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NHL: Osgood’s saves help Red Wings hit 90-point mark

AP , DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Canadiens’ Saku Koivu, right, jumps to make room for a shot in front of Flyers goalie Antero Niittymaki during their NHL game in Philadelphia on Friday.

PHOTO: AP

Chris Osgood made 30 saves on his return to Detroit’s lineup after a four-game break, leading Stanley Cup champions the Red Wings to a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings in Friday’s NHL action.

Detroit became the third team this season to reach the 90-point mark, after San Jose and Boston. Derek Meech opened the scoring with 7 minutes, 52 seconds left in the second period, charging in from the point to put in a rebound off a goalmouth scramble.

Tomas Kopecky made it 2-0 early in the third period when he beat Kings goalie Jonathan Quick on a one-timer from along the goal line.

Kopecky took a short pass after Quick misplayed the puck behind the net.

Alexander Frolov pulled one back for the Kings almost five minutes into the last period, but they could not draw level.

Quick made 39 saves.

CANADIENS 4, FLYERS 3 OT

In Philadelphia, Mathieu Schneider scored on a power play 3 minutes, 21 seconds into overtime to lift Montreal over Philadelphia.

Schneider — recently acquired from Atlanta — scored his seventh goal of the season on a wrist shot from the right circle.

The Flyers outshot the Canadiens 37-31 in regulation, but wasted all eight power-play attempts. Philadelphia, who have the league’s best record for converting power plays at home, failed to convert on both their five-on-three advantages.

FLAMES 4, WILD 1

In Calgary, Alberta, Northwest Division leaders Calgary notched a fourth straight win by downing Minnesota.

Mike Cammalleri scored his 31st and 32nd goals of the season and Miikka Kiprusoff made 15 saves.

The Flames, 10 points clear atop the Northwest, have earned points in nine games in a row.

PENGUINS 5, BLACKHAWKS 4, OT

In Chicago, league points leader Evgeni Malkin scored on a power play early in overtime as Pittsburgh escaped with victory after allowing Chicago to force the extra period.

Malkin ripped a one-timer from the right circle with just two seconds of penalty time remaining.

CANUCKS 2, LIGHTNING 1

In Vancouver, Steve Bernier scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period as the Canucks kept the Lightning winless in Vancouver.

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