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Isles go for 16th win in 19, face 'Hawks

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

The New York Islanders and Chicago Blackhawks will have nine days off after they meet Tuesday night, but only one team is going to want the chance to reset.

The surprisingly resurgent Islanders will look to carry their winning streak into the All-Star break when they visit Chicago. The struggling Blackhawks will be seeking to build momentum to take into the break.

Both teams earned wins Sunday, followed by a day off. The Islanders notched their fifth straight victory by blanking the visiting Anaheim Ducks, 3-0. The host Blackhawks snapped a five-game losing streak by upsetting the Washington Capitals, 8-5.


Flames put 7-0-1 run on line vs. 'Canes

The Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes aren't exactly historical rivals, but Tuesday's showdown in Calgary will have extra excitement because of all the familiar faces.

Calgary, which is on a two-game winning streak, a 7-0-1 run and atop the Western Conference, features a few former Hurricanes.


Karlsson may compete in All-Star events

WASHINGTON (AP) There is still a chance San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson takes part in NHL All-Star Weekend despite missing the final three games before the break with an injury.

Sharks coach Peter DeBoer says Karlsson went back to California for more tests on what the team is calling a lower-body injury. DeBoer didn't have any further update on Karlsson before his team faced the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals.


'Canes sign Teravainen for 5 years, $27M

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes and forward Teuvo Teravainen have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension worth $27 million.

General manager Don Waddell said Monday that the deal begins next season, runs through the 2023-24 season and has an average annual value of $5.4 million.


Preds top Avs, give Laviolette 600th win

DENVER (AP) Peter Laviolette and his goaltender had a lot in common - both were skillful in the art of deflecting.

In Laviolette's case, it was too much of the credit after earning victory No. 600 as an NHL coach.


Vatrano keys Panthers' rout of Sharks

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) For the Florida Panthers, the All-Star break arrives when they are in the middle of a win streak.

Frank Vatrano had a goal and three assists for a career-high four points to lift the Panthers over the San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Monday night, their third straight win after losing their previous seven games.


Coyle's late goal lifts Wild over Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) The Vegas Golden Knights' home arena has a reputation among some NHL players as being one of the toughest to play in and loudest in the league.

The Minnesota Wild don't mind it a bit.


LaDue breaks tie, Kings rally by Blues

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are going into their 11-day break with a bit of momentum.

The Kings rallied for a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday and are 3-1-1 in their last five games. Quick stopped 33 shots to earn his 302nd NHL victory, which is fourth-best among U.S.-born goaltenders.


Pettersson returns, helps Canucks win

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Elias Pettersson was hard on himself after his first game back from a knee injury. His coach was more forgiving.

Pettersson had a goal and an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Sunday.


Hinostroza helps Coyotes top Leafs 4-2

TORONTO (AP) The Arizona Coyotes are on a nice roll and just keep on winning in Toronto.

Vinnie Hinostroza scored in the third period and the Coyotes beat the slumping Maple Leafs 4-2 on Sunday night for their fifth win in the last seven games.

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