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Boeser's hat trick gets Canucks by Blues

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ST. LOUIS (AP) Brock Boeser didn't need much help during a breakout 2017-18 season. Now he's getting plenty from another star rookie in Elias Pettersson.

Boeser scored his second career hat trick, Pettersson had a goal and four assists and the Vancouver Canucks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-1 on Sunday.

Pettersson became the second rookie to have two five-point games before the end of December. He assisted on all three of Boeser's goals to become the second Canucks rookie to have multiple four-point games after Boeser achieved the feat last season.


Jets score 3 on PP, rout Flyers 7-1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Josh Morrissey didn't let a two-game absence affect his play. Not that much of anything was going to slow the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.

Morrissey returned from a lower-body injury and scored one of Winnipeg's three power-play goals, and the Jets got goals from seven players while routing the Philadelphia Flyers 7-1.


Koskinen blanks Flames, Oilers stay hot

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers appear to have shored up their defense under new head coach Ken Hitchcock.

Mikko Koskinen made 24 saves in his third shutout of the season and Connor McDavid scored the only goal as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 1-0 on Sunday.


Knights down Stars to extend home streak

LAS VEGAS (AP) The Vegas Golden Knights know the importance of winning at home.

Last season they went 29-10-2 on home ice during the regular season, en route to their remarkable run to the Stanley Cup Final.


Tatar's late goal puts Habs over 'Hawks

CHICAGO (AP) The Montreal Canadiens weren't pleased with how they played Sunday. They were just happy to get a win.

Tomas Tatar scored the tiebreaking goal on a deflection with 1:17 left in the third period and the Canadiens beat the Blackhawks 3-2 for their third straight win.


Krug's OT goal lifts Bruins by Senators

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Torey Krug felt like the Boston Bruins were "still in their pre-game nap" during their game against the Ottawa Senators.

Tuukka Rask helped the Bruins stick around, and Krug gave Boston the jolt it needed for a road victory.


Ducks edge Devils in 6-5 shootout

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Three Anaheim goals in regulation deflected in off opposing players. When the game went to a shootout and New Jersey's Taylor Hall had a chance to tie it, his shot ricocheted off the crossbar.

That left an opening for Ryan Getzlaf, who followed Daniel Sprong's earlier goal in the shootout with a nifty wrist shot to give the Ducks a wild 6-5 victory Sunday over the Devils.


Leafs F Hyman banned 2 for illegal check

NEW YORK (AP) Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman has been suspended two games by the NHL for a hit against Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy.

Hyman was assessed a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct Saturday night for checking McAvoy behind the Boston net after he had passed the puck.


Wild captain Koivu day to day with LBI

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have recalled forward Luke Kunin from the AHL.

The Wild made the move Sunday, giving them a fill-in for captain Mikko Koivu, who has a lower-body injury. The team announced his status as day to day.


Coyotes G Raanta out indefinitely

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta is out indefinitely and could miss the rest of the season with a lower-body injury.

Coyotes general manager John Chayka said on Sunday that Raanta had a procedure on the injury that revealed more damage than originally thought.