NHL Roundup: Canes clip Knights, Yandle sets ironman mark, Oilers slip up Canucks, and more

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Jan 25, 2022; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho (20) scores the game winning goal past Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Laurent Brossoit (39) during the over time at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

It was a very special night in the NHL that saw eight great games on the docket.

In a historic moment, the Flyers’ Keith Yandle set the ironman streak at 965 consecutive games played when they dropped the puck against the Isles. Also, the Hurricanes rebounded with a solid OT win over the Golden Knights, and more.

Let’s recap.

Hurricanes 4, Golden Knights 3 (OT)

Sebastian Aho scored with 1:11 left in overtime to give Carolina a win over Vegas in Raleigh, N.C.

Nino Niederreiter and Vincent Trocheck scored 57 seconds apart in the second period, and Aho added a power-play goal in the third period for the Hurricanes, who have won four of their last five games. Frederik Andersen made 26 saves.

Nolan Patrick, Brett Howden and Nicolas Hague scored, and Laurent Brossoit stopped 26 shots for the Golden Knights, who lost for just the sixth time in 18 road games (12-5-1).

“Obviously, they got a couple late ones, but I like how we got right back on in overtime,” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “It was a good game. It was certainly an exciting overtime.”

Panthers 5, Jets 3

Mason Marchment scored twice and added an assist, Carter Verhaeghe netted the go-ahead goal in the second period and visiting Florida beat Winnipeg.

The Panthers also got a goal and an assist from Anton Lundell plus Sam Bennett’s 18th goal, which tied his career high. Sam Reinhart and Aaron Ekblad each recorded two assists. Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves, improving his record to 21-4-3.

Winnipeg, which tied the score three times without ever leading, got goals from Paul Stastny, Kyle Connor and Pierre-Luc Dubois. Cole Perfetti notched two assists. Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves as the Jets fell to 0-3-2 in their past five games.

Penguins 6, Coyotes 3

Kris Letang scored twice, Sidney Crosby and Bryan Rust each had a goal and two assists and Pittsburgh erupted for four goals in the third period against visiting Arizona to win a sixth straight.

Brock McGinn and Brian Boyle also scored, while Evgeni Malkin and Evan Rodrigues added two assists each for the Penguins, who have won 17 of their past 19 games. Tristan Jarry made 13 saves.

Nick Schmaltz had two goals and an assist while Clayton Keller contributed a goal and an assist for the Coyotes, who lost their third straight. Karel Vejmelka stopped 30 shots.

Islanders 4, Flyers 3

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Jan 25, 2022; Elmont, New York, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Keith Yandle (3) stands for the nation anthem and breaks the record for 965 consecutive starts before the first period at UBS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Parise scored the tiebreaking goal with 8:09 left as the New York Islanders spoiled Keith Yandle’s historic night and extended the Philadelphia Flyers’ winless streak to a franchise-record 13 games with a 4-3 win in Elmont, N.Y., on Tuesday.

Noah Dobson, Anders Lee and Mathew Barzal also scored for the Islanders, who overcame an early 2-0 deficit to win for the fourth time in five games (4-1-0) and improve to 10-4-1 since Dec. 7. Ilya Sorokin made 14 saves.

Claude Giroux, Justin Braun and Gerry Mayhew scored for the Flyers, who have lost 13 straight (0-10-3). The previous longest winless streak for Philadelphia was a 12-game skid — consisting of eight losses and four ties — from Feb. 24 to March 16, 1999. Flyers goalie Martin Jones recorded 29 saves.

Yandle provided one of the season highlights for the Flyers by breaking the NHL’s ironman record — previously held by Doug Jarvis — when he appeared in his 965th consecutive game. Yandle started for Philadelphia and a cheer rose immediately after the faceoff.

“I’m real happy for you,” Doug Jarvis said in a video message. “This streak is a real tribute to your character, to you commitment, and your love of the game.”

“It’s one of those things that I don’t think it’s really sunk in too much yet,” Yandle said via NHL.com. “It’s obviously something I’m super grateful for. I’m grateful to play one game in this league, the best league in the world. To be surrounded by the best people, people that always have your back, people that are rooting for you, to be a part of the NHL and the NHL family and for me being [a part of it] the last 16 years, it’s more than a dream come true.”

Stars 5, Devils 1

Joe Pavelski had two goals and two assists as visiting Dallas defeated New Jersey in Newark, N.J., for a fourth straight win.

Roope Hintz had a goal and an assist for the Stars. Braden Holtby made 36 saves and improved to 18-4-3 against New Jersey in his career.

Jesper Bratt scored his fourth goal in three games for the Devils, who have lost five of six. Akira Schmid allowed three goals on seven shots and was lifted after the first period. Jon Gillies made 23 saves over the final two periods.

Senators 5, Sabres 0

Tyler Ennis scored a hat trick as Ottawa routed visiting Buffalo.

Drake Batherson and Alex Formenton also scored and Josh Brown, Adam Gaudette and Brady Tkachuk each had two assists for the Senators, who are 4-2-1 in their past seven games. Ottawa’s Matt Murray made 32 saves.

Aaron Dell made 42 saves for the Sabres, who have not won consecutive games since mid-December.

Oilers 3, Canucks 2 (OT)

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Jan 25, 2022; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) celebrates their victory against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena. Oilers won 3-2 in Overtime. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Connor McDavid scored with 24 seconds left in overtime to give Edmonton a comeback victory over host Vancouver.

McDavid notched his 20th goal of the season when he drove to the net and chipped home the pass from Darnell Nurse. Ryan McLeod and Leon Draisaitl also scored as Edmonton overcame a 2-0 deficit and won its second straight game after losing seven in a row. Mikko Koskinen made 25 saves for the Oilers.

“I’ve been a bit snake bit,” McDavid explained. “I feel like I’m getting my chances but I haven’t been able to put one away, so it was nice to be able to contribute.”

Elias Petterssen and Tyler Motte scored for the Canucks, who are 0-1-2 in their past three games and 2-4-2 in their past eight. Spencer Martin, in the net while Vancouver’s top two goalies are in COVID-19 protocol, stopped 47 shots — eight of them in overtime — but it wasn’t enough.

Predators 4, Kraken 2

Filip Forsberg scored on an end-to-end rush as Nashville rallied to defeat host Seattle and run its winning streak to three games.

Luke Kunin, Mattias Ekholm and Matt Duchene also tallied, Forsberg contributed an assist and Juuse Saros made 33 saves for the Predators. Nashville moved past the idle St. Louis Blues into second place in the Central Division.

Jared McCann and Adam Larsson scored and Marcus Johansson had two assists for the expansion Kraken, who had won three of their previous four games. Philipp Grubauer stopped 23 shots.

-Field Level Media contributed to this report.