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Hossa sparks Wings in OT

Detroit's rally sinks Rangers

Associated Press / October 19, 2008
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Marian Hossa's first goal with the Red Wings, scored 23 seconds into overtime, gave the defending Stanley Cup champions a 5-4 comeback win over the New York Rangers last night in Detroit.

Mikael Samuelsson had a goal and two assists for Detroit, and Johan Franzen, Tomas Holmstrom, and Jiri Hudler also scored for the Red Wings. Valtteri Filppula added two assists, and Chris Osgood made 28 saves for Detroit (3-1-1), which trailed, 4-3, in the third period and won at home for the first time this season.

Aaron Voros scored twice in the third period for New York, and Ryan Callahan and Nigel Dawes added goals for the Rangers (6-1-1). Scott Gomez and Brandon Dubinsky each had two assists and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 40 shots.

Hossa fired in a one-timer from the bottom of the right circle off a pass from Pavel Datsyuk. It was the 300th career goal for Hossa, who eliminated the Rangers in the second round of last season's playoffs when he scored in overtime of Game 5 while with the Penguins.

He left Pittsburgh in July, signing a one-year, $7.45 million contract with Detroit.

Penguins 4, Maple Leafs 1 - Sidney Crosby posted his 100th career goal and his 200th assist in leading host Pittsburgh over Toronto.

Playing on a line with fellow young star Evgeni Malkin for the first time during an entire game this season, the 21-year-old Crosby had a goal and three assists to give him 100 goals and 202 assists in 219 games.

Pascal Dupuis, Miroslav Satan, and Petr Sykora also had goals for Pittsburgh.

Wild 1, Lightning 0 - Antti Miettinen scored the lone goal in a shootout and Niklas Backstrom made 32 saves for his 15th career shutout in undefeated Minnesota's victory over host Tampa Bay.

Backstrom turned aside shootout attempts by Jussi Jokinen, Vinny Lecavalier, and Steven Stamkos, leaving the Lightning winless in five games under coach Barry Melrose.

The Wild, who entered the game second in the NHL in power-play efficiency at 42.9 percent, went 0 for 8 with the man advantage, including a 4-on-3 power play in the final 1:19 of overtime. Minnesota also killed three penalties to remain perfect (15 for 15) in four games.

Canadiens 4, Coyotes 1 - Alex Tanguay scored twice and Saku Koivu had a goal and two assists to lead Montreal over visiting Phoenix.

Carey Price made 28 saves, and Robert Lang also scored for Montreal, which won its fourth in a row since a season-opening shootout loss in Buffalo.

Thrashers 3, Sabres 2 - Ilya Kovalchuk and Slava Kozlov scored shootout goals in Atlanta to hand Buffalo its first loss of the season.

Kovalchuk, Atlanta's second shooter in the tiebreaker, beat goalie Patrick Lalime for the first goal. Buffalo tied it with its second skater, Ales Kotalik, who scored on Kari Lehtonen.

Panthers 2, Islanders 0 - Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves in host Florida's victory over New York.

Nick Boynton and Cory Stillman scored for the Panthers, who won all four meetings between the teams last season. New York's Rick DiPietro was effective in his first start of the season, making 34 saves.

Blues 4, Blackhawks 3 - Blues rookie T.J. Oshie scored the winning shootout goal, and host St. Louis ruined the debut of Chicago coach Joel Quenneville.

With St. Louis trailing, 3-2, late in the third period, Andy McDonald tied it with just 13.9 seconds left.

Avalanche 5, Stars 4 - Milan Hejduk scored two goals and Colorado held on for a victory in Dallas.

Devils 4, Capitals 3 - Zach Parise scored the lone shootout goal and Martin Brodeur made three saves in the tiebreaker, leading visiting New Jersey over Washington.

Predators 6, Blue Jackets 3 - Martin Erat scored two goals to lead host Nashville over Columbus.

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