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Tarasenko leads Blues past Avalanche to snap four-game skid
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 Monday night, snapping a four-game losing streak.

Brayden Schenn and David Perron also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who came in with their longest skid since March 30-April 4, 2018. Jordan Binnington finished with 17 saves as the Blues improved to 8-1-0 in the last nine home games against Colorado.

Nathan MacKinnon scored for Colorado, which was the only team in the NHL without a regulation loss and fell to 7-1-1. Philipp Grubauer stopped 22 shots.


TORONTO (AP) — Gustav Nyquist scored on a penalty shot 1:57 into overtime to lead Columbus past Toronto.

Riley Nash, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Alexander Wennberg scored in regulation for the Blue Jackets, and Nick Foligno had two assists. Joonas Korpisalo stopped 28 shots.

Auston Matthews had a goal and an assist, and William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen also scored for Toronto. Andreas Johnsson and Jake Muzzin each had two assists, and Frederik Andersen finished with 34 saves.



PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Hayes, Michael Raffl, Matt Niskanen and Oskar Lindblom all scored in the second period as Philadelphia snapped a four-game losing streak.

Travis Konecny scored a power-play goal just 4:15 into the game for the Flyers, and they took off from there, an appetizer for what would be the Flyers first four-goal period since March 15, 2019 against Toronto. Raffl added his second of the night late in the third.


DALLAS (AP) — Joe Pavelski scored a power-play goal midway through the second period, and Dallas won its second straight.

Radek Faksa also scored for Dallas, and Anton Khudobin made 19 saves for his first win in four games this season. The Stars won for the first time in four home games.

Vladislav Namestnikov scored his team-high fourth of the season with 1:12 left to spoil Khudobin’s bid for his ninth career shutout. Anders Nilsson stopped 41 shots for the Senators, who have lost four straight (0-3-1).