Mar. 21, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Daniel Alfredsson scored his second goal of the game with 1 second left in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.
Alfredsson's shot went off Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and appeared to be knocked into the net by Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi, who scored into his own net earlier in the game. The goal stood after video review.
Detroit was up 2-0, trailed 3-2 and led 4-3 lead with 7:43 left. Craig Adams pulled Pittsburgh back into a tie two minutes later.
Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar and Todd Bertuzzi also scored for Detroit.
Evgeni Malkin had two goals and Lee Stempniak added one for Pittsburgh
Fleury made 25 saves. Detroit's Jimmy Howard stopped 39 shots.
SHARKS 3, DUCKS 2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brent Burns scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:59 to play to help San Jose beat Anaheim and take sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division for the first time in more than three months.
Joe Thornton tied the game earlier in the third and got his second assist on the game-winner for the Sharks, who have won seven of eight to move two points ahead of Anaheim, although the Ducks have a game in hand. The Sharks, who trailed by 13 points after games on Jan. 15, have not been alone in first since Dec. 6.
Patrick Marleau also scored and Antti Niemi made 26 saves for San Jose.
Teemu Selanne and Mathieu Perreault scored for the Ducks, who have lost six of their last eight. Frederik Andersen made 25 saves.
KINGS 2, CAPITALS 1, SO
LOS ANGELES — Marian Gaborik got the deciding goal in the shootout and Los Angeles beat Washington to give Darryl Sutter his 500th regular-season victory as an NHL coach.
Jonathan Quick tied Rogie Vachon for the most career victories by a Kings goaltender and stopped Alex Ovechkin, who leads the league with 46 goals, on the Capitals' second shot in the tiebreaker. Ovechkin is 2 for 15 this season in the tiebreaker and 25 for 83 in his career.
Quick made 21 saves, losing his shutout bid with 7:36 remaining when Joel Ward extended his goal-scoring streak to a career-best four games with his 22nd of the season.
Anze Kopitar scored at 14:09 of the first period for Los Angeles.
FLYERS 4, STARS 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wayne Simmonds scored two goals and Philadelphia beat Dallas for its fourth straight win.
Mark Streit and Michael Raffl also scored for Philadelphia, which improved to 11-2-1 in its last 14 games while maintaining its hold on second place in the Metropolitan Division.
Jamie Benn scored twice for Dallas, which lost its fourth straight. The Stars began the day two points behind Phoenix for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference.
Simmonds scored his second of the game with 7:39 left to put Philadelphia ahead 3-1. Just 30 seconds later, Benn scored his second of the contest.
Raffl provided some insurance for Philadelphia by beating Thomas with a backhander on a breakaway with 3:12 to play.
SABRES 3, OILERS 1
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Cory Conacher had two goals and an assist, and Buffalo beat Edmonton to snap a seven-game losing streak.
Drew Stafford also scored for Buffalo, which had been outscored 21-6 during its skid.
Taylor Hall had Edmonton's goal as it ended a two-game win streak in a matchup of teams with the worst records in the NHL. The Oilers (25-37-9) dropped to 10-5-3 in their last 18 games, and are 11 points ahead of the Sabres (20-42-8).
Edmonton had numerous chances on the power play late in the first period before Justin Schultz and Hall connected for a man-advantage goal on Buffalo goalie Matt Hacket, who was making his first start of the season for the Sabres.
Conacher tied the score near the midpoint of the second period and then put them ahead early in the third.
COYOTES 2, PANTHERS 1
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Radim Vrbata and Antoine Vermette scored first-period goals and Phoenix held on to win its third in a row.
Coyotes goalie Mike Smith had a shutout until Chris Gomez scored with 4:08 to play. Smith had 22 saves.
Phoenix has won five of six and seven of nine.
Vrbata's goal came on a power play.
The victory, coupled with Dallas' loss to Philadelphia, put the Coyotes four points ahead of the Stars for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.
Robert Luongo had 20 saves for the Panthers.
BLUE JACKETS 3, CANADIENS 2
MONTREAL (AP) — Ryan Johansen scored late in the third period to give Columbus a victory that snapped Montreal's three-game winning streak.
Derek MacKenzie and Brandon Dubinsky also scored for Columbus. Sergei Bobrovsky, the reigning Vezina Trophy winner, made 25 saves while starting the Blue Jackets' 16th straight game and 23rd in the last 24.
Brendan Gallagher and Thomas Vanek scored for the Canadiens, and Carey Price stopped 37 shots.
Johansen took advantage of rookie defenseman Jarred Tinordi's giveaway at the Canadiens' blue line. Johansen intercepted a weak pass and beat Price on a partial breakaway for his team-leading 27th goal of the year at 16:59 of the third period.
DEVILS 4, WILD 3, OT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Andy Greene scored from in close 2 minutes into overtime and New Jersey snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Minnesota in Zach Parise's first game against his former teammates.
Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias each had three assists and combined to set up the game-winner for New Jersey, which blew a two-goal third-period lead.
Michael Ryder, Mark Fayne and Jaromir Jagr also scored for New Jersey, which played with a lot more energy with their playoff hopes fading in the wake of the losing streak.
Parise, Mikael Granlund and Matt Cooke tallied for the Wild, who have points in 17 of 21 games.
LIGHTNING 5, SENATORS 4
OTTAWA (AP) — Teddy Purcell scored twice and Ryan Callahan had a power-play goal midway through the third period to lead Tampa Bay over Ottawa.
Valteri Filpulla and Eric Brewer also scored for the Lightning, who have won five in a row. Ben Bishop stopped 27 shots.
Clarke MacArthur, Erik Karlsson, Ales Hemsky and Milan Michalek scored for the Senators. Robin Lehner had 23 saves while losing his sixth straight game. Ottawa is 0-3-2 in its last five.