NHL Recaps: Jack Eichel haunts Buffalo, Rangers explode for 8, Blues end skid, and more

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Nov 10, 2022; Buffalo, New York, USA; Vegas Golden Knights center Jack Eichel (9) reacts after scoring a goal during the third period against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Recaps:  November 10, 2022

The NHL schedule had 10 games on the docket for Thursday night with an excitement factor to match.

It was a high scoring evening across the league as 8 teams scored 4 or more goals in their contests. No team was flying higher than the New York Rangers, who rolled into Detroit and blew the wheels off the Red Wings with 8 goals.

Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues finally snapped an 8-game losing streak by beating the San Jose Sharks. The New Jersey Devils rolled to their 8 straight victory by edging the Ottawa Senators and the Calgary Flames lost to the Boston Bruins to extend their losing skid to 7 games.

We start our recaps in Buffalo where Jack Eichel made his second trip back a memorable one.

NHL Recaps: Jack Eichel gets hat trick in Buffalo

Golden Knights 7 vs Sabres 4

Jack Eichel scored a third-period hat trick and also had an assist as Vegas won its ninth consecutive game, beating host Buffalo.

“It’s satisfying,” Eichel said. “It’s satisfying to come in here and win. I think that was the most important thing for our group tonight. They were desperate and they gave us everything we could handle and we found a way to make the plays when we needed to.”

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It was the third career hat trick for Eichel. Chandler Stephenson had a goal and three assists, Alex Pietrangelo contributed a goal and two assists, Paul Cotter added a goal and an assist and Phil Kessel also scored for Vegas, which completed a sweep of a five-game Eastern Conference road trip. Logan Thompson made 31 saves.

Tage Thompson scored two goals and Casey Mittelstadt and Rasmus Asplund also tallied for Buffalo, which lost its fourth straight game. Eric Comrie finished with 29 saves, and Dylan Cozens chipped in a pair of assists.

Devils 4 vs Senators 3

Nico Hischier scored a power-play goal with 33 seconds left in overtime, his second goal of the game, as the New Jersey Devils extended their winning streak to eight games with a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night in Newark, N.J.

The Devils are on their first eight-game winning streak since Feb. 6-22, 2011, and Hischier kept it going with his 11th career game-winning goal. Tomas Tatar and Miles Wood also scored for the Devils, who are 11-1-0 in their past 12 games.

Akira Schmid put the Devils in position for the win by making five of his seven saves in overtime to earn his first career win. He entered when Vitek Vanecek was lifted for precautionary reasons with 9:23 left in the third following a second-period collision with Chabot.

Shane Pinto recorded his first career two-goal game by getting a pair of tying goals, though Ottawa dropped its seventh straight. Travis Hamonic also scored for the Senators, and Anton Forsberg made 37 saves.

Bruins 3 vs Flames 1

Charlie McAvoy scored the winning goal in his first game of the season as Boston defeated visiting Calgary. McAvoy, who underwent offseason shoulder surgery, slotted home a wrist shot with 1:33 remaining in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie.

David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist and Connor Clifton also scored for the Bruins, who are 8-0-0 at home, matching the best home start to a season in franchise history. Linus Ullmark made 31 saves for the win.

Noah Hanifin scored and Dan Vladar had 25 saves for Calgary, which is 0-5-2 since a win on Oct. 25.

Blues 5 vs Sharks 3

Calle Rosen scored the winning goal and added an assist as host St. Louis snapped its eight-game losing streak by knocking off San Jose.

Torey Krug, Jordan Kyrou, Brandon Saad and Noel Acciari also scored for the Blues, who won for the first time since Oct. 22. Their eight straight regulation losses set a team record. Robert Thomas and Pavel Buchnevich had two assists for St. Louis and Jordan Binnington stopped 27 of 30 shots.

Timo Meier, Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture scored for the Sharks, who are winless (0-2-3) in their last five games. Kevin Labanc and Erik Karlsson had two assists and Kaapo Kahkonen made 28 saves.

“You lose as much as we have lately, and it’s really not a good feeling, but we got a win,” Blues coach Craig Berube said. “It was a battle, but we got a win and I thought we did a lot of good things tonight.”

Hurricanes 7 vs Oilers 2

Andrei Svechnikov scored three goals for his second hat trick of the season and goalie Pyotr Kochetkov made 20 saves in winning his season debut as Carolina beat Edmonton in Raleigh, N.C.

