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  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    Oilers recall G Brossoit
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Edmonton Oilers recalled goaltender Laurent Brossoit from the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

    • Brossoit, 22, has appeared in 26 games with Bakersfield this season, posting a 14-8-3 record, 2.70 goals-against average, .921 save percentage and three shutouts. He also represented the Condors at the 2016 AHL All Star Game. The Surrey, British Columbia, native played in his first and only NHL game last season, making 49 saves as the Oilers dropped a 3-1 decision to the San Jose Sharks.

      The Oilers also assigned goaltender Anders Nilsson to their AHL affiliate.

      Nilsson, 25, has a 10-12-0 record in 26 games (24 starts) this season with a 3.14 goals-against average and .745 save percentage.

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    Blues activate F Schwartz from IR
    By The Sports Xchange

    The St. Louis Blues activated forward Jaden Schwartz from injured reserve on Wednesday.

    • Schwartz has missed the Blues' last 49 games after suffering a fractured left ankle during practice on Oct. 23. He is expected to be in the lineup when the Blues visit the Florida Panthers on Friday night, the team announced.

      Schwartz, 23, has posted four assists in seven games this season. The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder was originally drafted by the Blues in the first round (14th overall) of the 2010 NHL draft.

      Schwartz , a native of Wilcox, Saskatchewan, has produced 139 points (62 goals, 77 assists) in 214 career regular-season games and seven points (two goals, five assists) in 18 career postseason outings.

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    NHL roundup: Kings blow out Bruins
    By The Sports Xchange

    BOSTON -- Milan Lucic scored a goal and an assist in his first return to Boston as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Bruins 9-2 Tuesday night at TD Garden.

    • Lucic, who was traded June 26 after nine seasons in Boston, picked up an assist during the Kings' four-goal second period and added one of his own early in the third to make for a very happy return.

      Jonathan Quick made 35 saves for the Kings, while Tuukka Rask and Jonas Gustavsson combined for 48 in the Bruin net.

      Jeff Carter, Marian Gaborik, Andy Andreoff, Drew Doughty, Dwight King, Trevor Lewis, Luke Schenn and Dustin Brown also scored for the Kings.

      Brad Marchand and Tyler Randell scored for the Bruins.

      Panthers 7, Sabres 4

      BUFFALO, N.Y. Reilly Smith had two goals and an assist, and six Florida players scored in a victory over Buffalo.

      Brian Campbell, Jussi Jokinen, Alex Petrovic, Brandon Pirri and Jaromir Jagr also scored for the Panthers, while Roberto Luongo made 30 saves.

      Sam Reinhart scored twice for the Sabres and Evander Kane and Mike Weber also scored. Chad Johnson made 20 saves and allowed two goals after replacing Robin Lehner early in the second period.

      Ducks 4, Flyers 1

      PHILADELPHIA -- Rickard Rakell scored two first-period goals and Anaheim jumped on Philadelphia.

      Frederik Andersen made 28 saves for his fourth win in as many games against the Flyers while Steve Mason, making his fifth start in eight days, stopped 22 shots.

      Chris Stewart and Andrew Cogliano also scored for the Ducks. Wayne Simmonds for the Flyers.

      Islanders 3, Blue Jackets 2 (SO)

      COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Cal Clutterbuck scored in the fourth round of a shootout to lead the New York Islanders over Columbus in Nationwide Arena.

      Jaroslav Halak finished with 29 saves for the Islanders while John Tavares and Anders Lee scored in regulation.

      Cam Atkinson and Brandon Dubinsky each scored and had assists for the Blue Jackets, while rookie Joonas Korpisalo finished with 44 saves.

      Canadiens 4, Lightning 2

      MONTREAL -- Tomas Plekanec scored twice to lift Montreal over Tampa Bay at the Bell Centre.

      Brendan Gallagher and Devante Smith-Pelly also scored for the Canadiens, who won three in a row for the first time since Nov. 22-27.

      Valteri Filppula and Victor Hedman scored for the Lightning.

      Devils 2, Oilers 1

      NEWARK, N.J. -- Reid Boucher's tie-breaking power-play goal 7:13 into the third period powered New Jersey over Edmonton at the Prudential Center.

      Adam Henrique also scored and added an assist for the Devils, who snapped a three game winless streak. Cory Schneider made 18 saves.

