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Red Wings edge Bruins in second straight victory

AP, BOSTON

Stephen Weiss and Daniel Cleary scored second-period goals, while reserve goalie Jonas Gustavsson made 28 saves in his first action of the season to help the Detroit Red Wings overcome the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Monday.

Henrik Zetterberg had the other goal for Detroit (4-2), who won their second straight game.

Loui Eriksson and Milan Lucic scores Boston’s goals.

The Bruins had a two-man, power play for nearly 2 minutes early in the third period, but could not mount a comeback.

Gustavsson bobbled a few shots in the opening period, but improved as the game went on. He made a pair of stops on Jarome Iginla’s shots from the left point when the Bruins had the two-man edge for 1 minute and 54 seconds early in the third period.

Tuukka Rask made 24 saves for Boston (3-2).

Lucic’s 100th NHL goal cut the Bruins’ deficit to 3-2 with 1:20 to go. Boston went 0 for 5 on the power play.

CAPITALS 4, OILERS 2

In Washington, Joel Ward, Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored goals in less than 4 minutes in the second period as Washington snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over Edmonton.

With the score tied at 1-all, Ward took advantage of a power play to score his first goal of the season at 10:06 into the second.

Ovechkin added his sixth goal a little more than 3 minutes later and Brouwer — during another power play — netted his first 43 seconds after that.

Nicklas Backstrom assisted on all three goals — scored 3 minutes, 55 seconds apart — while Brooks Laich scored Washington’s first goal of the game.

The Capitals scored four times on 20 shots against Edmonton goalie Jason LaBarbera.

The Oilers have given up at least four goals in each of their six games.

Boyd Gordon and Will Acton scored for Edmonton. It was Acton’s first NHL goal.

WILD 2, SABRES 1

In Buffalo, New York, Jason Pominville scored the winning goal in his return to the city as Minnesota beat the winless Sabres.

Kyle Brodziak also scored for Minnesota (3-1-2), while Josh Harding made 22 saves.

Buffalo (0-6-1) tied a franchise record for longest winless streak to start a season. The Sabres were 0-5-2 in 1999 and 0-4-3 in 1990.

The game was the first in Buffalo for Pominville, a former Sabres captain, since he was traded to Minnesota in April last year.

Brian Flynn lifted the Sabres into a 1-1 tie with 4:56 left in the second period, scoring his first goal of the season off an assist from Zemgus Girgensons.

Pominville scored on the power play with 9.7 seconds left in the second period to give Minnesota a 2-1 lead.

Jonas Enroth started in place of No. 1 Sabres goalie Ryan Miller and made 18 saves.

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