Barkov outperformed Ole Gonen to claim the exclusive lead with his 189th career goal in his 541st match. He is followed by Jonathan Huberdeau in third place with 171 goals.
Barkov’s net allowed the Panthers to draw 2-2 in the 24th second of play midway through the period. Owen Tibbett gave Florida the lead after just a minute. The Devils, however, responded through Andreas Johnson after 29 seconds of Tibet’s goal celebrations.
After collecting a pass at third base for his side, Dawson Mercer returned to attack when handed to BK Suban who left a shot in the top half to take the score to 4-3 Devils.
Pavel Zacha, T. Smith and Jimmy Vessy added the Devils’ lead in the third game to surprise the first team in the Atlantic section with a second loss in the organization this season.
Spencer Knight struggled against the Cheetah Cage with six goals against 30 shots.
Vladislav Namestnikov scored two goals and did not destroy the Detroit Red Wings after Conor McDavid’s goal to win 4-2.
The wings got off to a good start as Namstnikov gave his side a 2-0 lead. Dylan Larkin added his lead midway through the second half when he took advantage of a poor run from goalkeeper Oilers to push the disc into the back of the net.
Jesse Polgojarvi allowed the Oilers to close the gap by two goals before falling back into the dressing room 35 seconds before the penalty shoot-out. Conor McDavid scored his ninth goal of the season in the 38th minute of the match in the third half to put pressure on the Red Wings.
Alex Nedeljkovic held the fort until the end of the match to finish with 31 saves and Moritz Seder scored with 6 seconds left. Stuart Skinner had 35 pucks past the net Oilers in a loss.
This is only the second loss in 11 games this season for the Alberta side.
Penguins 2 – Black Hawk 3 (Tirs de barrage)
Marc-Andre Fleury closed the door on a penalty shootout and the Chicago Blackhawks halted the return of the Pittsburgh Penguins to win 3-2.
It was the starting night at Camp Hawkes. In the second half, both Jawhar Khaira and Seth Jones scored their first goal for the Chicago team.
The third period, however, belongs to Jeff Carter. The striker scored two goals to equalize the match and impose extra time. His second goal barely beat Fleury in his movement, he moved the net, but the puck was already on his way to finish his run at the back of the goal.
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Both teams had their chances in overtime, but the goalkeepers held their own. Patrick Kane and Alex Deebrinkat managed to face Tristan Gary, but the Hawks missed this golden opportunity.
After the Toews netted and two saves from Fleury in the penalty shootout, DeBrinkat reclaimed the winning goal. The Quebec goalkeeper finished his evening with a total of 42 saves.
Kraken 2 – Golden Knights 4
The Vegas Golden Knights came off strong blocks in the third inning to defeat the Seattle Kraken 4-2.
It was a 2-2 tie after 40 minutes of play, but it only took Shea Theodore 30 seconds to correct the situation. After just 46 seconds, Riley Smith beat Chris Dredger in a powerful game to double the riders’ lead.
The Kraken goalkeeper then caught the eye with a superb glove in front of a powerful shot from Alex Pietrangelo. Thus, the defender was denied his second goal in the match, which lit the red light in the first half in a stadium that escaped Dredger.
Evgeny Dadonov was the other scorer of the Musketeers. Jordan Eberley and Yanni Gord scored for Seattle.
Blues 3 – Jets 2 (penalty kicks)
St. Louis Blues can thank goalkeeper Jordan Bennington for their 3-2 penalty shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets.
The goalkeeper made 39 saves and was perfect in the penalty shootout. Ryan O’Reilly was the only scorer in this session with an impressive backhand trick that beat Connor Hellebuyck.
Pavel Bukhnevich scored the blues in the first period in the power game. He was a partner in the second goal himself, which was scored by Jordan Kerro.
On the Jets side, Neil Bionic and Kyle Connor rattled the ropes. For Connor, this was his ninth goal in the campaign.
The Calgary Flames saw their streak of play with at least one stop at 10 in a 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks.
Alexander Barabanov opened the scoring in the 47th second of play in the middle of the period. Moments later, Milan Lucic has already shaken the ropes for the fifth time this season.
The tie lasted until the third frame when Logan Couture’s throw found its way behind Jacob Markstrom. Thomas Hertel and Jonathan Dahlin added net goals in the desert to complete the score.
Adin Hill was solid in blocking Flames with a total of 37. Meanwhile, Markstrom had a less crowded night with 22 saves on 24 shots.
Ducks 3 – Canucks 2 (Prol.)
Troy Terry continues his stunning start to the season with the goal of winning in overtime with the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
The forward extended his streak earlier in the game by at least one point to 12 thanks to a net help from Cam Fowler in strong play.
Hopefully Isac Lundestrom made it 2-0 in the third game when he rebounded the disc from the Canucks player only to cross the red line.
Vancouver did not give up as GT Miller finished off the lead moments later with a single goal. With 55 seconds left, Elias Peterson beat John Gibson with a fine pitch to send both teams into overtime.
Gibson saved the day for the ducks in overtime with important saves ahead of Bo Horvat and JT Miller.
In a counterattack, Ryan spotted Gettislav Terry, who beat Jaroslav Halek with his ninth goal of the season. Gibson was outstanding in the net with 41 saves while he missed his counterpart three times in 30 shots.
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