      Cam Talbot stopped 24 of 26 shots, and Jordan Eberle scored for the Oilers.

      Capitals 5, Predators 3

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Justin Williams and Marcus Johansson scored just over three minutes apart to give Washington a win at Nashville.

      Alex Ovechkin, Jason Chimera and Tom Wilson also scored for the Capitals.

      Filip Forsberg scored twice and Roman Josi once for the Predators.

      Jets 2, Blues 1 (SO)

      ST. LOUIS -- Mark Scheifele scored in the fourth round of the shootout to give Winnipeg a win over St. Louis.

      Bryan Little scored the regulation goal for the Jets, while Colton Parayko scored for the Blues.

      Sharks 2, Blackhawks 0

      CHICAGO -- Martin Jones stopped all 33 shots he faced, leading San Jose over Chicago.

      Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton each scored for the Sharks.

      The loss ended a seven-game winning streak on home ice for the Blackhawks.

      Canucks 3, Avalanche 1

      DENVER -- Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist, Jacob Markstrom had 29 saves and added an assist, and Vancouver beat Colorado.

      Matt Bartkowski and Sven Baertschi also had goals for the Canucks, who snapped a four-game winless streak.

      Francois Beauchemin scored and Semyon Varlamov had 25 saves for the Avalanche.

      Flames 4, Maple Leafs 3

      CALGARY, Alberta -- Markus Granlund and Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist each to lead Calgary over Toronto.

      Mikael Backlund and Micheal Ferland also scored for the Flames.

      Peter Holland, Josh Leivo and Jake Gardiner scored for the Leafs, while James Reimer finished with 18 saves. Frank Corrado chipped in with two assists.

      Stars 4, Wild 3 (OT)

      SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- John Klingberg scored in overtime as Dallas won for the fourth time in five games, beating Minnesota.

      Alex Goligoski, Jason Demers and Patrick Eaves also scored for the Stars and Kari Lehtonen, starting for the first time since Jan. 19, had 37 saves in the win.

      Erik Haula, Justin Fontaine and Mikko Koivu scored for the Wild and Darcy Kuemper had 26 saves in the loss.

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    NHL notebook: Phaneuf goes to Senators in nine-player deal
    By The Sports Xchange

    Toronto and Ottawa completed a nine-player swap on Tuesday that sent defenseman Dion Phaneuf from the Maple Leafs to the Senators.

    • In exchange for Phaneuf, the Maple Leafs will receive forwards Milan Michalek, Colin Greening and Tobias Lindberg, defenseman Jared Cowen and a 2017 second-round draft pick.

      The Senators also are adding defenseman Cody Donaghey and forwards Casey Bailey, Matt Frattin and Ryan Rupert.

      Phaneuf, 30, had skated in 423 games with the Maple Leafs through parts of seven seasons, registering 196 points (45 goals and 151 assists) and 598 penalty minutes. He has three goals and 24 points assists in 51 games this season.

      ---Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin won't return until at least next week while continuing to recover from an undisclosed lower-body injury.

      Coach Mike Sullivan said Malkin will miss Wednesday night's game against the New York Rangers and weekend road games against the Carolina Hurricanes and the Florida Panthers. Malkin, a four-time All-Star, was injured Feb. 2 in a 6-5 win over the Ottawa Senators and he has missed the Penguins' last three games.

      In 49 games this season, Malkin has 23 goals and 26 assists.

      ---Arizona recalled forward Tyler Gaudet from the Coyotes' AHL Springfield affiliate.

      The 22-year-old Gaudet has averaged 12:37 of ice time and registered an assist in five games with the Coyotes this season.

      Gaudet signed with the Coyotes as a free agent on Nov. 4, 2013.

      ---A lower-body injury has sidelined Montreal defenseman Jeff Petry, who was not in the lineup when the Canadiens faced Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.

      Petry is tied with P.K. Subban for the lead in defenseman goals with five.

      Petry sat out the last half of the third period of the Canadiens' win over Carolina on Sunday, which could be related to the injury in question.

      ---The Edmonton Oilers assigned defenseman Griffin Reinhart to Bakersfield of the American Hockey League.

      The 22-year-old Reinhart has one assist and 16 penalty minutes in 15 games for the Oilers this season. In 17 games with Bakersfield this season, Reinhart has logged one goal, five assists and 12 penalty minutes.

