TORONTO (Dispatches) – In the National Hockey League, the Toronto Maple Leafs have come from a goal down to tame the Minnesota Wild 4-2 at Scotiabank Arena.
Toronto, who fell behind early in the 1st period, scored 4 goals in the middle frame to make sure of the win. John Tavares tied it at 1-all with a slap shot before Mitchell Marner’s power play goal put the Maple Leafs in front.
Andreas Johnsson contributed a goal and an assist, and John Tavares and Auston Matthews each scored a goal for the Maple Leafs, who won their second consecutive game following a three-game losing streak. Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen made 27 saves.
All of Toronto’s scoring came in the second period, with Rielly matching the club assist mark set by Rick Vaive on March 12, 1984.
Lightning 3, Canadiens 1
Steven Stamkos scored a goal and an assist, and Nikita Kucherov recorded two assists as Tampa Bay earned a victory at Montreal. The Lightning, who are 9-1-2 in their past 12 games against the Canadiens, also got goals from Braydon Coburn and Tyler Johnson.
Stamkos’ fourth goal of the season put Tampa Bay ahead 2-1 just 1:04 into the second period. It was the 397th goal of Stamkos’ career, breaking a tie with Hall of Famers Dave Keon and Paul Coffey for 98th on the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring list.
The Lightning trailed 1-0 after a dominant opening start minutes from the Canadiens that included Jeff Petry’s power-play goal at 15:46 into the first period.
Hurricanes 2, Kings 0
Martin Necas scored in the second period, Sebastian Aho added a late empty-netter, and Carolina overcame a slow start to earn a victory at Los Angeles.
With their high-powered offense held in check, the Hurricanes picked things up on defense in the opener of a four-game road trip and a three-game swing through California. Petr Mrazek made 31 saves while earning his first shutout of the season and improving to 4-0-0.
After winning its first five games of the season, Carolina took a 3-2 defeat at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday before bouncing back Tuesday. The latest win came in an unexpected low-scoring affair between the high-scoring Hurricanes and the defense-challenged Kings.
Coyotes 4, Jets 2
Christian Dvorak and Nick Schmaltz ignited a three-goal second period as Arizona blew past host Winnipeg.
Dvorak recorded his sixth career two-goal game, and Schmaltz added a goal as the Arizona linemates broke a 1-1 tie by potting all of their tallies in the second. The Coyotes, who improved to 2-0-1 in the past three games, netted goals on both of their power plays after entering the game 0-for-9 on the season.
Schmaltz contributed two assists for a three-point game. Conor Garland notched a goal for the Coyotes, Oliver Ekman-Larsson chipped in two helpers, and Darcy Kuemper recorded 38 saves on 40 shots to improve to 2-2-0.
Flames 3, Flyers 1
Michael Frolik celebrated his 800th NHL game in fine fashion by scoring once amidst a memorable first couple of shifts as host Calgary beat Philadelphia.
Flames goalie David Rittich made 21 saves to backstop his team to a victory that snapped a two-game losing skid.
Frolik opened the scoring 95 seconds into the affair, just the second time this season the Flames got the first goal. Then Andrew Mangiapane provided the hosts with something that’s been missing so far this season, a goal from the bottom two lines, when he doubled the lead at 14:15 of the second period.
With a minute remaining, Gerald Mayhew scored his 1st NHL goal for the Wild who've lost 5 of their 1st 6 games.