NHL Roundup: Laviolette fired, Ovechkin milestone
Auston Matthews scored twice, together with the sport tying aim with simply 14 seconds remaining within the third interval, but it surely wasn’t sufficient on the night time to get a Toronto Maple Leafs victory, after shedding out to Winnipeg Jets 4-Three in a shootout at Scotiabank Enviornment on Wednesday.
Matthews grew to become the primary United States born participant and the primary Leafs participant to attain at the least 30 targets in every of his first 4 NHL seasons.
John Hynes began his teaching marketing campaign with Nashville Predators with a 6-2 loss to Boston Bruins on Tuesday.
It was Bruins first win in 4 video games, with David Pastrnak scoring his 32nd aim of the season and lengthening his factors streak to 11 video games.
Carter Verhaeghe grabbed his first NHL hat trick on Tuesday to assist Tampa Bay Lightning lengthen their successful streak to eight video games with a convincing 9-2 victory over Vancouver Canucks at Amalie Enviornment.
Lightning hit six targets within the center interval together with three in a 56 second spell.
Igor Shesterkin made 29 saves in his NHL debut for New York Rangers on Tuesday of their 5-Three victory in opposition to Colorado Avalanche at Madison Sq. Backyard.
Rangers line of Artemi Panarin 1+2, Ryan Strome 1+1 and Jesper Quick 0+Three mixed for eight factors within the victory over Avalanche.
Alex Ovechkin scored twice in Washington Capitals 6-1 win in opposition to Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. The Russian has now tied with Teemu Selanne for 11th place on the NHL’s all-time aim checklist.
Ovechkin has hit 26 targets for the season and 684 in his NHL profession. It was a superb night time additionally for TJ Oshie who bagged a brace for Rangers who’ve received three straight and 14 out of their final 19 video games.
Ilya Kovalchuk claimed an help in his debut for the Montreal Canadians of their 3-2 loss to Winnipeg Jets at Bell Centre on Monday. Kovalchuk icing in his first sport since November ninth, had an help on Ben Chiarot’s second aim within the defeat.
Columbus Blue Jackets prolonged their street level streak to eight video games with a 4-2 win over Los Angeles Kings at Staples Centre on Monday.
Elvis Merzlikins made 35 saves for Blue Jackets, who’re at the moment 9-1-Four of their previous 14 video games.
Peter Laviolette grew to become one other casualty within the NHL Coach sacking season after receiving his marching orders on Monday after the Preds had misplaced 4 out of the final 5 video games. He was fired alongside along with his assistant Kevin McCarthy after six seasons with the Predators. The skilled Laviolette has overseen 451 common video games, together with a Stanley Cup Closing defeat in 2017 to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six video games.