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Police shooting pauses sports in Minn.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) In the raw aftermath of another killing of a Black man by police in Minnesota, there was no place for pro sports in the Twin Cities on Monday.

The Minnesota Twins, Wild and Timberwolves all postponed their games a day after the shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright following a traffic stop in a nearby suburb.

Major League Baseball's Twins were set to begin a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox on Monday afternoon at Target Field.


Bruins acquire 2018 MVP Hall from Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Forward Taylor Hall hopes a fresh start with the Boston Bruins can boost his confidence after three dreadful months with the Buffalo Sabres.

The opportunity to join a team making a late-season playoff push should help after the NHL's 2018 MVP was acquired by the Bruins on Monday.


Capitals get Mantha from Red Wings

Flat cap or not, the Washington Capitals refused to stand by and watch their division foes improve their rosters without making a move at the NHL trade deadline Monday.

Not long after the Boston Bruins acquired 2018 NHL MVP Taylor Hall from Buffalo, the Capitals responded by mortgaging a valuable portion of their future to acquire forward Anthony Mantha from the Detroit Red Wings.


Brown's goal streak at 8 games, Sens win

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Brady Tkachuk scored twice, Connor Brown extended his franchise-record goal-scoring streak to eight games and the Ottawa Senators beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 Monday night.

Evgenii Dadonov also scored and Thomas Chabot and Josh Norris each had two assists as Ottawa rallied from two goals down and ended a four-game losing streak. Anton Forsberg was impressive in goal after a shaky start with 24 saves.


Habs halt Leafs' winning streak at 6

MONTREAL (AP) Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell took the blame for Toronto's 4-2 loss to Montreal on Monday night.

There was plenty of it to go around.


Bernier stops 37 as Wings top 'Canes 3-1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Detroit Red Wings emerged from a stressful few days before the deadline with yet another standings-defying win against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Adam Erne and Flip Zadina scored two quick third-period goals while Jonathan Bernier finished with 37 saves to help the Red Wings beat the Hurricanes 3-1 on Monday night, sweeping a two-game road set against a team tied for the Central Division lead.


Kings trade veteran F Carter to Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jeff Carter wasn't planning on leaving Los Angeles. The veteran forward put down roots during a decade with the Kings, a highly successful run that included a pair of Stanley Cups.

Then Pittsburgh general manager Ron Hextall called early Monday morning with an offer to chase a third. And the 36-year-old Carter's mind changed quickly.


Rantanen's 2 goals put Avs over Coyotes

DENVER (AP) Mikko Rantanen had two goals and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 Monday night for their eighth victory in nine games.

Brandon Saad and Nathan MacKinnon also scored as the Avalanche improved to 12-0-1 in their last 13 games at Ball Arena, the fourth longest home point streak in franchise history. Philipp Grubauer made 35 saves for his career-high 25th win.


Pacioretty nets 300th goal in Vegas win

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Vegas Golden Knights have managed to keep winning lately without goals from Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone.

With those two playing key roles in a comeback win against the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night, it might be the kickstart Vegas needs with the playoffs around the corner.


'Hawks top Jackets on Hagel's OT goal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Brandon Hagel scored 1:25 into overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Columbus 4-3 on Monday night for their fifth consecutive win over the Blue Jackets.

Duncan Keith, Philipp Kurashev and Brett Connolly also scored for Chicago, and Patrick Kane had two assists. The Blackhawks won for the third time in four games to move within two points of idle Nashville for the fourth playoff spot in the Central Division.

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