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Datsyuk back, scores in win

at Red Wings 0 1 2 3
Rangers 0 0 2 2
DETROIT — Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist after missing 19 games with a broken right wrist, helping the Red Wings beat the Rangers 3-2 on Monday night.

Brandon Dubinsky scored with 4:05 left to pull the Rangers within one. They failed to tie it despite having a two-man advantage for 44 seconds late in the third and being on the power play to end the game. Those situations were created when former Red Wing Sean Avery drew two high-sticking penalties, getting hit in the face both times.

Datsyuk's second-period goal allowed Detroit to avoid getting shut out in three straight games for the first time.

Martin Biron, making a second straight start in place of Henrik Lundqvist, stopped 32 shots for the Rangers.

The Rangers haven't won in regulation since beating Toronto on Jan. 19 and are mired in their worst slump of the year, going winless in five games.

Detroit's Valtteri Filppula was knocked out of the game with a lower-body injury. New York's Chris Drury (left knee) missed his second straight game.

game highlights: Nikolai Kulemin and Tim Brent each scored third-period goals and the host Maple Leafs beat the Thrashers 5-4, overcoming six minor penalties that led to a 2-0 deficit in the first period. The teams have combined for 30 goals in three meetings. … Rookie Devan Dubnyk made 37 saves for his first career NHL shutout, fighting off a 13-1 Predators shots-on-goal advantage in the first 10 minutes, and the host Oilers won 4-0. Nashville failed on five power plays against the league's 30th ranked penalty kill.

forsberg update: A day after officially rejoining the NHL after a three-year hiatus, Peter Forsberg practiced with the Avalanche. It's still not clear when the former league MVP can play — he has some immigration issues to clear up — but he knows the butterflies will be flying with the puck once it gets here.

"I'm nervous how it's going to go," said Forsberg, 37. "I'm not really sure if I'm going to be good or bad. I'm going to be very nervous for the first game, so I wish it could come right away."

He said he's feeling healthy.

"I really don't know what's going to happen," he said. "I know they're working on it and hopefully will get it done as soon as possible. I don't know the specifics."

The Avalanche hopes Forsberg can play on a trip that continues in Minnesota on Wednesday.

"There are some logistics that need to be taken care of and after he's taken care of that, it'll be Peter and my decision when we want to get him back in there," coach Joe Sacco said. "I think once we clear it up, he'll be available, he'll play."

around the league: Bruins center Marc Savard is out for the season after he was placed on long-term injured reserve with his second concussion in less than a year. "It's tough to understand why this happened,'' said Savard, 33, who is not sure whether his career is over. "It will take time and patience, those two things I don't feel like I have much of." … Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said the team had not expected Sidney Crosby, out since a loss to the Lightning on Jan. 5, to miss this much time (13 games) with a mild concussion. A return date is unclear. "We certainly want to make sure we go through the necessary steps, and he gets returned to health and he's symptom-free,'' Bylsma said.

at Red Wings 0 1 2 3
Rangers 0 0 2 2

First PeriodNone. PenaltiesSauer, NYR (tripping), 3:27; Kronwall, Det (holding), 19:16.

Second Period1, Detroit, Datsyuk 13 (Hudler, Cleary), 2:52. PenaltiesPrust, NYR (holding stick), 6:49.

Third Period2, N.Y. Rangers, Stepan 15 (Gilroy, Wolski), 3:09. 3, Detroit, Hudler 5 (Ericsson, Datsyuk), 5:04. 4, Detroit, Miller 4 (Abdelkader), 14:37. 5, N.Y. Rangers, Dubinsky 18 (Avery, Gaborik), 15:55. PenaltiesKindl, Det (delay of game), 6:30; Ericsson, Det (high-sticking), 16:20; Abdelkader, Det, double minor (high-sticking), 17:36. Shots on GoalN.Y. Rangers 13-16-18—47. Detroit 9-21-5—35. Power-play opportunitiesN.Y. Rangers 0 of 5; Detroit 0 of 2. GoaliesN.Y. Rangers, Biron 8-6-0 (35 shots-32 saves). Detroit, Howard 26-9-3 (47-45). A20,066 (20,066). T2:21.

at Leafs 0 3 2 5
Thrashers 2 1 1 4

First Period1, Atlanta, Kane 14 (Little, Bogosian), 2:39 (pp). 2, Atlanta, Byfuglien 17 (Bogosian, Peverley), 16:14 (pp). PenaltiesKessel, Tor (hooking), 1:04; Komisarek, Tor (interference), 9:34; Ladd, Atl (cross-checking), 10:29; Versteeg, Tor (slashing), 12:57; Phaneuf, Tor (cross-checking), 14:18; Bozak, Tor (hooking), 15:54; Komisarek, Tor (tripping), 18:58.

Second Period3, Toronto, Phaneuf 2 (Grabovski, Kulemin), 1:21. 4, Toronto, Grabovski 22 (MacArthur, Kaberle), 4:06 (pp). 5, Atlanta, Antropov 10 (Stewart), 4:45. 6, Toronto, MacArthur 17 (Kaberle, Versteeg), 15:37. PenaltiesStapleton, Atl (hooking), 2:03; Thorburn, Atl (delay of game), 2:07; Grabovski, Tor (tripping), 10:20.

Third Period7, Toronto, Kulemin 19, 4:17. 8, Toronto, Brent 7 (Crabb, Armstrong), 9:28. 9, Atlanta, Ladd 17 (Peverley, Little), 11:01. PenaltiesPeverley, Atl (hooking), 19:22; Byfuglien, Atl (cross-checking), 20:00. Shots on GoalAtlanta 18-7-9—34. Toronto 11-10-11—32. Power-play opportunitiesAtlanta 2 of 7; Toronto 1 of 4. GoaliesAtlanta, Pavelec 17-15-8 (32 shots-27 saves). Toronto, Giguere 11-9-3 (34-30). A19,104 (18,819). T2:20.

Oilers 1 1 2 4
at Predators 0 0 0 0

First Period1, Edmonton, Cogliano 8 (Eberle, Hall), 14:27. PenaltiesNone.

Second Period2, Edmonton, Jones 12 (Fraser, Reddox), 14:23. PenaltiesFoster, Edm (hooking), 1:59; Goc, Nas (tripping), 7:41; Jones, Edm (hooking), 11:03; Petry, Edm (delay of game), 16:38; Rinne, Nas, served by Sullivan (holding), 17:54.

Third Period3, Edmonton, Eberle 10 (Vandermeer, Cogliano), 4:35. 4, Edmonton, Penner 18 (Hemsky), 6:58. PenaltiesPenner, Edm (slashing), 10:47; Vandermeer, Edm (holding), 16:26. Shots on GoalEdmonton 6-11-5—22. Nashville 16-6-15—37. Power-play opportunitiesEdmonton 0 of 2; Nashville 0 of 5. GoaliesEdmonton, Dubnyk 6-5-6 (37 shots-37 saves). Nashville, Rinne 18-14-5 (20-16), Lindback (6:58 third, 2-2). A14,388 (17,113). T2:17.

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