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Red Wings skate past Penguins

Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist and Jimmy Howard stopped 25 shots to lead the visiting Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the injury-depleted Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist and Jimmy Howard stopped 25 shots to lead the visiting

Detroit Red Wings

to a 4-1 victory over the injury-depleted

Pittsburgh Penguins


Johan Franzen added his team-leading 14th goal for Detroit and Danny Cleary provided some insurance with a pair of late goals as the Red Wings won their third straight.

The Penguins played without captain Sidney Crosby, who missed his third straight game and 23d overall this season following a recurrence of concussion-like symptoms.

Stevens drops first game

Brad Marchand scored twice and Tuukka Rask earned his first shutout of the season, leading the host

Boston Bruins

to a 3-0 victory over the

Los Angeles Kings

in the Kings' first game under interim coach John Stevens.

The former Flyers head coach assumed the Los Angeles helm after Terry Murray, another former Flyers head coach, was fired on Monday.

Rask, the backup for Vezina and Conn Smythe Trophy-winner Tim Thomas, made 41 saves to extend his shutout streak to 95 minutes, 10 seconds.

Elsewhere: Trevor Daley broke up a scoreless game with 4:59 left, Richard Bachman made 34 saves to win his second straight start, and the Dallas Stars beat the host New York Rangers, 1-0. ...Tim Connolly scored his second goal of the game at 44 seconds of overtime to lift the host Toronto Maple Leafs to a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. ...Jared Cowen scored 45 seconds into overtime, giving the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 victory over the host Buffalo Sabres. . . . Colin Wilson scored a power-play goal at 3:31 of the third period to give the host Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames. . . .Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias scored in the shootout and Martin Brodeur stopped both Florida attempts to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 victory over the host Florida Panthers. . . . Petteri Nokelainen scored with 6:15 remaining as the host Montreal Canadiens recovered after giving up a two-goal lead in the third period, beating the New York Islanders, 5-3. . . . James Wisniewski had the last of Columbus' three shootout goals and Steve Mason made several big stops in his first game after a 27-day benching to lead the host Blue Jackets over the Vancouver Canucks, 2-1. . . . Bryan Little scored a power-play goal with 5 minutes remaining in regulation, lifting the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Minnesota Wild. . . . The Colorado Avalanche rallied in the third period to take a 3-2 lead in the game, but with just 22 seconds left the San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau was able to sneak a puck into the corner of the net and regulation ended in a 3-3 tie. After a scoreless OT, Colorado got shootout goals from Milan Hejduk and Gabriel Landeskog for the win in Denver.

Barnaby pleads guilty

With his voice cracking and hands shaking, ex-NHL star Matthew Barnaby apologized for his "bad decisions" after pleading guilty to four violations connected to a drunken-driving arrest that got him fired from ESPN.

The former hockey analyst was sentenced to 100 hours of community service, counseling and $1,950 in fines. - Associated Press