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NHL's Thanksgiving playoffs rule unlikely to fit this season

NHL's Thanksgiving rule about playoff positioning may not apply this year because the standings are so tightly packed together

Marchessault, Golden Knights rally for 4-2 win over Ducks

Jonathan Marchessault had a goal and two assists, rallying the Vegas Golden Knights from a two-goal deficit to a 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks

Lowry, Laine score in Jets' 2-1 win over slumping Kings

Adam Lowry and Patrik Laine scored in the Winnipeg Jets' fifth victory in six games, 2-1 over the slumping Los Angeles Kings

MacKinnon assists on every goal as Avalanche blank Stars 3-0

Nathan MacKinnon had three assists, including one off a faceoff with a second remaining in the second period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 to remain nearly unbeatable at home

Forsberg, Turris lead Predators past Canadiens 3-2 in SO

Filip Forsberg scored a pair of power-play goals and Kyle Turris had the only goal in a shootout to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 victory over the struggling Montreal Canadiens

Bjugstad lifts Panthers to 2-1 shootout win over Maple Leafs

Nick Bjugstad scored Florida's only goal in regulation and the game-winning goal in a shootout as the Panthers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1

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Couture helps Sharks beat Coyotes 3-1

Logan Couture scored his team-best 11th goal to help lift the San Jose Sharks to a 3-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night

Bailey scores in OT as Islanders edge skidding Flyers 4-3

Josh Bailey scored 32 seconds into overtime to give the New York Islanders a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia, extending the Flyers' losing streak to six games

Ovechkin, Vrana send Capitals to 5-2 win over Senators

Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal in seven games, Jakub Vrana had two goals for the first time in his career and the Washington Capitals defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-2

Boeser scores twice, leads Canucks past Penguins

Rookie Brock Boeser scored two more goals to lead the Vancouver Canucks past the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2, on Wednesday. Boeser, after scoring twice against Philadelphia, added two more and now has 11 this season

Josh Anderson scores in OT, Blue Jackets win 5th straight

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Bruins top Devils behind Khudobin, McAvoy

Bruins top Devils behind Khudobin, McAvoy

Point scores in overtime, Lightning beat Blackhawks 3-2

Brayden Point scored a power-play goal 3:25 into overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2

Oilers halt losing streak with 6-2 win over Red Wings

Jujhar Khaira scored to break a 2-2 tie in the second period, and the Edmonton Oilers went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-2 on Wednesday night

Anderson's goal in OT gives Blue Jackets 1-0 win over Flames

Josh Anderson scored two minutes into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets their fifth straight win, 1-0 over the Calgary Flames

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Kreider, Fast lead Rangers to 6-1 win over Hurricanes

Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast scored two goals apiece, including Kreider's first just 52 seconds into the game, and the New York Rangers rolled to a 6-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes

Niederreiter extends scoring streak in Wild win

Nino Niederreiter had 2 goals to extend scoring streak to 5 games in the Minnesota Wild's 5-4 victory over Buffalo Sabres

Gionta trades NHL for shot at representing US at Olympics

Brian Gionta's decision to pass up playing a 17th NHL season for a shot at representing the United States at the Winter Games is paying off

Shore, Spezza score as Stars rally to beat Canadiens 3-1

Devin Shore and Jason Spezza scored 59 seconds apart to lift the Dallas Stars over the Montreal Canadiens 3-1

Tarasenko nets 2, gets in rare fight as Blues top Oilers 8-3

Vladimir Tarasenko had two goals and two assists and got in a rare fight, helping the St. Louis Blues to an 8-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers

Boeser scores twice, Canucks beat skidding Flyers 5-2

Brock Boeser scored twice and Daniel Sedin inched closer to a major NHL milestone, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 win over the slumping Philadelphia Flyers

Vermette scores winner in shootout, Ducks edge Sharks 3-2

Antoine Vermette beat goalie Martin Jones in the ninth round of a shootout to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks

Coyotes win 4-1, stop Maple Leafs' win streak at 6 games

Antti Raanta made 26 saves and the Arizona Coyotes ended the Toronto Maple Leafs' winning streak at six games with a 4-1 victory

Moore gives Devils 4-3 overtime win against Wild

John Moore scored 52 seconds into overtime and the New Jersey Devils overcame a late letdown to cap a successful road trip with a 4-3 win against the Minnesota Wild

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Rinne makes 32 saves as Predators stop Jets' streak, 5-3

Kyle Turris, Kevin Fiala and Ryan Johansen each had a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators past the Winnipeg Jets 5-3

Blue Jackets top Sabres 3-2 for 4th straight win.

Sergei Bobrovsky makes 30 saves as Columbus Blue Jackets beat Buffalo Sabres 3-2 for 4th straight win

Gaudreau extends point streak to 10 as Flames beat Capitals

Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist to extend his career-best point streak to 10 games as the Calgary Flames beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Monday night