Toews breaks sea­son drought as Black­hawks beat Kings

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Corey Craw­ford made 32 saves, Jonathan Toews and Mar­ian Hossa each had a power-play goal and the Chicago Black­hawks beat the Los An­ge­les Kings 3-0 on Sun­day night. Artem Anisi­mov also scored to ex­tend his ca­reer-best point streak to seven games. He has six goals and five as­sists dur­ing the run. Toews got his first goal of the sea­son - the Chicago cap­tain had just three as­sists in the Black­hawks’ first eight games. Hossa scored into an empty net with 1:10 re­main­ing. Peter Bu­daj made 26 saves for Los An­ge­les. Hossa was hon­ored in a pregame cer­e­mony for be­com­ing the 44th player with 500 goals, a mile­stone he reached on Oct. 18.

SEN­A­TORS 2, OIL­ERS 0

Craig An­der­son re­turned fol­low­ing his wife’s can­cer di­ag­no­sis and made 37 saves for his sec­ond shutout in two starts to help­ing Ottawa beat Ed­mon­ton. An­der­son left the team Thurs­day to be with his wife, Ni­cholle, but re­turned to start this game. Team­mates took turns hug­ging An­der­son af­ter the fi­nal horn, and the 35-year-old goalie was cry­ing on the ice af­ter be­ing named the game’s first star. Mike Hoff­man and Bobby Ryan scored for the Sen­a­tors, who have won two of three. The Oil­ers ended a fiveg­ame win­ning streak. Cam Tal­bot made 20 saves.

FLY­ERS 4, HUR­RI­CANES 3

Bran­don Man­ning scored the tiebreak­ing short-handed goal early in the third pe­riod, and Philadel­phia held on to beat Carolina. Claude Giroux had a goal and an as­sist, giv­ing him points in a league-high nine straight games. Shayne Gostis­be­here and Radko Gu­das also scored for the Fly­ers. Wayne Simmonds had two as­sists, and Michal Neu­virth stopped 26 shots. Jeff Skin­ner had a goal and an as­sist for Carolina, and Justin Faulk and Vik­tor Stal­berg also scored. Vic­tor Rask, who has points in all seven games this sea­son, added an as­sist. Cam Ward fin­ished with 24 saves. The Fly­ers snapped a two-game skid and beat the Hur­ri­canes for the sec­ond time this sea­son.

FLORIDA 5, DETROIT 2

Colton Sce­viour scored three goals - one at even strength, one on the power play and one short-handed - for his first ca­reer hat trick and added an as­sist to lead Florida. Vin­cent Trocheck had a goal and an as­sist and Jonathan Marches­sault also scored for the Pan­thers. James Reimer made 34 saves. Dy­lan Larkin and Bren­dan Smith scored for Detroit, and Frans Nielsen had two as­sists. Peter Mrazek stopped six of the 10 shots be­fore be­ing re­placed by Buf­falo 3, Winnipeg 1; Florida 5, Detroit 2; Philadel­phia 4, Carolina 3; NY Is­lan­ders 5, Toronto 1; Chicago 3, Los An­ge­les 0; NY Rangers 6, Tampa Bay 1; Ottawa 2, Ed­mon­ton 0; Wash­ing­ton 3, Calgary 1. Min­nesota St. Louis Chicago Colorado Winnipeg Dal­las Nashville

Ed­mon­ton San Jose Van­cou­ver Calgary Ana­heim Los An­ge­les Ari­zona

Montreal 6 5 5 4 4 3 2

7 6 4 4 3 4 2

8 2 2 3 3 5 4 5

2 3 4 5 4 5 6

0 1 2 1 0 0 1 1

0 0 1 1 2 0 0

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SABRES 3, JETS 1

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29 23 17 31 21 20 24

31 19 21 27 19 26 26 28

19 21 24 35 23 26 33

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Jimmy Howard in the sec­ond pe­riod. fin­ished with 13 saves.

