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Karlsson breaks tie, Golden Knights beat Rangers 2-1
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William Karlsson scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to lift the Vegas Golden Knights to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday night.

James Neal also scored and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots to improve to 9-2-1 in front of a season-high 18,234 in attendance.

The Western Conference-leading Golden Knights have the top home record in the NHL at 18-2-1. The expansion team is 9-0-1 in its last 10 at home, including nine straight wins.

 defenseman Deryk Engelland found Jonathan Marchessault with a blueline-to-blueline pass. Marchessault then pushed the puck forward to Reilly Smith,Behind excellent puck movement on the winner, who found Karlsson at the right dot for a one-timer for his team-high 22nd of the season.

 making his 10th appearance of the season,Mika Zibanejad scored for the Rangers and Ondrej Pavelec, finished with 32 saves.

Dan Girardi had a goal and an assist in the first period before blocking a shot above the shoulders in the second period and leaving Tampa Bay's victory over Detroit.

Girardi turned his head to the left when Detroit's Martin Frk took a shot on a power play and the puck appeared to hit the defenseman in the neck. He lay face down on the ice while a doctor evaluated him on the ice and was eventually able to sit up. Girardi later skated slowly off the ice with teammates at his side and walked toward the dressing room. The team confirmed in the second intermission that Girardi would not return to play, adding initial reports were he was OK.

Girardi assisted on Tyler Johnson's goal that put Tampa Bay up 2-0. Yanni Gourde and Nikita Kucherov restored two-goal leads in the second and third periods. Gourde added a second goal of the night late in the game, putting the Lightning ahead 5-2.

Louis Domingue stopped 34 shots for the NHL-leading Lightning. They avoided losing three straight for the first time this season.

 filling in for Jimmy Howard,Detroit had won a season-high four straight. Gustav Nyquist and Justin Abdelkader scored in the second and third period to pull the Red Wings within a goal. Detroit's Petr Mrazek made 19 saves, who was out with a lower-body injury.

Evgeni Malkin got his second goal of the game at 2:51 of overtime to rally Pittsburgh past Boston.

Phil Kessel set up Malkin, who one-timed a shot over Tuukka Rask's pad during a 2-on-1.

Malkin and Kessel scored power-play goals in regulation, Jamie Oleksiak and Riley Sheahan also connected, Kris Letang, and Sidney Crosby had three assists. The Penguins got consecutive victories for the first time since Dec. 1-2 when topped Buffalo twice.

Matt Murray stopped all six shots he faced in relief of Tristan Jarry,Authentic Wayne Simmonds jersey, who made 14 saves on 19 shots before he was pulled after the Bruins' fifth goal.

Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, David Backes,Authentic Claude Giroux jersey, Noel Acciari and Ryan Spponer scored in regulation for Boston. The Bruins lost, but earned a point for the 11th straight game (8-0-3).

Nicklas Backstrom scored at 4:17 of overtime and Alex Ovechkin had a power-play goal and an assist to help Washington beat St. Louis.

Recognizing a change of possession in Washington's end late in overtime, Backstrom headed down ice, received a long pass from T.J. Oshie and beat goalie Carter Hutton for his ninth goal of the season.

Ovechkin tied it at 2 on the power play 8 eight minutes into the third with his 27th goal,Authentic Shayne Gostisbehere jersey, and Lars Eller gave the Capitals the lead with 9:11 left. The lead did not last long, with Carl Gunnarson credited with a goal after his shot into pack of players evaded goaltender Braden Holtby with 4:09 remaining.

Holtby made 30 saves. The Capitals have won four in a row overall and nine consecutive home games.

Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist for the Blues, and Alexander Steen also scored. They have lost two in a row and six of their last seven road games.

Anton Forsberg made 32 saves, and Nick Schmaltz and Alex DeBrincat scored in the first period in Chicago's victory over slumping Edmonton.

