Third-period spurt lifts Red Wings over Stars

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DETROIT — Johan Fran­zen, Darren Helm and Brad Stuart scored in the third period, and Detroit went on to a 5-2 win over Dallas.

With the game tied at 2, Valtteri Filppula drove to the net from the left. After his backhanded attempt, Fran­zen was on the opposite side to poke the puck across the goal line.

Helm scored by redirecting a nice pass from Jiri Hudler with 10:41 remaining, and Stuart added another goal 73 seconds later.

The Red Wings have won four in a row, part of a streaky start to their season. They won their first five games before an 0-5-1 stretch preceded this run.

Dallas has lost two in a row after an 11-3 start.

HURRICANES 5, PENGUINS 3

In Raleigh, N.C., Eric Staal scored for the first time in a month and Carolina beat Pittsburgh.

Staal converted a rebound at 15:26 in the third period, pushing it past Brent Johnson to give the Hurricanes a 4-3 lead after they wasted a three-goal advantage. It was his fourth goal of the season and first since Oct. 18.

BLUES 3, LIGHTNING 0

In St. Louis, Brian Elliott stopped 19 shots, and de­fense­man Kris Russell scored in his St. Louis debut to lead the Blues to a win over Tampa Bay.

St. Louis improved to 5-0-1 in its past six home games. The Blues have earned five points in three games under new coach Ken Hitchcock, who replaced Davis Paynea last week.

Tampa Bay had won three in a row entering the game.

BLUE JACKETS 2, JETS 1

In Columbus, Ohio, rookie Ryan Johansen, a healthy scratch in the previous game, had his first two-goal effort, and Steve Mason made with 35 saves to help struggling Columbus end a three-game losing skid.

Johansen has scored the winning goal in all three of Columbus’ victories.

BRUINS 6, SABRES 2

In Boston, Tyler Seguin scored twice and had an assist as Boston increased its season-high winning streak to five games.

CANADIENS 2,

PREDATORS 1 (OT)

In Nashville, Max Pacio­retty scored with 2:19 left in overtime to lift Montreal to a victory over Nashville.

DEVILS 3, CAPTIALS 2 (SO)

In Washington, David Clarkson scored in the fourth round of the shootout, after Johan Hedberg made a pad save on Nicklas Backstrom, and the New Jersey Devils rallied for a victory.

SENATORS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 2

In Toronto, Craig An­derson made 31 saves, Nick Foligno scored two goals and Ottawa snapped its five-game winless streak with a victory over Toronto.


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