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  • Red Wings' Wilson exits due to injury
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    DETROIT -- Red Wings center Scott Wilson left in the second period of Detroit's game Wednesday against the Edmonton Oilers with a lower-body injury.

    • The team announced he would not return to the game.

      Wilson slid to block a shot and took a puck in the left leg. He limped off the ice and immediately retired to the dressing room.

      Acquired Oct. 21 in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wilson has no points and a minus-2 rating through 17 games this season.

  • Stars recall LW McKenzie
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    The Dallas Stars recalled left winger Curtis McKenzie from the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

    • The team also reassigned defenseman Julius Honka to its AHL affiliate.

      McKenzie, 26, has 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) in 16 games played for Texas this season. His eight goals are tied for 10th in the AHL and share first on Texas, and he is second on the team in points. He also shares third in the AHL and leads Texas with five power-play goals.

      In parts of three seasons with Dallas, McKenzie owns 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) and 120 penalty minutes in 92 regular-season games played. Last season, he set career bests with 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) and 72 penalty minutes in 53 games. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound native of Golden, British Columbia, was originally selected by Dallas in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL draft.

      Honka, 21, has appeared in six games with Dallas during the 2017-18 season, recording six shots on goal, three hits and five blocked shots while averaging 14:58 time on ice per. In eight games with Texas, he has 11 shots and four penalty minutes. The 5-11, 185-pound native of Jyvaskyla, Finland, was originally selected by Dallas in the first round (14th overall) in 2014.

  • Panthers recall F Haapala
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    The Florida Panthers recalled forward Henrik Haapala from the Springfield Thunderbirds of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

    • Haapala, 23, has appeared in 11 games with Springfield, recording seven points (two goals, five assists).

      The 5-foot-9, 165-pound native of Lempaala, Finland, played in 51 games with Tampere Tappara (Liiga) during the 2016-17 season, totaling 60 points (15 goals, 45 assists). He won his second consecutive Liiga Championship, posting nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 16 playoffs games.

      Haapala, who was undrafted, was signed as a free agent by Florida on June 1.

  • NHL roundup: Tarasenko, Blues roll over Oilers
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Tarasenko completed a Gordie Howe hat trick -- scoring two goals, assisting on two more and getting into a fight -- to lead the St. Louis Blues to an 8-3 rout over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.

    • Brayden Schenn also scored twice and assisted on two more goals, extending his career-high point streak to eight games, as the Blues won their third in a row and improved their Western Conference-leading record to 16-5-1.

      Milan Lucic, Leon Draisaitl and Darnell Nurse scored for the Oilers.

      Canucks 5, Flyers 2

      PHILADELPHIA -- Brock Boeser scored a pair of goals to lead Vancouver over Philadelphia.

      The Canucks' Daniel Sedin added a goal and an assist to move within four points of the 1,000-point mark. Vancouver's Sven Baertschi picked up his eighth goal of the season, and Loui Eriksson added an empty-net goal and an assist.

      Defenseman Ivan Provorov and right winger Jakub Voracek netted goals for the Flyers, who lost for the fifth straight time.

      Stars 3, Canadiens 1

      DALLAS -- Devin Shore and Tyler Seguin each had a goal and an assist, and Ben Bishop stopped 29 of 30 shots for Dallas in a victory against Montreal.

      Jason Spezza also scored for the Stars, who improved to 8-2-0 at home.

      Brendan Gallagher had the lone goal for the Canadiens, who lost their fourth straight.

  • NHL notebook: Jackets activate Sedlak
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    The Columbus Blue Jackets activated center Lukas Sedlak off injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.

    • Sedlak has been sidelined 13 games due to an ankle injury he sustained in a practice on Oct. 23. He is expected to return to the lineup for Wednesday's home game against the Calgary Flames.

      The 24-year-old Czech has recorded two goals and four penalty minutes in eight games this season. Sedlak has collected nine goals, six assists, 29 penalty minutes and a plus-8 rating in 70 career contests with the Blue Jackets.

      --The Minnesota Wild recalled Zack Mitchell from Iowa and reassigned fellow forwards Joel Eriksson Ek and Luke Kunin to the American Hockey League affiliate.

      Mitchell leads Iowa with 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) in 11 games this season. The 24-year-old Ontario native scored and set up a goal in five games with Minnesota in 2017-18.

      Eriksson Ek collected one goal and two assists in 20 games with Minnesota this season. The 20-year-old Swede has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 35 career contests with the club.

