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Flyers' skid to 9 after firing Vigneault

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat Philadelphia 7-5 on Monday night to hand the Flyers their ninth straight loss just hours after they fired coach Alain Vigneault.

Mike Yeo took over as interim coach of the Flyers, but they didn't fare any better following the shakeup.

"I know the guys really cared," Yeo said. "There were a lot of examples of things we want to do and the way we want to play. We want to be harder to play against, and I thought at times we did that."

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Canucks blank Kings in Boudreau's debut

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Thatcher Demko made 30 saves and Bruce Boudreau won his first game as coach of the Vancouver Canucks in a 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.

The win came less than 24 hours after the Canucks cleaned house, firing general manager Jim Benning, assistant GM Jim Weisbrod, head coach Travis Green and assistant coach Nolan Baumgartner.

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Stars down Coyotes, extend streak to 7

DALLAS (AP) Jacob Peterson made good on a second chance at the go-ahead goal, and the Dallas Stars tied a franchise record with their seventh consecutive win, beating the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 on Monday night.

"(Peterson) likes to make plays. He likes to hang on to the puck. We like that," Dallas coach Rick Bowness said.

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Carlson lifts Capitals over Ducks in SO

WASHINGTON (AP) John Carlson tied the game late in the second period and then scored Washington's third and final shootout goal to give the Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

Tom Wilson scored his 100th career goal and Carl Hagelin added his first of the season for Washington, which improved 2-0-1 during a four-game homestand.

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Guentzel scores 2 as Penguins rip Kraken

SEATTLE (AP) Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel and the Pittsburgh Penguins didn't take long to stagger the NHL's newest franchise with an early onslaught.

Crosby and Danton Heinen scored 25 seconds apart early in the first period, Guentzel extended his point streak to 13 games with two goals and an assist, and the Penguins routed the Seattle Kraken 6-1 on Monday night.

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Golden Knights G Lehner to skip Olympics

LAS VEGAS (AP) Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner said Sunday he is skipping the 2022 Winter Olympics, where he had been expected to play for Sweden.

The 30-year-old Lehner, from Gothenburg, Sweden, cited health reasons for skipping the Winter Games in Beijing. He is a longtime mental health advocate who has been open about his bipolar disorder and his own struggles off the ice.

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Norris' SO goal gets Senators by Devils

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Josh Norris scored the decisive goal in a shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators over the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Monday night, extending the Senators' winning streak to three games.

"I did my best and it was lucky enough to go in,? said Norris, who leads the Senators with 10 goals this season. "We're having fun. We hope to keep this going."

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Jets D Pionk suspended 2 games for hit

NEW YORK (AP) Winnipeg defenseman Neal Pionk was suspended two games Monday for a knee-on-knee hit on Toronto's Rasmus Sandin in the third period Sunday.

After the hit on Sandin, Maple Leafs center Jason Spezza drove his left knee into the face of Pionk, who was stickless and on his knees trying to clear a puck. Spezza has been offered an in-person hearing with NHL, and likely will be suspended.

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Blackhawks extend Islanders' skid to 11

NEW YORK (AP) Patrick Kane scored the only goal in the shootout and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Islanders 3-2 Sunday night, sending New York to its 11th straight loss overall and its sixth straight setback its new arena.

Kane beat Semyon Varlamov with Chicago's second shootout attempt, and Marc-Andre Fleury denied all three chances by the Islanders to secure the win. The victory was the 499th of Fleury's career. With his next victory, Fleury would join Martin Brodeur (691) and Patrick Roy (551) as the only goalies to reach 500 wins in the NHL. Fleury is 499-285-82 in his 18 seasons.

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