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Marchessault’s OT goal lifts Golden Knights past Blues 6-5

By W.G. RAMIREZ | February 14, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zach Sanford had the best game of his young NHL career — even if his thoughts were understandably far from the ice.Sanford scored four goals in St. Louis' 6-5 overtime loss to Las Vegas, the Blues' first game since teammate Jay Bouwmeester...

Caps rally for 3-2 win over Avs, Ovechkin still at 698 goals

By PAT GRAHAM | February 14, 2020

DENVER (AP) — T.J. Oshie's tip with his stick produced the game-winner. It was Nicklas Backstrom's oratory assist that really got the Capitals going.Oshie deflected in the deciding goal with 2:04 remaining and Washington rallied for a 3-2 win over the...

Talbot makes 44 saves, Calgary Flames rout Anaheim Ducks 6-0

February 14, 2020

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mikael Backlund and Mark Jankowski scored two goals apiece, and Cam Talbot made 44 saves for his 21st career shutout in the Flames' 6-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.The Ducks gave up four goals in the first...

Senators snap 6-game winless skid, beat Coyotes 3-2

February 13, 2020

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Marcus Hogberg made 32 saves and the Ottawa Senators snapped a six-game winless streak with a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.Vladislav Namestnikov, Brady Tkachuk and Nick Paul each scored for the Senators,...

Seguin scores as Stars beat Maple Leafs 3-2

February 13, 2020

TORONTO (AP) — The Dallas Stars got off to a fast start in each period — and held on at the very end.Tyler Seguin snapped a 17-game goal drought, Ben Bishop made 27 saves and the Stars beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night."Not the prettiest...

Lightning win 9th straight, top Oilers 3-1

By ERIK ERLENDSSON | February 13, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yanni Gourde scored a short-handed goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 29 saves to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to their ninth straight victory, 3-1 over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.Tampa Bay also won its 10th in a...

Blackwood, Simmonds lead Devils in 4-1 win over Red Wings

By TOM CANAVAN | February 13, 2020

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One good period and a few well-chosen words from interim coach Alain Nasreddine were all the New Jersey Devils needed to get past the struggling Detroit Red Wings.Wayne Simmonds scored twice in a four-goal third period outburst and...

Van Riemsdyk has 3-point game, Flyers beat Panthers 6-2

By PAUL GEREFFI | February 13, 2020

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — James van Riemsdyk had a goal and two assists and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Florida Panthers 6-2 on Thursday night.Robert Hagg, Sean Couturier, Scott Laughton, Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Tyler Pitlick scored for the Flyers. Carter...

Markstrom stops 49 shots, Canucks blank Blackhawks 3-0

February 13, 2020

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jacob Markstrom had a career-high 49 saves as Vancouver Canucks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 Wednesday night after retiring the numbers of retired stars Daniel and Henrik Sedin.Brandon Sutter had a goal and two...

Toffoli, Wagner score in 2nd period, Kings beat Flames 5-3

By JILL PAINTER LOPEZ | February 13, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Toffoli and Austin Wagner scored 39 seconds apart in the second period to give Los Angeles the lead, and the Kings went on to beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Wednesday night.Kurtis MacDermid, Jeff Carter and Sean Walker also...

Pastrnak gets hat trick, Bruins beat Canadiens 4-1

By KYLE HIGHTOWER | February 12, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak has been one of the Bruins' most reliable scorers this season.His latest big night came at the expense of one of Boston's longtime rivals.Pastrnak had his fourth hat trick of the season and the Bruins rolled to their third...

Benn scores 2 goals, gets 3 as Stars beat Hurricanes 4-1

February 12, 2020

DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn didn’t even need to put the puck in the net to complete his sixth career hat trick on Tuesday night.Benn, who scored a goal in each of the first two periods, was awarded his third when the Dallas captain was pulled down while...