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Hockey Daily Dose

Dose: Overtime and Shootouts

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

It was a busy day and night in the NHL as there are 12 games including some afternoon action with the United States in the midst of its Thanksgiving weekend.

 

It was a wild night of action as eight of the 12 games went either into overtime or further, into the shootout.

 

I’m finding that the action during the three-on-three overtime is outstanding as it is end-to-end. It’s a better overtime than the four-on-four and games are settled more often without the need to go to a shootout.

 

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BOSTON 4 NEW YORK RANGERS 3

David Krejci scored the winner with 1:43 left in the third as the Bruins opened up the day with a 4-3 win over the Rangers.

 

Patrice Bergeron opened the scoring for Boston who also got power play goals from Brett Connolly and Ryan Spooner while Torey Krug chipped in with a couple of assists.

 

J.T. Miller led the way for the Rangers with a goal and an assist. Rick Nash continued his recent hot streak with a goal and now has six goals in his last four games. Oscar Lindberg with his eighth, completed the scoring for New York.

 

It looked to be a goaltending battle before the start of the game with Henrik Lundqvist facing Tuukka Rask but Lundqvist gave up all four goals on 34 shots to lower his record to 12-5-2 while Rask stopped 24 shots as his record improved to 8-7-1.

 

Dylan McIlrath helped out poolies with 17 penalty minutes.

 

Derek Stepan is out indefinitely after suffering broken ribs courtesy of a hit by Matt Beleskey.

 

PHILADELPHIA 3 NASHVILLE 2 (Overtime)

Shayne Gostisbehere has played only seven games in the NHL but now has three goals of which two have been overtime winners (both this week) including today as the Flyers beat the Predators 3-2.

 

The Predators tied the game with only 20 seconds left in the game as Mike Fisher backhanded a shot past a sprawled Michal Neuvirth.

 

Filip Forsberg opened the scoring with only his third goal of the season but Michael Del Zotto scored his first of the season to knot the game at one in the first period.

 

Colin McDonald with his first gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead before Fisher’s tying goal sent the game into overtime.

 

Pekka Rinne stopped 33 in the loss while Neuvirth was strong in the Philadelphia cage as he made 33 saves as well.

 

Steve Mason owners should be a bit worried as Neuvirth has outplayed him all season. It remains to be seen if coach Dave Hakstol starts using Neuvirth as his starter in the majority of games.

 

Gabriel Bourque suffered an upper body injury in the first period and did not return.

 

CHICAGO 3 ANAHEIM 2 (Overtime)

The Ducks were up 2-0 with less than two minutes to go in the third period and still lost 3-2 in overtime.

 

Andrew Cogliano got things started in the first with his third of the season and Chris Stewart gave Anaheim a 2-0 lead in the second.

 

Marian Hossa scored on the power play to cut the lead in half and Duncan Keith with his fourth of the campaign tied the game at two with only 27 seconds to go.

 

Patrick Kane picked up an assist on Keith’s goal and is now on a 18 game scoring streak which ties him with Eddie Olzcyk and Phil Kessel for the longest streak by an American-born player.

 

Artem Anisimov was the hero as he potted his 10th of the season in overtime.

 

John Gibson was headed towards the shutout before things fell apart.  He stopped 29 shots as his record dropped to 1-1-1. Frederik Andersen has been out a week with the flu but should be healthy enough to return soon as the Ducks do not play until Monday.

 

Corey Crawford made 23 saves to push his record to 11-6-1.

 

Brent Seabrook assisted on all three goals.

 

WINNIPEG 3 MINNESOTA 1

Connor Hellebuyck saw only 15 shots on goal in his NHL debut and stopped all but one as the Jets defeated Minnesota 3-1.

 

The 22-year-old is considered the Jets goalie of the future (at least by me because I have him in one of my pools) and could get a few starts in a row to see what he able to do.

 

Dustin Byfuglien had the game winner as well as an assist to lead the Jets. Mathieu Perreault on the power play and Nikolaj Ehlers with his first in 15 games also scored for Winnipeg.

 

Ryan Carter broke up the shutout attempt by Hellebuyck.

 

Devan Dubnyk stopped 26 shots as his record dropped to 11-7-2. He has played well this season but not close to how good he looked last season as he was a Vezina Trophy finalist.

 

WASHINGTON 4 TAMPA BAY 2

The Capitals scored three power play goals as they cruised into a 4-0 lead before giving up a couple of third period goals as they defeated the Lightning 4-2.

 

Alex Ovechkin, Jason Chimera and T.J. Oshie scored with the man advantage while Marcus Johansson was the only Washington player to score even strength.

 

Brian Boyle and Victor Hedman scored to cut the lead in half with 7:15 to go but the Lightning could get no closer.

 

Braden Holtby won his 14th of the season as he turned aside 32 shots while Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 33-of-37 in taking his record to 2-3.

Tyler Johnson was injured in the second period and did not return.

 

BUFFALO 4 CAROLINA 1

Chad Johnson made 27 saves to lead the Sabres to a 4-1 win over Carolina. Johnson picked up his fifth win of the season.

 

Cam Ward started and gave up three goals on only 14 shots in the first two periods. He was replaced at the start of the third by Eddie Lack who allowed one goal on seven shots.

 

Josh Gorges with his first goal since October 2013, opened the scoring while Jack Eichel, Brian Gionta and David Legwand also found the back of the net for Buffalo.

