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Penguins' Crosby could miss 1 week

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PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will miss Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay due to an upper-body injury.

The team disclosed the injury on Wednesday when Crosby skipped practice. Crosby worked out before his teammates hit the ice on Thursday for their pregame skate. Coach Mike Sullivan declined to offer specifics on the nature of Crosby's issue but said it's not concussion-related.

Sullivan said there's a chance Crosby could be out for about a week.


Point nets 3 PPGs in 1:31, Tampa wins

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins filled the penalty box in a hurry. Brayden Point loaded up the net with pucks at a rapid pace, too.

Point scored three straight power-play goals in 1:31 - the sixth-fastest three goals in NHL history - and the Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Thursday night.


Beauvillier scores 3, Isles top Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) The first winter storm of the season had Anthony Beauvillier excited about facing the New York Islanders' cross-town rival, and he broke out of a season-long scoring slump in a big way.

Beauvillier had three goals and an assist, and the Islanders held off the Rangers 7-5 on Thursday night to keep up their recent mastery in the series.


Anderson stops 2 penalty shots, Sens win

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Detroit coach Jeff Blashill was quick to credit Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson.

Anderson stopped two third-period penalty shots and Drake Batherson scored in his NHL debut to help the Senators beat the Red Wings 2-1 on Thursday night.


Kapanen lifts surging Leafs past Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks seemed intent to go after Nazem Kadri right from the start. That didn't bother the Toronto Maple Leafs a bit and they ended up with the win.

John Tavares opened the scoring just after a power-play for an early run at Kadri ended and Kasperi Kapanen had two goals, including a short-handed tally that broke a tie in the second period and sent the Maple Leafs to their fifth win in six games, 5-3 over the Sharks on Thursday night.


Kuemper's 44 saves get Coyotes by Preds

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Darcy Kuemper might not have imagined that by the end of Thursday night, he'd have played in as many games as the goalie he backs up, the injured Antti Raanta.

Kuemper had a career-high 44 saves in his sixth straight game in net, and the Arizona Coyotes held off the Western Conference-leading Nashville Predators 2-1.


Jackets score 4 in 3rd to cool Panthers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) With a top forward and their starting goaltender out sick, the Columbus Blue Jackets limped into the first intermission down two goals to the streaking Florida Panthers on Thursday night.

Then goalie Joonas Korpisalo found his rhythm, five Columbus players had a goal and an assist and the Blue Jackets rallied for a 7-3 rout that snapped Florida's five-game winning streak.


Price, Lehkonen lift Habs over Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) In a duel of struggling goaltenders, one returned to vintage form, while the misery continued for the other.

Carey Price backstopped the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 win over Mike Smith and the Calgary Flames on Thursday night, despite the visitors being outshot 45-22.


Surging Wild beat road-weary Canucks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) A date with road-weary Vancouver came at the right time for the Minnesota Wild.

Mikko Koivu had a goal and two assists, and the Wild rebounded from a recent hiccup by beating the Canucks 6-2 on Thursday night.


Kinkaid blanks Flyers as Devils win 3-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The New Jersey Devils were happy to prove they can win away from home.

Keith Kinkaid made 29 saves, Kyle Palmieri scored and the Devils beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Thursday night.

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