Metropolitan Division madness gets contenders…

A tight race among contenders in the Metropolitan Division should have the top five teams battle-tested and playoff-ready

Senators say son of captain Erik Karlsson has died

The Ottawa Senators say the son of captain Erik Karlsson has died

Fleury exits after 1st period but Vegas beats Canucks 4-1

Jonathan Marchessault scored his 23rd goal of the season and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1. Marc-Andre Fleury played just one period but was credited with the victory after making seven saves

Rinne gets 40th win as Predators beat Sabres 4-0

Pekka Rinne stopped 35 shots for his eighth shutout of the season and the Nashville Predators set a franchise record by earning a point in their 15th consecutive game with a 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres

Atkinson scores in OT to lift Blue Jackets past…

Cam Atkinson scored 2:55 into overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-4 victory over Boston for their eighth straight victory, spoiling a splendid NHL debut for Bruins forward Ryan Donato

4th line fuels streaking Sharks in 6-2 win over Devils

Jannik Hansen scored his first goal of the season and fellow fourth-liners Eric Fehr and Barclay Goodrow also scored to help the San Jose Sharks win their season-high fifth straight game with a 6-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils

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Simmonds scores 2 goals, helps lift Flyers past…

Wayne Simmonds scored two goals help lift the Philadelphia Flyers past the Washington Capitals 6-3

Connor lifts Jets in OT; Laine leaves with lower-body injury

Kyle Connor scored his second goal of the game 1:37 into overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets over the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 despite losing Patrik Laine to a lower-body injury

Red Wings beat Flyers 5-4 in shootout to halt 10-game skid

Frans Nielsen scored his NHL-record 22nd shootout winner and the Detroit Red Wings edged the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 to end their 10-game losing streak

Lightning erase 3-goal deficit, rally past Maple Leafs 4-3

Alex Killorn broke a tie midway through the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning scored four unanswered goals to rally past the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3

MacKinnon, Avalanche cruise past Blackhawks 5-1

Nathan MacKinnon gets 2 more assists as surging Colorado Avalanche beat Chicago Blackhawks 5-1

Panthers beat Senators as Karlsson sits after son's death

Jared McCann had a goal and two assists to lead the Florida Panthers over the Senators 7-2 as Ottawa captain Erik Karlsson sat out following the death of his son

Barzal, Pelech lead Islanders to 4-1 win over Penguins

Mathew Barzal and Adam Pelech scored in the first period and the New York Islanders went on to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1

Blue Jackets extend streak to 9 with 5-3 win over Rangers

Artemi Panarin had three goals and an assist, Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets extended their winning streak to nine games with a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers

Carlson scores late as Capitals deal Stars a tough defeat

John Carlson scored the go-ahead goal with five minutes remaining to help the Washington Capitals beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 and extend their lead atop the Metropolitan Division

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Draisaitl has goal, 3 assists as Oilers whip Hurricanes 7-3

Leon Draisaitl had a goal and three assists and the Edmonton Oilers rode three-goal first period to a 7-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes

Ekman-Larsson's two late goals lead Coyotes past Flames

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored twice late in the third period to lead the Arizona Coyotes to a 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames

Luongo gets 3rd shutout, Panthers beat Canadiens 2-0

Roberto Luongo stopped 28 shots for his third shutout of the season and 76th of his career, leading the Florida Panthers to a 2-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens

Carter's second goal gives Kings 4-3 OT win over Wild

Jeff Carter scored his second goal of the game with 33.8 seconds left on the clock in overtime and the Los Angeles Kings recovered after giving up a two-goal lead to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3

Correction: Flames-Golden-Knights story

Correction: Flames-Golden-Knights story

Ducks move into third in Pacific with 4-2 win over Devils

Brandon Montour scored a power-play goal to help lift the Anaheim Ducks into third place in the Pacific Division with a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils

Laine scores twice, matches Ovechkin for NHL goal lead

Patrik Laine scored twice to extend his point streak to 15 games and tie Alex Ovechkin for the NHL goal lead, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 to match the franchise wins record at 43

Blues rally for 5-4 overtime win over Blackhawks

Patrik Berglund scores in overtime as St. Louis Blues rally for 5-4 win over Chicago Blackhawks

Kucherov scores 2 to lift Lightning to 3-1 win over Oilers

Nikita Kucherov scored twice to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers

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Van Riemsdyk lifts Hurricanes past Islanders, 4-3

Trevor van Riemsdyk scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period and Scott Darling made 26 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 4-3

MacKinnon scores twice, Avalanche beat reeling Red Wings 5-1

Nathan MacKinnon kept up his torrid scoring with two goals and an assist, Semyon Varlamov was sharp in making 37 saves and the Colorado Avalanche extended Detroit's skid to 10 straight games by beating the Red Wings 5-1

Meier scores winner as Sharks beat Canucks 5-3

Timo Meier's second goal of the game snapped a third-period tie and the San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-3 for their fourth consecutive victory