It's been a pretty good few days for Detroit goalie Ty Conklin.
The backup goalie's wife gave birth to the couple's third child on Saturday, then he got his fifth career shutout on Monday night in Detroit's 4-0 win over Edmonton.
``Got a win Friday (3-2 in Florida). Got to see my wife and the baby (son Nash) and now the shutout. Been a good three days,'' Conklin said.
It was his first shutout with the Red Wings.
``It's nice to get that first one here to get rid of the butterflies early,'' Conklin said.
The Red Wings signed him as a free agent in July. He had been with the Pittsburgh Penguins, who Detroit beat in the Stanley Cup finals, and is now 5-1-0 with his new team.
In other NHL games Monday night, it was: the New York Rangers 2, Ottawa 1 in a shootout; the New York Islanders 2, Vancouver 1 in a shootout; San Jose 4, Nashville 1; and Boston 3, Toronto 2.
At Detroit, Jiri Hudler and Niklas Kronwall each had a goal and an assist and Mikael Samuelsson and Johan Franzen also scored for Detroit, which has won five of its last six. Henrik Zetterberg added two assists for the defending Stanley Cup champions.
ught we played well tonight,'' said Red Wings' coach Mike Babcock. ``We didn't give up much. We looked good on special teams.''
Rangers 2, Senators 1, SO
At New York, Nikolai Zherdev scored the only goal in a shootout and the Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist denied all three Ottawa shooters.
The Rangers opted to shoot first and Zherdev beat Alex Auld between the pads. That left it up to Lundqvist to stop Jason Spezza, Jarko Ruutu and Antoine Vermette for his NHL-leading 12th win.
Fredrik Sjostrom scored in regulation for the East-leading Rangers, who stretched their winning streak to three.
Daniel Alfredsson had the lone goal for the Senators, who lost their fifth straight. They've scored only five goals during the skid.
Islanders 2, Canucks 1, SO
At Uniondale, N.Y., Roberto Luongo made 34 saves against the team that let him get away but couldn't stop Frans Nielsen in a shootout as New York won its season-best third straight.
Nielsen scored on the first shot of the tiebreaker, and Joey MacDonald turned aside all three Canucks shooters - ending the game with a poke check against Alex Burrows. MacDonald stopped 31 shots through overtime.
ie Rick DiPietro the face of the franchise.
Pavol Demitra gave Vancouver a 1-0 lead in the opening minute, and it stood up until Doug Weight tied it with a power-play goal in the second period.
Luongo is on an amazing run, one that recently featured a team-record shutout streak of 242 minutes, 36 seconds. During the just-completed homestand, Luongo went 4-1-1 and allowed only six goals - five on power plays.
Sharks 4, Predators 1
At Nashville, Tenn., Devin Setoguchi had a power-play goal and an assist to lead San Jose.
Jody Shelley, Tomas Plihal and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Sharks, who jumped to a 2-0 lead with two goals in a span of 1 1/2 minutes during the first period.
David Legwand scored for the Predators.
Nashville's Jason Arnott got hurt in a collision near the net and was carried off after lying motionless on the ice for several minutes. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Bruins 3, Maple Leafs 2
At Toronto, Michael Ryder, Phil Kessel and Matt Hunwick scored to lift Boston.
Marc Savard and Milan Lucic each added two assists for the Northeast Division-leading Bruins, who handed Toronto a loss in its return from a weeklong road trip.
Jason Blake and Mikhail Grabovski scored for the Maple Leafs, who have only two wins in their last eight games.
The Leafs returned home from a swing through Western Canada about 24 hours before the game and it showed during a sluggish start.

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