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MacArthur nets 2, Scrivens wins debut

Associated Press / November 4, 2011

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Clarke MacArthur scored twice in his 300th career game, providing all the offense needed to make Ben Scrivens a winner in his NHL debut, and the Maple Leafs beat the Blue Jackets, 4-1, last night in Columbus, Ohio.

Joey Crabb and John-Michael Liles also scored for the fast-starting Maple Leafs. Joffrey Lupul added two assists.

Scrivens, who starred at Cornell, stopped 38 shots, including a few early that allowed Toronto to build a 4-0 lead despite playing its second game in two nights.

Phil Kessel, with 10 goals and 10 assists in the team’s first 12 games, had an assist.

Ryan Johansen, a rookie the Blue Jackets elected to keep on the roster this week despite triggering his 10-game entry-level contract, scored his third.

The Maple Leafs scored four goals on 11 shots against Columbus goalie Steve Mason before he was pulled in the second period. He was met with derisive cheers on several stops.

Flames 4, Red Wings 1 - Jarome Iginla scored twice on similar one-timers, and visiting Calgary beat slumping Detroit.

Detroit has lost six straight (0-5-1) after winning its first five. The Red Wings held Calgary to 22 shots but managed only Danny Cleary’s second-period goal off a strange bounce.

Sharks 4, Penguins 3 - Ryane Clowe scored the lone goal in a shootout and Thomas Greiss stopped all three Pittsburgh attempts as San Jose overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period.

It was San Jose’s eighth straight home win over Pittsburgh. The Penguins earned their first point in San Jose since a 1999 tie but still haven’t won at the Shark Tank since a 5-2 victory Oct. 22, 1997.

Devils 4, Flyers 3 - Patrik Elias and Zach Parise scored in the shootout to lift New Jersey in Philadelphia.

Elias scored the winner on New Jersey’s final attempt. Parise beat Sergei Bobrovsky on the stick side on the first attempt.

Danny Briere scored the only shootout goal for Philadelphia. His goal was reviewed after he appeared to skid to a stop in front of Johan Hedberg, using a sweet fake to pound in the easy score.

Predators 3, Coyotes 0 - Pekka Rinne stopped 35 shots after signing the richest contract in team history, and Patric Hornqvist scored in his fourth straight game to lift Nashville in Glendale, Ariz.

Rinne received a big gift on his 29th birthday, signing a seven-year, $49 million contract earlier in the day. He celebrated by turning away everything the Coyotes threw at him for his third shutout of the season and 23d in the NHL.

Rangers 2, Ducks 1 - Marian Gaborik scored in the last round of a shootout for host New York.

Gaborik gave goalie Jonas Hiller a head fake, then a little shimmy before tucking the puck past him. That left it up to New York’s Henrik Lundqvist, who stopped Bobby Ryan and then pumped his fist as the crowd roared in approval.

Oilers 3, Kings 0 - Nikolai Khabibulin outdueled Jonathan Quick in posting his second shutout of the season, and Lennart Petrell scored his first NHL goal for visiting Edmonton.

Ryan Smyth and Corey Potter also scored for the Oilers (8-2-2), who have won eight of their first 12 games for the first time since 1986. That season, Edmonton won the third of their five Stanley Cup titles in seven years.

Jets 3, Islanders 0 - Ondrej Pavelec stopped all 34 shots he faced, and Evander Kane scored in the first period to provide all the offense Winnipeg needed at Uniondale, N.Y.

Johnny Oduya and Alexander Burmistrov also scored for the Jets, who have won three of four.

Blackhawks 3, Panthers 2 - Patrick Kane scored the only goal in a shootout and Chicago won in Sunrise, Fla.

Corey Crawford stopped all three shootout attempts before Kane’s backhander beat Jacob Markstrom.

Wild 5, Canucks 1 - Matt Cullen had two goals and an assist for host Minnesota, which dominated Vancouver with 45 shots on net.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored and had two assists and Guillaume Latendresse and Marco Scandella also had goals for the Wild, who won their third straight game.

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