Thursday, December 05, 2013
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Highlights of Wednesday's National Hockey League games.

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[December 05, 2013]  (The Sports Xchange)

Canadiens 4, Devils 3 (shootout)  David Desharnais scored the deciding goal in the second round of the shootout to carry the Montreal Canadiens to victory against the New Jersey Devils.

The shootout came after a wild third period that saw five goals, including two in the dying minutes.

Patrik Elias scored with 1:06 remaining to seemingly put the Devils into a winning 3-2 lead, but Desharnais forced overtime when he netted with 35.6 seconds remaining in regulation.

The Canadiens (17-9-3) completed a sweep in the home-and-home series after beating the Devils (11-12-6) by a score of 3-2 in Montreal on Monday.

The Canadiens are 7-0-1 in their past eight contests.


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Flyers 6, Red Wings 3

Sean Couturier scored two goals and added two assists as the Philadelphia Flyers scored four goals in the third period to rally for a come-from-behind win over the Detroit Red Wings.Tomas Tatar scored twice for Detroit (14-8-7) who led 3-1 before the Flyers erupted for five straight goals.

Left winger Scott Hartnell and right winger Matt Read each had a goal and two assists and right winger Steve Downey and center Claude Giroux did likewise for Philadelphia (13-13-2).

Flyers goaltender Steve Mason stopped 32 shots.

(Editing by John O'Brien)

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