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Maple Leafs score late in third to defeat Bruins

Hainsey's goal with 1:23 left tightens Atlantic Division race

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO -- Ron Hainsey scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:23 left to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 win against the Boston Bruins at Air Canada Centre on Saturday.

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Ovechkin scores 38th in Capitals win against Sabres

Maintains NHL lead with two goals, ties Washington record for games played

by Brian McNally / NHL.com Correspondent

WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 37th and 38th goals for the Washington Capitals in a 5-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Capital One Arena on Saturday.

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Palmieri, Devils rally past Islanders

Scores twice in third period; Hall has two assists to extend point streak

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- Kyle Palmieri scored two goals in the third period to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 win against the New York Islanders at Prudential Center on Saturday.

Palmieri scored at 6:35 of the third period on a wrist shot that beat Jaroslav Halak's glove to tie it 1-1. He gave the Devils a 2-1 lead at 11:11 when he deflected in Sami Vatanen's shot from the right point.

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Dadonov hat trick helps Panthers end Penguins streak at six

Florida wins for ninth time in 12 games

by Alain Poupart / NHL.com Correspondent

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Evgenii Dadonov completed a hat trick by scoring the game-winning goal with 1:53 remaining in the third period, and the Florida Panthers ended the Pittsburgh Penguins' six-game winning streak with a 6-5 victory at BB&T Center on Saturday.

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Lightning defeat Canadiens in shootout

Point scores deciding goal, Tampa Bay extends lead in Atlantic

by Sean Farrell / NHL.com Correspondent

MONTREAL -- Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in a shootout at Bell Centre on Saturday.

Brayden Point scored the deciding goal, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves for the Lightning (42-17-3), who won their third straight and have the best record in the NHL, one point ahead of the Vegas Golden Knights. Tampa Bay leads the Toronto Maple Leafs by four points for first place in the Atlantic Division.

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Vasilevskiy makes another incredible behind-the-back save

Lightning goalie robs Hudon to preserve shootout win against Canadiens

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Vasilevskiy's remarkable SO save

TBL@MTL: Vasilevskiy dazzles in net to seal SO win

Andrei Vasilevskiy incredibly reaches behind his back for a phenomenal glove save on Charles Hudon to secure the Bolts' shootout win

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Andrei Vasilevskiy is starting to make a habit of behind-the-back glove saves.

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Laine scores twice to lift Jets past Stars

Byfuglien has three assists; Winnipeg ties for Central lead

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The Winnipeg Jets scored five goals in the second period to defeat the Dallas Stars 5-3 at American Airlines Arena on Saturday.

Patrik Laine scored twice, and Dustin Byfuglien had three assists for the Jets, who have won five of six games. Nikolaj Ehlers, Toby Enstrom and Mark Scheifele scored, and Michael Hutchinson made 33 saves for his second win of the season, first since Jan. 30.

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Kings lose to Oilers in Carter's return

Fail to keep pace in Pacific race; forward plays first game since Oct. 18

by Dan Greenspan / NHL.com Correspondent

LOS ANGELES -- The Edmonton Oilers hung on for a 4-3 win against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Saturday.

Dustin Brown appeared to tie the game 4-4 in the final seconds. After time expired, it was ruled that the puck crossed the goal line with 9.8 seconds left, but the goal then was overturned after review because of goalie interference.

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Anderson, Blue Jackets rally past Blackhawks

Forward scores game-winner in third period

by Craig Merz / NHL.com Correspondent

COLUMBUS -- Josh Anderson broke a tie at 11:14 of the third period to help the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at Nationwide Arena on Saturday.

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Trophy Tracker

Gallant favorite in Adams race for work with first-year Golden Knights

Selected unanimously by vote of NHL.com panel; Vegas in race for Presidents' Trophy

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

To mark the three-quarters point of the 2017-18 season, NHL.com is running its fourth installment of the Trophy Tracker series this week. Today, we look at the race for the Jack Adams Award.

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Elias honored by Devils, who hope new Stanley Cup era is coming

Last link to New Jersey's three championships has number retired

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- Near the end of his speech on Saturday, Patrik Elias paused again to collect himself and a fan shouted, "One more year."

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Francis returns to Madison Square Garden for Ratelle number retirement

Former Rangers coach, GM to make rare appearance on 'emotional night'

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

NEW YORK -- Emile "The Cat" Francis is in Manhattan this weekend to witness the New York Rangers retire Jean Ratelle's No. 19 on Sunday. And if you pull back the curtain a little, you'll realize just how important Ratelle is to the economy-sized powder keg who coached and managed the legendary center in junior hockey and the NHL.

Before this weekend, Francis had spent one night of the past 10 years away from his West Palm Beach-area home. When Francis' wife, Emma, took ill, the man who had spent more than six decades on the road as a player, coach and general manager in junior, the minor pros and the NHL decided that his place was at home.

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Flyers defeat Senators for fifth consecutive victory

Philadelphia tied for second in Metropolitan Division

by Callum Fraser / NHL.com Correspondent

OTTAWA -- The Philadelphia Flyers extended their winning streak to five games with a 5-3 win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday.

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