Lightning wins 3-2, ending 8-game streak with at least one point for the Capitals | Kraken
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Andrei Vasilevskiy made 31 saves, Anthony Cirelli had one goal and two assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Washington 3-2 on Monday night, ending the eight-streak consecutive games with the opening point of the Capitals season.
Alex Killorn and Brayden Point also scored for Tampa Bay, and Taylor Raddysh collected his first point in the NHL assisting on Point’s goal.
Brett Leason scored his first NHL goal and Conor Sheary also scored for the Capitals, who posted a 5-0-3 record. Vitek Vanecek stopped 23 shots.
Washington star Alex Ovechkin ended his eight-game streak with at least one point (nine goals, six assists). It remains two goals to tie Brett Hull (741) for fourth place all-time.
CHICAGO (AP) – Patrick Kane scored three goals and one assist on his return to the roster, and Chicago claimed their first win of the season.
Marc-André Fleury made 29 saves in another solid performance as the Blackhawks improved to 1-7-2 in front of a half-full United Center. Brandon Hagel scored twice and captain Jonathan Toews had three assists.
Kane has been ruled out from the previous four games due to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. His seventh hat trick in the regular season earned him 408 career goals, putting him ahead of Steve Larmer for third place on the franchise list. Kane also passed Denis Savard for third place on the Blackhawks’ points list with 1097 points.
Matt Murray made 26 saves for Ottawa in his first game since receiving a knee to the head in a 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers on October 23. Alex Formenton stopped Fleury’s offer for his 68th career shutout with his second of the 1:41 season in the third.