Nov 15 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's National Hockey League games.
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Penguins 4, Predators 1
Four different players scored goals for the Pittsburgh Penguins as they coasted to a 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators and ended a three-game losing streak.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 17 saves to earn his 11th win of the season, while Marek Mazanec got the loss making 21 saves in two periods of work before being lifted for Carter Hutton in the third.
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Kings 2, Devils 0
Left wing Dwight King broke a scoreless tie with 6:52 remaining in the third period and goaltender Ben Scrivens made 26 saves to give the Los Angeles Kings a 2-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
King's sixth goal of the season came off a redirect of a point shot by defenseman Jake Muzzin.
Center Anze Kopitar added an empty-net goal with 2.9 seconds remaining in the third period.
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Sabres 3, Maple Leafs 1
Buffalo coach Ted Nolan had a successful return as the Sabres defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1.
Left winger Marcus Foligno, center Steve Ott and defenseman Christian Ehrhoff scored for Buffalo (5-15-1), who won back-to-back games for the first time this season. Goaltender Ryan Miller made 32 saves.
It was Nolan's first game behind the Buffalo bench in almost 17 years.
Center Trevor Smith scored for the Maple Leafs (11-7-1).
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Hurricanes 3, Ducks 2 (shootout)
Recent call-up Chris Terry scored the deciding shootout goal and Justin Peters remained hot in net for Carolina in a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
Carolina rebounded from a five-game losing streak to go 4-0-1, defeating two of the NHL's best teams, Colorado and Anaheim, to close out a season-long five-game homestand.
After starting 0-5 replacing injured starter Cam Ward, Peters has allowed just six goals in his last five games in net, stopping 138 of 144 shots.
The Ducks, with the most points (31) in the league, dropped their third straight.
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Canadiens 3, Blue Jackets 2 (shootout)
Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller scored goals in regulation, and David Desharnais had the only shootout goal for either club, as the Montreal Canadiens overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2.
It was a much-needed win for the Canadiens, who were just 1-3-2 in their last six games.
The Blue Jackets are stuck in a 1-5-3 nosedive that has landed them in last place in the Metropolitan Division.
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Senators 4, Bruins 2
With three unanswered goals in the third period, the Ottawa Senators stormed back to beat the Boston Bruins 4-2.
The Bruins won the previous 11 meetings between the two teams in Ottawa dating back to April 7, 2009.
The Senators, who trailed 2-0 in the first period, won for the fourth time in their last five games. The loss stopped a Bruins victory streak at four games.
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Capitals 4, Red Wings 3 (shootout)
Center Nicklas Backstrom's shootout goal gave the Washington Capitals a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Brooks Laich and Alexander Ovechkin scored and Michael Latta got his first NHL goal for Washington (11-8-1). Goalie Braden Holtby made 34 saves.
Forward Johan Franzen had two goals and an assist and defenseman Danny Dekeyser had a goal and an assist for Detroit (9-5-6), who lost their seventh consecutive home game and 11th consecutive home overtime contest.
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Wild 3, Panthers 2
Charlie Coyle's hot streak continued as his goal late in the third period broke a 2-2 deadlock and lifted the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers.
Zach Parise scored and Jason Pominville had a goal and an assist for the Wild (12-4-4), who have lost just once in regulation at home this season.
Tomas Kopecky and Jonathan Huberdeau scored third-period goals for the Panthers (4-12-4), who battled back from a 2-0 deficit and got 17 saves from goalie Tim Thomas but fell to 1-8-1 on the road.
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Jets 3, Flyers 2 (shootout)
Winnipeg center Bryan Little scored in the fifth round of the shootout to lift the Jets to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Jets won for the fourth straight time and the third by way of the shootout.
After Little scored, goalie Ondrej Pavelec stopped Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen in the shootout to preserve the victory.
The Jets improved to 10-9-2 and the Flyers slipped to 7-10-1.
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Sharks 3, Oilers 1
The Edmonton Oilers, playing on three days rest and looking to end their home woes against the exhausted San Jose Sharks, fell short in a 3-1 loss.
The loss dropped the last place Oilers to 1-7 at home and 4-15-2 overall.
At the other end of the standings, it was more of the same for San Jose, who jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first 24 minutes and went on to win for the third time in four road games, upping their record to 13-2-5. (Editing by John O'Brien)