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CHICAGO (AP) Defenseman Ryan Suter drove to the net and poked in a rebound with 7:56 left in the third period, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

After Chicago's Corey Crawford made an acrobatic right pad save on Mikael Granlund on a breakaway, Granlund missed on a rebound attempt. Suter then cruised to the net and buried a loose puck that was dangling near the goal line.

Chicago forward Patrick Kane scored a power-play goal at 5:21 of the second period to extend his point streak to 20 games. Kane has 12 goals and 20 assists during the longest such run for a U.S.-born player.

Jason Pominville also scored for Minnesota, which snapped a three-game losing streak and won for just the second time in its last seven games.

Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk made 30 saves in his 14th start in 15 games. Crawford finished with 34 stops.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Filip Forsberg had two goals and an assist, helping Nashville rally for the win.

Calle Jarnkrok, Mike Ribeiro, and James Neal also scored for the Predators, who stopped a two-game losing streak. Shea Weber had three assists.

Arizona had won three in a row. Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Kyle Chipchura scored for the Coyotes, who carried a 2-1 lead into the third period.

Nashville lost center Mike Fisher at 7:56 of the second period to a lower-body injury. In the Arizona zone, Martin He left the ice without putting any weight on his right leg.


ST. LOUIS (AP) – Derek MacKenzie scored twice in Florida's third consecutive win.

Brandon Pirri also scored for the Panthers, and Roberto Luongo made 29 saves.

David Backes scored for the Blues. Jake Allen made 12 saves in two periods, and Brian Elliott made eight stops in the third.

It's the first three-game win streak of the season for Florida, which opened a five-game trip with a 2-1 overtime victory at Detroit on Sunday.

The Blues had won six straight games against the Panthers.


DETROIT (AP) – Brad Richards scored on Detroit's third attempt in a shootout, leading the Red Wings to the victory.

Justin Abdelkader's second goal with 6:29 to go in regulation pulled the Red Wings into a 4-all tie after they blew a pair of two-goal leads and a one-goal advantage in the third.

Buffalo's Evander Kane scored his second goal of the game in the opening minute of the third. Zach Bogosian had a go-ahead score 1:29 later for the Sabres.

Linus Ullmark made 42 saves for the Sabres. Detroit's Petr Mrazek stopped 28 shots.


OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – Sean Couturier had an empty-net goal and two assists, leading Philadelphia to its third straight win

Wayne Simmonds, Shayne Gostisbehere and Evgeny Medvedev also scored for the Flyers, and Steve Mason had 23 saves.

Zach Smith and Mike Hoffman scored for Ottawa, and Craig Anderson made 29 stops. The Senators have dropped two straight after winning four in a row.


MONTREAL (AP) – Max Pacioretty scored a power-play goal in the third period, helping Montreal get the win.

Mike Condon got the start in place of Montreal star Carey Price, who is expected to miss at least six weeks with a lower-body injury. He stopped 22 shots for his ninth win.

Paul Byron scored his third goal for the Canadiens 2:51 into the game. Nick Foligno tied it at 17:23 of the first.

It stayed that way until Pacioretty, with Scott Hartnell in the box for tripping, scored his team-leading 13th goal of the season at 17:51 of the third.

Sergei Bobrovsky made 24 saves for Columbus.


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Matt Duchene scored again for Colorado, and Reto Berra made 27 saves.

Duchene had a franchise-record 11 November goals, and picked up right where he left off on the first day of December. He opened the scoring at 2:10 of the second period with a shot from the right circle that hit Devils goalie Cory Schneider in the left arm and trickled into the net.

Tyson Barrie also scored for Colorado, which improved to 8-0-1 in its last nine games against the Devils.

Kyle Palmieri scored for New Jersey, and Schneider made 23 stops.