NEWARK, N.J. — Evander Kane scored a breakaway goal in the second period, and Andrew Ladd added some insurance in the third to lift the Winnipeg Jets over the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Sunday.
Zach Bogosian scored in the first period, and Grant Clitsome had a power-play goal in the second for the Jets, who have won three of the first four of a five-game trip that concludes Tuesday in New York against the Rangers. Ondrej Pavelec made 26 saves.
Travis Zajac and Steve Bernier had goals for New Jersey, but the Devils (10-5-4) lost their fourth in five games and their second at home this season. Johan Hedberg, a late-minute replacement for Martin Brodeur, stopped 23 shots.
Brodeur left the ice in pregame warmups because of “a little soreness,” the Devils said.
The Jets took a 1-0 lead for the sixth straight game, just 2:30 into the game, when Bogosian scored his first of the season off a smart play from Blake Wheeler.
Wheeler carried the puck into the zone and drew both Devils defensemen to him. He stopped and spotted Bogosian, who fired a shot past Hedberg.
The Devils had a chance to tie it seconds later, but Andrei Loktionov misfired on a backhand after he drew Pavelec out of the crease.
New Jersey did get even with 10:08 left in the first when Patrik Elias made a fine pass on a 2-on-1 rush to Zajac, who slid the puck past the outstretched Pavelec.
The Devils took a 2-1 lead with 2:50 remaining in the first period when Loktionov fired a shot that Pavelec stopped, but Bernier was there to bounce in the rebound for his fifth goal.
The Jets tied it 2-2 with a power-play goal with seven minutes left in the second period. Clitsome skated in untouched to the right of the net and fired a high wrist shot that deflected in off Hedberg’s glove.
Winnipeg went back in front when Kane stole the puck off an errant pass by Adam Larsson. Hedberg came way out of the crease and dived to try to stop Kane, but Kane backhanded his seventh of the season with 2:12 left.
Ladd made it 4-2 after Hedberg left the crease to get the puck behind the net. Hedberg put the puck to the left of the net, but Wheeler pulled it away and sent it to the wide open Ladd, who scored his 10th of the season with 12:14 remaining.
The Devils had a goal wiped off, when Marek Zidlicky fired a shot past a sprawled Pavelec, but play had already been stopped by a whistle.
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DETROIT — Damien Brunner had two goals and two assists, and Joakim Andersson scored twice in the Detroit Red Wings’ 8-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.
Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall had a goal and two assists each, Daniel Cleary added a goal and an assist, and Jordin Tootoo also scored for Detroit, which netted three power-play goals in the second period to take the lead.
Pavel Datsyuk and Jonathan Ericsson added two assists, and Jimmy Howard made 18 saves.
Daniel Sedin had two goals, and Chris Higgins also had a goal for Vancouver. Henrik Sedin had two assists, and Roberto Luongo stopped 20 shots but lost in regulation for the first time this season.
Cleary tied it 3-3 at 2:57 of the second period when he tipped the puck in during a goal-mouth scramble for his fourth goal. Zetterberg’s sixth gave the Red Wings the lead with 4:50 left in the second, and Brunner made it 5-3 when he calmly flipped in a rebound with 42 seconds remaining.
The Red Wings, who entered ranked 26th in the NHL on the power play, held the Canucks to only three shots in the second period.
Brunner added his second goal of the game and 10th of the season in the third before Andersson scored twice.
Daniel Sedin’s first goal of the game gave the Canucks a 1-0 lead 5:45 in. He put in a one-timed shot from in front off a pass from his brother, Henrik, who was behind the net.
Tootoo tied it with 8:52 left in the first when his bad-angle shot from the right-wing boards went in off of defenseman Kevin Ballard.
The Red Wings went ahead just 1:29 later when Kronwall’s slap shot went in off the stick of defenseman Dan Hamhuis for Kronwall’s third of the season and second in two games.
Daniel Sedin’s second goal, with 3:42 left in the first, tied it at 2. He again teamed with Henrik, who made a perfect dump-in that caromed off the boards in the left corner of the Detroit zone to Daniel, who was cutting in off left wing. He picked up the puck and beat Howard for his seventh goal.
Higgins capitalized on Justin Abdelkader’s turnover to give the Canucks a 3-2 lead with 1:34 left in the first.MORE IN Sports WireGOODYEAR, Ariz. Full Story
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