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Thursday, 11.21.2013 / 1:15 AM / News

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NHL Capsules

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jaromir Jagr scored the tying goal with 1:01 left in regulation, and the New Jersey Devils ended Anaheim's eight-game home winning streak to open the season with a 4-3 victory over the Ducks on Wednesday night.

Travis Zajac got credit for the winning goal at 2:58 of overtime, but the Ducks put it in their own net. Ben Lovejoy hit teammate Corey Perry with the puck while attempting to clear the crease, and it caromed past Jonas Hiller to end the longest season-opening home winning streak in Anaheim history.

Ryan Getzlaf scored the tiebreaking power-play goal, and Nick Bonino had a goal and an assist for the NHL-leading Ducks, who have lost five straight. Anaheim was the league's only remaining unbeaten home team.

Martin Brodeur stopped 22 shots for the Devils.

PENGUINS 4, CAPITALS 0

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidney Crosby delivered a goal and an assist to get the better of a quiet Alex Ovechkin in the past league MVPs' first matchup as division rivals, and Pittsburgh ended a three-game road losing streak by beating Washington.

Marc-Andre Fleury needed to make only 18 saves for his second shutout this season and 25th in the NHL. Paul Martin and Beau Bennett scored less than 5 1/2 minutes apart to give Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead in a first period it dominated, outshooting Washington 17-6.

Crosby, who assisted on Martin's goal, then netted his 11th on a power play with 29 seconds remaining in the second period.

James Neal made it 4-0 with a goal 7:16 into the third.

Pittsburgh wound up with 40 shots.

WILD 4, SENATORS 3

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mikko Koivu scored the tiebreaking goal in the closing minutes of the third period and added two assists to lift Minnesota over Ottawa.

Koivu netted the winner with 2:57 left, allowing the Wild to rebound from a 6-2 loss in Montreal on Tuesday.

Former Senators forward Dany Heatley had a goal and an assist for the Wild (14-5-4), as did Jonas Brodin. Jason Pominville had the other goal, and Zach Parise had two assists.

Milan Michalek scored on the power play as the teams approached the midway point of the third period to pull the Senators even with the Wild. It appeared that goal would at least get the Senators to overtime.

Kyle Turris and Mika Zibanejad also scored for the Senators (8-10-4), who have lost three straight and four of five.

BLUE JACKETS 2, FLAMES 1, OT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Defenceman Nikita Nikitin scored his first goal of the season 2:25 into overtime to give Columbus a victory against Calgary.

When David Savard's shot was blocked by Mikael Backlund in front, the puck caromed out to Nikitin, who had an empty net with Reto Berra down and out.

Nick Foligno also scored for Columbus (8-11-3). The Blue Jackets are 2-1 with two stops left on a five-game road trip.

Joe Colborne scored for Calgary (7-11-4), which has lost six straight at home (0-5-1).

Quote of the Day

It's a little different but it feels amazing. A new chapter in my life and I'm excited. It's been amazing. Better than I expected. The weather is great, the place is just amazing. I can't say enough good things about it. I'm glad to get the season going.

— Ryan Kesler on his transition to the Anaheim Ducks