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AROUND THE NHL

Thursday’s games

Blues 6, Avalanche 1

ST. LOUIS

Brayden Schenn scored twice and Vince Dunn had a career-high three assists to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche. Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist, and Ivan Barbashev, Kyle Brodziak and Alex Pietrangelo also scored. Carter Hutton made 23 saves as St. Louis beat Colorado for the fourth straight time.

Lightning 5, Canucks 2

TAMPA, FLA.

Nikita Kucherov stopped an 11-game goal drought, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves for his NHL-best 32nd victory, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Vancouver Canucks Yanni Gourde, Adam Erne, Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman also scored for the Lightning, who returned home after a 5-3 trip. Vancouver’s Brock Boeser scored his 26th goal and Anders Nilsson stopped 31 shots.

Coyotes 4, Wild 3, OT

ST. PAUL, MINN.

Clayton Keller scored Arizona’s fourth straight goal at 3:55 of overtime to give the Coyotes a comeback victory over the Minnesota Wild. Nick Cousins scored twice for Arizona, which entered the game with the worst record in the NHL. Cousins’ second goal tied it with 18.3 seconds remaining in regulation after Arizona pulled goalie Antti Raanta for an extra attacker. Kevin Connaughton also scored, and Raanta stopped 25 shots. Eric Staal, Matt Cullen and Mike Reilly scored to give Minnesota a 3-0 lead, and Devan Dubnyk made 37 saves.

Associated Press

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