NHL Recaps: Blake Wheeler’s 300th goal saves Jets, Rangers snap home skid, and more

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Nov 13, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler (26) is congratulated by teammates including defenseman Neal Pionk (4), forward Mark Scheifele (55) and forward Pierre-Luc Dubois (80) during the third period against the Seattle Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Recaps:  November 13, 2022

Sunday’s NHL schedule included six games for hockey fans’ enjoyment from Seattle to New York.

The New York Rangers got a huge 17 save first period from Igor Shesterkin before coming alive to beat the Arizona Coyotes at Madison Square Garden. In Boston, the Bruins continue to dominate the competition as they beat the floundering Vancouver Canucks.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Stars snapped their losing streak in style against the rough and tumble Philadelphia Flyers. However, we start the recaps in Seattle where Blake Wheeler’s 300th career goal tied the game late for the Winnipeg Jets helping them beat the Kraken.

NHL Recaps: Blake Wheeler’s milestone goal

Jets 3 vs Kraken 2

Mark Scheifele scored twice, including the game-winner on a two-on-one break 54 seconds into overtime, as the Winnipeg Jets rallied to defeat the host Seattle Kraken 3-2 Sunday night.

Scheifele took a pass from Josh Morrissey and fired a shot into the upper right corner of the net as the Jets won for the seventh time in their past nine games (7-1-1). With Winnipeg goalie David Rittich pulled for the extra skater, Blake Wheeler scored his 300th career NHL goal on the power play to tie the score with 5.2 seconds left.

“It was nice to get a good bounce and get a reward,” Wheeler said. “I thought our team played really well, and it would have been a shame to leave here without getting anything. So to push to overtime was a good accomplishment for us.”

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Jordan Eberle and Brandon Tanev scored for Seattle, which is 5-1-1 in its past seven games. Martin Jones made 27 saves.

The Kraken took a 2-1 lead on Tanev’s goal at 7:02 of the third. Teammate Yanni Gourde stole the puck just inside Seattle’s own blue line, starting a three-on-two rush. Tanev carried the puck into the offensive zone on the right wing, cut back toward the middle and scored on a low wrist shot from the high slot. Oliver Bjorkstrand also was credited with an assist.

Bruins 5 vs Canucks 2

Five different players scored goals and defenseman Hampus Lindholm assisted on three as Boston downed visiting Vancouver for its fourth straight win.

Connor Clifton had a goal and an assist while David Pastrnak dished out two helpers for Boston, which has won a franchise-record nine straight at home to begin the season. Patrice Bergeron, Pavel Zacha, Brad Marchand and Tomas Nosek also tallied. Linus Ullmark moved to 11-1-0 following a 28-save effort.

J.T. Miller and Sheldon Dries netted Vancouver’s goals. Thatcher Demko made 27 stops, including 15 in the first period.

Lightning 6 vs Capitals 3

Mikhail Sergachev scored two of Tampa Bay’s four first-period tallies — all before visiting Washington registered a shot on goal — to win the second game of a home-and-home set.

Opening a three-game homestand, the Lightning received a goal and an assist from both Nick Perbix and Nikita Kucherov. Perbix, a rookie defenseman, stretched his point streak to a career-high four games. Sergachev’s output in the first 20 minutes (two goals, two assists) matched a franchise record for most points in a period set by Martin St. Louis on Feb. 12, 2009.

Nicholas Paul scored, Steven Stamkos had two assists and goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 19 shots. Washington’s Conor Sheary, Lars Eller and Garnet Hathaway had goals. Darcy Kuemper allowed four goals on nine shots before Charlie Lindgren replaced him with 24 saves on 25 shots.

NHL Recaps: Igor Shesterkin comes up big early

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Nov 13, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) and goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) celebrate after defeating the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers 4 vs Coyotes 1

Igor Shesterkin made 17 of his 31 saves in the first period as host New York recovered from a slow start and beat Arizona to snap a three-game home losing streak.

“I felt not good before the game, but when I face 15 or so shots in the first period I woke up and tried to play my game,” Shesterkin said via NHL.com. “When I face a lot of shots, I feel more confident. I keep in the game and I started to see all the shots.”

Barclay Goodrow and Adam Fox scored 78 seconds apart late in the second period. Chris Kreider added a power-play goal early in the third as the Rangers improved their home record to 4-3-3. New York also improved to 13-1-2 in the past 16 meetings with Arizona.

Shesterkin, who earned the No. 1 star of the game honors, helped the Rangers hold the Coyotes scoreless on their first five power plays before Clayton Keller scored midway through the third. Arizona goalie Connor Ingram made 23 saves.

Sharks 3 vs Wild 2 (SO)

Steven Lorentz and Nico Sturm scored in the third period to help San Jose overcome a two-goal deficit before beating Minnesota in Saint Paul, Minn.

San Jose trailed 2-0 when Lorentz put home the rebound of his own shot with 6:04 remaining in regulation. Less than two minutes later, ex-Wild center Sturm drove the puck by screened Minnesota goaltender Filip Gustavsson (35 saves) to tie the contest with his sixth goal of the season.

Nick Bonino and Alexander Barabanov each scored in the shootout, and James Reimer (28 saves) stopped two of Minnesota’s chances for the Sharks. Frederick Gaudreau scored within the first seven minutes of the game for Minnesota, which padded its advantage in the third when Connor Dewar converted a short-handed goal off a two-on-zero chance with Mason Shaw 3:37 into the final frame of regulation.

Stars 5 vs Flyers 1

Joe Pavelski and defenseman Esa Lindell each collected one goal and two assists apiece to lift visiting Dallas to a win over Philadelphia.

Jason Robertson scored and set up a goal, Matej Blumel scored his first NHL goal, Luke Glendening also tallied and Jake Oettinger made 37 saves for the Stars, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Travis Konecny scored the lone goal for the Flyers, who went 0-for-6 on the power play en route to losing their third straight game. Philadelphia goaltender Felix Sandstrom turned aside 26 shots.

–Field Level Media