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SAN JOSE, Calif.-San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan felt it might take some time for his team to get its rhythm back after a four-day layoff between games. And roughly midway through the third period of Thursday's game against the Edmonton Oilers, things began to click.

LOS ANGELES-Asked Thursday morning to explain why the Los Angeles Kings had lost five of their previous six games, defenseman Drew Doughty couldn't quite come up with an explanation.

Matt Tennyson scored, that's all he knows and all he cares to know.

Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 35 points and dished out seven assists to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 103-97 win over the New York Knicks on Thursday night. Pau Gasol contributed 20 points with seven rebounds and Aaron Brooks added 18 points off the bench for Chicago, which played its ninth game of the season without star point guard Derrick Rose. Rose missed the contest with an illness and his status for Friday's game at Memphis is uncertain. The Bulls, who improved to 5-4 without Rose this season, have won four of their last five games overall. New York, meanwhile, was without leading scorer Carmelo Anthony, who missed the game to rest his sore left knee. Tim Hardaway Jr. picked up the slack to lead the Knicks with 23 points, while Amar'e Stoudemire chipped in with 16 points and six rebounds. New York has lost seven straight at the United Center and three straight overall, as well as 13 of its last 14 games.

Jeff Carter, Jake Muzzin and Dwight King each scored in the third period, as the Los Angeles Kings rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues 6-4 on Thursday night.

Shortly after the Los Angeles Kings gave up their eighth consecutive goal to St. Louis over the last two games, the defending Stanley Cup champions finally gathered themselves and answered back.

Matt Tennyson and Barclay Goodrow scored in the third period to give the San Jose Sharks a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.

Matt Tennyson and Barclay Goodrow scored within 34 seconds of each other midway through the third period to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

MONTREAL - It will take special resolve for the Anaheim Ducks to reach where they're aiming.

The Montreal Canadiens were instantly deflated when Max Pacioretty went down with an injury.

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