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DETROIT (AP) It was difficult to tell in the dressing room if
the Detroit Red Wings were especially excited or simply relieved.Frans Nielsen
scored his NHL-record 22nd shootout winner and the Red Wings edged the
Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 on Tuesday night to end a 10-game losing streak – their
longest since 1977.”Obviously ,
everyone was frustrated,” goalie Jimmy Howard said. ”A lot of us have never gone
through that in this dressing room. It was one of those things that just sort of
snowballed.”I’m glad we were just able to find a way to get a W today.”Dylan
Larkin scored twice, Luke Glendending had a goal and Evgeny Svechnikov got his
first in the NHL for the Red Wings. Howard made 27 saves through overtime and
stopped all three attempts he faced in the shootout.Sean Couturier, Matt Read,
Shayne Gostisbehere and Travis Konecny scored for the Flyers.The win didn’t come
without some anxious moments for the Red Wings. They squandered 3-1 and 4-3
leads in the third period, and were forced to kill off a penalty to Danny
DeKeyser that was assessed late in the third and carried into overtime.”I though
the third period was exemplary of what happens when you haven’t won,” Detroit
coach Jeff Blashill said. ”You don’t have the confidence that you do when you
win.”I thought our gaps got real soft, we laid back too much. Good for our guys
to stay with it. I thought we had lots of chances in overtime after their power
play.”Larkin gave Detroit a 1-0 lead 6:08 into the second period, whipping a
wrist shot past ex-Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek on the stick side.Glendening
made it 2-0 just 1:51 later when he got loose down the right wing while killing
a penalty and snapped a high wrist shot over the glove-side shoulder of
Mrazek.Before the power play was up, the Flyers got one back. Claude Giroux’s
shot hit the post, but Couturier slammed in the rebound for his 30th of the
season.The Red Wings restored their two-goal advantage at 9:57. Svechnikov
corralled a loose puck and zipped it by Mrazek, who was then replaced by Alex
Lyon. Mrazek stopped 16 of 19 shots before Lyon made 11 saves in relief.It was
Mrazek’s first appearance in Detroit since the Feb. 19 trade that sent him to
Philadelphia.”Not the way I wanted to end the game,” Mrazek said. ”I should have
had that second goal.”We gave them momentum. We gave them three goals in the
second period.”Read pulled the Flyers back within one when his shot found its
way past Howard through traffic 7:46 into the third. Gostisbehere tied it on a
Philadelphia power play at 9:40 Sam Gagner
, wiring a wrist shot over Howard’s glove-side
shoulder.Larkin’s quick shot from the slot put Detroit back in front at 14:06,
but just 28 seconds later Konecny tied it when his shot crossed the goal line a
split second before the net was dislodged.”The second period was God-awful for
us,” Gostisbehere said. ”We were OK in the first, but we were terrible in the
second.”We knew they had lost 10 in a row, so they were going to be fragile. If
we could get one in the third, we had a good chance of getting a couple more,
but we can’t show up in the third period and expect to win a game.”NOTES:
Glendening’s goal was Detroit’s eighth short-handed this season and the 10th
given up by Philadelphia. … Flyers LW Michael Raffl (lower body) missed his
first game of the season. .. With three assists, Giroux moved past Eric Lindros
(659 points) into fifth place on the Flyers’ career scoring list.UP
NEXTPredators: Host the New York Rangers on Thursday night.Red Wings: Host the
Washington Capitals on Thursday night.— NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sharp in Europe, the
New Jersey Devils played equally well at home.Kyle Palmieri scored twice, Keith
Kinkaid made 21 saves and the Devils came back from a season-opening win in
Sweden by routing the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 6-0 Thursday
night in their first game at a packed Prudential Center.Marcus Johansson, Blake
Coleman, Jean-Sebastien Dea and Brian Boyle also scored. In their previous
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weekend“We continued the way we played in Sweden and were on top of them early,”
Palmieri said. “I think all four lines, the defense, and Keith, all had a great
game.”No disputing that, considering the Devils’ past woes against the Capitals.
Washington was 14-1-2 in the previous 17 meetings.The Devils’ defense did an
outstanding job stifling the Capitals, who had scored 18 goals in the first
three games.Now it’s the Devils who have turned into an early-season juggernaut
with 11 goals in two games.“We’re not taking too many risks and it’s about
possessing the puck and making high percentage plays,” Palmieri said. “We’re
fortunate enough that the pucks are ending up in the back of the net.”New Jersey
also was able to keep the high-octane Capitals in check.“They have so much
firepower,” Taylor Hall said. “They had a lot of Grade A chances and Keith came
up big. There are still some things to work on, but overall, anytime you can
shut a team like that out, especially on the power play, you’re going to win a
game.”Pheonix Copley stopped 30 shots in his Capitals’ debut. He made some big
stops early and didn’t have a lot of defensive support.“There were some good
things and obviously some bad Alex
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from what happened.”Palmieri scored twice in the first period to stake the
Devils to a 2-0 lead. The Devils had the better jump at the start, outshooting
the Capitals 13-6 over the first 20 minutes.Washington, playing back-to-back
after an emotional 5-2 win over Vegas on Wednesday in a rematch of the Stanley
Cup final, started a step slow and New Jersey capitalized.“It felt like they had
six or seven guys out there,” Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen said. “They were
skating on ice. We were skating through mud. Give them some credit because they
played really well, and we were not very good.”Palmieri put the Devils on the
board at 7:02 on a shot that glanced off his skate in a goalmouth scramble.His
second goal was a power-play drive from the top of the right circle at
18:33.That gave Palmieri four goals in his first four periods of the season. It
was also the 16th time he has scored at least two goals in a game.Hopes for a
Washington rally in the second were quickly dashed when Johansson scored against
his former team 2:54 into the period. His shot from the blue line found the net
behind a badly screened Copley.Copley kept the Caps in the contest early in the
third, stopping Taylor Hall on a short-handed breakaway.Coleman put the game out
of reach at 4-0 when he beat Copley to the short side from a sharp angle at
5:49. Dea added an insurance tally at 11:35 while Boyle scored with 5:15 left,
giving each member of the Devils fourth line a third-period goal.The remaining
drama centered on Kinkaid’s bid for a fifth career shutout. He made an
outstanding stop on Jakub Vrana, stretching out to make a pad save midway
through the period.NOTES: This was the first of four straight home games for New
Jersey. … Kinkaid will carry the goaltending load as Cory Schneider continues
his recovery from offseason hip surgery. Schneider has resumed skating with the
team. … Hall was greeted by “MVP” chants as last year’s Hart Trophy winner was
introduced to the crowd. … New Jersey scratched defensemen Eric Gryba, Steve
Santini and RW Drew Stafford. The Washington scratches were C Jayson Magna, D
Madison Bowey, RW Tom Wilson and LW Nathan Walker.UP NEXTWashington: Hosts
Toronto on Saturday.New Jersey: Hosts San Jose on Sunday.
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