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Marchand scores OT breakaway winner.

A Flames turnover results in Riley Nash springing Brad Marchand for the game winner as the Bruins top the Flames 2-1.

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Monday that the four fans who were ejected for racial taunts targeting Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly on Saturday night are "no longer welcome at home games," as "racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks." Yet there's one lingering mystery here: These fans were sitting in the first two rows of Section 112. Were they season-ticket holders, whose tickets have now been revoked? Were they there using a season-ticket holder's seats, either through a personal connection or the secondary resale market? We asked the Blackhawks for clarification, specifically if whomever owns the seats had been punished or warned for what these fans did. "We will not be commenting any further on the topic," said a team spokesman.

Greg Wyshynski, ESPN

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Ovechkin redirects shot for 35th goal.

Alex Ovechkin gets a piece of Christian Djoos' shot and deflects it past Sabres goalie Chad Johnson in the Capitals' 3-2 win.

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Zucker leads Wild to victory.

Minnesota winger Jason Zucker scores his 24th and 25th goals during the Wild's 5-3 win over the Islanders.

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Based on his track record, it wasn't a matter of "if" Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan would acquire a veteran defenseman before the trade deadline, but "when." He previously added Tom Gilbert (Feb. 2017), Mike Weber (Feb. 2016) and Tim Gleason (Feb. 2016), and has now added Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Kempny, 27, for either Washington's or Toronto's third-round pick this year – whichever ends up higher. "He gives us a little more depth. He's a real good skater. He goes into the mix, and he'll help our defense," said coach Barry Trotz of Kempny, who has seven points in 31 games this season. He was third among Blackhawks defensemen in 5v5 Corsi percentage (53.68). Most importantly for the cap-strapped Capitals, he makes $900,000 and is an unrestricted free agent after this season.

Greg Wyshynski, ESPN

Sharks

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Boedker nets two in Sharks' win.

Mikkel Boedker scores two goals in a four-goal first period for the Sharks and a lead that San Jose would not relinquish in a 5-2 win over the Stars.

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Jets

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Connor lights the lamp twice.

Kyle Connor scores twice, both assisted by Blake Wheeler, to help the Jets to a dominant 7-2 win over the Panthers.

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Maple Leafs

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Matthews nets go-ahead goal late.

William Nylander finds Auston Matthews, who scores a goal that gives the Maple Leafs a one-goal lead over the Red Wings with 30 seconds remaining in the third period.

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Sheahan scores twice as Pittsburgh tops Columbus.

Riley Sheahan tallies a pair of goals in the first period and the Penguins go on to beat the Blue Jackets 5-2.

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Devils edge Hurricanes on Hall's OT goal.

New Jersey beats Carolina 3-2 in overtime as Taylor Hall gets his own rebound and scores with 25 seconds remaining.

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