      Kunin has scored two goals and set up two others during 17 games with Minnesota in 2017-18.

      --The Boston Bruins recalled defenseman Matt Grzelcyk from Providence of the American Hockey League.

      Grzelcyk joined the team for Tuesday's practice and will travel with the club to New Jersey to face the Devils for Wednesday's contest.

      The 23-year-old Massachusetts native recorded a plus-1 rating during his one game this season with Boston.

  • Blue Jackets activate C Sedlak off injured reserve
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    The Columbus Blue Jackets activated center Lukas Sedlak off injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.

    • Sedlak has been sidelined 13 games due to an ankle injury he sustained in a practice on Oct. 23. He is expected to return to the lineup for Wednesday's home game against the Calgary Flames.

      The 24-year-old Czech has recorded two goals and four penalty minutes in eight games this season.

      Sedlak has collected nine goals, six assists, 29 penalty minutes and a plus-8 rating in 70 career contests with the Blue Jackets.

  • Wild recall F Mitchell from Iowa
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    The Minnesota Wild recalled Zack Mitchell from Iowa and reassigned fellow forwards Joel Eriksson Ek and Luke Kunin to the American Hockey League affiliate on Tuesday.

    • Mitchell leads Iowa with 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) in 11 games this season. The 24-year-old Ontario native scored and set up a goal in five games with Minnesota in 2017-18.

      Eriksson Ek collected one goal and two assists in 20 games with Minnesota this season. The 20-year-old Swede has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 35 career contests with the club.

      Kunin has scored two goals and set up two others during 17 games with Minnesota in 2017-18. The 19-year-old Missouri native, who was selected 15th overall in the 2016 NHL draft by the Wild, notched two assists in his NHL debut versus the Columbus Blue Jackets on Oct. 14.

  • Bruins recall D Grzelcyk
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    The Boston Bruins recalled defenseman Matt Grzelcyk from Providence of the American Hockey League, the team announced Tuesday.

    • Grzelcyk joined the team for Tuesday's practice and will travel with the club to New Jersey to face the Devils for Wednesday's contest.

      The 23-year-old Massachusetts native recorded a plus-1 rating during his one game this season with Boston.

      Grzelcyk has collected four assists and a plus-4 rating in 14 games with Providence this season.

  • NHL roundup: Predators halt Jets' four-game win streak
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ryan Johansen and Kyle Turris each had a goal and an assist as the Nashville Predators dumped the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Monday night.

    • In a matchup of two of the NHL's hottest teams, Nashville won for the seventh time in eight games, using a three-goal uprising in the second period to hand Winnipeg only its third regulation loss in 18 games. The result halted the Jets' four-game win streak.

      Johansen broke a 1-1 tie 26 seconds into the second period, taking Filip Forsberg's pass in the slot and ripping a wrister over the glove of Connor Hellebuyck. Turris made it 3-1 at 11:32 with a one-timer from Roman Josi on the power play.

      Ducks 3, Sharks 2 (SO)

      SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Antoine Vermette scored in the ninth round of a marathon shootout as Anaheim beat San Jose at SAP Center.

      Joonas Donskoi sent the game to overtime by scoring the tying goal for the Sharks -- his second goal of the game and seventh of the season -- on a power play at 8:19 of the third period.

      The Ducks scored 45 seconds into the second period to tie the score at 1 when Brandon Montour made a perfect cross-ice feed from the right point to Corey Perry, who punched home his fourth goal. Rickard Rakel scored the go-ahead goal for Anaheim at 11:39 of the second.

      Blue Jackets 3, Sabres 2

      BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Artemi Panarin scored for the second game in a row to lead Columbus over Buffalo.

      Pierre-Luc Dubois and Boone Jenner also scored for the Blue Jackets, who won their fourth game in a row. Sam Reinhart and Evander Kane collected the Sabres' goals.

      Robin Lehner made 27 saves for the Sabres. Sergei Bobrovsky had 30 saves for the Blue Jackets, but his shutout streak ended at 1:17:23 in the third period.

      Coyotes 4, Maple Leafs 1

      TORONTO -- Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the go-ahead goal on a power play late in the second period and Arizona defeated Toronto.

      The Coyotes ended the Maple Leafs' six-game winning streak and earned their third win in a row. Arizona is 7-0-1 in its past eight games at the Air Canada Centre.

      Brendan Perlini, Max Domi and Tobias Rieder also scored for Arizona, and Antti Raanta made 27 saves. James van Riemsdyk scored for Toronto, and Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots.

