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Forsberg, Rinne lead Preds over Oilers 1-0 in OT

Filip Forsberg scores in OT, Pekka Rinne makes 37 saves as Predators blank skidding Oilers 1-0
Jim Diamond, The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Pekka Rinne gave the Nashville Predators a chance to overcome their slow start.

Rinne made 37 saves and Filip Forsberg scored at 3:55 of overtime to lift the Predators over Edmonton 1-0 Thursday night, handing the Oilers their eighth consecutive defeat.

Nashville won its third straight thanks in large part to Rinne, who stopped Jordan Eberle on a penalty shot early in the extra session.

Oilers F Matt Hendricks injures leg vs Predators

Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Hendricks leaves game against Predators with injured leg
The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Hendricks has injured his leg against the Nashville Predators.

Facing his former team, Hendricks blocked Shea Weber's shot from just a few feet away in the right faceoff circle at 2:12 of the first period Thursday night. Hendricks hobbled back to the Edmonton bench and proceeded directly to the locker room.

During the first intermission, the Oilers announced that Hendricks would not return to the game due to a leg injury. Weber's shot appeared to hit him in the left leg.

Ramo makes 32 saves to lead Flames past Sharks 2-0

Ramo makes 32 saves, Hudler scores twice to lead Flames to 2-0 victory over Sharks
Josh Dubow, The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Calgary Flames' ability to bounce back from tough losses is the biggest reason for their early-season turnaround.

Karri Ramo made 32 saves for his third career shutout and Jiri Hudler scored both goals to lead the Flames over the San Jose Sharks 2-0 Wednesday night.

Comeau's hat trick lifts Penguins over Toronto 4-3

Blake Comeau completes hat trick with OT winner as Penguins top Maple Leafs 4-3
Will Graves, The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Blake Comeau spent his first two months in Pittsburgh getting shuffled from line to line as first-year coach Mike Johnston searched for the right fit.

Consider Comeau at home playing alongside Evgeni Malkin.

The well-travelled forward sent a slap shot past Jonathan Bernier 2:07 into overtime to complete his second career hat trick and lift the Penguins to a 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

Little, Frolik lead Jets to 2-1 win over Sabres

Bryan Little and Michael Frolik score for Jets in 2-1 win over Sabres
Nick Mendola, The Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec was ready for Buffalo's third-period charge.

After a quiet 40 minutes, Pavelec made nine of his 19 saves in the final period as the Jets held on to beat the Sabres 2-1 on Wednesday night.

"Every time the game is like that, something's coming," Pavelec said. "It's never like that for 60 minutes. The guys helped me in the first two periods, and it was up to me to help them in the third."

Ducks beat Flames at home for 19th straight time

Ducks beat Flames at home for 19th straight time, spoil Hiller's homecoming with 3-2 win
Joe Resnick, The Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Forgive the Calgary Flames if they don't look forward to any more trips to Anaheim.

The past 19 times they visited, they have left with a loss.

Corey Perry, Matt Beleskey and Kyle Palmieri staked the Ducks to a big lead, and two-time defending Pacific Division champion Anaheim held on for a 3-2 victory over Calgary behind Frederik Andersen's 32 saves.

Seguin, Klingberg lead Stars over slumping Oilers

NHL top goal scorer Seguin nets 2 as Stars stretch Oilers' skid to 7 with 3-2 victory
The Associated Press

DALLAS - Tyler Seguin scored twice to extend his NHL-leading goal total, yet he was overshadowed by rookie defenceman John Klingberg.

The two combined to lift the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.

Klingberg scored from centre ice on a 74-foot, dipping slap shot that eluded goalie Viktor Fasth, and added an assist giving him three goals and eight points in eight games since being recalled from the AHL on Nov. 10.

Senators rally in 3rd period, beat Blues in SO

Senators score 2 goals in 3rd period, then beat Blues 3-2 in shootout
Nate Latsch, The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - Bobby Ryan just missed scoring the winning goal in overtime. Given another chance in the shootout, Ryan came through for the Ottawa Senators.

After the Senators rallied with two third-period goals, Ryan's shootout tally capped a dramatic 3-2 victory over the host St. Louis Blues that snapped St. Louis' two-game skid.

Kane's 2 PP goals lift Jets over Blue Jackets

Kane scores 2 power-play goals, Jets beat host Blue Jackets 4-2
Robert Denhard, The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Winnipeg Jets' power play finally produced, and rookie goalie Michael Hutchinson made the offence stand up against the slumping Columbus Blue Jackets.

Evander Kane led the way, scoring two power-play goals in the Jets' 4-2 win on Tuesday night.

"A lot of battles, especially in the third period," said Kane, who has four goals this season. "They got on us pretty good and controlled a seven-minute block, and we were able to hold on."

Ex-North Star Murray Oliver dies at 77

Former NHL player, coach Murray Oliver dies at 77
The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS - Murray Oliver, a five-time All-Star who briefly coached the Minnesota North Stars, has died from a heart attack. He was 77.

Oliver, who died on Sunday, played for the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs and North Stars in a career that started in 1957 and ended in 1975. He scored 274 goals in 1,127 NHL games. He finished second in rookie of the year voting in 1960 after scoring 20 goals for the Red Wings.

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