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Colorado Avalanche (17-8-2, second in the Central Division) vs. Montreal Canadiens (12-10-6, fourth in the Atlantic Division) Montreal; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado into a matchup against Montreal. He ranks third in the league with 44 points, scoring 18 goals and recording 26 assists. The Canadiens are 7-6-3 at home. …

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Los Angeles Kings (11-16-2, eighth in the Pacific Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (17-10-3, first in the Pacific Division) Edmonton, Alberta; Friday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Edmonton hosts Los Angeles looking to break its three-game home skid. The Oilers are 7-3-1 against the rest of their division. Edmonton ranks sixth in the league shooting 10.5% …

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TORONTO (AP) — Valeri Nichushkin scored a short-handed goal in the third period, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist, Joonas Donskoi also scored and Philipp Grubauer stopped 38 shots for the Avalanche. Zach Hyman scored for Toronto …

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Carlson scored twice, Ilya Samsonov stopped 22 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Wednesday night. Tom Wilson also had a goal as the Capitals have won five in a row for the second time this season. They won six straight Oct. 25-Nov. 9. Blake …

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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Ottawa Senators didn’t have to wait long to make up for a tough loss one night earlier. Tyler Ennis had a goal and two assists as the Senators beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Wednesday night. Artem Anisimov, Connor Brown, Anthony Duclair and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored to help the …

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Stefan Noesen called his first NHL goal in nearly nine months luck. Not really. The veteran forward spent an uncertain offseason following an uneven tenure in New Jersey looking for a job before signing a minor-league contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Yet rather than sulk about being forced to play in the …

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TORONTO (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche kept Toronto at bay and got some timely scoring to beat the struggling Maple Leafs. Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist, Valeri Nichushkin and Joonas Donskoi also scored, and Philipp Grubauer stopped 38 shots to help the Avalanche beat the Maple Leafs 3-1 Wednesday night. “One of …

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The darkest time came right after the injury. Months in the hospital. Multiple surgeries. Pain, fear, little hope. Playing hockey again was not even a remote consideration. Carl Soderberg had bigger concerns. “I was more worried about my eye and would I get my vision back,” Soderberg said. The Arizona Coyotes …

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been fined $5,000 for elbowing Washington defenseman Radko Gudas. Kane was fined the maximum amount under the collective bargaining agreement Wednesday for his hit the previous night against Gudas. Kane was given a major penalty and game misconduct when he elbowed Gudas with …

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has fined Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen $5,000 for elbowing Tampa Bay forward Brayden Point during the Lightning’s 3-2 overtime win. The league’s Department of Player Safety announced the fine Wednesday, which is the maximum amount allowed under the collective bargaining agreement. Johansen elbowed Point at 9:07 of the …

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