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The Sharks got off to a rough start Monday night. Unfortunately for them, their finish wasn’t very good, either.
The Flames scored three goals in the first period, including two by Mikhael Backlund, and Johnny Gaudreau added two during his team’s three-goal third period as host Calgary defeated San Jose 8-5 on Monday night.
The Sharks, who had won two in a row, got two goals from Joonas Donskoi. Lukas Radil, Brent Burns and Joe Thornton also scored for San Jose.
Islanders 3, Sabres 1: Robin Lehner made 39 saves as visiting New York won its fourth in a row. With the win, Islanders head coach Barry Trotz moved into sole possession of fourth place on the NHL’s all-time win list with 783, one ahead of Al Arbour.
“You get into coaching, you talk about certain names that you have respect for,” Trotz said before Monday’s game. “When you hear someone say, ‘Hey, you and Al Arbour,’ I feel a little out of place. It’s a total honor to be even mentioned.”
Trotz said the Islanders’ players understood the significance of his passing Arbour, but the team was more proud of getting a win for Lehner in his first game back in Buffalo since March 29.
The Sabres played most of the game without captain Jack Eichel, who went to the dressing room late in the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Lightning 2, Ducks 1: Brayden Point scored 35 seconds into overtime and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots as visiting Tampa Bay improved to 14-0-1 in its past 15 games.
Kings 3, Avalanche 2: Dustin Brown scored on a breakaway 56 seconds into overtime as visiting Los Angeles dealt Colorado its fifth consecutive loss.
Blue Jackets 6, Senators 3: Zach Werenski scored two goals to help host Columbus win for the sixth time in seven games. Ottawa has lost five in a row.
Panthers 4, Red Wings 3: Jonathan Huberdeau scored the only goal in the shootout as Florida beat host Detroit, which has lost five in a row.
Predators 6, Capitals 3: Ryan Johansen had a goal and two assists as visiting Nashville ended a six-game slide by snapping Washington’s four-game winning streak.
Devils 4, Canucks 0: Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 25 shots for his second consecutive shutout as host New Jersey won its third in a row.
Hurricanes 3, Flyers 1: Lucas Wallmark, Jordan Martinook and Andrei Svechnikov scored for host Carolina.
Penguins 3, Wild 2: Phil Kessel had a goal and two assists as visiting Pittsburgh won for the eighth time in 10 games.
Rangers 2, Blues 1: Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves to lead visiting New York to victory.
Canadiens 3, Stars 2: Jeff Petry scored 14 seconds into overtime for visiting Montreal. Canadiens center Andrew Shaw didn’t return after the first period because of an upper-body injury.
Jets 4, Oilers 3: Brendan Lemieux scored two goals, including the winner at 14:02 of the third, as visiting Winnipeg extended Edmonton’s losing streak to six games.
Briefly: According to the Finnish news service mtvuutiset.fi, Philadelphia center Jori Lehtera was charged Monday with purchasing eight grams of cocaine and faces a five-month prison sentence. “As I have maintained from the outset, these charges against me are false and I will clear my name,” Lehtera said in a statement released by the team. … The Capitals activated defenseman Brooks Orpik from injured reserve. He missed the previous 26 games after having knee surgery. … St. Louis center Robby Fabbri, who missed 11 games because of a shoulder injury, was activated from IR.
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