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Sabres F Kane expects to be traded

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Sabres forward Evander Kane doesn't need a fortune teller to understand he's down to his final days in Buffalo when acknowledging he expects to be dealt before the NHL's trading deadline on Monday.

"Yeah, if that's the answer you guys are waiting for," Kane told reporters following practice Wednesday. "I'm not going to get into what's been talked about or what hasn't been talked about, but I think you guys are all pretty smart hockey people."

The only uncertainty for Kane is when the trade will take place and where he'll be headed.

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Power shift in NYC area with Devils back

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) There has been a power shift in the New York City metropolitan area in the NHL.

After missing the playoffs for the past five seasons and finishing at the bottom of the Eastern Conference last season, the New Jersey Devils seemingly are back.

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Canadiens trade D Jerabek to Capitals

MONTREAL (AP) The Montreal Canadiens traded defenseman Jakub Jerabek to the Washington Capitals on Wednesday for a 2019 fifth-round pick.

The 26-year-old Jerabek, from the Czech Republic, had a goal and three assists in 25 games this season with Montreal. He also had a goal and 10 assists in 17 games in the AHL for the Laval Rockets.

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Point, Vasilevskiy lead Tampa over Caps

WASHINGTON (AP) The plan was simple: Score early against a weary opponent and ride the momentum the rest of the way.

The Tampa Bay Lightning carried out the strategy perfectly, turning a big first period into a huge 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night in a showdown between division leaders in the Eastern Conference.

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Leafs beat Panthers 1-0, win 11th in 12

TORONTO (AP) Frederik Andersen could sense this was going to be a low-scoring game without many chances. He was right - and he was sharp when it counted.

Andersen made 40 saves and James van Riemsdyk scored the only goal as the surging Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Florida Panthers 1-0 on Tuesday night for their seventh consecutive victory at home.

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Surging Flyers rally past Habs in OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Suddenly short-handed, the Philadelphia Flyers aren't going to let a few injuries stop them.

Jakub Voracek scored the tying goal with 1:25 left in regulation and then got the game-winner 1:26 into overtime to lift the Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

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Bruins score 3 in 3rd to rally by Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Patience paid off for the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

David Krejci broke a tie with 1:04 remaining and Boston rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

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Phaneuf scores again as Kings edge Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Dion Phaneuf is fitting in nicely with the Los Angeles Kings.

The veteran defenseman scored on the power play for his third goal in four games with Los Angeles, helping the Kings cap a seven-game road trip with a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

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Avs score 5 on PP, rally past Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Colorado Avalanche's power play was nearly nonexistent for weeks. It came up big in Vancouver.

Nathan MacKinnon scored Colorado's fifth power-play goal of the game 3:36 into overtime, lifting the Avalanche to a 5-4 victory over the Canucks on Tuesday night.

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Sharks send Blues to fourth loss in row

ST. LOUIS (AP) With five goals and two assists in his last four games, Mikkel Boedker is on quite a tear at an opportune time.

Boedker and Logan Couture each had a goal and an assist, sending the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the slumping St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

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