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NHL roundup: Oilers, Bruins clinch playoff bids By Reuters

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Connor McDavid scored twice and added two assists because the visiting Edmonton Oilers beat the slumping Vancouver Canucks 5-3 on Monday to clinch a berth within the Stanley Cup playoffs.

McDavid, who’s operating away with the league’s point-scoring race, has collected 31 objectives and 91 factors. He has six video games remaining within the common season to achieve the century mark.

Jesse Puljujarvi had a objective and an help and Tyson Barrie and Dominik Kahun additionally scored within the win, and Leon Draisaitl logged two assists. Goaltender Mikko Koskinen stopped 20 pictures for the Oilers.

J.T. Miller collected a objective and an help whereas Nate Schmidt and Brock Boeser contributed objectives for the Canucks. Vancouver obtained a 27-save efficiency from goalie Braden Holtby in its fifth straight loss.

Bruins 3, Devils 0

Tuukka Rask stopped all 20 pictures he confronted as Boston clinched the ultimate playoff spot within the East Division by blanking New Jersey in Newark, N.J.

Nick Ritchie and Patrice Bergeron scored within the second interval and Matt Grzelcyk added a objective late within the third for the Bruins, who’ve made the playoffs in every of the previous 5 seasons and in 12 of the previous 14 seasons.

The shutout was the second of the season and the second in 5 begins for Rask, who additionally blanked the Sabres in a 2-0 win on April 20. Scott Wedgewood made 39 saves for the Devils, whose three-game successful streak was snapped.

Predators 4, Blue Jackets 3 (OT)

Roman Josi scored his second objective of the sport 3:24 into time beyond regulation to guide Nashville previous host Columbus, which squandered Emil Bemstrom’s first profession hat trick.

The Predators led 3-0 after 40 minutes earlier than Bemstrom took over the sport, along with his three third-period objectives representing his first objectives of the season. Elvis Merzlikins made 34 saves for Columbus.

Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen every had a objective and help for the Predators, and Ryan Ellis contributed two assists. Juuse Saros, making his eleventh straight begin in web for the determined Predators, turned away 29 of 32 pictures to document his twentieth win of the season.

Wild 6, Golden Knights 5

Kirill Kaprizov and Jonas Brodin scored 26 seconds aside within the last two minutes to focus on a three-goal third interval as Minnesota rallied previous Vegas in Saint Paul, Minn.

Jonathan Marchessault scored late within the second interval to offer the Golden Knights a 5-3 lead, however Kevin Fiala minimize it to 5-4 on the 10:49 mark within the third, and Kaprizov then tied the sport with a rebound of a Fiala shot with 1:32 left. Brodin adopted with the game-winner 26 seconds later with a knuckling shot by way of site visitors. Cam Talbot completed with 27 saves for the Wild.

Mark Stone and Alec Martinez every had a objective and an help for Vegas, which misplaced for simply the second time within the final 13 video games. Shea Theodore and Alex Tuch additionally scored objectives for Vegas. Robin Lehner stopped 26 of 32 pictures for the Golden Knights.

Panthers 5, Stars 4 (OT)

Aleksander Barkov scored a power-play objective with 2:10 left in time beyond regulation as Florida defeated Dallas at Dawn, Fla.

Tyler Seguin, Dallas’ six-time All-Star middle coming off offseason hip surgical procedure, scored a objective in his season debut to tie the rating 4:06 into the third interval. Barkov then delivered his team-high twenty sixth objective of the season in time beyond regulation for the win. Panthers rookie goalie Spencer Knight made 25 saves to enhance to 4-0-0.

Dallas misplaced its fourth straight sport (0-3-1). Stars goalie Anton Khudobin, who made 11 stops, was pulled within the second interval after permitting 4 objectives. He was changed by Jake Oettinger, who made 27 saves and was excellent till he was overwhelmed by Barkov.

Capitals 6, Rangers 3

Daniel Sprong scored the tiebreaking objective early within the third interval and Washington went on to remove New York from postseason competition.

Nic Dowd, Garnet Hathaway and Tom Wilson every had a objective and an help for Washington, which climbed right into a tie for first place within the East Division with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Conor Sheary collected a objective, Michael Raffl had two assists, and Vitek Vanecek made 23 saves.

Mika Zibanejad scored twice for the Rangers. Kaapo Kakko scored a objective, and Artemi Panarin had two assists earlier than leaving within the second interval with a lower-body damage. Igor Shesterkin made 34 saves.

Hurricanes 5, Blackhawks 2

Sebastian Aho scored three objectives and Carolina defeated Chicago in Raleigh, N.C., extending its factors streak to 11 video games. The Hurricanes personal a league-leading 77 factors, with the Vegas Golden Knights subsequent at 74.

