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Sens' Anderson shuts out Habs outdoors

Ottawa Senators defenseman Cody Ceci (5) congratulates goalie Craig Anderson (41) after the final buzzer as Ottawa Senators left wing Zack Smith (15) looks on following third period hockey action against the Montreal Canadiens at the NHL 100 Classic in Ottawa on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

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.

"We knew we needed to have a good game," said captain Erik Karlsson, who had one assists while playing a season-high 32:55. "We didn't know what to expect, what type of game it was going to be, but I think we came out strong and we finished strong. I don't think we strayed from the kind of game that needed to be played in an atmosphere like this."


Landeskog nets 3, but Tampa's run hits 7

DENVER (AP) Anton Stralman scored twice to help Tampa Bay overcame a hat trick by Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog and the Lightning beat the Avalanche 6-5 Saturday night for their seventh straight win.

Mikhal Sergachev, Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning, who have two wins against the Avalanche during the streak.


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.


Blues' Hutton has 48 saves, blanks Jets

ST. LOUIS (AP) As a backup goalie, Carter Hutton knows he has to make the most of his rare chances to play.

Hutton did just that, making a career-high 48 saves to earn his ninth career shutout as the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-0 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.


Zuccarello lifts Rangers by Bruins in OT

BOSTON (AP) Henrik Lundqvist has seen Mats Zuccarello's shot many times during practice so he knows how tough it is to stop.

Zuccarello scored a power-play goal 1:56 into overtime to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday.


Isles beat Kings in OT on Eberle's goal

NEW YORK (AP) The Islanders have been winning at home with regularity this season. Against the suddenly stumbling Los Angeles Kings, New York just needed some extra time.

Jordan Eberle scored 1:54 into overtime to lift the Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Kings on Saturday night, handing Los Angeles its third straight loss after an eight-game winning streak.


Darling stops 35 as 'Canes edge Jackets

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) After six consecutive games on the road, Noah Hanifin and Scott Darling made sure the Carolina Hurricanes had a happy homecoming.

Hanifin scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period, Darling stopped 35 shots and the Hurricanes beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 Saturday night.


Pens score late, top Coyotes to end skid

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins have struggled in close games recently and giving up a two-goal lead to the team with the league's worst record was not a good sign.

One shot from Olli Maata changed their fortunes.


Oilers hang on, hand Wild rare home loss

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Edmonton Oilers hope Cam Talbot's return can help stop their roller-coaster December.

Talbot made 29 saves after missing seven games with an undisclosed injury, Milan Lucic had a goal and assist and the Oilers held off the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday.

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