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Jimmy Howard made 28 saves, and Brendan Smith and David Legwand each scored on a power play for the Red Wings, who were in a 2-for-25 slump with the man advantage until getting goals on both of their opportunities against the Wild.
Mikko Koivu gave the Wild an early lead, on a power play, and Charlie Coyle tied the game on a penalty shot. But the Wild, clinging to a wild card spot in the Western Conference race, fell to 2-3-4 in nine games since the trade deadline.
STARS 3, SENATORS 1
DALLAS • Trevor Daley and Jamie Benn scored third-period goals to help Dallas rally for a victory over Ottawa.
The Stars snapped a four-game losing streak (0-3-1) and sent the Senators to their sixth consecutive defeat (0-5-1), tying Ottawa’s longest skid this season.
Jordie Benn had two assists for the Stars. Cody Eakin had tied the game with a second-period goal. Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves in his second game since returning from a head injury sustained on March 11 in Dallas’ previous victory.
Erik Karlsson netted Ottawa’s goal in the first period.
Jamie Benn reached 30 goals for the first time in his five NHL seasons.
Robin Lehner made 39 saves against Dallas, which had a 42-27 shots advantage.
KINGS 4, PANTHERS 0
LOS ANGELES • Jonathan Quick broke the Kings’ record for goalie wins, making 24 saves in his fifth shutout of an injury-hampered season as Los Angeles beat Florida.
Trevor Lewis, Mike Richards, Alec Martinez and captain Dustin Brown scored for the Kings, who completed their five-game homestand with back-to-back wins after three straight one-goal defeats.
Quick earned his 172nd career victory and surpassed Rogie Vachon. The shutout was the 30th of Quick’s career, two shy of Vachon’s franchise mark.
The Kings recorded their 11th shutout, tying the franchise record set two seasons ago.
Los Angeles scored on three of its first 13 shots against three-time All-Star Roberto Luongo, who finished with 25 saves.
The Panthers, who have lost nine of their last 10 against Los Angeles, played their first game at Staples Center since Dec. 1, 2011.
RANGERS 2, DEVILS 0
NEWARK, N.J. • Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves in posting his Rangers record 50th NHL shutout, and New York improved its playoff chances with a victory over the fading New Jersey Devils.Next Page >
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