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Wings nip Flames

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

DETROIT (AP) - Johan Franzen's third-period goal broke a tie, and Henrik Zetterberg and Todd Bertuzzi both had a goal and an assist in Detroit's win over Calgary.

Nicklas Lidstrom also scored for Detroit. Pavel Datsyuk had two assists, and Jimmy Howard made 34 saves.

Mikael Backlund scored both of Calgary's goals, and Curtis Glencross assisted on each. Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 26 shots.

Franzen, who returned after missing a game because of a head injury, snapped a 2-2 tie 7:55 into the third.

BOSTON (AP) - Nathan Horton scored his fourth goal in five games, and Tim Thomas made 38 saves as the Boston Bruins won their fourth straight game with a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.

Michael Ryder and rookie Jordan Caron also scored for Boston. Patrice Bergeron earned his first points of the season with a pair of assists, and Tyler Seguin, this year's No. 2 overall draft choice, also had an assist in his first game in front of a Boston crowd.

Jason Chimera scored, and Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots for the Capitals, who have lost two consecutive games to Boston.

TORONTO (AP) - Ruslan Fedotenko and Artem Anisimov scored first-period goals, and Martin Biron made 24 saves in his Rangers' debut as New York beat Toronto.

Biron was strong in goal for the Rangers (2-2-1), who despite missing top forwards Marian Gaborik and Chris Drury, earned their first victory since opening night at Buffalo.

Colby Armstrong scored for Toronto, who lost in regulation for the first time (4-1-1). It was the second straight game the Maple Leafs failed to score more than one goal.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf scored with 1:46 left in the third period, sending Anaheim over Philadelphia. Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky appeared to have covered the puck, but officials said it went over the line. The goal was confirmed by video replay.

Lubomir Visnovsky and Jason Blake also scored for Anaheim, which had scored only three goals in four road games. Visnovsky made it 1-0 just 35 seconds into the game. Scott Hartnell tied it nearly three minutes later.

Claude Giroux also scored for the Flyers. Four games into a five-game homestand, Philadelphia has lost three in a row.

MONTREAL (AP) - Martin Brodeur made 29 saves for his 112th NHL shutout and Jason Arnott had a goal and an assist to lead New Jersey past Montreal.

Brodeur stuck out his left pad to stop Mike Cammalleri early in the third, protecting a 2-0 lead on his way to his second shutout of the season and 604th career win. The league's career leader in wins and shutouts stopped 24 shots in a 1-0 win at Buffalo on Oct. 13 in New Jersey's only other victory.

Arnott, who scored in the second, assisted on Matt Taormina's goal 3:38 into the third. Zach Parise also scored for New Jersey (2-4-1).

Carey Price made 17 saves in his sixth straight start for Montreal (3-2-1).

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Matt Moulson scored a delayed, video-reviewed goal in overtime to help the New York Islanders beat Tampa.

Moulson was credited with an in-close goal at 1:56. Officials reviewing the play ruled that the puck went off the glove of goalie Dan Ellis and completely over the goal line before Ellis swiped the puck back into play.

The review, which occurred at the next stoppage of play at 3:28 of overtime, took about 10 minutes.

Michael Grabner and P.A. Parenteau also scored for the Islanders.

The Lightning got goals from Sean Bergenheim and Martin St. Louis. Tampa Bay center Vincent Lecavalier returned to the lineup after missing one game because of a right hand injury.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Tom Wandell scored two goals to carry Dallas over Florida.

Steve Ott and James Neal also scored for the Stars (5-1). Jamie Benn, back in the lineup after missing three games due to concussion-like symptoms, had three assists. Kari Lehtonen made 28 saves and improved to 13-5-4 against Florida.

Lehtonen was 3:06 away from his fourth shutout against the Panthers when Stephen Weiss scored his first of the season.

Tomas Vokoun, coming off back-to-back shutouts for Florida, was pulled after the second period after allowing four goals on 23 shots. He was replaced by Scott Clemmensen, who made his season debut.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kris Letang scored on a slap shot 3:49 into overtime and Pittsburgh beat Nashville.

Sidney Crosby added two goals and an assist for Pittsburgh. Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist and Letang helped set up two scores, in addition to his winning goal.

David Legwand, Cody Franson and Patric Hornqvist scored for Nashville, which has played three consecutive overtime games. Martin Erat had two assists.

DENVER (AP) - Joe Pavelski scored two power-play goals in the second period and Antero Niittymaki made 29 saves, helping scuffling San Jose beat Colorado.

Scott Nichol had a goal, and Logan Couture added an empty-netter for the Sharks, who won for the first time this season on North American ice. San Jose had gone three games without a victory since opening the season with a victory in Stockholm, Sweden.

Kyle Cumiskey and Milan Hejduk scored for the Avalanche as they returned home following a 10-day road swing in which they finished 3-2.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Kyle Brodziak scored a pair of goals for Minnesota in a win over Edmonton.

Guillaume Latendresse and Brent Burns also scored for the Wild (3-2-1), who won their second straight and improved to 3-2-1.

Ales Hemsky and Shawn Horcoff had goals for the Oilers (2-3-1), who have lost three in a row.

PHOENIX (AP) - Lee Stempniak scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick and Phoenix topped Los Angeles in front of an announced crowd of only 6,706.

Andrew Ebbett added a short-handed goal, and Ed Jovanovski had three assists for the Coyotes, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Wayne Simmonds scored his first two goals of the season for the Kings, whose two losses this season have come on the second night of back-to-back games.

Simmonds cut the Kings' deficit with 2:41 left in the game, scoring on a rebound after Brad Richardson's shot was tipped back to him just outside the crease. But Stempniak scored an empty-net goal from center ice with 34.6 seconds remaining to finish his hit trick.

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