IS­LAN­DERS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 1

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14 12 9 9 8 8 4

17 Howard

Kyle Okposo scored twice to help the Buf­falo Sabres beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Sun­day. Brian Gionta also scored for Buf­falo, and Robin Lehner made 37 saves. Nick­o­laj Eh­lers scored for Winnipeg early in the third pe­riod. Okposo opened the scor­ing mid­way through the first pe­riod, re­gain­ing con­trol of his own blocked shot and driv­ing it over goalie Michael Hutchin­son’s shoul­der. Brian Gionta made it 2-0 less than 2 min­utes later, and Okposo beat Hutchin­son again, this time high on his stick side, to make it 3-0 in the sec­ond.

Brock Nel­son and Shane Prince each had a goal and an as­sist, Thomas Greiss stopped 33 shots, and the New York Is­lan­ders snapped a two-game skid. Travis Ha­monic, Casey Cizikas and Josh Bai­ley also scored, and Niko­lay Kulemin, Nick Leddy and Den­nis Sei­den­berg each had two as­sists for the Is­lan­ders. Jake Gar­diner scored for the Maple Leafs and Jhonas En­roth fin­ished with 30 saves. Toronto lost its sixth straight on the road (0-3-3). Af­ter Gar­diner scored 50 sec­onds into the third to pull the Maple Leafs to 2-1, Prince and Bai­ley scored 2:39 apart to stretch new York’s lead to three. The Is­lan­ders hon­ored for­mer fan-fa­vorite Matt Martin with a video tribute dur­ing a stop­page in the open­ing pe­riod. It was the first time Martin

Detroit Ottawa Tampa Bay Florida Bos­ton Buf­falo Toronto

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4 3 4 4 4 3 4

0 0 0 1 0 2 3

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RANGERS 6, LIGHT­NING 1 CAP­I­TALS 3, FLAMES 1

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Pitts­burgh 6 2 1 25 27 13 NY Rangers 6 3 0 35 22 12 Wash­ing­ton 5 2 1 22 17 11 New Jersey 4 2 2 18 16 10 Philadel­phia 4 5 1 36 38 9 NY Is­lan­ders 4 5 0 27 25 8 Colum­bus 3 3 1 18 17 7 Carolina 2 4 2 24 30 6 Note: Over­time losses (OTL) are worth one point in the stand­ings and are not in­cluded in the loss col­umn (L).

played against them since sign­ing with Toronto in the offseason.

Michael Grab­ner scored three goals for his third ca­reer hat trick to help the New York Rangers win for the fourth time in five games. Rick Nash, Jimmy Ve­sey and J.T. Miller also sacored for New York. Antti Raanta stopped 31 shots. Nash, Grab­ner and Ve­sey scored in a span of 2 min­utes, 19 sec­onds mid­way through the sec­ond pe­riod to give the Rangers a 3-0 lead. Miller, who also had two as­sists, scored late in the sec­ond and Grab­ner added two more in the third to make it 6-0. Kevin Hayes had three asis­sts. Steven Stamkos spoiled Raanta’s shutout bid with about 3 1/2 min­utes re­main­ing, and Ben Bishop fin­ished with 31 saves for the Light­ning.

Marcus Jo­hans­son scored twice to lead Wash­ing­ton. Brett Con­nolly also scored for the Cap­i­tals, Jay bea­gle had two as­sists, and Braden Holtby stopped 21 shots. Mikael Back­lund scored his first of the sea­son for Calgary, and Brian El­liott had 26 saves while end­ing a three­game win streak. Con­nolly opened the scor­ing 2:01 into the game and Jo­hans­son redi­rected Alex Ovechkin’s snap pass on the power play at 7:14 to dou­ble the lead. Back­lund pulled the Flames within one with 6:16 re­main­ing in the first. Nei­ther team scored again un­til Jo­hans­son’s empty-net­ter with 25 sec­onds left gave him five goals and a team-lead­ing nine points. —AP

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