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Luongo finished with 29 saves.Barbashev got the Blues on the scoreboard at 1:28 as he scored from the slot to tie the score 1-1.Perron put St. Louis ahead just 11 seconds later as Jaden Schwartz intercepted Mike Matheson’s pass and sent it to Perron, who scored on a one-timer from the right circle.Perron’s second goal, also on an assist by Schwartz, came when the puck deflected in off Florida’s Frank Vatrano at 11:12 to make it 3-1.“He’s a good player [url=http://www.officialhockeyrangersshop.com/authentic-adidas-marc-staal-jersey]http://www.officialhockeyrangersshop.com/authentic-adidas-marc-staal-jersey[/url] ,” Perron said about Schwartz. “He makes good plays.”The Panthers tied it with two goals 1:28 apart. Just 34 seconds after Perron put the Blues up by two, Weegar got his first of the season from inside the right circle. Hoffman tied it from in front with 6:46 remaining.The Blues took a timeout and regrouped.“It’s always important never to panic,” Perron said. “Always. We’ve done that too much this year.”The Panthers went ahead 1-0 when Dadonov scored with 4 1/2 minutes left in the first period. It was Dadonov’s fifth goal in his last seven games.The Blues failed to score on two power-play chances in the first period. St. Louis went on a 4-minute power play just 29 seconds into the game and recorded just one shot on goal. Later in the period, St. Louis had another power play and had just one shot on goal.St. Louis had a goal waved off at the 5:37 mark of the first. From outside the blue line, Robert Bartuzzo fired in a pass to go around the net. The puck hit referee Tim Peel, who was in the corner. The puck bounced toward the goal and slipped in past Luongo’s skate. However, it was ruled no goal because it hit the official. Referee Furman South made the ruling according to Rule 78.5 under disallowed goals.Peel left the ice. He returned at the beginning of the second period.“I didn’t know the rule obviously,” Bartuzzo said. “I threw my hands in the air. I felt bad. Anytime you hit a ref, it’s tough on them. I apologized to him in the second period. He’s a good guy. Maybe I’ll buy him a dinner sometime.”NOTES: Schwartz returned for the Blues after missing the last 11 games. He was out after getting hit in the hand and breaking a finger by a shot from teammate Vladimir Tarasenko on Nov. 16 at Las Vegas. … St. Louis got its first win this season when trailing after two periods. St. Louis was 0-12-2 previously. … The Blues called up G Jordan Binnington from San Antonio of the AHL. Backup Chad Johnson was claimed off waivers by Anaheim. Binnington is 8-4-0 this season in San Antonio and he has appeared in just one NHL game. … Blues D Chris Butler played in his 400th career game on Tuesday. … This was the first of two meetings between the Blues and Panthers this season. 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CHICAGO (AP) — Alex DeBrincat had the best game of his career, and the Chicago Blackhawks needed all of his production.DeBrincat had three goals and two assists, and the Blackhawks held on to beat the Ottawa Senators 8-7 on Monday night for their ninth win in 11 games.The five points for the 21-year-old set a career high, and his fourth NHL hat trick gave him 32 goals in his second season.“High-scoring affair, obviously,” DeBrincat said. “It’s a pretty crazy game, more like a summer hockey game. But we got the win so we’ll move on from here.”DeBrincat continues to thrive on a line with Dylan Strome, his former juniors teammate. He has six goals and six assists in his last six games and points in 11 of his last 12.“They’re giving me the puck a lot in each game, so all I have to do is bear down and put it in the net,” DeBrincat said.Patrick Kane scored his 36th goal and added two assists to extend his point streak to 18 games — with 14 goals and 26 assists during the stretch— the longest by a player in the NHL this season. 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We found a way.”Colin White had two goals and an assist, Thomas Chabot scored twice, and Mark Stone, Bobby Ryan and Rudolfs Balcers also had goals for NHL-worst Ottawa, which lost for the eighth time in its last 11.“I’ve seen a lot of weird games, and that’s one of them,” Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said. “It’s definitely not one of those games you spend a long time watching video on.”The Blackhawks led 5-4 after a wild first period loaded with defensive breakdowns and few soft goals. 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Chicago then killed an Ottawa power play over the last 1:40 with the Senators’ Craig Anderson pulled for an extra attacker.Ryan had a power-play goal and Balcers scored even-strength 34 seconds apart to put Ottawa up 2-0 just 2:40 in.DeBrincat tied it at 2-all just 2 1/2 minutes later with a power-play goal and an even-strength tally of his own in a 1:13 span.White’s first goal put the Senators back ahead 3-2 at 7:55 and chased Delia, who faced 10 shots.Kane and Strome connected 46 seconds apart to put Chicago ahead 4-3 with 6:38 left, prompting Boucher send in Anderson.Nilsson gave up the four goals on 12 shots. 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Only Gretzky (23 games in 1990-91) and Adam Oates (18 games in 1992-93.) have had longer such streaks. … The nine goals by both teams in the first period set a Senators team record for combined goal in a period. … Chicago made a minor-league deal before the game, acquiring F Peter Holland from the New York Rangers for D Darren Raddysh. … The Senators are rumored to be shopping pending unrestricted free agents F Matt Duchene, D Stone and F Ryan Dzingel as next Monday’s trade deadline approaches. Scouts from no fewer than nine other NHL teams were in the press box, including two from Winnipeg.UP NEXTSenators: At New Jersey on Thursday night.Blackhawks: At Detroit on Wednesday night.
