Calgary tops Wings, climbs in Pacific standings
DETROIT – Jiri Hudler scored twice against his former team, and the Calgary Flames beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Friday night.
Sean Monahan, Matt Stajan and Mason Raymond also scored for the Flames, who rallied after Detroit's Justin Abdelkader scored the game's first two goals.
Detroit's three-game winning streak ended, while Calgary moved into a tie for second with Vancouver in the Pacific Division.
•TEEN IN BAD SPIRITS: An MRI on Friday revealed the Colorado forward Nathan MacKinnon has a fractured foot that will sideline him for eight weeks. The team said MacKinnon, 19, was struck on the foot by a shot in a Feb. 22 game, and again on Wednesday against Pittsburgh. He also suffered a broken nose Saturday against the Wild.
•BOOST FOR BLUE JACKETS: Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist in returning to the lineup from a concussion, and the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the host New Jersey Devils. Recently acquired Justin Falk got his first points of the season with a goal and an assist. Sergei Bobrovsky made 21 saves for Columbus.
•OTTAWA CUTS IT CLOSE: Mika Zibanejad and Mark Stone scored early in the third period, and the host Ottawa Senators rallied to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2. Zibanejad scored 1:34 into the third period to tie the game 2-2 after he took a pass from Bobby Ryan. Stone put the Senators ahead for the first time less than two minutes late. Ottawa won for the seventh time in its past eight games, all started by rookie Andrew Hammond, who improved to 7-0-1 to start his NHL career.
•JETS LOSE BYFUGLIEN: The Winnipeg Jets will be without defenseman Dustin Byfuglien for two to four weeks because of an upper-body injury.