Red Wings closing in on Predators after win

From the Associated Press

Kyle Calder scored and had two assists, and the Detroit Red Wings moved within a point of NHL-leading Nashville by holding off the Predators, 5-2, on Tuesday night at Nashville.

The teams meet again tonight in Detroit, where the Red Wings can move ahead of the Predators in the Central Division, the Western Conference and take over the overall lead in the chase for the President’s Trophy.

Dallas 3, Philadelphia 2 -- Mike Modano became the second U.S.-born player to score 500 goals, and the 39th in NHL history, leading the Stars at Dallas. Joe Mullen was the first U.S.-born player to score 500 goals.

San Jose 7, Chicago 1 -- Bill Guerin scored his first three goals for the Sharks and Evgeni Nabokov fell 3 1/2 minutes short of posting his fourth shutout in five games in the Sharks’ victory at San Jose.


Minnesota 3, Vancouver 2 -- Defenseman Brent Burns scored in overtime for the second consecutive game, notching a goal with 35.8 seconds left to lead the Wild to victory at Vancouver, Canada.

Pittsburgh 5, Buffalo 4 -- Sidney Crosby scored the deciding goal in the shootout as the Penguins celebrated the announcement that they’re staying in Pittsburgh for the next 30 years with a victory over Buffalo at Pittsburgh.

Montreal 5, New York Islanders 3 -- The Islanders not only lost at Montreal, but goaltender Rick DiPietro suffered a head injury late in the opening period and was taken to a hospital. He was later released, and the team said it would have no further information until the medical staff reviewed test results.

Ottawa 3, New York Rangers 2 -- Andrej Meszaros’ bank shot off the stick of defenseman Marek Malik ended a third-period tie and lifted the Senators to a victory at New York.

Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 2 -- Nik Antropov scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Maple Leafs won at Toronto.

Carolina 3, Florida 1 -- Cory Stillman, Rod Brind’Amour and Scott Walker scored to lead the Hurricanes to victory at Raleigh, N.C.