DETROIT (AP) - Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist after missing 19 games with a broken right wrist, helping the Detroit Red Wings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 Monday night.
Brandon Dubinsky scored with 4:05 left in the game to pull the Rangers within a goal. They failed to tie the game despite having a two-man advantage for 44 seconds late in the third and being on the power play to end the game.
Datsyuk's second-period goal allowed Detroit to avoid getting shut out in three straight games for the first time in franchise history.
Detroit's Jimmy Howard stopped the first 32 shots he faced and finished with 45 saves.
Martin Biron, making his second straight start in place of Henrik Lundqvist, stopped 32 shots for the Rangers.
TORONTO (AP) - Nikolai Kulemin and Tim Brent each scored third-period goals to lift Toronto.
Dion Phaneuf, Mikhail Grabovski and Clarke MacArthur also scored for the Leafs, who played another high-scoring game against Atlanta. The teams have combined for 30 goals in three meetings this season.
Dustin Byfuglien, Evander Kane, Nik Antropov and Andrew Ladd scored for the Thrashers, who are 2-7-4 in their last 13 games to fall out of the top eight in the Eastern Conference.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Edmonton's Devan Dubnyk had 37 saves for his first career shutout.
Andrew Cogliano, Ryan Jones, Jim Vandermeer, and Dustin Penner scored for the Oilers, who snapped a four game losing streak.
Dubnyk had to be sharp early with Nashville holding a 13-1 advantage in shots on goal through the first 10 minutes of the first period.
The Predators dropped their fifth in six games.