(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday’s National Hockey League games:
Rangers 4, Canucks 3 (shootout)
Jimmy Vesey scored the deciding goal in the seventh round of the shootout as the New York Rangers defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Sunday afternoon.
Brock Boeser and Sven Baertschi of the Canucks and Kevin Shattenkirk and Rick Nash of the Rangers also scored during the shootout.
The Rangers have won four in a row and eight straight games at home.
Loui Eriksson, Jake Virtanen and Sam Gagner scored in regulation for the Canucks, who received 17 saves from Jacob Markstrom. New York’s regulation goals came from Jesper Fast, Michael Grabner and Vesey.
Hurricanes 4, Predators 3 (SO)
Carolina was perfect in the shootout, with Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen converting to defeat Nashville.
Craig Smith had tied the game for Nashville with 8:45 remaining in the third period.
Carolina’s Justin Williams scored on a third-period power play to put the Hurricanes ahead with 14:11 left. Carolina also got goals from Josh Jooris and Victor Rask, while Viktor Arvidsson and Mattias Ekholm scored for Nashville.
Oilers 4, Bruins 2
Ryan Strome scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and Edmonton beat Boston.
Strome took a pass from Leon Draisaitl in the high slot 2:07 into the third and fired it past Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask for a 3-2 lead. The Oilers took their sixth straight victory over the Bruins, a streak that stretches back to Nov. 6, 2014.
Draisaitl had a goal and an assist, Adam Larsson and Patrick Maroon also scored, and Cam Talbot made 23 saves for Edmonton. David Pastrnak and David Krejci scored for Boston, and Rask stopped 32 shots.