NHL Roundup: Flyers slip up Oilers; Wings clip Caps; and all of Wednesday’s scores

The NHL schedule boasted five solid matchups for Wednesday, October 27th. While the Panthers remain unbeaten at 7-0-0, the Flyers went into Edmonton and hand the Oilers their first loss of the year.

Last night’s action all saw three games needing OT to determine a winner. Let’s dive in and recap all the action.

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NHL Roundup: Flyers 5, Oilers 3

Cam Atkinson’s second goal of the game broke a third-period tie and sent visiting Philadelphia to a victory over Edmonton.

“He is a real smart player that plays that 200-foot game,” Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said via NHL.com. “He plays power play for us, he kills penalties, he’s a big part of our team right now.”

The Oilers took their first loss of the season after five wins. The Flyers prevailed in their first road game of the campaign.

Claude Giroux, Nate Thompson and Sean Couturier also scored for the Flyers, who received a 34-save performance from goaltender Carter Hart. Tyson Barrie and Connor McDavid each had a goal and an assist, Zach Hyman scored and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tallied two assists for the Oilers.

Panthers 4, Bruins 1 (Florida still unbeaten)

The Florida Panthers — off to the best seven-game start in franchise history — defeated the visiting Boston Bruins 4-1 on Wednesday night in Sunrise, Fla.

Florida (7-0-0) got one goal each from Mason Marchment, Eetu Luostarinen, Anthony Duclair and Owen Tippett (empty net). The Panthers also benefited from Sergei Bobrovsky’s 30 saves, three assists from Gustav Forsling and two assists from Sam Reinhart.

The Panthers are just the 14th NHL team to start a season 7-0-0.

The Panthers have at least four goals in every game this season, and Bobrovsky has started with five straight wins for the first time in his career.

Red Wings 3, Capitals 2 (OT winner by Dylan Larkin)

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Oct 27, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) celebrates after scoring the game winning goal in overtime against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Dylan Larkin scored at 1:37 of overtime to lift visiting Detroit over Washington.

Larkin ripped a shot from the left circle past the glove of goaltender Vitek Vanecek off a feed from Lucas Raymond. Moritz Seider also assisted on the game-winner. Adam Erne and Robby Fabbri also scored for Detroit, while Thomas Greiss made 26 saves.

Alex Ovechkin scored his eighth goal of the season for Washington.

“It’s unbelievable. I think he just gets hungrier and hungrier, honestly,” Tom Wilson said of Ovechkin’s play this season. “When he’s playing like that you just want to get it over to him and he’s finding the back of the net.”

Maple Leafs 3, Blackhawks 2 (OT winner by William Nylander)

William Nylander’s breakaway goal in overtime gave Toronto a comeback win over host Chicago.

“It hasn’t been looking too pretty the last few nights,” Nylander said. “Tonight, I think we got closer to where we want to be, but not fully there yet.”

Down 2-0 through the first 26 minutes, Toronto got on the board on a second-period score from John Tavares, then equalized on David Kampf’s goal at 12:31 of the third period. That set the stage for Nylander’s third goal of the season.

The overtime loss added to the early-season woes for the Blackhawks, who are off to an 0-5-2 start. Kirby Dach and Alex DeBrincat produced first-period goals to give Chicago the early lead, with Seth Jones assisting on both scores.

Golden Knights 3, Stars 2 (OT winner by Evgenii Dadonov)

Evgenii Dadonov scored 1:59 into overtime as Vegas rallied for a win at Dallas, the Stars’ second victory in two nights.

Vegas forced the extra period on Jonathan Marchessault’s goal with 1:02 left in regulation after pulling goalie Laurent Brossoit. Shea Theodore had a goal and an assist while Brossoit, making his first start with the Golden Knights, finished with 32 saves.

Alexander Radulov and Luke Glendening scored goals for the Stars while Anton Khudobin stopped 18 of 21 shots.

–Field Level Media