NHL Recaps: Evgeny Kuznetsov leads Caps, Isles rally, and Bruins stay unbeaten at home

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Nov 7, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) scores a goal on Edmonton Oilers goaltender Stuart Skinner (74) in the third period at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Recaps:  November 7, 2022

Three games were on tap for NHL fans to enjoy on Monday night.

The New York Islanders rallied for a big win over the visiting Calgary Flames, while the Boston Bruins remain undefeated at home (7-0-0) by handing the St. Louis Blues their 7th straight loss.

We start our recaps in Washington, where Evgeny Kuznetsov’s four-point night spoiled Connor McDavid’s milestone of 500 career games.

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Capitals 5 vs Oilers 4

Evgeny Kuznetsov had two goals and two assists to help Washington end a four-game losing streak with a win against visiting Edmonton.

“Definitely tomorrow morning will be better than last eight mornings, probably,” Kuznetsov said. “I felt like we play good but not good enough for wins lately. This win will give us big breath and we can breathe a little bit and coaches can finally show us some positive moments, because that’s big when you come in next morning.”

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Dylan Strome had two goals and an assist, Erik Gustafsson had three assists and Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist. Charlie Lindgren made 25 saves for the Capitals.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored two goals, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl each had a goal and an assist and Stuart Skinner made 26 saves in his fifth start of the season for the Oilers, who have lost three in a row.

Despite coming out on the wrong side of the score, McDavid scored a highlight reel goal off an incredible sequence by the Oilers that will be replayed for weeks.

Islanders 4 vs Flames 3 (OT)

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Nov 7, 2022; Elmont, New York, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Noah Dobson (8) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game winning overtime goal against the Calgary Flames at UBS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Noah Dobson scored a power-play goal with less than a minute left in overtime for the New York Islanders, who overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period to beat the visiting Calgary Flames 4-3 on Monday night in Elmont, N.Y.

The Islanders were outshot 30-12 through two periods while falling behind 3-1, but Anders Lee and Kyle Palmieri scored 59 seconds apart shortly beyond the midway point of the third. In overtime, Mathew Barzal faked a shot before dishing to Dobson, who fired a sizzling shot over the right shoulder of Jacob Markstrom.

“Huge win,” Dobson said via NHL.com. “It’s not pretty, but it’s a big win. Showed a lot of character coming back there, and just a big goal in overtime.”

Sebastian Aho scored in the first for the Islanders, who have won six of seven. Sorokin made 43 saves.

Mikael Backlund scored twice and Elias Lindholm had a goal for the Flames, who have lost five straight (0-3-2). Markstrom recorded 28 saves.

Bruins 3 vs Blues 1

Patrice Bergeron and Trent Frederic scored third-period goals to lift Boston past visiting St. Louis.

Bergeron’s power-play goal at 12:45 of the final frame broke a 1-1 tie before Frederic tallied at 16:28, helping the Bruins bounce back from a Saturday loss in Toronto that snapped a seven-game win streak.

Brad Marchand assisted on Boston’s first two goals to log his second multiple-point game. Jake DeBrusk also scored for Boston, while Linus Ullmark (25 saves) earned his ninth win in 10 starts. Brayden Schenn scored the lone goal and Jordan Binnington made 34 saves for the Blues, who have lost all of their last seven games in regulation.

“It was great to be back in Boston, you could tell our players are really excited,” Montgomery said. “I didn’t think the second period was very good for us. I thought St. Louis came at us, and we didn’t respond to their push, but we pushed back in the third, and I liked the way we took over the game.”

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–Field Level Media