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West-leading Vegas tops Sabres in OT

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LAS VEGAS (AP) They may carry the label of an expansion team, but the Vegas Golden Knights certainly aren't playing like one.

In fact, they're the best team in the Western Conference.

David Perron scored two goals, including the game-winner with 1:08 left in overtime, to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 5-4 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.

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Andersen blanks Caps, Leafs go to 5-1-0

WASHINGTON (AP) Connor Brown made the most of his move up the lineup to keep the Toronto Maple Leafs' hot start rolling.

Brown scored the game-winning goal in the third period as the Maple Leafs beat the Washington Capitals 2-0 Tuesday night in a rematch of their first-round playoff series last spring. Toronto, which handed Washington its second consecutive loss since losing top defenseman Matt Niskanen to injury, has won five of its first six games.

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Pens rally in 3rd, beat Rangers in OT

NEW YORK (AP) Timely goals by Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin extended the New York Rangers' slow start to the season.

Crosby tied the score with less than a minute remaining in regulation, Evgeni Malkin put in the winner 58 seconds into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the struggling Rangers 5-4 on Tuesday night.

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Devils win SO, Kucherov's goal streak 7

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Two weeks into the season, the New Jersey Devils are proving to be a tough team. And they have the tangible results to show it.

"Good teams find a way to respond," Kyle Palmieri said after scoring the lone goal in a shootout to lift the Devils to a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

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Ex-agent for Heatley, Phillips charged

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Former NHL agent Stacey McAlpine has been charged with fraud in a case involving former Ottawa Senators players Dany Heatley and Chris Phillips.

Winnipeg police said Wednesday that the 54-year-old McAlpine bilked Heatley and Phillips out of $12 million between January 2004 and June 2011. McAlpine is charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000, two counts of theft over $5,000 and laundering proceeds of crime.

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Jackets dominate Jets, win streak now 4

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets kept it simple according to their coach John Tortorella. They checked well and were rewarded with their fourth straight win of the young NHL season.

"You could tell we had really good energy when the game started," Tortorella said after the Blue Jackets downed the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Tuesday night. "I thought it was the best checking we've done all year long and I think that helped us create offense. I thought we were quick I thought we were simple. But to me it comes from our legs. I thought we checked with our legs. We always had people above the puck. That caused a lot of problems in the neutral zone for them and we were able to counter."

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Sharks run home streak vs. Habs to 11

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) ��� Logan Couture credited a teammate for scoring his second goal. He took credit for the first one.

Couture scored a pair of goals and the San Jose Sharks extended their dominance of the Montreal Canadiens with a 5-2 victory on Tuesday night.

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Flyers rip Panthers, offense rolls again

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Wayne Simmonds pounded Florida's enforcer with a series of rights and dropped him with a left. Simmonds waved his arms toward the Flyers crowd and exhorted them to get louder as he skated toward the locker room to serve his major penalty. He high-fived fans and the orange-and-black faithful went wild for a period on the short list of the best in three years under coach Dave Hakstol.

Score the round for Simmonds.

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Canucks beat Sens 3-0 as Karlsson debuts

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Thomas Vanek made the 700th point of his 13-season NHL career sound average. He was much more excited about helping his Vancouver Canucks get a win.

Vanek scored in the third period to add some insurance in Vancouver's 3-0 shutout of the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. Vanek took a slapshot from the face-off circle while on a breakaway and beat Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson high to the far corner.

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Ward stops 48, leads 'Canes over Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Milan Lucic wants to stem the tide for the Edmonton Oilers before they rack up too many losses and it becomes a lost season.

Teuvo Teravainen had a pair of goals and Jordan Staal a goal and three assists as the Carolina Hurricanes scored early and didn't look back in a 5-3 victory over the Oilers on Tuesday.

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