Af­ter Ma­roon’s emo­tional equalizer, Oil­ers beat Blues

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Ryan Nugent-Hop­kins scored 2:55 into over­time to lift the Ed­mon­ton Oil­ers over the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Mon­day night. Nugent-Hop­kins scored on a wrist shot af­ter get­ting a pass from Con­nor McDavid. Nu­gen­tHop­kins’ win­ner fol­lowed a ty­ing third-pe­riod goal by Pa­trick Ma­roon, a St. Louis na­tive. He made it 2-2 with a goal 5:47 into the third. Cam Tal­bot turned away 25 shots for Ed­mon­ton. Kyle Brodziak and Vladimir Tarasenko scored for St. Louis and Carter Hut­ton made 32 saves.

PREDA­TORS 2, FLY­ERS 1, SO

Filip Fors­berg got the ty­ing goal mid­way through the third pe­riod and Ryan El­lis had the only score in the shootout to help Nashville give Philadel­phia its sec­ond straight loss. The Fly­ers had won 10 straight be­fore los­ing to the Dal­las Stars on Satur­day. Nashville got its first win in ex­tra time and El­lis his first suc­cess­ful shootout con­ver­sion this sea­son. The Preda­tors were 0-5 in over­time and shootouts. Nashville’s Pekka Rinne stopped 31 shots, plus all three in the shootout. Steve Ma­son had 30 saves for Philadel­phia. De­fense­man An­drew Mac­Don­ald scored for the Fly­ers mid­way through the first pe­riod.

DUCKS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2

Cam Fowler scored a power-play goal in the third pe­riod, giv­ing Ana­heim coach Randy Car­lyle a vic­tory in his re­turn to Toronto. Car­lyle was at Air Canada Cen­tre for the first time since he was dis­missed as Leafs coach al­most two years ago. Ana­heim had a pair of power-play goals, in­clud­ing Fowler’s go-ahead score. Ryan Get­zlaf had the other man-up tally and Nick Ritchie also scored for the Ducks. John Gib­son made 33 saves. For­mer Ducks goal­tender Fred­erik Andersen made 25 stops for the Leafs. Aus­ton Matthews got his ninth goal in 12 games, and Nazem Kadri scored his 11th of the sea­son.

FLAMES 4, COY­OTES 2

Kris Ver­steeg put Calgary ahead with its third power-play goal of the game in the third pe­riod to beat Ari­zona. Ver­steeg and Troy Brouwer had a goal and as­sist each for Calgary, which had lost its last two games but has at least one power-play goal in its past eight con­tests. T.J. Brodie put in an empty-net goal with a minute to play to com­plete the scor­ing. Mikael Back­lund also scored and Matthew Tkachuk added two as­sists for Calgary. Chris­tian Dvo­rak and Ryan White scored for Ari­zona, and Mike Smith had 25 saves.

RED WINGS-HUR­RI­CANES POST­PONED

The sched­uled game be­tween Carolina and Detroit was post­poned be­cause of un­playable ice. A leak in the cool­ing sys­tem at PNC Arena was dis­cov­ered ear­lier in the day. The is­sue was fixed but not in time to restart the game. NHL rules state a game can­not start less than 22 hours be­fore a team’s next sched­uled con­test and the Red Wings are set to play at Tampa Bay at 7:30 p.m. yes­ter­day night.Carolina an­nounced a de­lay on Twit­ter about 15 min­utes be­fore the sched­uled start time of 7 pm, then pub­li­cized the post­pone­ment around 8:45 pm. Hur­ri­canes Pres­i­dent Don Wad­dell said a makeup date would prob­a­bly be de­cided today. — AP

PHILADEL­PHIA: Philadel­phia Fly­ers’ An­drew Mac­Don­ald (47) is sent fly­ing af­ter a hit from Nashville Preda­tors’ Colton Sis­sons (10) dur­ing the third pe­riod of an NHL hockey game, Mon­day, in Philadel­phia. Nashville won 2-1 in a shootout. — AP

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