“Tough loss on the road,” coach Mike Budenholzer said. “We’ve just got to keep competing for more of the 48 minutes and stay together . and find a way to win on the road in a tough environment.”
The Hawks led 75-71 after Miles Plumlee’s jumper with 1:28 left in the third quarter.
Porzingis answered with a pair of free throws that sparked an 11-0 run during a four-minute span. It ended with two free throws from Lance Thomas that increased New York’s lead to 82-75 with 10:33 remaining in the fourth.
Of course Cleveland went Cleveland and didn’t even try to block Smith, which forced Kizer to try to scramble to his left almost immediately. Unfortunately for Kizer, Ngakoue wisely decided to stop at the level of the quarterback, which put him in perfect position to take Kizer down.
Logan Shaw had a goal and an assist, and Silfverberg returned from a five-game absence to score the tiebreaking goal late in the second period of the Ducks’ 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.
Mired in a scoring slump, St. Louis forward Vladimir Tarasenko was looking for that lucky bounce.
Tarasenko scored with 36 seconds left in overtime, and the short-handed St. Louis Blues beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Sunday night.
“I think when so many chances and the puck doesn’t go in, you just have to play simple and get that lucky bounce,” Tarasenko said. “But I think overall our line is playing better every game. We’re getting more chances all the time.”