 

Victor Rask scored the lone Carolina goal. The win vaulted the Sabres over Toronto and into a four-way tie for 12th in the Eastern Conference.

 

MONTREAL 3 NEW JERSEY 2 (Shootout)

Sven Andrighetto scored the Canadiens first goal of the game and then the winner in the shootout as Montreal defeated New Jersey.

 

The Devils scored twice in the first period as Adam Henrique and Lee Stempiak (on the power play) beat Mike Condon but Andrighetto and Alex Galchenyuk tied the game to send it into extra time.

 

Condon stopped 25 shots to improve his record to 8-2-2 while Cory Schneider fell to 10-6-2.

 

Bud Holloway made his NHL debut for the Habs while Tyler Kennedy made his Devils debut as well.

 

COLUMBUS 2 PITTSBURGH 1 (Overtime)

Cam Atkinson scored in overtime to give the Blue Jackets a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh. The game was marred by a bad crosscheck from Brandon Dubinsky on Sidney Crosby. The referee gave Dubinsky only a two minute penalty but you can be sure the NHL will look at this one further and do not be surprised if there is a suspension in the offing for Dubinsky. The good news is that Crosby did return for the third period and overtime.

 

Evgeni Malkin opened the scoring on the power play and also provided his fantasy owners with nine penalty minutes.

 

Ryan Johansen tied the game only 2:42 later at the 11:57 mark of the third to send the game into OT.

 

Sergei Bobrovsky evened his record at 10-10 as he stopped 24 shots while Marc-Andre Fleury was sensational in the Pittsburgh net as he stopped 41 shots. His record now stands at 11-7-1.

 

DETROIT 4 EDMONTON 3 (Overtime)

Niklas Kronwall waited until the overtime of the Red Wings 23rd game of the season to score his first and lead Detroit to a 4-3 overtime win.

 

Gustav Nyquist, Dylan Larkin and Tomas Tatar each had a goal and an assist while Henrik Zetterberg had two assists.

 

Iiro Pakarinen scored twice for the Oilers and Andrej Sekera potted one on the power play.

 

Jimmy Howard kicked out 21 pucks for the victory while Cam Talbot took the overtime loss and made 28 saves in the process.

 

FLORIDA 3 NEW YORK ISLANDERS 2 (Shootout)

There were plenty of overtime and shootout games on Friday but this was one for the record books. The first four shooters for both teams scored and when Aleksander Barkov made it five in a row for Florida, Brock Nelson needed to do so for the Islanders. He didn’t and the Panthers defeated the Islanders 3-2.

 

Florida jumped out to a 2-0 lead after two periods as Brandon Pirri and Jussi Jokinen scored.

 

The Islanders managed to score twice in the third as Ryan Strome (who was recalled from the minors on Thursday) and Josh Bailey evened up the game and sent it into overtime.

 

Roberto Luongo made 23 saves for his seventh win of the season while Jaroslav Halak was saddled with the shootout loss.

 

 

DALLAS 3 VANCOUVER 2 (Shootout)

Antti Niemi was perfect in the shootout and managed to make 34 saves to lead the Stars to a 3-2 shootout win over Vancouver.

 

Three of the four goals were scored on the power play as Jamie Benn and Jason Spezza scored for Dallas while Henrik Sedin replied for Vancouver.

 

Twin brother Daniel Sedin had the only even strength goal in the game.

 

Ryan Miller stopped 23 shots and was sensational during the overtime but Tyler Seguin beat him in the shootout.

 

ARIZONA 2 CALGARY 1 (overtime)  


Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the overtime winner to give the Coyotes a 2-1 win over Calgary who lost for the first time in the overtime.

 

Mike Smith stopped 25 shots to pick up his 10th win of the season as he has lost five. The Coyotes vaulted over Vancouver into eighth place in the Western Conference standings.

 

Martin Hanzal with his fifth of the season (tying Ekman-Larsson) opened the scoring for Arizona. Mark Giordano scored on the power play and it was also his fifth of the season.

 

Karri Ramo made 18 saves in taking the overtime loss.

 

NIGHTLY LEADERS

 

GOALS

Iiro Pakarinen 2

 

ASSISTS

Brent Seabrook 3

Claude Giroux 2

John Carlson 2

Evgeny Kuznetsov 2

Henrik Zetterberg 2

Marek Zidlicky 2

Patrick Sharp 2

 

SHOTS

Michael Del Zotto 7

Craig Smith 7

Lee Stempniak 7

Jamie Benn 7

 

HITS

T.J. Oshie 8

Radko Gudas 6

Derek MacKenzie 6

 

PENALTY MINUTES

Dylan McIlrath 17

Evgeni Malkin 9

Jamie Benn 6

Connor Murphy 6

 

PLUS /MINUS

Josh Gorges +3

Rasmus Ristolainen +3

 

BLOCKS

Nick Schultz 4

Gabriel Bourque 4

Karl Alzner 4

Carl Hagelin 4

Carlo Colaiacovo 4

Niklas Kronwall 4

Aaron Ekblad 4

Jordie Benn 4

 

PLUS/MINUS

Jordan Staal -3

Joakim Norstrom -3

Michael Finewax

Michael Finewax is entering his 16th season as the Senior Hockey Writer and Editor for Rotoworld. You can follow him on Twitter @mfinewaxhockey.