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Kane nets 2, point streak hits 19 in win

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DETROIT (AP) There was plenty of space for Erik Gustafsson to shoot the puck himself, but with Patrick Kane alone to the right of the net, his decision was obvious.

"He's a pretty good goal scorer, so I gave it to him," Gustafsson said.

Kane's second goal of the game, with 2:18 left in overtime, gave the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Kane extended his point streak to 19 games and helped the Blackhawks recover after blowing a 4-1 lead in the third period.


Bruins top Vegas in SO, win 7th straight

LAS VEGAS (AP) David Backes didn't know what to think when Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy called his number in the sixth round of a shootout Wednesday night against the Vegas Golden Knights.

So, he didn't.


Bruins get Coyle from Wild for Donato

The Boston Bruins acquired center Charlie Coyle from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night for center Ryan Donato and a conditional fifth-round pick that would become a fourth-round choice if the Bruins win a playoff round.

Coyle represents a significant forward upgrade for Boston, which has won six in a row to move into second place in the Atlantic Division.


Flames net 2 in 29 seconds to beat Isles

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Johnny Gaudreau's scoring drought is over.

Gaudreau's first goal in 10 games and 30th of the season was one of two third-period scores for the Calgary Flames in a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday.


Avs score 2 in 11 seconds, rout Jets

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche broke up their top line and broke out of their funk.

Just the sort of breakthrough they needed to salvage their season.


Capitals waive playoff hero Smith-Pelly

The Washington Capitals placed playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers Wednesday ahead of next week's NHL trade deadline.

Coach Todd Reirden told reporters in Toronto the plan was to waive winger Dmitrij Jaskin, who did not practice, but the team changed course.


Flyers' Gudas suspended 2 for high-stick

NEW YORK (AP) Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas has been suspended two games by the NHL for high-sticking Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov on Tuesday night.

The play occurred late in the third period of the Lightning's 5-2 win. Gudas received a minor penalty on the play. He is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and will forfeit $81,707.32.


Coyotes give D Oesterle 2-year extension

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Jordan Oesterle to a two-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season.

Terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed.


Blues win franchise-record 11th straight

ST. LOUIS (AP) In the beginning of the season, the St. Louis Blues were finding ways to lose games. Now, they're managing to pull out wins.

Ryan O'Reilly scored 34 seconds into overtime and the St. Louis Blues beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Tuesday night for their franchise-record 11th straight victory.


Lightning cool Flyers for win 7th in row

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Tampa Bay Lightning showed off their depth to continue their roll.

Tampa Bay was without top goal scorer Brayden Point and top defenseman Victor Hedman, and it rested starting goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy. Oh, and the NHL points leader, Nikita Kucherov, had a rare off night.

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