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Montreal center Nick Suzuki celebrates after scoring in the second period Friday against the Chicago Blackhawks. Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press

CHICAGO — Cole Caufield, Nick Suzuki and Kirby Dach scored in the shootout to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.

Suzuki and Joel Edmondson scored in regulation for Montreal, which got its third win in four games.

Chicago dropped its season-high sixth straight game.

Traded from Chicago before the NHL draft, Dach beat goaltender Arvid Soderblom with a wrist shot, then held his right hand to his ear as the crowd booed.

MAPLE LEAFS 4, WILD 3: Calle Jarnkrok scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period, and visiting Toronto spoiled Wild goalie Marc-Andre Fleury’s return to the net.

Mitch Marner scored first for Toronto to stretch his point streak to 15 straight games and extend the longest run in the NHL this season. Zach Aston-Reese and William Nylander each added a goal and John Tavares had two assists for the Maple Leafs, who started their four-game trip Wednesday by stopping New Jersey’s 13-game winning streak.


Fleury missed the previous three games because of an upper-body injury. He appeared a little rusty, and the 20-year veteran was out of position on Jarnkrok’s winner.

CAPITALS 3, FLAMES 0: Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie each had a goal and an assist to help Washington win at home.

Ovechkin scored career goal No. 791 at 12:24 of the third period, firing a quick wrist shot from the left circle past Calgary’s Jacob Markstrom on the power play to make it 3-0. The 37-year-old is now nine goals away from 800 and 11 from passing Gordie Howe for second place on the NHL’s all-time goals list.

SENATORS 5, DUCKS 1: Derick Brassard and Mathieu Joseph each had a goal and two assists, and Ottawa won at Anaheim.

Brady Tkachuk and Tim Stutzle each tallied a power-play goal, helping the Senators stop a three-game losing streak. Artem Zub also scored, Drake Batherson had two assists and Cam Talbot made 31 saves.

Max Jones scored for Anaheim in the third period, and Anthony Stolarz made 28 saves. The Ducks followed their first regulation win of the season on Wednesday with an undisciplined effort, yielding eight power plays.


PENGUINS 4, FLYERS 1: Ryan Poehling had two goals, and visiting Pittsburgh handed Philadelphia its ninth straight loss.

Sidney Crosby and Josh Archibald also scored in Pittsburgh’s fifth consecutive victory. Teddy Blueger had three assists, and Tristan Jarry made 29 saves.

Crosby’s team-leading 11th goal in the first period was also his 52nd in 81 games against Philadelphia, breaking Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux’s record for most goals against the Flyers.


PREDATORS: Nashville postponed home games scheduled for Friday and Saturday because of a water main break that soaked their downtown arena.

Hours after the Predators decided they couldn’t play Friday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, the team announced it also postponed Saturday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Makeup dates for the two games will be announced later.


The NHL said the water main break that occurred Friday morning “significantly impacted the event level” of Bridgestone Arena. Team locker rooms and the ice surface are on the event level.

Predators President and CEO Sean Henry told reporters that the water in the event level ranged from 3 inches to 3 feet.

“We’re assessing it right now. We’re remediating it,” Henry said. “The good thing is, the water got shut off, the city responded in a pretty fast manner. I don’t think anyone is ready for things like this the Friday after Thanksgiving.”

Video posted by a WTVF-TV reporter shows the water puddled up on the main floor’s concourse area and the team store. The team was forced to close the store until further notice, pointing shoppers online for Black Friday specials.

The Predators’ next home game is now scheduled for Tuesday against the Anaheim Ducks.

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