Friday, August 29, 2014
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Devils win in OT to end skid

Andy Greene scored from in close 2 minutes into overtime and the Devils snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night in Zach Parise's first game back in New Jersey against his former teammates.

Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias each had three assists and combined to set up the game-winner for New Jersey, which blew a two-goal third-period lead.

Michael Ryder, Mark Fayne, and Jaromir Jagr also scored for New Jersey, which played with a lot more energy with its playoff hopes fading.

Red Wings 5, Penguins 4 - Daniel Alfredsson scored his second goal of the game with 1 second left in overtime to give Detroit a victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins.

Alfredsson's shot went off Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and appeared to be knocked into the net by Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi, who scored into his own net earlier in the game. The goal stood after review.

Detroit was up, 2-0; trailed, 3-2; and led, 4-3, with 7:43 left. Craig Adams pulled Pittsburgh back into a tie two minutes later.

The banged-up Red Wings are desperately trying to close the season well enough to extend their postseason streak to 23 seasons.

Ranger out of hospital

Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger was released from a Toronto hospital after being examined Wednesday night.

The team said Thursday that Ranger was sent home. His head struck the glass on a hit from the Tampa Bay Lightning's Alex Killorn, and he remained on the ice for seven minutes before he was taken off on a stretcher.

- Associated Press

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