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Avalanche Goalie Surrenders To Denver Police – NHL Roundup For Oct. 31st

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DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (SEHM’-yahn vahr-LAH’-mahv) has surrendered to Denver police on an arrest warrant on charges of kidnapping and third-degree assault in what authorities are calling a domestic violence incident.

Police have released few details about the case and declined to elaborate during a Wednesday news conference, other than to say it involved someone who Varlamov was in an intimate relationship with.

UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins figured out a way to beat Boston last night, five months after the Pens were swept by the Bruins in the Eastern Conference finals.

Brandon Sutter and Jussi Jokinen (YOO’-see YOH’-kih-nehn) scored 6:58 apart in the third period as the Penguins topped the B’s 3-2. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21 shots for Pittsburgh, including a sliding save on David Krejci (KRAY’-chee) just before the final horn. Sidney Crosby picked up an assist to push his points total to an NHL-high 21.

In other NHL action:

— Toronto knocked off Calgary 4-2 as James van Riemsdyk (van REEMZ’-dyk) scored a short-handed goal and Jonathan Bernier (BURN’-yay) made 41 saves. Joffrey Lupul (JAHF’-ree LOO’-pul), Mason Raymond and Paul Ranger also scored for the Eastern Conference leaders, who are 10-4 following their third straight win.

— Second-period goals by Daniel Alfredsson and Tomas Tatar sent Detroit to a 2-1 win at Vancouver. Jimmy Howard handled 19 shots and blanked the Canucks after Daniel Sedin (she-DEEN’) tallied in the first period.

— The Los Angeles Kings trailed three times before beating San Jose 4-3 in overtime, dropping the Sharks to 10-1-2. Anze Kopitar (AHN’-zhay KOH’-pih-tahr) scored a power-play goal at 2:32 of OT after assisting on Justin Williams’ extra-man goal with 7:39 left in regulation.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin missed yesterday’s practice as he deals with an upper-body injury.

Coach Adam Oates says he thinks Ovechkin was hurt in the first period of Monday’s loss to Vancouver. Ovechkin remained in the game.

Oates says Ovechkin is feeling “sore” but declined to elaborate on the nature of the injury, other to say it is not a concussion. Oates says it’s too early to say whether Ovechkin will play in the next game, Friday at Philadelphia.

Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne (TAY’-moo suh-LAH’-nay) could be out two weeks for oral surgery after losing several teeth to a high stick. Philadelphia’s Luke Schenn inadvertently hit Selanne in the mouth with his stick during the Ducks’ 3-2 win over the Flyers on Tuesday.

Selanne lost at least four teeth and needed 40 stitches. He will undergo surgery this week. The 43-year-old Finnish Flash is in his 21st and final NHL season. He has three goals and four assists in 11 games.

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