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Tkachuk nets equalizer, lifts Sens in OT

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NEW YORK (AP) Brady Tkachuk scored the tying goal for Ottawa in the final minute of regulation and won it with a backhander with 17.4 seconds remaining in overtime as the Senators beat the New York Rangers 3-2 Friday night.

Tim Stutzle also scored for the Senators, who rebounded from a 3-1 loss at home to the Rangers on Wednesday and won for third time in four games. Cam Talbot had 25 saves, including a stop on Mika Zibanejad on a breakaway with 1:34 left in the extra period.

Tkachuk skated in on a breakaway late in overtime, shook off the Rangers' Artemi Panarin and beat Igor Shesterkin for his 11th of the season to get the win in his 300th career game.


Lankinen stops 48, Preds top Isles again

NEW YORK (AP) Kevin Lankinen made a career-high 48 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Friday night for their seventh victory in nine games.

Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi scored and Matt Duchene and Mikael Granlund added empty-net goals. The Predators have won nine straight games against the Islanders, the longest active streak against a single opponent. The Predators are 11-1-1 in their last 13 overall against the Islanders.


Laine scores 2 against Jets, Jackets win

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Former Winnipeg forward Patrik Laine scored twice, Johnny Gaudreau had three assists and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Jets 4-1 on Friday night.

Laine was back in action after missing the past seven games with an ankle injury. He played his second game in Winnipeg since the Jets traded him to Columbus in January 2021.


Robertson scores 3, point streak at 17

DALLAS (AP) Jason Robertson seemed to be downplaying his latest hat trick and the 17-game points streak he is on for the Dallas Stars, insisting several times that he is just playing hockey.

Well, the 23-year-old center is making that look so easy right now at the highest level.


Kraken top Caps in OT for 7th win in row

SEATTLE (AP) Jaden Schwartz was grabbing a drink of water when he looked up and saw Matty Beniers breaking in alone on goal.

Seattle's rookie wasted no time sending the Kraken to their seventh straight victory.


Stamkos notches 1,000th point in win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Steven Stamkos never was more elated to get a secondary assist.

Stamkos had an assist for his 1,000th career point, Nick Paul scored twice and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Thursday night.


Injuries hurting Caps, Avs still thrive

Long before training camp, the Washington Capitals knew they would be without Tom Wilson and Nicklas Backstrom for at least the first few months of the season. Before stepping on the ice, they learned Carl Hagelin would be out long term, as well.

The Caps prepared for that by trading for Connor Brown and signing Dylan Strome. What they didn't prepare for was losing Brown to a torn ACL - the same injury Wilson is recovering from - and being without T.J. Oshie and Dmitry Orlov for an extended period of time.


Guentzel, Kapanen help Pens get by Vegas

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins have no idea how long they'll have to play without Kris Letang. They may have landed on a formula on how to get by without their star defenseman while he recovers from a stroke during a 4-3 comeback victory over Vegas on Thursday night.

Shoot the puck. All the time. From anywhere on the ice.


Martinook nets 3 as 'Canes down Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jordan Martinook had a hat trick to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the St. Louis Blues 6-4 on Thursday night.

After a turnover, Martinook scored the winning goal with 4:35 left, beating goalie Jordan Binnington on a wrist shot. Martinook also scored in the second period and completed the hat trick with nine seconds left for his second career hat trick.


Caufield's goal helps Habs edge Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Cole Caufield broke a third-period tie on a power play, Sean Monahan had two assists against his old team and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Thursday night.

"It was special," said Monahan, who played nine seasons with Calgary before being traded last summer. "You get a lot of emotions coming up into the game.

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