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    Penguins C Malkin remains out
    By The Sports Xchange

    Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin won't return until at least next week while continuing to recover from an undisclosed lower-body injury.

    • Coach Mike Sullivan said Tuesday that Malkin will miss Wednesday night's game against the New York Rangers and weekend road games against the Carolina Hurricanes and the Florida Panthers.

      Malkin, a four-time All-Star, was injured Feb. 2 in a 6-5 win over the Ottawa Senators and he has missed the Penguins' last three games.

      The Penguins' next game after the road trip is Feb. 18 against the Detroit Red Wings. Sullivan said no surgery will be required to treat Malkin's injury.

      "We're going to hold him out for this week," Sullivan said. "He's going to work with our medical staff and our training staff for this week. We're going to evaluate him as we go. But we all think it's in the best interests of (Malkin) and the team to take this approach as far as getting him in a position of being ready to help this team."

      In 49 games this season, Malkin has 23 goals and 26 assists.

      "It's not long term," Sullivan said. "But I don't want to sit here and say it's day to day."

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    Oilers return D Reinhart to AHL
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Edmonton Oilers assigned defenseman Griffin Reinhart to Bakersfield of the American Hockey League on Tuesday.

    • The 22-year-old Reinhart has one assist and 16 penalty minutes in 15 games for the Oilers this season.

      In 17 games with Bakersfield this season, Reinhart has logged one goal, five assists and 12 penalty minutes.

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    Petry ruled out against Lightning
    By The Sports Xchange

    A lower-body injury has sidelined Montreal defenseman Jeff Petry, who will not be in the lineup when Canadiens face Tampa Bay Tuesday night.

    • Petry is tied with P.K. Subban for the lead in defenseman goals with five.

      Petry sat out the last half of the third period of the Canadiens' win over Carolina on Sunday, which could be related to the injury in question.

      The Canadiens have won two straight for the first time since November.

      With Petry out, Nathan Beaulieu is expected to see more minutes on the ice.

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    Coyotes recall F Gaudet
    By The Sports Xchange

    Arizona on Tuesday recalled forward Tyler Gaudet from the Coyotes' AHL affiliate Springfield Falcons.

    • The 22-year-old Gaudet has averaged 12:37 of ice time and registered an assist in five games with the Coyotes this season.

      Gaudet signed with the Coyotes as a free agent on Nov. 4, 2013.

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    Maple Leafs deal D Phaneuf to Senators in nine-player trade
    By The Sports Xchange

    Toronto and Ottawa completed a nine-player swap on Tuesday that sent defenseman Dion Phaneuf from the Maple Leafs to the Senators.

    • In exchange for Phaneuf, the Maple Leafs will receive forwards Milan Michalek, Colin Greening and Tobias Lindberg, defenseman Jared Cowen and a 2017 second-round draft pick.

      The Senators also are adding defenseman Cody Donaghey and forwards Casey Bailey, Matt Frattin and Ryan Rupert.

      Phaneuf, 30, had skated in 423 games with the Maple Leafs through parts of seven seasons, registering 196 points (45 goals and 151 assists) and 598 penalty minutes.

      Phaneuf has recorded three goals and 24 points assists in 51 games this season.

      He has five years left on a seven-year deal he signed two seasons ago worth an average annual value of $7 million.

      He was named the 18th captain in Maple Leafs history on June 14, 2010.

      Michalek, 31, has registered six goals and four assists in 32 games with the Senators this season.

      In 729 career NHL games between Ottawa and the San Jose Sharks, he has recorded 438 points (206 goals and 232 assists) and 386 penalty minutes

      Cowen, 25, has collected four assists in 37 games with the Senators this season. In 249 career NHL games, the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native has recorded 46 points (15 goals and 31 assists) and 174 penalty minutes.

  • Monday, February 8, 2016
    NHL roundup: Penguins rout Ducks
    By The Sports Xchange

    PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby had two goals and two assists for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who snuffed the six-game winning streak of the Anaheim Ducks with a

    • 6-2 victory Monday.

      The Penguins won their fifth home game in a row and improved to 7-1-0 in their past eight home games against Anaheim.

      Crosby's goals came on breakaways, including a third-period goal he scored while he was falling with the Ducks' Cam Fowler chasing and poking at him. Crosby

      has 26 points since Jan. 1.

