Marchessault scored a pure hat trick in a span of lower than 9 minutes earlier than the halfway level of the third interval Tuesday evening for the visiting Vegas Golden Knights, who beat the New Jersey Devils Four-Three in Newark, N.J. — simply hours after the Devils fired head coach John Hynes.
Dec Three, 2019; Newark, NJ, USA; Vegas Golden Knights middle Jonathan Marchessault (81) skates with the puck throughout the second interval of their sport in opposition to the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Heart. Necessary Credit score: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports activities
The win was the season-high fourth in a row for the Golden Knights, who additionally obtained a second-period purpose from Chandler Stephenson in his first sport with the membership. Stephenson was acquired from the Washington Capitals on Monday. Goalie Malcolm Subban made 32 saves for Vegas.
Kyle Palmieri, Jesper Bratt and Nico Hischier scored for the Devils, who’ve misplaced three straight and 6 of eight. Goalie Mackenzie Blackwood recorded 26 saves.
The Devils, whose 22 factors go away them mired in 30th place within the 31-team NHL, changed Hynes with Alain Nasreddine a day after the crew allowed 5 targets within the first interval of a 7-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres. New Jersey misplaced Hynes’ final two video games by a mixed 11-1 and gave up 11 targets over a two-game span 5 occasions this season.
Canadiens Four, Islanders 2
Phillip Danault, Shea Weber and Brendan Gallagher every had a purpose and an help as Montreal snapped an eight-game winless streak with a victory over visiting New York.
After going Zero-5-Three of their earlier eight video games, the Canadiens ended their hunch with considered one of their greatest all-around efforts this season. Montreal additionally received a purpose from Jeff Petry, and Carey Value made 21 saves.
The Islanders took their first regulation loss of their previous 16 outings (14-1-1) in opposition to Jap Convention opponents. New York received targets from Scott Mayfield and Mathew Barzal.
Bruins 2, Hurricanes Zero
Charlie Coyle and David Krejci scored late within the third interval to again Jaroslav Halak in web as host Boston blanked Carolina.
Halak made 24 saves to earn his second shutout of the season in his 500th NHL sport because the Bruins prolonged their profitable streak to eight. Boston is also using a 12-game level streak (9-Zero-Three) and stays the one crew undefeated in regulation at house (12-Zero-Four).
James Reimer stopped 32 pictures for the Hurricanes, who’ve misplaced three of 4.
Wild Four, Panthers 2
Rookie defenseman Carson Soucy scored the go-ahead purpose and Kaapo Kahkonen gained a battle between newcomer goalies.
Minnesota, which overcame a 2-Zero second-period deficit to win its fourth straight sport, additionally received targets from Jason Zucker, Mats Zuccarello and Luke Kunin (empty-netter). Zucker additionally had an help, and Zuccarello has 24 factors in 22 profession video games in opposition to the Panthers.
It was the second profession purpose for Soucy, who gave Minnesota a Three-2 lead with 15:11 left within the third interval.
Flyers 6, Maple Leafs 1
Travis Konecny had one purpose and one help to raise host Philadelphia.
Scott Laughton, Claude Giroux, Joel Farabee, Shayne Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk every added a purpose, whereas Phil Myers had three assists for the Flyers, who gained their fifth in a row. The Flyers additionally improved to 9-1-Four at house.
Flyers goaltender Carter Hart stopped 27 pictures.
Coyotes Four, Blue Jackets 2
Carl Soderberg collected a purpose and two assists and Darcy Kuemper made 33 saves as Arizona defeated host Columbus.
Clayton Keller, Christian Fischer and Lawson Crouse additionally tallied for Arizona, which snapped a modest two-game skid general and improved to 9-Three-Three on the street this season.
Defenseman Dean Kukan scored his first profession NHL purpose, Alexandre Texier additionally tallied, and Joonas Korpisalo turned apart 24 pictures for the Blue Jackets, who fell to Eight-2-Zero of their previous 10 encounters with the Coyotes.
Lightning Three, Predators 2 (OT)
Nikita Kucherov scored 2:35 into additional time, and Tampa Bay ended a three-game dropping streak.
Kucherov, stationed to the fitting of Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne, tipped a cross from Steven Stamkos for his 10th purpose of the season. The reigning Hart Memorial Trophy winner (MVP) additionally had an help within the sport, and he has 4 targets and eight assists throughout a six-game level streak.
Victor Hedman and Ondrej Palat additionally scored for Tampa Bay. Stamkos had two assists, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 30 saves. Kyle Turris had a purpose and an help, and Calle Jarnkrok additionally scored for Nashville, which misplaced its second straight sport. Rinne made 28 saves.
Jets 5, Stars 1
Kyle Connor had a purpose and two assists to assist host Winnipeg defeat Dallas.
Nikolaj Ehlers, Josh Morrissey, Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine every had a purpose and an help for Winnipeg. Connor Hellebuyck, who got here in tied with Boston’s Tuukka Rask for the second-best save share within the NHL (.933), made 27 saves.
Miro Heiskanen scored and Anton Khudobin made 25 saves for Dallas, which got here into the sport with the identical document after 28 video games as final season (15-10-Three).
Capitals 5, Sharks 2
Garnet Hathaway and Jakub Vrana each scored twice to tempo Washington to a victory at San Jose.
John Carlson added one purpose and two assists, and Nic Dowd registered two assists for the Capitals. Braden Holtby supplied a 23-save efficiency within the win.
Melker Karlsson and Evander Kane scored for the Sharks. Kane, nevertheless, is probably going going through a suspension after he was given a significant penalty and sport misconduct for a third-period elbow to the top of Radko Gudas.
Canucks 5, Senators 2
Antoine Roussel, Tanner Pearson, Elias Pettersson and Zack MacEwen scored first-period targets, and Thatcher Demko had a career-high 40 saves to guide host Vancouver previous Ottawa.
Oscar Fantenberg additionally scored a purpose, and Adam Gaudette and Chris Tanev every had two assists for Vancouver on an evening when the crew inducted Alex Burrows into its Ring of Honour.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Tyler Ennis scored targets for Ottawa, which misplaced its fifth straight sport. Vancouver has gained two of three. Senators goalie Anders Nilsson stopped simply 11 of the 15 pictures he confronted earlier than being changed at the beginning of the second interval by Marcus Hogberg, who completed with 13 saves.
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