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Sport Eller's goal completes Capitals' stunning OT win over Sharks

04:25  06 january  2020
04:25  06 january  2020 Source:   ap.org

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Eller also assisted Jakub Vrana’ s second goal of the game inside the final minute. Evander Kane had his third career hat trick for San Jose, which never Game notes Kane scored all three goals in one period in both of his hat tricks this season. He scored three times in the first period of 5-2 win over the

Eller ' s goal completes Capitals ' stunning OT win over Sharks . Washington Capitals San Jose Sharks . After Kane completed his hat trick, Vrana scored his first on Oshie's feed across the crease with just over a minute remaining in the second period.

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WASHINGTON (AP) Lars Eller scored with 2:59 remaining in overtime after the Washington Capitals rallied from two goals down in the final minute of regulation, completing a stunning 5-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.

T.J. Oshie tied it with 14.2 seconds left, and Eller also assisted Jakub Vrana's second goal of the game inside the final minute.

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Eller ' s goal completes Capitals ' stunning OT win over Sharks . Lars Eller scored with 2:59 remaining in overtime after the Washington Capitals rallied from two goals down in the final minute of regulation, completing a stunning 5-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.

Nathan Gerbe hooked Lars Eller with the Columbus Blue Jackets desperately trying to clear their zone, a transgression that, as things turned out, only Skating with a four-on-three power play, the Capitals sent a barrage at Blue Jackets netminder Joonas Korpisalo. T.J. Oshie, a threat to score most of the

Evander Kane had his third career hat trick for San Jose, which never trailed before Eller's winner. Logan Couture also scored for the Sharks.

Nic Dowd had a second-period goal for Washington. Braden Holtby made 25 saves to snap a three-game losing streak in net and picked up an assist on Eller's decisive goal, pushing the puck up ice to John Carlson.

LIGHTNING 3, HURRICANES 1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist, Nikita Kucherov had two assists and Tampa Bay got its seventh straight victory.

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots and Mitchell Stephens and Brayden Point also scored for the Lightning.

Andrei Svechnikov scored for Carolina, which lost its second straight and fell to 2-2 on its seven-game homestand.

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Eller ' s goal completes Capitals ' stunning OT win over Sharks . Lars Eller scored with 2:59 remaining in overtime after the Washington Capitals rallied from two goals down in the final minute of regulation, completing a stunning 5-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.

Eller ' s goal completes Capitals ' stunning OT win over Sharks . Lars Eller scored with 2:59 remaining in overtime after the Washington Capitals rallied from two goals down in the final minute of regulation, completing a stunning 5-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.

PANTHERS 4, PENGUINS 1

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist, rookie Chris Driedger stopped 31 shots and Florida ended an eight-game losing streak on Pittsburgh ice.

Brett Connolly scored his 16th of the season for the Panthers, Frank Vatrano had his ninth and Evgenii Dadonov added an empty-netter for his 18th. Florida bounced back from a loss to Buffalo on Saturday by winning in Pittsburgh for the first time since Jan. 20, 2014.

Jared McCann scored his 11th for Pittsburgh. Tristan Jarry finished with 31 saves, but the Penguins looked out of gas at times while playing for the third time in four nights.

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