      Devils 4, Wild 3 (OT)

      SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Two fortunate bounces and John Moore's goal in the first minute of overtime helped New Jersey snap a two-game losing streak. Moore got his third goal of the season 52 seconds into OT off a pass from Adam Henrique as Minnesota's late rally went for naught.

      Henrique and Steven Santini both scored goals that went into the net off a Minnesota player, and Cory Schneider chipped in with 33 saves for the Devils. Will Butcher added a goal for New Jersey.

      Minnesota's Mikael Granlund scored twice in the final 10 minutes to force overtime after New Jersey built a 3-1 lead. Nino Niederreiter also scored, and Devan Dubnyk had 21 saves for the Wild.

      Flames 4, Capitals 1

      WASHINGTON -- Johnny Gaudreau extended his career-best point streak to 10 games with a goal and an assist, Mike Smith made 29 saves, and Calgary defeated Washington.

      Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund each added a goal and an assist, and Mark Giordano scored for Calgary. Dougie Hamilton and Matthew Tkachuk each had two assists. Gaudreau has eight goals and 11 assists in his past 10 games.

      Lars Eller scored for the Capitals, who saw their five-game home winning streak end.

  • Blues D Bouwmeester set for season debut
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, November 20, 2017

    Veteran defenseman Jay Bouwmeester was activated from injured reserve Monday, the St. Louis Blues announced.

    • Bouwmeester fractured his left ankle after getting hit by a puck on the third day of training camp in September.

      The 34-year-old is expected to begin his sixth season with St. Louis on Tuesday against the Edmonton Oilers. He will be rejoining a team whose 31 points lead the Western Conference.

      Last season, the 6-foot-4 Bouwmeester totaled one goal and 15 points in 81 games while being paired with captain Alex Pietrangelo.

      In 1,071 regular-season games, Bouwmeester has career totals of 82 goals and 309 assists with the Florida Panthers, Calgary Flames and St. Louis. He was the third overall pick in the 2002 draft by Florida and acquired by St. Louis from Calgary in 2013.

  • NHL suspends Gudas for 10 games, Watson for 2
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, November 19, 2017

    Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas received a 10-game suspension and Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson was handed a two-game ban in punishments announced by the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety on Sunday night.

    • Gudas' suspension was for slashing Jets forward Mathieu Perreault in Winnipeg on Thursday. Gudas was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for slashing when the incident occurred at 9:50 of the first period.

      "He got the meaty part of the neck. It could have been worse, I guess," Perreault told the Courier Post of Cherry Hill, N.J. "He apologized in the penalty box, but when you look at the replay, it looks like he did it on purpose. It wasn't an accident. He's been known for doing stuff like that, so I certainly don't appreciate it."

      A 27-year-old Czech native, Gudas has no goals, two assists and 57 penalty minutes in 17 games this season.

      Watson was sanctioned for boarding Colorado Avalanche forward Dominic Toninato in Nashville on Saturday. Watson was handed assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding at 11:47 of the first period.

      Watson, a 25-year-old Michigan native, has one goal, one assist and 33 penalty minutes in 19 games.

      The 10-game suspension will cost Gudas $408,536.60, while the two-game suspension will cost Watson $11,827.96. The fines go to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

  • NHL roundup: Hurricanes' Teravainen flusters Isles
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, November 19, 2017

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Teuvo Teravainen continued his offensive surge by scoring two goals as the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the New York Islanders 4-2 on Sunday.

    • Teravainen, who also posted an assist, has five goals in the last two home games combined. Overall, he has 10 points in four games, and linemate Sebastian Aho has nine points in the same span.

      Aho had a goal and two assists on Sunday, and Elias Lindholm also scored for the Hurricanes. Aho has scored in four consecutive games. Justin Faulk also posted two assists for the Hurricanes.

      Nick Leddy notched a goal and an assist, and John Tavares also scored for New York, which had its three-game winning streak end.

      Avalanche 4, Red Wings 3 (OT)

      DETROIT -- Nathan MacKinnon scored 2:55 into overtime, lifting Colorado to a come-from-behind win over Detroit.

      MacKinnon joined Erik Johnson with a goal and an assist, and Nail Yakupov and Carl Soderberg also scored for Colorado, which trailed 3-1 in third period. Tyson Barrie had two assists, and Jonathan Bernier stopped 21 shots.

      Justin Abdelkader, Andreas Athanasiou and Niklas Kronwall scored for Detroit. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard made 33 saves.

