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Fleury makes amazing save to hold off Leafs for 450th win

Nov. 20, 2019 2:41 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The only thing missing for Marc-Andre Fleury was a magic wand. Fleury made 31 saves for his 450th win, including an incredible diving stop late in the game, and the Vegas Golden Knights held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Tuesday night. While his clutch save against the Detroit Red...

Stamkos focused on team success, not personal milestones

Nov. 20, 2019 2:17 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos celebrated another milestone in a stellar career with grace and humility. The long-time captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored his 400th goal last weekend, joining an elite group that includes eight other active players — Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Marian...

Blues beat Lightning 3-1 to spoil Maroon’s homecoming

Nov. 20, 2019 12:32 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — There was no storybook ending for St. Louis native Pat Maroon in his return home Tuesday night. Oskar Sundqvist and David Perron scored to lead the Blues to a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, spoiling Maroon’s much-anticipated return after helping his hometown team to a...

Hurricanes top Blackhawks 4-2 for 4th straight win

Nov. 20, 2019 12:25 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour thinks it’s going to be another tough playoff race in the Metropolitan Division this season. So yeah, a little win streak on the road is a big deal. Nino Niederreiter had a goal and an assist, and the Hurricanes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on...

Duclair scores twice, leads Senators over Red Wings 4-3

Nov. 19, 2019 11:34 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Anthony Duclair and his teammates wanted to make sure D.J. Smith got a win in his first game as a head coach in the area where he grew up. Duclair had two goals and an assist, and the Ottawa Senators held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 Tuesday night. Smith grew up in Windsor, Ontario,...

Dubois scores twice as Blue Jackets beat Canadiens 5-2

Nov. 19, 2019 11:33 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first seven wins for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season were by one goal. This time, they finally had some breathing room. Pierre-Luc Dubois had two goals and an assist, rookie Emil Bemstrom added a goal and an assist, and the Blue Jackets beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-2...

Parise scores 2 goals, Wild beat Sabres 4-1

Nov. 19, 2019 11:31 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild have been striving for stronger starts during an opening stretch in which they’ve played more road games than any team in the NHL. They did just that Tuesday night. Parise scored twice in the first period, Alex Stalock made 30 saves, and the...

Pastrnak, Grzelcyk score 2 each, Bruins beat Devils 5-1

Nov. 19, 2019 11:22 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After blowing a couple of late leads, the Boston Bruins got back to playing the right way with the game on the line. They got stingy on defense, turned to old reliable David Pastrnak for offense, and got a little help from a couple of unexpected sources — defensemen Matt Grzekcyk...

Nelson’s OT goal lifts streaking Islanders over Penguins 5-4

Nov. 19, 2019 11:01 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz insists his team isn’t keeping track of its torrid start, even as the weeks pass and the victories pile up. Probably time to start. Brock Nelson’s second goal of the game 2:55 into overtime capped another frantic comeback to lift the...

Barkov, Connolly lead Panthers over Flyers 5-2

Nov. 19, 2019 10:43 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are heating up. Aleksander Barkov and Brett Connolly each had a goal and an assist to lift the Panthers over the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night. The Panthers are 6-2-1 in their past nine games. “We’re getting better every day. It was good to...