The Florida Panthers mark the next milestone in what has been an outstanding season to date. With a 2-1 overtime win against the Philadelphia Flyers (8-6-4), the Panthers (14-2-3) celebrate their eleventh home win in a row this season, setting the record for the best start to the season Chicago Black Hawks’ own audience from the 1963/64 season.
Joel Farabee takes care of the guests from Philadelphia in the opening third (8th), the equalizer by Sam Bennett only falls in the 44th minute (PP). In overtime, Aaron Ekblad got the decisive goal for the Panthers after 2:39 minutes.
It’s the first game in which the NHL leaders haven’t scored at least four goals at home this season.
“We had a few nights when it was easy, but tonight we really had to earn it,” said Panthers coach Andrew Brunette. “But we found a way.”
Ovechkin with three assists in Capital’s win
The Carolina Hurricanes (14-3-1) have to admit defeat after their last six wins in a row. When the league newcomer Seattle Kraken the canes go after a 1-0 lead (19th) with 1: 2 as a loser from the ice.
Marcus Johansson scored the decisive goal in the 57th minute. The Bavarian Kraken goalie Philipp Grubauer is distinguished by 35 saves.
The Washington Capitals (12-3-5) celebrate a 6-3 win against the Montreal Canadiens. Nic Dowd, John Carlson and Michael Sgarbossa ensure a quick 3-0 lead for the Caps, Jake Evans still manages to score in the first third. Evgeny Kuznetsov, Tom Wilson and Dmitry Orlov make everything clear for Washington.
Alex Ovechkin registers three times as an assistant. The 36-year-old Russian, who recorded three assists for the 16th time in an NHL game, holds 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) in 21 games after 20 games this season.
Draisaitl and McDavid shine with four scorer points each
The caps superstar is currently only surpassed by Oilers dream duo Leon Draisaitl (40 points) and Connor (McDavid 36 points).
In Edmonton’s hard-fought 5-3 win over league stragglers Arizona Coyotes (4-14-2), Draisaitel hits twice and also makes two assists. This means that the 26-year-old from Cologne has already had an outstanding 20 goals and 20 assists after 19 games.
McDavid also has two goals and two assists, the 24-year-old Canadian has 14 goals and 22 assists on his season scorer points account after 19 games.
The other NHL results:
Ottawa Senators – San Jose Sharks 3:6
Boston Bruins – Buffalo Sabres 5:1
Minnesota Wild – New Jersey Devils 3:2 n.SO.
Vancouver Canucks – Pittsburgh Penguins 1:4
Winnipeg Jets – Columbus Blue Jackets 0:3
St. Louis Blues – Detroit Red Wings 2:4
NY Rangers – NY Islanders 4: 1
Vegas Golden Knights – Nashville Predators 5:2
Anaheim Ducks – Colorado Avalanche 2:5
Toronto Maple Leafs – L.A. Kings 6:2
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