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Mar 27, 2024 2:50 am

NHL roundup: Rangers edge Flyers in OT, clinch playoff berth

New York Rangers

Adam Fox scored 36 seconds into overtime as the New York Rangers clinched a playoff spot with a wild 6-5 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.

Fox gave the Rangers their eighth win in 10 games when he got a pass from Vincent Trocheck and lifted a shot from the middle of the slot over Philadelphia goaltender Samuel Ersson’s right arm for his 15th goal of the season.

The Rangers also moved three points ahead of the Carolina Hurricanes atop the Metropolitan Division and gave coach Peter Laviolette his 800th career regular-season win.

Mika Zibanejad and Jonny Brodzinski scored New York’s first two goals. Alexis Lafreniere scored twice while Trocheck added a short-handed goal and Artemi Panarin collected three assists to become the first Ranger to reach 100 points since Jaromir Jagr in 2005-06.

Philadelphia’s Scott Laughton and Ryan Poehling scored in the second. Travis Konecny, Owen Tippett and Tyson Foerster tallied in the third for the Flyers.

Predators 5, Golden Knights 4 (OT)

Roman Josi scored 40 seconds into overtime and Nashville rallied from a three-goal, third-period deficit to extend its franchise-record point streak to 18 games with a victory over visiting Vegas.

Forsberg and Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and two assists and Mark Jankowski and Gustav Nyquist each added a goal and an assist for the Predators, who improved to 16-0-2 since getting blown out by visiting Dallas 9-2 on Feb. 15. Juuse Saros finished with 31 saves.

William Karlsson had a goal and an assist, Anthony Mantha had two assists and Ivan Barbashev, Brett Howden and Shea Theodore also scored goals for the Golden Knights, whose three-game winning streak ended. Jiri Patera stopped 30 shots.

Canadiens 2, Avalanche 1

Nick Suzuki and Joel Armia scored goals, Sam Montembeault made 27 saves and visiting Montreal ended Colorado’s nine-game winning streak.

Montreal coach Martin St. Louis returned to the bench after a four-game leave due to a family medical emergency.

Nathan MacKinnon scored and Justus Annunen turned away 25 shots after signing a two-year contract extension with Colorado earlier in the day. MacKinnon has registered a point in 35 straight home games, second longest in NHL history to Wayne Gretzky’s 40-game streak in 1988-89. He also has a 19-game point streak overall, making him the first player in NHL history to have two point streaks of 19 or more games in one season.

Capitals 4, Red Wings 3 (OT)

Dylan Strome scored two goals, including the game-winner at 1:55 of overtime, and host Washington edged Detroit.

Strome, who has 25 goals on the season, scored in front of the net off a John Carlson feed. Nic Dowd and Connor McMichael also scored for the Capitals, who have won six of their past seven games. Charlie Lindgren made 30 saves.

Detroit fell two points behind Washington for the Eastern Conference’s second and final wild-card spot. Alex DeBrincat, David Perron and Patrick Kane scored the Red Wings’ goals. Alex Lyon made 26 saves.

Penguins 4, Hurricanes 1

Bryan Rust scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists as Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak by beating visiting Carolina.

Jesse Puljujarvi and Drew O’Connor also scored for the Penguins, who were 0-2-1 in their previous three games and 3-9-2 in their previous 14. Alex Nedeljkovic made 38 saves.

Dmitry Orlov scored for the Hurricanes, who were 9-1-1 in their previous 11. Pytor Kochetkov made 18 saves.

Bruins 4, Panthers 3

Pavel Zacha’s go-ahead goal with 2:21 left in the third period helped Boston rally past Florida in Sunrise, Fla.

Charlie McAvoy, Zacha and Pastrnak each had a goal and an assist for Boston. Pastrnak’s goal was his 45th of the season as he reached the 100-point mark for the second season in a row. His assist on the game-winner gave him 101 points. Jeremy Swayman recorded the win, making 18 saves.

Florida’s Carter Verhaeghe scored at 9:53 of the third, giving the Panthers a 3-2 lead. Of Verhaeghe’s 33 goals this season, 19 have come in the third period. Evan Rodrigues and Sam Reinhart also scored for the Panthers.

Devils 6, Maple Leafs 3

Jack Hughes scored two goals late in the third period to clinch New Jersey’s victory over host Toronto.

Hughes took advantage of a turnover to score his 25th goal of the season on a breakaway at 16:47 of the third. He added an empty-net tally at 18:51. Nico Hischier had a goal and two assists and Timo Meier had a goal and an assist. Luke Hughes and Max Willman also scored for the Devils.

Auston Matthews scored his league-leading 59th goal for the Maple Leafs. Toronto also got a goal apiece from Tyler Bertuzzi and William Nylander, two assists from TJ Brodie and 19 saves from Joseph Woll.

Blackhawks 3, Flames 1

Jason Dickinson scored twice to help Chicago earn a win against visiting Calgary.

Landon Slaggert and Joey Anderson each had two assists for the Blackhawks, who have won three of their past five games. Seth Jones added a goal and Petr Mrazek made 38 saves as Chicago posted its second consecutive victory.

MacKenzie Weegar scored and Jacob Markstrom made 24 saves for the Flames, who have lost four in a row.

Oilers 4, Jets 3 (OT)

Zach Hyman scored his 200th career goal 1:22 into overtime, giving Edmonton a victory over host Winnipeg.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored, and Connor McDavid recorded two assists to reach 93 on the season as the Oilers regrouped after blowing a two-goal, third-period lead.

Winnipeg trailed 3-1 with less than 14 minutes left in regulation before rallying. Brenden Dillon sent a knuckleball shot past Edmonton goaltender Stuart Skinner (22 saves) with 10:21 to go, pulling the Jets within one. Winnipeg tied it one minute later when a well-positioned Sean Monahan deflected in Nikolaj Ehlers’ attempt.

Stars 6, Sharks 3

Wyatt Johnston had two goals and an assist and visiting Dallas retook sole possession of first place in the Central Division with a win against San Jose.

Jason Robertson also scored two goals, Jamie Benn had a goal and two assists, Mason Marchment scored and Scott Wedgewood made 17 saves for Dallas, which won its fifth game in a row.

William Eklund had a goal and an assist, Alexander Barabanov and Klim Kostin also scored, Mikael Granlund added two assists and Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 35 shots for the Sharks, who have lost eight in a row (0-7-1).

Coyotes 6, Blue Jackets 2

Josh Doan scored two goals in his NHL debut to lead Arizona to a win over Columbus in Tempe, Ariz.

The son of longtime Coyotes captain Shane Doan, the younger Doan became the first player in Arizona franchise history to score multiple goals in his first career game. Matias Maccelli and Nick Schmaltz each had a goal and an assist, and Sean Durzi had two assists for the Coyotes. Nick Bjugstad and Dylan Guenther scored Arizona’s other goals.

The Blue Jackets are 1-6-2 in their past nine games and are winless (0-4-1) in their past five. Zach Werenski and Boone Jenner each had a power-play goal and an assist, and Johnny Gaudreau had two assists for the Blue Jackets.

Kraken 4, Ducks 0

Matty Beniers and Eeli Tolvanen each had a goal and two assists as Seattle snapped an eight-game winless streak with a victory against visiting Anaheim.

Jordan Eberle and Oliver Bjorkstrand added power-play goals for Seattle and goaltender Joey Daccord was forced to make just 12 saves for his third career NHL shutout, all of which have come this season.

Goalie John Gibson stopped 32 of 36 shots for the Ducks, who have lost nine of their past 10 games (1-8-1).

–Field Level Media

–Field Level Media

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