WASHINGTON (AP) — Sam Reinhart scored 15 seconds into overtime and the defending Eastern Conference champion Florida Panthers rallied to beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Wednesday night.
The Panthers, winners of two in a row and three of their last four, entered the third period trailing 3-2 until Evan Rodrigues tied it early in the period.
Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson and captain Aleksander Barkov also scored for the Panthers. Two-time Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky made 25 saves.
The Capitals ended their five-game homestand on a losing note despite two goals from Anthony Mantha, one short-handed score rom Connor McMichael and two assists from Aliaksei Protas. Darcy Kuemper allowed four goals on 25 shots.
Alex Ovechkin remains stuck on two goals, matching his lowest total through 11 games (2008-09) and slowing down his pursuit of Wayne Gretzky’s career record.
KINGS 4, GOLDEN NIGHTS 1
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Adrian Kempe had a goal and an assist and Los Angeles beat Vegas for its fourth win in a row.
Trevor Moore, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Anze Kopitar also scored for the Kings. Cam Talbot made 37 saves and is now tied with two others with a league-leading seven wins.
With the win, the Kings became just the eighth team in league history to win each of their first seven road games to start a season, and the first to accomplish the feat since 2009.
After opening the season with points in their first 12 games, the Golden Knights lost for the second straight time in regulation. William Karlsson scored for the Golden Knights and Adin Hill stopped 29 shots.
SENATORS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 3
TORONTO (AP) — Claude Giroux had two goals and an assist as Ottawa scored three times in the third period to beat Toronto.
Dominik Kubalik also scored twice for Ottawa while Tim Stutzle had a goal and three assists. Jakob Chychrun scored and set up another for the Senators.
Mathieu Joseph added three assists and Joonas Korpisalo made 27 saves.
William Nylander, Tyler Bertuzzi and Nicholas Robertson scored for Toronto. Joseph Woll stopped 21 shots.
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