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Check, mates: NHL top lines are expected to do it all

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Tyler Seguin doesn't consider it a challenge. He sees it as an opportunity....

Saros makes 46 saves, surging Predators blank Oilers 4-0
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Juuse Saros definitely made the most of a rare start in net for Nashville....

MacKinnon's 2 goals lead Avalanche past Panthers, 2-1

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DENVER (AP) -- Nathan MacKinnon wasn't happy with his game against Washington on Tuesday, so the young center made up for it when the Florida Panthers came to town....

Donskoi scores late in third to lift Sharks over Flames
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Joonas Donskoi made an immediate impact in his return to the San Jose lineup....

NHL-best Lightning beat Coyotes 4-1 for 6th straight win

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning made it easy to see why they lead the NHL standings - and why the Arizona Coyotes are at the bottom of the league....

Roy scores 2 in return from minors, Ducks down Blues 3-1

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kevin Roy made the most of his two-hour banishment to the minors....

Stalock backs

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Alex Stalock started his extended stretch of action in the Minnesota net with his first NHL shutout in three seasons....

Blue Jackets hold off surge by Islanders to win 6-4

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Columbus took a three-goal lead in the first period Thursday night, but Josh Bailey and the New York Islanders weren't going to go quietly....

Capitals beat Bruins again, 5-3

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BOSTON (AP) -- Alex Chiasson had already scored once when he blocked a shot on the penalty kill, gave the puck a little kick and went off toward center ice....

Plekanec, Canadiens top Devils 2-1 in OT to end 3-game slide
MONTREAL (AP) -- Tomas Plekanec scored 1:52 into overtime and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Thursday night to snap a three-game slide....

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