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December 04. 2013 11:47PM
Associated Press



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NEWARK, N.J. — David Desharnais scored the tying goal with 37 seconds left in the third period and added a goal in the shootout and the Montreal Canadiens rallied for a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday.


Lars Eller also scored in third period and shootout for Montreal, which also beat the Devils in Montreal on Monday night.


Rookie Reid Boucher, making his NHL debut, scored for the Devils in the shootout, breaking a string of 20 straight missed chances by the Devils, who are 0-5 in shootouts this season.


Patrik Elias’ unassisted goal at 18:54 had given the Devils a 3-2 edge, but Desharnais redirected a slap shot by Brian Gionta to score at 19:23 for Montreal and force overtime.


The teams combined for five goals in the third period.


Flyers 6, Red Wings 3


DETROIT — Sean Couturier had two goal and two assists and the Philadelphia Flyers scored four goals in third period to rally for a win.


Couturier got the winner at 8:28 of the third period by tipping in a shot.


Scott Hartnell and Matt Read had a goal and two assists and Steve Downie and Claude Giroux had a goal and an assist each for Philadelphia. Steve Mason stopped 32 shots.


Tomas Tatar scored twice and center Johan Franzen also scored for Detroit. Jimmy Howard made 28 saves.


Lundqvist agrees to deal with NYR


GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Just two days after surprisingly watching from the bench for a second straight game, No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist agreed to a long-term extension with the New York Rangers on Wednesday.


Lundqvist, in the final season of a six-year, $41.25 million deal, agreed to a seven-year contract reportedly worth $59.5 million. His salary-cap charge would rise from $6.875 million to $8.5 million and make him the NHL’s highest-paid goalie.


The Rangers didn’t release terms of the contract.


It has been an unusual week for the 31-year-old Lundqvist, who has been the Rangers’ unquestioned top goalie for years. The Swedish native is off to a slow start this season, especially by his standards, going 8-11 with a 2.51 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage in 20 games.


Lundqvist’s new deal will take him through the 2020-21 season and keep him away from free agency until he is nearly 40.


Lundqvist has been a Vezina Trophy finalist as the NHL’s top goalie in five of his eight seasons, winning the award in 2012. He is 284-182-57 in the NHL, all with the Rangers, with a 2.26 GAA, .920 save percentage and 47 shutouts.




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