The Washington Capitals served a real correction to the Philadelphia Fyers with a 9-2 victory on Tuesday.
Ovechkin set the tone for the evening with his 46and countryside fillet. TJ Oshie and Martin Fehervary also beat Carter Hart to give the Caps a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes.
The Pennsylvania goaltender was subsequently replaced due to a lower-body injury. He had yielded three times on only 10 throws. Cam Atkinson also left the game after the first period with a lower body injury as well.
Martin Jones tasted the medicine of the Capitals for the rest of the meeting. Lars Eller rattled the ropes on two occasions, Conor Sheary, Matt Irwin, Garnet Hathaway and Johan Larsson also flashed the red light in Washington’s fourth straight victory. Jones allowed six goals on 27 shots.
Anthony Mantha finished the night with two assists. Ilya Samsonov only faced 21 shots past the Caps net.
Hartman gets noticed for the right and wrong reasons
Ryan Hartman found the back of the net twice, but it was an altercation with Evander Kane that marked his evening on Tuesday at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint-Paul. The game ended 5-1 in favor of the Wild.
Hartman gives Kane the middle finger!
After a scuffle where Hartman and Kane came to blows, the Wild forward made an ungraceful move by presenting his middle finger to Kane as he was being pushed back to the penalty box. He was then directed to the locker room.
Hartman had come to the defense of Kirill Kaprizov who had exchanged a few blows with the colossus of the Oilers. Kane and Hartman earned game misconduct penalties after the streak.
In addition to Hartman’s two goals, Kevin Fiala also scored twice as Frederick Gaudreau scored the other goal for the winners. The Oilers’ response came from Leon Draisaitl who scored his 51st of the season on the power play in the third period.
Penguins qualifying will wait
The Pittsburgh Penguins will have to wait a little longer before confirming their place in the playoffs. Although they have a more than comfortable 18-point lead over the New York Islanders with 10 games to go, the Pens will have to wait at least one more game as they lost in a shootout 5-4 to those same Islanders.
Zach Parise and Josh Bailey each scored twice, Kyle Palmieri was the only one to hit the target in the shootout.
Penguins 4 – Islanders 5 (Shootfire)
Ilya Sorokin stopped Jake Guentzel, Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang in the shootout to cap a personal career-high 43 save performance.
Guentzel had two goals and an assist, Crosby had two assists and Casey DeSmith blocked 33 shots for the Penguins.
Danton Heinen and Jeff Carter also scored for the Pittsburgh team, which has lost four of its last five games.
The two clubs will meet again on Thursday at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
Two goals for Tarasenko
Vladimir Tarasenko flashed the red light twice and the St. Louis Blues came from behind to beat the Boston Bruins 4-2.
Torey Krug and David Perron each finished with a goal and an assist for the Blues (43-20-10), which posted a sixth straight victory.
Ville Husso stopped 39 shots to win his fifth straight start. Robert Thomas got his 48th assist of the season, extending his game streak
with a point at 10.
The Bruins (45-23-5) have lost three of their last four meetings. Patrice Bergeron and Marc McLaughlin rocked the ropes for the Bruins.
Jeremy Swayman made 26 saves.
The Bruins defended well despite missing key cogs in the roster. These included right winger David Pastrnak (undisclosed injury) and defenders Matt Grzelcyk (upper body) and Hampus Lindholm (lower body).
The Bruins added defenseman Brandon Carlo to the list of cripples after he left the game just four minutes and 48 seconds into the game.
Danault shines again for the Kings
Blake Lizotte threaded the needle twice, Phillip Danault had a goal and an assist and the Los Angeles Kings snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday.
Danault scored his 22nd goal of the season and took his total points to 46 for the campaign.
Trevor Moore and Jordan Spence also found the back of the net for the Kings. Jonathan Quick made 18 saves.
Taylor Raddysh and Patrick Kane scored for the Blackhawks, who lost their eighth consecutive game (0-6-2). Collin Delia stopped 31 shots.
Johansen scores despite himself in extra time
Ryan Johansen scored with 1:42 left in overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 1-0 win over the San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday.
Juuse Saros made 25 saves for her fourth shutout of the season for the Predators (42-26-5), who are 3-1-1 in their last five games.
Kaapo Kahkonen made 40 saves for the Sharks (29-33-10), who have lost seven in a row (0-5-2).
Sharks 0 – Predators 1 (Extension)
Johansen came out of the attacking zone, then he came back with speed on the right and his cross pass deflected off Kahkonen and ended up in the net.
