NHL Recaps: Blues top Avs, Flames edge Kings in high scoring affair, and more

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Nov 14, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) celebrates defeating the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Recaps:  November 14, 2022

The NHL schedule was relatively light for Monday night with just four games on the docket.

In Calgary, the Flames did everything they could to get a win over the Los Angeles Kings in a wild contest that saw 11 goals. Meanwhile, the New York Islanders doubled up the Ottawa Senators and the Carolina Hurricanes blanked the Chicago Blackhawks.

We begin the recaps in Colorado where Jordan Binnington came up big for the St. Louis Blues knocking off the Avalanche.

NHL Recaps: Blues beat Avs to extend streak

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Rob Thomas had a goal and an assist, Jordan Kyrou and Brandon Saad also scored and St. Louis beat Colorado in Denver.

Jordan Binnington had 45 saves and Pavel Buchnevich added two assists for the Blues, who have won three straight.

“Guys battled and did a good job. ‘Binner’ made a big save there,” Blues coach Craig Berube said. “Guys laid it on the line.”

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Mikko Rantanen had a goal and an assist, Artturi Lehkonen also scored, Cale Makar had two assists and Alexandar Georgiev turned away 36 shots for the Avalanche, who had their four-game winning streak snapped.

Islanders 4 vs Senators 2

Noah Dobson had a goal and an assist and Semyon Varlamov made 36 saves as New York won at Ottawa.

The Islanders’ Mathew Barzal recorded two assists while Oliver Wahlstrom and ex-Senator Jean-Gabriel Pageau each scored. Brock Nelson added an empty-netter for the Islanders, who have 10 wins in their past 11 meetings with Ottawa.

“There’s a lot of experience in the locker room, and we stayed pretty composed and we kept playing,” Pageau said via NHL.com. “We didn’t stop. We played in our structure.”

Claude Giroux extended his point streak to nine games with a goal and an assist and Drake Batherson also scored for the Senators, are in a 1-7-1 rut. Tim Stutzle logged two assists for Ottawa, and Cam Talbot stopped 31 shots.

NHL Recaps: Flames win wild one

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Nov 14, 2022; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames center Jonathan Huberdeau (10) and Los Angeles Kings defenseman Sean Durzi (50) get into a scrum during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Flames 6 vs Kings 5

Tyler Toffoli and Elias Lindholm each had a goal and two assists for the Calgary Flames in a 6-5 win against the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.

Adam Ruzicka had a goal and an assist, and Jacob Markstrom made 24 saves for the Flames, who have won two in a row.

Jonathan Huberdeau, Andrew Mangiapane and Brett Ritchie also scored for Calgary, and Nazem Kadri registered two assists. For Huberdeau, it was the 200th goal of his career in his first game back after missing the last three with an upper-body injury.

“To get a goal, it’s been a while,” Huberdeau said via NHL.com. “It’s a good team win. That’s all that matters.”

Arthur Kaliyev scored two goals, Kevin Fiala had a goal and an assist and Jonathan Quick stopped 23 shots for the Kings, whose four-game winning streak ended. Anze Kopitar and Adrian Kemp added Los Angeles’ other goals, and Drew Doughty logged two assists.

Hurricanes 3 vs Blackhawks 0

Jordan Martinook and Jordan Staal each had a goal and an assist to lead Carolina to a victory at Chicago.

Andrei Svechnikov scored and Brent Burns added two assists, while Pyotr Kochetkov made 27 saves to earn his first career shutout in his fifth career start, including one in last season’s playoffs.

“Pyotr made a lot of great saves tonight,” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “He really kept us, I don’t want to say in the game. We didn’t have to panic. A real huge performance by him. He was dialed in.”

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Petr Mrazek made 29 stops for the Blackhawks, who fell to 1-2-1 in the past four games.

–Field Level Media