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Toews has 5 points, Caps' skid reaches 5

(AP Photo Nuccio DiNuzzo)

CHICAGO (AP) Jonathan Toews loves playing alongside Patrick Kane, and the feeling is mutual.

With the Chicago Blackhawks struggling once again, coach Jeremy Colliton tried an old favorite.

Toews had three goals and two assists, Kane added two goals and three assists, and the Blackhawks handed the Washington Capitals their season-high fifth consecutive loss with an 8-5 victory on Sunday.


Isles blank Ducks for 5th straight win

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) The New York Islanders are dominating opponents with a smothering defense and timely scoring.

They executed that winning formula to perfection on Sunday against the Anaheim Ducks.


Pettersson returns, helps Canucks win

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Elias Pettersson was hard on himself after his first game back from a knee injury. His coach was more forgiving.

Pettersson had a goal and an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Sunday.


Hinostroza helps Coyotes top Leafs 4-2

TORONTO (AP) Vinnie Hinostroza scored in the third period and the Arizona Coyotes beat the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Sunday night.

Clayton Keller, Mario Kempe and Lawson Crouse also scored as Arizona won for the fifth time in the last seven games (5-1-1). Darcy Kuemper stopped 25 shots. The Coyotes improved to 8-0-1 in their last nine trips to Toronto.


Bruins G Rask suffers concussion in loss

BOSTON (AP) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask suffered a concussion on a hard collision with Rangers forward Filip Chytil and was helped off the ice late in the opening period.

The 31-year-old Rask, who entered the game Saturday night tied with Cecil "Tiny" Thompson for the most victories in club history with 252, gave up a goal to Chytil, who came charging down the right wing. After he flipped the puck over Rask at full speed, Chytil was hit by Boston defenseman Charlie McAvoy, sending the forward's waist flying into the head of Rask, who was knocked backward hard to the ice.


Lundqvist now 6th all-time on wins list

BOSTON (AP) Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist hopes his teammates take some time to think about how well they've played going into a long break.

He'll also have some time to reflect on his climb up the NHL's career wins list.


Flames top Oilers, now 7-0-1 in last 8

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames are getting some offense from just about everyone right now.

Mark Giordano, Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund each had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory over the rival Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.


Marchessault scores 3, Vegas beats Pens

LAS VEGAS (AP) Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson have struggled to find the back of the net since Dec. 22, scoring a combined three goals over 12 games.

Vegas' dynamic top-line forwards topped that Saturday night.


Stamkos nets 2 as Lightning down Sharks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) A three-point night from Steven Stamkos sent the Tampa Bay Lightning into their extended All-Star break with another victory.

Stamkos scored a pair of goals in the third period and Tampa Bay beat San Jose 6-3 Saturday night.


Parise scores 20th, Wild edge Jackets

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau believes the typical sense of urgency to make a playoff push is hitting teams earlier than normal this season.

It certainly seemed that way for the Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Disappointing home losses and tightening standings have a way of doing that.

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