Wed, Dec 03, 2008 - Page 19 News List

NHL: Hossa goal puts Wings over Ducks


The Nashville Predators’ J.P. Dumont, left, scores past Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller during the third period of their game in Buffalo, New York.


Marian Hossa scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period as the Detroit Red Wings held on to beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Monday.

Johan Franzen also scored for Detroit and Chris Osgood made 15 saves.

Chris Kunitz scored Anaheim’s goal and Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 37 shots before being removed after two periods. Jonas Hiller made eight saves in the third period.


At Buffalo, New York, Pekka Rinne made 30 saves for his first career shutout and Jason Arnott snapped a tie in the third period as Nashville beat Buffalo.

J.P. Dumont also scored and had an assist for the Predators (12-10-2), who won for the third time in five games.

Ryan Miller made 25 saves for the Sabres (11-10-3), who lost their second straight. Miller also had his personal three-game winning streak stopped.

The Sabres played without captain Craig Rivet, who was scratched just hours before gametime because of an upper body injury. But Buffalo did get forward Ales Kotalik back after he missed seven games because of a hamstring injury.


At Columbus, Ohio, Kristian Huselius scored off a pass from Rick Nash with 4:44 left as Columbus beat Vancouver to get its first win this season.

Columbus came in 0-6-3 when the opponent scored first, becoming the last team in the NHL to win after falling behind 1-0.

Rookie Steve Mason improved to 6-2-1 in his first professional season, stopping 29 shots.

Fredrik Modin and Andrew Murray added goals for Columbus. Nash had two assists and Huselius had a helper to go with his winner.

Kevin Bieksa gave Vancouver a 2-1 lead early in the final period.

Alexander Edler had two assists for the first time in his 120-game NHL career.


At St. Paul, Minnesota, Paul Stastny had two goals and an assist as the low-scoring Avalanche broke out for a win over Minnesota.

Marek Svatos, David Jones, T.J. Hensick and Milan Hejduk also scored for Colorado, which entered the game as the second lowest scoring team in the Western Conference

The six goals were a season high for the Avalanche.


At Los Angeles, Matt Stajan and Mikhail Grabovski scored on power-play goals less than one-and-a-half minutes apart early in the third period and Vesa Toskala made 32 saves, leading Toronto over Los Angeles.

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