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             Kings score twice in 9 seconds and beat Capitals 5-2

            By The Associated Press                                                                after  a  five-game  winning   and an assist for Nashville.
            WASHINGTON       (AP)   —                                                              streak.                      Filip  Forsberg  and  Nick
            Jonny     Brodzinski   and                                                             Devan  Dubnyk  made  29      Bonino also scored for the
            Jussi  Jokinen  scored  nine                                                           saves for his 10th victory of   Predators.
            seconds  apart,  Jonathan                                                              the season.                  FLAMES 3, COYOTES 0
            Quick made 27 saves and                                                                CANADIENS 6, RED WINGS       CALGARY,  Alberta  (AP)
            the Los Angeles Kings beat                                                             3                            —  Mike  Smith  stopped  28
            the  Washington  Capitals                                                              DETROIT  (AP)  —  Brendan    shots  against  his  former
            5-2  on  Thursday  night  for                                                          Gallagher           scored   team,    Mark   Jankowski
            their   third   consecutive                                                            twice,  and  his  Montreal   scored twice and Calgary
            victory.                                                                               teammates  added  three      blanked Arizona.
            Marian  Gaborik  scored                                                                goals in the second period   Smith  earned  his  second
            twice,  including  one  of                                                             against struggling Detroit.  shutout of the season and
            two  empty-net  goals  for                                                             Charles     Hudon     and    the 35th of his career. The
            the  Kings.  Although  Tyler                                                           Andrew  Shaw  scored  43     35-year-old   goalie   was
            Toffoli’s empty-netter in the                                                          seconds  apart  for  the     making his first start against
            final  seconds  made  the                                                              Canadiens, who have won      the  Coyotes  since  being
            score  look  more  lopsided                                                            four  games  in  a  row.  Alex   acquired by the Flames in
            than the game, Los Angeles                                                             Galchenyuk  also  scored     a June trade.
            improved to 12-3-0 against                                                             for Montreal in the second,   Mikael   Backlund    also
            Eastern Conference teams                                                               and Max Pacioretty added     scored  for  Calgary.  The
            and seems to have solved     Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) gets checked   a goal in the third to help   Flames   bounced   back
            some problems since losing   between Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11), of    Claude  Julien  to  his  100th   after  opening  their  four-
            seven  of  eight  from  Nov.   Slovenia, and left wing Jussi Jokinen (36), of Finland, during the   win as Canadiens coach.  game   homestand   with
            9-24.                        third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017,   Anthony  Mantha,  Tomas   a  4-1  loss  to  Toronto  on
            Evgeny  Kuznetsov  scored    in Washington. The Kings won 5-2.                         Tatar  and  Frans  Nielsen   Tuesday night.
            twice for the Capitals, who                                           Associated Press   scored for Detroit. The Red   Scott  Wedgewood  made
            had  won  three  in  a  row.   shoulder for his sixth of the   Eric  Staal  scored  the  go-  Wings have lost six straight,   41 saves for the Coyotes.
            Braden  Holtby  allowed      season,  giving  the  Stars   ahead  goal  with  7:55  left   although  three  of  those   MAPLE LEAFS 6, OILERS 4
            three goals on 25 shots.     the  opener  of  the  home-  and tacked on an empty-      defeats came in overtime.    EDMONTON,  Alberta  (AP)
            STARS  4,  BLACKHAWKS  3,    and-home  series  between    netter to give Minnesota a   CANUCKS 5, PREDATORS 3       —  Oilers  defenseman  Kris
            OT                           division  rivals.  Dallas  hosts   win over Vegas.        NASHVILLE,  Tenn.  (AP)  —   Russell  accidentally  fired
            CHICAGO  (AP)  —  Mattias    Chicago     on    Saturday   Mikael Granlund and Jonas    Brock Boeser had two goals   the  puck  into  his  own  net
            Janmark scored his second    night.                       Brodin  also  scored  for  the   and an assist, Daniel Sedin   late  in  the  third  period,
            goal  of  the  game  51      Patrick  Kane  had  a  goal   Wild, who wrapped up the    surpassed  1,000  career     handing  Toronto  the  go-
            seconds  into  overtime  to   and  an  assist  for  the   month with a 4-0-1 record in   points   and   Vancouver   ahead goal.
            lift Dallas over Chicago.    Blackhawks, who dropped      their last five home games   beat Nashville.              William  Nylander  had  a
            Radek  Faksa  had  a  goal   to  1-1-1  in  a  seven-day   despite  a  series  of  sloppy   Loui  Eriksson  also  scored   goal  and  two  assists  for
            and  an  assist  and  Remi   stretch  with  five  games.   and sluggish performances   twice  and  Sedin  had  a    Toronto. Auston Matthews,
            Elie  also  scored  for  the   Alex DeBrincat and Artem   throughout November.         goal and two assists for the   Dominic   Moore,    Matt
            Stars, who have won three    Anisimov also scored, and    Brayden    McNabb     and    Canucks,  who  snapped  a    Martin,  Patrick  Marleau
            straight and five of six. Ben   Nick  Schmaltz  had  two   Jonathan    Marchessault    three-game  losing  streak.   and  Nazem  Kadri  also
            Bishop made 19 saves.        assists.                     each  had  a  goal  for  the   Henrik  Sedin  added  three   scored for the Maple Leafs
            Janmark  skated  in  and     WILD 4, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2     Golden  Knights,  who  took   assists  and  Anders  Nilsson   (17-9-1). Frederik Andersen
            beat    Corey    Crawford    ST.  PAUL,  Minn.  (AP)  —   their  second  straight  loss   made 29 saves for the win.  stopped  41  shots  for  the
            over the goaltender’s right                                                            Craig  Smith  had  a  goal   win.q
                                                                      Blackhawks place goalie Corey

