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PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins‘ rookie forward Zach
Aston-Reese didn’t know he scored the eventual game-winning goal until he was on
the bench.Aston-Reese broke a third-period tie with a power-play goal and the
Penguins beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Thursday night for their 10th
straight home victory.Two nights after scoring his first two NHL
goals Aaron
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, Aston-Reese gave the Penguins the lead at 5:24 of
the period with his first power-play goal. Kris Letang’s point shot through
traffic clipped Aston-Reese’s skate and went between goalie Jonathan Quick’s
pads.Article continues below ...”I heard my name (announced) and I was
surprised,” Aston-Reese said. ”I didn’t even realize it had gone off my foot. My
eyes widened and I just looked at (Letang) on the bench. I wasn’t really
expecting that.”The Penguins’ home streak is the longest since a
franchise-record 13-game run during the 2013-14 season. The Penguins haven’t
lost in Pittsburgh since Jan. 4, a 4-0 setback to Carolina. Pittsburgh has won
eight of 10 overall and 13 of 17.Ryan Reaves scored in the second period, and
Evgeni Malkin added an empty-netter. Matt Murray, playing his 100th NHL game,
stopped 34 shots. Murray is in sole possession of first place for the most wins
in his first 100 games among goalies to debut since 2005-06. He is unbeaten in
regulation in his last eight decisions and won his last six at home.”I think
Matt’s really been locked in the last half dozen games he’s been in the net,”
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. ”An indication that Matt’s on top of his game
is he tends to make the difficult plays look easy. I can see it from the bench,
the comfort level he has in there.”Dion Phaneuf scored a power-play goal in his
Kings debut. Phaneuf and forward Nate Thompson were traded from Ottawa to the
Kings for Marian Gaborik and Nick Shore during the Senators‘ 6-3 loss to
Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.Immigration issues nearly kept Phaneuf from making
his Kings’ debut. If his immigration paperwork didn’t go through in time,
Phaneuf wouldn’t have been eligible to play. He skated on a fourth defense pair
during the morning skate.”The odds were that the immigration stuff wasn’t going
to go through, was what I was told,” Phaneuf said. ”I’m very fortunate that they
were able to get the paperwork done and when I found out, I was pretty excited
about the opportunity to play my first game for this organization.”Quick made 36
saves for the Kings, who have lost three straight games.Reaves opened the
scoring at 6:06 of the second period with a blocker-side wrist shot from the top
of the circle. Reaves said he was inspired by a meeting earlier in the day with
Willie O’Ree, the first African-American player in the National Hockey
League.O’Ree was in attendance Thursday and visited the Penguins after the
team’s morning skate where Reaves caught up with him.”I can’t promise goals, but
I (told O’Ree) I was going to have a good game for him, and hopefully get him
one, and I did,” said Reaves, who is black. ”With Willie O’Ree in the house, it
was pretty special. He’s a pioneer for players like me and it was nice to get
him one.”NOTES: Sidney Crosby has a 10-game home point streak, while Malkin has
points in six straight at home. … Penguins F Patric Hornqvist, who missed his
sixth game with a lower-body injury, was on the ice before Thursday’s morning
skate. … Thompson missed the previous four games with the Senators because of a
lower-body injury. Pittsburgh scratched D Chad Ruhwedel, D Matt Hunwick and F
Teddy Blueger. Los Angeles sat D Paul LaDue, D Kevin Gravel and F Michael
Mersch.UP NEXTKings: At Buffalo on Saturday night.Penguins: Host Toronto on
Saturday night. For all the good things the Nashville Predators did last season
to win the Presidents’ Trophy http://www.floridapanthersteamshops.com/authentic-aleksander-barkov-jersey ,
there was one nagging problem, which they’ve yet to solve in the first three
games of the 2018-19 season.The Predators can’t stay out of the penalty box, and
it came back to bite them Tuesday night in a 3-0 loss to Calgary that spoiled
their home opener. Continued penalty issues could spell doom on Thursday night
when they host the Winnipeg Jets in the teams’ first meeting since a riveting
Western Conference semifinal last spring.After playing a reasonably clean game
with just three minors and one shorthanded situation in the season opener on
Oct. 4 at the New York Rangers, Nashville (2-1-0) drew five minors and had to
kill off four power plays in a 4-3 win Saturday night at the New York
Islanders.Article continues below ...The Predators then took three minors in the
first 25 minutes Tuesday night, and the Flames converted two of those into goals
to set the tone. Forced into chase mode the rest of the way, Nashville couldn’t
solve up-and-down goalie Mike Smith, who was on the up side of a 43-save
shutout.“We did good things, we just couldn’t find a way to score and that was
definitely frustrating,” Predators center Ryan Johansen said. “We wanted to get
the building involved and we were trying, but tonight wasn’t our night.”Nor was
it Nashville’s night the last time it saw Winnipeg, which was on May 10 in Game
7 of a entertaining, back-and-forth series between the league’s two best
regular-season teams. The Jets chased Pekka Rinne with two goals on shots Rinne
badly wanted back, then pulled away in the third period for a 5-1 win that
wrapped up a 4-3 series victory and their first trip to a conference final.While
these aren’t the same teams that skated up and down the Bridgestone Arena ice on
a warm spring night, they’re still mostly intact. And the home crowd is sure to
remember that Winnipeg ended what they presumed would be a run to the Stanley
Cup.“It’ll probably get hyped up more just because of what happened last year,
and I think that’s just the way things go from previous years when teams come
back and they reconnect the next year,” Predators coach Peter Laviolette said.
“There’s always more of a hot button to it, but at the end of the day it’s a new
season.”One that the Jets (2-1-0) have started with great expectations after
their best NHL season. They played their home opener as well on Tuesday night
but unlike Nashville, they sent the home crowd out of the rink in a good mood
after dispatching Los Angeles 2-1.The final score didn’t reflect Winnipeg’s
domination. The Jets owned major advantages in shots on goal (39-17), 5-on-5
shot attempts (56-33) and faceoff wins (37-21).“We generate chances, zone time,
from a certain type of mentality of what pucks we shoot and which ones we
don’t,” Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice said. “When we shoot the ones we want, we’re
able to carry and maintain our speed in the offensive zone.”
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