National Hockey League Results | Friday | Sports
BUFFALO, NY – Sam Reinhart has scored three times, including an empty net, and Buffalo avoided a collapse in the third period to beat Boston.
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 36 shots in his NHL debut, and the Sabers ended the Bruins’ best six-game winning streak.
NEW YORK – Alexandar Georgiev stopped 26 shots, Pavel Buchnevich and rookie Alexis Lafreniere each scored a goal and an assist and the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Friday night for their fifth win in seven matches.
Chris Kreider and Filip Chytil also scored and Artemi Panarin had two assists to help the Rangers bounce back one night after a 3-2 loss to the Flyers. New York took six points behind Boston for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Division. The Rangers have eight games to play, while the Bruins have 10.
Oskar Lindblom scored for Philadelphia and Alex Lyon made 20 saves.
Predators 3, Blackhawks 1
CHICAGO – Juuse Saros made 29 saves, Luke Kunin scored for the third game in a row and Nashville beat Chicago.
Ryan Johansen and Erik Haula also scored for the Predators.
CALGARY, Alta .– Sean Monahan had one goal and two assists and Jacob Markstrom made 17 saves in Calgary’s win over Montreal.
Andrew Mangiapane scored a goal and an assist, and Dillon Dube and Elias Lindholm also scored for the Flames in the first of three straight games between the teams. Calgary was six points behind Montreal for the fourth and final playoff spot in the North Division.
Tyler Toffoli and Joel Armia scored for Montreal.
The teams will meet again in Calgary on Saturday and Monday.
Calgary canceled a morning practice saying one player tested positive for COVID-19, but no other player or staff member did. Forward Josh Leivo was put on the NHL’s COVID protocol list on Friday and the game was played. Calgary played 11 forwards against the Canadiens.
LOS ANGELES – Kirill Kaprizov scored twice, Cam Talbot made 40 saves and Minnesota beat Los Angeles for their sixth straight victory.
Joel Eriksson Ek and Nico Strum also scored to help the Wild improve to 9-2-1 in their last 12 games.
Trevor Moore and Anze Kopitar scored for the Kings.