NHL Roundup

2013-12-05T00:00:00Z NHL RoundupThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 05, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CALGARY, Alberta — Mark Giordano and T.J. Brodie each had a goal and an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday.

Giordano’s goal extended the Flames’ lead to 3-1 at 11:46 of the second period.

On the power play, Giordano’s shot from the blue line changed direction off the stick of Antoine Vermette and eluded goaltender Thomas Greiss.

Calgary has been without Giordano, its captain, since he broke his ankle Oct. 21 in a win in Los Angeles. At the time, the Flames were 4-2-2. While he was absent, the club struggled going just 5-11-2.

Mikael Backlund and Lee Stempniak also scored for Calgary. The Flames have won consecutive games for the first time since Oct. 9 and 11 and won on home ice for just the second time in their past nine games (2-5-2).

Keith Yandle scored for Phoenix, which won 6-2 in Edmonton on Tuesday night.



Flyers 6, Red Wings 3: In Detroit, Sean Couturier had two goal and two assists and the Philadelphia Flyers scored four goals in the third period to rally for a win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Couturier got the winner at 8:28 of the third period by tipping in a shot.

Scott Hartnell and Matt Read had a goal and two assists and Steve Downie and Claude Giroux had a goal and an assist each for Philadelphia. Steve Mason stopped 32 shots.

Philadelphia finished 3 for 3 on the power play.

Canadiens 4, Devils 3, SO: In Newark, N.J., David Desharnais scored the tying goal with 37 seconds left in the third period and added a goal in the shootout and Montreal rallied for a victory over New Jersey.

Lars Eller also scored in third period and shootout for Montreal, which also beat the Devils in Montreal on Monday night.

Rookie Reid Boucher, making his NHL debut, scored for the Devils in the shootout, breaking a string of 20 straight missed chances by the Devils, who are 0-5 in shootouts this season.

Patrik Elias’ unassisted goal at 18:54 had given the Devils a 3-2 edge, but Desharnais redirected a slap shot by Brian Gionta to score at 19:23 for Montreal and force overtime.

The teams combined for five goals in the third period.

The Devils led 2-1 before Eller scored on a backhand to tie the score at 2-2 at 16:10.

Andrei Loktionov and Michael Ryder each scored in the third period to give the Devils a 2-1 lead. Boucher assisted on Ryder’s goal.

Gionta scored in the first period to give Montreal a 1-0 lead and goalie Peter Budaj made it hold until Loktionov scored 4:19 into the third period to tie it at 1-1.

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