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October 30, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Abdelkader scored twice in the third period to help the Detroit Red Wings rally for a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

Abdelkader broke a 2-2 scoreline when he took a drop pass from Pavel Datsyuk and beat Braden Holtby from the left circle at 10:34 for his fifth goal of the season. Detroit equalized at 4:04 when Abdelkader scored off a Washington turnover in the slot.

Datsyuk added a power-play goal in the final minute. Gustav Nyquist also scored — off an assist from Abdelkader — and Henrik Zetterberg had two assists. Jimmy Howard made 25 saves.

Datsyuk’s goal ended a streak of 23 Detroit power plays without a goal.

Troy Brouwer and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored for Washington, which has lost three of four. Alex Ovechkin failed to score a point for the fifth straight game, the longest drought of his career.

PREDATORS 4, OILERS 1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Craig Smith scored twice as Nashville rebounded from its first regulation loss of the season with a victory over Edmonton.

Shea Weber and Taylor Beck also scored and Pekka Rinne made 26 saves to help Nashville improve to 6-1-2 in the first game of a six-game trip.

Taylor Hall scored for Edmondton. The Oilers had won four straight after opening 0-4-1.

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