The Toronto Maple Leafs continued their early season road dominance on Wednesday, collecting a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets to improve to a perfect 5-0-0 in away games this season.
John Tavares scored his seventh goal of the season, converting a pass from Mitchell Marner at the 8:28 mark of the third period after Marner had driven toward Winnipeg’s net. Tavares’ goal was an important momentum changer, as the Jets had scored twice earlier in the period to narrow Toronto’s lead to a single goal.
Kasperi Kapanen, Nazem Kadri and Tyler Ennis also scored for the Leafs. The goal was Ennis’ first of the season and first in a Maple Leafs jersey after playing for the Minnesota Wild last season.
The Jets suffered their first regulation loss on home ice this season, dropping to 5-1-1 in their own arena.
Panthers 3, Islanders 2 (OT)
Mike Hoffman scored a power play goal 33 seconds into overtime to cap a late comeback by Florida, which overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period to edge host New York.
Aleksander Barkov set up the winning goal by winning a faceoff against Valtteri Filppula deep in the Islanders zone. The puck bounced to Keith Yandle, who passed to Hoffman, whose shot sailed past Islanders goalie Robin Lehner with two seconds left on a power play generated when Mathew Barzal was whistled for interference with 1:25 left in regulation.
Frank Vatrano and Evgenii Dadonov scored in the first 11 minutes of the third period for the Panthers, who earned their first non-shootout win of the season. Goalie James Reimer made 20 saves.
Canucks 3, Golden Knights 2 (SO)
Markus Granlund scored in the fourth round of a shootout to give Vancouver a victory over Vegas in Las Vegas.
Granlund came down the slot and fired a wrist shot past Marc-Andre Fleury’s stick side and inside the left post to give the Canucks a fifth win in their last seven games.
Bo Horvat scored both regulation goals for Vancouver. The Canucks defeated the Golden Knights for the first time in team history after losing all four meetings between the teams last season, getting outscored 19-10.
Lightning 1, Avalanche 0
Nikita Kucherov scored on the power play early in the third period, Andrei Vasilevskiy had 22 saves, and Tampa Bay beat Colorado in Denver.
Steven Stamkos had an assist for the Lightning, who have earned at least a point in six consecutive games.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 23 shots for Colorado, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.
—Field Level Media