Seguin has three-goal second as Stars beat Flyers, 5-1
Tyler Seguin scored three goals and assisted on a fourth in the second period yesterday, leading the Dallas Stars to a 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
The game was tied 1-all until Seguin came in on a 2-on-1 rush with Jamie Benn at 39 seconds of the second period. The Stars then scored three times in a span of 1:02 to break the game open.
Seguin took a backhand pass from Alex Goligoski to score from the slot at 17:03, and completed his natural hat trick 40 seconds later. He assisted on Valeri Nichushkin’s goal at 18:05.
Seguin leads the Stars with 15 goals. The hat trick was his second this season and third in his four-year career.
Panthers 2, Red Wings 1
Jonathan Huberdeau’s goal early in the third period broke a tie and Florida beat Detroit.
Jimmy Hayes also scored for Florida. Shawn Matthias had two assists and Tim Thomas stopped 22 shots.
Daniel Cleary scored for Detroit, which is only 5-6-6 at home. Backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson, making his second consecutive start, made 35 saves. It was Gustavsson’s first regulation loss of the season (8-1-1).
Capitals 5, Predators 2
Braden Holtby made 34 saves and Alex Ovechkin scored the second of three goals by Washington in the first 17 minutes, extending Nashville’s losing streak to five games.
Troy Brouwer, Karl Alzner, Nate Schmidt and Eric Fehr also scored for the Capitals. Ovechkin got his 22nd goal this season and ninth on the power play, both NHL highs. Nicklas Backstrom and Mikhail Grabovski each had two assists.
Canadiens 3, Sabres 2
Brandon Prust and Tomas Plekanec each had a goal and an assist to lead Montreal over Buffalo and extend the Canadiens’ win streak to five games.
Alex Galchenyuk also scored for the Canadiens. Carey Price made 23 saves for the win.
Jets 2, Lightning 1, OT
Mark Scheifele scored 1:04 into overtime and Winnipeg beat Tampa Bay. Scheifele scored from the near post off a nifty pass by Blake Wheeler.
Wheeler also had a goal for Winnipeg, which finished 4-2 on its longest road trip of the season. The Jets were coming off a 5-2 loss Thursday night at Florida.
Devils 4, Rangers 3, OT
Eric Gelinas scored a power-play goal 1:15 into overtime, and New Jersey shook off the tying goal in the closing seconds of regulation to beat New York.
Gelinas one-timed a shot, off a pass from Patrik Elias, from above the right circle past Henrik Lundqvist. The goal came 13 seconds after Rangers captain Ryan Callahan high-sticked Andy Greene in the mouth.