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Carlson helps Capitals beat Avalanche 5-2

Carlson helps Capitals beat Avalanche 5-2

WASHINGTON — Two losses for Washington played a role in another win for surging Capitals. John Carlson scored a tiebreaking goal in the second period, and Washington beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Tuesday night for its eighth victory in 10 games.
Oilers beat Blue Jackets 7-2 behind McDavid, Brassoit

Oilers beat Blue Jackets 7-2 behind McDavid, Brassoit

COLUMBUS, Ohio — When Edmonton scored the third goal on Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus' exasperated net-minder fell on his back and stared up at the lights while the Oilers celebrated.

Former NHL defenceman Zarley Zalapski dead at 49

CALGARY — Former NHL defenceman Zarley Zalapski has died at age 49, according to the Calgary Flames.
Mete is fine with trading Canadiens' jersey for Team Canada

Mete is fine with trading Canadiens' jersey for Team Canada

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Rookie defenceman Victor Mete has no trouble exchanging his Montreal Canadiens' jersey for Team Canada colours and an opportunity to compete in the World Junior hockey championships later this month.
Jakob Silfverberg, Logan Shaw shoot Ducks past Carolina, 3-2

Jakob Silfverberg, Logan Shaw shoot Ducks past Carolina, 3-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. — In the very first period after the Anaheim Ducks finally got captain Ryan Getzlaf and Jakob Silfverberg back from long-term injuries, Corey Perry hobbled off the ice with a lower-body injury that sent him to a hospital.
Halak, Islanders end skid with win over Caps

Halak, Islanders end skid with win over Caps

NEW YORK — Jaroslav Halak made 31 saves after getting a vote of confidence from his coach, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Monday night to snap a three-game winless streak.
Perreault scores two, Jets halt losing slide with win over Canucks

Perreault scores two, Jets halt losing slide with win over Canucks

WINNIPEG — Mathieu Perreault viewed his 100th NHL career goal as a lucky tap rather than a highlight-reel milestone.
Matheson's first of season wins it for Panthers in OT

Matheson's first of season wins it for Panthers in OT

DETROIT — It was a night for ending droughts as far as the Florida Panthers were concerned. The Panthers hadn't won in overtime all season. Defenceman Mike Matheson hadn't scored a goal all season.
Islanders snap winless streak as Halak shuts down Caps

Islanders snap winless streak as Halak shuts down Caps

NEW YORK — Hours after getting a vote of confidence from his coach, Jaroslav Halak came through with one of his best games of the season.
Bernier makes 39 stops as Avalanche top Penguins 2-1

Bernier makes 39 stops as Avalanche top Penguins 2-1

PITTSBURGH — Colorado defenceman Mark Barberio was a healthy scratch last week against Buffalo. He made a huge play Monday night against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions.