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Caps' Oshie to return from concussion

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Star winger T.J. Oshie is expected to return to the Washington lineup Tuesday night at Dallas after missing six games with a concussion.

Oshie participated in his first full practice with teammates Monday, skating on the second line with rookie Jakub Vrana and center Evgeny Kuznetsov. Oshie practiced on the first power-play unit and says he feels ready to go.

Coach Barry Trotz says he will make a final decision Tuesday morning.


Blackhawks beat Wild, win fifth straight

CHICAGO (AP) Patrick Kane is finally on a roll, and so are the Chicago Blackhawks.

Kane scored two slick goals, Corey Crawford made 27 saves and the Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Sunday night for their season-high fifth straight win.


Knights top Panthers, move atop Pacific

LAS VEGAS (AP) Although Gerard Gallant downplayed Vegas' latest win against his former team, Jonathan Marchessault - who played under Gallant with Florida - made it clear how important it was.

Erik Haula scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Golden Knights beat the Panthers 5-2 Sunday.


Jets return favor with shutout of Blues

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Connor Hellebuyck was happy to have a hand in helping the Winnipeg Jets get some payback.

Less that 24 hours after Winnipeg was shut out in St. Louis, Hellebuyck made 24 saves as the Jets returned the favor with a 4-0 victory over the Blues on Sunday night.


Flames roll, Canucks' Boeser hurts foot

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Calgary Flames were happy with their overall game despite winning just twice in their last seven games. That faith in the system paid off with a big victory over a depleted opponent on Sunday.

Mark Giordano scored twice, Sam Bennett had a goal and three assists, and the Flames snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory over the injury-riddled Vancouver Canucks.


Avs' Johnson banned 2 games for boarding

NEW YORK (AP) Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Sunday for boarding Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vladislav Namestnikov.

Johnson was assessed a minor penalty for slashing and a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding in the second period of Colorado's 6-5 home loss Saturday night.


Sens' Anderson shuts out Habs outdoors

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) The Senators needed a big effort from their top players Saturday night, and they got it.

Craig Anderson stopped 28 shots for his 40th career shutout, leading Ottawa to a 3-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL 100 Classic outdoor game. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Bobby Ryan and Nate Thompson scored to help the Senators get consecutive wins for the first time in more than a month.


Landeskog nets 3, but Tampa's run hits 7

DENVER (AP) The Tampa Bay Lightning got a timely offensive boost from its defensemen to keep their winning streak going.

Anton Stralman had two goals, and fellow defensemen Victor Hedman and Mikhail Sergachev also scored to help Tampa Bay beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-5 Saturday night for their seventh straight win.


Flyers top Stars in OT, win sixth in row

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Shayne Gostisbehere and the streaking Flyers are full of confidence, and it's showing.

Gostisbehere scored twice, including the game-winner 3:50 into overtime, to lead Philadelphia to its sixth straight victory, 2-1 over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.


Ovechkin completes Caps' comeback in OT

WASHINGTON (AP) Following a game that probably should have left Barry Trotz frazzled, the Washington Capitals' coach walked into the interview room and smiled.

"Well, that was fun," Trotz said Saturday night after Washington rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period and beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in overtime.

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