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If that’s (Matthews), it is an automatic goal right now.”Tavares had a career-high four assists against Detroit — giving him 10 points — and Mitchell Marner and Morgan Rielly each had a goal and an assist. Frederik Andersen made 26 saves.Matthews has scored in five straight games and is one game shy of tying Sweeney Schriner’s 74-year-old team record for most consecutive games at the start of a season with at least one goal. He’s recorded multiple points in all five games.Defenseman Rielly has 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in his first five games, the best five-game start by an NHL defenseman in modern history. The previous high was 11 points by Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins in 1973-74.“I think it’s great for all the guys that are doing some scoring right now,” Leafs coach Mike Babcock told the Toronto Sun. “In the end, though, it’s about winning every night and it doesn’t really matter on our team who does the scoring as long as we score enough to find a way to win. I think the guys have been real good about that.”The last player to record nine goals in the first five games of the season will also be on the ice Saturday night as Washington winger Alex Ovechkin accomplished the feat last season.Ovechkin and company didn’t manage any goals when they suffered their first regulation defeat of the season — 6-0 to the New Jersey Devils Thursday night.Playing the second of back-to-backs, the Stanley Cup champs fell behind early and the Devils poured it on late.“I think it’s going to be like that all season [url=http://www.officialbruinsproonline.com/authentic-adidas-david-pastrnak-jersey]Authentic David Pastrnak Jersey[/url] ,” Washington’s Lars Eller told NBCSportsWashington.com of the Devils’ all-out effort. “Teams are going to want to beat the champs and show their best. 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The Minnesota Wild were left reeling after the trade of a popular teammate.John Gibson made 37 saves for his second shutout of the season, Adam Henrique and Rickard Rakell scored 11 seconds apart in the first period and the re-tooled Ducks snapped a franchise-record 12-game losing streak by beating the Wild 3-0 on Thursday night.Brian Gibbons added his second goal of the season for Anaheim, which made four trades in the previous three days.“I think you lose 12 in a row, you need to change something,” Gibson said. “I’m not saying anything about the guys that moved or anything like that [url=http://www.officialbruinsproonline.com/authentic-adidas-jake-debrusk-jersey]Jake DeBrusk Jersey[/url] , but I think you get new players, you get some new faces, you get some new energy in here and it helped us and we fed off that. 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Pontus Aberg played his first game for the Wild after being acquired from Anaheim for Kloos.“Yeah, a guy was traded mid-afternoon and they find out at 4 o’clock or what have you,” Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau said. “But our job is our job. I mean [url=http://www.officialbruinsproonline.com/authentic-adidas-patrice-bergeron-jersey]Womens Patrice Bergeron Jersey[/url] , we’re professionals. Trades happen. They had six transactions and I didn’t see them worrying about it.”The Ducks started quickly in this one as Henrique scored his eighth goal of the season just 3:57 into the game. Just 11 seconds later, Shore drove the net and had the puck poked away by Stalock. But the loose puck when right to Rakell in front and he had an open net for his ninth goal of the season.Shore was playing his second game with Anaheim since being acquired from Dallas.Gibbons scored less than four minutes later, tipping a shot from the point from defenseman Andy Welinkski and ending Stalock’s night.“Sometimes that’s all it takes,” Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf said. “You get young guys in the lineup and they play with energy and they did their job great tonight.”Dubnyk, the Wild’s All-Star representative, had started 16 of 17 games before Stalock led Minnesota to a win against Los Angeles on Tuesday with 31 saves. Boudreau said Dubnyk was feeling tired and tried to give his top netminder another night off Thursday.“We’ve got to start winning or it’s more stuff like that is going to happen,” Minnesota forward Zach Parise said of the trades. “You never want to be in that position where you’re putting yourself in a spot where they have to make that decision and all of a sudden you have to start getting rid of players. It’s a tough spot to be in and I just hope that we can rebound and climb ourselves back in.”NOTES: Del Zotto and Kloos were scratched for Anaheim. Del Zotto, acquired from Vancouver, isn’t expected to join the team until the current road trip ends on Sunday. … Anaheim F Max Jones made his NHL debut after being recalled a day earlier when Jakob Silfverberg and Ryan Kesler were placed on injured reserve with lower-body injuries. … Both teams were 0 for 4 on the power play and Minnesota has now killed off two of the past 21 opponent power plays. … Thursday represented the first time Stalock has started two straight games since a career-best seven in a row from Dec. 14-27, 2017. … Parise had a career-high 11 shots on goal.UP NEXTDucks: Play at New Jersey on Saturday.Wild: Host Columbus on Saturday.
