PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist and Jimmy Howard stopped 25 shots to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the injury-depleted Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.
It was Detroit's first victory in Pittsburgh in three seasons. The teams have turned into heated rivals, splitting a pair of thrilling Stanley Cup finals in 2008 and 2009.
Evgeni Malkin scored his 11th goal of the season for Pittsburgh, but the Penguins went 0 for 4 on the power play and couldn't connect on their few quality chances.
The Penguins played without captain Sidney Crosby, who missed his third straight game and 23rd overall this season following a recurrence of concussion-like symptoms. Pittsburgh is 1-2-0 during Crosby's current absence, with both losses to members of the league's elite.
SENATORS 3, SABRES 2, OT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jared Cowen scored 45 seconds into overtime, giving Ottawa a victory over Buffalo.
Cowen pinched into the slot and redirected a pass from Erik Karlsson in the right corner.
Milan Michalek and Peter Regin also scored for the Senators, who trailed 2-1 in the first period. Michalek, who leads the NHL with 19 goals, left with 5 1/2 minutes remaining in the second after colliding with Karlsson.
Craig Anderson stopped 27 shots.
MAPLE LEAFS 2, HURRICANES 1, OT
TORONTO (AP) — Tim Connolly scored his second goal of the game at 44 seconds of overtime to lift Toronto over Carolina.
James Reimer finished with 17 saves for the Maple Leafs. It was his first victory since returning to the lineup following six weeks of concussion-like symptoms.
Alex Ponikarovsky scored for the Hurricanes.
BLUE JACKETS 2, CANUCKS 1, SO
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — James Wisniewski had the last of Columbus' three shootout goals and Steve Mason made several big stops in his first game after a 27-day benching to lead the Blue Jackets over Vancouver.
Mason shut out the Canucks for two periods and finished with 30 saves. He stopped one of the two shooters he faced in the shootout while Mark Letestu, Rick Nash and Wisniewski all found the net against Roberto Luongo.
Jeff Carter had the Blue Jackets' power-play goal in the first period off assists from Wisniewski and Letestu.
Maxim Lapierre scored for the Canucks, who had won four in a row, nine of 10 and their last five on the road.
Columbus, with the worst record in the NHL, had lost five of seven.
CANADIENS 5, ISLANDERS 3
MONTREAL (AP) — Petteri Nokelainen scored with 6:15 remaining and Montreal recovered to beat New York after giving up a two-goal lead in the third period.
Nokelainen drove a slap shot past Al Montoya from the right point for the tie-breaking goal moments after the Canadiens squandered a 3-1 advantage. Hal Gill added an empty-netter in the final minute for his first goal of the season.
Carey Price made 29 saves for the Canadiens, who won for the fifth time in 13 home games to end a four-game skid at the Bell Centre (0-1-3).
PREDATORS 2, FLAMES 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Colin Wilson scored a power-play goal at 3:31 of the third period to give Nashville a victory over Calgary.
The Predators won their third straight, while the Flames' three-game winning streak ended. Nashville's victory ended a stretch of six straight home losses to Calgary since Jan. 15, 2008.
JETS 2, WILD 1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Bryan Little scored with 5 minutes remaining and Winnipeg snapped Minnesota's seven-game winning streak.
Guillaume Latendresse scored for the Wild and Niklas Backstrom had 25 saves. Minnesota, which leads the NHL with 43 points, had won seven straight on the road — the best streak in the league this season.
Little's 11th goal came just after a Wild penalty expired and extended his points streak to six games.
BRUINS 3, KINGS 0
Rask, the backup for Vezina and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Tim Thomas, made 41 saves to extend his shutout streak to 95 minutes, 10 seconds. Rich Peverley also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who won for the 16th time in 19 games.
The Bruins were without defenceman Zdeno Chara, who injured his left knee Saturday at Columbus.
FLYERS 5, CAPITALS 1
Philadelphia, which owns the best record in the Eastern Conference, built a 4-0 lead in the second period and coasted to the finish. Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 31 shots, the lone flaw in his performance a tap-in by Jeff Halpern with 6:01 left.
The Flyers were without the NHL's leading scorer, Claude Giroux, who is out indefinitely with a concussion. The right wing accumulated 16 goals and 23 assists in Philadelphia's first 28 games.
Washington had its two-game winning streak snapped and fell to 3-4 under coach Dale Hunter. The Capitals were 7-0-3 in their previous 10 games against Philadelphia, including a 5-2 win on Oct. 20.
STARS 1, RANGERS 0
Daley finished off a give-and-go with Mike Ribeiro in the closing minutes. That was enough to give Bachman the win in his second career start. He also beat Los Angeles 2-1 on Sunday at the start of Dallas' five-game trip that spans both coasts.
Henrik Lundqvist was the hard-luck loser despite making 27 saves and shaking off a second-period injury. The Rangers lost for the third time in 10 games (7-2-1).
It was a disappointing finish for Brad Richards, who played his first game against the Stars since he signed a nine-year, $60 million deal with the Rangers in July.
DEVILS 3, PANTHERS 2, SO
Elias and Zach Parise had the New Jersey goals in regulation. Brodeur made 24 saves to help the Devils rally from a two-goal deficit for their fourth win in five games.
Parise tied it 2-all at 7:40 of the third period.
AVALANCHE 4, SHARKS 3, SO
San Jose tied it 3-all with 22 seconds left in the third period. With Niemi off for an extra skater, Marleau chipped in a pass from Logan Couture to send the game to overtime.