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Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) celebrates his goal past San Jose Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell (30) with his teammates during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Pearson leads Canucks past Sharks and into 1st in Central

Jan. 19, 2020 1:19 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Tanner Pearson scored on the power play and had an assist as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Saturday night. Loui Eriksson, J.T. Miller and Quinn Hughes also scored for the Canucks, who won for the 11th time in 14 games and extended their home...

Minnesota Wild's goalie Alex Stalock (32) blocks the shot of Dallas Stars' Denis Gurianov, of Russia, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Stalock shuts out Stars, Wild win 7-0

Jan. 19, 2020 1:03 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Coach Bruce Boudreau altered Minnesota’s practice plans with a snowstorm hitting the state, having his team come in early for a Friday practice and canceling Saturday’s morning skate before the evening game against the Dallas Stars. The lack of a warmup on Saturday...

Montreal Canadiens' Ilya Kovalchuk (17) celebrates with teammates Tomas Tatar (90), Shea Weber (6) and Phillip Danault (24) after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during first-period NHL hockey game action in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tatar scores in shootout, Canadiens beat Golden Knights 5-4

Jan. 18, 2020 11:54 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Carey Price went from dejection to jubilation in a matter of minutes. Price and the Montreal Canadiens squandered a two-goal lead late in the third period, but Tomas Tatar scored in the fourth round of a shootout for a 5-4 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night. Vegas...

Chicago Blackhawks centre Jonathan Toews (19) skates with the puck as Toronto Maple Leafs centre Adam Brooks trails during first period NHL hockey action in Toronto, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Toews shines as Blackhawks beat Maple Leafs 6-2

Jan. 18, 2020 11:44 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — While Patrick Kane is on the doorstep of 1,000 career points, Jonathan Toews is closing in on a milestone of his own. Toews had two goals and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-2 on Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Dominik Kubalik...

Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris (8) and defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, celebrate after Craig Smith (15) scored the go-ahead goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 2-1. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Smith's late power-play goal leads Predators over Sabres 2-1

Jan. 18, 2020 11:40 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Special teams have been a struggle for the Nashville Predators all season. But on Saturday night, that unit won them a hockey game. Craig Smith’s power-play goal with 6:29 remaining in the third period propelled Nashville to a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. With...

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins, left, of Latvia, stops a shot in front of New Jersey Devils forward Miles Wood during the third period an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Merzlikins leads Blue Jackets' rout of New Jersey

Jan. 18, 2020 11:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Elvis Merzlikins felt he was pretty lucky, especially near the end. The Columbus Blue Jackets feel pretty fortunate every time he steps on the ice. Merzlikins made a career-high 41 saves in his third shutout in his last four starts, and the Blue Jackets beat the New Jersey Devils 5-0...

Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Konecny celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Konecny leads Flyers past Kings 4-1

Jan. 18, 2020 11:08 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a lackluster home effort the last time out, Flyers coach Alain Vigneault shifted his top line and it paid huge dividends. Travis Konecny scored a pair of goals and James van Riemsdyk added a goal and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles...

Florida Panthers defenseman Mark Pysyk is congratulated for his goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Panthers beat Red Wings 4-1 for season-high 4-game streak

Jan. 18, 2020 11:01 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Florida Panthers were thrilled to have banged-up goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky back on the ice. He was pretty happy about it, too. Bobrovsky made 27 saves, helping Florida beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night to win four straight for the first time this season. “Great to...

Stars activate Johns, clear way for return from long absence

Jan. 18, 2020 9:13 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Stephen Johns played in his first game in almost 22 months when the Dallas Stars visited Minnesota on Saturday night. Forward Radek Faksa was placed on injured reserve to make room for Johns on the active roster. Johns has been out since late in the 2017-18 season because of...

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, center, celebrates scoring a goal with defenseman Samuel Girard, right, and right wing Mikko Rantanen in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Avalanche ride 3-goal 2nd period to 5-3 win over Blues

Jan. 18, 2020 7:17 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar refused to make too big of deal out of his milestone moment. Sure, he's “honored and stuff” after breaking the Colorado franchise record for most goals by a rookie defenseman. “But it's not something that I'm going to go home and celebrate,” Makar said....