Video: Nolan Patrick’s first career NHL goal helps spark Flyers comeback


Nolan Patrick has his first career NHL goal, and it came at a pivotal time for the Philadelphia Flyers.

On Tuesday, the Flyers spotted the Nashville Predators a three-goal lead, before roaring back with three goals of their own in just under five minutes late in the second period to tie the game.

Patrick had Philadelphia’s second goal of the night, which was the result of a determined forecheck from Flyers’ forward Dale Weise, who caused the turnover and then passed the puck in front for Patrick to blast home.

WATCH LIVE: Golden Knights host Coyotes in inaugural home opener

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The Vegas Golden Knights will make history Tuesday, with their inaugural home opener at T-Mobile Arena. They’ll face the Arizona Coyotes, who are still searching for their first win of the new season.

More importantly, it can provide an opportunity for the Golden Knights to boost the spirits of the community in the wake of the deadly mass shooting earlier this month.

You can catch tonight’s game on NBCSN (10 p.m. ET) or online via the live stream.


Here are some links to check out for tonight’s game:

More than anything, Vegas Golden Knights home debut is chance to heal

‘We’re part of Las Vegas’ — Golden Knights trying to boost community after shooting

Golden Knights, NHL team up to donate $300K for ‘Vegas United’

Coyotes send top prospect Strome back to junior

Video: DeBrincat scores first career NHL goal with quick blast on Price

Alex DeBrincat has his first career NHL goal.

After cracking the Blackhawks lineup out of training camp and suiting up in the first three regular season games, the 19-year-old forward blasted a one-timer past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price late in the first period of Tuesday’s contest.

That goal tied the game. Chicago took the lead 19 seconds later on Brandon Saad‘s fifth goal of the season.

DeBrincat has recorded lofty scoring totals in junior, helping to make him a second-round pick in 2016. He may be undersized in some sense, standing only 5-foot-7 tall, but with his skill, he impressed Chicago’s coaching staff during training camp and earned a spot on the opening night roster.

Blackhawks scratch Connor Murphy versus Habs

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The Chicago Blackhawks play the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, and they will not have Connor Murphy in the lineup.

According to Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times, Murphy is a healthy scratch for this game. He’s appeared in three games for the Blackhawks, his new team, this season, averaging just over 16 minutes per night, which is below his career average of 18:44.

This summer, the Blackhawks acquired the 24-year-old Murphy from the Arizona Coyotes but had to part with veteran blue liner Niklas Hjalmarsson, a key member of the organization’s three Stanley Cup wins, as part of the deal. That’s a significant move for Chicago.

Murphy, a right-shooting blue liner, is in the second year of a six-year, $23.1 million contract, which he signed with Arizona. That deal carries an annual cap hit of $3.85 million, so the organization would certainly like him to become a key member of the Blackhawks defense going forward. So far, he has zero points in three games and is sporting a Corsi For rating of 32.7 per cent, per Hockey Reference.

Chicago’s lineup versus the Habs includes Cody Franson, who initially joined the club on a PTO, and right-shooting Czech defenseman Jan Rutta. This isn’t an ideal start for Murphy as a member of the Blackhawks, though it is only the fourth game of the season, too.

Bolts storm back to defeat Capitals in overtime


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Lightning shut down the NHL’s top scorer and rallied from a two-goal deficit for a quality win.

Brayden Point scored on a power play in overtime, Tampa Bay held high-scoring Alex Ovechkin pointless and the Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Monday night.

“The team that deserved to win won tonight,” Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. “We were a determined group.”

Point redirected Nikita Kucherov‘s shot at 3:08 that came after the Capitals were assessed a too many men on the ice penalty.

Ovechkin entered with seven goals in Washington’s first two games this season.

Tampa Bay also got goals from Alex Killorn, Chris Kunitz and Kucherov, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves.

T.J. Oshie had two goals and an assist, while Nicklas Backstrom added a goal and two assists for the Capitals. Philipp Grubauer stopped 36 shots in his first game of the season.

“The good and bad is, I thought we could have left here with two points and are leaving here with one,” Washington coach Barry Trotz said.

Kucherov tied it at three on an in-close backhander at 10:46 of the third.

Ovechkin had three goals in the third period in Thursday’s opening night win at Ottawa, then matched the feat while helping chase Montreal goalie Carey Price in the first period Saturday. He added his fourth goal in the second period against Al Montoya.

Ovechkin, bidding to become the first NHL player to have a hat trick in three consecutive games, had a power-play scoring chance from the left circle in the second turned aside by Vasilevskiy. He finished with four shots and was a minus-2

Backstrom and Oshie, on a power play deflection from the slot, scored 1:23 apart late in the first as Washington took a 2-0 lead.

After Killorn and Oshie, with the man advantage, traded goals early in the second, Kunitz’s redirection cut the deficit to 3-2 with 1:51 left in the period.

“A good building block for our team,” Kunitz said.

Grubauer made several strong saves, including Steven Stamkos‘ left circle drive, during an early third period power play.

Vasilevskiy stopped a first-period breakaway by Evgeny Kuznetsov, who got his eighth assist on Oshie’s second goal.

“We had a couple chances to make it 4-1 and we didn’t,” Trotz said. “They just chipped away.”