Drai­saitl, Tal­bot help Oil­ers thump Black­hawks 5-0

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Leon Drai­saitl scored twice and Cam Tal­bot made 31 saves for his third shutout of the sea­son, help­ing the Ed­mon­ton Oil­ers beat the West­ern Con­fer­ence-lead­ing Chicago Black­hawks 5-0 on Mon­day night. Os­car Klef­bom, An­drej Sek­era and An­ton Slepy­shev also scored for the Oil­ers. Corey Craw­ford made 22 saves in the loss as the Black­hawks had a two-game win­ning streak snapped. Teenage cap­tain Con­nor McDavid had two as­sists for Ed­mon­ton. The 19-year-old set up a goal 2:39 in by skat­ing the length of the ice be­fore cen­ter­ing the puck for Klef­bom, who blasted a shot past Craw­ford. McDavid also as­sisted late in the first when Drai­saitl tipped in Klef­bom’s shot from the point on a power play for a 2-0 lead.


J.T. Miller scored short-handed to cap a sec­ond-pe­riod rally, help­ing New York over­come an early two-goal deficit to beat Pitts­burgh. The teams play again tonight at Madi­son Square Gar­den to com­plete a piv­otal, early sea­son home-and-home be­tween Metropoli­tan Di­vi­sion con­tenders. The Pen­guins have lost four of six and trail the first-place Rangers by four points. Pitts­burgh’s Jake Guentzel scored twice in the first pe­riod of his first NHL game, but Rick Nash and Michael Grab­ner made it 2-2 be­fore Miller, a Pitts­burgh na­tive, got his eighth of the sea­son. Kevin Hayes added his ninth goal mid­way through the third, and Derek Stepan also scored into an empty net. Antti Raanta, start­ing the sec­ond game of a back-to-back for New York, re­bounded af­ter the first pe­riod and made 29 saves for his fifth win in six games. Marc-An­dre Fleury stopped 31 shots for Pitts­burgh.


Jamie Benn flicked in a goal 1:23 into over­time, lift­ing Dal­las over Min­nesota. Benn took a cross-ice pass from Tyler Seguin in the left face­off cir­cle and shot over goalie Darcy Kuem­per’s right shoul­der. The Stars had lost five straight over­time games and nine in a row go­ing back to last sea­son. Their last over­time win at home was on Nov. 14, 2015 - also 3-2 against the Wild. Dal­las twice took one-goal leads, but the Wild an­swered each time. The Stars’ Jamie Olek­siak scored his first in more than two years on a re­bound at 7:19 of the sec­ond pe­riod. Nino Nieder­re­iter tied the game on the power play at 17:22 of the sec­ond. Brett Ritchie gave Dal­las a 2-1 lead at 1:01 of the third, but 3 min­utes later, Erik Haula scored for Min­nesota.


Martin Jones made 26 saves, Chris Tier­ney and Pa­trick Mar­leau each scored early and San Jose sent New Jer­sey to its third straight loss.Lo­gan Cou­ture and Brent Burns also scored for the Sharks, who had just one point in their last three games. Keith Kinkaid saved 37 of 41 shots for the Devils, who ended their Cal­i­for­nia trip win­less in three games. Tier­ney scored a short-handed goal two min­utes into the con­test af­ter he stole a pass and raced un­guarded to beat Kinkaid. Tier­ney later left the game af­ter get­ting hit in the face by the puck.


P.K. Sub­ban scored twice in the sec­ond pe­riod and Pekka Rinne made 23 saves, help­ing Nashville to a win over Tampa Bay. Vik­tor Arvids­son also scored and Ryan El­lis added three as­sists for the Preda­tors, win­ners of two of three. Rinne con­tin­ued his hot Novem­ber, im­prov­ing to 6-1-2 on the month. Tyler John­son scored and Ben Bishop made 27 saves for Tampa Bay, which got its only de­feat in the fi­nal game of a five-game trip.


Matt Duch­ene scored 1:49 into over­time in his first game back from a con­cus­sion, help­ing Col­orado snap Colum­bus’ seven-game home win­ning streak. The vic­tory im­proved Col­orado’s record to 9-9-0, while Colum­bus, play­ing its sec­ond game in two days, fell to 10-5-2. Col­orado led 2-1 be­fore Colum­bus’ Cam Atkin­son tied it with 6.5 sec­onds left, as­sisted by Sam Gagne and Zach Weren­ski. It was Atkin­son’s sec­ond goal of the night and sev­enth of the sea­son. His first score came at 9:00 of the first pe­riod.Se­myon Var­lamov stopped 40 of 42 shots, while Cur­tis McEl­hin­ney, start­ing in re­lief of Sergei Bo­brovsky, stopped 24 at­tempts.


Kyle Ok­poso had a goal and an as­sist, help­ing Buf­falo bust an of­fen­sive slump with three power-play goals in a vic­tory over Cal­gary. Jo­han Lars­son, Matt Moul­son and Marcus Foligno also scored for the Sabres, who reached three goals in a game for the first time in 11 chances, since a 3-1 win at Win­nipeg on Oct. 30. Buf­falo has won con­sec­u­tive games for just the sec­ond time this sea­son. Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and an as­sist and Mikael Back­lund also scored for Cal­gary, which is com­ing off a 3-2 win at Detroit on Sun­day night. Buf­falo got two as­sists each from Sam Rein­hart and Tay­lor Fe­dun, who now has four as­sists in three games since be­ing called up from the AHL. Robin Lehner had 29 saves for the Sabres, and Brian El­liott turned away 28 shots for Cal­gary. — AP

ED­MON­TON: Con­nor McDavid #97 of the Ed­mon­ton Oil­ers looks for a shot as Nik­las Hjal­mars­son #4 and goalie Corey Craw­ford #50 of the Chicago Black­hawks de­fend on Mon­day at Rogers Place in Ed­mon­ton, Al­berta, Canada.


PITTS­BURGH: Justin Schultz #4 of the Pitts­burgh Pen­guins reaches for the puck while lay­ing on the ice against the New York Rangers at PPG PAINTS Arena on Mon­day in Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­va­nia.

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