Brent Burns, Jordan Staal, Jordan Martinook and Jesper Fast also scored as the Hurricanes bounced back after their first two-game stretch without a point this season. Sebastian Aho, Teuvo Teravainen and Martin Necas each had two assists, while Martinook and Fast had two points apiece.

Zach Hyman’s power-play goal in the second period put the Oilers on the board, and Connor McDavid’s tally at 7:26 of the third gave Edmonton a chance. McDavid also assisted on Hyman’s goal. Jack Campbell made 25 saves for Edmonton, but the Oilers lost for the fourth time in a five-game stretch.

NHL Recaps: Rangers end skid with 8 goals

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Nov 10, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; New York Rangers center Barclay Goodrow (21) receives congratulations from left wing Artemi Panarin (10) after scoring in the third period against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers 8 vs Red Wings 2

The New York Rangers came into Detroit on a three-game slide having blown two goals leads in back-to-back games. One of the teams they did that against were the Red Wings.

At the start of the third period, the game was tied at two before a four goal explosion in just under three minutes blew open the doors for the Rangers. They would then add two more tallies to end the night with 8 goals.

Adam Fox led the way with four points (1G -3A). He was followed by Barclay Goodrow, who recorded three points (1G -2A) all in the third period. Mika Zibanejad scored two goals and Chris Kreider had a goal and an assist for the Rangers. Julien Gauthier, Libor Hajek, and Jimmy Vesey were the other goal scorers. Igor Shesterkin stopped 18 shots for New York.

“Six goals in a period is obviously great, but I’m more happy that we played so well for 60 minutes,” Rangers coach Gerard Gallant said. “We played really good hockey for the first two periods, but the pucks didn’t start going in until the third.”

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Joe Veleno and Lucas Raymond scored for Detroit, and Ville Husso made 25 saves.

Blue Jackets 5 vs Flyers 2

Johnny Gaudreau scored the opening goal and added two assists as host Columbus snapped a five-game losing streak by beating Philadelphia. The victory also spoiled the return of former head coach John Tortorella, who was given a tribute video and a warm welcome by the home crowd.

Boone Jenner contributed two goals for Columbus, which was coming off back-to-back losses to the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL Global Series at Tampere, Finland. Columbus’ Zach Werenski had a goal and an assist, and Nick Blankenburg also scored. Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo made 32 saves.

Ivan Provorov logged a goal and an assist, Tony DeAngelo had a goal and Carter Hart stopped 24 shots for Philadelphia, which had won its previous two games.

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski sustained an upper-body when he lost his balance on an attempted check on Philadelphia’s Travis Konecny late in the first period and left the game holding his right arm.

“It’s not good,” Jackets coach Brad Larsen updated. “It’s not going to be good at all.”

Werenski, 25, is in his seventh NHL season, all with Columbus. Entering Thursday, he had scored two goals and added four assists over the first 12 games of the 2022-23 season.

Coyotes 2 vs Islanders 0

Karel Vejmelka stopped all 24 shots he faced in his second career shutout, and Travis Boyd and Jack McBain scored in the third period as Arizona earned a victory over New York in Elmont, N.Y.

The shutout was the first of the season for the Coyotes, who are 3-0-0 on their month-long, 14-game trek necessitated by construction at Mullett Arena, the Arizona State facility where the team is expected to play for at least the next three seasons.

The shutout was also the first for Vejmelka since he recorded 46 saves in a 1-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Nov. 29, 2001. Ilya Sorokin recorded 27 saves for the Islanders, who fell for just the second time in nine games.

Avalanche 5 vs Predators 3

Mikko Rantanen had two goals and an assist, Logan O’Connor also scored twice and Colorado won its third straight game, beating Nashville in Denver.

Evan Rodrigues added a goal, J.T. Compher and Nathan MacKinnon had two assists each and Alexandar Georgiev made 32 saves for Colorado.

Eeli Tolvanen, Roman Josi and Ryan Johansen had goals and Kevin Lankinen turned away 30 shots for the Predators, who have lost two in a row.

Kings 2 vs Blackhawks 1 (OT)

Kevin Fiala scored with 1.4 seconds left in overtime to lift host Los Angeles over Chicago.

Phillip Danault scored in regulation and Jonathan Quick made 31 saves for the Kings, who earned their third victory in a row.

Taylor Raddysh scored and Petr Mrazek made 33 saves for Chicago, which beat the visiting Kings 2-1 in overtime on Nov. 3 for its only win in the past seven games.

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