MONTREAL (AP) — Brendan Gallagher and Artturi Lehkonen each had a goal and an assist and the Montreal Canadiens returned from lengthy break and beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Montreal was playing for the first time since March 20. Two days later, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Joel Armia went on the NHL’s COVID list. As a result, the Canadiens had four games postponed —- three with Edmonton and another against Ottawa.
Tomas Tatar also scored for Montreal (15-8-9). Carey Price stopped 16 shots for the shutout, his first of the season and the 49th of his career.
Mikko Koskinen finished with 28 saves in the loss.
NEW YORK (AP) — Artemi Panarin had a goal and two assists and the Rangers scored five unanswered goals to beat Washington.
Kaapo Kakko, Adam Fox, Filip Chytil, and Pavel Buchnevich also scored for the Rangers. Igor Shesterkin made 30 saves, improving to 3-0-0 in his career against Washington.
T.J. Oshie and Nic Dowd scored for the Capitals, who lost for just the third time in 17 games. Two of those losses have come at the hands of the Rangers. Vitek Vanecek made 22 saves.
PANTHERS 4, RED WINGS 1
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Carter Verhaeghe scored two goals to lift Florida over Detroit.
Brett Connolly scored his 100th NHL goal and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored for the Panthers, who have won three straight games. Sergei Bobrovsky made 35 saves.
Filip Zadina scored for the Red Wings. Calvin Pickard allowed three goals on eight shots before being replaced by Thomas Greiss, who stopped 24 shots. The Red Wings have lost six consecutive road games.