Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Stephen Weiss and Danny Cleary scored in a span of 2:20 midway through the second period, as the Detroit Red Wings squeezed past the Boston Bruins, 3-2, in matinee action from TD Garden. Henrik Zetterberg also provided a goal for the Red Wings, who avenged a 4-1 loss in the Hub on Oct. 5 and earned their fourth win in six games this season. Jonas Gustavsson made 28 saves for the win in relief of Jimmy Howard, who was a late scratch with a hand injury. Loui Eriksson and Milan Lucic tallied for the Bruins, who have dropped two of three after beginning the year with two straight home wins. Tuukka Rask stopped 24 shots in defeat.
Final Score: Washington 4, Edmonton 2
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Alexander Ovechkin tallied a goal and an assist to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers at Verizon Center. Nicklas Backstrom assisted on three goals, while Braden Holtby turned away 28- of-30 shots to help the Capitals end a three-game losing streak. Boyd Gordon and Will Acton both lit the lamp in the defeat. Netminder Jason LaBarbera allowed four goals on 20 shots as the Oilers lost their third straight game.
Final Score: Minnesota 2, Buffalo 1
Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Jason Pominville scored in his return to Buffalo as the Minnesota Wild posted a 2-1 victory over the winless Sabres. Back on the familiar ice at First Niagara Center, the former Sabres captain broke a 1-1 tie with a power-play goal late in the second period. Pominville played parts of nine seasons with Buffalo to begin his career before being traded to the Wild last April. Kyle Brodziak supplied the other Minnesota goal, and Josh Harding stopped 22-of-23 shots in the Wild's third consecutive win following an 0-1-2 start to the season. Jhonas Enroth made 18 saves for the Sabres, who fell to an unsightly 0-6-1.