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It’s been great so far, but we’re not nearly done.”According to his teammates and coach Gerard Gallant, Karlsson’s diligence on the defensive end is what makes him such a special player. It’s not uncommon to see him start plays several passes before he’s on the receiving end of a would-be goal.”I’m impressed by his goals, obviously, and his play offensively, but what people don’t realize is a lot of guys that have so many points are not especially great two-way players, not complete players,” center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare said. ”When there is a goal, often … I mean [url=http://www.islandersfanproshop.com/authentic-nick-leddy-jersey]http://www.islandersfanproshop.com/authentic-nick-leddy-jersey[/url] , five plays before he finishes, he’s the one creating that play because he plays the right way or he’s saying the right stuff. For me, that’s the most impressive part.”Gallant said he knew the type of player he was getting in Karlsson coming into the Knights’ inaugural season. And while Gallant would have never predicted the types of numbers Karlsson has, he’s putting forth the effort Gallant expected to blend well with the likes of Marchessault and Smith.”You look at the line, they’re all high-plus players,” Gallant said. ”They’ve built chemistry all year long. It’s every night these guys are making good plays, and that’s important to our team. We talk about having 20 guys playing every night, and most nights we got it. But when these guys are hot like they are, they make your team go.”Reilly Smith is one of the best two-way players in the league in my opinion. Marchy has had a great year both offensively and defensively. That’s what our team is, we work hard at both ends of the rink and that’s why we’re having success.”— CHICAGO (AP) — After John Tavares went off and Auston Matthews and Patrick Kane staged a memorable duel, Morgan Rielly got the last word on a wild Sunday night.Rielly scored 19 seconds into overtime, Tavares had three goals and the Toronto Maple Leafs spoiled Chicago’s home opener with a 7-6 victory over the Blackhawks.“Top to bottom we had contribution everywhere,” Tavares said.Matthews had two goals and two assists for Toronto in the opener of a four-game trip. 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Kane scored twice in the final two minutes of regulation, and defensemen Duncan Keith and rookie Henri Jokiharju each had three assists.“It was a pretty crazy game,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “The quality of chances, the quantity of goals, the way it ended was a different level of unpredictability.”It was Tavares’ first hat trick since he agreed to a $77 million, seven-year contract with Toronto in July, choosing his hometown team over several other suitors in free agency. 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He one-timed a big slap shot by Sparks with 29 seconds left, and then held his glove to his ear in response to Matthews.“I wasn’t really happy when he did it, so it was nice to get a chance to score and kinda give it back to him,” Kane said. “Wish we could have got another one in overtime.”But Rielly closed it out quickly in OT, sending a low wrist shot past Ward on the glove side.“Obviously a strange night with the way it finished,” he said. “We don’t want to be in those games too often, but obviously we’re happy with the outcome.”Jonathan Toews, Alex DeBrincat, John Hayden and Brandon Manning also scored for the Blackhawks [url=http://www.senatorsshoponline.com/authentic-chris-wideman-jersey]Chris Wideman Jersey[/url] , who opened the season with two overtime wins. Ward finished with 27 stops.Chicago got off to a fast start after an emotional pregame tribute to Hall of Fame forward Stan Mikita, who spent his entire 22-year NHL career with the franchise and died in August at age 78. Mikita’s wife, Jill, wiped away tears after a video of Mikita highlights was shown on the videoboard, and she was joined by Tavares and Toews for a ceremonial puck drop.The Blackhawks wore patches with Mikita’s No. 21 on their jerseys, and No. 21 was painted on the ice behind each goal.Toews then put Chicago in front when he tipped home Dominik Kahun’s shot, and DeBrincat made it 2-0 when he finished off a pretty passing sequence 12:02 into the first. It was Toews’ fifth goal in three games; he needed 19 games to score five times last season.Toronto responded with two goals in a 34-second span on plays by Kapanen and Matthews. First, Matthews made a perfect pass ahead to Kapanen for a breakaway at 14:09. Then Kapanen stripped Keith behind the net and found Matthews for the tying score.NOTES: Tavares got his ninth career hat trick. … It was Hayden’s first game of the season. F Andreas Martinsen was out of the lineup. … D Martin Marincin replaced Igor Ozhiganov in Toronto’s lineup. It was Marincin’s first appearance this season.UP NEXTMaple Leafs: Visit Dallas on Tuesday night.Blackhawks: Visit Minnesota on Thursday night.
