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Devils win 11th straight, edging Maple Leafs 3-2 in OT

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TORONTO — Yegor Sharangovich scored 57 seconds into overtime, Vitek Vanecek made 25 saves and the New Jersey Devils beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday for their 11th straight victory.

Sharangovich scored his fourth goal of the season on a rebound after Jack Hughes stole the puck, beating goalie Matt Murray.

“We just don’t think about the streak,” Sharangovich said. “We just think about the next game.”

Nico Hischier and Jesper Bratt also scored to help New Jersey improve to 14-3-0. The Devils have won 11 in a row for the third time in franchise history.

“We’re a really good team,” Hischier said. “And we believe in each other. … We’re playing some really good hockey. It’s not going to be easy playing against us.”

New Jersey also snapped an eight-game losing streak against Toronto dating to April 2018 – and won at Scotiabank Arena for the first time since October 2017.

Auston Matthews had a goal and an assist for Toronto, William Nylander also scored and Murray made 30 saves. Mitch Marner added an assist to push his points streak to 11 games, the longest active run in the NHL.

With Murray on the bench for an extra attacker, Nylander tied it with his eighth on a shot that hit Devils defenseman Jonas Siegenathaler with 2:09 left in regulation.

“We get the puck back and you give it right back to them,” Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said. “Can’t happen.”


Devils: At Ottawa on Saturday.

Maple Leafs: Host Buffalo on Saturday night.

Golden Knights beat Maple Leafs 4-3 in OT, win 8th straight

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TORONTO — Reilly Smith scored his second goal of the game 23 seconds into overtime and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 Tuesday night for their eighth straight win.

Jack Eichel and Nicolas Roy also scored for Vegas, which has won 12 of 14 this season. William Karlsson had two assists and Logan Thompson stopped 28 shots.

Timothy Liljegren scored twice and Mitch Marner had a goal and an assist for Toronto, and Erik Kallgren made 16 saves. The Maple Leafs snapped a three-game win streak.

In the extra period, Smith took a breakaway pass from Shea Theodore and roofed a backhand on Kallgren for his seventh of the season.

Vegas finished a sweep of the two-game season series, also beating Toronto 3-1 at home on Oct. 24.

The Maple Leafs trailed 2-1 after 20 minutes, and Kallgren kept them within one in the second period with breakaway stops on Keegan Kolesar, William Carrier and Smith. Marner then tied it with a great individual effort to get his third of the season with 6:10 remaining in the period. It extended his point streak to seven games.

Toronto took its first lead with just over three minutes left as Marner sent a slick no-look ass to Liljegren, and the defenseman got his second of the night – and second of the season.

Marner flipped the puck out of play for a delay-of-game penalty early in the third period, but Kallgren bailed out his teammate with a big stop on Chandler Stephenson.

Toronto got a power play of its own midway through the period, but but Smith scored his sixth on a 2-on-1 short-handed rush with 8:17 to go to tie it.

Vegas opened the scoring 45 seconds into the game after Leafs defenseman Rasmus Sandin turned the puck over at the offensive blue line. Carrier had his ensuing breakaway stopped by Kallgren, but the puck trickled through and the hard-charging Roy was there to deposit it for his fourth.

The Leafs responded at 5:05 when Liljegren took a feed from David Kampf to score his first.

However, after Liljegren’s giveaway, Eichel scored his sixth to move the Golden Knights back ahead with 2:05 left in the opening period.


Kallgren has been pressed into action with both Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov dealing with injuries. Murray is scheduled to take part in Wednesday’s practice – the goaltender’s first on-ice session with the main group since injuring his groin/abductor on Oct. 15.

Samsonov carried the bulk of the load with Murray out, but suffered a knee injury in Saturday’s win against Boston. Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe said Tuesday he is considered week-to-week.


Golden Knights: At Buffalo on Thursday night in the finale of a five-game trip.

Maple Leafs: Host Pittsburgh on Friday night in the second of a three-game homestand.

Maple Leafs goalie Matt Murray sidelined by abductor injury

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TORONTO — Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Matt Murray will miss at least four weeks because of an abductor injury.

Murray was scheduled to start at home against the Ottawa Senators, but left the morning skate in obvious discomfort and was placed on long-term injured reserve. Erik Kallgren was recalled from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League to serve as the backup to Ilya Samsonov.

The Leafs bet big on Murray and Samsonov – two goalies with plenty to prove – in the offseason after letting All-Star Jack Campbell leave in free agency. Murray, who was acquired from Ottawa in July, was in goal in a 4-3 loss at Montreal in the season opener.

Senators sign Tim Stutzle to 8-year, $66.8 million extension

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OTTAWA, Ontario — The Ottawa Senators have locked up another one of their top young players.

Center Tim Stutzle agreed to an eight-year, $66.8 million contract extension, the team announced.

The deal, which carries an average annual value of $8.35 million and kicks in following the 2022-23 season, is the latest move by general manager Pierre Dorion to solidify Ottawa’s core.

Selected No. 3 overall at the 2020 draft with the pick received in the Erik Karlsson trade with the San Jose Sharks, Stutzle has 34 goals and 87 points in 132 NHL games.

The 20-year-old German finished second on the Senators with 58 points (22 goals, 36 assists) in 79 appearances in 2021-22.

The Senators previously signed captain Brady Tkachuk, center Josh Norris, winger Drake Batherson and defenseman Thomas Chabot to long-term deals.

“Tim is a dynamic offensive player who utilizes an exceptional blend of speed and skill to be a consistent difference-maker,” Dorion said in a statement. “He’s electrifying and has quickly become a fan favorite for good reason.”

Ottawa, which has failed to make the playoffs since reaching the 2017 Eastern Conference final and has gone through a major rebuild, made news earlier this summer by acquiring forward Alex DeBrincat in a trade the Chicago Blackhawks and signing veteran forward Claude Giroux in free agency.

