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Rangers blank Sharks but Shesterkin hurt

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NEW YORK (AP) Ryan Strome scored in the first period, and Igor Shesterkin and Alexander Georgiev combined for a 28-save shutout as the New York Rangers beat the San Jose Sharks 1-0 Friday night for their fifth straight win.

Shesterkin had 19 saves before leaving at 5:08 of the third period after appearing to suffer a right leg injury stretching out face-down in the crease. The Russian goalie wasn't putting any weight on the leg as he was helped off the ice by the Rangers' trainer and banged the side of the runway in frustration as he departed down the tunnel.

"They are telling me it's not as bad as it looks ... minor lower-body,? Rangers coach Gerard Gallant said. "We'll see."


Scheifele scores 3, Jets beat Devils 8-4

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Mark Scheifele had three goals and an assist, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the New Jersey Devils 8-4 Friday night.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored twice, and Kristian Vesalainen, Josh Morrissey and Adam Lowry also each scored for the Jets. Blake Wheeler had three assists and Pierre-Luc Dubois Neal Pionk each added two. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 33 shots.


Surging Flames top Ducks in shootout

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk scored in the shootout and the Calgary Flames beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Friday night.

Sean Monahan had a goal and an assist for the Pacific Division-leading Flames, who are 6-0-2 in their last eight on the road. Blake Coleman and Elias Lindholm also had goals for Calgary in regulation and Dan Vladar stopped 31 shots.


Kraken score 2 quick goals, edge Oilers

SEATTLE (AP) Though it took a little more than a month to find a style of play that would lead to success, the expansion Seattle Kraken are now rolling.

And they're beating some pretty good teams along the way.


Knights score 4 in 2nd, rout Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Max Pacioretty scored twice and Chandler Stephenson had a short-handed goal in a four-goal second period, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Arizona Coyotes 7-1 on Friday night.

Jonathan Marchessault, Michael Amadio, Evgenii Dadonov and Nicholas Roy also scored and Laurent Brossoit had 29 saves for Vegas, which snapped a two-game skid. The Golden Knights have won 15 of the 21 meetings with the Coyotes since joining the league in 2017.


Blackhawks F Johnson has neck surgery

Chicago Blackhawks forward Tyler Johnson on Friday became the second NHL player to have an artificial disk replacement in his neck.

Johnson's operation was the same surgery that Jack Eichel underwent last month, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team did not announce what kind of operation Johnson had.


Robertson leads Stars to 6th win in row

DALLAS (AP) Jason Robertson scored 68 seconds in and added the go-ahead goal late in the second period as the streaking Dallas Stars beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Thursday night.

It was the Stars' sixth consecutive win and seventh straight at home. They have outscored their opponents 21-7 during the winning streak, scoring within the first 75 seconds in each of the last four games.


Panthers rally from 3 down again in win

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Anton Lundell scored twice, including the go-ahead goal, and the Florida Panthers came back from three down for the second straight game to beat the Buffalo Sabres 7-4 on Thursday night.

Aaron Ekblad had two goals and an assist, Lucas Carlsson scored his first NHL goal and added an assist, and Sam Reinhart scored and had three assists for the Panthers. Jonathan Huberdeau also had a goal and three assists.


Fleury stops Ovechkin in SO, 'Hawks win

WASHINGTON (AP) Chicago Blackhawks coaches challenged players at the second intermission to see what they could do with the score tied against one of the NHL's best teams.

They took a quick punch to fall behind, fought back to tie it on Seth Jones' goal midway through the third period and beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 in a shootout Thursday night. Patrick Kane scored the shootout winner, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Alex Ovechkin after getting some help from his goalposts and Chicago won for the third time in five games.


Bruins' Swayman stops 42 to blank Preds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jeremy Swayman made 42 saves, Jake DeBrusk and Brandon Carlo scored, and the Boston Bruins beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 Thursday night.

Swayman's shutout was his first of the season and third of the rookie's NHL career. After stopping 26 shots over the first two periods, Swayman was heavily tested in the third. Among his best saves in the final frame came when he denied Matt Duchene from the slot with the Predators on a power play.