Tuch has 2 goals in return, Sabres beat Maple Lefs 4-3
TORONTO (AP) — Alex Tuch had two goals in his return from injury and the Buffalo Sabres rallied from two goals down to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Monday night.
Jack Quinn and Dylan Cozens also scored for Buffalo, and Owen Power and JJ Peterka each had two assists for Buffalo. Craig Anderson had 25 saves as the Sabres won for just the second time in eight games (2-5-1).
Auston Matthews had a goal and two assists, and William Nylander and Calle Jarnkrok also scored for Toronto. Mitch Marner had two assists and Matt Murray stopped 25 shots.
After falling behind 2-0 early in the second period, the Sabres scored four consecutive goals over a 27-minute stretch.
AVALANCHE 8, CANADIENS 4
MONTREAL (AP) — Artturi Lehkonen scored twice in Colorado’s four-goal first period to lead the Avalanche to their third win in four games.
Valeri Nichushkin had a goal and two assists, Mikko Rantanen had a goal and an assist, and Nathan MacKinnon, J.T. Compher, Matt Nieto and Bowen Byram also scored for Colorado. Cale Makar had three assists, and Devon Toews and Logan O’Connor each had two. Alexandar Georgiev finished with 15 saves.
Josh Anderson had a goal and an assist, and Chris Wideman, Mike Matheson and Denis Gurianov also scored as the Canadiens lost their seventh straight (0-5-2). Nick Suzuki had two assists.
Jake Allen started in goal and was pulled early in the second quarter after giving up six goals on 15 shots. Sam Montembault came on and finished with 16 saves.
STARS 5, KRAKEN 2
SEATTLE (AP) — Jason Robertson scored his 39th goal of the season, the last of three power-play goals by Dallas, and the Stars got their sixth win in seven games.
Jamie Benn had a goal and two assists and Miro Heisknaen had three assists as Dallas strengthened its lead on top of the Central Division. The Stars moved three points in front of Minnesota with 15 games left in the regular season.
Evgenii Dadonov, Joe Pavelski and Wyatt Johnston also scored for Dallas, and the Stars swept both games as the teams played twice in three days in Seattle. Jake Oettinger made 26 saves for Dallas.
Yanni Gourde and Eeli Tolvanen scored for Seattle, and Martin Jones had 27 saves while making his first start in 11 days.
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