      Chris Kunitz, Conor Sheary, Carl Hagelin and Olli Maatta added goals for Pittsburgh. Hagelin recorded his first since he was acquired from the Ducks in a Jan. 16

      trade. Kris Letang added two assists.

      Ryan Getzlaf and Patrick Maroon scored for Anaheim.

      Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 36 shots for his sixth home win in a row.

      Anaheim's John Gibson, from Whitehall in suburban Pittsburgh, was pulled after allowing six goals on 31 shots. He lost for the second time in as many NHL starts

      in his hometown. He also gave up six goals in the 2014-15 season opener at Consol Energy Center.

      Rangers 2, Devils 1

      NEW YORK -- J.T. Miller scored his 17th goal and Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves as New York held on to defeat New Jersey.

      The Rangers have won three straight and are 6-2-0 in their past eight games.

      Kevin Klein also scored for New York.

      The Devils' Cory Schneider turned aside 35 of 37 shots.

      Travis Zajac scored a shorthanded goal late in the third period for New Jersey.

      Red Wings 3, Panthers 0

      DETROIT -- Petr Mrazek made 23 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and ninth of his career and Pavel Datsyuk scored twice as Detroit shut down Florida.

      Tomas Tatar also scored for the Red Wings and Henrik Zetterberg had two assists.

      Al Montoya made 28 saves for the Panthers.

      Florida's Jaromir Jagr, 43, played his 1,600th career game. He has played the most games of any active NHL player and is 10th all- time.

      Senators 5, Lightning 1

      OTTAWA - - Mark Stone recorded two goals and an assist as Ottawa recorded only its third two-game winning streak since December with a victory over Tampa Bay.

      Jean-Gabriel Pageau had a goal and two assists and Zack Smith scored on a line with Stone as the trio has nine goals and 11 assists in four games since being

      united.

      Shane Prince had the Senators' other goal against the Lightning while J.T. Brown scored for Tampa Bay, which lost for only the second time in 12 games.

  • Monday, February 8, 2016
    Jets F Stafford draws one-game suspension
    By The Sports Xchange

    Winnipeg Jets forward Drew Stafford was suspended for one game without pay for a high-sticking violation, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced on Monday.

    • Stafford will forfeit $23,387.10, which goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

      Stafford was cited for high-sticking Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nick Holden during Saturday's game. Stafford was assessed a double-minor penalty for the second-period incident.

  • Monday, February 8, 2016
    Jets sign D Byfuglien to five-year extension
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Winnipeg Jets signed defenseman Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year contract extension on Monday worth $38 million with an average annual value of $7.6 million.

    • Byfuglien, 30, could have been an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

      Byfuglien has recorded 32 points (15 goals, 17 assists) this season while appearing in all 52 games. He is tied for second in the league for defensemen with his 15 goals.

      Byfuglien leads the Jets in shots (163), penalty minutes (78) and ice time (24:14 per game). The native of Roseau, Minn., was named to the 2016 NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, Tenn., where he recorded a goal and an assist for the Central Division team. Byfuglien has been named to the All-Stars in each of the last four seasons that the game has taken place (2011, 2012, 2015, 2016).

      Byfuglien has been with the Jets' organization for the past six seasons after being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks on June 24, 2010. He won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2010, including recording his first career playoff hat trick during the Western Conference semifinals and registering a playoff career-high four-point night (two goals, two assists) in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

      Byfuglien, who was originally drafted by the Blackhawks in the eighth round in 2003, has played in 649 NHL games, tallying 376 points (148 goals, 228 assists) and 755 penalty minutes.

  • Monday, February 8, 2016
    Blues place D Pietrangelo on IR
    By The Sports Xchange

    The St. Louis Blues placed defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on injured reserve Monday with a right knee injury.

    • Pietrangelo was injured in the Blues' 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. He will be re-evaluated in three weeks, the team announced.

      Pietrangelo, 26, has played in all 55 games this season, posting 23 points (three goals, 20 assists). The 6-foot-3, 210-pound defenseman has spent his entire NHL career with the Blues after being drafted fourth overall in the 2008 NHL draft. The King City, Ontario, native has accumulated 241 points (47 goals, 194 assists), 147 penalty minutes in 441 career regular-season games. He also has recorded 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in 26 career postseason games.

