Vladimir Tarasenko extended the Philadelphia Flyers’ turmoil with the winning goal in overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory on Wednesday.
Tarasenko took advantage of the space available in overtime to enter the sprinter’s territory without difficulty before shooting at the wrists at the level of the face-off circle to deceive Carter Hart’s alertness to his right at 2:32.
And the Russian striker benefited from the complicity of his teammates on the ice, Philip Schietel and Braden Schneider, in his 13th appearance this season.
The Flyers suffer a fourth straight loss.
In regulation time, the Rangers wasted no time before showing their colours. Barely at 2:51 into the game, Mika Zibanejad completed a stellar run with Tarasenko and Artemy Panarin power play to score his 32nd goal of the season, from the slot.
Zibanejad has a career-high 16 goals against the Flyers, the highest among NHL teams.
The Flyers responded with less than five minutes left in the melee. Owen Tippett managed to slip into the hole and took advantage of a mistake by defender Adam Fox to tie the game with his 18th goal of the season.
Philadelphia returned to the charge midway through the middle period. On possession, Scott Laughton pulled two players to him, before defeating Igor Shesterkin with a perfect wrist shot from a tight angle to give the Flyers the lead for the first time in the game.
Chris Kreider tied the game at 2-2 midway through his third period on the 26th of the season when he blocked a Tarasenko shot past Flyers goaltender Carter Hart.
It was also the 255th career goals scored by Kreider, who comes within one goal of Quebec’s Camille Henry for sixth in Rangers history.
Four non-refundable targets from the stars
The Dallas Stars rallied from a two-goal deficit and scored four unanswered goals to defeat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2.
Miro Heiskanen’s goal at 4:38 of the third period was the game-winning goal for the Stars thanks to assists from Colin Miller and Tyler Seguin.
Former Montreal Canadiens Evgeny Dadonov earned his second point since joining the Stars by colluding 16th season quarterback Seguin on a power play. This second half goal tied the game at 2-2.
Seguin was a hit for the Coyotes by finding the back of the net for the second time in the bottom of game three when he was shorthanded to give the Stars a two-goal lead.
Roope Hintz earned the other for the win, his 26th of the season.
Jason Robertson of the stars is just one point away from 200 career points with an assist.
In the loss came the response from Clayton Keeler, who reached the plateau with 25 goals, and Barrett Hayton, who reached ten goals.
Nick Schmaltz of the Coyotes was unable to hit the target for the fifth straight game.
Eichel gives himself a double against Canes
Thanks to a two-goal scoring performance from Jack Eichel, in particular, the Vegas Golden Knights took the Carolina Hurricanes by storm with a 3-2 win.
While Eichel turned heads with his jersey, Riley Smith also made some friends in Vegas, breaking the deadlock with less than four minutes remaining.
Well served by the outnumbered Michael Amadeo, Smith gave the Golden Knights the lead with 20H Campaign objective. He reached this milestone for the fifth time in his career and first since the 2019-20 season.
Ivan Barbashev got his first point in a Vegas uniform in the win, setting up Eichel’s second goal of the game.
Eshel scored both goals in the second half. Martin Nikas also hit the Hurricanes goal in the middle period, between the two nets of Eichel.
Jordan Staal tied the game in the third period, before seeing Smith play the champs at Camp Vegas.
Adin Hill made 24 saves in the win, while at the other end of the rink Fredrik Andersen allowed three goals on 20 shots.
Wilson takes charge of the ducks
Tom Wilson scored twice, including overtime, to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
In addition to scoring twice in a game for the first time since February 28, 2022, Wilson threw the glove against former Canadian Nathan Beaulieu in the game.
In overtime, Wilson tapped into a pass from TJ Oshie to redirect the puck, which evaded guard John Gibson.
Along with Wilson, it was Martin Vervary who scored the other Capitals goal of the win. The scoring opened midway through the first period.
For the Ducks, Troy Terry and Trevor Zegras hit the mark. Zegras scored in the third period to tie it 2-2 and eventually force overtime. He reached the 20-goal plateau for the second consecutive season. He also added an assist against Terry.
John Klinberg and Dmitry Kulikov were not included in the list of ducks for “commercial” reasons.
Capitals linebacker Nick Jensen did not return for the game after suffering an upper body injury in the first period.
Darcy Comber stopped 21 of 23 shots in the win, while his counterpart Gibson allowed three goals on 39 shots. Gibson has made at least 30 saves in each of his last 10 games.
The Ducks host the Canadians on Friday night in their next game, while the Capitals take on the Sharks on Saturday night.
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