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Rantanen scores twice, Avalanche beat Flyers 3-1

Dec. 12, 2019 1:21 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen put his first shot right where Carter Hart could make a great save. He didn't give the Philadelphia goaltender a chance on his next two scoring opportunities. Rantanen had two goals and Pavel Francouz made 32 saves to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-1 win over the Flyers on...

Capitals beat Bruins in showdown between NHL's top two teams

Dec. 11, 2019 10:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Wilson and Zdeno Chara traded punches, the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins exchanged scoring chances and goals and a showdown between the NHL's top two teams more than lived up to its billing. T.J. Oshie scored twice in under four minutes and John Carlson got the go-ahead goal...

Jarry’s shutout streak ends as Montreal beats Penguins 4-1

Dec. 11, 2019 10:44 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tomas Tatar's 10th goal of the season ended Tristan Jarry's franchise-record shutout streak and sparked the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Jarry's shutout run ended at 177:15 on Tatar's power-play goal 12:24 into the second period that...

San Jose Sharks fire coach Peter DeBoer

Dec. 11, 2019 10:05 PM EST

The slumping San Jose Sharks fired coach Peter DeBoer on Wednesday less than seven months after playing in the Western Conference final. Doug Wilson announced the change after the Sharks returned home from a road trip on a five-game losing streak and five points out of playoff contention. San Jose also fired...

Wild defenseman Spurgeon 10 seasons into size-defying career

Dec. 11, 2019 4:01 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The defining moment of Jared Spurgeon's hockey career came when he was just 13: His peewee coach in Edmonton moved him from forward to defenseman. There was no going back for Spurgeon, even though he hasn't grown much bigger since then. Minnesota's 5-foot-9, 167-pound stalwart on the...

Toffoli, Kings stop losing streak with 3-1 win over Rangers

Dec. 11, 2019 3:33 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kings forward Tyler Toffoli has heard the chatter about his lackluster play in a contract season. A change of position helped get Toffoli on the scoresheet, which pushed his struggling team back into the win column. Toffoli had a goal and an assist, and Los Angeles ended a four-game...

Tavares has 3-point game, Toronto beats Vancouver 4-1

Dec. 11, 2019 2:53 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — John Tavares provided the bulk of the offense, yet it was goaltender Frederik Andersen who was the difference for Toronto against Vancouver. Tavares had two goals and an assist and the Maple Leafs snapped Vancouver’s two-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory over...

Fleury returns, leads Vegas to 5-1 win over Blackhawks

Dec. 11, 2019 2:09 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury has enjoyed many big moments during his decorated NHL career. This one might have been the most emotional. Fleury made 28 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-1 on Tuesday night in their goaltender’s first game since the death of his...

Aho scores twice, Hurricanes double up Oilers 6-3

Dec. 11, 2019 1:30 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It wasn’t an ideal win, yet the Carolina Hurricanes will take it. Sebastian Aho scored two goals and the Hurricanes beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 on Tuesday night. Carolina jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first, let the Oilers pull even, then restored the three-goal...

Stars win Bowness’ 1st game as coach, shut out Devils 2-0

Dec. 11, 2019 1:27 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Rick Bowness had quite a day. Bowness woke up as an assistant coach for the Dallas Stars and finished Tuesday with his first win as an interim head coach in 15 years, hours after coach Jim Montgomery was fired. Behind Ben Bishop’s first shutout this season and 32nd of his career,...