Monday in the NHL | Marc-André Fleury ahead of Patrick Roy

Read the reports from January 15 NHL games.



” Finally. It’s crazy to be here now,” Marc-André Fleury told the Minnesota media.

The Quebec goaltender took second place alone in the history of the National Hockey League with a 552e victory, Monday evening. He signed his 74 in passinge career shutout in the Minnesota Wild’s 5-0 win over the New York Islanders.

“I try to work hard every day, do my best and be proud to win, be proud of my team, and what a feeling it is to have the crowd, 18,000 people, chanting your name, Fleury added. I have the chills. What else in life would allow you to experience that? I will cherish this evening for a long time.”

Fleury stopped 21 pucks to pass Patrick Roy in second place. Martin Brodeur is far ahead, with 691 victories. Asked by Michael Russo of The Athletic to know if he was aiming for the top of the rankings, Fleury joked that he “needs 15 more years”.

Nicknamed “Flower” in the United States, the 39-year-old Quebecer received his first encouragement after a short-handed save in the second period when the crowd chanted his name.

The chants in his honor intensified in the final minutes and his teammates mobbed him in the semicircle for hugs after the final whistle.

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“It’s so cool to be a part of the team and play with him,” Jonas Bodin said. He’s probably the best guy I’ve played with on the team. He cares about the team and he’s a good guy. I am very happy for him. It’s really cool to play with a guy like that.”

“He’s an even better guy than a goalie, and that says a lot when you have the second best goalie in the world… so far,” added Mats Zuccarello. We will see. He’s getting younger and younger, so you never know. It’s really special for us to be a part of this. This accomplishment is incredible. »

Joel Eriksson Ek scored two special teams goals to help the Wild end a four-game losing streak. Mats Zuccarello had a goal and an assist. Connor Dewar and Marcus Foligno were the other scorers.

Ilya Sorokin blocked 29 shots in 40 minutes of play for the Islanders. He was starting an 11e consecutive game, a personal mark since his debut in the NHL.

With a three-goal deficit and a second game in as many days, Tuesday against the Jets in Winnipeg, the Islanders sent Kenneth Appleby into the fray in the third period.

In his first appearance in an NHL game in almost six years, Appleby surrendered twice on eight shots.

Crosby scores two goals and the Penguins slow down the Kraken

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Sidney Crosby (87) scored his 24e and 25e goals of the season.

Sidney Crosby scored two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins blanked the Seattle Kraken 3-0 on Monday afternoon.

Tristan Jarry made 22 saves to help the Penguins end the Kraken’s nine-game winning streak, which was a team record.

The Seattle team, which was playing the fourth game of its trip to the East, did not generate much offense against the Penguins and Jarry signed his fifth shutout of the campaign. Drew O’Connor also scored in the victory.

The Kraken was at the heart of a spectacular sequence that propelled the team into the race for the Western Conference playoffs. However, he had to make do without the services of defender Vince Dunn and forwards Matty Beniers and Andre Burakovsky.

Crosby scored his 24e and 25e goals of the season. He now has 576 career goals, which moved him to within one goal of Mark Recchi and 21e rank in NHL history.

Joey Daccord turned away 30 of the 32 pucks directed his way. He had not lost since December 18.

Will Graves, Associated Press

Hat trick for Stone in Golden Knights victory

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Mark Stone (61) and Juuse Saros (74)

Mark Stone scored his first hat trick of the regular season and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Monday.

Stone also scored a hat-trick in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, which the Nevada club won 9-3 against the Florida Panthers to be crowned champions last spring.

Jonathan Marchessault added a goal in an empty net with 17.9 seconds left. It was his 18e net of the countryside.

Chandler Stephenson and Pavel Dorofeyev each had two assists and Logan Thompson made 34 saves in the victory.

Luke Evangelista was the lone scorer for the Predators and Juuse Saros stopped 25 pucks.

The Golden Knights and Predators have won three of their last five outings.

Brendan Brisson, selected at 29e level of the draft in 2020, played a first game in the National Hockey League.

Mark Anderson, Associated Press

A shutout for Swayman against the Devils

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Michael McLeod (20) and Jeremy Swayman (1)

Jeremy Swayman made 31 saves in his third straight start to help the Boston Bruins shut out the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Monday.

Swayman, who was selected for the All-Star Game on Saturday, recorded his third shutout of the season.

David Pastrnak and Charlie Coyle scored, while Trent Frederic added an empty-net goal.

Coyle opened the scoring 30 seconds into the second period with a backhand shot.

Pastrnak doubled the Bruins’ lead on the power play early in the third period.

