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Canadiens

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With all the NHL to Houston expansion talk, what about Quebec City, which was a runner-up to Las Vegas? Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson says that he would support an expansion team in Quebec City if the NHL and the Board of Governors decided there should be one there. Said NHL commissioner Gary Bettman at a luncheon in Montreal: "As we sit here today, we're digesting and assimilating our 31st team. We have 16 in the East, 15 in the West. We're not going to expand just to satisfy notions of symmetry. I can't tell you today that [expansion] is something we're going to run off and do."

Greg Wyshynski, ESPN

Bruins

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Chara scores go-ahead goal for the Bs.

Zdeno Chara's shot bounces off the stick of the Kings' Trevor Lewis and goes into the net to give the Bruins a 2-0 they would not relinquish.

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Haula nets go-ahead goal for Golden Knights.

Vegas' Erik Haula establishes position on the right post and scores as the Golden Knights go on to beat the Canucks 5-2.

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Blues

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Schenn lights lamp twice in two minutes.

In the span of two minutes, Brayden Schenn scores two third-period goals as the Blues top the Oilers 4-1.

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Bjugstad scores with the help from McGinn.

With the nice assist from Jamie McGinn, Nick Bjugstad secures the Panthers' lead over the Sharks in their 2-0 victory.

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Washington's Oprik levels Kamenev.

Brooks Oprik lays a huge hit on Vladislav Kamenev of the Avalanche.

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Landeskog nets three against Capitals.

Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog earns his first-career hat trick against the Capitals.

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Zucker's goal puts Wild ahead.

Jason Zucker's goal puts the Wild ahead in their 6-4 victory over the Predators.

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Jets

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Jets win in shootout.

Bryan Little scores the shootout winner as the Jets beat the Flyers 3-2.

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Lightning

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Stamkos nets two in Lightning's win over Stars.

Steven Stamkos spoils Ben Bishop's return to Tampa Bay with two goals in the Lightning's 6-1 win over the Stars.

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The Arizona Coyotes won in regulation against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. Under normal circumstances, this wouldn't be news, but there's nothing normal about going 20 consecutive games to start a season without a regulation win. Arizona set an NHL record for futility, breaking the 1999-2000 Calgary Flames' mark of 19 games, but 20 is where it ends after their 5-4 win over the Habs, in which they battled back after falling behind three times. They won ugly, as the teams combined for 21 turnovers. "It's the win you need. It's the win that can push you in the right direction," said center Derek Stepan after the Coyotes' third win of the season. "I always say that when you win a hockey game, it doesn't matter if everyone played good. And I think that holds true tonight." Here's coach Rick Tocchet with more, including the momentum swing the team claims it received from fights by Zac Rinaldo and Brad Richardson.

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Fantasy hockey

Dahlin No. 1 draft prospect

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  • Top prospects for the 2018 NHL draft

    At this point in the season, the 2018 NHL draft class appears to be shaping up as Rasmus Dahlin -- and then everyone else. Who will challenge the Swedish defenseman for the top spot? And which prospects bring value beyond the top group?