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Okposo wrists one in for power-play goal.

Kyle Okposo uses a screen in front of the net to beat Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin in the Sabres' 4-1 win.

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If the playoffs started today, the St. Louis Blues wouldn't be in them. They're one point out of the wild card and losers of six straight games, including Sunday's 4-0 loss to the Nashville Predators, the second straight game in which they failed to score a goal. Goalie Jake Allen, who was mocked by Blues fans in a loss on Friday, is now 2-13-0 in his last 15 starts. The Blues are averaging 1.16 goals per game in their last seven. Trade deadline panic time? The Blues have been mentioned as a possible destination for both Edmonton's Patrick Maroon and Montreal star Max Pacioretty, whom Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported "wanted out."

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Predators

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Fiala beats Allen top shelf for goal.

Kevin Fiala's 20th goal of the season helps lead the Predators to a 4-0 win over the Blues.

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There's a lot to like for the Columbus Blue Jackets in getting Mark Letestu from the Edmonton Oilers. The 33-year-old is versatile enough to address several issues, from improving the bottom six to helping with the penalty kill to possibly getting prime power play time. He's also a right-handed center, which they needed, who wins 53.5 percent of his faceoffs. And he happily rejoins a franchise with whom he played 233 games from 2011-15. "It helps that we know what kind of guy he is. There's not guessing there. We know Mark Letestu," said general manager Jarmo Kekalainen.

Greg Wyshynski, ESPN

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Oilers win after Kings' goal waived off.

Dustin Brown thinks he pokes in the game-tying goal in the waning seconds, but the Oilers challenge and get the goal overturned in their 4-3 victory.

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Devils

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Palmieri accountable for all of New Jersey's offense.

Kyle Palmieri scores both of the Devils' goals in the third period of its 2-1 win against the Islanders.

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Jets

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Laine paces Jets with two second-period goals.

Patrik Laine tallies his 30th and 31st goals of the season in Winnipeg's 5-3 win against Dallas.

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Blue Jackets

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Anderson breaks tie for Columbus.

Josh Anderson cuts back and slips one past Anton Forsberg, which is the difference maker in the Blue Jackets' 3-2 victory against the Blackhawks.

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Capitals

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Ovechkin lights lamp twice.

Alex Ovechkin nets two third-period goals as Washington routs Buffalo 5-1.

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