Vancouver has a seven-game win streak

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The Vancouver Canucks have won seven straight games under head coach Bruce Boudreau, who has tied an NHL record for the longest win streak to begin a tenure with a new team.

J.T. Miller has a seven-game point spree, with three goals and eight assists, during that stretch. Thatcher Demko has backstopped the Canucks to six wins over that span. He has surrendered two goals or fewer in five matches during that time.

Vancouver still has an uphill climb to get back into the playoff hunt, but the team is playing with a great of confidence right now.

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NEW JERSEY 4 BUFFALO 3

The Devils ended a six-game losing skid with a win over the Sabres.

Jack Hughes and Jesper Bratt led the way with one goal and two assists each. Hughes also had a game-high six shots on target.

Tage Thompson scored a pair of goals for Buffalo in the loss.

Yegor Sharangovich notched one goal and one assist for New Jersey.

Dougie Hamilton (power play) and Ethan Prow, who made his NHL debut, scored the other goals in the contest.

Rasmus Dahlin earned two assists, while Mark Pysyk, Alex Tuch and Victor Olofsson contributed one helper each.

Tuch made his long-awaited season debut in his first career game with the Sabres. He logged 18:27 of ice time and was credited with four hits in addition to his assist.

Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 19 shots for his sixth win of the season.

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen blocked 38 shots in the defeat.

NEW YORK RANGERS 3 FLORIDA 4

The Panthers halted a three-game losing skid with a third-period comeback victory over the Rangers.

MacKenzie Weegar, Carter Verhaeghe and Anthony Duclair found the back of the net in third period. Duclair’s 10th held up as the game winner and Weegar got his first goal in game No. 30 this campaign.

Mika Zibanejad and Artemi Panarin had one goal and one assist apiece for New York.

Anton Lundell had the other goal for the Panthers, while Chris Kreider got his 19th marker of the year to round out the scoring.

Gustav Forsling collected two assists to give him 15 over 25 contests in 2021-22.

Ryan Strome, Jacob Trouba, Libor Hajek, Sam Bennett, Mason Marchment, Eetu Luostarinen, Ryan Lomberg and Radko Gudas posted one helper each.

Patric Hornqvist had a game-high eight hits.

Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves for his 13th win in 20 starts.

Igor Shesterkin made 28 saves on 32 shots in the loss. It was his first appearance since Dec. 3 because of a lower-body injury.

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NASHVILLE 3 WASHINGTON 5

The Capitals squandered a three-goal lead, but responded with a strong third period to end the Predators’ seven-game win streak.

Evgeny Kuznetsov’s 10th of the season at 14:24 of the third period, which came shorthanded, held up as the game winner.

Lars Eller, John Carlson and Nic Dowd scored in the first period for Washington. Carlson also added three assists on Wednesday

Yakov Trenin, Luke Kunin and Filip Forsberg found the back of the net for Nashville in the second stanza. Kunin and Forsberg scored 35 seconds apart.

Carl Hagelin rounded out the scoring with a late empty-netter. He also picked up a helper in the match.

Dante Fabbro and Dmitry Orlov registered two assists apiece, while Michal Kempny, T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin, Ben Harpur, Tanner Jeannot, Mikael Granlund and Eeli Tolvanen recorded one helper each.

Ilya Samsonov blocked 17 of 20 shots in the win. He has a 12-2-2 record on the season.

Juuse Saros turned aside 32 of 36 shots in the defeat. His personal five-game spree is over.

EDMONTON 2 ST. LOUIS 4

The Blues defeated the Oilers to extend their home point streak to 10 games and improve to 6-2-2 in their past 10 matches.

Vladimir Taranseko and Jordan Kyrou led the charge with one goal and two assists each.

Robert Thomas and Brandon Saad (power play) also scored for St. Louis.

Leon Draisaitl and Evan Bouchard lit the lamp for Edmonton.

Torey Krug recorded a pair of assists, while Connor McDavid, Kailer Yamamoto, Slater Koekkoek, David Perron, Justin Faulk had one each.

Jordan Binnington shielded 26 shots for his ninth win of the campaign.

Mike Smith, who played for the first time since Oct. 19 due to a lower-body injury, made 29 saves in the defeat.

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PHILADELPHIA 3 SEATTLE 2 (OT)

The Flyers won for a second straight time in overtime after coming back to defeat the Kraken.

Ivan Provorov provided the game winner at 2:14 of the extra period.

James van Riemsdyk potted two goals in the match for Philadelphia. He opened the scoring with a power-play tally in the first period and got the game-tying goal shortly after Seattle a 2-1 in the third period.

Jeremy Lauzon’s first goal as a member of the Kraken gave his team a brief lead.

Yanni Gourde also tickled the twine for Seattle with a power-play goal in the loss.

Travis Konecny, Kevin Hayes, Claude Giroux, Travis Sanheim, Rasmus Ristolainen, Calle Jarnkrok, Morgan Geekie, Adam Larsson and Carson Soucy generated one assist apiece.

Martin Jones blocked 34 shots to extend his win streak to three games.

Philipp Grubauer made 19 saves in the loss. He has gone winless in his past five outings (0-3-2).

VANCOUVER 2 ANAHEIM 1 (OT)

The Canucks won for a seventh straight time following Wednesday’s overtime victory over the Ducks.

J.T. Miller scored the game winner just 26 seconds into the extra period. He also picked up an assist in the match.

Tanner Pearson had the other goal for Vancouver when he tied the game at the 1:21 of the third.

Sam Carrick opened the scoring for Anaheim 16:26 into the first frame.

Nicolas Deslauriers, Hampus Lindholm and Quinn Hughes earned an assist apiece.

Thatcher Demko stopped 22 shots in the victory. He has won his past six starts.

John Gibson blocked 35 shots in the loss.