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NHL roundup: Zetterberg returns to lift Red Wings over Panthers 4-3

Published December 29, 2013 2:59 pm

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Sunrise, Fla. • Henrik Zetterberg scored a goal in his first game back from injury to lift the Detroit Red Wings over the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Saturday night.

Gustav Nyquist, Brendan Smith and Daniel Alfredsson also scored for Detroit. Jonas Gustavsson stopped 30 shots. Pavel Datsyuk had two assists.

Zetterberg returned after missing 11 games with a herniated disk in his back. Zetterberg leads the Red Wings with 31 points (12 goals, 19 assists).

Sean Bergenheim scored two goals, and Nick Bjugstad also scored for Florida.

Devils 2, Islanders 1

Uniondale, N.Y. • Cory Schneider stopped 30 shots, and Travis Zajac scored the go-ahead goal with 6:57 left when the puck deflected off him and in as New Jersey beat the New York Islanders.

Zajac was credited with his seventh goal when a shot by Marek Zidlicky struck him when he stood in front of the net. Schneider earned his first win since Nov. 30 when he shut out Buffalo.