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Two second-period goals lead Wings past Bruins

The Associated Press

October 14, 2013

BOSTON — Stephen Weiss and Daniel Cleary scored second-period goals, reserve goaltender Jonas Gustavsson made 28 saves in his first action of the season and the Detroit Red Wings edged the Boston Bruins 3-2 Monday.


Henrik Zetterberg had the other score for Detroit (4-2), which won its second straight game.


Loui Eriksson and Milan Lucic had Boston’s goals. The Bruins had a two-man, power-play advantage for nearly 2 minutes early in the third period, but couldn’t mount a comeback.


Gustavsson, playing in place of No. 1 goaltender Jimmy Howard, bobbled a few shots in the opening period, but improved as the game went on. He made a pair of stops on Jarome Iginla’s shots from the left point when the Bruins had the two-man edge for 1:54 early in the third period.


Capitals 4, Oilers 2


WASHINGTON — Joel Ward, Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored goals in less than four minutes of the second period, and Washington snapped a three-game losing streak with the win.


With the score tied at 1, Ward took advantage of a power play and scored his first goal of the season at 10:06 of the second.


Ovechkin added his sixth goal 3:12 later, and Brouwer — during another power play — netted his first 43 seconds after that. Nicklas Backstrom assisted on all three goals, scored 3:55 apart. Brooks Laich scored Washington’s first goal of the game.


The Capitals scored four times on 20 shots against Edmonton goalie Jason LaBarbera. The Oilers have given up at least four goals in each of their six games.


Boyd Gordon and Will Acton, with the first of his NHL career, scored for Edmonton.


Wild 2, Sabres 1


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jason Pominville scored the winning goal in his return to Buffalo as the Wild beat the winless Sabres.


Kyle Brodziak also scored for Minnesota (3-1-2). Josh Harding made 21 saves.


Buffalo (0-6-1) tied a franchise record for longest winless streak to start a season. The Sabres were 0-5-2 in 1999 and 0-4-3 in 1990.


Pominville, a former Sabres captain, played his first game in Buffalo since he was traded to Minnesota last April for center Johan Larsson, Rochester goalie Matt Hackett, a first-round pick that was used on defenseman Nikita Zadorov and a second-round selection.


Brian Flynn lifted Buffalo into a 1-1 tie with 4:56 left in the second period, scoring his first goal of the season off an assist from Zemgus Girgensons.