NHL Recaps: Dylan Larkin leads Red Wings, Panthers edge Wild, and more
NHL Recaps: February 13, 2023
Five games filled the docket in the National Hockey League for Monday night.
The Calgary Flames were beaten by the Ottawa Senators in overtime, and the Arizona Coyotes took down the Nashville Predators. Prior to the game, the Yotes announced that defenseman Jakob Chychrun would not play “until something happens,” with regards to a trade.
Over in Los Angeles, the Kings beat the Buffalo Sabres to win their second straight. The Florida Panthers edged the Minnesota Wild on the road, but we start our recaps with Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin leading the way in Vancouver.
NHL Recaps: Dylan Larkin leads Red Wings
Red Wings 6 vs Canucks 1
Dylan Larkin scored twice to lead visiting Detroit past Vancouver. Gustav Lindstrom and Robby Fabbri both collected one goal and one assist while Pius Suter and Jonatan Berggren also scored for the Red Wings.
Michael Rasmussen notched a pair of assists in a return to his hometown and Andrew Copp also had two assists for Detroit. Ville Husso made 29 saves as the Red Wings claimed both halves of a home-and-home series with the Canucks.
Sheldon Dries replied for the Canucks, who have just one win in their past five games (1-3-1). Collin Delia stopped 17 shots.
After the game, Larkin addressed the media and was emotional discussing the mass shooting at MSU.
“This is pretty sobering dealing right now with tonight, coming into the locker room hearing the news and we’re all just pretty, pretty devastated by it and our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved, all the students, all the families,” Larkin said, his voice breaking. “It just hurts the heart and we feel for everyone involved.”NHL.com
Senators 4 vs Flames 3 (OT)
Tim Stutzle scored 1:55 into overtime to cap off a four-point night and give the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 comeback win over the visiting Calgary Flames on Monday.
Down 3-1 with 2:14 of regulation time remaining, the Senators equalized on two goals within a 46-second span. Drake Batherson pounced on a loose puck at 17:46 of the third period, and Alex DeBrincat’s bad-angle shot found its way into the net at the 18:32 mark.
Stutzle had assists on all three of the Senators’ earlier goals, and the forward matched a personal best with four points in a game. He accomplished the feat for the fourth time in his career, with three of those games coming this season. Mads Sogaard, Ottawa’s 22-year-old goaltender, stopped 34 of 37 shots in his fourth career NHL game.
For Calgary, Dillon Dube scored two goals and Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist. The Flames are 12-9-11 in one-goal games this season, with the 20 combined one-goal losses leading the NHL.
NHL Recaps: Sergei Bobrovsky big for Panthers
Panthers 2 vs Wild 1 (SO)
Sergei Bobrovsky made 27 saves — including two on breakaways — and added two more stops in a shootout as Florida prevailed in Saint Paul, Minn.
“I think we pulled the rope in the same direction, and it’s so much fun to be part of it,” Bobrovsky said via NHL.com.
Anton Lundell and Aleksander Barkov scored in the shootout for the Panthers, who got a goal in regulation from Eetu Luostarinen. Mats Zuccarello converted his shootout chance for Minnesota, but Bobrovsky stopped Kirill Kaprizov and Frederick Gaudreau to nail down the victory.
Wild goalie Filip Gustavsson finished with 33 saves, and Kirill Kaprizov netted a regulation goal. Kaprizov leads Minnesota in goals (30) and points (63). His 33 assists are tied for the team lead with Zuccarello, who picked up a point on Kaprizov’s tally.
Ryan Reaves played in his 800th career game.
Coyotes 4 vs Predators 2
Lawson Crouse scored two goals, including what proved to be the game-winner early in the third period, and Karel Vejmelka made 29 saves to lead visiting Arizona to a victory over Nashville.
Nick Schmaltz scored a goal for the third straight game and Christian Fischer also scored for the Coyotes, who extended their point streak to six games with their first road victory since Nov. 23 at Carolina.
Roman Josi and Colton Sissons scored goals for the Predators, who lost for the second time in their last three games. Kevin Lankinen, making his first start since Jan. 17, stopped just 15 of 18 shots.
Kings 5 vs Sabres 2
Viktor Arvidsson had a goal and two assists to help host Los Angeles earn a win against Buffalo.
Adrian Kempe added a goal and an assist and Phillip Danault had three assists for the Kings, who are 5-1-1 in their past seven games. Arthur Kaliyev, Sean Walker and Matt Roy each netted a goal, and Los Angeles’ Pheonix Copley made 27 saves.
Dylan Cozens and Peyton Krebs scored for the Sabres. Victor Olofsson and Casey Mittelstadt collected two assists apiece and Craig Anderson made 23 saves in his first start since Jan. 23.
–Field Level Media
–The Daily Goal Horn contributed to this article