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Vrana's goal gives Capitals 3-2 victory over Ducks

Dec. 7, 2019 2:32 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — In a matchup filled with end-to-end intensity, the Washington Capitals and Anaheim Ducks claimed their own kind of victories. The actual victory went to the Capitals when Jakub Vrana scored the go-ahead goal less than two minutes into the third period in a 3-2 win over the Ducks on...

Oilers edge Kings 2-1 on early power-play goals

Dec. 7, 2019 1:28 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — With all their high-end talent, the Edmonton Oilers’ latest win was hardly the sort of flashy exhibition they’ve been putting on display lately. And that was just fine with them. Leon Draisaitl and Alex Chiasson each had a goal and an assist in the opening period as...

Jarry spoils Kessel's return, Penguins beat Coyotes 2-0

Dec. 7, 2019 1:01 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tristan Jarry spoiled Phil Kessel's return to Pittsburgh, turning aside all 33 shots to post his second consecutive shutout as the Penguins edged the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 Friday night. Kessel helped Pittsburgh to back-to-back Stanley Cup titles in 2016 and 2017 before being traded to the...

Tatum (26 pts), Brown (21) help Celtics beat Denver 108-95

Dec. 6, 2019 11:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — It's been a long time since Boston fans went home unhappy. The Celtics remained perfect at home for the season, getting 26 points from Jayson Tatum and 21 from Jaylen Brown to beat the Denver Nuggets 108-95 on Friday night. Boston is 9-0 at the TD Garden, prolonging a city-wide streak in...

Dach scores shootout winner, Blackhawks beat Devils 2-1

Dec. 6, 2019 11:14 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Kirby Dach was a young man with a plan before his first NHL shootout attempt. The third overall pick in this year's draft roofed a shot in the fifth round to lift the Chicago Blackhawks over the New Jersey Devils 2-1 Friday night. “I had three moves in my head," the 18-year-old...

Thompson scores late in 3rd, Canadiens beat Rangers 2-1

Dec. 6, 2019 11:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens are hoping their season is back on track. After suffering eight straight losses, Friday night's 2-1 win over the New York Rangers gave Montreal two victories in their last three games, and something to build on. Nate Thompson scored the winner with 67 seconds left in...

Pens ride Jarry to 2-0 win over Coyotes in Kessel's return

Dec. 6, 2019 10:47 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Kessel drank in the moment in the most Phil Kessel way. He tried to avoid it. Yet as the standing ovation the Arizona Coyotes forward received in his return to Pittsburgh wore on Friday night, the mercurial forward who helped the Penguins to a pair of Stanley Cups couldn't escape it...

Lucic scores 1st goal with Flames in 4-3 win over Sabres

Dec. 6, 2019 2:04 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — It took 28 games, but Milan Lucic finally has his first goal with the Calgary Flames. Lucic scored early in the third period to open three-goal lead, and the Flames held on to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 Thursday night. “A little bit of relief. It's always nice to get the...

Pavelski scores on power play in OT, Stars beat Jets 3-2

Dec. 6, 2019 1:11 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars didn’t want to be in overtime after blowing a two-goal lead. Joe Pavelski didn’t mind because he’d been there before. Pavelski scored on the power play 2:02 into overtime and Dallas beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2. His third career overtime winner ended a...

Pulock's goal in OT lifts Islanders over Golden Knights 3-2

Dec. 6, 2019 12:17 AM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — In a physical game with a playoff pace, Ryan Pulock and the New York Islanders took advantage of a prime opportunity in overtime. Pulock scored a power-play goal 3:20 into the extra session to give the Islanders a 3-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night....