NHL Recaps: Devils win 7 in a row, Blues flat again, Evander Kane seriously hurt, and more

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Nov 8, 2022; Newark, New Jersey, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Dougie Hamilton (7) celebrates his goal with teammates during the second period against the Calgary Flames at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Recaps:  November 8, 2022

Eleven games were slated for Tuesday night with six of those contests being decided by just one goal.

There’s no hotter team in the NHL right now than the young and hungry New Jersey Devils, who extended their winning streak to 7 games. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues are the polar opposite dropping their 8th game in a row.

Let’s dive into all the action.

NHL Recaps: Devils burning hot

Devils 3 vs Flames 2

Nico Hischier scored the tiebreaking goal with 8:10 left in the third period Tuesday night for the New Jersey Devils, who extended their longest winning streak in more than a decade by edging the Calgary Flames 3-2 in Newark, N.J.

The Devils have won seven straight — their longest winning streak since winning eight straight from Feb. 6-22, 2011. The Flames have lost six straight (0-4-2), their lengthiest skid since losing six straight (0-5-1) from Nov. 9-21, 2019.

“We just want to keep it rolling,” said Hischier, the Devils captain. “Obviously we got a lot of confidence right now, but like I said at the beginning of the year, we can’t get too low if we lose a couple and can’t get too high if we win a couple.”

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The Devils carried a 2-1 lead into the third and had the first three shots of the period before the Flames took 10 of the next 11. Calgary’s surge included Tyler Toffoli scoring a power-play goal at the 5:13 mark, just 20 seconds after Miles Wood was penalized for hooking.

New Jersey goalie Vitek Vanecek covered up a shot by Nikita Zadorov about a half-minute before the Devils mounted an end-to-end rush. Devils winger Tomas Tatar, whose interception of a pass by Nick DeSimone deep in New Jersey’s zone led to the hosts’ first goal in the second period, got to a loose puck after a battle between teammate Jesper Bratt and Zadorov.

Islanders 4 vs Rangers 3

Anders Lee scored with 5:30 remaining in the third period as the Islanders rallied for a victory over the host Rangers.

The Islanders won for the seventh time in eight games (7-1-0) and beat the Rangers for the second time this season by pulling off their second straight third-period comeback and fifth comeback win overall.

Adam Pelech and Brock Nelson started the Islanders’ comeback by getting goals — Nelson’s on a power play — after power-play tallies by Chris Kreider and Vincent Trocheck in the second staked the Rangers to a 3-1 lead. Igor Shesterkin stopped 22 shots and dropped to 1-6-1 lifetime against the Islanders.

On the game-winner, Kaapo Kakko was tripped right in front of the referee preventing him to play the puck and allowing it to get to the point.

“Did you guys not see it?” Gerard Gallant said. “I thought we played hard but we lost and it was tough to swallow.”

Canucks 6 vs Senators 4

Bo Horvat scored two goals and Elias Pettersson had a goal and an assist to lead Vancouver to a win at Ottawa.

Ilya Mikheyev, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Jack Studnicka also scored for the Canucks, who won for the second time in three games. Vancouver’s Conor Garland contributed two assists, and Spencer Martin made 37 saves.

Tim Stutzle had a goal and an assist for the Senators, who also got a goal apiece from Drake Batherson, Travis Hamonic and Claude Giroux. Alex DeBrincat had two assists for the Senators, who dropped their sixth straight game. Cam Talbot turned away 22 shots.

Golden Knights 4 vs Maple Leafs 3 (OT)

Reilly Smith scored his second goal of the game 23 seconds into overtime and visiting Vegas defeated Toronto.

Smith, who tied the game with a short-handed goal in the third period, was put into the clear by Shea Theodore for the winning goal. Nicolas Roy and Jack Eichel also scored for the Golden Knights, who have won eight straight. William Karlsson added two assists.

Timothy Liljegren scored his first two goals of the season and Mitchell Marner added a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs, who had a three-game winning streak end. Erik Kallgren stopped 16 shots.

NHL Recaps: Blues lose 8 in a row

Flyers 5 vs Blues 1

Noah Cates, Owen Tippett and Travis Konecny each had one goal and one assist to lift host Philadelphia past reeling St. Louis.