The Senators, who finished with 73 points last season, also traded goaltender Matt Murray to the Toronto Maple Leafs before acquiring Cam Talbot from the Minnesota Wild as his replacement.

2022-23 NHL offseason trade tracker

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The offseason has arrived and there are plenty of NHL trades that will go down before the 2022-23 season. Check back here for all of the trades that teams will be making in hopes of improving their chances at winning the 2023 Stanley Cup.

2022 NHL offseason trades

July 16 (Link)

Montreal Canadiens: Mike Matheson, 2023 fourth-round pick
Pittsburgh Penguins: Jeff Petry, Ryan Poehling

July 16 (Link)

New Jersey Devils: John Marino
Pittsburgh Penguins: Ty Smith, 2023 third-round pick

July 13

Ottawa Senators: 2024 second-round pick
Washington Capitals: Connor Brown

July 13 (Link)

Carolina Hurricanes: Max Pacioretty, Dylan Coghlan
Vegas Golden Knights: Future considerations

July 13

New York Rangers: Ty Emberson
Arizona Coyotes: Patrik Nemeth, 2025 second-round pick, conditional 2026 second-round pick

July 13 (Link)

San Jose Sharks: Steven Lorentz, Eetu Mäkiniemi, conditional 2023 third-round pick (SJS retains 33% of Burns’ contract)
Carolina Hurricanes: Brent Burns, Lane Pederson

[NHL free agency tracker 2022: Full list of offseason signings]

July 13

New Jersey Devils: Erik Haula
Boston Bruins: Pavel Zacha

July 12 (Link)

Minnesota Wild: Filip Gustavsson
Ottawa Senators: Cam Talbot

July 11 (Link)

Ottawa Senators: Future considerations
Toronto Maple Leafs: Matt Murray, 2023 third-round pick, 2024 seventh-round pick

July 8

Boston Bruins: 2023 seventh-round pick
Los Angeles Kings: 2022 seventh-round pick

July 8

Florida Panthers: 2022 seventh-round pick
Pittsburgh Penguins: 2023 seventh-round pick

July 8

Arizona Coyotes: 2022 seventh-round pick
San Jose Sharks: 2023 seventh-round pick

July 8

Carolina Hurricanes: 2023 sixth-round pick
Chicago Blackhawks: 2022 sixth-round pick

July 8

Chicago Blackhawks: Liam Gorman
Pittsburgh Penguins: 2022 sixth-round pick

July 8

Columbus Blue Jackets: 2022 fifth-round pick
San Jose Sharks: 2023 fifth-round pick

July 8

Montreal Canadiens: 2023 fourth-round pick
Vegas Golden Knights: 2022 fourth-round pick

July 8

Nashville Predators: 2023 fourth-round pick
Toronto Maple Leafs: 2022 fourth-round pick

July 8

Nashville Predators: John Leonard, 2023 third-round pick
San Jose Sharks: Luke Kunin

July 8

Arizona Coyotes: 2022 third-round pick
Chicago Blackhawks: 2023 third-round pick

July 8

Boston Bruins: 2022 fourth-round pick, 2022 fifth-round pick
Seattle Kraken: 2022 third-round pick

July 8

Los Angeles Kings: 2022 fourth-round pick, 2022 sixth-round pick
Tampa Bay Lightning: 2022 third-round pick

July 8

Toronto Maple Leafs: 2022 third-round pick, 2022 fifth-round pick
Vegas Golden Knights: 2022 third-round pick

July 8 (Link)

Carolina Hurricanes: 2022 fourth-round pick, 2023 conditional third-round pick, 2024 second-round pick
Philadelphia Flyers: Tony DeAngelo, 2022 seventh-round pick

July 7

New Jersey Devils: Vitek Vanecek
Washington Capitals: 2022 second-round pick, 2022 third-round pick

July 7 (Link)

Detroit Red Wings: Ville Husso
St. Louis Blues: 2022 third-round pick

July 7

Arizona Coyotes: Zack Kassian, 2022 first-round pick, 2024 third-round pick, 2025 second-round pick
Edmonton Oilers: 2022 first-round pick

July 7

Chicago Blackhawks: Petr Mrazek, 2022 first-round pick
Toronto Maple Leafs: 2022 second-round pick

July 7

Arizona Coyotes: 2022 first-round pick
San Jose Sharks: 2022 first-round pick, 2022 second-round pick, 2022 second-round pick

July 7 (Link)

Chicago Blackhawks: 2022 first-round pick, 2022 third-round pick
Montreal Canadiens: Kirby Dach

July 7 (Link)

Montreal Canadiens: 2022 first-round pick
New York Islanders: Alexander Romanov, 2022 fourth-round pick

July 7 (Link)

Chicago Blackhawks: 2022 first-round pick, 2022 second-round pick, 2024 third-round pick
Ottawa Senators: Alex DeBrincat

July 7 (Link)

Colorado Avalanche: Alexandar Georgiev
New York Rangers: 2022 third-round pick, 2022 fifth-round pick, 2023 third-round pick

July 3 (Link)

Nashville Predators: Ryan McDonagh
Tampa Bay Lightning: Philippe Myers, Grant Mishmash

June 30

Columbus Blue Jackets: Mathieu Oliver
Nashville Predators: 2022 fourth-round pick

June 29 (Link)

Los Angeles Kings: Kevin Fiala
Minnesota Wild: Brock Faber

June 16 (Link)

Montreal Canadiens: Evgenii Dadonov
Vegas Golden Knights: Shea Weber

June 10 (Link)

Buffalo Sabres: Ben Bishop, 2022 seventh-round pick
Dallas Stars: Future considerations