Cal Petersen sparkles in win over Vegas

There were a number of finalizings in the NHL on Sunday as the Washington Capitals tattooed defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a two-year offer worth $950,000 per season and the Los Angeles Kings got defenseman Matt Roy’s name on a three-year extension, worth $9.45 million.

Luke Hughes, the 3rd of the Hughes Brothers and a top-ten possibility in the 2021 Draft, suffered a lower-body injury and missed out on Sunday’s video game and is an enigma for a Potential customer Video Game in April in addition to the U18 World Champions.

There were 4 video games in the NHL on Sunday.

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It was the Mackenzie Blackwood of old on Sunday as he returned from an upper-body injury that required him to be a late scratch on Thursday and held the Pittsburgh Penguins to just one objective as he stopped 35 shots in a 2-1 OT win for the Devils.

Blackwood had actually been dropping hard as he had actually quit 3 or more objectives in 9 straight video games and was 1-8-0 throughout that stretch, prior to beating Buffalo Tuesday, quiting 2 objectives on 35 shots.

He won his 2nd straight Sunday and is 7-8-1 with a 2.91 GAA and a .908 conserve portion regardless of the long losing streak.

Jesper Bratt scored the overtime winner for New Jersey. It was just his 2nd objective of the season however he does have 12 helps in 23 contests.

Sami Vatanen opened the scoring for New Jersey as he evened the rating at 1in the 2nd duration.

Sidney Crosby provided Pittsburgh the early 1-0 lead as he scored at the 3:37 mark of the very first however that was all she composed for the Penguins.

Tristan Jarry made 33 conserves however saw his record drop to 12-8-2.

Kris Letang had 6 shots on web for Pittsburgh while Yegor Sharangovich, Bratt and Kyle Palmieri had 5 each for Florida.

Florida and Pittsburgh each stopped working to score in 2 power play chances.


It was the fight of the Floridian titans as the top-two groups in the Central Department clashed and Tampa Bay triumphed 5-3.

The Lightning chose to begin Curtis McElhinney as this was their 5th video game in the last 7 days and Andrei Vasilevskiy had actually currently played 3 times today. McElhinney has actually had problem of late, going 0-2-1 while quiting 11 objectives on only 74 shots in his last 3 starts.

However it was various Sunday as he stopped 29-of-32 shots for his 3rd win of the season and silenced the critics, as least for one day.

Brayden Point and Yanni Gourde blazed a trail for the Lightning as each had an objective and a help. Mathieu Joseph, Alex Killorn and Tyler Johnson with the game-winner on the power play, likewise scored for Tampa Bay.

The Panthers went toe-to-toe with Tampa Bay for the very first 50 minutes as Carter Verhaeghe scored in the very first and Florida included power play objectives from Gustav Forsling in the 2nd and Patric Hornqvist in the 3rd to even the video game at 3.

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped just 19-of-23 shots in taking the loss and seeing his record drop to 12-4-2.

Aleksander Barkov and Blake Coleman each had 2 helps.

Ondrej Palat, Aaron Ekblad, MacKenzie Weegar and Barclay Goodrow all had a set of minors.

Erik Cernak had a help and was a plus-four.

Victor Hedman was held meaningless however was a plus-three.

Ryan McDonagh suffered a lower-body injury in the very first duration and was not able to return for the 2nd and 3rd durations.

Steven Stamkos’ scoring streak was stopped at six-games.


The Vegas Golden Knights were trying to find their 6th straight triumph however encountered the something that ends winning streaks the quickest: a hot goaltender.

Cal Petersen was terrific as he stopped 41 shots to lead the Kings to a 4-1 win over Vegas and raised his record to 6-6-4. He has all the makings of a beginning goaltender and ought to take control of the reins from Jonathan Quick, maybe as quickly as next season. He has a 2.45 GAA and a .926 conserve portion compared to Quick’s 2.97 GAA and .897 save portion.

After a scoreless very first duration, Sean Walker scored his very first of the season. The Golden Knights challenged for goaltender disturbance however the objective counted and Vegas was offered a two-minute small for postponing the video game. The Kings then struck 51 seconds later on with Dustin Brown’s 14th of the season and 8th on the power play, putting Vegas behind the 8 ball.

Tomas Nosek separated Petersen’s nothing quote with just 3:27 left in the 3rd as Vegas handled 24 shots on objective in the last verse however might just beat Petersen the one time.

Jeff Carter with his sixth of the season, finished the scoring.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 conserves and took the loss. He is 16-6-0 this season.

Anze Kopitar had a set of helps and has 29 this season in addition to 8 objectives.

Keegan Kolesar and Austin Watson each got 5 for combating in the 2nd duration.

Jonathan Marchessault had 8 shots on objective while Shea Theodore had 6.

Kurtis MacDermid had 6 hits.

Olli Maatta was hurt in the very first duration and did not return.

Max Pacioretty missed out on the video game with a lower-body injury.

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Calle Jarnkrok scored the shootout winner as Nashville found the Dallas Stars a two-goal lead and roared back to beat destiny 4-3.

It was a huge night for Eeli Tolvanen who scored as soon as and included 2 helps. The previous first-round choice in 2017 was so extremely related to when he entered the NHL a couple of years ago however had actually not developed himself till this season. He has 7 objectives and 12 points in 23 video games.

Destiny left to the 2-0 lead on objectives by Rhett Gardner, his very first profession NHL objective, and Radek Faksa, however Ryan Johansen’s power play objective cut the lead in half as the very first duration ended 2-1.

Ty Dellandrea re-established destiny two-goal lead in the 2nd duration prior to Filip Forsberg’s 11th made it 3-2 heading into the 3rd.

Tolvanen scored the only objective in the 3rd to send it into additional time.

Pekka Rinne turned aside 27-of-30 shots and four-of-five in the shootout to get his 2nd straight win. He is now 8-11-1 this season.

Anton Khudobin got his 2nd straight start of the weekend after locking out Detroit on Saturday. He stopped 19 shots and is 6-8-2 this season.

John Klingberg had 5 shots on objective.



1- by lots of


Aleksander Barkov – 2

Blake Coleman – 2

Anze Kopitar – 2

Eeli Tolvanen – 2

Shots on Objective

Jonathan Marchessault – 8

Shea Theodore – 6

Kris Letang – 6


Kurtis MacDermid – 6

Charge Minutes

Keegan Kolesar – 5

Austin Wagner – 5

Aaron Ekblad – 4

MacKenzie Weegar – 4

Ondrej Palat – 4

Barclay Goodrow – 4

Rapid Eye Movement Pitlick – 4

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.