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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Coffey Flies as Wings Down Jets

DETROIT, Michigan -- Ray Sheppard scored twice and Paul Coffey had three assists to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 6-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.


Coffey, the National Hockey League's all-time leading scorer among defensemen, became the 12th player in league history to reach the 1,300 point plateau Thursday night.


"It's a big honor and a thrill for me, but I don't really think about it because I feel I've got a few good years left to get some more," said Coffey, who notched many of his points during the Edmonton Oilers' Stanley Cup-winning seasons in the 1980s.


The win was the Red Wings' sixth in seven games, while the Jets lost their third straight. Detroit's 27 points in 19 games tied their best-ever start to a season. The game marked former Red Wings' goaltender Tim Cheveldae's return to Detroit.


Sharks 4, Maple Leafs 3. At Toronto, Ulf Dahlen scored with 4:33 left to give the San Jose Sharks a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.


Dahlen's goal, his fifth of the season, broke a 3-3 tie established in the first minute of the third period by Toronto's Randy Wood.


Also scoring for San Jose was Todd Elik, Andrei Nazarov and Jeff Friesen. Mike Gartner and Dave Andreychuk scored Toronto's other goals.


Capitals 4, Islanders 3. At Uniondale, New York, Jim Carey stopped 21 shots in his NHL debut and Keith Jones scored twice as the Washington Capitals won their first road game of the season, beating the New York Islanders 4-3 Thursday night.


Carey, who was called up from the American Hockey League on Wednesday, gave up goals to Ray Ferraro, Zigmund Palffy and Steve Thomas.


Washington's other goal scorers were Peter Bondra and Michal Pivonka.


Sabres 6, Penguins 3. At Buffalo, Wayne Presley scored two goals, and the Buffalo Sabres killed seven minutes of penalties in the third period to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3.


Panthers 2, Flyers 2. At Philadelphia, Eric Lindros' goal early in the third period spoiled a superb, 35-save effort by Florida goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck and lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-2 tie with the Panthers.


Bruins 7, Devils 2. At Boston, Bryan Smolinski scored three times and Mats Naslund got his first NHL goal in five years as the Boston Bruins beat New Jersey 7-2.


Blaine Lacher, the NHL rookie of the month for February, made 30 saves. The Bruins matched their biggest output of the season despite losing leading goal-scorer Cam Neely to an early fighting penalty and getting outshot (32-18) for the first time all year.


The Bruins brought Naslund back from semi-retirement in Sweden, where he had played for three years before switching to coaching. After eight years with the Montreal Canadiens, his last NHL goal came on March 21, 1990.


Lightning 3, Senators 2. At Ottawa, Brian Bradley score his second goal of the game with 1:05 left in overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.


Michel Picard had tied the game 2-2 for Ottawa with a goal at 7:03 of the third period. Bob Halkidis also scored for Tampa Bay. Alexei Yashin scored Ottawa's other goal. (AP, Reuters)