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Barrie, Engvall lead Maple Leafs to 3-1 win over Coyotes

Nov. 22, 2019 1:00 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tyson Barrie and rookie Pierre Engvall came through to help new Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe get a win in his NHL coaching debut. Barrie scored his first goal of the season, Engvall got the first of his career and the Maple Leafs snapped a six-game losing streak with a 3-1...

Cirelli, Point help Lightning top Blackhawks 4-2

Nov. 22, 2019 12:36 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Even without Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay had enough. Anthony Cirelli and Brayden Point scored 2:39 apart midway through the third period, and the Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Thursday night. “You can’t replace those guys,” Point said....

Islanders beat Penguins 4-3 in OT, point streak at 16

Nov. 21, 2019 11:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brock Nelson came through in overtime again for the New York Islanders. Nelson scored his second goal of the game at 4:16 of the extra period, lifting the Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night to extend their point streak to a franchise-record 16 games....

Blue Jackets rally in third, beat Red Wings 5-4

Nov. 21, 2019 11:10 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Boone Jenner, alone in the right corner, collected a long pass from Oliver Bjorkstrand from just below the blue line and snapped off the prettiest shot of the night during a third-period rally Thursday night. Jenner’s snipe under the bar past Jimmy Howard came 63 seconds after...

Panthers score 5 straight goals to beat Ducks 5-4 in OT

Nov. 21, 2019 11:07 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are showing a capacity for comebacks the NHL hasn’t seen since Wayne Gretzky’s prime. Aaron Ekblad scored his second goal of the game 22 seconds into overtime and the Panthers rallied with five straight goals to stun the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 Thursday...

Marchand, Pastrnak lead Bruins past Sabres 3-2

Nov. 21, 2019 11:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak again showed they are one of the NHL’s most dangerous duos. Marchand scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season, Pastrnak got his league-leading 20th and the Boston Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Thursday night. Marchand and Pastrnak became the...

Giroux’s 4-point night leads Flyers past Canes, 5-3

Nov. 21, 2019 10:25 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Claude Giroux and Morgan Frost have only been playing together for a few days. The Philadelphia Flyers might want to keep them together for a while. Giroux had two goals and two assists and Frost, his young linemate, had a goal and an assist in his second NHL game, leading the Flyers...

Keefe: Toronto has enough talent for quick progress

Nov. 21, 2019 4:44 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — New Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe spent a decent chunk of a 30-minute morning skate on Thursday teaching instead of running drills. There’s a lot for his new team to learn and not much time to do it. The 39-year-old Keefe is now in charge of the Maple Leafs after...

Panarin, Lundqvist lead Rangers to 4-1 win over Capitals

Nov. 21, 2019 12:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The young New York Rangers showed just how well they can do when they play smart and limit mistakes. Artemi Panarin scored twice, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots and the Rangers beat the short-handed Washington Capitals 4-1 Wednesday night. “I think that was one of our better...

Tkachuk scores in OT, Senators beat Canadiens 2-1

Nov. 20, 2019 11:46 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Brady Tkachuk finished what Jean-Gabriel Pageau started, and the Ottawa Senators feel like they have the struggling franchise moving in the right direction. Tkachuk went five-hole on Carey Price 38 seconds into overtime, Pageau scored for the second straight game and the Senators beat the...