Goalie Howard jolted in Wings' loss

– Patrick Sharp and Valeri Nichushkin scored in the first period, boosting te Dallas Stars to a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard was knocked out of the game midway through the third period when he took an accidental knee to the head from Dallas' Jason Spezza.

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said Howard was not evaluated for a concussion, and wanted to come back into the game.


•OVER EARLY: Two first-period goals by Artemi Panarin boosted host Chicago to a 4-2 victory over Edmonton. Patrick Kane had a goal and three assists.

•DEVILS OVERDUE: Host New Jersey beat Vancouver 4-3 on Kyle Palmieri's power-play goal 3:33 into overtime. The Devils have won eight of 10 since a 0-3-1 start.

•SHAKING A SLUMP: The visiting Bruins ended a three-game losing streak, getting a goal and an assist from Patrice Bergeron in a 2-1 victory over the Islanders.