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New acquisitions pay in a hurry for Capitals

Capitals 0 1 3 4
Devils 0 0 0 0

NEWARK, N.J. — The Capitals were busy at the trading deadline this week and, for one game, everything worked out great.

Cristobal Huet stopped 18 shots in his first start and fellow newcomer Sergei Fedorov made a sensational no-look pass to help break a scoreless tie in a 4-0 victory over the Devils on Friday night.

"These guys were just as advertised," Washington coach Bruce Boudreau said.

First PeriodNone. PenaltiesWashington bench, served by Ovechkin (too many men), 4:04; Fedorov, Was (roughing), 15:32.

Second Period1, Washington, Green 17 (Semin, Fedorov), 11:27 (pp). PenaltiesGreene, NJ (tripping), 10:36; Steckel, Was (delay of game), 12:08.

Third Period2, Washington, Kozlov 13 (Ovechkin, Backstrom), :43. 3, Washington, Semin 20 (Poti, Backstrom), 8:59 (pp). 4, Washington, Brashear 4 (Bradley, Poti), 17:05. PenaltiesElias, NJ, double minor (high-sticking), 5:47. Shots on GoalWashington 4-12-13—29. New Jersey 6-10-2—18. Power-play opportunitiesWashington 2 of 3; New Jersey 0 of 3. GoaliesWashington, Huet 22-12-6 (18 shots-18 saves). New Jersey, Brodeur 35-20-5 (29-25). A16,580 (17,625). T2:12. RefereesDon Van Massenhoven, Greg Kimmerly. LinesmenDerek Amell, Pierre Champoux.

Canadiens 2 2 2 6
Sabres 0 1 1 2

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Tomas Plekanec had three power-play goals for his first hat trick.

First Period1, Montreal, Plekanec 22 (Kovalev, Hamrlik), 1:24 (pp). 2, Montreal, Streit 11 (Grabovski, Ryder), 10:15. PenaltiesKotalik, Buf (tripping), :20; Lapierre, Mon (interference), 11:57.

Second Period3, Buffalo, Vanek 27 (Pominville, Roy), 3:56 (pp). 4, Montreal, Plekanec 23 (Kovalev, Streit), 5:34 (pp). 5, Montreal, Plekanec 24 (Streit, Kovalev), 16:50 (pp). PenaltiesKoivu, Mon (tripping), 3:48; Gaustad, Buf (boarding), 4:28; Plekanec, Mon (interference), 9:40; Grabovski, Mon (hooking), 13:44; Latendresse, Mon, major (fighting), 16:21; Pratt, Buf, major (fighting), 16:21; Mair, Buf (interference), 16:21.

Third Period6, Montreal, A.Kostitsyn 19 (Kovalev, Plekanec), 2:39. 7, Buffalo, Connolly 7 (Vanek, Roy), 11:03 (pp). 8, Montreal, S.Kostitsyn 8 (Grabovski), 17:32. PenaltiesO'Byrne, Mon (interference), 4:38; Komisarek, Mon (interference), 10:21. Shots on GoalMontreal 12-11-10—33. Buffalo 7-13-13—33. Power-play opportunitiesMontreal 3 of 3; Buffalo 2 of 6. GoaliesMontreal, Price 14-9-3 (33 shots-31 saves). Buffalo, Miller 29-21-7 (33-27). A18,690 (18,690). T2:24. RefereesKerry Fraser, Mick McGeough. LinesmenMark Pare, Tony Sericolo.

Sharks 1 1 1 3
Red Wings 0 1 1 2

DETROIT — Joe Pavelski scored on the first shot of the game for the Sharks.

First Period1, San Jose, Pavelski 14 (Rissmiller), 1:40. PenaltiesCheechoo, SJ (holding), 7:57; Draper, Det (slashing), 15:35.

Second Period2, San Jose, Setoguchi 10 (Marleau, Ehrhoff), :52. 3, Detroit, Zetterberg 36 (Kronwall, Datsyuk), 2:26 (pp). PenaltiesRoenick, SJ (tripping), 1:58; Meech, Det (hooking), 17:01.

Third Period4, San Jose, Setoguchi 11 (Rivet, Marleau), 9:17 (pp). 5, Detroit, Samuelsson 10 (Zetterberg, Kronwall), 12:53 (pp). PenaltiesEricsson, Det (hooking), 7:32; Nabokov, SJ, served by Setoguchi (slashing), 11:08; Ehrhoff, SJ (interference), 12:43. Shots on GoalSan Jose 6-10-6—22. Detroit 7-6-9—22. Power-play opportunitiesSan Jose 1 of 3; Detroit 2 of 4. GoaliesSan Jose, Nabokov 35-20-7 (22 shots-20 saves). Detroit, Hasek 19-8-3 (22-19). A20,066 (20,066). T2:15. RefereesPaul Devorski, Tom Kowal. LinesmenLonnie Cameron, Darren Gibbs.

Wild 1 2 0 3
Panthers 0 1 1 2

SUNRISE — The Wild beat the Panthers for the sixth straight time.

First Period1, Minnesota, Koivu 9 (Gaborik, Demitra), 9:43. PenaltiesMontador, Fla (cross-checking), 3:25; Johansson, Fla (holding), 15:42.

Second Period2, Florida, Montador 7 (Campbell, Murphy), 5:34. 3, Minnesota, Veilleux 7 (Burns), 7:54. 4, Minnesota, Burns 11 (Rolston, Bouchard), 10:32 (pp). PenaltyCampbell, Fla (hooking), 9:22.

Third Period5, Florida, Horton 21 (Booth, Murphy), 6:02 (pp). PenaltiesVeilleux, Min (delay of game), :42; Fedoruk, Min (hooking), 4:11; Belanger, Min (holding), 11:10; Schultz, Min (roughing), 19:53; Horton, Fla, minor-misconduct (roughing), 19:53. Shots on GoalMinnesota 10-9-6—25. Florida 10-8-16—34. Power-play opportunitiesMinnesota 1 of 3; Florida 1 of 3. GoaliesMinnesota, Backstrom 25-12-4 (34 shots-32 saves). Florida, Vokoun 25-26-7 (25-22). A16,927 (19,250). T2:21. RefereesDan O'Halloran, Kevin Pollock. LinesmenScott Driscoll, Jonny Murray.

PENGUINS: Marian Hossa (sprained knee) will miss about a week. The forward was hurt Thursday against Boston, 13 shifts into his debut after arriving from Atlanta in a trade.

New acquisitions pay in a hurry for Capitals 02/29/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:21am]
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