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NHL: Another three-point game for Tage Thompson; Made 53 saves for Craig Anderson

After notching a hat-trick on Thursday, Taige Thompson had three assists on Friday in the Buffalo Sabers’ 3-1 win over the Florida Panthers.

Thompson fed Jeff Skinner twice as well as Alex Toch.

He now has 78 points in 57 games this season, which puts him tied with Matthew Tkachuk for fourth in NHL scoring. Only Conor McDavid (109 points), Leon Dricetel (87) and Nikita Kocherov (81) have been more prolific since the start of the season.

Veteran Craig Anderson was a genius, tying a personal best with a save performance of 53. At 41 years, 279 days, he is the oldest goaltender in NHL history to stop 50 or more shots in a game.

For the Panthers, Anthony Duclair played his first game of the season after recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered over the summer stretch. He made an assist on the 31st goal of Carter Verhaig.

The Sabers have won four of their last five games. This victory over the Panthers allows them to level with the Florida team, who find themselves in a heated five-team battle for second place in the drafting team standings, and the latter was to allow access to the playoffs.

Nylander gives the Leafs the victory

William Nylander made the difference just over a minute into overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild.

Nylander took the puck from Fredrik Goudreau before heading to the face-off circle to hit a perfect shot that beat Philip Gustafsson. sound 33H The goal of the season snapped the Wild’s four-game winning streak. The Swede also got an assist against David Kampf.

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Ilya Samsonov made 24 saves as the Maple Leafs (36-15-8) earned their fourth win in their last five games.

Brandon Duheme opened the scoring first to give the Wild the lead midway through the first half.

Playing their first game against an opponent provisionally ranked in the playoffs since February 1 against Boston, the Leafs enjoyed a solid second-half play but failed to beat Gustafsson, whose only other appearance against Toronto dates back to May 2021, in a 4-3 overtime win with Ottawa .

The mighty Leafs, who are fifth in the NHL, had another chance with less than eight minutes left, but Minnesota goaltender Nylander came through once.

The Wild then got a strong first game with just under four minutes remaining, but Samsonov and his Toronto teammates held on to power through overtime.

Meanwhile, Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said before the game that guard Matt Murray (ankle) is expected to join the team for practice on Saturday. The 28-year-old has not played since retiring on January 17 after allowing four goals on eight hits in a 5-4 overtime win over Florida.

Tray by Jonathan Quick

Los Angeles Kings scored three goals at 5:34 in 2H Period and that was enough to defeat the New York Islanders.

Philippe Danault, Azur Kaliev and Gabriel Velarde scored to give the Kings 33 pointsH victory this season.

Noah Dobson and Adam Bellick hit the field goal on the other side against Jonathan Quick’s 16-game winning run.

He quickly got 370H The win in the National Hockey League that allows him to beat Tom Barrasso at the age of 19H Rank in NHL history and 3H Rank among American rangers. Ryan Miller (391 wins) and John Vanbiesbroek (374 wins) rounded out the top two.

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Ilya Sorokin stopped 25 pucks for the Islanders, who have won three of their last four games.

Disastrous beginning of the game sinking planes

The Colorado Avalanche scored four goals on its first five shots en route to a 5-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

Avs extended their winning streak to four.

Nathan McKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and JT Comper each had a goal and an assist. McKinnon opened the scoring after just 19 seconds in the first period, good for his 20thH Campaign objective. It was the team’s fastest goal to start a game since it was scored in 11 seconds on October 13, 2018.

Buen Byram and Matt Nieto also scored for Colorado (32-19-5), which is 5-0-1 in the last six games and 12-2-2 in the last 16 games.

Alexander Georgiev made 26 saves in the win, his fourth in a row.

The only hit for the Jets (35-23-1) came from Mason Appleton to tie the score at 1-1. The Canadian lineup is stagnating with just one win in five games.

Connor Helbwick stopped 21 of 26 shots he faced before being replaced by David Ritech to start the third period. Ritesh made 10 saves.

The Avalanche led 4-1 after the first period and 5-1 after the second.

McKinnon opened the scoring for the Avalanche 19 seconds into the game by scoring his 20th goal of the season on a breakaway.

The Jets tied the game at 3:12 on the power play after Appleton deflected a Nate Schmidt shot.

Rantanen made it 2-1 after just 80 seconds with his 37th goal of the season.

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Comfer followed three minutes later and Byram scored to make it 4-1 at 10:58.

The Jets changed their defensive doubles to start the second half, but Nieto pulled in front of the net and caught a pass from Compher to make it 5-1 at 10:59.