NHL Recaps: Brady Tkachuk dumps Rangers. Patrik Laine haunts old team, and Preds win
NHL Recaps: December 2, 2022
There were only three games on the NHL schedule for Friday night.
Patrik Laine returned to the Columbus Blue Jackets lineup in style to lead the charge over his former team the Winnipeg Jets. On Long Island, Matt Duchene recorded three points to give the visiting Nashville Predators a big win over the New York Islanders. A ride through the Midtown Tunnel brings you to Madison Square Garden where Ottawa Senators captain Brady Tkachuk took down the host Rangers.
NHL Recaps: Brady Tkachuk lifts Sens
Senators 3 vs Rangers 2 (OT)
Brady Tkachuk scored at 4:42 of overtime and had three points to help the Ottawa Senators rally for a 3-2 win against the host New York Rangers on Friday.
Tkachuk slipped the puck five-hole past Igor Shesterkin on a breakaway. Tkachuk also scored his 100th NHL goal to tie the game 2-2 with 49 seconds remaining in the third period, deflecting Thomas Chabot’s shot.
“Everybody stepped up in here tonight,” Tkachuk said via NHL.com. “It was a huge game for us, a huge game for our confidence. Hopefully now we get on a little bit of a run here.”
The Senators captain also had an assist. Chabot had two assists and Cam Talbot made 25 saves for Ottawa.
Vitali Kravtsov and Mika Zibanejad scored, and Shesterkin made 34 saves for the Rangers.
NHL Recaps: Patrik Laine haunts former team
Blue Jackets 4 vs Jets 1
Patrik Laine returned to the lineup and tormented his former club with two goals as visiting Columbus cooled off Winnipeg.
“I can kind of feel it during the morning skate if I’m feeling good or not, and I felt like I was going pretty good this morning,” Laine said. “So, I had good thoughts for tonight and I feel like right off the start our line was playing good hockey, and obviously had a couple mistakes every now and then. But overall, we played some good hockey. Just happy to get the win.”NHL.com
Erik Gudbranson notched his 100th career point with a goal, Gustav Nyquist potted one, and Johnny Gaudreau assisted on three scores. Boone Jenner produced his 300th NHL point with the primary assist on Laine’s second goal.
The Jets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois broke up the shutout bid with his 11th goal at 15:30 on a rebound.
Predators 4 vs Islanders 1
Four players scored a goal apiece for Nashville, which won in Elmont, N.Y., to improve to 7-1-1 in its past nine games.
Filip Forsberg scored in the first period and Roman Josi added the eventual game-winner in the second for the Predators. Matt Duchene and Mikael Granlund added empty-netters, with Duchene’s goal the 300th of his career. Kevin Lankinen made a career-high 48 saves for the win.
Mathew Barzal scored in the third period for the Islanders, who lost their second straight despite logging 50 shots. Ilya Sorokin recorded 19 saves.
–Field Level Media