  • Monday, February 8, 2016
    Capitals reassign F Carey, D Carrick
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Washington Capitals reassigned forward Paul Carey and defenseman Connor Carrick to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League on Monday.

    • Carey, 27, has played in four games with the Capitals this season and scored his first NHL goal on Saturday at New Jersey. He has registered two points (one goal, one assist) in 26 career NHL games with Washington and Colorado. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Boston was selected by Colorado in the fifth round of the 2007 NHL draft and signed with Washington as a free agent on July 8, 2015. Carey has registered 31 points (13 goals, 18 assists) and 18 penalty minutes in 43 games with Hershey this season.

      Carrick, 21, has appeared in three games with the Capitals this season and has recorded six points (one goal, five assists) and 23 penalty minutes in 37 career NHL games with Washington. The 5-11, 194-pound native of Orland, Park, Ill., has 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists) and 36 penalty minutes in 39 games with Hershey this season. Carrick was drafted by the Capitals in the fifth round in 2012.

  • Sunday, February 7, 2016
    NHL notebook: Bruins prospect Subban fractures larynx
    By The Sports Xchange

    Boston Bruins goaltender prospect Malcolm Subban has a fractured larynx, the club announced Sunday.

    • Subban was struck in the throat with the puck during warmups prior to Saturday's AHL game between the Providence Bruins and Portland Pirates.

      "Malcolm Subban was struck in the throat with a puck Saturday night during pregame warmups," the Bruins' statement said. "He was transported to Maine Medical Center and was diagnosed with a fractured larynx. He stayed overnight at Maine Medical Center and was transported to Mass General Hospital on Sunday for further evaluation.

      "He is in stable condition and will be sidelined indefinitely. The team will provide additional details when they become available."

      --The Arizona Coyotes assigned forward Steve Downie to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.

      Downie, 28, has collected six points (three goals, three assists) in 26 games with the Coyotes this season and has scored one goal in five games with Springfield. He has 1,057 penalty minutes in 434 career NHL games.

      --The Chicago Blackhawks reassigned defenseman Viktor Svedberg to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

      Svedberg, 24, tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in 16 games with the Blackhawks this season since making his NHL debut on Oct. 9. He has 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in 30 games with Rockford.

  • Sunday, February 7, 2016
    NHL roundup: Okposo scores 3 as Isles trounce Oilers
    By The Sports Xchange

    NEW YORK -- Kyle Okposo scored a hat trick Sunday afternoon as the New York Islanders routed the Edmonton Oilers 8-1 at Barclays Center.

    • Five other players -- Johnny Boychuk, John Tavares, Nikolay Kulemin, Josh Bailey and Cal Clutterbuck -- all scored a goal apiece for the Islanders. The eight goals were the most for New York since it beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 9-3 on Feb. 11, 2011.

      Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss made 30 saves.

      Connor McDavid scored for the Oilers, who have lost two straight, five of seven and nine of 13. Anders Nilsson was chased after allowing three goals on 10 first period shots while Cam Talbot finished up with 16 saves.

      Canadiens 2, Hurricanes 1 (SO)

      MONTREAL -- Sven Andrighetto scored the shootout winner to give Montreal a win over Carolina at the Bell Centre.

      Jeff Skinner scored in regulation for the Hurricanes and Max Pacioretty replied for the Canadiens.

      Ben Scrivens, making his second start in as many days, stopped 34 shots for Montreal. Counterpart Cam Ward made 33 saves for the Hurricanes.

      Capitals 3, Flyers 2

      WASHINGTON -- Matt Niskanen went coast-to-coast for the go-ahead goal, Alex Ovechkin notched his 30th of the season and Washington defeated Philadelphia for its third straight win.

      Dmitry Orlov also scored for the Capitals and Braden Holtby stopped 33 shots.

      Nick Shultz and Michael Del Zotto scored for the Flyers and Steve Mason made 27 saves.

  • Sunday, February 7, 2016
    Bruins prospect Subban fractures larynx
    By The Sports Xchange

    Boston Bruins goaltender prospect Malcolm Subban has a fractured larynx, the club announced Sunday.

    • Subban was struck in the throat with the puck during warmups prior to Saturday's AHL game between the Providence Bruins and Portland Pirates.