Dougie Hamilton and Martin Necas additionally scored for the Hurricanes. Vincent Trocheck offered two assists whereas Hamilton additionally had an help. Carolina’s Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 15 pictures.

Chicago received objectives from Ian Mitchell and Alex DeBrincat, and Dominik Kubalik collected two assists.

Avalanche 5, Sharks 4 (OT)

Andre Burakovsky scored 41 seconds into time beyond regulation as visiting Colorado roared again from a pair of two-goal deficits to defeat San Jose, eliminating the Sharks from playoff competition.

The Sharks had a 3-1 lead heading into the third interval, however the Avalanche registered three objectives within the last body, together with Nazem Kadri’s game-tying, unassisted objective with 3:39 to play. Mikko Rantanen, Valeri Nichushkin and Gabriel Landeskog additionally scored for the Avalanche.

Evander Kane registered two objectives, Tomas Hertl had a objective and an help whereas Timo Meier collected a objective for the Sharks.

Flyers 7, Penguins 2

Claude Giroux had two objectives and an help as Philadelphia upset visiting Pittsburgh.

Joel Farabee had a objective and two assists, Shayne Gostisbehere had a objective and an help, and Jakub Voracek added three assists for the Flyers, who had misplaced three straight and 4 of 5. Kevin Hayes, Wade Allison and Robert Hagg additionally scored, Travis Konecny had two assists and Philadelphia goaltender Alex Lyon made 35 saves.

Sidney Crosby and Jason Zucker scored for the Penguins. Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith stopped 33 of 37 pictures by way of two intervals. He was changed by Tristan Jarry, who stopped 5 of the seven pictures he confronted.

Sabers 4, Islanders 2

Sam Reinhart recorded the tiebreaking objective with 4:04 left in regulation and 28-year-old Michael Houser made 34 saves in his NHL debut as host Buffalo scored 3 times within the third to rally from two objectives down and snap a nine-game shedding streak to New York.

With the Sabres down 2-1 and fewer than 9 minutes to play in regulation, Rasmus Asplund beat Islanders netminder Semyon Varlamov (36 saves) — whose club-record shutout streak ended at 248 minutes when Tage Thompson scored at 14:04 into the second — for the equalizer with 8:35 to play.

Reinhart deflected in a Rasmus Ristolainen shot from the purpose to offer the hosts their first lead of the night time. Reinhart added an empty-netter shortly after to offer the Sabres their first victory over the Islanders since February 2019.

Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 2 (OT)

Cole Caufield scored his second straight time beyond regulation objective and Montreal got here again to defeat visiting Toronto. Phillip Danault scored within the last minute to tie the sport for the Canadiens.

Tyler Toffoli additionally scored for Montreal whereas Petry and Nick Suzuki every had three assists. Canadiens goalie Jake Allen stopped 27 pictures.

Auston Matthews and Morgan Rielly scored for the Maple Leafs, who had their successful streak finish at 5. Jack Campbell made 20 saves.

Blues 3, Geese 1

Robert Bortuzzo’s first objective of the season proved to be the game-winner as St. Louis defeated visiting Anaheim.

Brayden Schenn and Ryan O’Reilly (NASDAQ:) additionally scored, Justin Faulk had two assists, and Jordan Binnington made 19 saves for the Blues, the fourth-place staff within the West Division.

Ryan Getzlaf scored and John Gibson made 29 saves for the last-place Geese.

Kings 3, Coyotes 2

Anze Kopitar scored a objective and had an help to achieve 999 profession factors as Los Angeles earned a victory in Glendale, Ariz.

Trevor Moore and Alex Iafallo additionally scored objectives for the Kings. Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Fast didn’t take the ice after the second interval due to an upper-body damage. Fast completed with 17 saves. His substitute, Calvin Petersen, stopped 15 shot.

Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun scored objectives for the Coyotes. Arizona goalie Darcy Kuemper recorded 23 saves.

Senators 2, Jets 1

Nikita Zaitsev blasted house the go-ahead objective with 73 seconds remaining night time as Ottawa defeated visiting Winnipeg.

The Senators improved to 7-2-1 of their previous 10 video games. The Jets dropped their seventh consecutive sport — all in regulation.

Ottawa’s Connor Brown notched a short-handed tally and had an help, and goalie Filip Gustavsson made 28 saves on 29 pictures. Winnipeg’s Josh Morrissey tied the sport within the third interval, and goalie Laurent Brossoit stopped 16 of 18 pictures.

–Area Stage Media

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