NHL roundup: Caps rally for shootout win over Flames

The host Washington Capitals overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Monday, thanks to Evgeny Kuznetsov’s shootout winner.

Connor McMichael and Matthew Phillips, a former forward for the Flames, scored for the Capitals. Through overtime, goalie Darcy Kuemper made 38 stops. He blocked Jonathan Huberdeau’s shot in the shootout as Yegor Sharangovich and Nazem Kadri struck iron.

For the Flames, Dillon Dube and Adam Ruzicka each had a goal and an assist, while Noah Hanifin had two. Through overtime, goalkeeper Jacob Markstrom turned away 21 shots.

The first shooter in the shootout, Kuznetsov, moved carefully toward the net before burying the game-winning shot.

(4) Red Wings (4), (0) Blue Jackets

James Reimer made 23 saves in his Detroit debut to record a shutout as the Red Wings blanked visiting Columbus.

After losing to New Jersey in the first game of the season, Detroit has won two straight games with goals from Shayne Gostisbehere, Michael Rasmussen, Dylan Larkin, and Andrew Copp.

Spencer Martin stopped the Blue Jackets’ 24 shots. Two of Columbus’ first three games of the season have ended in losses.

Devils 3; Panthers 4. Sam Reinhart scored twice in Newark, New Jersey, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 31 shots to help Florida win.

After falling behind 4-0, the Devils scored three goals in a row to tie the game, but Florida held on to win. The Panthers also got goals from Carter Verhaeghe and Niko Mikkola, giving them their first victory of the year.

The Devils, who suffered their second consecutive defeat, were helped by Vitek Vanecek’s 26 saves. For New Jersey, goals were scored by Erik Haula, Michael McLeod, and Jesper Bratt. Bratt and Haula each offered a helping hand.

Coyotes 1; Rangers 2

With 11:34 left, Vincent Trocheck broke a tie with a power-play goal, and New York defeated Arizona to win its home debut.

With the help of Chris Kreider’s fourth goal of the year, the Rangers moved to 2-1-0 under new coach Peter Laviolette. For the victory, Igor Shesterkin made 26 stops.

Arizona, which failed in an attempt to start a season with straight victories for the first time since going 3-0-0 in 2015–16, got a power play goal from Clayton Keller. Connor Ingram made his season debut and saved 26 shots.

Maple Leafs 0 – 4 Blackhawks

Toronto was beaten by visiting Chicago after Corey Perry’s game-winning goal in the second period.

The Blackhawks, who had dropped their first three games of the season, also received goals from MacKenzie Entwistle, Tyler Johnson, and Taylor Raddysh. Chicago’s Andreas Athanasiou had two assists, while Arvid Soderblom recorded 34 stops in the triumph.

Toronto scored a goal in their first two victories of the year. In the defeat, Joseph Woll blocked 27 shots.

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