Habs Prevail In Shootout
Newark, n.j. — David Desharnais scored the tying goal with 37 seconds left in the third period and added a goal in the shootout and the Montreal Canadiens rallied for a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday.
Lars Eller also scored in third period and shootout for Montreal, which also beat the Devils in Montreal on Monday night.
Flyers 6, Red Wings 3
Detroit — Sean Couturier had two goal and two assists and Philadelphia scored four goals in third period to rally over Detroit. Couturier got the winner at 8:28 of the third period by tipping in a shot.
Rangers Goalie Gets Extension
Greenburgh, n.y. — Just two days after surprisingly watching from the bench for a second straight game, No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist agreed to a long-term contract extension with the New York Rangers on Wednesday.
Lundqvist, in the final season of a six-year, $41.25 million deal, agreed to a seven-year contract worth $59.5 million. His salary-cap charge will rise from $6.875 million to $8.5 million and make him the NHL’s highest-paid goalie.
Lundqvist will earn $11 million next season, $10 million in 2015-16, $9.5 million the following season, $9 million in 2017-18, $7.5 million in 2018-19, $7 million in 2019-20, and $5.5 in the final year.
The deal should keep him starring on Broadway for the rest of his career.