Monday's NHL Capsules
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Smith stopped 30 shots, Martin Hanzal scored twice and the Phoenix Coyotes ended a seven-game losing streak to Detroit with a 3-1 win over the Red Wings on Monday night.
Boyd Gordon had a short-handed goal in the first period and Hanzal scored on a power play in the second for Phoenix. Detroit picked up the pressure in the third, but Smith made some difficult saves and Hanzal scored his eighth of the season into an empty net in the closing seconds to give the Coyotes consecutive wins over San Jose and Detroit, two of the Western Conference's best teams.
Johan Franzen scored his 20th goal for the Red Wings, who lost for the third time in 12 games.
Detroit plays its next six games at home, where it has won 17 straight.
MAPLE LEAFS 6, OILERS 3
TORONTO (AP) — Phil Kessel scored twice and Mikhail Grabovski assisted on Toronto's first two goals to lead the surging Maple Leafs past Edmonton.
The Oilers played without coach Tom Renney, who stayed back at the team hotel after taking a puck in the head during the morning skate. The cut required stitches and left Renney experiencing headaches. Associate coach Ralph Krueger took over in his absence.
Toronto has climbed back into playoff position in the Eastern Conference by going 5-0-1 in its last six games. Grabovski has led the charge with 12 points during that stretch.
Clarke MacArthur, Jake Gardiner, Tyler Bozak and Joffrey Lupul also scored for the Maple Leafs. Kessel added an assist, passing the 300-point plateau for his career.
Jordan Eberle scored twice and Jeff Petry had a goal for Edmonton, which lost in regulation for the first time since Jan. 21.
Oilers rookie forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins didn't play after taking a hit from Mike Brown early in the third period. Nugent-Hopkins just returned to the lineup Saturday after missing a month with a shoulder injury.
DUCKS 3, FLAMES 2, SO
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Niklas Hagman scored the deciding goal in the eighth round of a shootout and Anaheim beat Calgary for its 14th straight home victory over the Flames.
Bobby Ryan and Matt Beleskey scored less than 2 minutes apart in the first period for the Ducks, who won the tiebreaker by a 3-2 margin. Jonas Hiller made 24 saves.
The Ducks haven't lost to the Flames at home since a 5-1 defeat on Jan. 19, 2004 — Calgary's only regulation win in its last 24 visits to Anaheim (1-13-10). The Flames' last seven games at Honda Center have resulted in one-goal losses, five of them either in overtime or a shootout.
Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla scored for Calgary. Miikka Kiprusoff had 31 saves in the opener of a three-game road trip.