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Patrick Laine scores twice, Blue Jackets beat Jets 4-1

Dec. 03, 2022 00:27 AM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Former Winnipeg forward Patrik Laine scored twice, Johnny Gaudreau had three assists and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Jets 4-1 on Friday night. Laine was back in action after missing the past seven games with an ankle injury. He played his second...

Tkachuk scores 2 late as Senators beat Rangers 3-2 in OT

Dec. 02, 2022 23:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brady Tkachuk scored the tying goal for Ottawa in the final minute of regulation and won it with a backhander with 17.4 seconds remaining in overtime as the Senators beat the New York Rangers 3-2 Friday night. Tim Stutzle also scored for the Senators, who rebounded...

Kevin Lankinen makes 48 saves, Predators beat Islanders 4-1

Dec. 02, 2022 23:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Lankinen made a career-high 48 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Friday night for their seventh victory in nine games. Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi scored and Matt Duchene and Mikael Granlund added empty-net goals. The...

Capitals, Flyers, Avalanche handling injury woes differently

Dec. 02, 2022 13:56 PM EST

Long before training camp, the Washington Capitals knew they would be without Tom Wilson and Nicklas Backstrom for at least the first few months of the season. Before stepping on the ice, they learned Carl Hagelin would be out long term, as well. The Caps prepared for that by trading...

Sam Bennett scores twice to help Panthers beat Canucks 5-1

Dec. 02, 2022 02:23 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sam Bennett scored twice and the Florida Panthers ended a three-game skid with a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Matthew Tkachuk added a goal and two assists, Gustav Forsling, Ryan Lomberg and Sam Bennett also scored and...

Matty Beniers scores in OT, Kraken rally past Capitals 3-2

Dec. 02, 2022 01:38 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Jaden Schwartz was grabbing a drink of water when he looked up and saw Matty Beniers breaking in alone on goal. Seattle's rookie wasted no time sending the Kraken to their seventh straight victory. “I looked up and he was on a breakaway. It happened...

Jordan Martinook has hat trick, Hurricanes beat Blues 6-4

Dec. 01, 2022 23:44 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Martinook had a hat trick to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the St. Louis Blues 6-4 on Thursday night. After a turnover, Martinook scored the winning goal with 4:35 left, beating goalie Jordan Binnington on a wrist shot. Martinook also scored in the...

MacKinnon, Compher score 2 apiece, Avs beat Sabres 6-4

Dec. 01, 2022 23:17 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon and J.T. Compher scored two goals apiece to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 6-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. MacKinnon added three assists and Compher had two helpers for the Avalanche, who won for the fifth time in seven...

Guentzel, Kapanen fuel rally as Penguins slip by Vegas 4-3

Dec. 01, 2022 22:47 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have no idea how long they'll have to play without Kris Letang. They may have landed on a formula on how to get by without their star defenseman while he recovers from a stroke during a 4-3 comeback victory over Vegas on Thursday night. ...

Johansen scores in OT to lift Predators past Devils, 4-3

Dec. 01, 2022 22:43 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Johansen scored his second goal of the game 33 seconds into overtime and Juuse Saros made 25 saves in the Nashville Predators' 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Johansen took a pass from Matt Duchene and beat goalie Vitek Vanecek...