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Red Wings top Kraken 4-3 in shootout for 4th straight win

Dec. 01, 2021 23:48 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Adam Erne scored the decisive goal in a shootout and the Detroit Red Wings won their fourth straight game by beating the Seattle Kraken 4-3 on Wednesday night. Detroit won the shootout 2-1, with Dylan Larkin also converting. Robby...

Matthews nets hat trick, surging Maple Leafs thrash Avs 8-3

Dec. 01, 2021 23:42 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews scored three goals for his fourth career hat trick and the streaking Toronto Maple Leafs thumped the Colorado Avalanche 8-3 on Wednesday night. John Tavares had a goal and two assists for Toronto (17-6-1), while William Nylander scored one...

Kreider, Shesterkin lead Rangers to 4-1 win over Flyers

Dec. 01, 2021 23:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Kreider scored again and Igor Shesterkin stopped 33 shots to help the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win. Artemi Panarin had a goal and an assist, Jacob Trouba and Dryden Hunt also...

Prosecutor: No charges in goalie Kivlenieks' fireworks death

Dec. 01, 2021 19:12 PM EST

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed in the fireworks-related death of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks at a Detroit-area home during a July 4 celebration, the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday. The death has...

Binnington rebounds, Blues rally to beat Lightning 4-3 in SO

Dec. 01, 2021 00:50 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington was looking for a place to hide. The St. Louis goalie gave up three goals on the first nine shots he faced Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning, including an embarrassing miscue on a shot that bounced off the glass and went...

Hintz records first hat trick as Stars defeat Hurricanes 4-1

Dec. 01, 2021 00:20 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Roope Hintz scored his first career hat trick on an empty netter in the closing minutes, and the Dallas Stars beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Linemates Joe Pavelski had a goal and two assists and Jason...

Forsberg scores 4, leading Predators past Blue Jackets 6-0

Nov. 30, 2021 23:45 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored four goals and Juuse Saros made 27 saves for his first shutout of the season, leading the Nashville Predators to a 6-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Yakov Trenin and Nick Cousins also scored, and...

Red Wings beat Bruins 2-1 for franchise's 3,000th victory

Nov. 30, 2021 23:30 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Marc Staal’s first goal of the season was the tiebreaker with just over eight minutes remaining in the third period, and Alex Nedeljkovic made 41 saves, leading Detroit to a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night, the Red Wings’ 3,000th victory. ...

Devils sign center Jack Hughes to 8-year, $64M extension

Nov. 30, 2021 22:56 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have locked up their best player until the end of the decade, signing center Jack Hughes to an eight-year, $64 million contract extension. General manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the signing Tuesday afternoon, hours before the...

Timo Meier scores twice in Sharks' 5-2 win over Devils

Nov. 30, 2021 22:40 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sharks' leading scorer Timo Meier scored twice, James Reimer made 32 saves and San Jose defeated the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Tuesday night. Noah Gregor, Jacob Middleton and Erik Karlsson also scored for the Sharks, who have started their five-game...