Read the reports of the games played Wednesday in the NHL.
Updated yesterday at 11:16 p.m.
Red Wings win 3-1 over Jets
Sam Gagner got his 500and career point in the National Hockey League by scoring shorthanded on Wednesday, and the Detrois Red Wings won 3-1 over the Winnipeg Jets.
Gagner added a second empty-net goal to add to his memorable night. Michael Rasmussen scored at 9:11 of the third period to break a 1-1 tie and put the Wings ahead for good.
This victory will also have a particular flavor to the taste of head coach Jeff Blashill since it is his 200and in career.
Dylan Larkin contributed to the win with two assists as Thomas Greiss stopped 32 shots in front of the Red Wings net (28-34-9).
Mark Scheifele replied for the Jets (33-28-10) who suffered a third straight loss. Connor Hellebuyck blocked 32 shots.
The visitors led 1-0 after one period thanks to the effort of Dylan Larkin, who returned the puck to Gagner near the shorthanded net. The Jets managed to tie the score in the second period and everything held on until Rasmussen’s goal.
Win sealed the Jets’ fate with his 11and of the season in an empty net with less than a minute to go.
Judy Owen, The Canadian Press
Capitals win 4-3 against the Lightning
John Carlson provided two goals and two assists as the Washington Capitals defeated Tampa Bay 4-3 on Wednesday, handing the Lightning their third straight loss.
Carlson scored twice on the power play. He was also an accomplice in the goals of Alexander Ovechkin and Martin Fehervary.
Ovechkin scored a 773and goal, 43 of which have been scored this season.
He became the 21and player in history to reach the milestone of 1400 points, which earned him a standing ovation.
Winning goalkeeper Ilya Samsonov made 25 saves, one more than Andrei Vasilevskiy.
Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup in 2020 and 2021; Washington did it in 2018.
Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh missed his seventh straight game with an upper-body injury.
The Lightning will play again Friday night at home against Boston.
The Capitals will visit the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.
Stephen Whyno, Associated Press
Blues win 4-1 over Kraken
Ville Husso made 27 saves as Robert Thomas, Justin Faulk, Jordan Kyrou and Ryan O’Reilly moved the ropes at the other end of the rink to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-1 win over the Kraken from Seattle on Wednesday night.
The Blues have won three straight and collected at least one point in the standings in their last six games. At the same time, they improved their record to 15-3-3 against teams from the Pacific Division.
Husso, who ousted Jordan Binnington as number one, scored their first win against the Kraken this season. Husso went 13-2-1 at home.
Jordan Eberle was the only one to find the fade for the Kraken who have suffered three losses in their last four games. Chris Driedger made 32 saves in a losing cause.
Thomas continued his excellent offensive streak by scoring a 16and goal this season. A net scored on the power play following a magnificent cross pass from Ivan Barbashev in the middle of the first period. He had at least one point in a seventh straight game. He has four goals and eight assists in those seven games.
Faulk put on his 10and of the season at 7:56 into the second period to become the first Blues defenseman to reach the tenth mark this season.
Eberle brought the Kraken back into the game by jumping on a return shot in front of the net less than two minutes later. Then, Kyrou scored his first goal in 12 games early in the third to make it 3-1.
O’Reilly sealed the game by going 4-1 at the end of the period.
Steve Overbey, Associated Press