NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -Niklas Hagman scored on a nifty backhand in the fourth round of the shootout to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 6-5 win over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night.
After Hagman gave Toronto a 2-1 shootout lead, Vesa Toskala secured the win with a blocker save on Jamie Langenbrunner. Tomas Kaberle kept Toronto alive, beating Martin Brodeur in the third round after Patrik Elias scored for New Jersey.
In regulation, Matt Stajan scored twice and Alex Steen, Jamal Mayers and Alexei Ponikarovsky added goals for Toronto. Toskala earned his first win against New Jersey in four decisions, stopping 26 shots through overtime.
The Devils got goals from David Clarkson, Dainius Zubrus, Jamie Langenbrunner, Colin White and Zach Parise but lost their third straight.
Stars 4, Wild 2
Morrow scored 13 seconds into the game, and Dallas handed Minnesota its first regulation loss.
Stephan, filling in for slumping Marty Turco, made his first start of the season and second of his career.
The Stars jumped to a 3-1 lead after the first, forcing goalie Niklas Backstrom out of the game in favor of backup Josh Harding.
Marc-Andre Bergeron and Andrew Brunette had power-play goals for the Wild (6-1-1), who had allowed just 14 goals coming into the game.
Steve Ott and Brad Richards each had goals in the first, and Sean Avery had two assists for the Stars. Matt Niskanen added a power-play goal, the first allowed by the Wild after killing the first 24 this season.
Ducks 5, Red Wings 4, OT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Francois Beauchemin batted in a rebound 1:39 into overtime, Teemu Selanne scored three goals for his 21st NHL hat trick and Ryan Getzlaf had five assists to lead Anaheim to a victory over Detroit in a matchup of the past two Stanley Cup champions.
Brian Sutherby gave the Ducks a 4-3 lead with 7:04 left in the third period. The Red Wings pulled even with 1:23 remaining when Henrik Zetterberg scored his second goal of the game.
g into the air. Beauchemin swatted at it, but it went in. The Ducks waited out a video replay before they could celebrate.
The loss was the first in six road games for the reigning champion Red Wings (7-2-1). Pavel Datsyuk also scored two goals for Detroit.

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Meandering Los Angeles tries to find its way Currently one of three winless squads in the NHL, the Kings are hurting in a big way. And we’re not just talking about the injury to their most important...
Thumbnail Chicago still searching for vintage form Joel Quenneville understood he’d have to get contributions from some unlikely sources in 2016-17. Yet Chicago’s coach surely didn’t count on Richard Panik...
Thumbnail Retooled Boston bunch marches into Canada Some wondered whether David Backes would endure a downtick in production after leaving the only team he had ever known over the summer. Clearly, though,...
Thumbnail Undefeated San Jose surges toward Big Apple The Rangers are pelting their opponents with rubber through the first two games of the season. Can Alain Vigneault’s club manage to deposit more of those...
Thumbnail Vancouver shoots for two Ws in a row Bill Peters can’t guarantee if Sebastian Aho will spend the entire season in Raleigh. Yet Carolina’s coach has no problem riding the...
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Team Pages