NHL Recaps: Kraken stun Avs, Bolts zap Cats, and Hawks clip Wings

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Oct 21, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Seattle Kraken center Jaden Schwartz (17) (center) celebrates his gaol with left wing Jared McCann (19) and left wing Andre Burakovsky (95) in the second period against the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Recaps:  October 21, 2022

There were only three games on the NHL slate on Friday night, but all three were decided by one goal and two games needed overtime.

Brayden Point played the hero for the Tampa Bay Lightning to take down the Florida Panthers. Meanwhile in Chicago, Max Domi lifted the Blackhawks in OT over the Detroit Red Wings to give fans attending the home opener a win.

The Colorado Avalanche sans Gabriel Landeskog (knee) and Devon Toews (undisclosed) lost to the Seattle Kraken at home. Former Avs goalie Philipp Grubauer started the contest but left in the third period due to injury.

NHL Recaps: Kraken rising

Kraken 3 (2-2-2) vs Avalanche 2 (2-2-1)

Jared McCann and Jordan Schwartz had a goal and an assist each, Karson Kuhlman scored the game-winner and the Seattle Kraken beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Friday in Denver.

Kraken goalie Philipp Grubauer turned away 17 of 19 shots against his former team before being replaced by Martin Jones midway through the third period. Jones stopped the only shot he faced.

Seattle head coach David Hakstol did not have any update on Grubauer.

“He [said something didn’t feel right] right after the goal, and then obviously the next whistle he went down the tunnel,” Hakstol said. “I don’t have [an update] for you right now.”

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Bowen Byram had a goal and an assist, Evan Rodrigues also scored, Valeri Nichushkin had two assists and Pavel Francouz made 35 saves for Colorado. The Avalanche have dropped two consecutive games.

Colorado honored Seattle forward Andre Burakovsky during the first timeout. Burakovsky was a member of the Stanley Cup championship team last season and scored an overtime goal to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the finals.

NHL Recaps: Hawks win opener in OT

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Oct 21, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Max Domi (13, center) celebrates with teammates after he scored an overtime goal past Detroit Red Wings goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic (39) at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Blackhawks 4 (2-2-0)vs Red Wings 3 (2-0-2) OT

Max Domi scored an unassisted goal at 2:16 of overtime as Chicago rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat visiting Detroit.

Andreas Athanasiou scored on a penalty shot, while Philipp Kurashev and Connor Murphy had the other goals for Chicago. Sam Lafferty contributed two assists. Blackhawks starting goaltender Petr Mrazek stopped 15 of 18 shots and was taken out after two periods. Alex Stalock saved all 10 shots he faced in relief.

“To be honest, [I] had to make sure I had the puck first. You strip the guy, you don’t want to get beat, right? Little bit of a gamble. We’ll take it.”

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Dominik Kubalik registered a goal and an assist and Pius Suter and Dylan Larkin also scored for the Red Wings. Alex Nedeljkovic made 25 saves.

Lightning 3 (2-3-0) vs Panthers 2 (3-1-1) OT

Brayden Point scored twice, including a power-play goal with 2:52 left in overtime, leading Tampa Bay over Florida in Sunrise, Fla.

“It’s always a tough night against these guys, it’s always a fun game,” Point said. “They are fast games with tight checking. It’s nice to get a win.”

Steven Stamkos, who had Tampa Bay’s other goal, got the primary assist on the game-winner, setting Point up in the slot. Nikita Kucherov added two primary assists for Tampa Bay, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 35 saves for the win.

Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and an assist, Rudolfs Balcers also scored and Brandon Montour notched two assists for the Panthers. Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves.

–Field Level Media