EDMONTON – Magnus Paajarvi scored the go-ahead goal in the closing minutes as the Edmonton Oilers used a team-record 56 shots to rally from a three-goal deficit and beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4 on Saturday night.
Jordan Eberle and Ales Hemsky each had two goals, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers, who trailed 3-0 and 4-1 before storming back. Edmonton had 23 shots in the opening period, 15 in the second and 18 in the third when they scored three times. The Oilers topped the previous team record of 55 shots against the Minnesota North Stars in 1986.
Cody McLeod, Matt Duchene, Jamie McGinn and John Mitchell had goals for the Avalanche.
MAPLE LEAFS 3, SENATORS 0
TORONTO (AP) — Ben Scrivens stopped 34 shots for his first career shutout and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Ottawa Senators.
Scrivens was making his second straight start since incumbent James Reimer injured a knee in Monday night’s 5-2 win over Philadelphia. The 26-year-old Scrivens has been solid as Reimer’s replacement, stopping 96 of the 100 shots he has faced.
Frazer McLaren, Tyler Bozak and John-Michael Liles scored for Toronto, which earned its fifth win in six games overall.
LIGHTNING 6, PANTHERS 5, OT
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Benoit Pouliot scored two goals, including the winner in overtime, and Tampa Bay ended a six-game losing streak.
Steven Stamkos also scored twice, and Teddy Purcell and Alexander Killorn once each for the Lightning. Anders Lindback made 25 saves.
Purcell’s goal with 11 seconds left in regulation tied it 5 as his shot from the slot hit off the post and into the net. On the winning score, the puck bounced off the end boards and out to Pouliot, who was open in front. His wrist shot went into the net 1:19 into overtime.
Tomas Kopecky and Jonathan Huberdeau scored in the third period to put the Panthers ahead. Jerred Smithson, Jack Skille, and Shawn Matthias also scored, and Jose Theodore stopped 30 shots.
ISLANDERS 5, DEVILS 1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — John Tavares scored three goals and assisted on another to lead the New York Islanders over the New Jersey Devils.
Matt Moulson had a goal and three assists, Michael Grabner scored with 35 seconds left, and Evgeni Nabokov made 30 saves for the Islanders, who beat the Rangers 4-3 in a shootout Thursday night.
The Devils’ lone goal was Marek Zidlicky’s power play slap shot 8:47 into the third. Johan Hedberg made 28 saves for New Jersey, which has lost two of its last three.
CANADIENS 4, FLYERS 1
MONTREAL (AP) — Rookie Brendan Gallagher had a goal and assist before leaving the game with an injury and the Montreal Canadiens downed the Philadelphia Flyers for their third win in a row.
David Desharnais, Tomas Plekanec and Rene Bourque also scored for the Canadiens, who outshot the tired-looking Flyers 29-19. Gallagher left four minutes into the third period after being hit into the boards by Luke Schenn and did not return. There was no immediate word on the injury.
Daniel Briere scored for Philadelphia, which has lost three of its last four games.
COYOTES 5, BLUE JACKETS 3
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Martin Hanzal had two goals and an assist and the Phoenix Coyotes won for the third time in four games.
Hanzal scored the final two goals of the game, the first a rare Phoenix power-play score to break a 3-3 tie with 11:42 to play. He added an empty-net goal with 1:04 remaining. The Coyotes had gone 17 power plays without scoring before Hanzal ended the drought.
Radim Vrbata scored for Phoenix before leaving the game in the second period with a lower body injury. David Moss and Kyle Chipchura also scored for the Coyotes.
Jared Boll, Matt Calvert and Derek MacKenzie scored for Columbus, which has lost five of six.
DUCKS 3, PREDATORS 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nick Bonino and Corey Perry scored in the shootout to give the Anaheim Ducks a win over the Nashville Predators.
The victory was Anaheim’s fourth straight and eighth in its last nine games. Nashville’s loss halted a three-game winning streak.
In the tiebreaker, Anaheim goaltender Viktor Fasth allowed just one of three Nashville shooters to score. He improved to 8-0-0 on the season, with four of those victories coming in shootouts. Pekka Rinne stopped one of Anaheim’s three shootout attempts.
Matt Beleskey and Patrick Maroon had goals for the Ducks in regulation. David Legwand and Shea Weber scored for Nashville.