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  • Howard makes 28 saves, Red Wings beat Blue Jackets
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jimmy Howard made 28 saves for his 19th career shutout, and Tomas Tatar and Tomas Jurco each had a goal and an assist to lift the Detroit Red Wings past the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-0 on Tuesday night.
  • Red Wings’ slow start ends in loss
    Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist while Dustin Tokarski made 28 saves as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 Sunday night.
  • Blackhawks rally in third period to beat Stars
    CHICAGO — Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg each had a goal and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied with four goals in the third period to defeat the Dallas Stars 6-2 on Sunday night.

Detroit loses in overtime

– Andre Benoit scored off an assist from rookie Nathan MacKinnon with 31.4 seconds left in overtime to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

MacKinnon has a point in 13 straight games, breaking Wayne Gretzky’s record for an 18-year-old NHL player.

Colorado’s P.A. Parenteau made it a 2-all game 5:49 into the third period.

Detroit took leads on Niklas Kronwall’s goal midway through the first period and Tomas Jurco’s score with 7:50 left in the second.

Matt Duchene tied it at 1 midway through the second period.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 35 saves for the Avalanche, who have won four straight. Detroit’s Jimmy Howard stopped 22 shots.

The Red Wings retired Nicklas Lidstrom’s No. 5 jersey before the game.

BLACKHAWKS 6, BLUE JACKETS 1: In Chicago, Andrew Shaw and Jonathan Toews had two goals apiece to lead Chicago.

Brandon Bollig and Bryan Bickell also scored as the Blackhawks bounced back from a 4-2 home loss to Colorado on Tuesday night. Corey Crawford made 22 saves for his 10th consecutive victory against Columbus.

Ryan Johansen scored his 25th goal for the Blue Jackets, who had won three in a row. Sergei Bobrovsky made 14 stops before he was pulled during the Blackhawks’ three-goal second period.

BRUINS 3, CAPITALS 0: In Boston, Tuukka Rask got the first win of his career against Washington, and Gregory Campbell and Loui Eriksson scored second-period goals to lead Boston.

Rask’s sixth shutout of the season and 22nd of his career came just five days after the Capitals beat him 4-2, also in Boston.

But since then Washington is 0-3 and Boston is 3-0.

SABRES 3, LIGHTNING 1: In Tampa, Fla., Jhonas Enroth made 43 saves as Buffalo spoiled the return of Tampa Bay star Steven Stamkos.

Stamkos had been sidelined since breaking his right shin Nov. 11 at Boston, causing him to miss 45 games. The center received a partial standing ovation during pregame introductions, when it was announced that he is the new team captain.

KINGS 3, JETS 1: In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Mike Richards scored the winner on a Winnipeg giveaway to lift Los Angeles.

The victory ran the Kings’ winning streak to six games.

Dustin Brown scored Los Angeles’ first goal, and Alec Martinez added a third-period power-play goal. Goalie Jonathan Quick made 17 saves for the Kings (36-22-6).

BLUES 2, PREDATORS 1: In Nashville, Tenn., Ian Cole had a goal and an assist to lead St. Louis to its third straight victory.

Magnus Paajarvi had the other goal for the Blues, who have won all four of their games against Nashville this season.

STARS 6, CANUCKS 1: In Dallas, Tyler Seguin had three goals and two assists to lead Dallas.

Jamie Benn, Alex Goligoski and Ryan Garbutt also scored for Dallas, which built a 5-0 lead. Kari Lehtonen made 31 saves, and Benn and Rich Peverley each had two assists.

COYOTES 5, CANADIENS 2: In Glendale, Ariz., Radim Vrbata scored two goals as Phoenix beat Montreal for the first time since 1998.