March 21, 2013

NHL Roundup: Maple Leafs snap a five-game skid

The Associated Press

TORONTO - Nazem Kadri had three assists, and Joffrey Lupul added a goal and an assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.

Dion Phaneuf, Tyler Bozak and Nikolai Kulemin also scored for Toronto.

Kadri's three points tied a career high, and he had a chance at a fourth point but was hauled down in front of the goal by Teddy Purcell midway through the third period.

Rookies Radko Gudas and Cory Conacher scored for Tampa Bay in the third, spoiling James Reimer's shutout attempt.

WILD 4, RED WINGS 2: Devin Setoguchi had two goals, Niklas Backstrom made 36 saves and streaking Minnesota won at Detroit.

Kyle Brodziak and Mikko Koivu also scored for Minnesota, which won its fourth straight. Pierre-Marc Bouchard had two assists.

Gustav Nyquist, a former UMaine player, and Drew Miller scored for Detroit.

Minnesota led 1-0 after the first period despite being outshot, 17-5.

Setoguchi opened the scoring 2:04 into the game when he swept in a shot from the bottom of the right circle for his 10th goal.

Setoguchi's second goal of the game came on a power play with 2:45 left in the second period, putting in a rebound to give Minnesota a 4-1 lead.

NOTES

HURRICANES: Defenseman Justin Faulk will miss 2 to 4 weeks with a sprained knee ligament.

PANTHERS: Rookie Eric Selleck was suspended for two games without pay for instigating a fight late in his NHL debut against Carolina.

Selleck came off the bench to fight Carolina forward Kevin Westgarth with 2:58 left in the Panthers' 4-1 win Tuesday night.

SABRES: Leading scorer Thomas Vanek missed practice because of a hip injury, and it's uncertain if he'll play against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday.

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