David Pastrnak scored all four goals — giving him six goals in his past four games — as the Boston Bruins beat the visiting Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Monday afternoon in a matchup of teams that entered the day 4-1-0.
Pastrnak struck in each period, including twice in the third, for his first career four-goal performance, while Brad Marchand and Torey Krug each had two assists for the Bruins.
Boston goalie Jaroslav Halak made 30 saves, including several strong stops in Anaheim’s 16-shot second period. John Gibson stopped 19 shots for the Ducks, who got goals from Rickard Rakell and Adam Henrique.
Bruins center David Krejci exited early in the second period with an apparent injury and did not return. Krejci first went to the dressing room late in the first before initially returning for the second.
Wild 2, Senators 0
Minnesota’s Victor Rask scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and Alex Stalock made 26 saves as the Wild won for the first time this season, beating a fellow one-win team, host Ottawa.
Making his first start, Stalock notched his sixth career shutout and first since the 2017-18 season. He appeared in relief against Pittsburgh on Saturday, recording 10 saves on 11 shots.
Minnesota’s defense, usually an excellent unit under the guidance of coach Bruce Boudreau, limited the Senators to 19 shots through the first 40 minutes of play, and Stalock had to make few challenging saves.
Islanders 3, Blues 2 (OT)
Devon Toews scored 1:13 into overtime to cap a frantic late comeback by New York, which edged St. Louis in Uniondale, N.Y.
The Islanders were outshot 17-13 in the first two periods and trailed 2-0 until Brock Nelson scored with 5:31 left in regulation. Anders Lee forced overtime with 26.5 seconds left.
Thomas Greiss made 21 saves for the Islanders, who outshot the Blues 19-6 in third period and overtime. Brayden Schenn scored in the first period and Vladimir Tarasenko scored in the third period for the defending Stanley Cup champion Blues.
Sabers 4, Stars 0
Victor Olofsson had a goal and an assist, and Carter Hutton stopped 25 shots for the 12th shutout of his career to lead Atlantic Division-leading Buffalo past host Dallas.
Sam Reinhart, Jeff Skinner and Marcus Johansson also scored goals and Jack Eichel had two assists for the Sabres, who have opened the season with points in each of their first six games (5-0-1) for the first time since the 2008-09 season.
Olofsson’s goal was his fifth of the season and seventh of his career, all coming on the power play. He is the first player in NHL history to score his first seven goals on the power play.
Panthers 6, Devils 4
Florida, thanks to Noel Acciari’s go-ahead goal with 12:30 left in the third period, rallied from a three-goal deficit to win in Newark, N.J.
Brett Connolly scored his first two goals as a member of the Panthers, who also got goals from Jonathan Huberdeau, MacKenzie Weegar and Evgenii Dadonov. Sergei Bobrovsky made 17 saves to help Florida rally from a 4-1, second-period deficit.
New Jersey’s Taylor Hall, named the NHL’s MVP in 2018, scored his first goal of the season and added an assist. Pavel Zacha had a goal and two assists, and Jesper Bratt and Will Butcher found the net, but the Devils remain winless on the season.
Blackhawks 3, Oilers 1
Patrick Kane, Alex Nylander and Brandon Saad each scored, and Corey Crawford made 27 saves as host Chicago picked up its first win of the season while handing Edmonton its first loss after the Oilers’ historic start.
Saad’s empty-net goal with 32.7 seconds remaining in the third period sealed the outcome for the Blackhawks.
James Neal scored the lone goal for Edmonton, which entered the contest with an NHL-record five consecutive comeback wins to begin the season.
Avalanche 6, Capitals 3
Nazem Kadri had a goal and two assists as Colorado scored four goals on its first five shots in the first period and buried host Washington. Colorado is unbeaten through five games this season.
The Avalanche scored their four goals in a span of 5:43 to knock out Capitals starting goalie Braden Holtby and take an early 4-0 lead. The Avalanche scored on their first three shots and wound up going 4-for-5.
Erik Johnson got the first goal at 3:42, and Nikita Zadorov scored at the six-minute mark for a 2-0 lead. Kadri found the net on a rush up the left wing at 7:54, and Colorado stretched the lead to 4-0 when Mikko Rantanen (one goal, two assists) scored on the power play against Holtby’s replacement, Ilya Samsonov.
–Field Level Media