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Check, mates: NHL top lines are expected to do it all

Check, mates: NHL top lines are expected to do it all

Tyler Seguin doesn't consider it a challenge. He sees it as an opportunity. Every time Dallas Stars coach Ken Hitchcock sends Seguin and his linemates over the boards against an opponent's top line, he knows he has a job to do.
Merrill's 1st goal of season lifts Fleury, Knights past Pens

Merrill's 1st goal of season lifts Fleury, Knights past Pens

LAS VEGAS — Marc-Andre Fleury has been thinking about one game for quite a while. And Thursday night he rose to the challenge.
Joonas Donskoi scores late in third to lift Sharks over Flames 3-2

Joonas Donskoi scores late in third to lift Sharks over Flames 3-2

CALGARY — Joonas Donskoi made an immediate impact in his return to the San Jose line-up. Donskoi scored the winner with 2:48 left in the third period and also had an assist to lead the Sharks to a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames.
Chiasson scores 2 in 3rd to help Capitals beat Bruins 5-3

Chiasson scores 2 in 3rd to help Capitals beat Bruins 5-3

BOSTON — Alex Chiasson scored two third-period goals, the second on a short-handed breakaway with 8:29 left, and the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 5-3 on Thursday night.
MacKinnon's 2 goals lead Avalanche past Panthers, 2-1

MacKinnon's 2 goals lead Avalanche past Panthers, 2-1

DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon wasn't happy with his game against Washington on Tuesday, so the young centre made up for it when the Florida Panthers came to town.
NHL-best Lightning beat Coyotes 4-1 for 6th straight win

NHL-best Lightning beat Coyotes 4-1 for 6th straight win

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Tampa Bay Lightning made it easy to see why they lead the NHL standings — and why the Arizona Coyotes are at the bottom of the league.
Roy scores 2 in return from minors, Ducks down Blues 3-1

Roy scores 2 in return from minors, Ducks down Blues 3-1

ST. LOUIS — Kevin Roy made the most of his two-hour banishment to the minors. In his first game back with Anaheim, the rookie wing scored twice and John Gibson made 29 saves as the Ducks defeated the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Thursday night.
Saros stops 46 shots, Turris has goal, assist as Predators shut out Oilers

Saros stops 46 shots, Turris has goal, assist as Predators shut out Oilers

EDMONTON — Juuse Saros definitely made the most of a rare start in net for the Nashville Predators on Thursday.
Stalock backstops surging Wild to 2-0 win over Maple Leafs

Stalock backstops surging Wild to 2-0 win over Maple Leafs

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Alex Stalock started his extended stretch of action in the Minnesota net with his first NHL shutout in three seasons. Blanking a Toronto team that tossed him aside less than two years ago made the feat that much sweeter.
Patrick Kane, Nick Schmaltz lead Blackhawks to 5-1 win over Jets

Patrick Kane, Nick Schmaltz lead Blackhawks to 5-1 win over Jets

WINNIPEG — Corey Crawford said it was the best game the Chicago Blackhawks have played this season. Teammates Patrick Kane and Nick Schmaltz agreed.