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He made huge saves in key moments.”Nielsen beat Carolina goalie Scott Darling in the shootout for the Red Wings, who have won 17 of their last 19 games that have gone to a shootout.After winning only once in their first 10 games, the Red Wings have been resilient. They beat the New York Rangers after falling behind 2-0 in third period and trailed Vancouver 2-0 on Tuesday.“We just need to figure out a way to play 60 minutes now,” Mantha said. “Make it a tad easier on ourselves.”Brock McGinn, Micheal Ferland and Dougie Hamilton scored for the Hurricanes, who have won once in their last seven games.Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen led the Hurricanes with two assists each.The Hurricanes got two acrobatic saves from Darling in overtime but failed to capitalize on a power play in the final 15 seconds of OT.It was not the way the Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour wanted to start a six-game homestand, especially after taking the 3-1 lead into the third period.“To me, it was just the third period [url=http://www.officialislanders.com/authentic-adidas-thomas-hickey-jersey]Thomas Hickey Jersey Womens[/url] ,” Brind’Amour said. “We took our foot off the gas and it cost us.”Mantha was Carolina’s biggest problem in the third. 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Bernier stopped an odd-angle chance from Aho but the puck bounced free to Hamilton, who swatted in the rebound with a backhand for the 3-1 advantage at 17:01 in the second period.The Hurricanes have been slumping since a 4-0-1 start to the season. Meanwhile, the Red Wings have found a way to rally after a 1-7-2 start.“Obviously [url=http://www.officialislanders.com/authentic-adidas-john-tavares-jersey]John Tavares Jersey[/url] , we had a tough start to the year, but I think things are falling into place right now,” Mantha said.NOTES: Nielsen has made 50 percent (49 of 98) of his career shootout attempts. He holds the NHL shootout record for goals and shootout-deciding goals (23). … Brock McGinn, Jaccob Slavin and Aho failed to score in the shootout for Carolina. Detroit’s Dylan Larkin was also stopped. … Andreas Athanasiou’s first-period goal was his sixth in eight games for Detroit.UP NEXTRed Wings: Return home to face the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday.Hurricanes: Host the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday. TORONTO (AP) — Toronto coach Mike Babcock said the Maple Leafs got schooled by Nashville.Pekka Rinne made 18 saves for his third shutout of the season and the 54th of his career as the Predators defeated the Maple Leafs 4-0 Monday night.Mattias Ekholm, Kevin Fiala and Colton Sissons each had goal and an assist for Nashville, and P.K. Subban also scored.“We got a lesson from a veteran team,” Babcock said. “In the third period in particular … they just stayed patient.“They were heavy on the puck, heavy on their sticks, detailed, blocked shots, competed. I liked their game.”Michael Hutchinson stopped 28 shots for the Maple Leafs, who hit the post three times and had a goal called back for offside.Nashville improved to a league-best 22-2-0 when leading through two periods.“Defensively, we played a great game,” said Rinne [url=http://www.officialislanders.com/authentic-adidas-jordan-eberle-jersey]Authentic Jordan Eberle Jersey[/url] , who had 23 shots blocked in front of him. “They have a dangerous team.”The Maple Leafs were coming off one of their most complete performances of the season in Saturday’s 5-0 shutout of Vancouver, but have lost three of their last four after a five-game winning streak.“It was a tight game,” Leafs center John Tavares said. “They’ve been through a lot of battles over the last few years and have really proven themselves and know how to win.”The Predators were playing for the third in in four nights. They opened their season-long six-game trip with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday — a performance that head coach Peter Laviolette described as “awful” — and then beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Saturday.“The past two games, that Preds hockey,” Subban said. “That’s the way we play when we’re playing our best. We make it tough.”Rinne is now tied with Marc-Andre Fleury, Bernie Parent and Ed Giacomin for 21st on the all-time shutout list.After a scoreless opening 20 minutes, the Predators went ahead at 4:08 of the second period when Ekholm’s shot from the point, through traffic, beat Hutchinson for his fifth of the season.Hutchinson was making his third consecutive start with No. 1 goalie Frederik Andersen and backup Garret Sparks out injured.Ekholm has 29 points in 43 games. His career best was 35 points in 2015-16.Toronto appeared to tie the game 43 seconds later when Auston Matthews connected on a no-look pass from Andreas Johnsson. But the goal was called back after the Predators correctly challenged that William Nylander was just ahead of the play.After Rinne stopped Johnsson in front, Subban made it 2-0 with his fourth goal at 13:11. The Predators won an offensive zone faceoff before the Nashville defenseman, who was playing his seventh game back after missing 19 with an upper-body injury, ripped a one-timer that deflected off Nylander’s stick at the point and sailed past Hutchinson.