Spur­geon leads Wild past reel­ing Sen­a­tors

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Jared Spur­geon scored twice to help the Min­nesota Wild beat the Ot­tawa Sen­a­tors 4-3 on Sat­ur­day.

Jor­dan Green­way and Zach Parise also scored for the Wild (20-17-3), who im­proved to 2-0 on a fourgame trip. De­van Dub­nyk stopped 24 shots.

The Sen­a­tors (15-22-5) dropped their sev­enth con­sec­u­tive game.

An­ders Nils­son made 22 saves in his Sen­a­tors de­but af­ter he was ac­quired Wednes­day in a trade with Van­cou­ver.

High­lights

Bru­ins 2, Sabres 1: Chris Wag­ner and David Backes scored, Tuukka Rask stopped 31 shots and Bos­ton beat Buf­falo at home for its fourth straight vic­tory. Bos­ton won three of four games in the sea­son se­ries against Buf­falo. Blue Jack­ets 4, Pan­thers 3, OT: Seth Jones scored 18 sec­onds into over­time and Colum­bus won at Florida. Bran­don Du­bin­sky, Josh An­der­son and An­thony Du­clair also scored for the Blue Jack­ets. Sergei Bo­brovsky made 27 saves. The Blue Jack­ets have won seven of their past nine games.

Preda­tors 4, Can­di­ens 1: Craig Smith scored two goals and Nash­ville won at Mon­treal. Mat­tias Ekholm and Vik­tor Arvids­son also scored for Nash­ville. P.K. Sub­ban had two as­sists. Maple Leafs 5, Canucks 0: Michael Hutchin­son stopped 28 shots for his first shutout in more than two years, Aus­ton Matthews had a goal and two as­sists, and Toronto beat Van­cou­ver at home. John Tavares, An­dreas Johns­son, Trevor Moore and Igor Ozhiganov also scored as the Maple Leafs snapped a two-game skid that fol­lowed a five-game win­ning streak.

Is­lan­ders 4, Blues 3: Jor­dan Eberle and Johnny Boy­chuk scored 11 sec­onds apart in the third pe­riod as New York won at St. Louis. Eberle’s goal tie the game at 2 and Boy­chuk gave New York the lead.

No­table

All-Star Game coaches named: Coaches of Jets, Capi­tals, Light­ning, Flames to work NHL All-Star Game this month in San Jose.

The four coaches for this month’s NHL All-Star Game will be Paul Mau­rice of Win­nipeg, Todd Reirden of Wash­ing­ton, Jon Cooper of Tampa Bay and Bill Peters of Cal­gary.

Each of the teams is a divi­sion leader – Win­nipeg (Cen­tral), Wash­ing­ton (Metropoli­tan), Tampa Bay (At­lantic) and Cal­gary (Pa­cific).

The NHL All-Star Week­end is Jan. 25-26 in San Jose, Cal­i­for­nia. The three­game tour­na­ment is played in a 3-on-3 for­mat with teams from each divi­sion.

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