Red Wings edges Blackhawks
DETROIT DETROIT’S Todd Bertuzzi scored his second goal of the game in overtime, lifting the Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday and closing the gap between the teams in the NHL Central Division to one point.
Detroit has won 14 straight at home to match a franchise record set in 1965.
Chicago’s Jonathan Toews forced overtime with 51.7 seconds left in regulation, picking up his 23rd goal of the season.
Tomas Holmstrom also scored for the Red Wings, while rookie Andrew Shaw netted for Chicago.
Rangers 3, Maple Leafs 0 In Toronto, New York backup Martin Biron made 20 saves in a shutout as New York downed Toronto.
After a lackluster home loss to Ottawa on Thursday that broke a five-game winning streak, the NHL-leading Rangers got goals from grinders Mike Rupp, Brian Boyle and Derek Stepan.
Toronto, seventh in the Eastern Conference, was shut out for just the second time this season.
The Maple Leafs had won five straight at home.
Blues 3, Wild 2, SO In St. Louis, Kevin Shattenkirk scored the only goal in the shootout.
St. Louis goaltender Jaroslav Halak made three saves in the tiebreaker as the Blues beat Minnesota.
St. Louis improved to an NHL-best 18-3-3 at home.
The Blues had been 0-5 in shootouts this season and had scored on just 1-of-17 attempts.
David Perron and Alex Pietrangelo scored for St.
Louis in a span of 2:35 in the second period to erase the Blues’ 1-0 deficit.
David McIntyre and Jared Spurgeon had goals for the Wild, who fell to 0-7-2 in their past nine road outings.
Predators 4, Flyers 2 In Nashville, Pekka Rinne made 36 saves in Nashville’s victory over Philadelphia.
Nick Spaling, Martin Erat, Sergei Kostitsyn and Mike Fisher scored for the Predators, who won their fourth straight.
Rookie Sean Couturier and Wayne Simmonds had goals for Philadelphia.