“He’s got to get better,” Babcock said of Nylander. “All the details, all the compete [url=http://www.officialislanders.com/authentic-adidas-josh-bailey-jersey]Josh Bailey Jersey[/url] , all that stuff has just got to keep getting better.“The urgency level has to be there.”Subban, a Toronto native whose parents were on hand at Scotiabank Arena, dropped to one knee and pumped his fist in celebration at center ice, before being congratulated by teammates.Rinne stopped Mitch Marner late in the period as Toronto managed just 14 shots through 40 minutes.Nashville, which came in having won three of its last four on the heels of a six-game skid, got a power play early in the third. The best chance came on a partial breakaway by Toronto center Frederik Gauthier, who shot over the Predators’ goal.Toronto got its third opportunity with the man advantage later in the period, but Matthews hit the post for the second time with Rinne out of position.Hutchinson kept his team in it with a glove save on Viktor Arvidsson with six minute left in regulation, but lost control of a rebound and Sissons scored his eighth with 2:37 left in regulation.Fiala added his eighth goal with 37.3 seconds left.Matthews blasted a shot off the post for the game’s first real chance before Filip Forsberg, who returned to the Nashville lineup after missing 17 games with a hand injury, forced a good stop by Hutchinson at the other end.With just two goals over his last nine games coming into Monday, Kasperi Kapanen hit the post off a nice feed from Connor Brown on an odd-man rush later in the period.NOTES: Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said before the game he doesn’t know when Andersen (groin) or Sparks (concussion) will return to action. Andersen has practiced twice in recent days. … Despite his prolonged absence, Forsberg’s 14 goals are still tied with Craig Smith for Nashville’s team lead heading into Monday.UP NEXTPredators:At Chicago on Wednesday.Maple Leafs: At New Jersey on Thursday._____
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They are teaching me new tricks every day and I try to use those.”They must have helped because Kotkamiemi’s success in the faceoff circle jumped from 14.3 percent against the Maple Leafs to 66.7 percent against the Penguins.Kings coach Jon Stevens didn’t like the effort from his players in the first two periods in a 2-1 loss against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.“I thought the third period [url=http://www.minnesotawildteamshops.com/authentic-eric-fehr-jersey]Adidas Eric Fehr Jersey[/url] , we started to play on our toes a little more and we were able to generate a little more of an attack,” Stevens told NHL.com. “But prior to that (we) totally played the game on our heels, backing up retreating instead of getting after it.”Kings forward Ilya Kovalchuk, who returned to the NHL after five years playing in the Kontinental Hockey League, scored his first goal with the Kings against the Jets. Kovalchuk, 35, signed a three-year contract worth $18.75 million with the Kings. He had 816 points in 816 games in the NHL with the Atlanta Thrashers and the New Jersey Devils before leaving for the KHL.The goal against the Jets was the 417th of Kovalchuk’s NHL career.“I prefer to win than score goals,” Kovalchuk told NHL.com. “It wasn’t enough, so we will be better next game.”The Kings power play could use Kovalchuk’s touch: it is 0-for-10 in the first three games of the season. A funny thing has happened after the Dallas Stars ran into injury troubles.They have managed to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race. Now, the Stars (13-10-3) have a chance to improve their fortunes as top goaltender Ben Bishop returns from injury Saturday in Vancouver against the Canucks (11-14-3).“The best part of our game has been our goaltending,” Dallas coach Jim Montgomery told reporters after a practice Friday. “It doesn’t matter which one (Bishop or Anton Khudobin) is in nets. They always give us an opportunity. 