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London Knights earn their 40th win of the season, beating Hamilton 4-2

The London Knights met the Hamilton Bulldogs for the first time in 2018-19 on Friday night at Budweiser Gardens.

Kreider, Lundqvist Lead Rangers To 4-3 Win Over Blackhawks

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Kreider had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist moved into a tie for sixth place on the NHL’s career wins list and the New York Rangers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 Thursday night.

Mats Zuccarello, Filip Chytil and Mika Zibanejad also scored to help New York win for the third time in four games after a five-game skid. Lundqvist stopped 24 shots to tie Terry Sawchuk with 445 wins.

Brandon Saad, Alex DeBrincat and Dominik Kahun scored for Chicago, which has lost five straight (0-3-2) and seven of eight. Collin Delia, making his eighth start of the season, finished with 29 saves.

DeBrincat pulled the Blackhawks to 3-2 on a one-timer off a pass from Eric Gustafsson at 1:40 of the third period. It was Chicago’s second power-play goal of the night and ninth during a seven-game streak with at least one.

Delia, 0-2-3 in his last five starts, made a stellar save on Jimmy Vesey in front about six minutes later, and corralled an attempt by Zuccarello from the left circle with 7:40 left to keep Chicago within one.

New York went on its first power play of the game less than 30 seconds later and managed six shots on goal during the advantage, but Delia stopped them all.

Chicago pulled Delia for an extra skater with about 1:45 left, but couldn’t tie it.

Zibanejad scored an empty-netter with 18 seconds remaining to give the Rangers a two-goal lead. Kahun beat Lundqvist from between the circles with 1.5 seconds left for the final margin.

With the Rangers leading 2-1 after one period, Zibanejad appeared to push the lead to two a little more than seven minutes into the second, but his goal was overturned after a coach’s challenge for offside.

Kreider put New York up 3-1 with 6:51 left in the middle period. Zuccarello intercepted the puck in the defensive zone, skated up the right side and sent a centering pass toward Brady Skjei that Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith deflected. However, Kreider put it in from the left side for his 22nd.

Saad got the Blackhawks on the scoreboard first with a power-play goal 5:41 into the game. Brent Seabrook’s shot from the right point was deflected off the left post by former Ranger Artem Anisimov, and the puck came out to Saad, who put it in from the right side for his 14th.

Chytil tied it with 6:40 left in the first as he picked up a loose puck in the defensive zone, skated up the right side, sped around fellow 19-year-old Henri Jokiharju, skated in on Delia and fired the puck into the top right corner for his eighth.

The Rangers went ahead a little more than four minutes later. Marc Staal fired a shot from center point that Kreider deflected in front, but the puck went off the left post and Zuccarello knocked it in before Delia could turn around and sweep it away with 2:22 left in the period. It was Zuccarello’s eighth goal of the season, and fourth in the last four games.

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Avalanche Break 6-Game Skid With 6-1 Win Over Rangers

DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen scored power-play goals early in the first period, helping the Colorado Avalanche end a six-game slide with a 6-1 win over the New York Rangers on Friday night. Gabriel Landeskog added a goal off his right skate, Alexander Kerfoot tipped in a shot, Rantanen deflected in yet another and Ryan Graves closed out the scoring with his first career NHL goal as a struggling Avalanche squad won for the first time since Dec. 19.

Colorado finished 3 of 10 on the power play, with two of the goals scored following a 5-minute boarding call on former Avalanche player Cody McLeod just 2 1/2 minutes in.
Philipp Grubauer made 24 saves, including one on a penalty shot by Jimmy Vesey late in the third.

Ryan Strome scored the Rangers’ lone goal midway through third period on a night they were outshot by a 47-25 margin. Alexandar Georgiev attempted to keep things close while giving Henrik Lundqvist a night off. Lundqvist was pulled Wednesday after allowing six goals in a loss to Pittsburgh.

Tyson Barrie had three assists to give him 278 career points, the most by a defenseman in franchise history. Barrie broke the mark held by John-Michael Liles.

After the morning skate, the Avalanche reiterated over and over the importance of a fast start to break out of their 0-4-2 skid.

This helped their cause: Going on the power play early when McLeod slammed the face of defenseman Samuel Girard into the glass on a big hit. MacKinnon scored on a high wrist shot over Georgiev’s glove at 4:40, with Rantanen adding another 2:13 later when his pass went in off the stick of New York defenseman Neal Pionk.

Colorado was getting all the bounces, with Landeskog knocking in a goal with his right skate midway through the second period. The Avalanche led 5-0 in the third before Strome ended Grubauer’s shutout bid on a breakaway.

Graves scored his first career goal following a rebound in the third. He was selected by New York in the fourth round of the 2013 draft, before being dealt to Colorado last February.

MacKinnon and Landeskog each have 25 goals this season. What’s more, Landeskog, MacKinnon and Rantanen now have combined for 175 points this season.

NOTES: Rangers C Kevin Hayes missed the game with an upper body injury. … Avalanche G Semyon Varlamov remains day-to-day with a lower body injury. … The Avalanche are stumping for Landeskog to make the All-Star team through the “Last Men In” vote from the fans. There were buttons and signs that read, “Vote Gabe in.” He appreciated the gesture. “But it’s not something I’m going to lose sleep over or anything like that,” Landeskog said.

UP NEXT:

Rangers: Stop No. 2 on a three-game trip will be Sunday in Arizona.
Avalanche: Open a five-game trip Tuesday in Winnipeg.

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer

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