Red Wings beat Maple Leafs 4-2 in Babcock’s return
Henrik Zetterberg broke a tie at 3:57 of the third period and the Detroit Red Wings went on to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in an exhibition game Friday night, spoiling Mike Babcock’s return to Detroit.
Babcock left the Red Wings after last season to coach the Maple Leafs. He spent 10 seasons in Detroit, leading the Red Wings to the 2008 Stanley Cup title.
Justin Abdelkader, Drew Miller and Brad Richards also scored for Detroit, and Jimmy Howard made 31 saves.
James van Riemsdyk and Mark Arcobello scored for Toronto, and James Reimer stopped 26 shots.
COYOTES FAIL TO SCORE – AGAIN
At Glendale, Arizona, Martin Jones made 18 saves and the San Jose Sharks beat Arizona 3-0, handing the Coyotes their third straight shutout loss.
Arizona lost all six of its preseason games and was outscored 20-4.
Joe Pavelski scored twice, and Tomas Hertl added a goal.
Mike Smith made 27 saves for Arizona.
BJORKSTRAND LEADS BLUE JACKETS
At Buffalo, New York, Oliver Bjorkstrand had two goals and an assist in the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 6-4 victory over the Sabres.
William Karlsson added a goal and two assists, and Lukas Sedlak, Dean Kukan and Markus Hannikainen also scored, and Curtis McElhinney made 24 saves. The Blue Jackets led 5-0 after the second period.
Jamie McGinn scored twice for Buffalo, Zemgus Girgensons and Evander Kane added goals, and Robin Lehner made 20 saves.
JOSEFSON LIFTS DEVILS PAST FLYERS
At Newark, New Jersey, Jacob Josefson scored the tying goal with 3:31 left in regulation and added the only goal in a shootout in the Devils’ 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Jiri Tlusty also scored for New Jersey, and Cory Schneider made 21 saves.
Ryan White and Jakub Voracek scored for Philadelphia. Steve Mason stopped 29 shots.
CAPS DOWN BRUINS IN SHOOTOUT
At Washington, T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in a shootout to give the Capitals a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins.
Alex Ovechkin tied it for Washington with 2:34 left in regulation.
Philip Grubauer made six saves for the Capitals in the first period, and Braden Holtby stopped 23 shots the rest of the way.
Loui Eriksson scored for Boston. Tukka Rask made 15 saves in the first two periods, and Jeremy Smith stopped 13 shots in the third and overtime.
WARD, HURRICANES STOP PENGUINS
At Raleigh, North Carolina, Cam Ward made 34 saves to help the Hurricanes beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1.
Jordan Staal and Chris Terry scored for Carolina.
Pascal Dupuis scored for Pittsburgh, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves.