WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonny Brodzinski and Jussi Jokinen scored nine seconds apart, Jonathan Quick made 27 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Thursday night for their third consecutive victory.
Marian Gaborik scored twice, including one of two empty-net goals for the Kings. Although Tyler Toffoli’s empty-netter in the final seconds made the score look more lopsided than the game, Los Angeles improved to 12-3-0 against Eastern Conference teams and seems to have solved some problems since losing seven of eight from Nov. 9-24.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored twice for the Capitals, who had won three in a row. Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 25 shots.
STARS 4, BLACKHAWKS 3, OT
CHICAGO (AP) — Mattias Janmark scored his second goal of the game 51 seconds into overtime to lift Dallas over Chicago.
Radek Faksa had a goal and an assist and Remi Elie also scored for the Stars, who have won three straight and five of six. Ben Bishop made 19 saves.
Janmark skated in and beat Corey Crawford over the goaltender’s right shoulder for his sixth of the season, giving the Stars the opener of the home-and-home series between division rivals. Dallas hosts Chicago on Saturday night.
Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, who dropped to 1-1-1 in a seven-day stretch with five games. Alex DeBrincat and Artem Anisimov also scored, and Nick Schmaltz had two assists.
WILD 4, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal scored the go-ahead goal with 7:55 left and tacked on an empty-netter to give Minnesota a win over Vegas.
Mikael Granlund and Jonas Brodin also scored for the Wild, who wrapped up the month with a 4-0-1 record in their last five home games despite a series of sloppy and sluggish performances throughout November.
Brayden McNabb and Jonathan Marchessault each had a goal for the Golden Knights, who took their second straight loss after a five-game winning streak.
Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves for his 10th victory of the season.
CANADIENS 6, RED WINGS 3
DETROIT (AP) — Brendan Gallagher scored twice, and his Montreal teammates added three goals in the second period against struggling Detroit.