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The Stars have lost four of their past six games, but Dallas currently sits — just barely — above the playoff bar.That’s quite a feat considering that the Stars have been playing without top defensemen John Klingberg (hand) and Marc Methot (knee) — as well as fellow rearguards Stephen Johns (neck/headaches) and Connor Carrick (foot).Only one of the six defensemen now playing regularly, Esa Lindell, 24, toiled with Dallas last season.Most of the defense minutes have been logged by an unlikely mix of other teams’ castoffs — Joe Hanley, 27; Taylor Fedun, 30, and Roman Polak, 32 — and young prospects Miro Heiskanen, 19, who is viewed as a rookie of the year candidate, and Gavin Bayreuther [url=http://www.minnesotawildteamshops.com/authentic-andrew-hammond-jersey]Adidas Andrew Hammond Jersey[/url] , 24.“We’ve got a lot of call-ups here, and we’re a bunch of underdogs, to be honest — and we’re playing our hearts out,” Bayreuther, who began the season in the AHL, told the team’s website.Montgomery said the veterans and youngsters on the blue line have inspired the rest of the Stars.“They’re saving our season — there’s no other way to say it,” said Montgomery.The Stars are coming off an overtime win in Calgary on Wednesday. Meanwhile the struggling Canucks hope to rebound from what coach Travis Green called a “disheartening” home-ice loss Thursday to Vegas. The Golden Knights prevailed 4-3 on a shorthanded goal by William Karlsson after a blatant turnover — and lack of effort — by the Canucks in the final six and a half minutes.Green expressed strong disappointment after the game Thursday. But the coach, whose injury-depleted club has only one win in 11 games, tried to put a positive spin on the result Friday, contending he “felt great” about his team’s showing.“I’d take (Thursday) night’s game 82 times and I’d be really happy,” he said. “And I know our record would be a lot better than a lot of people thought we’d be at the start of the year. If (Thursday) night’s game is there every night, we’re definitely making a lot of improvements.”The injury-riddled Canucks got some good news Friday as they was learned top defenseman Alex Edler will be able to play Saturday after receiving a cut in the face and going through the concussion protocol Thursday. Edler took part in practice and told reporters he is good to play against the Stars.“Five guys (were) out again (Thursday) night, so it was nice not to add Edler to the list,” said Green.
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He also scored earlier in the third period on a deflection of a shot by Ian Cole.“We were starting a road trip and wanted to get off well,” Landeskog said of the Avalanche’s 3-2 overtime loss to the New York Rangers. “We got the point at MSG (Madison Square Garden). I said, ‘Just give me the puck and I hope I can bang it in for you.’ No, seriously, you can’t over think it too much. It’s good for our team bonding.”Landeskog has five goals in the young season.“No question, we obviously felt confident playing anyone [url=http://www.officialhockeyrangersshop.com/authentic-adidas-pavel-buchnevich-jersey]Womens Pavel Buchnevich Jersey[/url] , but this is a very tough team,” Landeskog said. “They’re a good defensive team and we scored five goals on them.”Cole praised his captain.“He’s very strong and very capable to accept contact and stay with the play,” Cole said. “You can see how well he can carry a team. They’re a very good hockey team. They’re very well coached. They play hard. 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It appeared that Devils goalie Kinkaid made a spectacular glove save, but after league replay review, it was determined that Kinkaid’s glove was over the goal line, so Andrighetto, playing in his first game of the season, tied the game at 1-1.The Avalanche then took a 2-1 lead when Landeskog made a brilliant burst of speed past the Devils’ defense and lifted a wrist shot past Kinkaid.The Devils then tied the game at 2-2 on Taylor Hall’s first goal of the season. On a delayed penalty, Hall took a fine pass from Andy Greene and fired a shot past Grubauer. 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The game ended a five-game home streak to start the season for New Jersey, although the first game was technically played in Bern, Switzerland. . G Cory Schneider is still rehabbing after hip surgery, but has begun skating with the team. His return date is not known. . Kinkaid had a scoreless streak of 105 minutes snapped by Andrighetto’s goal. . Devils C Travis Zajac suffered a left leg injury and was helped off the ice in the second period and did not return. Devils coach John Hynes did not comment after the game about Zajac’s injury.UP NEXTColorado: At Carolina on Saturday afternoon.New Jersey: At Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.
