Knights Top Capitals
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Tuch scored the go-ahead goal with 5:12 remaining and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3 Sunday in a matchup of division leaders.
The Knights rallied three times from one-goal deficits before Tuch’s shot from in close. Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer tied to corral the loose puck, but knocked it into the net with his catching hand. Washington challenged the play for goaltender interference, but the goal stood.
Marc-Andre Fleury, who had consecutive shutouts versus Washington coming in, stopped 20 shots.
Ryan Carpenter had a goal and an assist for the Golden Knights, leaders of the Pacific Division. Jonathan Marchessault and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare each had two assists, and Tuch also had an assist.
Matt Niskanen had a goal and an assist for Washington. Chandler Stephenson scored his third goal in his last three games after netting two in his first 36.
Grubauer had 27 saves.
Sharks 3, Hurricanes 1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brent Burns had a goal and an assist, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Sunday.
Timo Meier and Chris Tierney scored, and Aaron Dell stopped 29 shots for this first win in two weeks. The Sharks never trailed as they won their second straight following a four-game losing streak.
Sebastain Aho scored for the Hurricanes, who missed a chance to move into sole possession of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot. Cam Ward made 23 saves and saw his personal three-game win streak snapped.
Canadiens 4, Senators 1
MONTREAL (AP) — Artturi Lehkonen broke out of a 24-game scoring slump with a pair of goals as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Sunday.
Lehkonen had not scored since he had two goals on Oct. 30 in an 8-3 win over the Senators in Ottawa.
Jeff Petry, with his third goal in two games, and Tomas Plekanec also scored for the Canadiens, who were coming off a win over Anaheim on Saturday.
Mike Hoffman scored for the Senators, who had won their previous two games, including a shootout victory Saturday in Philadelphia.
Montreal outshot Ottawa 35-26.
After a listless opening period for both teams, Hoffman opened the scoring 2:05 into the second when he picked off a soft David Schlemko pass at the Montreal blue line and beat Carey Price with a wrist shot from the slot.
The Canadiens scored twice after Mark Borowiecki was sent off for hooking, followed 34 seconds later by a double high-sticking call on Erik Karlsson.
Petry scored on a blast from the right circle at 6:16. Lehkonen took a Nikita Scherbak pass and lifted the puck over Mike Condon at the side of the net about a minute and a half later.
Plekanec, for his 600th career point, made a back pass to a wide open Lehkonen for a goal into an open net with 1:18 left in the period. With 3:03 remaining in the game, Thomas Chabot had a pass attempt slide off the heel of his stick and go right to Plekanec alone in from of Condon for an easy goal.
Plekanec is the 13th Canadien to reach 600 points.