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National Hockey League Game Capsules(Friday, October 31)
Final Score: Toronto 4, Columbus 1
Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Phil Kessel and Daniel Winnik both had a one and two assists, leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. David Clarkson and Nazem Kadri also scored, and Jonathan Bernier made 28 saves for the Maple Leafs, who have won two in a row and three of their last four games. Curtis McElhinney allowed four goals on 27 shots in Columbus' fourth consecutive loss.
Final Score: Detroit 5, Los Angeles 2
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Gustav Nyquist scored twice on power plays and had an assist during a four-goal first period that carried the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings at Joe Louis Arena. Pavel Datsyuk contributed to the early barrage with a goal and a helper and added an empty-netter in the third period after the Kings closed the gap. Jimmy Howard made 28 saves for the Red Wings, who have won two straight and five of their last seven games. Tyler Toffoli and Alec Martinez supplied the goals for Los Angeles, which has lost each of its first three stops on a five-game road trip. Jonathan Quick was beaten four times on 12 first- period shots, but made 22 saves over the last two frames.
Final Score: Anaheim 2, Dallas 1 (OT)
Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Nate Thompson's goal with 2:30 played in overtime lifted Anaheim to a 2-1 decision over Dallas from American Airlines Center. Corey Perry accepted a drop pass from Cam Fowler just inside the Dallas blue line, took one stride before making a hard stop below the left circle and hammering a shot towards the net. The puck deflected off Thompson and sailed by Kari Lehtonen to end the contest. Perry added a second-period marker for the Ducks, while Frederik Andersen made 21 saves. Antoine Roussel produced the lone offense for the Stars, with Lehtonen stopping 22 pucks in defeat.
Final Score: Calgary 4, Nashville 3
Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Johnny Gaudreau scored the deciding goal as the Calgary Flames used three third-period tallies to fuel a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Friday. Sean Monahan and Gaudreau each tallied a goal and an assist, while TJ Brodie and Jiri Hudler also scored for the Flames, who rebounded from a 2-1 shootout loss to Montreal on Tuesday. Jonas Hiller turned aside 28 shots in the win. James Neal led the Predators with two goals, Craig Smith also lit the lamp and Pekka Rinne stopped 26-of-30 shots in defeat.
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