Brad Marchand had two assists and Pastrnak also had an assist on Coyle’s net. Pastrnak has 61 points this season, which places him third among the NHL’s top scorers.

Frederic completed the scoring with 78 seconds left in regulation.

Nico Daws blocked 33 shots for the Devils.

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press

Alex Killorn plays hero in overtime

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Alex Killorn

Alex Killorn scored in overtime and the Anaheim Ducks erased two two-goal deficits to defeat the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Monday.

Killorn, who had ended a streak of 12 games without a goal earlier in the match, closed the books in the 48e second of the extra period.

Adam Henrique had a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who trailed 2-0 and 4-2 before handing the Panthers a second straight loss. Troy Terry and Jakob Silfverberg also found the back of the net for the Californian squad.

John Gibson added the victory to his record after making 30 saves. Henrique stopped his streak of goalless matches to 11.

Sam Bennett, twice, Sam Reinhart and Carter Verhaeghe made the red light shine for the Panthers. Anthony Stolarz blocked 21 shots.

Reinhart scored in the seventh straight game for the Panthers, who lost captain Aleksander Barkov late in the third period.

Colby Guy, Associated Press

A second shutout for Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen

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Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen blocked all 27 shots for the Sharks.

Ukko-Pekka goaltender Luukkonen stopped 27 shots, Casey Mittelstadt had three points and the Buffalo Sabers blanked the San Jose Sharks 3-0 on Monday.

Luukkonen recorded his second career NHL shutout, and his second this season, to give the Sabers their fifth victory in their last eight games. Mittelstadt, Alex Tuch and Jordan Greenway all scored for the Sabres.

Kaapo Kahkonen made 32 saves in net for the Sharks, who have lost two games in a row and 14 of their last 15 – their only victory during this period was acquired last Thursday, by a score of 3-2, against the Canadian of Montreal.

Mittelstadt opened the scoring at 11:34 of the second period, after taking a veiled shot by Kyle Okposo that couldn’t be stopped by Kankonen. It was his 12e net of the countryside.

Tuch doubled the Sabres’ lead two minutes later on the power play. He accepted Jack Quinn’s pass and fired a one-timer that fooled Kahkonen. Tuch collected his 12e goal of the season, and Mittelstadt was his other accomplice.

Greenway completed the score into an empty net with 3:26 remaining in the game. Mittelstadt got an assist on the sequence.

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Flyers beat Blues 4-2

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Joel Hofer (30) and Tyson Foerster (71)

Owen Tippett scored the game-winner with 5:33 left in regulation and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Monday night.

The Flyers have won their fourth straight game and five of their last six outings.

Tippett scored his 16e campaign net on its 10e shot on goal of the game to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead.

Joel Farabee added an empty-net goal with 53 seconds left.

Scott Laughton and Ryan Poehling also scored in the victory and Carter Hart stopped 28 pucks.

Oskar Sundqvist and Brandon Saad scored the goals for the Blues. Goalkeeper Joel Hofer made 38 saves.

Laughton beat Hofer 1:03 into the second period, ending a 10-game scoreless drought.

Sundqvist found the back of the net on the power play to tie the score late in the period. Brayden Schenn, who competed in a 900e career game in the NHL, picked up an assist on Sundqvist’s net by creating a rebound for his teammate.

Poehling gave the Flyers the lead again with just 6.2 seconds left in the second period.

Saad took advantage of a return of his own shot to make the score 2-2, after 1:18 of play in the third period.

Joe Harris, Associated Press

The Kings return to winning ways by beating the Hurricanes 5-2

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Trevor Moore scored twice and the Los Angeles Kings ended an eight-game losing streak by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Monday.

Phillip Danault, Alex Laferriere and Pierre-Luc Dubois also scored for the Kings, who scored four goals in the third period. The Kings had not won since December 27, against the San Jose Sharks.

David Rittich stopped 30 shots for the Kings. Vladislav Gavrikov, Mikey Anderson, Matt Roy and Danault all had two assists.

Jordan Martinook and Jack Drury scored for the Hurricanes. Antti Raanta blocked 20 pucks, before giving way to Yaniv Perets with 14:14 remaining in regulation. In his NHL debut, Perets knocked back a shot.

Danault’s ninth goal of the season gave the Kings a 2-1 lead, 1:01 into the third period. Laferriere doubled his team’s lead less than two minutes later.

Dubois made it 4-1 with his ninth goal of the campaign.

Martinook scored in three straight games for the first time in his 10-season, 602-game league career.

Bob Sutton, Associated Press


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