NHL News: Draisaitl dramatics, Ullmark wins one for dad, and more
Leon Draisaitl wanted to remind everyone he not only took home the scoring title last year, but all MVP honors. With under a second left in the game, he broke a 3-3 tie and the Oilers (3-4) beat the Jets (4-2) 4-3.
“We got a nice fortunate one at the end,” a happy Draisaitl said after the game.
NHL Scores: Ullmark wins one for dad, and a full slate of action on Sunday
Jack Eichel scored the shootout winner and Linus Ullmark repelled 28 shots to give the Sabres a 4-3 (2-3-1) victory over the Capitals (3-0-2). This was a big win for Ullmark who lost his dad a week ago.
“It’s been rough,” the emotional goalie said. “There’s a lot of emotions, thoughts that had to be processed. Trying to take it day by day. Trying to be happy when I’m happy, trying to be sad when I’m sad. Right now, I’m utterly grateful for getting a win.”
Sunday’s schedule was action packed with 11 total games. It started when the Blackhawks (2-3-1) rolled over the Red Wings (2-4) 6-2. The Maple Leafs (5-2) then edged the Flames (2-2-1) by a score of 3-2.
Fans of good goaltending were treated to two shutouts with the Golden Knights (5-1) topping the Coyotes (2-3-1) 1-0 on the strength of Marc-Andre Fleury’s 16 stops. That was followed by a 2-0 win by the Devils (3-1-1) over the Islanders (3-2) as Scott Wedgewood stopped all 28.
The remaining action went as follows:
- Penguins (4-2) over the Rangers (1-3-1) 3-2
- Ducks (2-2-2) over the Avalanche (3-3) 3-1
- Kings (2-2-2) over the Blues (3-2-1) 6-3
- Sharks (3-3) over the Wild (4-2) 5-3
- Stars (2-0) over the Predators (2-3) 3-2
All the goals from Sunday for your viewing pleasure.