Wings spoil Phaneuf's Ottawa debut
DETROIT — Danny DeKeyser and Henrik Zetterberg scored early in the first and third periods to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 and spoil Dion Phaneuf's debut with his new team.
Petr Mrazek stopped 22 shots and his bid for a second consecutive shutout ended with 2:24 left when Zach Smith scored. Darren Helm restored Detroit's two-goal lead with an empty-net goal.
Phaneuf got off to a rough start. He skated backward, swiveled his hips and fell to the ice early on one of his first shifts as the veteran defenseman failed to keep up with Gustav Nyquist. Craig Anderson backed up his new teammate by stopping Nyquist on the sequence.
The Senators made a bold, win-now move to acquire Phaneuf on Tuesday in a nine-player trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
•RANGERS BLANK PENGUINS: Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots for his third shutout of the season and 58th of his career, leading the Rangers past the Penguins 3-0 in Pittsburgh. Lundqvist, who recorded his 27th win of the season, passed Martin Brodeur for most wins by a goaltender in his first 11 NHL seasons. He has won nine of his past 12 starts and allowed two goals or fewer in 13 of his last 18 appearances. New York also ended Sidney Crosby's career-best seven-game goal-scoring streak.
•BLUES ACTIVATE SCHWARTZ: Starving for offense, the Blues activated forward Jaden Schwartz from injured reserve. Schwartz, who has missed 49 games since breaking his left ankle on Oct. 23, is expected to be in the lineup Friday at Florida.
•EHRHOFF AVAILABLE: The Kings placed veteran defenseman Christian Ehrhoff on waivers. Ehrhoff, 33, is on his third team in three seasons after signing a one-year contract with Los Angeles last summer. He has two goals and nine assists while averaging 15 minutes of ice time in 40 games this season.