      Rangers 3, Senators 0

      NEW YORK -- Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 20 shots as New York ended a two-game slide by defeating Ottawa.

      Kevin Hayes, Michael Grabner and Mika Zibanejad had the goals for the Rangers, who had to kill off a five-minute penalty midway through the third period to preserve the win.

      Craig Anderson stopped 24 shots for the Senators, who dropped their third game in a row.

      Ducks 3, Panthers 2

      ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Brandon Montour scored the decisive goal and John Gibson posted 50 saves as Anaheim defeated Florida.

      The Ducks scored two power-play goals to record their second consecutive victory. They had lost their prior three meetings with the Panthers, including an 8-3 drubbing in Florida last month. Josh Manson and Rickard Rakell added goals for Anaheim.

      The Panthers dropped their second game in a row despite outshooting their opponents in both games. Vincent Trocheck and Keith Yandle each had a goal and an assist for the Panthers, who scored one power play goal on six chances. Aleksander Barkov assisted on both Florida goals.

      Golden Knights 4, Kings 2

      LAS VEGAS -- William Karlsson scored two first-period goals, and Maxime Lagace made 27 saves to lead Vegas past Los Angeles.

      Cody Eakin had a goal and an assist, Alex Tuch added an empty-net goal and Reilly Smith notched two assists for the Golden Knights, who improved to 8-1-0 at home.

      Trevor Lewis and Tanner Pearson each scored a goal for Los Angeles, which lost for the sixth time in seven games. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was pulled after surrendering three goals on nine shots at the 11:22 mark of the first period. It was the fifth straight game that Quick has lost in net.

  • NHL notebook: Jets' Enstrom placed on IR
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, November 19, 2017

    The Winnipeg Jets placed defenseman Toby Enstrom on injured reserve Sunday, and the team announced he will miss up to eight weeks with a lower-body injury.

    • Enstrom was injured Saturday during the Jets' 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.

      Enstrom, 33, has two assists and six penalty minutes in 19 games this season, his 11th with the franchise. The Swede is in the final season of a five-year, $28.75 million contract and will be a free agent at the end of the season.

      In a corresponding move, the Jets recalled defenseman Tucker Poolman from the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League. Poolman, 24, appeared in his first three career games for the Jets this season, making his NHL debut on Oct. 9 at Edmonton.

      --The Columbus Blue Jackets recalled defenseman Gabriel Carlsson, left winger Sonny Milano and goaltender Joonas Korpisalo from the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL.

      Korpisalo made 32 saves, while Carlsson and Milano each had a plus-1 rating in Cleveland's 3-1 win over the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday.

      In another move, the Blue Jackets assigned goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks to their AHL affiliate. Kivlenieks, 21, is 2-3-1 with a 2.64 goals-against average and .896 save percentage in six games with the Monsters in his first professional season.

      --The Arizona Coyotes assigned defenseman Dakota Mermis to the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL.

      Mermis, 23, has one goal, two assists and six penalty minutes in seven games with Tucson this season. The 5-foot-11, 187-pound native of Alton, Ill., owns 28 points (six goals, 22 assists) and 139 penalty minutes in 137 career AHL games with Tucson and Springfield.

      Mermis has played in seven games for the Coyotes this season, with seven shots on goal.

      --The Florida Panthers assigned forward Curtis Valk to the Springfield Thunderbirds of the AHL.

      Valk, 24, appeared in one game with Florida, making his NHL debut on Nov. 14 against Dallas. He recorded 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 16 games with Springfield this season.

      Undrafted, the 5-foot-9, 170-pound native of Medicine Hat, Alberta, signed an entry-level contract with the Panthers on July 1.

  • Jets place Enstrom on IR
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, November 19, 2017

    The Winnipeg Jets placed defenseman Toby Enstrom on injured reserve Sunday and the team announced he will miss up to eight weeks with a lower-body injury.

    • Enstrom was injured during Saturday's 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.

      Enstrom, 33, has two assists and six penalty minutes in 19 games this season, his 11th with the franchise. The Swede is in the final season of a five-year, $28.75 million contract and will be a free agent at the end of the season.

      In a corresponding move, the Jets recalled defenseman Tucker Poolman from the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.

      Poolman, 24, appeared in his first three career games for the Jets this season, making his NHL debut on Oct. 9 at Edmonton. The native of Dubuque, Iowa, has played seven games for the Moose in his first professional season and has one assist and four penalty minutes.

      Poolman was drafted by the Jets in the fifth round in 2013.

