The Washington Post

Detroit hits a milestone with its 3,000th victory



Marc Staal’s first goal of the season was the tiebreaker with just over eight minutes remaining in the third period, and Alex Nedeljkovi­c made 41 saves, leading Detroit to a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night, the visiting Red Wings’ 3,000th victory.

Filip Zadina also scored for Detroit, which won its third straight and raised the franchise’s all-time point total to 7,001.

“I thought we played very good defensivel­y,’’ Red Wings Coach Jeff Blashill said in compliment­ing Nedeljkovi­c. “We gave up shots, but we didn’t give up a whole bunch of chances. When we did, he did a good job.”

David Pastrnak scored for Boston, and Linus Ullmark stopped 16 shots. The Bruins had won five of their previous seven games.

Boston Coach Bruce Cassidy missed the contest after being placed in the NHL’S covid-19 protocol earlier Tuesday.

Brad Marchand, the Bruins’ leading scorer, began a threegame suspension for slew-footing Vancouver’s Oliver Ekman-larsson on Sunday.

Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney confirmed after the morning skate that forward Jake Debrusk, a healthy scratch in the previous game, asked to be traded.

BLUES 4, LIGHTNING 3 (SO): Ryan O’reilly scored the lone goal in the shootout and goalie Jordan Binnington rebounded from a rough start to lift St. Louis over visiting Tampa Bay.

The Blues erased an early threegoal deficit and have won their last five against the Lightning.

Tampa Bay scored two goals in a team-record five seconds and jumped to a 3-0 lead after just 5:29 in a matchup between teams that have combined to win the past three NHL titles.

PREDATORS 6, BLUE JACKETS 0: Filip Forsberg scored four goals and Juuse Saros made 27 saves for his first shutout of the season, leading Nashville past visiting Columbus.

Yakov Trenin and Nick Cousins also scored, and Mikael Granlund assisted on all four of Forsberg’s goals. The Predators have won two of three.

The shutout was the 15th of Saros’s career.

STARS 4, HURRICANES 1: Roope Hintz finished his first career hat trick in the closing minutes, and Dallas beat visiting Carolina for its fifth straight win.

Joe Pavelski had a goal and two assists for the Stars, who were outshot 40-17 and have won six straight home games — the longest current winning streak in the NHL. Braden Holtby, playing his 500th regular season game, made 39 saves in recording his second straight win.

SHARKS 5, DEVILS 2: Timo Meier had two goals, James Reimer made 32 saves, and San Jose defeated New Jersey in Newark.

Noah Gregor, Jacob Middleton and Erik Karlsson also scored for the Sharks, who have started their five-game road trip 2-0.

Earlier Tuesday, the Devils locked up their best player until the end of the decade, signing center Jack Hughes to an eightyear, $64 million extension.

WILD 5, COYOTES 2: In St. Paul, Minn., Jordan Greenway had a goal and two assists, Kirill Kaprizov scored and Kaapo Kahkonen made 29 saves as Minnesota beat Arizona.

Joel Eriksson Ek, Jonas Brodin and Marcus Foligno also scored for Minnesota, which has won four games in a row.

Clayton Keller and Anton Stralman scored for Arizona, which has lost three of four.

Kings’ Lemieux suspended

The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings forward Brendan Lemieux for five games for biting Ottawa’s Brady Tkachuk.

The bite happened late in the third period of the Kings’ 4-2 win last Saturday in Los Angeles. Lemieux was prone on the ice and wrestling with Tkachuk and a linesman when he bit Tkachuk on the right hand.

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