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Detroit wins easily

Detroit 4, Pittsburgh 1

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PITTSBURGH — Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist and Jimmy Howard stopped 25 shots to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the injury-depleted Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.

Pittsburgh's Tyler Kennedy hits into the net after a hit from Detroit's Ian White (left). The Penguins dropped to1-2-0 during star Sidney Crosby's most recent absence.  KEITH SRAKOCIC/ASSOCIATED PRESS
KEITH SRAKOCIC/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Pittsburgh's Tyler Kennedy hits into the net after a hit from Detroit's Ian White (left). The Penguins dropped to1-2-0 during star Sidney Crosby's most recent absence.

Johan Franzen added his team-leading 14th goal for Detroit and Danny Cleary provided some insurance with a pair of late goals as the Red Wings won their third in a row.

FLYERS 5, CAPITALS 1

In Washington, Scott Hartnell extended his goal-scoring streak to six games, Marc-Andre Bourdon got his first NHL goal and Philadelphia beat Washington for its sixth consecutive victory.

BRUINS 3, KINGS 0

In Boston, Brad Marchand scored twice and Tuukka Rask earned his first shutout of the season, leading Boston to a victory over Los Angeles in the Kings’ first game under interim coach John Stevens.

SENATORS 3, SABRES 2 (OT)

In Buffalo, N.Y., Jared Cowen scored 45 seconds into overtime, giving Ottawa a win over Buffalo.

Cowen pinched into the slot and redirected a pass from Erik Karlsson in the right corner.

Milan Michalek and Peter Regin also scored for Ottawa,

STARS 1, RANGERS 0

In New York, Trevor Daley broke up a scoreless game with 4:59 left, Richard Bachman made 34 saves in Dallas’ win.

DEVILS 3, PANTHERS 2 (SO)

In Sunrise, Fla., Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias scored in the shootout and Martin Brodeur stopped both Florida attempts to lift the New Jersey Devils to victory.

MAPLE LEAFS 2, HURRICANES 1 (OT)

In Toronto, Tim Connolly scored his second goal of the game at 44 seconds of overtime to lift Toronto to a win over Carolina.

BLUE JACKETS 2, CANUCKS 1

In Columbus, Ohio, James Wisniewski had the last of Columbus’ three shootout goals and Steve Mason made several big stops in his first game after a 27-day benching to lead the Blue Jackets over Vancouver.

CANADIENS 5, ISLANDERS 3

In Montreal, Petteri Nokelainen scored with 6:15 remaining as Montreal recovered after giving up a two-goal lead in the third period.

PREDATORS 2, FLAMES 1

In Nashville, Tenn., Colin Wilson scored a power-play goal at 3:31 of the third period to give Nashville a victory over Calgary.

Nashville has won three in a row while the Flames’ three-game winning streak ended.


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