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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.


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.


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.


Stamkos has 4 points, Tampa's run now 6

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat one of the Western Conference's top teams in very convincing fashion.

Steven Stamkos had two goals and two assists as the Lightning won their sixth consecutive game, romping over the Colorado Avalanche 7-1 on Saturday night.


Flames beat Preds for 5th straight win

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Despite a depleted lineup, the Calgary Flames showed their depth and kept their winning streak going.

Oliver Kylington scored his first NHL goal and helped set up Garnet Hathaway's tiebreaking score as the Flames beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 Saturday night for their fifth straight win.


Ducks sign GM Murray to 2-year extension

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Anaheim Ducks have extended general manager Bob Murray's contract for two seasons. The extension announced Saturday means that Murray is now under contract through the 2021-22 season.

Murray is in his 11th season as executive vice president and GM. He joined Anaheim in 2005 as senior vice president of hockey operations. He has been a three-time finalist for NHL general manager of the year and won the award in 2013-14.