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Burakovsky scores twice, Avalanche beat Flames 3-2

Nov. 20, 2019 1:55 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Andre Burakovsky got promoted to Colorado’s top line Tuesday night and took full advantage. Playing with Nathan MacKinnon and Joonas Donskoi, the Austrian forward scored twice to lead the Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the slumping Calgary Flames. “Sometimes that just...

McDavid’s 3 points lead Oilers past Sharks 5-2

Nov. 20, 2019 1:18 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Connor McDavid had a goal and two assists for his third straight game with at least three points, Leon Draisaitl extended his point streak to 13 games and the Edmonton Oilers snapped the San Jose Sharks' six-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night. McDavid assisted on...

Fleury's big saves in 450th win lead Vegas past Leafs, 4-2

Nov. 20, 2019 1:10 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves for his 450th win, including a diving stop late in the game, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Tuesday night. Fleury is three wins behind New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist for sixth place on the career list. Mark Stone,...

Benn scores twice, streaking Stars beat Canucks 6-1

Nov. 20, 2019 12:58 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn knows why the Dallas Stars have emerged as one of the NHL’s hottest teams following a dismal start. “Guys are coming out of their shells,” he said. Benn scored the first two goals Tuesday night, and some unsung Stars added four more to beat the Vancouver...

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...

Hellebuyck's 38 saves lead Jets past Predators 2-1

Nov. 20, 2019 12:16 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Connor Hellebuyck saw a lot of shots and turned away all but one as Winnipeg skated to yet another road win. Patrik Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers scored, Hellebuyck made 38 saves and the Jets defeated the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Tuesday night. The teams are heading in opposite...

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...

Capitals brace for Hathaway to be suspended for spitting

Nov. 19, 2019 3:16 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Garnet Hathaway was ejected for spitting on an opponent and now the Washington Capitals winger may have to swallow more punishment from the NHL. Hathaway was given a match penalty for spitting on Anaheim defenseman Erik Gudbranson in a brawl during the Capitals’ 5-2 victory...

Garland, Raanta lead Coyotes to 3-0 win over Kings

Nov. 19, 2019 1:07 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Antti Raanta got a surprise start in net for the Arizona Coyotes and made the most of it. One game after teammate Darcy Kuemper posted a shutout, Raanta earned one of his own with 31 saves as the Coyotes beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 on Monday night. "It was nice to get back out...