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Coyotes win third in row, end Maple Leafs streak

Arizona hands Toronto first loss in seven games

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO -- Antti Raanta made 26 saves to help the Arizona Coyotes to their season-high third consecutive win, 4-1 against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre on Monday.

Brendan Perlini, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Max Domi and Tobias Rieder scored, and Clayton Keller had two assists for the Coyotes (5-15-3), who are 4-3-2 in their past nine games after starting the season 1-12-1.

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Ducks defeat Sharks in nine-round shootout

Vermette scores deciding goal to give Anaheim third straight win

by Eric Gilmore / NHL.com Correspondent

SAN JOSE -- Antoine Vermette scored in the ninth round of the shootout to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 win against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on Monday.

Vermette beat goalie Martin Jones with a wrist shot inside the left post to end the game.

"I started a little quicker and then I slowed down, changed sides and saw how he was going to react," Vermette said.

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Gaudreau extends point streak to 10 games in Flames win

Helps deny Capitals of sixth straight home victory

by Brian McNally / NHL.com Correspondent

WASHINGTON -- Johnny Gaudreau extended his point streak to 10 games with a goal and an assist to help the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 win against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Monday.

Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund scored power-play goals and Mike Smith made 29 saves for Calgary (12-8-0), which has won seven of its past nine games. Mark Giordano scored one second after another power play expired.

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Devils top Wild in overtime

Moore gets game-winner after Granlund scores twice in third period

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- John Moore scored 52 seconds into overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 4-3 win against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Monday.

Moore won it for New Jersey when he one-timed Adam Henrique's cross-ice feed past Devan Dubnyk. It was Moore's third goal of the season and second game-winner; his overtime goal on Oct. 19 gave the Devils a 5-4 victory against the Ottawa Senators.

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NHL Insider

Matthews plays 100th game with Maple Leafs

Top pick from 2016 NHL Draft has already made huge impact in Toronto, home state of Arizona

by Mike Zeisberger @zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Auston Matthews was too frustrated to listen to the message from his boyhood idol. That's how much this loss hurt.

The Toronto Maple Leafs center had just finished addressing the media at Air Canada Centre on Monday after a 4-1 loss against the Arizona Coyotes, the team he had grown up cheering for in Scottsdale, Arizona. As he was about to slip through a door at the back of the dressing room, he was informed that former Coyotes captain Shane Doan had taped a congratulatory message for Matthews regarding his 100th regular-season NHL game.

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Trophy Tracker

Pietrangelo leading Norris Trophy race

Blues defenseman edges Karlsson of Senators through first quarter of season in vote by NHL.com panel

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

To mark the completion of the first quarter of the season, which arrived Tuesday, NHL.com is running its second installment of the Trophy Tracker series this week. Today, we look at the race for the Norris Trophy, awarded to the best defenseman.

Two weeks into the season, Alex Pietrangelo of the St. Louis Blues was the top scoring defenseman in the NHL.

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Five Questions With...

Five Questions with Joe Hockey

Australia ambassador to U.S. discusses learning about sport, how Capitals forward Walker has represented country

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs each Tuesday throughout the 2017-18 regular season. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the most recent news.

The latest edition features Joe Hockey, Australia's ambassador to the United States.

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Blue Jackets top Sabres for fourth straight win

Columbus hands Buffalo sixth consecutive loss

by Joe Yerdon / NHL.com Correspondent

BUFFALO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets started fast but had to hold on late against the Buffalo Sabres to extend their winning streak on Monday.

Boone Jenner's goal at 9:24 of the third period gave the Blue Jackets just enough of a cushion in a 3-2 win at KeyBank Center.

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Five Predators score in victory against Jets

Fiala, Johansen, Turris each has goal, assist; Nashville gets seventh win in eight games

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- Kevin Fiala, Ryan Johansen and Kyle Turris each had a goal and an assist for the Nashville Predators in a 5-3 win against the Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena on Monday.

The Predators (12-6-2) have won seven of eight games, including four in a row at home, where they are 7-1-1.

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Fantasy awards at one-quarter mark of 2017-18

Kucherov most valuable player; Schenn biggest surprise; Barzal top rookie

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy / NHL.com

We've reached the one-quarter mark of the 2017-18 NHL season, so it's the perfect time to look back at all the biggest fantasy storylines from around the League.

Below are the most valuable players at each position in standard fantasy leagues, as well as candidates for overall MVP, top rookies and more. These selections are based solely on fantasy performance to date, not on expectations for the rest of the season. Yahoo average draft positions are listed for biggest steals, surprises and disappointments.

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Greatest Moments

Gretzky, Lemieux, Orr, Selanne in Greatest Moment semifinals

Four NHL legends still standing with fan voting entering fifth week

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How's this for a final four: Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Orr and Teemu Selanne.

After four weeks of fan voting in the Greatest NHL Moments Presented by Coors Light and Pepsi Zero Sugar, the four Hockey Hall of Famers are the last ones standing entering the semifinal round.

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Price returns to practice with Canadiens

Goalie will travel for game at Stars on Tuesday, day to day with lower-body injury

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Goalie Carey Price practiced with the Montreal Canadiens on Monday for the first time since he was injured during warmups prior to a 6-3 loss at the Minnesota Wild on Nov. 2.

He will travel for their game at the Dallas Stars on Tuesday (8:30 p.m. ET; FS-SW, TSN2, RDS, NHL.TV) and remains day to day with a lower-body injury.

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Sharks center Pavelski playing with unspecified injury: report

Has missed one game since 2011-12 season

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San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski has been playing with an unspecified injury, coach Peter DeBoer said Sunday.

"Joe's playing at not 100 percent, and I'll be honest, a lot of guys maybe even wouldn't be out there, dealing with what he's dealing with," DeBoer told the San Jose Mercury News. "He's giving us what he can, and that still is effective."

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Backes skates with Bruins for first time since surgery

Forward hopes to resume contact soon after having part of colon removed Nov. 2

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- Boston Bruins forward David Backes skated in an optional practice on Monday, eighteen days after undergoing surgery for diverticulitis. 

"To be back in the room with them, it's awesome," said Backes, who wore a non-contact jersey. "To be on the ice, to be moving around -- nothing like sitting around and doing a whole lot of nothing for too long to make you feel like you think [you're] never going to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

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Blues activate Bouwmeester off injured reserve

Defenseman could make season debut Tuesday against Oilers

by Louie Korac / NHL.com Correspondent

HAZELWOOD, Mo. -- Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester is expected to return to the lineup for St. Louis Blues against the Edmonton Oilers at Scottrade Center on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SNW, NHL.TV) after missing the first 21 games of the season with a fractured left ankle.

Bouwmeester was injured blocking a shot during a training camp scrimmage Sept. 17. He was activated off injured reserve Monday and was paired with Colton Parayko at practice after accompanying St. Louis on its recent three-game Western Canada trip.

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Methot out 4-6 weeks for Stars

Defenseman has arthroscopic surgery on injured knee; Honka recalled from AHL

by Sean Shapiro / NHL.com Correspondent

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars defenseman Marc Methot will be out 4-6 weeks after he had arthroscopic surgery on his injured knee Sunday.

Methot, 32, hasn't played since Nov. 6 against the Winnipeg Jets because of the injury.

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