Montreal is also hoping to have Josh Anderson in the lineup on Saturday.
BOSTON 2 NEW YORK RANGERS 6
The Rangers bounced back from Wednesday’s defeat with a commanding victory over the suddenly struggling Bruins. Boston has been outscored 20-7 during a three-game losing skid. They will look to bounce back on Sunday versus the Rangers.
Ryan Strome was the star of the match with a three-point performance. He posted one goal and two assists to give him two markers and five helpers over a four-game point streak.
Phil Di Giuseppe opened the scoring late in the first period with his first of the season.
Patrice Bergeron got his eighth marker of the year shortly after Strome gave New York a 2-0 lead.
Colin Blackwell’s fourth goal of 2020-21 during a late second-period power play held up as the game winner.
LOS ANGELES 1 MINNESOTA 3
The Wild ended the Kings' six-game win streak and extended their win spree to five straight games in the process. Minnesota currently ranks second in the West Division with 22 points and second in points percentage (.647).
Minnesota scored three goals in the first period and that was enough for the team’s 11th win.
Kirill Kaprizov opened the scoring with his fifth goal of the campaign to stretch his point spree to four straight matches. He has two goals and five helpers during that span.
Talbot blocked 27 shots to post the victory in his first start since February 2.
Jonathan Quick stopped 27 of 30 shots in the loss.
COLORADO 3 ARIZONA 2
The Avalanche avoided a third straight loss on Friday night, while preventing the Coyotes from winning a third consecutive contest.
Phil Kessel got the Coyotes on the board at the 18:24 mark of the third period with his eighth of the season.
Drake Caggiula made it interesting when he scored his first as a member of the Coyotes with just under a minute remaining, but the Avalanche were able to hang on for the victory.
Rantanen and Kessel also registered an assist each in the match for two-point performances.