NHL Roundup: Bruins extend lead, Knights fall to Kings

Ivan Provorov and Kevin Hayes each had a goal and an assist to help the Philadelphia Fyers make it seven wins a row, after completing a 5-2 win against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Wednesday. With the victory, Flyers have moved to within one point of the Capitals in the Metropolitan Division. The win was secured when Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk got injured in the opening period with a broken right hand after being hit by a shot from Capitals defenceman Jonas Siegenthaler.

Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien will return as coach next season according to general manager Marc Bergevin. Julien, in his second stint as Canadiens coach since replacing Michel Therrien on February 15th, has led Canadiens to the play-offs once since replacing Therrien in 2016/17.

The Boston Bruins extended their lead in the Atlanta Division with a 2-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Tuesday. Brad Marchand and Jake De Brusk were on the score sheet for the Bruins who have won three straight games and are now nine points ahead of the second place Lightning, who are on a downward slide, having now lost five games in their last six games.

Bryan Rust hit a hat trick, and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a season long six game losing streak with a 7-3 win against the Ottawa Senators at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday. Sidney Crosby and Jason Zucker each had a goal and two assists along with four assists from Evgeni Malkin. The win put the Penguins to within a single point of second place Philadelphia Flyers in the Metropolitan Division.

Brendon Gallagher and Joel Armia both had a goal and an assist, as the Montreal Canadiens handed out a 6-2 victory over the New York Islanders at Barclays Centre on Tuesday. It was Islanders fourth straight loss, but despite the setbacks, they remain tied with the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first wild card into the Stanley Cup playoffs from the Eastern Conference.

The Vegas Golden Knights had their eight-game winning streak ended when Calvin Petersen made an NHL record 42 saves for the Los Angeles Kings in their 4-1 victory at T-Mobile Arena on Sunday. Cam Talbot made 38 saves as the Calgary Flames handed the Florida Panthers their seventh consecutive home loss with a 3-0 victory at BB&T Centre on Sunday.

Leon Draisaiti reached 102 points for the season with two goals and an assist for the Edmonton Oilers in their 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Place on Saturday.

Steven Stamkos will be out for between 6-8 weeks, due to a core muscle injury. The Tampa Bay Lightning and Captain had surgery on Monday, with him likely to miss the rest of the regular season but may be available for the play-offs.


The Colorado Avalanche won their eighth straight game on the road and sixth straight overall, with a 3-2 victory against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.

Erik Johnson picked up 1+1 on the night, with Pavel Francouz making 30 saves for the Avalanche whose eight-game road winning streak is the longest in their franchise history.

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