Filip Forsberg appeared to give the Predators a 1-0 lead at 13:29 of the second period when he deflected Roman Josi’s shot past Kahkonen, but the Sharks challenged the goal for offside and the replay determined that Matt Duchene preceded the puck into the offensive zone before the goal.
Wedgewood closes the door to the Lightning
Roope Hintz flashed the red light with less than five minutes to go and the Dallas Stars are forcing the Tampa Lightning to wait at least another day to confirm their playoff spot given a win of 1-0, Tuesday.
With a win, the Lightning would have earned a playoff berth for the fifth consecutive season and the eighth time in its last nine seasons. The two-time defending champions defeated the Dallas Stars in the 2020 Stanley Cup Finals.
A Jason Robertson play created confusion in the Lightning zone before Joe Pavelski picked up the puck behind the net. His delivery, directly on Hintz’s palette, allowed the latter to draw on the spot.
Scott Wedgewood stopped 25 shots and recorded his first shutout with the Stars. It was his fifth career shutout.
The Stars defeated goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy for just the second time in 17 games. He has five of his 28 career shutouts against the Stars. He finished the game with 28 saves.
Vegas misses a crucial point
The Vegas Golden Knights lost ground in the race for Western Conference draft teams with a 5-4 overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Tuesday.
Golden Knights 4 – Canucks 5 (Overtime)
Quinn Hughes scored on a comeback 51 seconds into overtime after Shea Theodore tied it 4-4 with 42 seconds left in the third period on a one-timer from the top of the faceoff circle.
Theodore scored two goals, Alec Martinez had a goal and an assist, and Robin Lehner made 22 saves for the Golden Knights (40-29-5), whose only two losses in the last eight games are against the Canucks .
Vegas trails the Dallas Stars, who beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 on Tuesday, by three points for the final playoff ticket.
Forward Mark Stone returned after missing 26 games with a back injury for Vegas, which is three points behind Dallas in the playoff chase and three points behind the Los Angeles Kings for third place in the league. Pacific division.
Elias Pettersson had a goal and two assists, and Thatcher Demko made 41 saves for the Canucks (36-28-10), who have won four in a row and are six points behind Dallas.
Bo Horvat gave the Canucks a 1-0 lead at 1:04 of the first period on a one-timer on the power play after a fine pass from Alex Chiasson on the goal line.
Martinez scored his first goal of the season at 16:59 to tie the game at 1-1 when Mattias Janmark’s point shot deflected off him as he headed for the net.
Vasily Podkolzin gave the Canucks a 2-1 power play lead with 1:27 remaining in the second period, redirecting a Pettersson shot-pass high up the slot.
Pettersson made it 3-1 at 3:16 with a wrist shot that bounced off Lehner’s glove and landed between his legs, where it was thrown just over the goal line by the skate of the Vegas defender Zach Whitecloud.
Michael Amadio scored on a deflection to make it 3-2 at 4:26, but Vancouver regained a two-goal lead at 13:03 on a 2-on-1 that started with Pettersson stealing a puck into his own end and finished with a pass without looking to Brad Richardson.
Theodore made it 4-3 at 5:27 of the third period before tying the game late in the period.
First NHL goals for Zetterlund and Bahl
Jesper Boqvist and Tomas Tatar scored 22 seconds apart late in the second period for the New Jersey Devils in a 6-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Tuesday.
Yegor Sharangovich had two goals and an assist, and Fabian Zetterlund and Kevin Bahl each scored their first NHL goals for the Devils (26-41-6), who won a second straight game after losing five in a row . Nico Daws made 19 saves.
Zetterlund was placed on the Devils’ first line by coach Lindy Ruff before the game. Bahl was Arizona’s second-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft (55th overall) before being traded to New Jersey in December 2019 as part of the Taylor Hall trade.
Nick Schmaltz had a goal and an assist for the Coyotes (23-46-5), who have lost four straight and 11 of 13 (2-10-1). Karel Vejmelka made 32 saves.
Travis Boyd scored 1:13 into the game to give the Coyotes a 1-0 lead. Zetterlund tied it 1-1 at 10:51 on a breakaway with Nico Hischier, and Bahl gave the Devils a 2-1 lead at 5:24 of the second.
Schmaltz tied the game 2-2 at 18:36 of the second period, Arizona’s only goal of five power plays.
Tatar scored 38 seconds later at 19:14 to make it 3-2. Boqvist then made it 4-2 at 19:36 with a comeback after a deflection from Janne Kuokkanen, the third goal in a minute.
Sharangovich made it 5-2 at 15:36 and scored again at 17:05 for the final score of 6-2.