Zetterberg nets 2 to lift Wings over Flyers
APDETROIT -- Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and an assist to lead the Red Wings to a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.
October 14, 2013, 12:13 am TWN
Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall each added a goal and two assists for the hosts.
Among other games, Colorado extended its winning start to the season to five games by beating Washington, San Jose's Tomas Hertl netted his seventh goal of the season but left the game with an injury as the Sharks edged Ottawa, and Pittsburgh came up with a winner 19 seconds from the end to edge a nine-goal clinker against Tampa Bay.
Detroit also got a goal from Todd Bertuzzi, and had three power-play goals after failing on its first 10 opportunities this season. Daniel Alfredsson had three assists, and Jimmy Howard made 32 saves.
Erik Gustafsson and Tye McGinn scored for Philadelphia, who dropped to 1-2 under interim coach Craig Berube, who replaced the fired Peter Laviolette on Monday.
Colorado's Alex Tanguay scored twice as the Avalanche beat Washington 5-1.
Semyon Varlamov made 40 saves against his old side as Colorado made it 5-0 for the first time since 1994-95 when the team was based in Quebec.
Rookie Nathan MacKinnon added his first NHL goal and an assist, and Matt Duchene and Jamie McGinn also scored for Colorado.
Washington has lost three straight.
San Jose rookie Tomas Hertl improved his league-leading goal tally as the Sharks downed Ottawa 3-2.
Hertl later had to be helped to the dressing room after taking a hard hit from Clarke MacArthur late in the second period and did not return. The Sharks announced he was under observation.
Brent Burns got the tiebreaker in the third period and Patrick Marleau also secored for the Sharks, who were finally involved in a tight game after outscoring the opposition by 16 goals in the first four games.
Zach Smith and Bobby Ryan scored for the Senators, who have lost three straight.
Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby had three goals and an assist while Matt Niskanen scored the tiebreaking goal with 18.6 seconds left, lifting the Penguins past Tampa Bay 5-4.
Niskanen scored the winning goal from the top of the left circle, with an assist from Crosby.
Crosby had tied it 3-3 just 25 seconds into the third, and then put Pittsburgh in front when he scored from the right circle with 9:34 remaining.