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ST. LOUIS (AP) Jaden Schwartz and Alex Pietrangelo scored second-period power-play goals and Jake Allen made 23 saves to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Calgary Flames 5-2 on Wednesday night.

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Devils, Golden Knights off to surprising strong starts

After finishing at the bottom of the Eastern Conference last season, the New Jersey Devils have been among the NHL’s surprise teams. The Devils have been atop the Metropolitan Division for most of the opening weeks and are 6-2-0 for their best start since beginning with the same record 15 years ago. ”Our team’s played extremely hard,” coach John Hynes ...

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Nieto’s hat trick lifts Avalanche to 5-3 win over Stars

DENVER (AP) — Matt Nieto capped off his first career hat trick on an empty-netter in the closing seconds, Semyon Varlamov stopped 34 shots and the injury-riddled Colorado Avalanche ended a three-game skid with a 5-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and an assist, and Mark Barberio contributed another tally in his ...

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Ducks ride strong second period en route to 6-2 victory

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nolan Patrick’s face was plastered against the glass courtesy of a shoulder-to-shoulder hit, and one of the top rookies in the NHL grabbed his head as he dropped to the ice. Patrick was out for the game. The Flyers can only hope the teen they expect to become a franchise player won’t be lost for long. Ondrej ...

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Montreal Canadiens 5, Florida Panthers 1

MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal’s franchise players stepped up in a big way as the Canadiens notched their first regulation victory of the season. Shea Weber scored twice, helping Montreal end its seven-game skid with a 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty also scored for the Canadiens, who had not won ...

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