NHL CapsulesBy The Associated Press , Associated Press
Dec. 29, 2013 1:38 AM ET
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Henrik Zetterberg scored a goal in his first game back from injury to lift the Detroit Red Wings over the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Saturday night.
Gustav Nyquist, Brendan Smith and Daniel Alfredsson also scored for Detroit.
Jonas Gustavsson stopped 30 shots. Pavel Datsyuk had two assists.
Zetterberg returned after missing 11 games with a herniated disk in his back. Zetterberg leads the Red Wings with 31 points (12 goals, 19 assists).
Sean Bergenheim scored two goals, and Nick Bjugstad also scored for Florida. Scott Clemmensen made 27 saves for the Panthers.
The Red Wings, who have won three of four, beat the Panthers for the first time in three games this season. The Panthers lost their third straight game.
DEVILS 2, ISLANDERS 1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Cory Schneider stopped 30 shots, and Travis Zajac scored the go-ahead goal with 6:57 left when the puck deflected in off him as New Jersey beat the New York Islanders.
Zajac was credited with his seventh goal when a shot by Marek Zidlicky struck him when he stood in front of the net. Schneider earned his first win since Nov. 30 when he shut out Buffalo.
Adam Henrique gave the Devils a 1-0 lead at 11:37 of the first period, and Frans Nielsen tied it 10:31 into the third for the Islanders, who played without captain John Tavares.
Tavares sat out because of an undisclosed lower-body injury that ended his consecutive games streak at 246.
SENATORS 4, BRUINS 3
OTTAWA (AP) — Bobby Ryan scored with 4:35 left to help Ottawa edge Boston.
Patrick Wiercioch, Cory Conacher and Zack Smith also scored for the Senators. Craig Anderson stopped 29 shots to earn the victory.
Daniel Paille, Jarome Iginla and David Warsofsky scored for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask allowed three goals on 12 shots before being replaced by Chad Johnson, who allowed one goal on 18 shots.
Both teams were missing a number of key players, including both captains. The Senators were without Jason Spezza, and the Bruins were without Zdeno Chara.
CANADIENS 2, LIGHTNING 1, SO
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lars Eller scored the lone shootout goal, Carey Price stopped all three shots he faced in the tiebreaker, and Montreal beat Tampa Bay.
Eller made a couple of moves before beating Ben Bishop on the Canadiens' first shootout attempt.
Tomas Plekanec scored in regulation for Montreal. Price stopped 23 shots through overtime.
Martin St. Louis scored for the Lightning, who also got 20 saves in regulation and overtime from Bishop. Tampa Bay's five-game winning streak ended.
DUCKS 3, COYOTES 2, OT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Saku Koivu scored two goals, including the winner 51 seconds into overtime, to lift Anaheim to its 10th straight victory.
Anaheim improved its Pacific-Division leading record to 28-7-5. The Ducks are 14-0-2 at home this season. They are the NHL team without a regulation loss at home.
Andrew Cogliano gave the Ducks a 2-0 lead with his 11th goal of the season on a deflected shot in front, with Koivu getting an assist.
Martin Hanzal and Keith Yandle scored in the final five minutes of regulation to earn a point for Phoenix, which has lost all four meetings with Anaheim this season.
Jonas Hiller stopped 23 shots and improved to 17-4-4. Anaheim has held opponents to two goals or fewer in nine of the 10 victories during the streak.
Thomas Greiss made 38 saves for the Coyotes, who have lost six of seven.
BLUES 6, BLACKHAWKS 5, SO
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrik Berglund scored 1:17 apart late in regulation to tie it and Kevin Shattenkirk netted the deciding goal in the fifth round of a shootout to lift St. Louis over Chicago.
Patrick Kane had a goal and assist in the Blackhawks' second three-goal first period in two nights and extended his point streak to 14 games. Kane added an assist on Brent Seabrook's goal in the third period.
The Blues are 3-0 against the Blackhawks, who lead the NHL with 60 points. Two wins were by shootout and all three were decided by a goal. St. Louis rallied from deficits of 3-1 and 5-3.
Kane has eight goals and 17 assists during his point streak and has scored in 26 of 27 games overall. Patrick Sharp scored his 22nd goal in the first period and has six goals in three games.
T.J. Oshie and Tarasenko also scored in the shootout for St. Louis. Jonathan Toews and Sharp scored for Chicago, which failed on two chances to end it.
Kane, Toews and Duncan Keith had two points apiece in the first period for Chicago.
PREDATORS 3, KINGS 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Fisher scored his second goal of the game with 26.4 seconds left to give Nashville a victory against Los Angeles.
Fisher also assisted on Patrick Hornqvist's first-period goal for Nashville, which snapped a five-game losing streak. Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter scored for the Kings, who have lost two straight.
The teams combined for three goals in the final 3:18
Fisher put Nashville ahead 2-1 with 3:18 left with a slap shot from the high slot that beat goalie Ben Scrivens low to the stick side.
Carter tied it with only 36.7 seconds to go, but Fisher put the Predators back in front 10 seconds later.
Hornqvist had given the Predators a 1-0 lead with 5:18 left in the first.
FLYERS 4, OILERS 3, SO
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Michael Raffl scored the winning goal on his first career shootout attempt, and Philadelphia overcame an early deficit to beat Edmonton.
Wayne Simmonds had a pair of goals for the third straight game, and Scott Hartnell also scored for the Flyers (18-16-4), who have won four of five and snapped a five-game, road-losing streak. Philadelphia scored three power-play goals.
Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and David Perron scored for the Oilers (13-24-4), who led 2-0 but had a two-game winning streak snapped. Edmonton has lost seven of nine games.
The Oilers got off to a quick start and took the lead 32 seconds in when Hall scored on Edmonton's first shot.
Simmonds, who has seven goals in his last five games, is the first Flyers player to have three straight multiple-goal games since Reggie Leach in 1981. Philadelphia outshot the Oilers 38-16 through overtime and beat its former goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.