Brandon Saad and Jordan Oesterle also scored to help the Blackhawks win at home for the first time since Dec. 17. Jonathan Toews extended his point streak to four games.

It was a busy night on the ice across the National Hockey League on Saturday night with 18 teams in action. In Vegas there is a thing called the 'Grand Salami',Authentic Sidney Crosby jersey, the Salami went way over the total, where you can wager on the total number of goals on any given night from all of the games. On Saturday, 11 of the 18 teams scored three or more goals, with four clubs going for six or more markers. On the flip side, and when that happens you know it was a good night from a fantasy perspective. In fact,adidas Sidney Crosby jersey, it wasn't a banner night for goaltenders, and Saturday featured no shutouts.

Boston's Patrice Bergeron caught fire against the visiting Carolina Hurricanes, potting four goals with an assist and plus-4 rating, while partner in crime Brad Marchand chipped in with four helpers and a plus-4 rating. Those were the two biggest contributors for fantasy owners and DFS players, too. Ottawa's Craig Anderson received plenty of support against the league's highest-scoring offense, but there were many other productive players, the Tampa Bay Lightning. He needed it, as he faced 46 shots in the 6-3 victory.

After having just one multi-goal scorer last Saturday, I did that, it was a fantasy fiesta on this weekend. Hopefully you were able to catch some pucks and didn't waste your day watching that sport with the brown oblong ball. Just kidding, too. 

Sean Couturier's magical season continues, as he bagged two more goals to get him up to 21 goals and 40 points across 41 games. His previous career best in goals was 15, back in 2014-15, and his second goal helped him to a new career best in points, besting his previous highs of 39 set in 2013-14 and 2015-16.

Claude Giroux picked up a goal and three points, his second straight multi-point outing. Since Dec. 6 he has one goal and 10 assists on the man advantage, and a total of three goals with 20 assists over the past 14 games since Dec. 6.

Paul Stastny is starting to show signs of life, picking up a goal and assist in Philadelphia. He has posted two goals, four points and a plus-4 rating in three games since flipping the calendar from 2017 to 2018 after closing out December when no goals and two assists over his final 10 games.

Ivan Barbashev picked up a goal and assist on Saturday. It doubled his overall offensive production, as he entered the game with just one goal and two points over his first 15 outings.

Vladimir Tarasenko picked up two assists and a plus-2 rating for his first multi-point game since Dec. 16, and his best plus-minus rating since also posting a plus-2 back on Nov. 25.

Brian Elliott allowed three goals on 31 shots in a victory against the Blues, his former team. It is his first time with back-to-back wins since rattling off six consecutive wins from Dec. 4-16.

Cam Ward allowed two goals on two shots in just 5:43, getting the quick hook from bench boss Bill Peters in Boston. Scott Darling wasn't much better, adidas Nolan Patrick jersey,coughing up five goals on 28 shots as the Bruins were just too much.

As mentioned above, but they weren't the only ones. David Pastrnak recorded a power-play goal with a pair of assists with a plus-3 rating. Kevan Miller also finished with an assist, Bergeron and Marchand posted big nights, three hits and a plus-4 rating.

On the flip side of those big performances,adidas Shayne Gostisbehere jersey, there were some awful stat lines for the guys in red. Derek Ryan and Jeff Skinner were each scoreless with a minus-5 rating, while Elias Lindholm was blanked with a minus- 4.

Anton Khudobin received all the offensive support he needed in the first few minutes of the first period, allowing just one goal on 28 shots to pick up the victory. He improved to 9-2-3 with a 2.37 goals-against average while posting a .925 save percentage in 15 appearances.

It might be overlooked in the box score, and not the sexiest fantasy stat,adidas Wayne Simmonds jersey, but Sean Kuraly won 10 of his 11 faceoffs.

