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Pens D Schultz breaks leg, out 4 months

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PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz will miss the next four months because of a fractured left leg.

Schultz injured the leg in the first period of a shootout loss to Montreal on Saturday after getting tangled up with Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec. The team announced Monday that Schultz underwent surgery Sunday and will be out until February.

The 28-year-old Schultz has four assists in four games this season for Pittsburgh.


Predators down Wild for fifth win in 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Ryan Johansen and the Nashville Predators are off to a solid start this season.

Scoring first has been a big key.


Sparks, Kapanen lead Leafs past Kings

TORONTO (AP) Garret Sparks had a lot of thoughts before his first start of the season earlier this month. He didn't have a chance to overthink his second outing.

The backup goalie made 33 saves in place of the injured Frederik Andersen, Kasperi Kapanen scored twice and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 Monday night for their fifth straight win.


Drouin nets 2 as Habs keep Wings winless

MONTREAL (AP) Canadiens coach Claude Julien said it looked like Tomas Plekanec "drank from the fountain of youth" before playing in his 1,000th game Monday night.

Plekanec scored in his milestone game, and Jonathan Drouin added two goals to lead Montreal to a 7-3 victory over the winless Detroit Red Wings.


Anderson stops 37 as Sens top Stars 4-1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) For the first time in a long time, the Ottawa Senators are having fun and picking up wins at the same time.

Craig Anderson made 37 saves to lead the Senators to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Monday night.


Panthers D Matheson suspended 2 games

NEW YORK (AP) Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson was suspended two games without pay Monday for an incident early in the third period of a game against Vancouver during the weekend.

Matheson was punished for interference and unsportsmanlike conduct for his hit on Canucks forward Elias Pettersson at 4:47 of the third in Vancouver's 3-2 win Saturday night. The Canucks announced earlier Monday that Pettersson was in concussion protocol.


Canucks rookie Pettersson in protocol

The Vancouver Canucks say rookie forward Elias Pettersson is in concussion protocol while center Jay Beagle is out six weeks with a broken forearm.

Pettersson was injured when he was taken hard into the end boards and slammed to the ice by Florida defenseman Mike Matheson in the third period of Vancouver's 3-2 win Saturday. There was no penalty on the play.


Palmieri scores 2 for 3rd straight game

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs isn't the only goal-scorer lighting it up in the NHL. Take a look at Kyle Palmieri of the New Jersey Devils.

Palmieri scored two goals for the third straight game and the Devils rallied from their first deficits of the season to beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Sunday.


Ducks score 2 in 3rd to rally by Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) Andrew Cogliano was in the right place at the right time for the Anaheim Ducks.

Ben Street and Cogliano scored third-period goals, Ryan Miller made 29 saves, and the Ducks rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Sunday night.


Little's late goal lifts Jets by 'Canes

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Blake Wheeler was honest after the Winnipeg Jets' victory over Carolina.

"I'm not going to pretend we're firing on all cylinders right now, but we're grinding," Wheeler said.

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