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Canucks top Blues, home streak reaches 9

Vancouver Canucks' J.T. Miller, front left, Jake Virtanen, right, and Jake Virtanen, back left, celebrate Miller's first goal against the St. Louis Blues during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday Jan. 27, 2020. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) J.T. Miller scored twice in the second period to help the Vancouver Canucks rally from an early deficit to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 Monday night.

Bo Horvat also scored as the Canucks won their ninth straight at home, and 12 in the last 15 overall. Jake Virtanen and Chris Tanev each had two assists.

Thatcher Demko, making his second straight start, and fourth in the last 20 games, stopped 36 shots. He credited his teammates for the 23 shots they blocked.


Ovechkin-less Caps again win at Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) The Washington Capitals proved they can score a lot of goals even without Alex Ovechkin.

Jakub Vrana had a goal and an assist as the Eastern Conference-leading Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 Monday night for their fourth straight win.


Benn's OT goal puts Stars over Lightning

DALLAS (AP) Jamie Benn knocked down the puck, quickly turned and didn't have to go far to score the winning goal for the Dallas Stars in overtime.

Benn scored 2:07 into the extra period after first deflecting a pass by Brayden Point, who then appeared to grab at the Stars captain from behind before a backhander past All-Star goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, as Dallas beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Monday night.


Nylander's goal streak at 4 as Leafs win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) William Nylander, Zach Hyman and Rasmus Sandin each scored and had an assist to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Nashville Predators 5-2 Monday night.

Jason Spezza and Auston Matthews also scored and Frederik Andersen made 34 saves for the Maple Leafs, who snapped a two-game losing streak.


Marleau, Noesen lead Sharks past Ducks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Patrick Marleau and Stefan Noesen each scored twice, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 Monday night.

Marleau moved past Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur and into a tie with Mike Modano for 25th place on the NHL's career list with 561 goals. The 40-year-old also moved past Rod Brind'Amour for 50th on the all-time points list with 1,185 - including 1,101 with the Sharks.


Devils rally late, top Senators in SO

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Jack Hughes helped bail out the New Jersey Devils after they gave up a lead in the third period.

Kyle Palmieri tied it late in the third period, and Nikita Gusev and Hughes scored in the shootout to lift the Devils to a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.


Pens give D Pettersson 5-year extension

PITTSBURGH (AP) Marcus Pettersson is sticking with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The 23-year-old defenseman agreed to a five-year contract extension on Tuesday that runs through the 2024-25 season. The deal carries an average annual value of just over $4 million.


Jackets extend F Robinson for 2 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets signed forward Eric Robinson to a two-year contract extension on Monday.

The 24-year-old Robinson was pressed into action at the NHL level this season because of rash of injuries to regulars. He has responded with five goals and four assists and a +10 plus/minus rating in 31 games. He got his first NHL goal on Nov. 12 at Montreal.


Pacific beats Atlantic in All-Star Game

ST. LOUIS (AP) Young Laila Anderson delivered one of the most poignant moments of the weekend when she introduced the Blues' four All-Stars. The players who stood out on the ice later weren't all that much older.

Hockey's youth was on grand display in the NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament on Saturday night, which was won by the Pacific Division. Whether it was Boston's 23-year-old David Pastrnak earning MVP honors with six points or Vancouver's 21-year-old Elias Pettersson scoring twice and trying a lacrosse goal, the fifth incarnation of 3 on 3 making up the All-Star Game was a showcase of the game's present and future.


Players like international All-Star idea

ST. LOUIS (AP) Nathan MacKinnon enjoyed when the NHL All-Star Game featured North America against the World in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Something similar could be coming back next year, but with a twist.

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