DETROIT (AP) — DETROIT (AP) — David Krejci and Reilly Smith scored in regulation and again in the shootout as the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 Wednesday night.
The Bruins outshot Detroit 35-18 in regulation, and Jimmy Howard made three key saves in overtime — the last to stop Torey Krug at point-blank range. Howard, though, couldn’t stop Krejci and Smith in the shootout, while neither Gustav Nyquist or Andrej Nestrasil could get their shots on net.
Nyquist tied the score at 2:56 of the third period, snapping a wrist shot past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask to end Detroit’s streak of nine scoreless power plays. Tomas Tatar also scored for the Red Wings.
Boston had two great chances in the final minute of regulation, but Howard made a pad save on Dougie Hamilton, then knocked away Simon Gagne’s attempt to put in the rebound.
FLAMES 2, BLACKHAWKS 1, OT
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonas Hiller made 49 saves and Mikael Backlund scored at 4:35 of overtime, lifting the Flames to a victory over the Blackhawks.
Dennis Wideman also scored for the Flames, who were coming off a 3-2 win at Nashville on Tuesday.
The Blackhawks controlled the action for much of the night, enjoying a whopping 50-18 advantage in shots on goal. But Hiller was outstanding and Backlund used a wrist shot to beat Corey Crawford on his glove side for his first goal of the season.
Andrew Shaw scored in the third period for Chicago, and Crawford had 16 saves.
COYOTES 7, OILERS 4
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mikkel Boedker scored two of this three goals goal in the third period and added an assist, helping the Coyotes outlast the winless Oilers.
Boedker scored in the first period and gave Arizona a two-goal lead midway through the third. He added an empty-net goal for his first career hat trick, giving him five goals in three games.
Connor Murphy, Kyle Chipchura, Rob Klinkhammer and Martin Erat also scored for the Coyotes, who had 13 players with at least one point.
Edmonton had another shaky defensive effort, dropping to 0-3-1 on the season.
Taylor Hall had two goals, and Marc Arcobello and Mark Fayne each scored for the Oliers, who have allowed 23 goals in four games.