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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, October 08, 2017 1:00 am

NHL

Red Wings win in OT shootout

Associated Press

OTTAWA, Ontario – Frans Nielsen scored the only goal in the shootout and the Detroit Red Wings edged the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Saturday night.

Martin Frk had the lone goal in regulation for the Red Wings, who got 37 saves from Jimmy Howard.

Dion Phaneuf scored for Ottawa, which dropped its second straight game in a shootout. Craig Anderson made 29 saves.

The Senators had a power-play opportunity in overtime but were unable to take advantage. They finished 0 for 7 with the man advantage.

Frk broke a scoreless tie for Detroit at 17:26 of the third period, beating Anderson low glove side.

Phaneuf's shot from just inside the blue line slipped past Howard to tie it just 43 seconds later. 

CAPITALS 6, CANADIENS 1: In Washington, Alex Ovechkin scored four goals to become the first player in 100 years with back-to-back hat tricks to open a season.

Ovechkin had three goals in the third period in Thursday's victory at Ottawa, and then matched the feat while helping chase Montreal goalie Carey Price in the first period Saturday. He added his fourth goal at 16:46 of the second against Al Montoya.

PENGUINS 4, PREDATORS 0: In Pittsburgh, Evgeni Malkin scored, and Matt Murray stopped 26 shots as Pittsburgh won a Stanley Cup Final rematch.

Olli Maatta, Ryan Reaves and Jake Guentzel also scored in Pittsburgh's first win in its third game of the season. The two-time defending champion Penguins were coming off an ugly 10-1 loss at Chicago at Thursday night.