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'Canes D Hamilton undergoes leg surgery

(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Carolina Hurricanes All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton is out indefinitely with a broken left leg.

The team announced Friday that Hamilton broke his left fibula during a loss at Columbus on Thursday night and underwent surgery Friday.

Hamilton was hurt in the second period while chasing down a puck along the wall in the neutral zone when he was tangled up with Columbus' Kevin Stenlund. He fell awkwardly with his leg bent underneath him and didn't return.


Crosby's PPG in OT lifts Pens over Wings

DETROIT (AP) Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin needed only 21 seconds to take advantage of an overtime penalty.

Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night. Crosby scored by redirecting a slap pass from Malkin past goalie Jimmy Howard. Pittsburgh was on the power play after Detroit's Luke Glendening took Jared McCann down away from the play and was called for interference.


Panthers' Driedger to miss several weeks

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Florida goalie Chris Driedger will miss several weeks with what's believed to be a groin injury, the latest health issue at that position for the Panthers.

The Panthers announced the diagnosis Saturday, calling it a lower-body injury.


Cirelli has hat trick as Tampa rips Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Anthony Cirelli had shaving cream on his ear, hair and T-shirt. He didn't mind a bit.

The foam was part of the celebration his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates gave him Friday night after he scored his first career hat trick in a 7-1 rout over the Winnipeg Jets.


Ducks edge Hurricanes on Steel's OT goal

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Anaheim Ducks don't have another game for nine days.

After a 2-1 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night, Ducks coach Dallas Eakins would like to change the schedule.


Bruins put veteran F Backes on waivers

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Bruins have waived 14-year veteran David Backes.

Backes has scored 245 goals with 309 assists in 944 NHL games, spending the first 10 years of his career with the St. Louis Blues and the last four in Boston. A two-time U.S. Olympian, he was an all-star in 2011, and the following season he was the runner-up in the Selke Award voting.


Arvidsson fined $2000 under NHL Rule 64

NEW YORK (AP) Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson has been fined $2,000 by the NHL under the league's rules regarding diving and embellishment.

NHL Rule 64 was designed to penalize players who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. A player gets a warning for a first citation and a $2,000 fine for the second citation.


Ovechkin's hat trick gets Caps by Devils

WASHINGTON (AP) When Alex Ovechkin took an errant stick to the face that made him bleed, his Washington Capitals teammates knew it wouldn't be good for the New Jersey Devils.

A fired-up Ovechkin came back from the bloody mouth to record his 25th career hat trick and lead the Capitals past the Devils 5-2 on Thursday night. Ovechkin knew New Jersey's Miles Wood didn't mean to high-stick him and the referees didn't see it, but that didn't stop him from exacting some revenge with his second consecutive multigoal game.


Stone stars in return, DeBoer wins debut

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Mark Stone made his return to Ottawa memorable - for himself and his new coach.

Stone scored a goal and picked up an assist, leading Vegas to a 4-2 victory over the Senators on Thursday night in Peter DeBoer's debut as the Golden Knights' coach.


Markstrom stops 34, Canucks top Coyotes

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Jake Virtanen borrowed a move from his Western Hockey League days - and it helped lift the Vancouver Canucks to victory.

Virtanen scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period and Jacob Markstrom made 34 saves to lead the Canucks past the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Thursday night.

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