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Vegas extends Tuch for 7 years, $33.25M

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LAS VEGAS (AP) The Vegas Golden Knights have signed forward Alex Tuch to a $33.25 million, seven-year extension with an annual salary cap hit of $4.75 million.

General manager George McPhee announced the contract Friday, which ties defenseman Shea Theodore's seven-year deal for the longest the Golden Knights have given out. Tuch is now signed through the 2025-26 season.

The 22-year-old had 37 points on 15 goals and 22 assists last season. Tuch had 10 points on six goals and four assists in 20 playoff games as Vegas reached the Stanley Cup Final in its inaugural season.

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Predators top Flames for 4th win in row

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Known more for his toughness, Zac Rinaldo showed he can score, too.

Rinaldo scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.

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Suter's 3 points lift Wild over Stars

DALLAS (AP) Ryan Suter joked that he was trying to bank the puck off a Dallas defenseman and into the net.

Suter scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and had two assists as the Minnesota Wild beat the Stars 3-1 on Friday night.

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Panthers beat Caps in SO for first win

WASHINGTON (AP) A dominant first period and a three-goal lead had the Florida Panthers feeling a little too good about cruising toward their first victory of the season.

"You feel comfortable, but I think we can't feel too comfortable," forward Jonathan Huberdeau said.

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Coyotes' Dvorak out with torn pectoral

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona Coyotes center Christian Dvorak is sidelined indefinitely after having surgery Friday to repair a torn pectoral muscle.

Dvorak has injured last week during a rehab skate for an unrelated injury.

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Coyotes bust out, spoil Crawford's debut

CHICAGO (AP) The handful of former Chicago Blackhawks who play for the Arizona Coyotes were excited to see Corey Crawford back on the ice after an extended absence.

Vinnie Hinostroza and company also enjoyed skipping town with a win.

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Couture has hat trick as Sharks roll

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have been struggling to score on the power play early this season. Splitting up star defensemen Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson to put them on different units helped do the trick.

Logan Couture had his third career hat trick and the Sharks scored three times on the power play to beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 Thursday night in their first game back from a five-game road trip.

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Murray blanks Leafs in return, Pens win

TORONTO (AP) Matt Murray and the Pittsburgh Penguins slowed down Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Murray made 38 saves for his first shutout of the season and Pittsburgh snapped Toronto's winning streak at five games with a stifling 3-0 victory Thursday night.

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Stamkos ends drought, Wings stay winless

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning completed a successful opening stretch at home.

Stamkos scored his first goal of the season, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Thursday night.

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Landeskog scores 3 as Devils lose first

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Colorado squandered a chance at victory on the start of its East Coast swing, and Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog wasn't about to let it happen a second time.

Landeskog scored three goals, the last of which put Colorado ahead with 3:22 remaining, and the Avalanche beat the previously unbeaten New Jersey Devils 5-3 on Thursday night.

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