Thursday Night Recap Around the NHL
There were 10 NHL games on Thursday night.
Islanders 3 Blackhawks 2 OT
Evgeni Nabokov made 37 saves and Kyle Okposo scored the overtime winner for the Islanders in a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks. Thomas Vanek and Casey Cizikas also scored goals for the Isles.
Corey Crawford made 31 saves while Brent Seabrook and Ben Smith each scored their fifth of the season in the Blackhawks 3-2 overtime loss to the Isles.
Hurricanes 4 Capitals 3 OT
Anton Khudobin made 38 saves and Jeff Skinner scored a hat trick in the Hurricanes 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals. Manny Malhotra also scored for the Canes.
Philipp Grubauer made 29 saves and Alex Ovechkin scored his 31st goal of the season in the Capitals 4-3 overtime loss to the Canes. Steven Olesky and Troy Brouwer also scored in the loss.
Bruins 3 Predators 2
Niklas Svedberg made 32 saves and Brad Marchand scored the game-winning goal in overtime for the Bruins in a 3-2 victory over Nashville. Jarome Iginla and Johnny Boychuk also scored for the Bruins.
Marek Mazanec made 22 saves while Viktor Stalberg and Shea Weber each scored a goal in the Predators 3-2 loss to the Bruins.
Senators 4 Jets 3
Craig Anderson stopped 32 shots and Mika Zibanejad scored a goal and an assist for the Senators in their 4-3 win over Winnipeg. Milan Michalek, Clarke MacArthur and Zack Smith also scored goals for Ottawa.
Al Montoya made 25 saves and Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal and added an assist for the Jets in a 4-3 loss to Ottawa. Evander Kane and Olli Jokinen also scored goals for the Jets.
Blues 5 Kings 0
Brian Elliott stopped all 30 shots he faced and T.J. Oshie scored two goals in the Blues 5-0 win over Los Angeles. Brenden Morrow, Vladimir Tarasenko and Barret Jackman all scored goals for St. Louis.
Martin Jones was pulled after he allowed two goals on 14 shots and Ben Scrivens gave up three goals on 12 shots in the Kings 5-0 loss to the Blues. Mike Richards had three shots on goal and was a minus one in the loss.
Wild 4 Sabres 1
Niklas Backstrom stopped 19 shots and Jason Pominville scored his 18th of the season in the Wild 4-1 win over the Sabres. Marco Scandella, Jason Zucker and Kyle Brodziak all scored for the Wild.
Ryan Miller made 28 saves and Matt Ellis scored the only Sabres goal in a 4-1 loss to Minnesota Thursday.
Canadiens 6 Stars 4
Carey Price made 28 saves and P.K. Subban scored a goal and three assist in the Canadiens 6-4 win over the Stars. Max Pacioretty scored two goals and two assists while Brendan Gallagher, Lars Eller and David Desharnais also scored for the Habs.
Kari Lehtonen made only 22 saves and Tyler Seguin scored a goal and an assist for the Stars in a 6-4 loss to Montreal. Jamie Benn, Brenden Dillon and Valeri Nichushkin all scored goals for Dallas.
Avalanche 2 Flyers 1
Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots while Ryan O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn each scored goals in the Avs 2-1 win over the Flyers.
Steve Mason made 29 saves and Wayne Simmonds scored the lone Flyers goal in their 2-1 loss to Colorado.
Columbus 2 Coyotes 0
Curtis McElhinney stopped all 34 shots he faced and Nathan Horton scored a goal in his first game back this season as Columbus beat Phoenix 2-0. R.J Umberger also scored for the Blue Jackets.
Mike Smith made 29 saves while Keith Yandle and Radim Vrbata each had seven shots on goal in the Coyotes 2-0 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Sharks 5 Oilers 1
Antti Niemi made 23 saves and Joe Pavelski scored a goal and an assist in San Jose's 5-1 win over Edmonton. Brent Burns, Logan Couture, Patrick Marleau and Bracken Kearns also scored for the Sharks.
Devan Dubnyk made 31 saves and Nail Yakupov scored the lone Oilers goal in their 5-1 loss to the Sharks.