Both Frederik Andersen and Jacob Markstrom were locked in a goaltender duel in Toronto on Saturday, as both netminders allowed two goals on 36 shots. The game was decided in a shootout, with Tyler Bozak sending the home crowd away happy. Bozak also scored in regulation while winning 11 of his 17 faceoffs.

Auston Matthews has been red hot since returning from a two-week absence due to an upper-body injury. He has six goals and seven points in seven games since returning. The Big Cactus remains on pace for a 40-goal season.

Brock Boeser flicked the switch for the 22nd time, burying a first-period goal to open the scoring in Toronto. He has scored at least one goal in nine of his past 13 outings,adidas Claude Giroux jersey, the potential game winner in overtime, as he has come out of nowhere to lead the team in goals. He nearly had another goal, but he rang it off one post,Authentic Nolan Patrick jersey, it hit the other and never crossed the line. Replay confirmed.

Sam Gagner continues to play well. He posted a power-play goal, giving him four goals with eight points over the past nine outings.

Gagner's marker on the man advantage snapped an 0-for-15 skid on the power play.

Head coach Ken Hitchcock paired Jamie Benn, Alexander Radulov and Tyler Seguin together on the same line and all three scored first-period goals in the impressive home win.

Seguin also chipped in with a pair of assists and a plus-4 rating. Meanwhile, Radulov has 16 goals through 43 games after lighting the lamp 18 times across 76 outings last season as a member of the Montreal Canadiens.

John Klingberg continues to roll right along,Authentic Sidney Crosby jersey, two assist and a plus-4 rating. He has managed two goals and eight points with a plus-9 rating during the impressive stretch, extending his point streak to five games with a goal, while totaling two goals and 15 assists over the past 17 games dating back to Dec. 3.

Al Montoya made his debut with the Oil in the middle of the second period after Cam Talbot was yanked. Montoya allowed just one goal on 14 shots across 35:15 after Talbot was peppered for four goals on 19 shots.

Patrick Maroon was serving the second of a two-game suspension for a nasty hit on Drew Doughty of the Kings on Tuesday.

Julius Honka was thrust into the lineup with Marc Methot (knee) scratched with a sore knee. Honka had a plus-1 rating and a hit in 16:34 of ice time. Methot had just returned Thursday after a 26-game absence due to a knee issue.

The Senators, looked like the top offense in the NHL on this day. Erik Karlsson snapped out of his funk with three assists and a plus-5 rating while also stepping in front of four shots and delivering a hit. He still has just three goals and a minus-15 rating overall, adidas Sidney Crosby jersey,not the Lightning, but he has posted seven helpers over his past five outings.

Ryan Dzingel potted his 12th and 13th goals of the season. Ever since ringing in the new year, Dzingel has been hot, posting at least one goal in each of his three games with a plus-4 rating. He had managed a total of just three markers in his previous 17-game span from Nov. 24 to Dec. 30.

Mark Stone bagged a goal with two helpers and a plus-2 rating in the victory, duplicating his production from Friday's game against San Jose.

Yanni Gourde struck on the power play for the Lightning, giving him his first goal since Dec. 21, also against Ottawa.

Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen each posted a goal with two assists and a plus-1 rating in the victory, while Carl Soderberg scored twice for the home team.

Rantanen has been particularly hot lately, scoring in three straight outings while posting three goals, eight points and a plus-5 rating. He also has at least one point in 11 of the past 12 contests.

Jonathan Bernier stopped 34 of the 36 shots he faced, receiving ample support in place of the injured Semyon Varlamov (lower body). Bernier has filled in admirably since Varlamov went down Tuesday against Winnipeg, rattling off three consecutive victories.

Alex Kerfoot picked up two assists and he was in the middle of a dust-up with Devan Dubnyk in the Minnesota crease.

In a losing effort, serving as the only Wild player to solve Bernier. It was Staal's second two-goal game of 2018 already, Eric Staal bagged his team's only two goals, and he has five two-goal games over his past 18 outings dating back to Nov. 30.
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