NHL Recaps: Bruins sink Sharks, Devils clip Penguins, Clayton Keller tricks Knights, and more
NHL Recaps: January 22, 2023
Five games were on the slate for Sunday in the National Hockey League.
The Winnipeg Jets picked up their second straight victory by beating the Philadelphia Flyers to keep pace with the Dallas Stars for first in the Central. In Chicago, the Los Angeles Kings got back in the win column by knocking off the Blackhawks.
Meanwhile, Clayton Keller gave his Arizona Coyotes a rare win by netting a hat trick to beat the Vegas Golden Knights. And a big Metro battle saw the New Jersey Devils eke out a win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
We begin the recaps with Boston Bruins continuing their romp around the league by shutting out the San Jose Sharks.
NHL Recaps: Bruins sink Sharks
Bruins 4 vs Sharks 0
Four different players scored, and Linus Ullmark got credit for a combined shutout win as Boston beat visiting San Jose.
Hampus Lindholm, Charlie McAvoy and David Pastrnak each logged a goal and an assist as Boston won its fifth straight game and improved to 22-1-3 at home this season. The win was the Bruins’ fourth in shutout fashion. Ullmark was victorious, stopping all 17 San Jose shots he faced.
McAvoy’s tally was an absolute dazzler that should be a goal of the year candidate.
“It’s a lot of fun to show up for work every night, and really feel like you can win every night,” McAvoy said via NHL.com. “I think everybody just brings out the best in each other. It’s something you just want to savor, right? Because it’s really special what we got going here.”
James Reimer made 18 saves in the Sharks’ second straight defeat. Boston’s 11-game win streak against San Jose is its longest active run against any opponent.
Devils 2 vs Penguins 1 (OT)
Dougie Hamilton scored a power-play goal 2:07 into overtime Sunday to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Newark, N.J.
Marcus Pettersson appeared to net the game-winner for the Penguins at the 1:30 mark, but referees immediately waved off the goal because Pittsburgh had too many men on the ice after Pettersson leaped off the bench on a shift change before a teammate exited.
Hamilton, at the left faceoff circle, took a pass from Jack Hughes and fired a slapshot that sailed over the glove of Tristan Jarry for the first goal in more than 55 minutes of game time. Hughes scored 56 seconds into the first for the Devils, who have won six of their past seven. Goalie Vitek Vanecek made 25 saves.
“We had a couple plays set, and I just found some space over there and was just hoping to get it and just took a swing at it,” Hamilton said. “It’s pretty hard to score on a goalie from that far out, so I just tried to shoot as hard as I could, and happy it went in.”NHL.com
Sidney Crosby scored the tying goal early in the first period for the Penguins, who have lost four of six. Jarry recorded 23 saves.
NHL Recaps: Clayton Keller tricks Knights
Coyotes 4 vs Golden Knights 1
Clayton Keller recorded a hat trick and Karel Vejmelka made 35 saves to lead the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday night in Tempe, Ariz.
It was Keller’s second hat trick of the season and of his career. Dylan Guenther also scored a goal and Nick Schmaltz added two assists for Arizona, which snapped a two-game losing streak with just its second victory in the last 13 games.
Vejmelka snapped a personal eight-game losing streak with his first victory since a 6-3 win over Toronto on Dec. 29.
Phil Kessel scored for Vegas, which lost in regulation for only the fourth time in 21 road games (15-4-2) this season. Logan Thompson stopped 19 of 22 shots as the Pacific Division-leading Golden Knights lost for the fifth time in their last seven games.
Jets 5 vs Flyers 3
Karson Kuhlman scored the go-ahead goal with 11:16 left to play and Kevin Stenlund added an insurance goal in the final seconds to lift Winnipeg over host Philadelphia.
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele also scored for the Jets, and David Rittich made 28 saves. Winnipeg won in Philadelphia in the regular season for the first time since January 2012.
Kevin Hayes scored two goals and Ivan Provorov added one for the Flyers. Tony DeAngelo contributed two assists. Felix Sandstrom stopped 25 shots.
Kings 2 vs Blackhawks 1
Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored both goals for visiting Los Angeles in a win against Chicago.
Pheonix Copley bounced back after getting replaced in each of his past two starts and made 18 saves for the Kings, who avoided losing four in a row for the first time this season.
Ian Mitchell scored his first goal of the season and Petr Mrazek made 25 saves for the Blackhawks, who were trying to win four in a row to match their longest winning streak of the season.
–Field Level Media
–The Daily Goal Horn contributed to this article.