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Crawford stops 39 as Blackhawks top Wild

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CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks got off to a fast start and then leaned on Corey Crawford to pull out a sorely needed win.

Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad scored first-period goals, Crawford made 39 saves and Chicago held on to defeat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Sunday night.

Dominik Kahun added an empty-netter with 58.5 second left as the Blackhawks improved to 2-2-2 under coach Jeremy Colliton, who replaced Joel Quenneville on Nov. 6. Patrick Kane had two assists for Chicago, 2-0-2 in its last four games.


Avalanche edge Ducks with 1.3 left in OT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) A few ticks left on the clock were all Mikko Rantanen needed to make a winner of the Colorado Avalanche.

Rantanen's power-play slap shot with 1.3 seconds remaining in overtime gave the Avalanche a 4-3 victory Sunday over the slumping Anaheim Ducks.


Marchessault sparks Knights over Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) It took just over two minutes for the Vegas Golden Knights to leave the Edmonton Oilers behind.

Jonathan Marchessault had two goals and an assist and the Golden Knights scored three goals in a 2:12 second span early in the second period in a 6-3 victory Sundat night.


Lindell, Radulov lead Stars by Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) Urged to shoot more, Esa Lindell came through with his first career multi-goal game to help the Dallas Stars get a big road win.

Lindell scored twice during Dallas' four-goal second period and the Stars beat the New York Islanders 6-2 Sunday.


Hot start carries Hurricanes past Devils

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Carolina captain Justin Williams made sure the Hurricanes rebounded from a "dud" of a loss.

Williams and Micheal Ferland scored in the game's first 30 seconds and the Carolina Hurricanes held on for a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.


Lundqvist passes Plante in Rangers' win

NEW YORK (AP) Even Henrik Lundqvist was impressed with his company.

Lundqvist passed Jacques Plante for seventh on NHL goaltender wins list with his 438th victory, and the New York Rangers beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive home win.


Jarnkrok hat trick puts Preds over Kings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Calle Jarnkrok's three goals sent many Nashville Predators fans home with a serious case of hat head.

Jarnkrok recorded his first career hat trick to lead the Predators to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.


Karlsson nets 1st, Dell beats Blues 4-0

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Erik Karlsson gathered a rebound in the slot and beat Chad Johnson with a slap shot, finally shedding the burden of searching for his first goal with a new team.

The star defenseman sparked a three-goal outburst for San Jose in less than five minutes of the second period, and Aaron Dell earned his fourth career shutout as the Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-0 on Saturday night.


Stone leads emotional Sens past Penguins

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) The Ottawa Senators played with heavy hearts after the death of longtime equipment assistant Mike Foley to colon cancer.

Hours before the puck dropped Saturday night, the Senators learned of Foley's death.


Karlsson scores 1st, Bruins top Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Another "JFK" may be emerging in the Bay State.

Bruins rookie forward Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson - coaches and teammates identify him by his initials - scored his first career goal 1:12 into the game, and Jake DeBrusk's goal less than two minutes later was all Boston needed for a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.

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