NHL Recaps: Phil Kessel streak hits 1000 games, Devils win again, and more

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Nov 17, 2022; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Vegas Golden Knights center Phil Kessel (8) waves to fans while honored for having played 1,000 straight games before the start of a match between the Golden Knights and the Arizona Coyotes at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Recaps:  November 17, 2022

It was a fully loaded evening of hockey on the NHL docket for Thursday night.

The New Jersey Devils are making a statement around the league that they’re for real and are a force to be reckoned with as they topped the Toronto Maple Leafs in OT on the road.

We start the recaps with the first player in NHL history to play in 1000 consecutive games as Phil Kessel continues to astonish.

NHL Recaps: Phil Kessel ironman streak hits 1000

Golden Knights 4 vs Coyotes 1

Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and two assists, Logan Thompson stopped 25 of 26 shots and Phil Kessel extended his NHL-record ironman streak to 1,000 games as Vegas defeated Arizona in Las Vegas.

William Carrier, Mark Stone and Reilly Smith also scored and Jonathan Marchessault added two assists for Vegas, which snapped a two-game losing streak with its eighth straight home victory over the Coyotes.

Clayton Keller scored a goal and Karel Vejmelka finished with 35 saves for Arizona, which lost its third straight game.

“It was neat,” Kessel said after being honored in a pregame ceremony. “Obviously, 1,000 games in a row is a lot. I don’t know how I did it, but it’s a good thing.”

Blues 5 vs Capitals 4 (SO)

Thomas Greiss made 47 saves plus five shootout stops as resurgent St. Louis edged visiting Washington for its fifth straight victory.

Pavel Buchnevich scored in regulation and notched the decisive shootout goal in the sixth round for the Blues. Brayden Schenn, Torey Krug and Ryan O’Reilly also scored, and Vladimir Tarasenko had two assists.

John Carlson scored twice, Alex Ovechkin had a goal and two assists and Conor Sheary also scored for the Capitals, who are 2-5-3 in their last 10 games. Dylan Strome had two assists for Washington, and Charlie Lindgren made 20 saves.

Red Wings 7 vs Sharks 4

David Perron notched a goal and two assists to help Detroit end a four-game losing streak with a win in San Jose.

Dominik Kubalik and Pius Suter each had a goal and an assist, and Ville Husso made 21 saves for the Red Wings, who scored more than three goals for the first time in 12 games. Filip Hronek, Jake Walman, Joe Veleno and Moritz Seider also tallied goals.

Erik Karlsson recorded a goal and three assists, Kevin Labanc had a goal and assist, and James Reimer made 14 saves for the Sharks, whose three-game winning streak came to a halt.

Penguins 6 vs Wild 4

Sidney Crosby scored twice and posted one of his two assists on Kris Letang’s first goal of the season as Pittsburgh beat Minnesota in Saint Paul, Minn.

Brock McGinn and Ryan Poehling also scored for the Penguins, who are 3-1-1 since an 0-6-1 rut. Jake Guentzel recorded two assists and an empty-net goal. Tristan Jarry made 19 saves to end a personal 0-3-2 skid.

Joel Eriksson Ek scored two and Brandon Duhaime and Matt Dumba also scored for Minnesota, which has dropped three straight during a 2-4-1 stretch. With Wild star and ex-Penguin Marc-Andre Fleury out due to an upper-body injury, Filip Gustavsson stopped 25 shots.

Predators 5 vs Islanders 4

Rookie Juuso Parssinen scored two goals and set up another and captain Romani Josi notched four assists to lift host Nashville past New York.

Colton Sissons, Filip Forsberg and Nino Niederreiter also scored for the Predators and Juuse Saros made 29 saves. Ryan McDonagh, 33, had an assist while playing in his 800th NHL game to fuel the Predators, who have won the first three contests on their five-game homestand.

Adam Pelech and Jean-Gabriel Pageau each collected a goal and an assist for the Islanders. Kyle Palmieri and Cal Clutterbuck also scored, and Ilya Sorokin turned aside 26 shots for New York, which had a two-game winning streak end.

Avalanche 3 vs Hurricanes 2 (OT)

Artturi Lehkonen scored 1:55 into overtime to lift Colorado past Carolina in Raleigh, N.C.

The Hurricanes dominated portions of regulation, but the Avalanche took a turnover in overtime and made it count on Lehkonen’s shot from the right side. season. Evan Rodrigues and Alex Newhook scored in regulation for Colorado, and Pavel Francouz made 46 saves.

Sebastian Aho and Martin Necas each scored their eighth goals of the season for the Hurricanes. Antti Raanta had 11 saves.

NHL Recaps: Devils win streak at 11

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Nov 17, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New Jersey Devils forward Yegor Sharangovich (17) celebrates after scoring the a goal in overtime against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Devils 3 vs Maple Leafs 2 (OT)

Yegor Sharangovich scored 57 seconds into overtime and the visiting New Jersey Devils defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 Thursday night for their 11th straight win.

Sharangovich scored on the rebound of a shot by Jack Hughes for his fourth goal of the season. William Nylander had tied the game for Toronto late in the third period.

The Devils matched the second-longest single-season winning streak in team history, a run from March 28-April 18, 2006. (The Devils also won the season opener the following season to run the streak to 12.) The team record is 13 consecutive wins in the 2000-01 season.

Jesper Bratt and Nico Hischier also scored for the Devils. Vitek Vanecek stopped 25 shots in the win. Auston Matthews had a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs, who fell to 5-1-2 in their past eight games.

“I think it’s really good for the team because we keep it going,” Sharangovich said. “… Jack played well in overtime, I thought he might get this goal, but I just put it back into the empty net. At first, I thought it was no goal because the referee’s hand was up.”

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Stars 6 vs Panthers 4

Roope Hintz scored twice as Dallas started hot and held on for the win in Sunrise, Fla.

Stars goalie Scott Wedgewood sustained a back injury with 5:55 left in the second period and was taken off on a stretcher. Jake Oettinger finished the game for Dallas, making 18 saves. The Stars got first-period goals from Hintz, Nils Lundkvist, Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. Hintz scored again in the second period, and Ty Dellandrea got an empty-netter with 18 seconds left.

Florida was without star center Aleksander Barkov, who sat out due to a non-COVID illness. Carter Verhaeghe, Eetu Luostarinen, Sam Reinhart and Matthew Tkachuk scored for the Panthers.

Bruins 4 vs Flyers 1

David Krejci scored a pair of third-period goals and Linus Ullmark made 22 saves as Boston beat visiting Philadelphia.

Tomas Nosek and Jake DeBrusk also lit the lamp as Boston took a 1-0 lead after two periods and extended it with three goals during the final frame. Nick Foligno and Pavel Zacha each assisted on two goals for the Bruins, who have won five straight games and 12 of their past 13.

Owen Tippett scored and Carter Hart stopped 28 shots as Philadelphia fell to 0-4-1 in its past five.

Blue Jackets 6 vs Canadiens 4

Sean Kuraly scored twice, including a tiebreaking goal in a frenetic third period, as Columbus skated past visiting Montreal.

Kuraly’s empty-net goal with 2:13 left capped a four-goal third period for Columbus, which won for the third time in four games (3-0-1) following a five-game losing streak. Columbus also got goals from Cole Sillinger, Gustav Nyquist, Boone Jenner and Mathieu Olivier. Joonas Korpisalo stopped 38 shots.

Jordan Harris, Josh Anderson, Brendan Gallagher and Nick Suzuki scored for the Canadiens, who lost their second straight after a three consecutive wins. Sam Montembeault made 23 saves.

Lightning 4 vs Flames 1

Nikita Kucherov scored twice, Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist and Tampa Bay swept its three-game homestand by beating Calgary.

Philippe Myers netted his first Tampa Bay goal, Mikhail Sergachev handed out two assists and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 39 of 40 shots.

Elias Lindholm scored and Jacob Markstrom stopped 20 of 23 shots for the Flames, who dropped to 2-6-2 over their past 10 games.

Kraken 3 vs Rangers 2 (OT)

Defenseman Justin Schultz scored twice, including the winner at 3:39 of overtime, as Seattle defeated visiting New York.

Jared McCann also scored, Jordan Eberle had two assists and Martin Jones made 28 saves as the Kraken snapped a two-game losing streak.

Vincent Trocheck had a goal and an assist and Mika Zibanejad also tallied for the Rangers, who opened a four-game West Coast trip. Igor Shesterkin stopped 29 shots.

Jets 3 vs Ducks 2

Kyle Connor completed his hat trick with 54 seconds remaining and Winnipeg defeated visiting Anaheim.

Connor, who entered the game with two goals on the season, scored the winner with a one-timer from the slot off a pass from Mark Scheifele behind the goal line with 54 seconds to play. Scheifele had two assists for the Jets, who are 8-1-1 in their past 10 games. Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves as Winnipeg won its fifth straight at home.

Troy Terry and Trevor Zegras scored for the Ducks, who were looking for their second two-game winning streak of the season. John Gibson made 29 saves.

–Field Level Media