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December 18, 2021

Carter, Penguins solve Subban in OT, beat Sabers 3-2. AP News

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Carter redirected a focused pass from Chris Letung between the legs of Malcolm Subban 2:53 in overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabers on Friday night.

Pittsburgh extended its winning streak to a season-high six games by relying on the NHL’s top penalty-killing unit at the start of overtime, when Carter scored a penalty for tripping with only 5 seconds in regulation. Carter atoned by cleverly sliding the puck past Subban to send his teammates over the bench in celebration.

Evan Rodrigues set a career high with his 10th goal and Brock McGinn scored for the third time in four games, but Buffalo pushed Pittsburgh to overtime thanks to Subban’s stellar performance.

Subban made a career-high 45 saves on his second start with Buffalo since being acquired from Chicago earlier this month. His best stop was a back-the-back glove save to rob Rodrigues next to the crease.

Blues 4, Stars 1

scheduled tribe. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice, Charlie Lindgren made 26 saves and St. Louis made a home-and-home sweep against Dallas.

Lindgren has improved 5–0 since taking over in the nets for the injury-ravaged Blues.

Logan Brown scored, Ivan Barbashev added a blank-netter and Pavel Bukhnevich recorded two assists as St. Louis won for the fifth time in six games. The Blues have scored points on aggregate in their last seven matches (5–0–2) and nine consecutive home games (8–0–1) since November 18.

Jason Robertson scored and Braden Holtby made 30 saves for the Stars, who lost their fifth straight game. Dallas has scored three times in their last four matches.

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NEW YORK (AP) – Jonathan Marchesault scored in the third round of the shootout as Vegas beat New York to register a fourth straight victory.

Brett Howden had one goal and one assist, and Dylan Coglan also scored in regulation as Vegas won for the seventh time in eight games. Laurent Brossoit had 27 saves.

Micah Zibnejad and Chris Kredder had a goal and an assist in the second period for Rangers, who went on to lose for the fourth time in six games after a seven-game winning streak. Alexander Georgiev made his sixth start, stopping 28 shots in place of injured opening goalkeeper Igor Shesterkin.

Marchesault broke through for the Golden Knights after Vegas’s Nicolas Roy and Evgeny Dadonov and New York’s Kapo Kako and Zibnejad were stopped in the first two rounds of the shootout. Brossoit then refused Ryan Strom to retain the win.

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CHICAGO (AP) – Tanner Jeannott scored in overtime, Thomas Novak and Colton Sisson also scored, and short-handed Nashville beat Chicago.

The Predators won their seventh straight game despite having eight players in the COVID-19 protocol. Defenseman Mark Borovicki was dropped after a positive test 90 minutes before the faceoff.

The entire coaching staff is also out due to COVID-19. It was the second game, in Milwaukee, by their Farm Club head coach Carl Taylor running up the bench with his assistant Scott Ford. Many of his players were also called.

With three of their top four scorers, Nashville played a tight defensive game, allowing only 19 shots – and caught Blackhawks star Patrick Kane on just two – while still taking 31 at Marc-Andre Fleury. did management. Jonathan Toes and Kirby Dachs scored for the Blackhawks.

Capital 5, Jets 2

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – Vitek Venacek made 40 saves and Washington spoiled the start of new Winnipeg coach Dave Lowry.

Michael Sagarbosa and Alex Ovechkin sealed Washington’s victory with blank-net goals in the final 2:40. Brett Leeson, Daniel Sprong and Conor Sheery also scored for the Capitals.

Brendan Dillon and Josh Morrissey scored for Winnipeg. Conor Hellebueck intercepted 34 of 37 shots.

Lowry, a former Winnipeg assistant coach, was named interim head coach on Friday after Paul Morris announced his resignation.

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