Wade Allison and Lukas Sedlak each added one goal for the Flyers, who won their second game in a row. :Philadelphia goaltender Felix Sandstrom received the start because Carter Hart was scratched earlier in the day due to an illness. Sandstrom made 27 saves for his first NHL win in his ninth start, his fourth start this season.

Ryan O’Reilly scored the lone goal for the Blues, who set a franchise record with their eighth consecutive regulation loss.

“We have to change, we have to adapt, we have to learn,” Blues captain Ryan O’Reilly said. “Coaches have done a great job, it’s just the execution of it. I don’t have an answer. Just not good enough. It’s on me, and it’s on others.”

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Coyotes 4 vs Sabres 1

Matias Maccelli, Liam O’Brien, and Clayton Keller each had a goal and an assist as Arizona recorded a road win over Buffalo. Lawson Crouse scored Arizona’s other goal.

The Coyotes are 3-1-0 in their last four games, with wins in the first two contests of a 14-game road trip that runs through Dec. 7.

Tage Thompson scored the only goal for the Sabres, who have lost three consecutive games.

Canadiens 3 vs Red Wings 2 (SO)

Mike Hoffman scored two first-period goals, Jake Allen made 41 saves and visiting Montreal snapped a three-game losing streak with a shootout victory over Detroit.

The Canadiens won the shootout 2-1 as Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki got the puck past Ville Husso. Montreal also killed off seven Wings power plays.

Austin Czarnik scored his first goal in a Detroit uniform and Lucas Raymond notched his fifth of the season for the Red Wings, who had won three straight. Husso stopped 31 shots.

Oilers 3 vs Lightning 2

Edmonton’s Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl scored power-play goals in the second period as the Oilers held on to beat host Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay’s Brandon Hagel and Alex Killorn scored, and Brayden Point had two assists. Nikita Kucherov extended his point streak to 11 games with a helper on Hagel’s tally. Andrei Vasilevskiy had 26 saves.

Oilers left winger Evander Kane was stable and transported to a local hospital for a procedure following a serious left wrist laceration in the second period. On the play, Bolts forward Pat Maroon’s skate went over Kane’s wrist, who immediately realized the severity of the cut and raced for helped.

“Everyone on our team and within our organization and most people in Edmonton are thinking about Evander Kane,” Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft said. “When an accident like that happens on the ice that’s where our first thought is. Shout out to the great medical staff we have in our organization and people here at the arena that were quick to respond.”

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Jets 5 vs Stars 1

Mark Scheifele scored two of Winnipeg’s three goals over a 2:45 span of the second period as the surging Jets won their third in a row, defeating visiting Dallas.

After Jason Robertson gave Dallas a 1-0 lead at 3:06 of the second period, Winnipeg scored four straight goals in the frame. Scheifele’s goals sandwiched Pierre-Luc Dubois’ tally, and Saku Maenalanen scored later in the second for the Jets, who are amid a 6-0-1 stretch.

Dallas, which had outscored its opponents 18-6 during a three-game winning streak entering play Tuesday, seemed shellshocked following the results of the second period. Scott Wedgewood stopped 28 shots for the Stars.

Kings 1 vs Wild 0

Jonathan Quick made 21 saves for the Los Angeles Kings in a 1-0 victory against the visiting Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.

Gabriel Vilardi scored with 6:03 left in regulation for Los Angeles.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves for the Wild. Fleury (71) and Quick (56) rank first and second among active NHL goalies in career shutouts.

The 25-year-old left winger was ejected in the second period of Minnesota’s 1-0 loss at Los Angeles on Tuesday after picking up a five-minute match penalty for intent to injure after cross-checking Kings defenseman Drew Doughty across the bottom of his face.

Kaprizov could be facing a suspension for his actions. A match penalty is automatically reviewed by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.

Kraken 5 vs Predators 1

Jordan Eberle scored twice, and Andre Burakovsky had a goal and two assists as the Seattle Kraken extended their franchise-record winning streak to five games with a 5-1 victory against the visiting Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.

Will Borgen and Brandon Tanev also scored for Seattle and goaltender Martin Jones made 24 saves.

Filip Forsberg tallied for Nashville, which dropped to 2-2-0 on its five-game Western swing. The Predators will wrap up their trip Thursday in Denver against the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche.

–Field Level Media