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NHL suspends Oilers captain McDavid two games for check to head

NEW YORK — The NHL has suspended Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid two games for an illegal check to the head of New York Islanders defenceman Nick Leddy.
Arizona Coyotes post 3-2 overtime win over Vancouver Canucks

Arizona Coyotes post 3-2 overtime win over Vancouver Canucks

VANCOUVER — Troy Stetcher knows Thursday night wasn't a pleasant experience for many Vancouver Canucks fans.
Ovechkin's milestone goal leads Capitals past Toronto 3-2

Ovechkin's milestone goal leads Capitals past Toronto 3-2

TORONTO — Alex Ovechkin scored the 650th goal of his career and Braden Holtby made 40 saves as the Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night.
Benn 2 goals as Stars snap Blues' record 11-game win streak

Benn 2 goals as Stars snap Blues' record 11-game win streak

DALLAS — Stars captain Jamie Benn had his first multi-goal game since early October, and the St. Louis Blues suddenly looked much different than they had while winning 11 games in a row.
Kucherov fastest to 100 since Lemieux, Lightning beat Sabres

Kucherov fastest to 100 since Lemieux, Lightning beat Sabres

TAMPA, Fla. — Nikita Kucherov is keeping exceptional company in the NHL record book — the kind of crowd that could fill out a wing at the Hall of Fame.
Connor McDavid scores in overtime, Oilers edge Islanders 4-3

Connor McDavid scores in overtime, Oilers edge Islanders 4-3

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers finally feel like they got the result they deserved from the work that they put in on Thursday.
Predators beat Kings 2-1, move back atop Central Division

Predators beat Kings 2-1, move back atop Central Division

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators know it's time to show they can be consistent period to period and game to game. They're starting to get some results.
Brendan Gallagher scores first career hat trick, Canadiens beat Flyers

Brendan Gallagher scores first career hat trick, Canadiens beat Flyers

MONTREAL — The Bell Centre fans were urging Brendan Gallagher to complete his hat trick after scoring two quick goals in the opening period.
Williams scores twice, Hurricanes defeat Panthers 4-3

Williams scores twice, Hurricanes defeat Panthers 4-3

SUNRISE, Fla. — Carolina's Justin Williams was hit in the face by a puck early in Thursday's game against Florida. By the end, it was the Panthers who were feeling the pain.
Alex Ovechkin scores 650th career goal as Capitals down Maple Leafs

Alex Ovechkin scores 650th career goal as Capitals down Maple Leafs

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs liked a lot of elements in their game Thursday. Unfortunately the end result wasn't among those positives.