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Skinner's 3 goals lift Sabres past Kings

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Buffalo Sabres coach Phil Housley had to shake things up, shuffling his lines against the Los Angeles Kings an effort to revive an offense that was held to one goal in three of the past four games.

The moves paid off, especially the new first line of Jeff Skinner, Jason Pominville and Jack Eichel.

Skinner scored three goals for his fifth career hat trick and the Sabres' reconfigured top line keyed a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.


Crawford earns first win in 10 months

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) In just his second game back after a nearly 10-month absence, Corey Crawford showed he is already in top form.

Crawford stopped 37 shots to get his first win since late December, and Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist, as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 Saturday night.


Nyquist's OT goal gives Wings first win

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Gustav Nyquist scored 3:44 into overtime to lift the Detroit Red Wings to their first win of the season, 4-3 over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

Dennis Cholowski had a goal and an assist, and Thomas Vanek and Dylan Larkin also scored for the Red Wings, who were 0-5-2 in their first seven games. Jimmy Howard stopped 34 shots.


O'Reilly, Allen lead Blues past Leafs

TORONTO (AP) Ryan O'Reilly scored his first goal with St. Louis, and Jake Allen made 22 saves as the Blues beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Saturday night.

Robert Bortuzzo, Zach Sanford and Ivan Barbashev also scored, and David Perron added two assists for St. Louis, which picked up its second victory in seven games this season.


Red-hot Landeskog nets 2 to power Avs

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Gabriel Landeskog is so hot right now even he can't quite explain it.

Landeskog scored twice to give him six goals in three games, Nathan MacKinnon added a goal and two assists and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Saturday.


Brossoit stops 42 to lift surging Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Jacob Trouba was glad to see some different names on the scoresheet.

Tyler Myers, Josh Morrissey and Mathieu Perreault each recorded their first goals of the season as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Arizona Coyotes 5-3 on Saturday.


Voracek pushes Flyers past Devils 5-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jake Voracek thought he wasn't very good for most of the first two periods. The Flyers were plenty happy with his performance.

"You guys have to watch the game a little bit more, you know what I mean," Voracek said. "It's not only about points."


Vegas extends Tuch for 7 years, $33.25M

LAS VEGAS (AP) The Vegas Golden Knights have signed forward Alex Tuch to a $33.25 million, seven-year extension with an annual salary cap hit of $4.75 million.

General manager George McPhee announced the contract Friday, which ties defenseman Shea Theodore's seven-year deal for the longest the Golden Knights have given out. Tuch is now signed through the 2025-26 season.


Predators top Flames for 4th win in row

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Known more for his toughness, Zac Rinaldo showed he can score, too.

Rinaldo scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.


Suter's 3 points lift Wild over Stars

DALLAS (AP) Ryan Suter joked that he was trying to bank the puck off a Dallas defenseman and into the net.

Suter scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and had two assists as the Minnesota Wild beat the Stars 3-1 on Friday night.

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