Sunday Night NHL Scores

indexThere were seven games on the NHL schedule on Sunday, giving sports betting fans plenty of opportunity to make some money on NHL sports betting odds. Here are some of the highlights from Sunday’s games.

Pittsburgh Penguins 6, Washington Capitals 2
The Penguins improved their chances of making the playoffs with an impressive 6-2 win over the Metropolitan Division leading Capitals. After the Capitals tied the game at 2-2 in the 2nd period, the Penguins scored four unanswered goals to win the game.

Tom Kuhnhackl scored a goal and added two assists for the Penguins. Matt Cullen and Trevor Daley added a goal and an assist each, and Sydney Crosby finished the game with two assists.

The impressive win over the team with the best record in the NHL should give Pittsburgh a lot of confidence heading into the playoffs.

Anaheim Ducks 3, Winnipeg Jets 2
The Ducks are four points behind the Los Angeles Kings in the Pacific Division and a win over the Jets helped them keep pace with the Kings, who have won four straight games.

Jakob Silfverberg helped the Ducks get the win by scoring with 58.6 seconds left in overtime. Silfverberg scored on a rebound after Michael Hutchinson stopped him on a breakaway. Anaheim goalie John Gibson stopped 27 shots, while Jamie McGinn and Ryan Kesler each scored a goal for the Ducks.

New Jersey Devils 2, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
Scott Wedgewood stopped 27 shots in his debut for the Devils. Reid Boucher scored the first goal for New Jersey and Devante Smith-Pelly helped Wedgewood get his first career win with a goal in the 3rd period of the game.

Calgary Flames 4, Montreal Canadiens 1
Sean Monahan was the hero of the day for the Flames after scoring two goals and assisting on another in their impressive win over the Canadiens. Dougie Hamilton also played a big role in the win with three assists for Calgary. Johnny Gaudreau and Joe Colborne also contributed with a goal each.

Minnesota Wild 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2
The defending Stanley Cup champions might start their title defense on the road if the team continues playing like this. Chicago was unable to get much going in front of its home crowd before eventually losing in a shootout.

Nino Niederreiter and Erik Haula scored for the Wild in regulation and Charlie Coyle ended the game with a shootout goal.

Colorado Avalanche 3, Edmonton Oilers 2
The Avalanche kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a win over the second worst team in the NHL. Calvin Pickard played well in goal and stopped 26 shots. Blake Comeau, Gabriel Landeskog and Tyson Barrie each scored for the Avalanche. The win by Colorado also eliminated the Oilers from playoff contention.

San Jose Sharks 3, Phoenix Coyotes 0
James Reimer stopped 25 shots to earn his second shutout as a member of the San Jose Sharks. The shutout was the 13th of his career, and it helped San Jose win its fourth game in its last six. With the win, the Sharks find themselves one point behind the Anaheim Ducks for second place in the division, and have a good chance of passing the Ducks before the end of the season.