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NHL: Islanders rally for overtime win, end Kings' record 11-game road winning streak to open season

By Sports Desk December 10, 2023

Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored just 13 seconds into overtime and the New York Islanders rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Kings on Saturday, ending Los Angeles’ NHL-record season-opening 11-game road winning streak.

The Kings led 2-0 entering the third period but Islanders captain Anders Lee scored twice, including the equaliser with 4:11 left in regulation.

Pageau beat Cam Talbot on a breakaway for his first goal in 14 home games this season.

Ilya Sorokin made 34 saves, with his best coming when he denied Adrian Kempe on a breakaway late in the third period.

New York improved to 4-0-1 in its last five games and has recorded a point in 11 of its last 12 games (7-1-4).

Kempe and Vladislav Gavrikov scored for Los Angeles, which had won three straight and eight of nine overall.

 

Red Wings captain Larkin injured in loss

Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin was injured on a hit from behind in the first period in a 5-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Larkin was face-down and motionless for about a minute after being cross-checked in the back of the head and neck by Ottawa’s Mathieu Joseph. He was eventually able to stand and was hunched over as he was assisted to the locker room.

The team released a statement during the game that Larkin was being evaluated by the medical staff.

Claude Giroux and Vladimir Tarasenko each had a goal and an assist for the Senators, who have won three of four following a three-game skid.

Patrick Kane scored his first goal with the Red Wings in his second game since joining Detroit.

 

Capitals spoil Laviolette’s return

Charlie Lindgren turned aside 31 shots and the Washington Capitals scored three second-period goals I a 4-0 win over the New York Rangers to spoil former coach Peter Laviolette’s return.

Sonny Milano scored in the first period and Anthony Mantha, Tom Wilson and Nicolas Aube-Kubel tallied in the second as Washington snapped a three-game skid.

Laviolette spent three seasons with the Capitals before parting ways with the team in April and joining the Rangers two months later.

New York has lost two straight for the first time this season.

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