  • Coyotes reassign D Mermis
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, November 19, 2017

    The Arizona Coyotes assigned defenseman Dakota Mermis to the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League on Sunday.

    • Mermis, 23, has one goal, two assists and six penalty minutes in seven games with Tucson this season. The 5-foot-11, 187-pound native of Alton, Ill., owns 28 points (six goals, 22 assists) and 139 penalty minutes in 137 career AHL games with Tucson and Springfield.

      Mermis has played in seven games for the Coyotes this season, with seven shots on goal.

  • Panthers assign Valk to AHL
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, November 19, 2017

    The Florida Panthers assigned forward Curtis Valk to the Springfield Thunderbirds of the American Hockey League on Sunday.

    • Valk, 24, appeared in one game with Florida, making his NHL debut on Nov. 14 against Dallas. He recorded 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 16 games with Springfield this season.

      Undrafted, the 5-foot-9, 170-pound native of Medicine Hat, Alberta, signed an entry-level contract with the Panthers on July 1.

  • Blue Jackets recall Carlsson, Milano, Korpisalo
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, November 19, 2017

    The Columbus Blue Jackets recalled defenseman Gabriel Carlsson, left winger Sonny Milano and goaltender Joonas Korpisalo from the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League.

    • In another move announced Sunday, the Blue Jackets assigned goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks to their AHL affiliate.

      Korpisalo made 32 saves, while Carlsson and Milano each had a plus-1 rating in Cleveland's 3-1 win over the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday.

      Carlsson, 20, has recorded an assist in eight games with the Blue Jackets this season and has a total of two assists in 10 career games since making his NHL debut at the end of last season. The Orebro, Sweden native has an assist in four career AHL games. Carlsson was Columbus' second first-round pick (29th overall) in the 2015 NHL draft.

      Milano, 22, has eight points (five goals, three assists) and four penalty minutes in 17 games with Columbus this season. He has nine points in 24 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets. He owns 83 points (32 goals, 51 assists) in 128 career AHL games with the Monsters and Springfield Falcons since making his pro debut at the end of the 2014-15 campaign. The Massapequa, N.Y., native was the Blue Jackets' first-round pick (16th overall) in 2014.

      Korpisalo, 23, has gone 1-3-0 with a 3.28 goals-against average and .896 save percentage with Columbus this season. He is 24-19-5 with a 2.73 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in 49 career NHL games, all with the Blue Jackets. The native of Finland is 16-16-5 with a 2.53 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 38 career AHL games with the Monsters. Korpisalo was Columbus' third-round pick in 2012.

      Kivlenieks, 21, has gone 2-3-1 with a 2.64 goals-against average and .896 save percentage in six games with the Monsters in his first professional season. The native of Latvia was signed by Columbus to a three-year, entry-level contract on May 25.

  • NHL roundup: Islanders cool off Lightning
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Anders Lee scored twice and John Tavares picked up two assists and added an empty-net goal as the New York Islanders knocked off the Tampa Bay Lightning with a 5-3 victory on Saturday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

    • Josh Bailey had three assists, Brock Nelson and Andrew Ladd also scored, and Josh Bailey had two assists for New York. Thomas Greiss stopped 36 shots in the win.

      The Islanders have won three consecutive games for the second time this season.

      Yanni Gourde scored twice and Ondrej Palat added one goal for Tampa Bay, which suffered its first regulation loss since Oct. 28. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 27 shots to suffer his first loss in regulation since Oct. 7 at Florida.

      Blackhawks 2, Penguins 1

      PITTSBURGH -- Artem Anisimov scored the go-ahead goal as Chicago continued its dominating run against Pittsburgh.

      Gustav Forsling also scored for Chicago, which has won eight in a row against Pittsburgh, including a 10-1 pasting in the teams' first meeting this season on Oct. 5.

      Anisimov's goal in the second period came 21 seconds after Matt Hunwick scored short-handed to tie it for the Penguins.

      It was the first home regulation loss for Pittsburgh, which is 6-1-1 at PPG Paints Arena.

      Capitals 3, Wild 1

      WASHINGTON -- T.J. Oshie had a goal and an assist, Braden Holtby stopped 30 shots and Washington defeated Minnesota.

      Dmitry Orlov and Evgeny Kuznetsov also had goals for Washington.

      Nino Niederreiter scored for the Wild, who had a four-game winning streak stopped.

      Alex Stalock, making his first start since Halloween, had 40 saves. Stalock stopped Chandler Stephensen's penalty shot with 4:49 left to keep the Wild within 2-1. But a four-minute high sticking penalty on Minnesota's Ryan Suter with 3:13 left led to Kuznetsov's clincher with 2:37 remaining.

