NHL roundup: Sabres past Penguins 4-3 in shootout

Tage Thompson scored twice in regulation, Alex Tuch also had a shootout goal, and the Sabres past Penguins 4-3 in a shootout on Wednesday night for their third consecutive win.

NHL roundup: Sabres past Penguins 4-3 in shootout
Buffalo Sabres right wing Tage Thompson (72) and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87)

Zemgus Girgensons also scored in regulation for the Sabres, who have won five of six in their best stretch of the season. Sabers goaltender Craig Anderson stopped both shooters he faced in the shootout and made 23 saves through regulation and overtime.

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin each had a goal and assist, Kris Letang scored and Bryan Rust had two assists for the Penguins, who had won three straight.

CANUCKS 3, AVALANCHE 1

Brock Boeser and J. T. Miller scored 1:52 apart early in the third period, Bo Horvat added an empty-net goal as the Canucks finished 1-2 against the Avalanche this season.

Nazem Kadri had a power-play goal for the Avs, and Darcy Kuemper made 24 saves.

Miller assisted on Horvat’s empty-netter and has 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists) over his last 17 games.

MAPLE LEAFS 3, DEVILS 2

Pierre Engvall scored a short-handed goal with 4:42 left to lead Toronto over New Jersey.

Engvall moved in on a 2-on-1 rush with Ilya Mikheyev off serving a double minor for high-sticking, delayed, and then fired his 11th goal of the season past Nico Daws.

NHL roundup: Sabres past Penguins 4-3 in shootout
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Pierre Engvall (47)

Ilya Mikheyev also had a short-handed goal for Toronto. Mitchell Marner had the Maple Leafs’ other goal. Nico Hischier produced a goal and an assist for the Devils, and Damon Severson added a goal.

Nico Hischier had a goal and an assist, and Damon Severson also scored for the Devils. Daws stopped 28 shots.

BLACKHAWKS 4, DUCKS 2

Dylan Strome scored the go-ahead goal with 3:50 remaining and Patrick Kane had another big night against Anaheim as Chicago defeated the skidding Ducks. Strome collected his ninth goal in the past nine games, and he also had an assist.

Chicago’s Alex DeBrincat sealed the win on an empty-netter with 1:03 to go, had two points. Taylor Raddysh also scored while Kevin Lankinen made 27 saves for the Blackhawks, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

NHL roundup: Sabres past Penguins 4-3 in shootout

Sam Carrick, playing in his 100th NHL game, scored twice for Anaheim — his first career multigoal game. John Gibson finished with 24 saves for the Ducks, who saw their losing streak reach eight games.

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