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But the way the Avalanche (6-1-2) are playing, nothing is shaking their confidence but they’re not getting too cocky.Article continues below ...“We played some good games on the road,” coach Jared Bednar said after Monday’s 4-1 victory at Philadelphia. “Some of the ones when we were a little bit up and down, our big guys were good, our goaltending was good, our special teams were good. We are doing enough to win, and I still think we got room for improvement. I think a lot to like, a lot to build on but a lot to like, for sure.”One thing to like is the play of Colorado’s top line. Captain Gabriel Landeskog had nine points (seven goals, two assists) on the road trip, including a hat trick against New Jersey. His linemates, center Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen, have each recorded at least one point in all nine games this season.“When you’re playing with two good players like Mikko and Nate, offensively we’re going to create and it’s going to take care of itself [url=http://www.officialknightsproshop.com/authentic-adidas-customized]Custom Vegas Golden Knights Jerseys[/url] ,” Landeskog said after the win over the Flyers. “We’re just trying to move and skate and talk and try to be threats out there, all three of us.”As well as the Avalanche are playing, they haven’t topped what Tampa Bay did against the Blackhawks. The Lightning had 33 shots on goal in the second period, which set an NHL record for shots in a period since the statistic became an official stat in 1997-98. Tampa Bay finished with a franchise-best 55 shots.“There are so many things you need,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper told The Tampa Bay Times. “It’s why it doesn’t happen that often. Everything has to go your way. 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The two-time Norris Trophy winner was issued a two-game suspension for hitting Los Angeles Kings forward Austin Wagner in the head on Dec. 22.Acquired from Ottawa in an offseason trade, Karlsson is the fifth defenseman in NHL history with at least one assist in 14 consecutive appearances.“He’s just a world-class player,” Sharks assistant Steve Spott said after head coach Peter DeBoer missed the game because he was ill.“He’s as good on our end as he is in the offensive zone. What a lot of people don’t see is how vocal he is on the bench and in our locker room, too. You could tell why he’s been a captain in Ottawa, and he’s brought that leadership here. You can see his game going to the next level offensively and defensively.”Alex Chiasson and Milan Lucic scored for Edmonton, which has lost eight of 10 after a 5-0-1 surge.Kane has five goals in his last four games [url=http://www.officialcoyotes.com/authentic-adidas-alex-galchenyuk-jersey]Alex Galchenyuk Jersey Womens[/url] , and fortuitous bounces figured in his 15th and 16th of the season.He scored the first goal of the night at 6:37 of the first period when his shot bounced off the back of defenseman Caleb Jones’ skate and past goalie Cam Talbot. Later, a pass by Burns ricocheted off Kane’s skate and into the net, giving San Jose a 4-1 lead at 6:32 of the second.“You don’t want to rely on bounces,” Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson said. “They were all over us. They made it hard for us. We have to be a lot better in certain areas.”Sorensen scored his eighth goal on a penalty shot. Aaron Dell made 20 saves for San Jose.Mikko Koskinen gave up three goals on 19 shots after replacing Talbot midway through the second period. Talbot allowed four goals and turned back 17 shots.“There were some strange goals, maybe three or four deflections. But still, when your best players are minus, it’s tough to win,” Oilers coach Ken Hitchcock said.“That’s two games in a row they’ve owned us in front of the net, in the slot, and they knocked us out of the box. That’s a damn good team. They owned us in what I call critical ice; the areas you score in. We had our chances and they got sticks on the puck or got deflections. They played better than we did in those critical zones.”NOTES: San Jose leads the season series 2-1. The Sharks have outscored Edmonton 14-6 in the last two meetings. … Donskoi has scored seven of his 13 goals in his last six games. … Oilers C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins played his 500th career game. … With an assist on Chiasson’s goal, Connor McDavid has 14 points (five goals, nine assists) over his last eight games. … The Sharks are one win shy of 1,000 in franchise history.UP NEXTOilers: Host the Florida Panthers on Thursday.Sharks: At the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday.
