Golden Knights 6, Blues 5
LAS VEGAS — Jonathan Marchessault’s power-play goal in overtime lifted the Vegas Golden Knights to a 6-5 victory Thursday night over the St. Louis Blues, who played their first game since Jay Bouwmeester’s medical scare.
The Blues’ game Tuesday night against Anaheim was postponed after the 36-year-old Bouwmeester collapsed on the team’s bench in the first period. A defibrillator was used on the veteran defenseman before he was taken to a hospital, where he continues to undergo tests.
St. Louis, mired in a 2-6-2 slide, hit the ice for the first time since the incident and got off to a fast start with their teammate on their minds, but couldn’t hold off Vegas.
The Golden Knights tied a franchise record with four power-play goals, including two by Marchessault and one each by Max Pacioretty and Nate Schmidt. Pacioretty also had an even-strength goal, as did Alex Tuch.
Sabres 4, Blues Jackets 3, OT
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rookie Victor Olofsson scored his second goal of the game 2:44 into overtime, and Buffalo beat depleted Columbus.
Jack Eichel had a goal and and two assists for Buffalo on a night when the Sabres honored members of their 2000 decade teams as part of the franchise’s season-long 50th anniversary celebrations.
Stars 3, Maple Leafs 2
TORONTO — Tyler Seguin snapped a 17-game goal drought, Ben Bishop made 27 saves and Dallas beat Toronto for its third straight win.
Denis Gurianov and Radek Faksa also scored for Dallas.
Devils 4, Red Wings 1
NEWARK, N.J. — Wayne Simmonds scored twice in a four-goal third period outburst and New Jersey rallied to beat Detroit.
Andy Greene and Jesper Bratt also scored in the four-minute barrage as the Devils posted only their third win (3-20-0) when trailing after two periods.
Lightning 3, Oilers 1
TAMPA, Fla. — Yanni Gourde scored a short-handed goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 29 saves to lift Tampa Bay to its ninth straight victory.
Tampa Bay also won its 10th in a row at home.
Flyers 6, Panthers 2
SUNRISE, Fla. — James van Riemsdyk had a goal and two assists and Philadelphia beat Florida.
Robert Hagg, Sean Couturier, Scott Laughton, Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Tyler Pitlick scored for the Flyers. Carter Hart made 26 saves for his first road win in eight games.
Senators 3, Coyotes 2
OTTAWA, Ontario — Marcus Hogberg made 32 saves and Ottawa snapped a six-game winless streak with a victory over Arizona.
Predators 5, Islanders 0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Craig Smith recorded a hat trick, Juuse Saros made 31 saves and Nashville beat the Islanders.
Rocco Grimaldi had a goal and an assist and Mattias Ekholm also scored for Nashville, which snapped a two-game losing streak.
Rangers 4, Wild 3, SO
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mika Zibanejad scored with 1:06 to play in regulation to forece overtime and scored in the shootout, helping the Rangers erase a two-goal deficit in the third period and beat Minnesota.
Trailing 3-2, New York pulled goalie Alexandar Georgiev with 1:41 remaining for an extra skater and the move paid off when Zibanejad’s 24th goal of the season tied it
Capitals 3, Avalanche 1
DENVER — T.J. Oshie deflected in the winning goal with 2:04 remaining and Washington rallied for a win over Colorado as Alex Ovechkin remained stuck on 698 career goals.
Defenseman Nick Jensen sent a shot into traffic that Oshie got a piece of with his stick, sending it past Philipp Grubauer to help the Capitals break a two-game skid.