      Washington's Alex Ovechkin left the game with 11:00 left in the second period after taking a puck to the face.

      Hurricanes 3, Sabres 1

      BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sebastian Aho scored the go-ahead goal with 4:45 remaining to lead Carolina over Buffalo.

      After a mistake by Justin Falk, who mishandled a bouncing puck, Aho grabbed the puck and raced toward the Buffalo net. He beat Robin Lehner with a wrist shot.

      Justin Williams and Joakim Nordstrom (empty-netter) also scored for the Hurricane. Scott Darling made 24 saves.

      Evander Kane scored for Buffalo and Chad Johnson stopped 30 shots.

      Maple Leafs 6, Canadiens 0

      MONTREAL -- Frederik Andersen made 33 saves for his second straight shutout and Toronto beat Montreal for its sixth win in a row.

      Andersen made 16 saves during a scoreless first period on his way to his 13th career shutout for Toronto, whose streak is their longest since December 2014.

      Auston Matthews scored twice in his return to the lineup after missing four games because of an upper-body injury.

      Montreal has lost three straight (0-2-1) and is 1-3-1 in its past five games.

      Predators 5, Avalanche 2

      NASHVILLE -- Pekka Rinne turned aside 29 shots to lead Nashville over Colorado.

      Craig Smith poked a loose puck past Semyon Varlamov right in front of the net with 34.7 seconds left left in the opening period to give Nashville a 1-0 lead.

      Nashville blew it open midway through the second period by scoring twice in a span of 87 seconds. Colton Sissons got his third goal of the year with 10:49 left after redirecting Roman Josi's pass. Shortly after that, Anthony Bitetto made it 3-0 with his first of the season on a slap shot from just above the left faceoff circle.

      Mattias Ekholm and Viktor Arvidsson added goals in the third period to make it 5-0. Colorado avoided its second shutout of the season thanks to goals by Andrei Mironov and J.T. Compher in the final 4:37.

      Flames 5, Flyers 4 (OT)

      PHILADELPHIA -- Sean Monahan had his first career hat trick and Michael Frolik netted the game-winner 1:18 into overtime to lift Calgary past Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center.

      Johnny Gaudreau added a goal and two assists to extend his points streak to a career-high nine games for the Flames.

      Goaltender Mike Smith, who returned from an upper body injury, made 35 saves to earn his 10th win for the Flames, who have six wins in their last eight games.

      Brandon Manning and Ivan Provorov and Sean Couturier and Nolan Patrick scored for the Flyers, who lost for the fourth straight time.

      Stars 6, Oilers 3

      DALLAS -- Antoine Roussel had a goal and two assists and Ben Bishop stopped all 18 shots he faced in relief of Kari Lehtonen in Dallas' win over Edmonton at American Airlines Center.

      Alexander Radulov, who also added an assist, Devin Shore, Radek Faksa, Jamie Benn and Jason Spezza scored for Dallas, which is 7-2-0 at home.

      Drake Caggiula had two goals and Connor McDavid had a goal and two assists for Edmonton.

      Coyotes 3, Senators 2 (OT)

      OTTAWA -- Anthony Duclair scored his third goal of the game 1:22 into overtime to lift Arizona past Ottawa at Canadian Tire Centre.

      Duclair's shot from the right wing faceoff circle slipped past goalie Mike Condon and trickled over the goal line as the Coyotes won their second game in a row. His second goal at 11:32 of the third period had tied the score 2-2.

      Mark Stone and Mark Borowiecki scored for the Senators, who lost their second straight.

      Antti Raanta turned aside 30 shots for Arizona and Condon made 25 saves.

      Kings 4, Panthers 0

      LOS ANGELES -- Darcy Kuemper made 24 saves for his eighth career shutout and Los Angeles ended a five-game losing streak at Staples Center with a win over Florida.

      Kuemper improved 3-0-1 while making his fourth start of the season in place of Jonathan Quick, who had gotten the nod in each of the past five games. Kuemper posted his first shutout since a 3-0 victory against the Kings at Staples Center on Jan. 21, 2016.

      Jonny Brodzinski scored his first NHL goal to give the Kings a 2-0 cushion at 2:23 of the third period. Tyler Toffoli scored during a delayed penalty at 8:14 of the first period, Andy Andreoff netted his first of the season and Trevor Lewis scored into an empty net with 2:53 remaining.

