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Blues' win streak 5, Jackets' ends at 10

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The St. Louis Blues got things going early and put an end to the Columbus Blue Jackets' 10-game winning streak with a big victory over their own.

Jake Allen made 33 saves, Alexander Steen scored on St. Louis' first shot of the game, and the Blues beat the Blue Jackets 2-1 on Saturday night.

"It was a huge win for us, especially when Colorado wins this afternoon," Allen said. "Points are crucial right now. Let's just take it one step at a time. And we will figure out the standings at the end."


Kane scores 2 as Sharks' run reaches 7

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Evander Kane has done a good job tormenting the Calgary Flames with his goal-scoring prowess and physical play.

Kane scored twice to give him six goals in his past two games against Calgary and got into two scrums as the San Jose Sharks won their seventh straight game, beating the Flames 5-1 on Saturday.


Avs' SO win keeps Vegas from clinching

DENVER (AP) The game had a postseason intensity. So Gabriel Landeskog of course brought out his best shot - even if he might've had his eyes closed when he took it.

A capacity crowd certainly let him know the result.


Leafs top Wings for 13th home win in row

TORONTO (AP) Nazem Kadri scored with 7:26 left in regulation, helping the Toronto Maple Leafs extend their club-record home winning streak to 13 games with a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

Kasperi Kapanen, Connor Brown and William Nylander had the other goals for Toronto, which also tied a franchise mark with its 45th win.


Devils edge Tampa, boost playoff chances

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Keith Kinkaid made 35 saves and the New Jersey Devils took another major step toward making the playoffs for the first time since 2012 with a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.

Nico Hischier and Kyle Palmieri scored for New Jersey, which has elevated its playoff chances with wins in five of seven games - including outstanding efforts in beating the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and the Eastern Conference-leading Lightning on consecutive nights.


Panthers score 4 in 3rd to beat Coyotes

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Denis Malgin snapped a tie with 3:45 left and the Florida Panthers overcame a two-goal deficit by scoring four times in the third period for a 4-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.

Vincent Trocheck had two goals and an assist for the Panthers, who remained three points behind New Jersey for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. Florida has two games in hand on the Devils.


Jets win to set franchise points record

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Kyle Connor simply wanted to get off a shot. He ended up with much more.

The Jets rookie scored 3:16 into overtime and Winnipeg edged the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Friday night to set a single-season franchise record for points.


Bruins rally, beat Stars on late goal

DALLAS (AP) Once the Boston Bruins broke through in the third period, they couldn't be stopped.

David Pastrnak snapped a tie with 12 seconds left and the Bruins scored three straight goals in the third to rally past the fading Dallas Stars 3-2 on Friday night.


Panthers founder Huizenga dies at 80

MIAMI (AP) H. Wayne Huizenga, a college dropout who built a business empire that included Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and three professional sports franchises, has died. He was 80.

Huizenga (HY'-zing-ah) died Thursday night at his home, said Valerie Hinkell, a longtime assistant. The cause was cancer, said Bob Henninger, executive vice president of Huizenga Holdings.


Zito named GM of US men's team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Bill Zito has been selected as the general manager for the United States men's national hockey team.

Zito is assistant general manager for the Columbus Blue Jackets. USA Hockey announced the appointment Friday, a little over a month before the world hockey championships