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Mrazek, Red Wings blank Devils

NEWARK, N.J. — A highlight-reel goal from Dylan Larkin and a shutout by Petr Mrazek was the winning formula for the Red Wings against the Devils.

Larkin scored on a breakaway and Mrazek had 22 saves Monday night in Detroit's 1-0 victory.

Mrazek, appearing in an eighth straight game, earned his second shutout of the season and seventh of his career.

Cory Schneider stopped 20 for the Devils, who saw their three-game winning streak snapped.

Larkin provided the early theatrics, scoring on a nifty backhander at 9:20 of the first period. Former Lightning star Brad Richards hit Larkin with a long lead pass as Larkin slipped behind the Devils' defense and deked Schneider down to the ice. It was the 14th goal for Larkin, tops among rookies.

"We kind of crossed in our own zone and there wasn't much room for that pass to land," Larkin said. "I just flew. I got my head up quick."

From there it was a one-on-one showdown with Schneider.

"I saw he was out pretty far," the 19-year-old said. "He bit on the move, so I got pretty lucky there. It happened so fast, and it turned out to be a big goal."

Game highlights: Bobby Ryan scored twice, including the game-winner at 2:33 of overtime, to lift the visiting Senators to a 3-2 victory over the Blues. Mike Hoffman also scored and Andrew Hammond made 36 saves for Ottawa, which had lost three straight.

Around the league: Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk will miss 4-6 weeks with an upper-body injury, Newsday reported. … Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers will miss 3-5 weeks with a lower-body injury.

Red Wings 1 0 0 1
at Devils 0 0 0 0

First1, Detroit, Larkin 14 (Richards, Sheahan), 9:20. PenaltiesNone.

SecondNone. PenaltiesTatar, Det (goaltender interference), 9:06.

ThirdNone. PenaltiesTlusty, NJ (boarding), 10:44; Abdelkader, Det (kneeing), 13:03. Shots on GoalDetroit 9-6-6—21. New Jersey 12-5-5—22. Power-play opportunitiesDetroit 0 of 1; New Jersey 0 of 2. GoaliesDetroit, Mrazek 13-8-3 (22 shots-22 saves). New Jersey, Schneider 17-11-5 (21-20). A15,547 (17,625). T2:17. Referees—Chris Lee, Jon McIsaac. LinesmenDerek Amell, Scott Driscoll.

Senators 0 1 1 1 3
at Blues 1 1 0 0 2

First1, St. Louis, Brouwer 7 (Steen, Stastny), 14:16. PenaltiesGunnarsson, StL (hooking), 5:09; Chiasson, Ott (tripping), 6:40; McCormick, Ott, major (fighting), 19:12; Gunnarsson, StL, major (fighting), 19:12.

Second2, St. Louis, Shattenkirk 8 (Steen, Tarasenko), 7:42 (pp). 3, Ottawa, Hoffman 19 (Ryan, Karlsson), 18:46 (pp). PenaltiesPrince, Ott (hooking), 2:30; Stone, Ott (hooking), 6:42; Gunnarsson, StL (holding stick), 18:19.

Third4, Ottawa, Ryan 12 (Turris), 5:01 (pp). PenaltiesBouwmeester, StL (tripping), 4:57.

Overtime5, Ottawa, Ryan 13 (Stone, C.Wideman), 2:33. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalOttawa 13-7-11-1—32. St. Louis 11-14-13-0—38. Power-play opportunitiesOttawa 2 of 3; St. Louis 1 of 3. GoaliesOttawa, Hammond 3-3-2 (38 shots-36 saves). St. Louis, Elliott 5-4-3 (32-29). A19,152 (19,150). T2:39. Referees—Mike Leggo, Justin St. Pierre. LinesmenBrandon Gawryletz, Jonny Murray.

Mrazek, Red Wings blank Devils 01/04/16 [Last modified: Monday, January 4, 2016 11:21pm]
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