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Isles beat Flyers in Horvat's debut

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Bo Horvat had a new look in his first game with his new team. Yes, of course, the Islanders jersey took some getting used to - Horvat said he was "really nervous" ahead of his debut - but so did New York's ban on facial hair.

So he made sure to pack his gear - and his razor. Horvat had to say goodbye to his scruff.

"My face looks like a little boy right now," he said.


Tkachuk's 5-point night paces Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Two days after being named MVP of the NHL All-Star Game on home ice, Matthew Tkachuk had a five-point night with two goals as the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-1 on Monday night.

Tkachuk, who was also named NHL First Star of the Week for his All-Star performance, had a hand in the first three goals for the Panthers.


Lafreniere sends Rangers by Flames in OT

NEW YORK (AP) Alexis Lafreniere scored 1:37 into overtime and Jaroslav Halak made 28 saves as the New York Rangers beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Monday night.

Lafreniere led a 2-on-1 rush and then tracked down the rebound of Mika Zibanejad's shot, beating netminder Jacob Markstrom for his seventh goal this season. That ended a frenzied game that was tied four times and featured several fights following big hits - two by Rangers captain Jacob Trouba.


Bratt scores in OT, Devils top Canucks

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils are playing so well this season, they're even winning when coach Lindy Ruff is unhappy with their game.

Jesper Bratt scored on a power play with 43 seconds left in overtime and the Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-4 on Monday night after squandering a three-goal lead.


Seguin lifts Stars over Ducks in SO

DALLAS (AP) Tyler Seguin scored Dallas' second shootout goal, and the Stars beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Monday night.

Nils Lundkvist and Roope Hintz scored in regulation for Dallas, and Jason Robertson also scored in the shootout. The Central Division leaders dropped three straight 3-2 games in overtime before the All-Star break.


Chrychrun's 2 goals get Coyotes by Wild

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Jakob Chychrun had two goals, Jack McBain scored the tie-breaking goal on a breakaway with seven minutes remaining and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Monday night.

McBain put a back-hander past Marc-Andre Fleury moments after the Coyotes killed off an abbreviated 55-second power play. Karel Vejmelka had 33 saves for his career-best third straight victory.


Reigning champ Avs getting healthy

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Had his coach been watching, this might have made for an anxious moment: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar catching an edge and falling in the fastest skater contest.

Jared Bednar wasn't tuned in, though, and had no idea what happened in the skills contest over All-Star weekend. Only that Makar emerged from his crash into the boards just fine.


Jagr overtakes Gretzky with 1,099th goal

PRAGUE (AP) Jaromir Jagr celebrated his 51st birthday about a week early by scoring his 1,099th goal to overtake Wayne Gretzky at the top of the chart.

Jagr, who will turn 51 on Feb. 15, scored for the Kladno Knights on Sunday in 5-4 loss at Trinec in the Czech league.


Kraken acquire D Megna from Sharks

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Kraken acquired defenseman Jaycob Megna from the San Jose Sharks on Sunday in exchange for a 2023 fourth-round draft pick.

Megna is in the midst of his best season with 12 points in 48 games for the Sharks while averaging more than 19 minutes per game.


Teams exit break with sights on playoffs

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Bruce Cassidy's Vegas Golden Knights lost eight of 10 games going into the All-Star break after leading the Pacific Division at the midway point of the NHL season.

They're still safely in a playoff spot in the Western Conference, but they can't keep it up.

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