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Detroit strikes fast, defeats Washington

Just 64 seconds.

That's all the Detroit Red Wings needed to put an end to Washington's seven-game unbeaten streak.Trailing 2-1 early in the third period, the Red Wings got goals from Aaron Ward at 3:12 and Brendan Shanahan at 4:16, and Detroit went on to a 4-2 victory over the Capitals on Sunday.

"In the third period, we seemed to get into the next gear, kind of like in the playoffs," Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman said. "At least it's good to know we can come back to that level."

Brent Gilchrist added a power-play goal at 7:55 as the Red Wings improved to 22-0-0 when leading by two goals at any point during a game.

"You know you're not going to light up the Red Wings for four or five goals," Capitals coach Ron Wilson said. "We just got sloppy at the wrong time."

For the Red Wings, it was their first road win since Dec. 27, while the Capitals entered the game 5-0-1 in their last six games at the MCI Center.

MIGHTY DUCKS 4, BLACKHAWKS 3: Teemu Selanne capped a two-goal, two-assist night with his NHL-leading 39th score 2:51 into overtime to lift Anaheim to victory at home.

ISLANDERS 2, BRUINS 2: Paul Kruse's slap shot goal with 8:40 left in regulation gave New York the tie, improving the Islanders to 2-0-1 in their last three games.

SABRES 5, PANTHERS 2: Buffalo ran its unbeaten streak to five games (3-0-2) as Brian Holzinger scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Derek Plante added a power-play goal early in the third.

CANADIENS 6, HURRICANES 3: Vladimir Malakhov scored his first NHL hat trick as Montreal coasted and improved to 8-0-2 on the road since Christmas. The Canadiens are 1-4-0 at the Molson Centre over the same span.