Ovechkin scored his 750th career goal as the Caps beat the Blue Jackets 3-1. NWN News

WASHINGTON (NWN) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 20th goal of the season and 750th of his NHL career, helping the Washington Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 in a two-game skid on Saturday night.

Ovechkin became the second fastest player to reach the 750-goal mark, doing so in his 1,222nd regular-season game. Wayne Gretzky, who is chasing Ovechkin’s record of 894, got 750 in 1,001 games.

Ovechkin joined Marcel Dion, Jaromir Jagger and Matt Sundin as the only player to score 20 or more goals in each of his first 17 seasons in the NHL.

After ending a two-game goal drought, Ovechkin is now 16 goals behind Jager for third on a career list.

Rookie Aleksee Protas scored his second career goal by following his own rebound in the first. Garnet Hathaway sealed it with a blank-netter with 1:27 remaining in regulation.

Eric Robinson scored the only goal of the night for the Blue Jackets, scoring his fourth consecutive goal in regulation. He was dismissed 18-6 in the sequence of this defeat.

Lightning 3, Bruins 2, OT

BOSTON (NWN) — Steven Stamkos scored 1:31 in overtime, and Tampa Bay bounced back after a two-goal lead.

Taylor Radisch scored his first career goal, a short-handed score in the first period, and Ondrej Palt also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions. Andrei Vasilevsky intercepted 37 shots, and Stamkos recorded a point for the sixth straight game.

Charlie Coyle and Curtis Lazar scored at the start of the second period after the Bruins went down 2–0. Jeremy Swimman made 22 saves for the Bruins, who overcame the Lightning 39-25.

Red Wings 4, Islanders 3, OT

DETROIT (NWN) – Moritz Cedar scored 3:33 in overtime as Detroit conceded their 10th straight loss to New York.

Filip Hronek, Sam Gagner and Givani Smith also scored for the Red Wings, who won for the fifth time in a row. Alex Nedeljkovic made 20 saves.

Oliver Wahlström had two power-play goals, Cal Clutterbuck scored short-handed, and Matthew Barzel scored two assists as the Islanders scored a point for the second straight game and went 0-8-2 during their skid. fallen. Ilya Sorokin finished with 26 saves.

In the extra period, Cedar scored on a one-timer from the left circle with a pass from Pius Sutter.

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NEW YORK (NWN) — Artemi Panarin and Ryan Strom scored one goal and two assists each as New York beat Chicago for their sixth straight victory.

Adam Fox added a goal and an assist, and Alexander Georgiev made 25 saves for New York, who won 10 of their last 11.

Patrick Kane and Alex Debrinket scored for the Blackhawks and Kevin Lankinen made 28 saves. Chicago has lost four of its last 11.

Predators 4, Canadians 3, OT

Nashville, Tenn. (NWN) – Philip Forsberg scored with 11.1 seconds remaining in overtime, giving Nashville a win over Montreal.

Eli Tolveen, Tanner Gennott and Luke Kunin also scored, and Jus Saros made 20 saves for Nashville, which has won two of its last three games.

Jake Allen 40 and Nick Suzuki, Christian Dvorak and Brett Kulak scored for Montreal. Cole Caufield had a pair of assists for the Canadiens, who have lost five of six.

On the winner, Forsberg took a cross-ice pass from Mikel Granlund and passed it to Allen.

Wild 4, Maple Leaves 3, SO

scheduled tribe. Paul, Min. (NWN) – Kirill Kaprizov scored in the third round of the shootout as Minnesota beat Toronto for their sixth straight win.

Jordan Greenway, Mats Zucarello and Marcus Foligno all had goals in regulation for Central Division-leading Minnesota, which saw their opponents go 28-12 during the winning streak.

Cam Talbot made 39 saves to tie for the league lead with 13 wins over Toronto’s Jack Campbell and New York Rangers’ Igor Shesterkin.

Jason Spaeza scored twice and Auston Matthews once for Toronto, which they lost for the first time in six games and are now 15-2-1 in their last 18 games. Campbell had 37 saves.

Senator 6, Avalanche 5, OT

Ottawa, Ontario (NWN) — Brady Takachuk scored his second goal in 51 seconds in overtime to help Ottawa win over Colorado.

Tkachuk provided an assist. Tim Stutzl also added two goals and an assist. Josh Norris and Austin Watson also scored for the Senators, winning consecutive games for the first time this season.

Thomas Chabot had two assists and Anton Forsberg had 26 saves.

Alex Newhook, Devon Toes and Gabriel Landeskog each had a goal and an assist for the avalanche. Darren Helm and Tyson Jost also scored. Nathan McKinnon had three assistants.

Jonas Johansson started the game for Colorado and allowed four goals on 16 shots before being replaced by Justus Anunen, who made his NHL debut and allowed two goals on 19 shots.

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Raleigh, NC (NWN) — Tuvo Teravenan scored two goals and Carolina attacked early in the win at Buffalo.

Martin Nekas, Ian Cole, Vincent Trochek and Nino Niedreiter also scored for the Hurricanes, who broke their worst three-game losing streak of the season for their second win in the last seven games.

Sebastian Aho recorded three assists and Trochek made two assists. Hurricane goalkeeper Antti Ranta, playing consecutive games for the first time this season, made 32 saves.

Henri Jokiharju scored his first goal of the season and Zemagus Girgensen also scored for the Sabers, who have lost four and nine in a row. Goalkeeper Malcolm Subban, making his Sabers debut after a trade with Chicago on Thursday, played his first NHL game of the season and intercepted 19 shots before going into the middle of the third period with an injury.

Panthers 4, Blues 3, SO

Sunrise, Fla. (NWN) – Sam Reinhart and Anton Lundell scored in the shootout, and Florida rallied from three one-goal losses to defeat St.

Maxim Mamin scored two goals for Florida and Reinhart added one. Lukas Carlsen and Anton Lundell each had two assists and Sergei Bobrovsky made 22 saves for the Panthers – as well as stopping Ryan O’Reilly to end the shootout.

Ville Husso made a career-best 48 saves for the Blues, scoring goals from Brandon Saad, Logan Brown and Jake Wallman. O’Reilly had two assists for St. Louis.

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