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Niederreiter, Wallmark score lead Hurricanes past Oilers 7-4

Jan. 21, 2019 1:32 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It didn't take long for Nino Niederreiter to fit in with the Carolina Hurricanes. Niederreiter and Lucas Wallmark each scored twice to lead the Hurricanes to a 7-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night. Acquired from Minnesota on Friday, Niederreiter got his first goals...

Hinostroza scores winner, Coyotes beat slumping Maple Leafs

Jan. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes are on a nice roll and just keep on winning in Toronto. Vinnie Hinostroza scored in the third period and the Coyotes beat the slumping Maple Leafs 4-2 on Sunday night for their fifth win in the last seven games. Clayton Keller, Mario Kempe and Lawson Crouse also scored...

Pettersson scores in return from injury; Canucks beat Wings

Jan. 20, 2019 9:55 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Elias Pettersson was hard on himself after his first game back from a knee injury. His coach was more forgiving. Pettersson had a goal and an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Sunday. "I felt I lost the puck a few times, made some bad...

Islanders down Ducks 3-0 for 5th straight win

Jan. 20, 2019 9:34 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders are dominating opponents with a smothering defense and timely scoring. They executed that winning formula to perfection on Sunday against the Anaheim Ducks. Cal Clutterbuck scored twice in the first period and Robin Lehner made 19 saves for his third shutout...

Reirden starts Smith-Pelly in return to Chicago

Jan. 20, 2019 8:06 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Washington Capitals coach Todd Reirden wanted to show his support for Devante Smith-Pelly. So he put him on the ice for the opening face-off. Smith-Pelly got the start Sunday in his first game in Chicago since the black winger heard chants of "basketball, basketball, basketball" while he was...

Toews gets hat trick as Blackhawks beat slumping Caps 8-5

Jan. 20, 2019 6:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews loves playing alongside Patrick Kane, and the feeling is mutual. With the Chicago Blackhawks struggling once again, coach Jeremy Colliton tried an old favorite. Toews had three goals and two assists, Kane added two goals and three assists, and the Blackhawks handed the...

Flames stay hot with 5-2 victory over Oilers

Jan. 20, 2019 2:13 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames are getting some offense from just about everyone right now. Mark Giordano, Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund each had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory over the rival Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. "It was a big win, for sure," Backlund...

Marchessault's hat trick helps Vegas beat Penguins 7-3

Jan. 20, 2019 2:09 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson have struggled to find the back of the net since Dec. 22, scoring a combined three goals over 12 games. Vegas' dynamic top-line forwards topped that Saturday night. Marchessault scored three goals for his second career hat trick and Karlsson got...

Parise scores 20th goal, Wild beat Blue Jackets 2-1

Jan. 20, 2019 12:59 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau believes the typical sense of urgency to make a playoff push is hitting teams earlier than normal this season. It certainly seemed that way for the Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Disappointing home losses and tightening standings have...

Ekblad, Trocheck lead Panthers over Predators 4-2

Jan. 20, 2019 12:02 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vincent Trocheck's legs are feeling good and the Panthers are grateful. Trocheck and Aaron Ekblad each had a goal and an assist to lead Florida to a 4-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night. On a breakaway, Trocheck slipped a backhander between Juuse Saros' pads at...