Bea­gle scores in third, Cap­i­tals beat Red Wings

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Jay Bea­gle scored with 5:11 left in the third pe­riod to give the in­jury-rav­aged Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals a 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Fri­day night. Dmitry Orlov’s shot was stopped by Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard, but Bea­gle tapped in the re­bound for his fourth of the sea­son. Braden Holtby had 25 saves for his first shutout this sea­son and 24th of his ca­reer. Wash­ing­ton was com­ing off a seven-goal out­burst against Pittsburgh on Wed­nes­day af­ter scor­ing just five goals in its pre­vi­ous four games. Howard fin­ished with 27 saves for the Red Wings, who have lost three straight for the first time this sea­son.


Kris Le­tang scored 1:24 into over­time, lift­ing Pittsburgh past the last-place Is­lan­ders to re­bound from a blowout loss. Sid­ney Crosby set up the win­ner by fak­ing a shot and then pass­ing to Le­tang, who fired in his sec­ond of the sea­son. Pittsburgh was beaten 7-1 by the Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals on Wed­nes­day night, its biggest de­feat dur­ing coach Mike Sul­li­van’s nearly year-long ten­ure. Matt Mur­ray had 20 saves, and the Pen­guins also got goals from Crosby and Trevor Da­ley. Brock Nel­son and rookie An­thony Beauvil­lier scored for the Is­lan­ders, who dropped their fourth straight and are mired in a 1-3-4 stretch. Jaroslav Halak stopped 32 shots in his sev­enth straight start.


Matt Calvert re­turned from tak­ing a slap shot to his fore­head that re­quired about 30 stitches and scored a short-handed, tiebreak­ing goal in the third pe­riod to lift Colum­bus to its fran­chise-record sev­enth straight home win. Wil­liam Karls­son had a goal and an as­sist, and Sam Gag­ner and Boone Jen­ner also scored for Colum­bus, which led 2-0 in the sec­ond pe­riod be­fore the Rangers tied it in the third. The Blue Jack­ets have won three in a row over­all and seven of nine. Sergei Bo­brovksy had 25 saves. Michael Grab­ner and Mika Zibane­jad scored for New York, which lost for the third time in 14 games. Hen­rik Lundqvist made 20 saves for the Rangers. About three min­utes af­ter Zibane­jad evened the score at 8:32 of the third, the Rangers were look­ing to take the lead on the power play, but a ban­daged Calvert snuck a shot un­der Lundqvist’s right arm on a 2-on-1 with Karls­son.


Vic­tor Rask had a goal and an as­sist in Carolina’s three-goal third pe­riod as the Hurricanes ral­lied past Mon­treal. Jeff Skin­ner and Teuvo Ter­a­vainen also scored for the Hurricanes dur­ing their out­burst over a 5minute, 50-sec­ond span of third pe­riod. Ron Hain­sey had two as­sists and Cam Ward stopped 31 shots. Jeff Petry and An­drew Shaw scored for league-lead­ing Mon­treal. Mon­toya fin­ished with 15 saves. Mon­toya was play­ing in the build­ing, now known as PNC Arena, which was the site of the 2004 draft in which he was the first-round pick by the New York Rangers.


Mar­ian Hossa’s con­tro­ver­sial goal with 2:23 left in the third pe­riod lifted Chicago past Cal­gary. Artemi Pa­narin’s hard shot was de­flected by Chad John­son’s glove high in the air and as the puck came down be­hind him, Hossa knocked it in. While re­plays showed it might have been a high stick by Hossa, Flames coach Glen Gu­lutzan had used his time out ear­lier in the pe­riod and was un­able to chal­lenge the call. Ryan Hart­man and Brent Seabrook also scored for Chicago which has points in 12 of its last 13 (10-1-2) games. Corey Craw­ford stopped 28 shots. Sam Ben­nett and Sean Mon­a­han scored for Cal­gary, and John­son had 21 saves. — AP


WASH­ING­TON: An­thony Man­tha #39 of the Detroit Red Wings moves the puck in front of John Carl­son #74 of the Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals in the third pe­riod at Ver­i­zon Cen­ter on Fri­day in Wash­ing­ton, DC.

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