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Tarasenko has Howe hat trick, Blues roll

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(TSX / STATS) -- ST. LOUIS -- The loudest cheers inside Scottrade Center on Tuesday night were for the St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, but this time the ovation had nothing to do with him scoring a goal.

Tarasenko came to the defense of teammate Brayden Schenn in the second period, getting into a fight with Edmonton's Matt Benning, which earned him the loud ovation.

The fight completed the second "Gordie Howe hat trick" of Tarasenko's career as he also scored two goals and assisted on two more to lead the Blues to an 8-3 rout of the Oilers.


Boeser scores 2 as Canucks beat Flyers

(TSX / STATS) -- PHILADELPHIA -- Playing against the coach who recruited him to play in college, Brock Boeser looked like a bona fide rookie-of-the-year candidate Tuesday night, scoring a pair of goals and leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Boeser, 20, was recruited by Flyers coach Dave Hakstol to play for the University of North Dakota. By the time Boeser arrived, Hakstol had already left to coach the Flyers.


Stars hand Canadiens fourth loss in row

(TSX / STATS) -- DALLAS -- One bright spot for the Dallas Stars this season is their strong play at American Airlines Center.

That continued on Tuesday night against the Montreal Canadiens as the Stars got a goal and an assist each from Tyler Seguin and Devin Shore, and Ben Bishop stopped 29 of 30 shots in a 3-1 win.


Coyotes end Leafs' 6-game winning streak

(TSX / STATS) -- TORONTO -- The Arizona Coyotes have found winning to be so much fun, they keep doing it.

They won for the first time in regulation this season last Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens, and suddenly they are on a three-game winning streak after their 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.


Preds win 7th in 8, end Jets' 4-game run

(TSX / STATS) -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As the media approached Mattias Ekholm in the Nashville Predators' locker room after Monday night's game, defense partner Roman Josi felt the need to issue a warning.

"Careful, he's hot," Josi cracked.


Flames top Caps, Gaudreau's streak at 10

(TSX / STATS) -- WASHINGTON -- Johnny Gaudreau extended his career-best point streak to 10 games with a goal and an assist, Mike Smith made 29 saves, and the Calgary Flames defeated the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Monday night.

Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund each added a goal and an assist and Mark Giordano scored for Calgary (12-8). Dougie Hamilton and Matthew Tkachuk each had two assists.


Blue Jackets activate C Sedlak from IR

(TSX / STATS) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets activated center Lukas Sedlak off injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.

Sedlak has been sidelined 13 games due to an ankle injury he sustained in a practice on Oct. 23. He is expected to return to the lineup for Wednesday's home game against the Calgary Flames.


Jackets edge Sabres, win fourth straight

(TSX / STATS) -- BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Columbus Blue Jackets keep picking up wins, though on Monday night they had to do it the hard way.

After jumping out to a 3-0 lead, Columbus surrendered two third-period goals before holding off a furious rally from the Buffalo Sabres on its way to a 3-2 victory.


Ducks outlast Sharks in 9-round shootout

(TSX / STATS) -- SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks are in the midst of a rough stretch, and all they could really take out of Monday night is the consolation they earned one point.

The Anaheim Ducks, however, were more than happy to win on the second night of back-to-back contests.


Moore's OT goal lifts Devils past Wild

(TSX / STATS) -- SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- For the New Jersey Devils, Monday proved that it's never too late for a happy ending, for a game and for a road trip.

Two fortunate bounces and John Moore's goal in the first minute of overtime helped the New Jersey Devils snap a two-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild.

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