NHL roundup: Pens stretch winning streak to 5 – Metro US

NHL roundup: Pens stretch winning streak to 5

Kris Letang scored twice, and Patric Hornqvist had a goal and two assists Friday to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to their fifth straight win, 4-2 over the visiting Dallas Stars.

Jared McCann also scored for the Penguins, who have the longest active winning streak in the NHL.

Goaltender Matt Murray stopped 22 of 24 Stars shots.

John Klingberg had a goal and an assist, and Roope Hintz also scored for Dallas, which has lost five straight and has just one win in nine games. Anton Khudobin made 29 saves.

Capitals 5, Rangers 2

T.J. Oshie scored twice and John Carlson collected three assists to pace host Washington to a victory over New York.

Carlson, who is riding a six-game point streak, has 17 points in just nine games. The defenseman has netted two or more points in six of nine contests. Washington goaltender Braden Holtby made 26 saves to record the win, and captain Alex Ovechkin collected his 1,220th career point to move ahead of Jean Beliveau for 42nd place on the league’s all-time list.

The Rangers have dropped three straight games after opening the season with consecutive victories.

Avalanche 5, Panthers 4 (OT)

Nathan MacKinnon scored with 1:57 left in overtime, and Andre Burakovsky had two goals and added one assist to lead Colorado to a victory in Sunrise, Fla.

Colorado’s other goals were scored by Matt Nieto and Joonas Donskoi. Avalanche goalie Philipp Grubauer made 40 saves — many of them spectacular. Colorado has yet to lose in regulation this season.

Florida’s Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice, tying his career high with eight shots on goal. Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves for the Panthers, who also got goals from Brett Connolly and Frank Vatrano (short-handed).

Blackhawks 3, Blue Jackets 2 (OT)

Jonathan Toews scored on a rebound 46 seconds into overtime to give host Chicago the win over Columbus.

Alex DeBrincat had a goal and an assist, Patrick Kane notched two assists, and Drake Caggiula also scored a goal for Chicago, which won its second straight game after opening the season with three consecutive losses. Blackhawks goalie Robin Lehner finished with 37 saves.

Markus Nutivaara and Pierre-Luc Dubois each scored for Columbus, which had a two-game winning streak snapped. Goaltender Elvis Merzlikins, making just his second career NHL start, finished with 30 saves.

Oilers 2, Red Wings 1

James Neal scored his league-high ninth goal and host Edmonton won for the seventh time in eight games to open the season by edging slumping Detroit.

Ethan Bear scored the other goal for the Oilers, while Darnell Nurse assisted on both tallies. Mikko Koskinen, who stopped a career-high 49 shots in a 6-3 victory over Philadelphia on Wednesday, made 25 saves for Edmonton.

Defenseman Mike Green scored the lone goal for Detroit, but his team lost its fourth straight, including three consecutive games on the road. Jonathan Bernier made 35 saves for Detroit, which had given up five goals in each of its three previous losses during the slide.

Ducks 4, Hurricanes 2

Jakob Silfverberg continued his torrid scoring stretch as Anaheim remained undefeated at home this season with a victory over Carolina.

The 29-year-old right winger has four goals, three assists and a plus-10 rating in the past six games.

Adam Henrique, Troy Terry and Carter Rowney also scored for the Ducks, who built a 4-0 lead less than six minutes into the second period. Goaltender Ryan Miller made 22 saves as Anaheim improved to 4-0-0 at the Honda Center.

–Field Level Media