MONDAY'S GAMES

Red Wings 3, Avalanche 2: Damien Brunner ended his 15-game scoring drought and Jimmy Howard made a late save to help Detroit hold off Colorado. The Avalanche pulled goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who had replaced Semyon Varlamov, and Matt Duchene scored with the extra skater on the ice to make it 3-2 with 1:18 left, but Howard's glove save with 7 seconds left prevented PA Parenteau from sending it to overtime.

Blues 4, Wild 1: Jaden Schwartz and Andy McDonald each had a goal and an assist, Brian Elliott stepped in and made 19 saves, and St. Louis snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Minnesota. During the first intermission, the Blues announced the acquisition of defenseman Jay Bouwmeester from Calgary in exchange for a first-round pick and two prospects -- defenseman Mark Cundari and goaltender Reto Berra.

Islanders 3, Devils 1: Frans Nielsen set up two early goals and Evgeni Nabokov made 24 saves and New York continued its playoff push with a victory over New Jersey. Josh Bailey and Travis Hamonic were the beneficiaries of Nielsen's passes and John Tavares added his 22nd goal of the season as the Islanders won for the fourth time in five games.

Ducks 4, Stars 0: Viktor Fasth made 26 saves for his third shutout of the season, leading Anaheim over Dallas. Bobby Ryan had a goal and an assist, Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey also scored and Ryan Getzlaf added two assists for the Ducks, who completed a four-game trip (2-1-1).


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Blackhawks 3, Predators 2: Defenseman Michal Rozsival scored in the fifth round of a shootout after Jonathan Toews also connected in the tiebreaker, and Chicago pulled out a win over Nashville. Rozsival, who hasn't scored a goal this season, beat Pekka Rinne with a high shot in his first attempt in a shootout this season. Patrick Kane scored his team-leading 19th goal for Chicago.

Notes: Veteran defenseman Robyn Regehr dropped his no-trade clause to allow the Buffalo Sabres to deal him to the Los Angeles Kings, where he'll be reunited with his former coach, Darryl Sutter. The Kings say the deal is contingent on Regehr passing a medical exam. In exchange, the Sabres acquired the Kings' second-round picks in 2014 and 2015.

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