                                                                      Crawford on injured reserve

                                                                      details about the injury. The   Anton  Forsberg  has  been   21  appearances  with  the
                                                                      team was off Friday before   serving   as    Crawford’s   New  York  Islanders  over
                                                                      playing       consecutive    backup, and Jean-Francois    the  previous  two  seasons,
                                                                      games     this   weekend     Berube  was  recalled  from   going  6-4-3  with  a  3.11
                                                                      against  Dallas  and  Los    Rockford  of  the  American   GAA.
                                                                      Angeles.                     Hockey League.               Crawford was in net when
                                                                      Crawford, who turns 33 on    Forsberg,  who  turned  25   the  Blackhawks  won  the
                                                                      Dec.  31,  has  started  20  of   on Monday, was acquired   Stanley  Cup  in  2013  and
                                                                      Chicago’s  25  games.  He    in  the  June  trade  with   2015. He made the All-Star
                                                                      made 31 saves in Thursday    Columbus  that  brought      team  last  season  for  the
                                                                      night’s 4-3 overtime loss to   Brandon  Saad  back  to    second  time,  but  he  also
                                                                      the Stars.                   Chicago     and   shipped    has  been  hampered  by
             Chicago Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford allows a goal by Dallas                            off  high-scoring  forward   injuries in recent years.
             Stars’ Mattias Janmark during overtime of an NHL hockey   The loss of Crawford for any   Artemi Panarin to the Blue   He was sidelined by a left
             game Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Chicago. The Stars won 4-3.   length  of  time  is  a  huge   Jackets.  He  is  1-2  with  a   foot  injury  in  December
                                                     Associated Press
                                                                      blow for Chicago (12-9-4),   3.71  GAA  in  six  games  in   2014 after he missed a step
            CHICAGO  (AP)  —  The        top goaltenders for at least   which  was  just  starting  to   his  first  season  with  the   while  leaving  a  concert.
            Chicago        Blackhawks    a week.                      play  a  little  better  after  a   Blackhawks.           He  had  an  emergency
            placed Corey Crawford on     It’s    unclear      when    lackluster  start.  He  is  11-7-  The  26-year-old  Berube   appendectomy       last
            injured  reserve  on  Friday,   Crawford got hurt, and the   2 with a 2.29 goals-against   agreed  to  a  two-year   December  and  missed  10
            sidelining one of the NHL’s   Blackhawks  provided  no    average  and  a  .930  save   contract   with   Chicago   games.q
                                                                      percentage.                  over the summer. He made
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