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Alfredsson’s brace leads Detroit over Pittsburgh Penguins

AP, DETROIT

Daniel Alfredsson of the Detroit Red Wings, front second right, scores the winning goal in overtime of their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, on Thursday.

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Daniel Alfredsson scored his second goal of the game with 1 second left in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday.

Alfredsson’s shot went off Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and appeared to be knocked into the net by Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi, who scored into his own net earlier in the game. The goal stood after video review.

Detroit was up 2-0, trailed 3-2 and led 4-3 lead with 7 minutes, 43 seconds left. Craig Adams pulled Pittsburgh back into a tie two minutes later.

Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar and Todd Bertuzzi also scored for Detroit.

Evgeni Malkin had two goals and Lee Stempniak added one for Pittsburgh.

Fleury made 25 saves. Detroit’s Jimmy Howard stopped 39 shots.

FLYERS 4, STARS 2

In Philadelphia, Wayne Simmonds scored two goals as Philadelphia beat Dallas for their fourth straight win.

Mark Streit and Michael Raffl also scored for Philadelphia, who maintained their hold on second place in the Metropolitan Division.

Jamie Benn scored twice for Dallas, who lost their fourth straight. The Stars began the day two points behind Phoenix for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference.

Simmonds scored his second of the game with 7:39 left to put Philadelphia ahead 3-1. Just 30 seconds later, Benn scored his second goal of the contest.

Raffl provided some insurance for Philadelphia by beating Thomas with a backhander on a breakaway with 3:12 to play.

BLUE JACKETS 3, CANADIENS 2

In Montreal, Ryan Johansen scored late in the third period to give Columbus a victory that snapped Montreal’s three-game winning streak.

Derek MacKenzie and Brandon Dubinsky also scored for Columbus. Sergei Bobrovsky, the reigning Vezina Trophy winner, made 25 saves while starting the Blue Jackets’ 16th consecutive game and 23rd in the past 24.

Brendan Gallagher and Thomas Vanek scored for the Canadiens, while Carey Price stopped 37 shots.

Johansen took advantage of rookie defenseman Jarred Tinordi’s giveaway at the Canadiens’ blue line. Johansen intercepted a weak pass and beat Price on a partial breakaway for his team-leading 27th goal of the year at 16:59 of the third period.

DEVILS 4, WILD 3, OT

In Newark, New Jersey, Andy Greene scored from in close 2 minutes into overtime as New Jersey ended a three-game losing streak by beating Minnesota in Zach Parise’s first game against his former teammates.

Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias each had three assists, and combined to set up the game-winner for New Jersey, who blew a two-goal third-period lead.

Michael Ryder, Mark Fayne and Jaromir Jagr also scored for New Jersey, who played with a lot more energy with their playoff hopes fading in the wake of the losing streak.

Parise, Mikael Granlund and Matt Cooke tallied for the Wild, who have points in 17 of 21 games.

LIGHTNING 5, SENATORS 4

In Ottawa, Teddy Purcell scored twice and Ryan Callahan had a power-play goal midway through the third period to lead Tampa Bay over Ottawa.

Valteri Filpulla and Eric Brewer also scored for the Lightning, who have won five in a row. Ben Bishop stopped 27 shots.

Clarke MacArthur, Erik Karlsson, Ales Hemsky and Milan Michalek scored for the Senators.

Robin Lehner had 23 saves, while losing his sixth straight game.

In other play, it was:

‧ Sharks 3, Ducks 2

‧ Kings 2, Capitals 1, SO

‧ Sabres 3, Oilers 1

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