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NHL: Rangers outscore Bruins in matchup of East's elite

By Sports Desk November 26, 2023

Jimmy Vesey snapped a second-period tie and Chris Kreider had two goals to lift the red-hot New York Rangers to a 7-4 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday in a matchup of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

Kreider scored on the power play and short-handed and Artemi Panarin added a goal and an assist to help the Rangers win for the seventh time in eight games.

New York is 13-1-1 in its last 15 contests and has 15 wins in 19 or fewer games for the first time in franchise history.

Charlie Coyle scored twice for the Bruins, who have allowed 12 goals in losing consecutive games following a 5-0-2 stretch.

Jonathan Quick made 27 saves to improve to 6-0-1 in seven starts with the Rangers. 

 

Copley’s shutout keeps Kings surging

Pheonix Copley needed to make only 18 saves for the shutout and Trevor Moore scored twice as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 for their fifth straight win.

Carl Grundstrom and Trevor Lewis also scored to help the Kings win their ninth in 11 games and improve to 13-3-3 on the season.

Los Angeles allowed just one shot on goal in the first period and surrendered five total goals during the five-game streak.

Montreal dropped to 2-2-0 on its five-game road trip.

 

Flyers' Errson bests Sorokin in shootout

Samuel Errson made 25 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped all four attempts in the shootout as the Philadelphia Flyers overcame Ilya Sorokin’s stellar effort in a 1-0 win over the New York Islanders.

Errson notched his first shutout of the season and second of his career to help the Flyers bounce back from consecutive losses.

Sorokin finished with 40 saves with his only mistake coming on Tyson Foerster’s shootout goal in the fourth round.

This was the sixth time in NHL history where a goaltender recorded a 40-save shutout and suffered a loss. Sorokin was involved in the most recent occurrence on Dec. 19, 2022, at Colorado.

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