      Jets 5, Devils 2

      WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Winnipeg used a 95-second surge to score three second-period goals to blow open a tight game against New Jersey at Bell MTS Place.

      Patrik Laine, Jacob Trouba and Matt Hendricks scored in rapid succession and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 34 shots for his 11th win of the season. The Jets (12-4-3) also received goals from Mathieu Perreault and Kyle Connor.

      Cory Schneider stopped 17 of 22 shots for the Devils before being pulled after the second period. Keith Kinkaid stopped 12 shots in relief.

      Will Butcher and Brian Gibbons each scored a goal for New Jersey.

      Blues 4, Canucks 3

      VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Bradyen Schenn scored at 2:41 of overtime as St. Louis battled back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Vancouver.

      Joel Edmundson, Vladimir Sobotka and Colton Parayko also scored for St. Louis. Paul Stastny added three assists

      Sven Baertschi, Brock Boeser and Markus Granlund scored for Vancouver. Loui Eriksson had two assists for the Canucks, who have one win in their last five games.

      The Blues tied the score 3-3 at 4:46 of the third period. Alex Pietrangelo forced a turnover behind the Vancouver net, then Stastny fed the puck to Edmundson. His shot from the faceoff circle beat Canucks goalie Anders Nilsson on the blocker side.

      Bruins 3, Sharks 1

      SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Rookie Danton Heinen scored his fourth of the season -- and third against San Jose -- at 14:09 of the third period to clinch Boston's win.

      Peter Cehlarik had scored his first career goal by following Jake DeBrusk's shot at 6:17 of the first period. The Sharks challenged, but the situation room in Toronto judged DeBrusk collided with Dell after getting tripped by Joakin Ryan.

      Then DeBrusk scored Boston's second goal on a breakaway at 10:46 as a San Jose power play was ending.

      Timo Meier scored the first goal of the game at 4:50 of the first period for the Sharks.

  • NHL notebook: Ovechkin takes puck to face vs. Wild
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, November 18, 2017

    WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin left the Washington Capitals' game Saturday night against the Minnesota Wild with 11 minutes left in the second period after taking a puck to the face.

    • A puck off the stick of Minnesota's Chris Stewart deflected off Ovechkin's stick and then hit him in the face below his visor.

      Ovechkin fell to the ice and was helped up by a trainer and went to the dressing room. Ovechkin left a pool of blood where he had fallen, which was cleaned up before play resumed.

      Ovechkin returned to start the second period.

      --Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford returned to Saturday's game against the Penguins in the second period after being clipped in the head by center Evgeni Malkin.

      Malkin skated past and collided with Crawford, who was out of the crease near the left post at 8:43 of the second period. Crawford remained on the ice for a couple of minutes before being replaced by backup Anton Forsberg.

      Malkin received a minor goaltender interference penalty.

      --The San Jose Sharks placed forward Barclay Goodrow on injured reserve.

      Goodrow, 24, was on the ice 10:38 in Thursday night's 2-0 loss to the Florida Panthers. The injury was not revealed by the team. In six games this season, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Goodrow has two assists and four penalty minutes.

      In a corresponding move, the Sharks recalled forward Danny O'Regan from the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League. O'Regan currently leads all Barracuda skaters in points (12) and goals (six), ranks third for third in assists (six) and second in shots on goal (29) in his 12 games played this season.

      --The Detroit Red Wings assigned defenseman Brian Lashoff to the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins.

      Lashoff, 27, has appeared in 13 games for the Griffins this season, recording a goal, an assist and four penalty minutes. He made his Red Wings season debut on Friday night during Detroit's 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres, with 4:02 time on ice.

      The native of Albany, N.Y., has played parts of nine seasons for the Griffins since making his professional debut during the 2008-09 season. In 343 games with the Griffins, Lashoff owns 71 points (17 goals, 54 assists) and 169 penalty minutes.

      --The St. Louis Blues recalled forward Wade Megan from the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.

      Megan, 27, has played in 10 games for the Wolves this season, logging three assists and eight penalty minutes.

      The 6-foot-1, 191-pound Megan also appeared in one game for the Blues this season, with one shot on goal and 8:21 time on ice. He scored a goal in three games last season.

  • Ovechkin leaves after taking puck to face
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, November 18, 2017

    WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin left the Washington Capitals game Saturday night against the Minnesota Wild with 11 minutes left in the second period after taking a puck to the face.

    • A puck off the stick of Minnesota's Chris Stewart deflected off Ovechkin's stick and then hit him in the face below his visor.

