Nyquist, Datsyuk lead Red Wings over Kings 5-2
DETROIT (AP) — Gustav Nyquist and Pavel Datsyuk each scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings over the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 in the National Hockey League on Friday night.
Nyquist had a pair of power-play goals, and Datsyuk and Tomas Tatar also scored in a four-goal first period to help the Red Wings win their third straight at Joe Louis Arena.
Jimmy Howard made 28 saves — one on Dustin Brown’s penalty shot — for his fifth victory of the season. Detroit outshot the Kings 35-30 and kept the Stanley Cup champions winless on the road.
Alec Martinez flicked a rebound past Howard midway through the second period to put the Kings on the board, and Tyler Toffoli added a short-handed goal early in the third period.
Detroit scored on the game’s first power play when Nyquist sent home Henrik Zetterberg’s centering pass 6 minutes into regulation.
Datsyuk swiped the puck from Dwight King deep in the Kings zone midway through the first and made it 2-0 with his third of the season. Nyquist added his second goal and assisted on Tatar’s goal later in the period. Datsyuk added an empty-netter in the final minute.
Jonathan Quick had 30 saves for Los Angeles after giving up four goals on 12 shots in the opening period.
Nate Thompson tipped a shot by Corey Perry from the top of the left circle past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen 2:30 into overtime to lift the Anaheim Ducks over the Dallas Stars 2-1.
Perry scored Anaheim’s first goal at 16:45 of the second period for an NHL-leading 10 goals in 12 games.
Dallas had only two shots on goal during six power plays, but Antoine Roussel scored the tying goal 3 seconds after Anaheim’s last power play expired.
Trevor Daley passed across the ice from the right circle to Roussel, who put the puck past Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen from the left doorstep at 14:33 of the third period.
Lehtonen finished with 22 saves. Andersen made 21.
Daniel Winnik and Phil Kessel each had a goal and two assists, and Jonathan Bernier made 28 saves to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs past the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1.
Nazem Kadri added a goal and an assist and David Clarkson also scored for the Maple Leafs.
Cam Atkinson scored and Ryan Johansen had an assist for Columbus, who are without eight top players and lost forward Cory Tropp through illness after the second period.
Elsewhere, Johnny Gaudreau sparked a third-period comeback with a goal an and assist as the Calgary Flames scored three times in just more than 4 minutes to beat the Nashville Predators 4-3.