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Tomas Tatar adds speed, 'punch' to Montreal Canadiens: coach

Tomas Tatar adds speed, 'punch' to Montreal Canadiens: coach

VANCOUVER — Tomas Tatar wasn't the centrepiece of the blockbuster deal that sent him to the Montreal Canadiens, but he's carved out a vital role with his new squad.

Coyotes forward Josh Archibald suspended for 2 games

NEW YORK — Arizona Coyotes forward Josh Archibald was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Friday for an illegal check to Nashville forward Ryan Hartman's head.

Penguins' Matt Cullen fined $1,000 by NHL for dangerous trip

NEW YORK — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cullen has been fined $1,000 by the NHL for a dangerous trip of Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Miller. The infraction came during the first period of Thursday night's game, a 4-3 victory by Tampa Bay.

Oilers trade forward Ryan Strome to Rangers for forward Ryan Spooner

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have traded forward Ryan Strome to the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Ryan Spooner.

Point scores 3 PP goals in 1:31, Lightning top Penguins

PITTSBURGH — Brayden Point scored three straight power-play goals in 1:31 — the sixth-fastest three goals in NHL history — and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Thursday night.
Price shines as Canadiens score twice in third period to rally past Flames

Price shines as Canadiens score twice in third period to rally past Flames

CALGARY — In a duel of struggling goaltenders, one returned to vintage form, while the misery continued for the other.
Kapanen's 2 goals lead Maple Leafs past Sharks 5-3

Kapanen's 2 goals lead Maple Leafs past Sharks 5-3

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Kasperi Kapanen scored his second goal of the game with Toronto short-handed and the Maple Leafs won for the fifth time in six games, beating the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Thursday night.
Kuemper, Coyotes hold on for 2-1 win over Predators

Kuemper, Coyotes hold on for 2-1 win over Predators

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Darcy Kuemper might not have imagined that by the end of Thursday night, he'd have played in as many games as the goalie he backs up, the injured Antti Raanta.
Koivu has goal, 2 assists; Wild crush Canucks 6-2

Koivu has goal, 2 assists; Wild crush Canucks 6-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A date with road-weary Vancouver came at the right time for the Minnesota Wild. Mikko Koivu had a goal and two assists, and the Wild rebounded from a recent hiccup by beating the Canucks 6-2 on Thursday night.
Batherson scores in debut as Senators stymie Red Wings in 2-1 victory

Batherson scores in debut as Senators stymie Red Wings in 2-1 victory

OTTAWA — Drake Batherson's NHL debut couldn't have gone any better. The Ottawa Senators rookie scored the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.