      "Malcolm Subban was struck in the throat with a puck Saturday night during pregame warmups," the Bruins' statement said. "He was transported to Maine Medical Center and was diagnosed with a fractured larynx. He stayed overnight at Maine Medical Center and was transported to Mass General Hospital on Sunday for further evaluation.

      "He is in stable condition and will be sidelined indefinitely. The team will provide additional details when they become available."

      Subban, the brother of Montreal Canadiens All-Star defenseman P.K. Subban, has played in 27 games for Providence this season, posting a 14-8-5 record with a 2.46 goals-against average and .911 save percentage. The 22-year-old was called up to back up starter Tuukka Rask earlier this week. He lost his only NHL start, giving up three goals on six shots last season.

  • Sunday, February 7, 2016
    Coyotes reassign F Downie
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Arizona Coyotes assigned forward Steve Downie to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League on Sunday.

    • Downie, 28, has collected six points (three goals, three assists) in 26 games with the Coyotes this season and has scored one goal in five games with Springfield. The 5-foot-11, 191-pound native of Newmarket, Ontario, has recorded 196 points (76 goals, 120 assists) and 1,057 penalty minutes in 434 career NHL games.

      Downie signed as a free agent with the Coyotes on July 1, 2015.

  • Sunday, February 7, 2016
    Blackhawks reassign D Svedberg
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Chicago Blackhawks reassigned defenseman Viktor Svedberg to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League on Sunday.

    • Svedberg, 24, has tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in 16 games with the Blackhawks this season since making his NHL debut on Oct. 9. The Gothenburg, Sweden, native has posted 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in 30 games with Rockford.

      Svedberg has recorded 33 points (six goals, 27 assists) in 114 career regular-season games with Rockford across three seasons (2013-16) and added four assists in eight 2015 Calder Cup playoff games. He was originally signed as a free agent on Oct. 19, 2013.

  • Saturday, February 6, 2016
    NHL roundup: Rangers beat Flyers in shootout
    By The Sports Xchange

    PHILADELPHIA -- In a feisty game that featured 48 penalty minutes, the New York Rangers forced overtime in the final seconds of regulation before stealing a 3-2 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

    • Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored in the skills competition to win it. Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stopped both his shots in the shootout and made 26 saves to earn his 30th career win against Philadelphia.

      With the Rangers trailing 2-1 late in the third period, Keith Yandle ripped a slap shot to tie it with 12 seconds left. New York never led until the final.

      The Rangers have won five of their last seven and evened their five-game regular-season series with Philadelphia at two games apiece. The Flyers had their three-game winning streak snapped.

      Senators 6, Maple Leafs 1

      OTTAWA -- Ottawa snapped a three-game losing streak with a thumping of Toronto at Canadian Tire Centre.

      Curtis Lazar led the Senators with two goals. Zack Smith, Mika Zibanejad, Bobby Ryan and Mark Stone had Ottawa's other goals. Erik Karlsson chipped in with three assists. Craig Anderson made 24 saves for the win.

      P.A. Parenteau scored for Toronto.

      Penguins 3, Panthers 2 (OT)

      SUNRISE, Fla. -- Pittsburgh got an overtime goal by Kris Letang with 3:33 left to snap Florida's five-game win streak.

      Sidney Crosby got the assist and finished with three points, including the 900th of his career. Letang also had three points. The Penguins, trailing 2-0, got a goal by Letang with 5:04 left in the third period.

      Florida got a second-period power-play goal from Jussi Jokinen and a third-period short-handed score by Aleksander Barkov. Jokinen got the assist on Barkov's goal. Roberto Luongo had his franchise-record nine-game win streak ended.

      Capitals 3, Devils 2 (SO)

      NEWARK, N.J. -- Alexander Ovechkin scored the deciding goal during a shootout to give Washington a 3-2 win over New Jersey.

      Adam Henrique and Joseph Blandisi scored third-period goals to help the Devils erase a 1-0 deficit.

      The Capitals entered the third period with a 1-0 lead on a goal by Andre Burakowsky and avoided a second loss when leading after two periods this season (28-0-1).

      Bruins 2, Sabres 1 (OT)

      BOSTON -- Brad Marchand scored on a penalty shot in overtime to lift Boston over Buffalo.

      The game appeared headed for a shootout after 60 minutes, but 2:28 into overtime, Marchand drove into the Buffalo zone with the puck and knocked the stick away from Rasmus Ristolainen with a deft move. Marchand was hauled down in front and he calmly converted, improving to 3 of 4 lifetime on penalty shots.

      Blackhawks 5, Stars 1

      DALLAS -- Artem Anisimov had a goal and three assists and Corey Crawford stopped 36 shots for Chicago against Dallas.

      Chicago, which won its third straight game, also got goals from Brent Seabrook. Trevor van Riemsdyk, Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane. The Blackhawks finished their four-game road trip at 3-1-0. Chicago led 3-1 after one period and 5-1 after two.

      Tyler Seguin scored for Dallas, which saw its two-game winning streak end.

      Canadiens 5, Oilers 1

      MONTREAL -- Tomas Plekanec scored a goal and added three assists to lift Montreal over Edmonton.

      Brendan Gallagher, Lars Eller, P.K. Subban and Tom Gilbert also scored for the Canadiens, who snapped a four-game losing streak.

      Benoit Pouliot scored for the Oilers as goaltender Ben Scrivens stopped 23 shots for the Canadiens against his former team.

      Predators 6, Sharks 2

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Viktor Arvidsson scored twice and Pekka Rinne made 28 saves to lead Nashville over San Jose.

      James Neal, Filip Forsberg, Shea Weber and Callie Jarnkrok also scored for Nashville, which ended a three-game home losing streak at Bridgestone Arena.

      Joe Thornton and Logan Couture scored for the Sharks, whose 17-8-2 road record is the best in the Western Conference. The Sharks fell to 9-2-2 in their last 13 games.

      Red Wings 5, Islanders 1

      DETROIT -- Dylan Larkin and Tomas Tatar each had a goal and an assist to lead Detroit over New York.

      Tomas Jurco, Kyle Quincey and Mike Green also scored for the Red Wings, who broke a five-game home losing streak (0-4-1). The Red Wings' last win at Joe Louis Arena came on Dec. 20.

      Pavel Datsyuk, Gustav Nyquist and Brad Richards each had two assists. Goaltender Petr Mrazek made 28 saves.

      Blues 4, Wild 1

      ST. LOUIS -- Paul Stastny scored a goal and assisted on one in a three-goal second period that sent St. Louis over slumping Minnesota.

      The loss was the fifth in a row for the Wild and dropped them to 1-9-1 in their last 11 games. The four goals for the Blues marked the first time they had scored more than twice in a game since Jan. 18.

      Three of the Blues goals came on the power-play, the first time they had done that this season. Two came in the second period and Troy Brouwer added the third with his 11th goal of the year 2:38 into the third period.

      Jets 4, Avalanche 2

      DENVER --Drew Stafford had two goals and an assist, Andrew Ladd also scored and Winnipeg beat Colorado.

      Michael Hutchinson had 32 saves in his first start in five weeks and Mathieu Perreault scored a goal for the Jets. Winnipeg had lost five of their last six, including a 5-3 setback at home to Carolina on Friday night. Semyon Varlamov made 35 saves in his first game in two weeks.

      Matt Duchene and Mikhail Grigorenko had goals for Colorado, which fell behind Nashville into the second wild card in the Western Conference.

      Flames 4, Canucks 1

      VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Sean Monahan scored the deciding goal in the third period as Calgary defeated Vancouver.

      Michael Frolik also scored for Calgary. Mikael Backlund and Sam Bennett both scored into an empty net and each added an assist.

      Emerson Etem scored late in the third period for the Canucks.

  • Saturday, February 6, 2016
    Flyers' Simmonds ejected early for punch
    By The Sports Xchange

    PHILADELPHIA -- Saturday's game between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center got testy in the first period as each team lost a player.

    • Flyers right winger Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia's hottest player entering Saturday with six goals and eight points over the last four games, was ejected for intent to injure after punching Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh and receiving a five-minute match penalty.

      McDonagh stayed down on the ice before needing help to the locker room. New York later announced he would not return. McDonagh, who was initially checked by Simmonds, was penalized four minutes for slashing and high-sticking.

      After his game misconduct was announced, Simmonds angrily snapped his stick and threw it on the ice.

      Neither team scored off the penalties.

  • Saturday, February 6, 2016
    Wild place D Brodin on IR
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Minnesota Wild placed defenseman Jonas Brodin on injured reserve Saturday and he is expected to miss 3-6 weeks with a broken foot.

    • Brodin was injured blocking a shot against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.

