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Injuries to key scorers thin out lines for Blue…

Four key Columbus Blue Jackets' forwards and a defensemen went down to injuries in recent weeks, leaving coach John Tortorella to patch together lines with help from minor-league Cleveland

Pavelski scores in shootout to lift Sharks over Coyotes

Joe Pavelski scored the only goal of the shootout to lift the San Jose Sharks over the Arizona Coyotes 3-2

Saros shutout leads Predators over Golden Knights 1-0

Juuse Saros made 43 saves, Kevin Fiala scored eight minutes into the third period and the Nashville Predators beat the Vegas Golden Knights 1-0

Spezza scores 2 after scratch and Stars beat Red Wings 4-2

Jason Spezza scores 2 power-play goals as Dallas Stars beat Detroit Red Wings 4-2

Severson scores 2 as Devils beat Islanders, end 6-game skid

Damon Severson scored twice 1:26 apart in New Jersey's three-goal second period, and the Devils ended a six-game skid with a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders

Steen ties it, Dunn scores in OT to lift Blues over Leafs

Alexander Steen tied it with 57 seconds left and Vince Dunn scored 1:43 into overtime, lifting the St. Louis Blues over the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Tuesday night

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Rangers rout Flyers behind Nash's 2 goals

Rick Nash scored twice while New York notched five straight goals, and the Rangers rolled over the Philadelphia Flyers 5-1

Tavares' 2nd goal lifts Islanders past Canadiens 5-4 in OT

John Tavares scored his second goal of the game 1:51 into overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens

Golden Knights hope to sustain momentum in second…

The expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who have the best record in the Western Conference, look to sustain that momentum in the second half of the season.

AP Source: Sharks place D Paul Martin on waivers

A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the San Jose Sharks have placed veteran defenseman Paul Martin on waivers

Sharks beat rival LA Kings for 3rd straight time, 4-1

Chris Tierney had a goal and an assist, and Martin Jones made 35 saves in the San Jose Sharks' third straight victory over the rival Los Angeles Kings, 4-1

MacKinnon helps Avs beat Ducks 3-1 for 7th…

Nathan MacKinnon kept up his torrid home scoring with a goal, Jonathan Bernier stopped 33 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 for their seventh straight win

Seguin scores in OT to lead Stars to 3-2 win over…

Former Bruins first-round draft pick Tyler Seguin scored on a delayed penalty in overtime to lead the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory over Boston

Sutter gets overtime winner, Canucks beat Wild 3-2

Back after 21-game absence, Sutter lifts Vancouver to 3-2 overtime win over Minnesota

Simon, Kessel lead Penguins to 5-2 win against Rangers

Dominik Simon and Phil Kessel scored milestone goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-2 victory against the New York Rangers

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Hamilton, Flames beat Hurricanes 4-1 for 7th win in row

Dougie Hamilton scored twice, Mike Smith made 38 saves and the Calgary Flames ran their winning streak to seven straight games with a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes

Bertuzzi scores as Red Wings beat Blackhawks 4-0

Tyler Bertuzzi scores 1st NHL goal as Detroit Red Wings blank Chicago Blackhawks 4-0

Barzal, Beauvillier lead Islanders to 7-2 win over Rangers

Mathew Barzal scores twice as New York Islanders beat New York Rangers 7-2

Donskoi ties it with 15.4 seconds left, Sharks win in OT

Joonas Donskoi tied it with 15.4 seconds left in the third period and Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored in overtime, lifting the San Jose Sharks over the Arizona Coyotes 6-5

Kase sends Ducks past LA Kings 4-2 in feisty rivalry game

Ondrej Kase had two goals and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks held off the Los Angeles Kings in the third period for their first victory of the season in the Freeway Faceoff rivalry, 4-2

Nurse scores in OT to lift Oilers over Golden Knights 3-2

Darnell Nurse scored 55 seconds into overtime to lift the Edmonton Oilers past the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2

Kerfoot scores, assists on winner as Avs beat Stars 4-1

Alexander Kerfoot scored in the first period and assisted on Nathan MacKinnon's winner, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 for their sixth straight win

Danault hit in head by Chara's slap shot; Bruins…

Boston Bruins post 4-3 shootout win over Montreal after Canadiens' Danault hit in head by Chara slap shot

Couturier helps Flyers beat Devils 5-3

Couturier scores twice as Philadelphia Flyers beat New Jersey Devils 5-3 for 4th straight win

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Dumba scores twice, Wild beat Jets 4-1

Matt Dumba had two goals, Jason Zucker and Mikael Granlund also scored and the Minnesota Wild beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1

Malkin powers Penguins past Red Wings 4-1

Evgeni Malkin scores twice as Pittsburgh Penguins top Detroit Red Wings 4-1

Darnell Nurse scores twice, Oilers beat Coyotes 4-2

Darnell Nurse scored twice on rising slap shots from the left circle and the Edmonton Oilers overcame an early two-goal deficit to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2