Hockey

Kesler's goal sends Ducks past rival Kings, 2-1

Ryan Kesler deflected home Francois Beauchemin's shot for the tiebreaking goal with 7:39 to play and the Anaheim Ducks beat the struggling Los Angeles Kings 2-1

Ekblad's OT goal lifts Panthers over Golden Knights 4-3

Aaron Ekblad scored the game-winning goal 40 seconds into overtime and the Florida Panthers beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3

Pacioretty's 2 goals lead Canadiens over Capitals, 3-2

Max Pacioretty's 2 goal, assist enable Montreal Canadiens to stop 3-game losing streak with 3-2 win over Washington Capitals

Hornqvist gets 2 goals, Penguins beat slumping LA Kings 3-1

Patric Hornqvist scores twice as surging Pittsburgh Penguins beat Los Angeles Kings 3-1

Sizzling Avs win 8th straight by holding off…

Nathan MacKinnon scored twice during a 58-second span in the first period, Matt Nieto added a late insurance goal and the Colorado Avalanche ran their winning streak to eight straight by holding off the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Thursday night

Blues score 3 times in second period, top Senators 4-1

Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Pietrangelo and Brayden Schenn each scored in the second period to help the St. Louis Blues past the Ottawa Senators 4-1

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Buchnevich scores go-ahead goal, Rangers hold off Sabres 4-3

Pavel Buchnevich scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period to lift the New York Rangers over the Buffalo Sabres 4-3

Smith's shootout goal leads Predators over Coyotes 3-2

Craig Smith scored the shootout-deciding goal to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night

Couturier's goal lifts Flyers over Leafs on…

Flyers retire Lindros' No. 88, beat Maple Leafs 3-2 on Couturier's overtime goal

Panarin scores in shootout as Blue Jackets beat Stars 2-1

Artemi Panarin scores in shootout as Columbus Blue Jackets beat Dallas Stars 2-1

Bergeron scores 3 as Bruins beat Islanders 5-2

Patrice Bergeron scored three goals as streaking Boston Bruins beat New York Islanders 5-2

Fleury, Golden Knights beat Lightning 4-1

Marc-Andre Fleury makes 28 saves as Vegas beats Tampa Bay 4-1 in matchup of conference leaders

Hall's overtime goal gives Devils 4-3 win over Capitals

Taylor Hall scored on a breakaway 34 seconds into overtime and the New Jersey Devils beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Thursday night

Ducks score 4 in second period, hold off Penguins…

Rickard Rakell and Adam Henrique scored 1:35 apart to Anaheim the lead during its four-goal second period, and the Ducks went on to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3

Bruins beat Canadiens 4-1 in coach Julien's return to Boston

David Pastrnak and Ryan Spooner each scored an early goal, Tuukka Rask stopped 21 shots and the Bruins beat Montreal 4-1 in Canadiens coach Claude Julien's return to Boston

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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

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.

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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