      Brodin, 22, has collected six points (one goal, five assists) in 50 games with Minnesota this season and ranks third on the team with 72 blocked shots and fourth in time on ice per game at 20:22.

      The Wild also recalled forward Tyler Graovac from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League.

      Graovac, 22, was injured in the Wild's season-opening win at Colorado on Oct. 8, winning 9 of 12 faceoffs and skated a career-high 13:37. The 6-foot-5, 212-pound native of Brampton, Ontario, underwent successful bilateral core muscle repair surgery on Nov. 3 and was activated from injured reserve and assigned to Iowa on Dec. 12.

      Graovac has recorded seven points (two goals, five assists) and 52 shots on goal in 19 games with Iowa this season. He has played in four career NHL games with Minnesota after being selected by the Wild in the seventh round of the 2011 NHL draft.

  • Saturday, February 6, 2016
    Flyers' Couturier out for a month
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Philadelphia Flyers announced Friday that center Sean Couturier will be out of the lineup approximately four weeks with a lower-body injury.

    • Couturier apparently aggravated a prior injury in Philadelphia's 6-3 win over the Predators in Nashville on Thursday. He played 11:35 through the first two periods but did not appear at the start of the third. He recorded one assist in the game and won 60 percent of his face-offs (6-of-10).

      The same injury kept Couturier out for three games before he returned to play the past two games. Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia reported that the ailment is to Couturier's groin or abdomen.

      Couturier has nine goals and 15 assists in 40 games this season. He has already missed nine games due to injury this season.

      In response, the Flyers recalled center Nick Cousins from their AHL affiliate in Lehigh Valley.

      Cousins leads the Phantoms in scoring with 12 goals and 38 points in 38 games. He has appeared in four games for the Flyers this season, going scoreless while averaging 7:51 of ice time.

  • Saturday, February 6, 2016
    NHL roundup: Lightning strike down Penguins
    By The Sports Xchange

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Ondrej Palat and Anton Stralman scored two goals apiece as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 at Amalie Arena on Friday.

    • Tyler Johnson and Alex Killorn also scored for the Lightning, who have won 10 of their past 11 games.

      Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Matt Cullen scored for the Penguins, who had a four-game win streak snapped.

      Hurricanes 5, Jets 3

      WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Jordan Staal collected a goal and set up two others as Carolina scored three times in the first five minutes and then hung on vs. Winnipeg.

      Andrej Nestrasil scored twice and Phillip Di Guiseppe and Justin Faulk also added goals for the Hurricanes.

      Alexander Burmistrov, Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler scored for the Jets.

      Blue Jackets 2, Flames 1

      CALGARY, Alberta -- William Karlsson scored twice to lift Columbus over Calgary.

      The Blue Jackets have won four of their past five games and have now won six straight games in Calgary, four of those coming in either overtime or a shootout.

      Jiri Hudler scored for the Flames.

      Ducks 5, Coyotes 2

      ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Frederik Andersen earned his fifth successive victory and stopped 23 shots as Anaheim routed Arizona in front of a standing-room-only crowd of 17,342 at the Honda Center.

      Corey Perry, Mike Santorelli, Andrew Cogliano, Patrick Maroon and Hampus Lindholm also scored for the Ducks, who extended their season-high winning streak to six games.

      Shane Doan scored his team-leading 19th goal and added an assist for the Coyotes while Tobias Rieder also scored and Anders Lindback made 36 saves.

  • Friday, February 5, 2016
    Stars place Spezza on IR, recall Faksa
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Dallas Stars placed center Jason Spezza on injured reserve Friday, a day after being injured in a game in Colorado.

    • Spezza left the game in the second period and is out an indefinite period with an upper-body injury after being hit into the boards by Colorado defenseman Francois Beauchemin. Spezza went down face-first and Beauchemin fell on him.

      Coach Lindy Ruff said after the game that Spezza will miss some time.

      "It's more than a few days," he said.

      The loss of the 32-year-old is big, considering he ranks third on the Stars with 18 goals and is tied for fourth with 40 points in 52 games this season.

      Also Friday, the Stars recalled forward Radek Faksa from AHL Texas.

      The 22-year-old is currently tied for second on Texas with 15 goals and has 26 points. He made his NHL debut earlier this season, and has a goal and two assists in 18 NHL games with Dallas.