SPUR­GEON DE­LIV­ERS THE GAME-WIN­NER

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nashville, tenn.»Jared Spur­geon scored the gamewin­ner at 2:46 of over­time to give the Wild a 3-2 vic­tory over the Preda­tors on Tues­day night.

Jor­dan Schroeder car­ried the puck up on the right side and slid a crossice pass to Spur­geon, and he beat Nashville goal­tender Pekka Rinne with a one-timer.

Zach Parise and Chris Ste­wart also scored for Min­nesota, which ex­tended its fran­chise-best win­ning streak to 11 games.

HIGH­LIGHTS

Nick Foligno scored a power-play goal mid­way through the third pe­riod, Sergei Bo­brovsky had 37 saves and the NHL-lead­ing Blue Jack­ets beat the Bru­ins 4-3 to ex­tend their win­ning streak to 13 games. Evan­der Kane scored his sec­ond goal of the game in the third pe­riod to lift the Sabres over the Red Wings 4-3 and get coach Dan Bylsma his 300th NHL vic­tory. Kane got his fifth goal in seven games 8:29 into the third by tak­ing a cross-ice pass from Brian Gionta and beat­ing goalie Petr Mrazek with a high wrist shot to the glove side. … Sid­ney Crosby scored a goal for the fourth straight game and added two as­sists in lead­ing the Pen­guins to a 5-2 vic­tory over the Devils. Ev­geni Malkin added a goal and an as­sist in be­com­ing the fourth Pen­guin to col­lect 800 points, and de­fense­man Justin Schultz scored the go-ahead goal with 5.4 sec­onds left in the sec­ond pe­riod af­ter be­ing set up by Pitts­burgh’s two star for­wards. … An­drew Ladd and An­ders Lee scored 43 sec­onds apart early in the third pe­riod to lift the Is­lan­ders over the Cap­i­tals 4-3. Ladd had two goals for New York. … De­fense­man Nick Holden scored the go-ahead goal less than 7 min­utes into the third pe­riod, lift­ing the Rangers toa come­back 4-3 vic­tory over the Sen­a­tors. … Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele and Drew Stafford scored and Con­nor Helle­buyck made 34 saves to help the Jets beat the Blackhawks 3-1. Ja­cob Trouba added two as­sists. … John Kling­berg scored and the Stars hung on for a 3-2 win over the Coy­otes af­ter Radim Vr­bata con­verted a penalty shot. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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