Mark Stone lifts Senators past Avalanche in Sweden; Holtby gets 200th win
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Mark Stone scored in regulation and again in overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night in the first of two regular-season games in the Swedish capital.
Swedish defenseman Fredrik Claesson and Christopher DiDomenico also scored for the Senators.
Nail Yakupov, Alexander Kerfoot and Nathan MacKinnon scored for Colorado.
Stone scored 59 seconds into overtime for his 11th of the season. MacKinnon tied it for Colorado with 7:07 remaining in regulation.
The capacity crowd of 13,000 spectators at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe cheered loudly for both teams, each led by Swedish captains — Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog and Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson.
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Carlson and T.J. Oshie scored rare home power-play goals, and Braden Holtby became the second-fastest goalie in NHL history to 200 victories in Washington’s win over Pittsburgh.
Holtby stopped 27 of the 28 shots he faced to pick up victory No. 200 in his 319th game, second only to Hall of Famer and six-time Stanley Cup winner Ken Dryden, who did it in 311. The only goal he allowed was credited to Phil Kessel, but went in off Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov.
Chandler Stephenson and Jakub Vrana also scored for Washington.
PANTHERS 4, SABRES 1
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Roberto Luongo broke a tie with Curtis Joseph for fourth place on the NHL career victory list with 455, making 24 saves in Florida’s win over Buffalo.
Evgenii Dadonov and Aleksander Barkov each had a goal and an assist, and Ian McCoshen and Vincent Trocheck also scored to help the Panthers snap a five-game skid.
Kyle Okposo scored for the Sabres, and Robin Lehner stopped 27 shots.
HURRICANES 3, BLUE JACKETS 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jordan Staal had two goals, Cam Ward made 25 saves and Carolina beat Columbus.
Teuvo Teravainen assisted on each of Staal’s goals, and Brock McGinn got an empty-net goal with 25 seconds left. Brandon Dubinsky scored for Columbus, and Bobrovsky stopped 26 shots.