Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise scored shootout goals and the host Devils won their second
straight game, beating the Los Angeles Kings, 2-1, on Thursday night.
Johan Hedberg, who replaced an injured Martin Brodeur at the start of the second period, made
stops on Simon Gagne and Anze Kopitar on the Kings’ shootout chances to send Los Angeles to
its second straight loss. Hedberg was perfect in goal, finishing with 16 saves.
Brodeur, 39, said he sustained the minor injury to discount
his right shoulder with about eight minutes left in the first period when he landed
awkwardly while diving across the crease to made a blocker save.
Brodeur finished the period but said he left when he had trouble holding his stick. “It was swollen
a little bit in the shoulder and I decided not to go back,” Brodeur said.
ISLANDERS 5, LIGHTNING 1 John Tavares had two goals and two assists in the first period to
help ruin the return of the former Islanders goalie [url=http://www.shoping-jerseys.com/mlb-
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his first goal of the season only 36 seconds in when Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman
swatted in a rebound of his shot. His second goal, late in the first, pushed the Islanders’ lead to 3
CAPITALS 3, PENGUINS 2 Dennis Wideman scored on a power play in overtime to give
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The Capitals have won eight straight regular-season games in Pittsburgh.
RED WINGS 2, CANUCKS 0 Jimmy Howard made 25 saves for his sixth career shutout to lead
Detroit to a home victory.
COYOTES 5, PREDATORS 2 David Schlemko, Ray Whitney and Lauri Korpikoski each scored
in the first period, and Phoenix ruined Nashville’s home opener. An emotional video montage in
memory of Wade Belak, the former enforcer found dead in Toronto in August, seemed to sap the
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got his team-record 263rd win and Rene Bourque scored twice as Calgary spoiled
the home opener of the Canadiens’ 103rd season.
WILD 2, OILERS 1 Devin Setoguchi scored in the fourth round of the shootout, spoiling a strong
night by Edmonton goalie Nikolai Khabibulin and leading host Minnesota to a victory.
Khabibulin was nearly impenetrable, standing firm during a third period in which the Wild
outshot the Oilers, 15-1.
AVALANCHE 7, SENATORS 1 Joakim Lindstrom scored twice against host Ottawa and Jean-
Sebastien Giguere made 15 saves in his first start for Colorado.
STARS 3, BLUES 2 Kari Lehtonen stopped 36 shots for host Dallas. He has allowed only four
goals in his first three starts, all victories.
GUILTY PLEA The brother of the former Wild and Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard pleaded
guilty in Minneapolis to a gross misdemeanor in his brother’s overdose death, admitting to what
his lawyer called “an error of judgment” in destroying evidence in the case. Aaron Boogaard
reached a deal that allowed him to remain out of jail with a stayed six-month sentence, in addition
to probation and community service. Aaron Boogaard, 25, acknowledged flushing pills down the
toilet after finding his brother dead in his apartment May 13.
CROSBY A STEP CLOSER Sidney Crosby’s comeback from concussion-like symptoms took a
step forward when he was cleared for contact by the Penguins’ team doctors for the first time
since being injured in January.
“This is a good step in the right direction and we’ll see how it goes the next little bit,” he said. He
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