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Robertson scores 3, point streak at 17

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DALLAS (AP) Jason Robertson seemed to be downplaying his latest hat trick and the 17-game points streak he is on for the Dallas Stars, insisting several times that he is just playing hockey.

Well, the 23-year-old center is making that look so easy right now at the highest level.

Robertson scored in all three periods for his third career hat trick in the Stars' 5-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.


Kraken top Caps in OT for 7th win in row

SEATTLE (AP) Jaden Schwartz was grabbing a drink of water when he looked up and saw Matty Beniers breaking in alone on goal.

Seattle's rookie wasted no time sending the Kraken to their seventh straight victory.


Stamkos notches 1,000th point in win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Steven Stamkos never was more elated to get a secondary assist.

Stamkos had an assist for his 1,000th career point, Nick Paul scored twice and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Thursday night.


Injuries hurting Caps, Avs still thrive

Long before training camp, the Washington Capitals knew they would be without Tom Wilson and Nicklas Backstrom for at least the first few months of the season. Before stepping on the ice, they learned Carl Hagelin would be out long term, as well.

The Caps prepared for that by trading for Connor Brown and signing Dylan Strome. What they didn't prepare for was losing Brown to a torn ACL - the same injury Wilson is recovering from - and being without T.J. Oshie and Dmitry Orlov for an extended period of time.


Guentzel, Kapanen help Pens get by Vegas

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins have no idea how long they'll have to play without Kris Letang. They may have landed on a formula on how to get by without their star defenseman while he recovers from a stroke during a 4-3 comeback victory over Vegas on Thursday night.

Shoot the puck. All the time. From anywhere on the ice.


Martinook nets 3 as 'Canes down Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jordan Martinook had a hat trick to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the St. Louis Blues 6-4 on Thursday night.

After a turnover, Martinook scored the winning goal with 4:35 left, beating goalie Jordan Binnington on a wrist shot. Martinook also scored in the second period and completed the hat trick with nine seconds left for his second career hat trick.


Johansen's second goal lifts Preds in OT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Ryan Johansen scored his second goal of the game 33 seconds into overtime and Juuse Saros made 25 saves in the Nashville Predators' 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

Johansen took a pass from Matt Duchene and beat goalie Vitek Vanecek from in front.


Caufield's goal helps Habs edge Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Cole Caufield broke a third-period tie on a power play, Sean Monahan had two assists against his old team and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Thursday night.

"It was special," said Monahan, who played nine seasons with Calgary before being traded last summer. "You get a lot of emotions coming up into the game.


Kaprizov has 3 points as Wild top Oilers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Kirill Kaprizov had a goal and two assists to extend his career-best point streak to 10 games, and Joel Eriksson Ek added a goal and assist, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 5-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

Kaprizov has a goal in four straight games after scoring his 14th of the season. He also has nine straight games with an assist, and eight goals and 11 assists in his last 13 games.


Kopitar scores 2, Kings rally by Coyotes

LOS ANGELES (AP) After a rough 48-hour stretch that saw them give up nine goals Tuesday and one of their goaltenders placed on waivers Wednesday, Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings knew they would have to dig deep to prevent things from spiraling even further.

Kopitar and his teammates responded, but they had to handle more adversity in order to do so.

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