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Canucks' Gudbranson suspended 1 for hit

Edmonton Oilers' Milan Lucic, right, checks Vancouver Canucks' Erik Gudbranson during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) Vancouver Canucks defenseman Erik Gudbranson has been suspended for one game without pay for his hit from behind on Boston Bruins forward Frank Vatrano.

Gudbranson hit Vatrano from behind at 6:13 of the first period of Vancouver's game at Boston on Thursday night.

The Canucks blue-liner also received a game misconduct and a fighting major after being challenged by Boston's Tim Schaller following the hit.


NHL admits Avs' goal should've counted

NEW YORK (AP) The NHL has acknowledged video review incorrectly nullified a late-game goal by the Colorado Avalanche during a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

In a statement released Friday, the league said it made a mistake by taking away Mikko Rantanen's goal late in the third period on a coach's challenge for offside. The review determined that Sven Andrighetto was offside, but on a previous entry into the zone, which is not supposed to subject to a challenge.


Bruins G Rask sidelined with concussion

BOSTON (AP) Boston goalie Tuukka Rask is sidelined because of a concussion, forcing the Bruins to call up goalie Zane McIntyre from Providence of the American Hockey League.

General manager Don Sweeney said Thursday that Rask sustained the concussion during practice Wednesday.


Sergachev scores 2, Lightning now 6-1-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Mikhail Sergachev is so unaccustomed to scoring goals that he wasn't even sure how to celebrate after he got one.

The 19-year-old rookie defenseman got his first two NHL goals and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 43 saves for his fifth career shutout in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 2-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.


Bergeron's 4 points in debut lift Bruins

BOSTON (AP) Welcome back Bergie.

Patrice Bergeron made his season debut for Boston and showed no lingering effects from offseason surgery, finishing with a goal and three assists in the Bruins' 6-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.


Letestu's OT goal lifts Oilers by 'Hawks

CHICAGO (AP) The Edmonton Oilers haven't gotten off to the start they wanted - and just about everyone expected.

On Thursday night, they used sharp goaltending from Cam Talbot, a more energetic effort and a late break to inch in the right direction.


Rinne stops 28 as Preds blank Flyers 1-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Colton Sissons was a spectator when the Flyers and Predators went goal-for-goal in a scoring free-for-all in their first matchup.

In the rematch, he was the difference.


Moore gives Devils OT win over Senators

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Nico Hischier got his first NHL goal amid a memorable rally for the New Jersey Devils.

John Moore scored 1:20 into overtime and the Devils used three straight goals to beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 in overtime Thursday night.


Tavares leads Isles over Rangers in SO

NEW YORK (AP) John Tavares came through in the shootout and helped the New York Islanders keep up their recent domination of their struggling crosstown rivals.

Tavares got the deciding goal in the shootout to lift the Islanders to a 4-3 win Thursday night, beating the Rangers for the eighth time in the last nine games. Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal scored in regulation, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 38 shots as the Islanders recovered after blowing a two-goal lead in the third to finish 2-2-0 on a four-game trip.


Skinner leads Hurricanes past Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes are doing their best to prove they are for real.

Jeff Skinner scored his team-leading third goal and had an assist to lead Carolina to a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

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