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The Blues have won eight straight on the road, their best such run since taking 10 straight in 2000.Alex Stalock stopped 26 shots for Minnesota in his first action since Feb. 2.Binnington improved to 12-1-1 since making his first NHL start on Jan. 7 with four shutouts on the road.“I think everyone’s happy as a team for that, and it just shows how good we’re playing as a team,” Binnington said. “I think it’s fun to be a Blues fan now.”A wide-open Tarasenko scored the first goal 5:08 into the first period. The power-play tally extended Tarasenko’s career-high points streak to 12 games. He has 11 goals and 11 assists during the streak.“He’s pretty good, as you can see [url=http://www.goldenknightsshoponline.com/authentic-reilly-smith-jersey]http://www.goldenknightsshoponline.com/authentic-reilly-smith-jersey[/url] ,” Binnington said of Tarasenko. “He’s got a good shot, everyone knows, and it’s fun to watch him. I’m happy to be on this side of it.”Tarasenko also had an assist on O’Reilly’s goal later in the first that made it 2-0. The assist was Tarasenko’s 400th point. He later picked up the assist on Schenn’s second-period goal that put St. Louis up 4-0. Schenn fired the puck off Wild defenseman Nick Seeler, who slid into the net and took the puck with him.St. Louis’ power play was 3 for 30 in its previous 13 games heading into Sunday but converted twice in the first period. The Blues finished 2 for 6 with the man advantage.“Obviously, it’s a special teams game,” Wild center Eric Staal said. “They get two power-play goals early. It’s tough to come back on a team like that.”Minnesota was 0 for 5 on the power play. The Wild are 1-5-3 in their last nine games and heard boos from the home crowd during Sunday’s loss.“There’s a lot of stuff that’s we’re just not doing well enough,” said Wild forward Zach Parise. “I just don’t feel like we’re really competing that hard.”Despite its current four-game losing streak, Minnesota remains in playoff position with the eighth-most points in the Western Conference.Dunn scored his eighth goal of the year to give the Blues a 3-0 lead in the second. Dunn’s one-timer on a 3-on-1 rush came just after St. Louis successfully killed off a penalty.NOTES: Wild C Matt Hendricks (upper body) and C Victor Rask (lower body) both missed their second straight games with injuries. … St. Louis has a plus-26 goal differential during its 10-game win streak. … Tarasenko scored his 204th career goal, which ties him with Pavol Demitra for seventh in Blues history.UP NEXTBlues: Host Toronto on Tuesday night.Wild: Host Anaheim on Tuesday night.
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(LW: 3)SB Nation9 - The Eagles are now 2-2 after a 26-23 overtime loss to the Titans. Carson Wentz actually had very similar numbers to Marcus Mariota as both quarterbacks finished with 99.4 passer ratings. Corey Davis was the difference for Tennessee as the second-year receiver grabbed nine catches for 161 yards and a score. The now 3-1 Titans are certainly looking better than expected one-quarter through the season. (LW: 4) ESPN6 - Rookie snaps leader: TE Dallas Goedert, 116 snaps out of 292 (39.7 percent). His 10 receptions are tied with Baltimore’s Mark Andrews for the most among rookie tight ends. The Eagles have the most receptions (46) and receiving yards (472) from tight ends this season. (LW: 3)NFL.com12 - The Eagles plummet in the Power Rankings following the loss to the Titans. 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Note:No diety struck me dead.]Weston(Vinatieri field goal.Fightin’ Beards lead 17-7.)RyanCapt RonHalftime Reactions:UTWestonLukeTim (in a rare in-studio appearance)BFDWestonTimUTThird Quarter:WestonRyan (to UT)UT(Texans challenge whether Ryan Griffin reached the end zone for a touchdown.Call stands.Put this in your back pocket, ladies and gentlemen.)UTWestonTimCapt Ron(Texans direct snap to Lamar Miller for the TD. Hirsute Midwesterners lead 17-14.)Capt RonRyanTimWestonDiehard ChrisCapt RonUT (to Capt Ron)Capt Ron (to UT)(Next Play...)(Texans’ secondary gets burned, Hairballs lead 24-14.)UTCapt RonBurnhamWestonCapt RonDiehard ChrisBFDUTFourth Quarter:WestonUTCapt RonWestonUTWestonBFDCapt RonUTCapt RonUT (to Capt Ron)TimCapt Ron (to UT)BFD (to Tim)UTCapt Ron(Ryan Griffin runs the ball to the Texans’ red zone.)UTCapt RonWeston(Clemson Connection bring the Texans to a field goal away from tying up the game, 24-21.)UTCapt RonUTMDCBFD (to Capt Ron)UTBFD (to MDC)Capt Ron(Clowney bites on a hard count by Luck, giving the Colts the first down and without timeouts to stop it.)UTBFDBurnhamWestonCapt RonUT(Texans lose to Colts in the most Texans way possible, 24-21.)Postgame Reactions:Capt RonUTTimWestonDiehard ChrisGame Balls:Offense - I’ll give it to Lamar Miller because someone should get one, I guess.Defense - Dre Hal for the interception.Special Teams - Let’s go with Trevor Daniel today.Got any alternate theories on movies you’d like to share?Want to argue about game balls?Something else on your mind?Well get your thoughts recorded in the comments below!
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