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Lightning host the Avalanche following shootout victory

Colorado Avalanche (6-0-1, first in the Central Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (4-2-1, third in the Atlantic Division) Tampa, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m.

New York Islanders face the Columbus Blue Jackets

New York Islanders (4-3-0, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (3-3-1, fifth in the Metropolitan Division) Columbus, Ohio; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: The Columbus Blue Jackets host the New York Islanders.

Nashville takes on non-conference foe Florida

Florida Panthers (2-2-3, sixth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Nashville Predators (4-3-0, third in the Central Division) Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Florida heads to Nashville for a non-conference matchup.

Kings take on the Flames on 3-game slide

Calgary Flames (4-3-1, fourth in the Pacific Division) vs. Los Angeles Kings (2-5-0, eighth in the Pacific Division) Los Angeles; Saturday, 10 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles comes into the matchup with Calgary as losers of three in a row.
Ducks extend unbeaten home start, knock off Canes 4-2

Ducks extend unbeaten home start, knock off Canes 4-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. — When Carter Rowney's short-handed goal sailed into the Carolina net, the Anaheim Ducks had scored nine consecutive goals across two games against two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.

MacKinnon scores in OT, Avalanche beat Panthers 5-4

SUNRISE, Fla. — Nathan MacKinnon scored 3:03 into overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche their sixth victory in seven games this season, 5-4 over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
Toews, Lehner lead Blackhawks over Blue Jackets 3-2 in OT

Toews, Lehner lead Blackhawks over Blue Jackets 3-2 in OT

CHICAGO — Jonathan Toews got his first goal of the season when he was in the right place at the right time Friday night. Big spot for the Chicago Blackhawks, too.
Neal keeps scoring as Oilers top Red Wings 2-1; Edmonton back in first in NHL

Neal keeps scoring as Oilers top Red Wings 2-1; Edmonton back in first in NHL

EDMONTON — James Neal may be leading the NHL in scoring, but it's Ethan Bear that impressed Edmonton Oilers coach Dave Tippett on Friday night.
Nathan MacKinnon scores in OT, Avalanche beat Panthers 5-4

Nathan MacKinnon scores in OT, Avalanche beat Panthers 5-4

SUNRISE, Fla. — Nathan MacKinnon didn't let an injury keep him off the ice. MacKinnon scored 3:03 into overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche their sixth victory in seven games this season, 5-4 over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
John Carlson's 3-point night helps Capitals beat Rangers 5-2

John Carlson's 3-point night helps Capitals beat Rangers 5-2

WASHINGTON — John Carlson's longtime defence partner thinks he's a future Norris Trophy winner. That might be this season the way he's going. Carlson added three assists to his historic start, T.J.