Dec. 9 (Reuters) – Mitchell Marner extended his team-record scoring streak to 21 games by a goal as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Los Angeles Kings 5-0 on Thursday night.
Ilya Samsonov made his first shutout of the season and seventh of his career with 29 saves. It was Toronto’s second consecutive shutout. The Maple Leafs scored four goals in the second half, sending them into their 13th straight game (10-0-3) with at least a point, three games shy of the team record.
William Nylander had a goal and an assist for Toronto. Pierre Engvall, David Kampf and Auston Matthews also scored and Michael Bunting added two assists. Engvall, Kampf and Nylander all scored within 66 seconds, turning a goalless game into a great game.
Jonathan Quick stopped 36 shots for the Kings, who split the first two games of a six-game road trip.
Panther 5, Red Wings 1
Captain Aleksander Barkov notched an assist when he returned after six games to help Florida defeat Detroit in Sunrise, Fla.
Barkov, who was reportedly suffering from pneumonia, had the main assist in an Eetu Luostarinen goal. The Panthers also had goals from Chris Tierney, Josh Mahura, Matt Kierted and Matthew Tkachuk, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 19 saves for his first win since November 15.
The Red Wings, whose winning streak ended in four games, made one goal by Jonatan Berggren and 36 saves by backup goalie Alex Nedeljkovic.
Jets 5, Blues 2
Pierre Luc-Dubois scored two goals and an assist as the visitors beat Winnipeg to beat St. Louis, the Jets’ sixth win in seven games.
Blake Wheeler contributed a goal and an assist, Kyle Connor and Cole Perfetti also scored, and Mark Scheifele and Neal Pionk had two assists for the Jets. Connor Hellebuyck made his sixth consecutive win with 29 saves.
Robert Thomas and Josh Leivo scored and Thomas Greiss made 15 saves for the Blues, who lost for the fifth time in six games.
Lightning 5, predators 2
Brayden Point’s second goal of the night was the crucial win in the third period as Tampa Bay beat the guest against Nashville.
The result was the 450th career win for Tampa Bay’s Jon Cooper, finishing faster than any other coach in NHL history. The 11th-year bench manager needed 741 games, one fewer than current Vancouver Canucks coach Bruce Boudreau. The game was also the 300th consecutive home sellout for the Lightning.
Corey Perry, Nicholas Paul and Brandon Hagel also netted for the Lightning, and Brian Elliott denied 34 shots for the win. Mark Jankowski and Alexandre Carrier both scored, but the Predators had lost their three-game winning streak. Juuse Saros finished with 27 saves.
Stars 4, Senators 3 (OT)
Tyler Seguin scored in overtime after a feed from Wyatt Johnston with 29 seconds left to give Dallas a win over the Ottawa visit.
Miro Heiskanen scored twice, Nils Lundkvist had a goal and an assist, and Johnston and Roope Hintz each had two assists for the Stars, who improved to 3-1-1 in their last five games. Jake Oettinger made 28 saves for the win.
Derick Brassard, Thomas Chabot and Travis Hamonic scored for the Senators, who have lost back-to-back after winning four of their last five games. Anton Forsberg stopped 28 shots.
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