      Ovechkin fell to the ice and was helped up by a trainer and went to the dressing room. Ovechkin left a pool of blood where he had fallen, which was cleaned up before play resumed.

      There was no immediate word on his return.

      Ovechkin has a team-high 13 goals this season and is 22nd on the all-time list with 571.

  • Blackhawks G Crawford injured vs. Penguins
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, November 18, 2017

    PITTSBURGH -- Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford left Saturday's game against the Penguins in the second period after being clipped in the head by center Evgeni Malkin.

    • Malkin skated past and collided with Crawford, who was out of the crease near the left post at 8:43 of the second period. Crawford remained on the ice for a couple of minutes before being replaced by backup Anton Forsberg.

      Malkin received a minor goaltender interference penalty.

  • Sharks place F Goodrow on IR
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, November 18, 2017

    The San Jose Sharks placed forward Barclay Goodrow on injured reserve Saturday.

    • Goodrow, 24, was on the ice 10:38 in Thursday night's 2-0 loss to the Florida Panthers. The injury was not revealed by the team.

      In six games this season, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Goodrow has two assists and four penalty minutes.

      In a corresponding move, the Sharks recalled forward Danny O'Regan from the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League.

      O'Regan currently leads all Barracuda skaters in points (12) and goals (six), ranks third for third in assists (six) and second in shots on goal (29) in his 12 games played this season.

      The 5-foot-10, 180-pound O'Regan was originally selected by San Jose in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL draft.

  • Red Wings assign D Lashoff to Grand Rapids
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, November 18, 2017

    The Detroit Red Wings assigned defenseman Brian Lashoff to the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins on Saturday.

    • Lashoff, 27, has appeared in 13 games for the Griffins this season, recording a goal, an assist and four penalty minutes. He made his Red Wings season debut on Friday night during Detroit's 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres, with 4:02 time on ice.

      The native of Albany, N.Y., has played parts of nine seasons for the Griffins since making his professional debut during the 2008-09 season. In 343 games with the Griffins, Lashoff owns 71 points (17 goals, 54 assists) and 169 penalty minutes.

      Last season, Lashoff became one of just three two-time Calder Cup champions in Griffins' franchise history, winning AHL championships in 2013 and 2017. He has 16 points (four goals, 12 assists) in 68 career AHL postseason games for Grand Rapids.

      The 6-foot-3, 219-pound Lashoff appeared in five games for the Red Wings during the 2016-17 campaign and skated in 123 NHL games since the 2012-13 season, notching 13 points (two goals, 11 assists) and 57 penalty minutes.

  • Blues recall F Megan from AHL
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, November 18, 2017

    The St. Louis Blues recalled forward Wade Megan from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League on Saturday.

    • Megan, 27, has played in 10 games for the Wolves this season, logging three assists and eight penalty minutes.

      The 6-foot-1, 191-pound Megan also appeared in one game for the Blues this season, with one shot on goal and 8:21 time on ice. He scored a goal in three games last season.

      The native of Canton, N.Y., was originally signed by the Blues as a free agent on July 2, 2016.

  • Flames' Tkachuk suspended one game for inciting brawl
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, November 18, 2017

    The NHL suspended Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk one game, without pay, for inciting a brawl in a game vs. the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday.

    • The league officially called the infraction "unsportsmanlike conduct."

      The incident occurred at 14:04 of the third period of Detroit's 8-2 win, Tkachuk ignited two fights when he wacked Red Wings defenseman Luke Witkowski in the back of the leg as Witkowski was walking down the tunnel and barking at the Calgary bench.

      "(Witkowski was) just an absolute wrecking ball, trying to start stuff in the third and starting a complete circus with however many minutes left," Tkachuk told the Calgary Sun. "I just went over there just to give him a little poke just to get out of here. He was looking for an excuse to come back. ... It's just stupid."

      Tkachuk, 19, is considered a repeat offender after he was suspended two games last season for an elbow to the head of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty. He will forfeit $11,280.49 of his salary to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

      Witkowski was automatically suspended for 10 games, without pay, for violating Rule 70.6, which states, "Any player who has been ordered to the dressing room by the officials and returns to the bench or to the ice surface for any reason before the appropriate time shall be assessed a game misconduct and shall be suspended automatically without pay for the next 10 regular league and/or playoff games."

      He served the first game of the suspension Friday in a 3-1 Detroit win over Buffalo.

      Witkowski will forfeit $40,322.60 to the emergency assistance fund.